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Old January 22nd, 2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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What steadi-cam systems are you guys using...?

What steadi-cam systems are you guys using...?

For the new Sony HDR-FX1

Looks like the Glidecam v8 is the cheapest/best overall way to go ..?


What do you think..?
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 01:26 AM   #2
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The Tiffen Flyer is the best system out there for this size camera, but not the cheapest.
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 02:08 AM   #3
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Charles.. Have you shot with the Tippen Flyer..?
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 10:31 AM   #4
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I demoed the Flyer at Cinegear last year and didn't want to take it off, I was having so much fun with it. A DV stabilizer with a gimbal and arm that perform as well as a full-size rig is sort of the perfect match: you don't feel like you are bearing any weight to speak of, but it flies without compromise. The dual axis arm adjustment angle makes it more comfortable than other systems also.

I also borrowed a demo Flyer for a short film I was shooting with the Mini35 but that setup turned out to be just overweight for the system so I didn't get to use it in a practical shooting environment.
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 10:41 AM   #5
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Charles...


do you have a website url for this product?


so I can thoroughly check it out?


thanks!
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 11:09 AM   #6
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More info on the Tiffen (distributor for Steadicam) Flyer at:

http://www.theasc.com/magazine/dec04/flyer/page1.html

and

http://www.macobserver.com/article/2004/07/16.1.shtml

It costs about $6,000.

Home page for the Flyer is at http://www.steadicam.com/.

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