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Floaty wobble, just need more time or more weight?

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#1 Danny O'Neill

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 04:45 PM

Hi, rather new to the whole Steadicam thing, had my glidecam and smooth shooter for just a couple of days now but I have that floaty wobble going on.

I know things will improve with time and practice but I want to make sure there isnt also a balance/weight reason which could prevent me from reaching nivana.

I have tried being bottom heavy but found when turning the inertia tends to make the rig lean. And if its light it has a drunken wobble.

Also, whats the rules for the counter weights, ive read having them out towards the edge of the sled improves panning stability but whats the downside? Is there an advantage to having them near the centre post?

Ive been looking for like a top 10 tips but seems that workshops are the only way to get some expert advice.
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