Posted 13 October 2008 - 09:17 AM
I am new to the steadicam world and would eventually like to pursue a career. Upon researching steadicams I noticed that it would talk about weight and would give a range. (Example: 15-25lbs.) My question is does that mean that the rig can hold a maximum camera weight of 25 lbs or does that mean that the rigs arm can hold a maximum of 25 lbs. I am looking to eventually fly a Sony DSR 370 and would need to be able to handle that much weight plus a possible wide angle adaptor. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 14 October 2008 - 05:26 AM
Posted 14 October 2008 - 07:32 AM
Tiffen always quotes maximum CAMERA weight (payload) for Steadicam complete rigs i.e Pilot 10lbs, Flyer LE 19lbs etc.
Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:14 AM
Posted 17 October 2008 - 01:10 PM
you can't really say what the better purchase is. You have to make the decision. Try them! And finally compare them.
But to give you a little "jump-start", the Sony DSR 370 is a "quite big camera", at least bigger than the
Canon HVX-200 or so, wich is perfect for the Steadicam Flyer.
The advantage of the Glidecam V25 is, that it can carry quite heavy cameras (like your Sony).
I tried the Steadicam Flyer a year ago and I was really happy about it! Very smooth gimbal, the arm had a very good boomrange and the weight was very comfortalbe to carry.
In my eyes the Glidecam looks a bit "heavy".
Okay! Try them both and make a decision!