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Old December 16th, 2006, 02:35 AM   #16
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I think weight does add benefit, it is easy to take shaky trembling footage with a very light camera but almost impossible with a very heavy one.

Try carrying a full bag of builders cement and see how hard it is to shake around.

Here is my old steadicam, built from junk:



That's very impressive. What sort of junk parts did you use? The Z-axis bearing look automotive.
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Old December 16th, 2006, 10:36 AM   #17
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That's very impressive. What sort of junk parts did you use? The Z-axis bearing look automotive.
Cheers, most of it is from old bicycle parts, the bearing is a bicycle fork bearing (where it sits in the headset).
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Old December 16th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #18
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Thanks for the tip. I predict a bicycle near me will die for the sake of steady motion ;-)
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Old December 17th, 2006, 12:20 AM   #19
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Thanks for the tip. I predict a bicycle near me will die for the sake of steady motion ;-)
There are a lot of people around where I live who keep their bikes indoors now.
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Old December 17th, 2006, 04:12 AM   #20
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Seriously man thats impressive!!
I'm very jelous of your DIY skills
you should run workshops!

Thanks for the pics
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Old December 17th, 2006, 02:56 PM   #21
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Seriously man thats impressive!!
I'm very jelous of your DIY skills
you should run workshops!

Thanks for the pics

Cheers ! I learnt as I went along, it is easier to stick together than it looks.
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