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#1 Michael Wilson

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:03 PM

What are some of the characteristics of an arm with springs that are too loose and one that is too tight and also springs that are set just right?

I know the camera will sit really low if the springs are too loose and too high if too tight. Are their any noticeable features that show up on footage that would be a sign of needed spring adjustment?

thanks

ps - I am going to take a workshop.
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#2 Dave Gish

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:48 AM

For now, set the knobs so that both arm sections are level with the floor. You can play around with it more after you take the workshop.
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#3 Jerry Holway

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:54 AM

Michael-

For these and so many other questions, buy the book, especially if you can't take a workshop right away.

Jerry (Focal, Amazon, and the authors have the same price, in stock now!)
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#4 Michael Wilson

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:46 PM

Just received the book yesterday. Can't put it down. Great job.
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#5 Dan Erbeck

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:10 PM

Same Here, the book is amazing! Half way done with it and I only got it 2 days ago. Very descriptive and awesome pictures! Great Job!!
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#6 Frank Simpson

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 03:24 PM

The minute I learned of this book from Jerry's post above I immediately clicked over to Amazon and bought it, not even looking at the price or anything, simply knowing that I had to have it! It is so much more than worth the price!

I received it just a few days ago, and am loving every page. Even reading over material that I "already know" I am learning more and refining my knowledge.

Living in Montana there are no workshops anywhere nearby, so until I am able to get away and attend one, this book is a God-send!

Jerry, thank you and Laurie for writing this book. It should be available as a part of every Steadicam package sold.

Edited by Frank Simpson, 28 February 2009 - 03:26 PM.

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#7 Charles King

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 05:52 AM

Jerry, thank you and Laurie for writing this book. It should be available as a part of every Steadicam package sold.


Now there is an idea.. :rolleyes: Hey Jerry, you should this idea over to Frank. :) BTW, I'm still waiting to buy this book.
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#8 Jerry Holway

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:39 AM

Jerry, thank you and Laurie for writing this book. It should be available as a part of every Steadicam package sold.


Now there is an idea.. :rolleyes: Hey Jerry, you should this idea over to Frank. :) BTW, I'm still waiting to buy this book.


Charles-
you can buy the book direct from Elesevier / Focal Press

http://www.elsevierd...n=9780240811659

just click on your region in the upper right hand corner...

play.com also seems to have it for Europe...

or it will be available at NAB.

Jerry
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#9 Charles King

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:50 AM

Thank you Jerry. :)
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#10 Adam Vesely

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:09 PM

Thank you Jerry. :)


Jerry,

I just received the new book yesterday and I read it for 6 hours straight. Thank you compiling this information into one source! It has been very helpful as I have not had the opportunity to take a Steadicam workshop yet. I was just about to sign up for the one in San Francisco and it filled up. There will be more I suppose.

Thanks again!

-Adam
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