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Old July 26th, 2004, 10:40 AM   #1
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Has anyone used the dually?

We're gearing up to start filming the finale for the Lady X series, and I'm looking at this "dually" stabilizer and wondering how it compares to other stabilizers. Does anyone have any experience with this? I would be using it with my Panny DVX100. We'd like to build our own but real gimbals are hard to come by here in Taiwan for some reason.

http://www.geocities.com/film_products/Dually.htm

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Old July 27th, 2004, 11:30 AM   #2
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Ok, I guess not. Any particular reason? Anything I should know about?
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Old July 27th, 2004, 01:18 PM   #3
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OMG!!, it's like one of those ones off ebay.

Dual gimbal eihh??

No need to balance!!

Looks like Mr Papert will be looking for a new rig ;)

Did anyone sense sarcasm??

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Old July 27th, 2004, 07:27 PM   #4
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I was wondering how the thing is balanced as opposed to a glidecam system; it seems the dual balancing points would make it more difficult to control. Is this right? Am I stating the obvious? Please forgive my ignorance on this matter, I just want to know as glidecam is not represented out here, nor are any other stabilization systems short of full-on steadicams for cameras far heavier than mine and way out of my price range.
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Old July 28th, 2004, 06:18 AM   #5
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The 2nd gimbal defeats the whole purpose of a stabilizer...
I'm not going into details... the link got me depressed! :)
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Old July 28th, 2004, 10:30 AM   #6
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That's what I thought. No wonder I can't find any reviews online for this thing. I was beginning to think nobody had ever heard of it.

Now, can anyone tell me how I can get something like a glidecam that works as well but only costs about $100? If you built your own, where did you get the gimbals?
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Old July 29th, 2004, 07:49 AM   #7
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made the gimbal myself!
This is the site that exhibits all kind of homebuilt devices:
http://www.homebuiltstabilizers.com/
and the forum where you could get some help:
http://p200.ezboard.com/bhomebuiltstabilizers
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Old August 1st, 2004, 08:57 AM   #8
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We found a wheel on a rotating plate, probably from some cart somewhere, and are fashioning a glidecam around it, possibly with a revolving handle. Hopefully it should work without a "real" gimbal.
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Old August 16th, 2004, 02:38 PM   #9
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Man that looks like something I'd invent.
Hey, balancing is a pain, let me just put another handle on it. Then I'd watch the test footage and "D'oh"!

It's like when I was 12 and built a morris code key. The 2 D-cell batteries just weren't strong enough to power the little elector-magnet. So I figured more power is better right and yanked a power cord out of a lamp and juiced it up with 110vac.
Still didn't work, but boy did I learn a lot about electricity that day.
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