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#1 Dave Bittner

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 04:23 PM

http://www.dynashoot.com/

A very strange, worst-of-all-worlds contraption. Ill-fitting vest, stiff arm, no gimbal.

It was great seeing everyone at NAB this year! Great fun at Hard Rock once again.

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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 04:41 PM

That just looks painful.

Great seeing you too David. Sorry to run on you when we bumped into each other the next day, but the phone call was someone I had been playing phone tag with all week.
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#3 Dan Coplan

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:40 PM

Uh...is that a real product or is that a joke website? Retarded contraption + inbred-looking model + ugliest camera ever designed = spoof? Can't be real...

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#4 Dave Bittner

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 02:55 PM

Uh...is that a real product or is that a joke website? Retarded contraption + inbred-looking model + ugliest camera ever designed = spoof? Can't be real...

Dan


No, It's real. Painfully real. They had a booth and everything, a bunch of people manhandling these things, proudly displaying the stiff arms (think rusty provid, dragged around in the sand, sprayed with contact cement, and you'd be close...)

From what I can tell, this gadget will serve to amplify the operators movements by extending them out on a large lever arm.
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#5 mattmarek

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 06:12 PM

'designed to be used with a medium camera' ... uhh...what's a 'medium' camera?

i don't see people spending $1300 to mount their $2000 consumer cam onto this to do....what does this thing :huh:
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#6 EJ Sadler

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:19 PM

But look at how much fun this guy is having...

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#7 Jerry Holway

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:29 PM

A similar sort of ridiculous rig showed up (barged into!) a Steadicam booth at a recent trade show (can't remember which one or which rig it was).

So I asked the guys (there were two of them!) how they felt demonstrating such junk that did not work. They were in our booth, so I felt I could be a little rude...

The response was that it was cheap.

So I asked how much they felt I should spend on something that did not work. I suggested a YEN was too much...

ah well

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#8 Guillermo Parra

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 03:34 AM

I don?t see anywhere on the Dynashoot page that claims it is a stabilizer, so please take a second look to the product.

This is a SUPPORT to carry small camcorders (2.3 to 5.2 Lb), use it like a regular tripod (did you see the video head?); because their gas springs and bearings it can move quickly and smooth from one position to a different position.

With this support you can move your camcorder from your eye level to a high level with no effort and stay there for a long period of time, without the normal fatigue to your arms.

Dynashoot have more benefits: you can wear the complete system for 2, 3, 4 or more hours with no ?PAINFUL? reactions (try to do this with a stabilizer!), Dynashoot weight less than 10 pounds.

If you shoot video with the Dynashoot support you must take care with the movements of the camera as you do it with your own arms.

This new tool it?s not intended to substitute a stabilizer or a tripod, so the users are not steadicam operators.

For some people the Dynashoot arm maybe ?looks? like a stabilizer, but they differ in the objective for which they were designed.

Instead of several springs and pulleys: gas springs.
Instead of gimbal: video head.
Instead of counterweights: nothing to adjust.
Instead of ?float? the camera: multiposition the camera.

The market for this new tool is camera operators shooting video in productions like events, documentaries, news, reality, concerts, adult movies, and many others situations.

Attendees at NAB see many benefits to their own particular needs, and start to use it on different productions around the globe.

The Dynashoot ?strange? name comes from the words dynamic and shooting; Patent Pending in the USA, and a second model for medium size camcorders (up to 10 lb) will be available in the next weeks.

One final comment: Tiffen just releases a new stabilizer for $4,000 for the ?$2000? range cameras; a great product and obviously different than ours, but illustrates very well that there are professional camera operators in many budget and production levels who needs tools for a better shooting.

I?m one of the inventors, a full time camera operator, and yes, I have fun using the Dynashoot.

Thanks for all your comments.

Guillermo Parra
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