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#1 Dan Coplan

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 10:00 AM

Greetings from Warsaw, Poland. I was just watching TV, some old timers soccer game, and they featured an op with an Alien Revolution on a Hands Free as much as they were showing the game itself.

I am out here on a diplomatic mission where I intend to meet with Steadicam ops Marcin Bauer of Poland and Duli Diemannsberger of Austria. Actually I am here getting the hell out of LA for a while but I couldnt help posting to the forum.

Hope everyone is having a great Summer. Its hot as hell out here as well.

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#2 Guido Lux

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 05:08 PM

Hi Dan!

I think it was the Michael Schumacher (F1-driver) charity game here in germany!?If so, the AR op on the handsfree was me! It was a first timer but they loved it!
I just did two other soccergames in a row with the nexus on the handsfree!! 5,5 hours continuous operating!!A real bitch!!


Guido "I hope the pain goes away" Lux
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#3 MarkKaravite

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 02:49 AM

Dear Guido,

I have one main question about the hands free transporter. I have always found that I would rather be moving than standing still. Nothing more painful than the director who shoots a full mag master, only to decide to stay on Steadicam for the coverage, hence making us a human tripod.

Considering that you are basically standing still, is it more painful to use a hands free rig, instead of doing the shot the traditional way? I did a 125' move today, and I hard mounted to a Fisher. How many shots really require the hands free transporter, as opposed to other hard mount options?

Now don't get me wrong, I think it's a very cool idea, and pulling out the AR on the hands free is taking it to a new level (of pain as well). I heard rumblings about a hard mount on the hands free, does anybody have further info on that?

I'm interested in your feedback.

Mark Karavite
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#4 Afton Grant

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 07:11 AM

I heard rumblings about a hard mount on the hands free, does anybody have further info on that?


More than just rumblings...

http://www.walterkla...mount/index.htm
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#5 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:13 PM

Mark,

I did notice that my legs got a tad uncomfortable after awhile because you can't really stretch them out. One more reason why I think the controls should be via gimbal remote instead of your feet (maybe - I'll confess, I'd love to try this but....).
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#6 Guido Lux

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:51 PM

Hi Mark!

I just picked up my hardmount from the handsfree guys!I tried the prototype at NAB for a couple of days when demonstrating the handsfree!I admit the prototype needed some changes!!Now it looks very much better!
I'll let you know how it works in a couple of days!


Alec,
I've been having the same problems with my feet whenn standing on the handsfree for a longer time! When I did the 2 soccergames in a row there was no chance (not the quitest!!) to stay on the handsfree all the time!
I also did the opening show(30mins) and the inbetween (45mins) and also the interviews after the two games!So it was 5,5 hours of operating!!Thats when I decided I just step on and of the handsfree at my convienence!20-25 mins on the handsfree...then 10-15 mins running and so on!Nedless to say that after 5,5 hours you're dead no matter how you operate!!


Guido "need bigger airpads in my shoes" Lux
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#7 JobScholtze

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 03:32 PM

Anyone seen this?
4 Wheels Segway

Could be nice to use with driver and the operator on the back?
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#8 Todd Ferguson

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 08:06 PM

That is awesome! I think you're right it has potential for steadicam. A bench seat, platform's maybe? I wonder what wieght it can handle? Nice find.

Todd Ferguson.
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#9 Guido Lux

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 08:16 AM

Unfortunately they couldn't get a wireless for the first day...

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#10 Guido Lux

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 09:25 AM

and another one...

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#11 Guido Lux

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 07:29 AM

Just wanted to let you guys know: They loved it so much that they're trying to get the UEFA to approve the handsfree for the Champions League!!!First booking is out!!
We're "rollin'" now!!

Guido Lux
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