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Old June 14th, 2009, 08:47 AM   #1
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Can someone recommend a good stabilizer for the HMC-150?

Hello,

anyone using any type of video camcorder stabilizer for the HMC-150. It is a light camera but after about 10 minutes, it is not so light anymore. OIS helps but a little more stabilization support would help.

Anyone recommend anything specific int his field?

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Old June 14th, 2009, 05:01 PM   #3
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Not bad!

Anyone ever use this one?

Steadybrace.com - Video Camera Shoulder Support Steady Brace and Brackets

Looks good too and not too expensive.

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Old June 14th, 2009, 05:04 PM   #4
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One thing to make sure is make sure you can mount it on a tripod.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 05:22 PM   #5
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Hi Randy,

Do you use the one you recommended?

Good point about the tripod.

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Old June 14th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #6
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yeah, my friend gave me an old one. then new one looks better the only issue I have with it is you need to turn the camera 30 degrees or so because of the viewfinder placement. It will mount on a tripod though. It will mount on a tripod and the height adjustment is pretty important so you can line it up to your height comfortatbly.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 09:10 PM   #7
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Ya know after shooting with my AG-HMC 150 for a few jobs I decided just to get a mono pod with feet and a decent small head instead of trying to go hand held. For me its just as portable.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #8
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Interesting.

I have not looked at them yet.

I will check it out now.

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Old June 14th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #9
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By the way, which mono pad did you get?

I did not realize there are so many.

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Old June 15th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #10
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Bogen something or other, comes with or without a head. It has these legs(feet) had come out when you want something more stable.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 07:56 AM   #11
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The shoulder mount you recommended, is that good for steady pans?

I looked at some monopods but I want something that is good for smooth pans. Not sure if the monopods do that. I could be wrong. I realize a tripod would be good for this but need something more movable and efficient.

The Merlin Steadicam seems pretty amazing and so does the Flowpod from Varizoom but they are not cheap.

Do you know of any place where I can test out some different stabilizers?

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