Glidecam V8 Balance Questions
Posted 20 September 2007 - 09:29 PM
The troubles I am having are getting the camera level as it rotates vertically around the post. I am suspicious that this could be a bearing issue, but I am interested in advice. I can balance the rig with the camera pointed in a direction (say lens point north) and then when I rotate lens (say pointing north east) the post leans slightly. If I rotate the lens back to north it will level up again.
I know the V8 is an entry level kit at best, but since it on loan to me I would like to learn as much as I can from it. If anyone has any suggestions about the balance issue, I would greatly appreciate the feedback.
I am also having trouble keeping the frame level to the horizon especially when turning slightly. I am certain this is operator inexperience, but if anyone can provide any tips to remedy this, it would be helpful. I try and practice regularly, but I don?t know anything specifically to do except walk around and shoot video.
I have seen the posts about Antlers and I am curios if they would help me maintain horizon. I was also curious if adding a lightweight 3? dowel on the sled as a visual horizon indicator (like training wheels) might be helpful.
Posted 21 September 2007 - 05:41 AM
Hope it can help
Edited by Fabrizio Sciarra, 21 September 2007 - 05:43 AM.
Posted 21 September 2007 - 07:47 AM