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#1 Anthony Violanto

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:03 PM

While balancing your rig- assuming you have different sized batteries and no complex weight issues-
Do you A) shorten the post as much as possible, using heavier batteries?

or B) lengthen the post using the lighter batteries?

Advantages of either? I have been experimenting both ways, and can't really decide what the difference is.

Thanks for the insight- i'm just trying to bring my operating to the next level...

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#2 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 02:16 AM

Most will probably say, "its a matter of personal preference".

Personally, I make the post as short as possible (in most cases) while still being balanced and keeping my gimbal about an inch or two from the docking clamp. I do this mostly because I have longish legs and a kind of wreckless operating style. The less rig to hit with my knees the better.


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Posted 25 January 2008 - 02:28 PM

While balancing your rig- assuming you have different sized batteries and no complex weight issues-
Do you A) shorten the post as much as possible, using heavier batteries?

or B) lengthen the post using the lighter batteries?

Advantages of either? I have been experimenting both ways, and can't really decide what the difference is.

Thanks for the insight- i'm just trying to bring my operating to the next level...

~anthony

On my last show I did exactly what you were talking about, I shot one show with the post all the way extended and a lighter battery set up and then all the way short with a heavier battery and I have to say, being that I am a vertically challenged guy, shorter alotted me more versatility in my moves. I didn't seem to affect for stability of the rig . . . just my two cents
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#4 chris fawcett

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 03:54 AM

This post is about the perfect length right now.
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#5 Erik Barone

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:34 PM

This post is about the perfect length right now.
;)


I agree.

I go with shorter the better...but you already knew that......
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#6 Dan Coplan

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:53 PM

Don't let Baldwin in on this conversation.
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#7 Brad Hruboska

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:28 AM

I have to vote short as possible as well. I am also a fan of keeping the gimbal close as possible to the camera body. This seems to play into keeping headroom control where you want it and also maintains the feel of the rig so that you can pan and tilt the beast with some predictability towards where the frame is going to land. Consistency is key to great operating.
And yeah short rigs don't hit knees as often! :ph34r:
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#8 Erwin Landau

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 01:13 AM

I always go for shorter... I have to compensate...

Short and kuddeli...

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#9 RonBaldwin

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 01:15 PM

you look like Gulliver strapping on a Lilliputian prosthesis! Does it come with a ball-gag?

Seriously, does Greg know you have pictures of his sled looking so sad and small? My stock pro 1 next to Mike O'Shea's MK-V looked about as tiny!
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#10 Henry Gelhart

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:23 AM

Cute! :-)
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:15 AM

Erwin--

I am sure there is a remedy for this ailment: "postus-shortus"

There must be a little blue something that allows extension of the post.

I have heard that you should check with your doctor or machinist before using it.

If your post remains extended for more than four days, you should seek professional attention or at least take photos to post!
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#12 Erwin Landau

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:37 PM

LOL...

Oh man it was cold and you know what happens in water.... ehm...

I should shut up now...
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