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Old September 12th, 2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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Steadicam Merlin preset settings for the HM100

If anyone is using the Steadicam Merlin with the HM100 can you share your preset settings? It's not listed on the online cookbook.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 11:34 PM   #2
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I found this Youtube demonstration and their settings got me very close. I'm still tweaking but definitely usable now.

YouTube - HM100U and Steadicam Merlin Settings
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Old October 27th, 2009, 12:28 PM   #3
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After cursing at the Merlin for a few days i finally figured it out but thank anyway.
You can actually get away with using less mids i use 1 start 1 mid and 1 finish.
The presentation uses 3 mids which is a bit heavy for me.
For the center arm I use 1 mid 1 finish.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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Thank you for the follow up Kaj. I will give that a try. Less weight would be nice. :) I'm looking forward to actually getting some footage with the Merlin. Getting it setup has been frustrating for me too. :)
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Old October 27th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #5
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it becomes second nature after a while keep at it.
just checked out your website very nice work you do.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 12:59 PM   #6
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Hi Guys

can you please type out your settings for me as I have tried everything, and Im getting nowhere fast

thanks a lot for your help...

Always seems to flop over (top heavy)

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Old September 2nd, 2010, 09:04 PM   #7
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almost perfect

Hey all,

ok took it back as its a pain in the butt!

I couldnt handle the small but annoying bobbing motion... it was VERY minor, but it bothered me.

I also think the Merlin is 100% useless in the outdoors. wind = unusable.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 09:52 PM   #8
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I still haven't balanced either my JVC HM100 or my Canon 5D. I've worked on it a couple of times but just haven't had the time to make it happen. So the Merlin sits on the shelf for now.
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