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My footage looks like I'm on a boat!

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 01:20 PM

My footage looks like I'm on a boat....


I am using the Glidecam2000 with Nikon D750 and Tokina 16-28mm.


I have watched videos; I have read forum posts; I have read articles.


Rig is balanced - with 2 second drop time.


I am unsuccessful on producing smooth footage. My footage comes out wavy; front-back, side-side. I have added weight, removed weight, added a plate below the camera. I have extended and retracted the center post.


Current rig set-up: 

- 3 plates on each side at the bottom (I thought wind was the big culprit but I don't think so - especially

  when other operators are literally running)!

- pole retracted - about 3 inches out of bottom


I need your help. I have no idea how to eliminate or lessen this waviness!



Concerned operator,

David Baker

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:01 PM

Slow down your drop time. Try a slow three count. One thousand one.......one thousand two.....one thousand three. Seems to me that your drop time is too quick and you are experiencing the pendulum effect. My two cents. 

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