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Old July 13th, 2003, 08:43 AM   #1
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Here's a video of my new camera boom with my DVX100

Here's a link to a video I created about my new camera boom http://www.magoomedia.com/media/boom.wmv

I recently purchased it at http://www.studio1store.com for under $300.00. I use it with my Panasonic DVX100.

It works pretty good and opens up a lot of new effects. I threw this video together quickly and the demo is a little rough because I didn't have time to correct for the bad lighting (at dusk) using correct camera settings.

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Old July 13th, 2003, 10:02 AM   #2
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Jim, looks pretty good man. I've always loved the look of boom/crane shots- as I've wanted to use it for some establishing shots in shorts. I'd also love to be able to do a crane shot from behind as a bride walks down the isle- I think a shot like that would be stunning. Problem is I don't know if it's practical to bring it to a wedding shoot as it's kinda large and would draw too much uneeded attention.

I was looking at Glidecam's crane, I think theirs might support counter weights which would make the transitions from sky to ground (and vice versa) more smooth.
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Old July 13th, 2003, 07:13 PM   #3
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Glen,

It's easy to put counterweights on this boom but it adds added stress to the tripod and makes it more challenging when transporting and when you put it on and off the tripod.

You could even hang some water bladders/platapus apparatus from the handles as a counterweight.

I agree that it may draw too much attention during a wedding.
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Old July 13th, 2003, 09:21 PM   #4
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Jim, there appeared to be lots of jitter/play in the examples, is that caused because you don't have all that practice with it? Or because you had the struggle with a lot of body weight because of no counterweights? Good examples though...
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Old July 14th, 2003, 06:29 AM   #5
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Alex you're right and I apologize for the jitter and unnecessary movement in these examples. I was more experimenting with different angles and perspectives and wasn't concerned with making it smooth at the time. I rushed as evening was rapidly approaching.

Counterweight probably would have added to the smoothness and I do need more practice with it.
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