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#1 Kurt Warner

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 05:07 PM

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I was just watching the Open back here in the States and saw a nice shot of an Op on a Handsfree ( Large Wheel ) getting some great shots of the golfers walking off the tee box and down the fairway. It was in an airport bar in Indy so I don't know if they spoke about the set-up but all the guys next to me at the bar all commented on the rig.
Nice :)
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#2 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:03 PM

Yeah, my father called to say he saw that as well.

Was that you Guido or Patrick? Zooming around making people look at you? he he... I told him i might know the op.

He thinks i'm cool.
nice dad to have. =)
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#3 Guido Lux

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 07:38 AM

Sorry,wasn't me!But I sure want to know who it was!???Please!!!!
Damn!I wanted to be first!So I'll have to be first doing a soccergame with the handsfree!!
Hope you're doing great, Bryan!

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#4 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 12:36 PM

That will sure save the legs...they tend to use the Steadicam at the 18th hole too, as the golfers make their way up the fairway, which must have been hard work - IIRC they got away with using a Flyer last time with a BBC radio camera on it.
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#5 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 04:10 PM

I just receved this link in a "NAB SmartBrief" Daily e-mail: http://www.sportsvid...icle_1592.shtml

I bit of info on the shoot, unfortunatly not many details on the handfree itself.

- Mikko
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 07:58 PM

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJccID0jfTU and
www.nypost/entertainment/catch_me_if_you_can_entertainment_don_kaplan.htm
has information. The NYPost has a photo of the XT Handsfree and a story about the British Open.
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#7 Howard J Smith

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 02:50 AM

Hi Guys

It was the XT version and the op is Simon Wood, we (MK-V) have been working with him to get this ready for the golf and if anyone is interested we have this package available for hire/rental.

He was soft mounted and had a Klassen vest, PRO arm and Deluxe MK-V Nexus.
He got some great stuff and even more attention than any of us thought he would.

If anyone has any picture or comes across any good pictures please can they email them to me
howard@mk-v.com

We have been flying the AR a lot with the HT and getting some amazing shots. It is the future...

For more info please email me off forum.

All the best
Howard
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#8 The Beaver

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 04:08 AM

Whats wrong with walking. C :blink: all me old fashioned.










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Hi Guys

It was the XT version and the op is Simon Wood, we (MK-V) have been working with him to get this ready for the golf and if anyone is interested we have this package available for hire/rental.

He was soft mounted and had a Klassen vest, PRO arm and Deluxe MK-V Nexus.
He got some great stuff and even more attention than any of us thought he would.

If anyone has any picture or comes across any good pictures please can they email them to me
howard@mk-v.com

We have been flying the AR a lot with the HT and getting some amazing shots. It is the future...

For more info please email me off forum.

All the best
Howard


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#9 Sven Joukes

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 07:42 AM

[quote name='The Beaver' date='Jul 22 2006, 11:08 AM' post='19471']
Whats wrong with walking. C :blink: all me old fashioned.


Not using your real name, now there's old fashioned for you!

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#10 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 09:14 AM

"Whats wrong with walking?"

Nothing, but there is something wrong with not using your real name on this forum. Please Change your log-in name to do so.

Thank you in advance.
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#11 Daniel Keane

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 07:31 AM

Daniel Keane.

No harm intended with my "walking" question.


"Whats wrong with walking?"

Nothing, but there is something wrong with not using your real name on this forum. Please Change your log-in name to do so.

Thank you in advance.


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#12 Kurt Warner

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:56 AM

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#13 Simon Wood

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 03:03 PM

Hi all

Apologies for stealing some of your glory and perhaps being the first to operate with the handsfree transporter at such an event. Many thanks for your comments, much appreciated.

Just to clarify though, I operate totally independently of MKV as a freelance steadicam op and own my own handsfree transporter and full MK-V Nexus rig plus tracking quad bike built for Howard's superb nexus system.

I would be very grateful if anyone has any photos etc of the event if they could send them to me ..

The system seemed to work very well although not always easy when the ground conditions become unpredictable such as at a golfcourse.... no offs though!! With more time I feel sure the shots will become far more polished..... practice makes perfect!!

Simon Wood
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Hi Guys

It was the XT version and the op is Simon Wood, we (MK-V) have been working with him to get this ready for the golf and if anyone is interested we have this package available for hire/rental.

He was soft mounted and had a Klassen vest, PRO arm and Deluxe MK-V Nexus.
He got some great stuff and even more attention than any of us thought he would.

If anyone has any picture or comes across any good pictures please can they email them to me
howard@mk-v.com

We have been flying the AR a lot with the HT and getting some amazing shots. It is the future...

For more info please email me off forum.

All the best
Howard


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#14 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 03:24 PM

Simon,

Welcome to the forum. Take your coat off and stay a while. *grin*

-Bryan

Oh, by the way...there is a not well known tradition here of new members buying me a milkshake. (the ice cream and milk kind) Let me know when you are in Tennessee.

=)
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#15 Simon Wood

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 03:52 PM

Thanks mate.. will do!! and its a beer where I come from.
take care
Simon.


Simon,

Welcome to the forum. Take your coat off and stay a while. *grin*

-Bryan

Oh, by the way...there is a not well known tradition here of new members buying me a milkshake. (the ice cream and milk kind) Let me know when you are in Tennessee.

=)


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