Am i too untalented...
Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:49 PM
and was just informed that there'l be this thing too:
i've spent half the day today trying to gain control over this thing using a sony
pd170 on it....
now, i would definately not dare to call myself anything near a steadycam operator,
but the extremely unpleasing result do lead me to the conclusion that the basic
construction of this thing might not be perfect...
i spent an hour balancing it out, but whenever i try to pan the camera it starts
sorry for this question, which might seem extremely dumb for most or even all of
you, but as i said before, my experience with operating camera stabilizer systems
plus the results are even shakier and worse when i use this thing:
(but i assume this might be a bit better with the heavier xl2 .. ?)
i hope not to insult any of you pro's when i dare to ask: has anybody experience with this
and? what am i doing wrong?
thanks in advance,
Posted 23 February 2006 - 10:11 PM
Try posting your question on www.steadiforum.com. I think you may have a better chance of finding someone with actual experience using that unit there. Also, search the archives here for tips on drop time and balancing.
Posted 24 February 2006 - 05:57 AM
Yup www.steadiforum.com is your place to ask about these, they know a lot about the plethera of cheaper lightweight stabilizers out there.
Although I would say, balance up with hardly any drop time. Maybe 4 seconds for the right to correct itself to standing after you tip it as far as the bearing (gimble) will let you. I think you have it too bottom heavy like a pendulum.