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Old October 28th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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A Shoulder Support, that allows a tripod plate below it

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I have a new XH-A1, terrible camera to handhold (particularly after having a XL1 previously)

Anyway I have looked at available supports, eg spiderbrace, and have decided all I need is a simple shoulder pad, that allows me to connect a tripod plate below it, much like this http://www.videoguys.com.au/scripts/...idproduct=1451

I want to try making my own, as I think $600 (AUD) for the above model is way overpriced.

has anyone made a simple shoulder support, without handgrips, that allows a tripod plate attached below?
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Old October 28th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #2
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For me it made more sense to mount a quick release adapter to the top of my DVMultiRig. The quick release plate stays on the bottom of the camcorder.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #3
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I do a lot of backpack filmmaking, the dvmultirig may be overkill for me, I just need something small and light, no need for handgrips
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Old October 29th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #4
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Hi Mark,

I've been using the Cavision shoulder mount with my Z1 and it helps enormously to keep things steady.
I have also added a Manfrotto Universal plate to the tripod. This means I can very quickly take the shoulder mount off and place the camera on the tripod.

I think you'll find most of these add on mounts make tripod use awkward....

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Old October 30th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #5
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Multirig Pro on a tripod

Funny cos I just tried a DVRigPro on a tripod recently.
I guess it's possible to do with any kind rig if can fit a plate on it somewhere on the bottom.

http://www.dvinfo.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=780&c=50
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Old October 30th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #6
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I do a lot of backpack filmmaking, the dvmultirig may be overkill for me, I just need something small and light, no need for handgrips
It's worth mentioning you can always remove any handgrips you aren't using on a Multirig, or use them as a mic holder arm. And of course it weighs almost nothing and folds up very, very small.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #7
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Hopefully I'm not coming across as biased, so here's another non-DVTEC link for some interesting camera mounts:

http://www.b-hague.co.uk/Camcorder%20Steadymount.htm
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Old November 16th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #8
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Quick release adapter for MultiRig

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For me it made more sense to mount a quick release adapter to the top of my DVMultiRig. The quick release plate stays on the bottom of the camcorder.
Okay, now I'm curious. Where can I get a quick release adapter for a MultiRig? My MultiRig just arrived today; I'd love to have a way to switch my Canon XH-A1 easily between the MultiRig and my Bogen/Manfrotto tripod.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 01:01 AM   #9
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Okay, now I'm curious. Where can I get a quick release adapter for a MultiRig? My MultiRig just arrived today; I'd love to have a way to switch my Canon XH-A1 easily between the MultiRig and my Bogen/Manfrotto tripod.
Best for you is to mount on your MultiRig a QR base unit that matches your 501 camera plate. the model is Manfrotto 577. We sell them for $ 45.
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