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Old December 12th, 2006, 06:40 AM   #1
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Shoulder support system for HVX

Hi everyone,

I'm shooting on a doc here in the UK with a heavily loaded HVX and am feeling the need (in my back) for a better shoulder support system for the HVX. Right now I am using the Century Optics 15mm Wide Angle mattebox as well as a .75x wide angle converter on the front (which is very heavy) and the camera is a lot to hold for extended shots as it's very front heavy. The Century mattebox has a small swing out shoulder brace, but it's not really adequate and barely reaches the shoulder. I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a more robust shoulder brace system that would still be suitable for documentary, run and gun work -- not a large harness or system I need to get into. Thanks!

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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:18 AM   #2
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You might want to think in terms of the DVRig Pro. I have used it with HVX with Zacuto baseplate and Petroff mattebox. I believe that you can also get a more heavy-duty support rod for it to make certain that it handles all of that weight.

Check it out-- www.dvtec.tv

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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:19 AM   #3
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Zacuto is also making their version of a shoulder-mount which works with the Zacuto base plate system and other accys.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:20 AM   #4
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I'm looking for the same sort of thing. So far my top candidate is the VeriZoom VZ-DV Shock Rig. I think it will support like we need, but my question is can you get in and out of it fast?

I'm curious to what users like as well.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:29 AM   #5
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I've got a Zacuto shoulder mount plate here to test, which I should get around to doing this week.

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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:29 AM   #6
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To continue my reply above, the Zacuto system in my estimation, is the most logical and versatile shoulder-support system currently on the market.

It is by far the most expensive since it is built around their baseplate system however, it provides the most natural balance point - as if the camera were an ENG-type - and offers the most options for mounting additional equipment.

See the sample photos: http://www.zacuto-rentals.com/hand_held.htm
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Old December 12th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #7
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Second Ned's comments:

http://www.lafcpug.org/reviews/review_multirig.html
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