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how to balance shakingness Laing M-50 chinese staedicam

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#1 Chirag


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Posted 16 September 2016 - 10:23 AM

Hey guys, sorry to bother anyone. I've just started started as a steadicam operator, I'm currently using Laing M-50 steadicam. I dont know but ,I'm really getting hard time in balancing Red dragon, Arri. and its also leaning here and there, I've tried more than 1 hour to fix it. can anyone help me out with is the actual problm. some says my steadicam is not meant for heavy cameras. but , company claimed that it can be suitable for 23kg. I'm confused what shall I do. and how to find good steadicam in reasonable price. Thanks

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#2 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 07:06 PM


Firstly Full Name must be used on this site please . Please read the "steadi-Newbies"section as I know all of your questions will be answered there ok

 Good luck 

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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 08:28 PM

Hi, Laing has a really bad reputation and their gear is sub par even com pairing to their specs. The best thing you can do is look for a used rig in the marketplace. Steadicam is expensive if you are looking for quality. For a Red or Alexa mini, you can look for a Zephyr (there are some for sale used right now)
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#4 Alejandro E Fuenmayor

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 06:03 PM

best thing any new op can do is to read the handbook, watch Mr Jerry Halloway training videos. you can search on youtube. there is also a very good video on Dynamic balance https://www.youtube....h?v=H9W8bOZLM9g. and when ready Attend a workshop. however, if you want to sell your M50 sled PM right away.

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