Posted 09 December 2005 - 10:38 PM
I saw one on the sidelines of a game today.
I spoke to the OB director after and he said the operator is marketing it as a cheaper alternative to SteadiCam so they were trying it out.
I have doubts. It may be good for standing still for a long time... maybe, but talk about make you seasick when it moves. I can?t see how anyone could honestly call it an alternative to SteadiCam but has any of you used one and what was it like?
Posted 10 December 2005 - 05:56 AM
It is NOT a cheap alternative for Steadicam, it helps to get the weight of your shoulders and transfer to your lower back and hips.
You can have a longer shooting time when wearing this rig and do a lot of handheld work, but the moment you walk it is similar, maybe a little bit less jerky as in handheld, only your arms will get less tired after a while.
We use it mainly for lifting the Arricam in handheld mode,
Now if you have a smooth floor and you are on rollerskates......
Anyway, you can not make nice pans without a bit of shake and walk in Don Juan, you can make a kind of jib-movement if the strength of the rig is enough, because it makes your camera "weightless".
Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:08 PM
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