Steadicam JR Lite
Posted 13 January 2004 - 09:10 AM
I am thinking of getting a steadicam JR lite for my dv camcorder, a JVC GR DV-700. On the steadicam website though it says that the JR lite is for camcorders weighting 2-4 pounds.
My camcorder only weighs about 1.7 pounds, maybe 1.8-1.9 if I put a microphone on it.
Will the JR lite still work with my camcorder or should I just not bother getting it?
thanks in advance for the advice.
Posted 13 January 2004 - 03:46 PM
Many people could answer and tell you compleat opposite versions of the story. It has to work for you and you alone. Go to your next store that carries them and bring your Camera along. But:
Call Tiffen and talk to them, or:
You can get most prosumer Steadicam models like the JR or Mini through B&H in New York. They have a 30 day return policy. Order it and try it, if it does not work send it back. So you will have a couple of days to experiment.
Just a thought.
Erwin Landau, SOC
Posted 13 January 2004 - 04:23 PM
But as Erwin said earlier, give one a try first.
Posted 14 January 2004 - 03:46 PM
Also, about adding weight to my camera, would that work? It weighs about 1.8 pounds now, so if I just add a tiny metal weight that would bump it up to over 2 pounds. Is that ok, or would it unbalance the camcorder somehow and stop the steadicam working properly?
Posted 14 January 2004 - 11:03 PM
Then I would try Optex, which is the British Steadicam Distributor in London:
20-26 Victoria Road
Telephone / Fax:
Main Switchboard: 020 8441 2199
DV Warehouse: 0845 125 9456
Fax Sales: 020 8449 3646
Fax Rental: 020 364 9235
So the rest is up to you...
Erwin"Can't do much more..."Landau, SOC