G50 Arm with light cameras?
Posted 14 December 2006 - 11:43 AM
The spec for the G50 says 10 lbs minimum but does it really work at the bare minimum? We have recently changed our cameras from full size DVCPRO to the Panasonic HVX200. The arm on our Glidecam Gold (which has a low-end spec of 13 lbs) does not like light cameras. Even with all the accessories and an AB TrimPac mounted on a Zacuto rail system taking the HVX 200 up to 16.2 lbs the Gold Arm doesn't work as well as it does when loaded up over 20 lbs.
We won't be switching cameras again anytime soon so our choice is to switch to the G50 arm if it likes 10-12 pound cameras or replace the the complete Gold rig with a Steadicam Flyer (or two).
Posted 14 December 2006 - 01:34 PM
Posted 15 December 2006 - 03:02 AM
Posted 15 December 2006 - 10:12 PM
In my experience you will have to put more effort into perfecting your stance, footsteps and moves, when flying the light rig. It gets very delicate.