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Old September 22nd, 2006, 02:44 AM   #1
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SteadyCam and Manfrotto FigRig

Hi,

I'm evaluating some steadycams for my XL-H1, Manfrotto has come out with a new system called FigRig, it has been developed by Mike Figgis. Do you know anything about it? Which are the best steadycam solutions for the XL-H1? Will they actually remove the vibrations?

Thanks a lot for your response
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Old September 22nd, 2006, 04:11 AM   #2
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This topic would be better suited in the camera support section here: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/forumdisplay.php?f=42

Take a look around there for camera support and stabilization options.

The Fig Rig is not even close to a Steadicam, nore does it try to be. It's a camera grip, not a stabilizer. The best Stabilizers costs thousands of dollars but prodcuce perfectly stable shots with no vibrations or shaking.

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Old September 22nd, 2006, 06:47 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info Mikko, this just confirm my impression.

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And neither is the FigRig a new product. It has been around for a while now and is aimed squarely at hand-held camcorders and not meant to be used with shoulder-cams (or similar).
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Normally this topic gets moved to Support Your Local Camera, but this time I'll leave it here. Closed in order to encourage the discussion to move to SYLC at http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/forumdisplay.php?f=42
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