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#1 TJ Williams

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 01:20 PM

I've been working on a repeated job recently where we are coming from steadicam to hand held a lot. Does anyone make a bracket that will slide a shoulder pad onto the bottom of a steadicam plate. Then I could just leave the motors etc in position and jump up off the dovetail and pop onto a hand held mode.

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#2 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 01:37 PM

what camera are you using?
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 01:44 PM

I've been working on a repeated job recently where we are coming from steadicam to hand held a lot. Does anyone make a bracket that will slide a shoulder pad onto the bottom of a steadicam plate. Then I could just leave the motors etc in position and jump up off the dovetail and pop onto a hand held mode.


Would the shoulder pad system they sell at Film Tool work in the interim? I have one and it really saves my shoulder when I'm operating hand-held. The padding is variable and it is well made. I think it cost under $60
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#4 Charles Papert

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 02:26 PM

That's a good plan Robert. I like that pad too. It's nice to not have the pad fixed to the camera as you can shift the setup around to find the sweet spot on your shoulder (which is often fore of the camera-mounted pad, if present).
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#5 Erwin Landau

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 01:36 AM

That's the one that Filmtools is selling. So far it worked well for me.


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#6 Erwin Landau

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 01:48 AM

The other way would be an adapter plate, like you use for your Transmitter on the Low mode plate. Add Velcro to attach the pad directly to the Steadicam plate... Not sure how comfortable or adjustable it would be...


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#7 Erwin Landau

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 01:49 AM

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