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Old May 21st, 2004, 05:29 PM   #1
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MX/GS shooting techniques

  • tripiod shooting
  • monopod shooting
  • other stabilized shooting
  • no stabilized shooting
  • hand-hold shooting
    peaka-boo
    run n gun for fun
    run n gun hello video
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Old May 21st, 2004, 07:15 PM   #2
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well well well
i never have been a tripod lover. although after looking at some footage last night that i took using dads 055 i think i might have to change my mind again. i did like to use the monopod and found that while using one it is important that you hold the cam with only one hand while puting your left hand on the leg of the monopod and this way you will get more stabilised footage. lately though i have been handholding my cam with some reasonable results on wide angle to half zoom. I have found that if i hold the camera from the top then i can hold it much better and i use my left hand to control zoom with my thumb and press the record button on the lens barrel. best invention ever if you ask me. anyway thats my story and i hope you can understand what i mean. you should all try it guys you will love it. Frank its not very good for peek-a-boo though.

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Old May 21st, 2004, 07:39 PM   #3
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Old May 21st, 2004, 07:50 PM   #4
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heh yeh well that is a good idea too. i was going along in the car the other day and hanging out the window was too hard and filming through the windscreen was rubbish so i though that i needed a bracket. possibly one on a gyro wouldn't that be good.
  • gyro stabilizer
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Old May 21st, 2004, 08:12 PM   #5
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Kind of like a propeller cap? Forgot one:
  • hit n run
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Old May 21st, 2004, 09:21 PM   #6
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Old May 22nd, 2004, 10:06 AM   #7
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Using a light weight camera handheld is more difficult than using a boat anchor. You may look like a nerd but the Marzpak will help your movements become very fluid and smooooth. Lighter shock cords are available.

http://www.marztech.com

The basic rig is $400 but it's more bang for your buck than any of the other gizmos you can buy. (JMHO)

A more reasonable approach would be a a right angled grip such as a mini rover. A $12 flash bracket will work although it's not nrearly as comfortable. Holding the grip with your left hand and with the right in the camera strap, you tuck your elbows in tighly and you wind up with a very rigid platform.

If you do it right the camera will movce in concert with your upper body. It wont stop movement but it will be very fluisd movement with no shakes.

A bouncing jeep on the desert or a rolling ship can easio,y be controlable. everyday camera shake is all but eliminated. Try it and you'll be convinced. Even better than a shoulder brace and that's fact.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=131401&is=REG

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=194070&is=REG

if your thinking the mini rover is too expensive, just try it, you'll understand in a heart beat.
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