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Old May 27th, 2004, 02:20 AM   #1
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Need Advice for stabilizing camera.

Ok, what is the best option for the money.

Stedicam, Glidecam, ect...do i even need it?

I need it for weddings....

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Old May 27th, 2004, 05:00 AM   #2
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I think a shoulder support will be much better for weddings as Glidecam, Steadicams, etc. are heavy.
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Old June 4th, 2004, 01:26 AM   #3
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I have a Glidecam. For moving shots it's absolutely wonderful. For still shots, a tripod would be motionless compared to the swaying potential of the Glidecam. If you have multiple cameras, add one to a glidecam, but don't expect to be able to remove it quickly for those once-in-a-lifetime wedding shots.
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Old June 4th, 2004, 02:52 PM   #4
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Check out the Marzpak™.

Far and away better than any shoulder brace support. More comfort, better
angles, and more flexible.

http://www.marztech.com

I am affiliated with the company, but there are lots of dvinfo members
who love it. We've sold lots to glidecam 2000 owners.
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Old June 4th, 2004, 08:12 PM   #5
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i was thinking going along the glidecam route, but in the end decided against it due to the non discretionary aspect of it.. ie all the questios to .. "what is that"

instead, im now using a groovy lil program called steadyhand :) Im also pulling the head of my mandfrotto kit, flipping the lever upside down and using that as a shouldnt for the dvx :) works a treat
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Old June 5th, 2004, 12:16 PM   #6
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I have a question about the Marzpak™. I'm 6'2", will I have problems with the rig hitting the tops of door frames, or is it adjustable?
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Old June 8th, 2004, 07:44 PM   #7
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The Marzpak is adjustable.
You can raise and lower the mast from head height to almost arms reach high.
The $3500 EZRig2 is not adjustable. That said,
you need to watch what you're doing and be careful all the time.
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Old June 9th, 2004, 10:25 AM   #8
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Cool... thanks!
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