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Old July 25th, 2004, 11:53 AM   #1
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Any one using the dvrigpro?

This had a lot of press earlier, but doesn't seem to have many takers. The only review I've seen is over at another site, and was wondering if any one here was using one for day to day work?

The only thing that seems wrong from looking at the pictures is the possibility of the rear weight swinging out to grab something.
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Old July 25th, 2004, 10:35 PM   #2
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I have one, Joe. I also have a review 90% complete (sidelined due to other demands). It's the finest shoulder brace I've used. No, the rear weight does not "swing out".
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Old July 27th, 2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll look forward to your review.
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Old July 27th, 2004, 03:23 PM   #4
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Meanwhile, you might be interested in the tail end of this thread.
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Old July 29th, 2004, 03:49 AM   #5
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Question, Ken...
Is the Dvrig Pro suitable for a xl1s?
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Old July 29th, 2004, 11:51 AM   #6
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Answer: DvTec, the DV Rig Pro's manufacturer, has a model specifically for the XL1. The difference is that the XL1's body is configured so differently that the standard brace cannot accommodate it.

You can see more of the DVRigPro XL here. I have not personally tried this model but it looks very promising.
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Old July 29th, 2004, 03:57 PM   #7
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Check out Cinetech's Hipcam (www.cinetechonline.com) designed specifically for an XL. I tried on out at CineGear and it is INCREDIBLE. Totally modular, light, and very stable.
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Old August 10th, 2004, 07:39 PM   #8
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I am really interested in reading your review. I have been reading about this rig, and am really interested in how well this rig works.
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Old August 12th, 2004, 08:34 AM   #9
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<<<-- Originally posted by Matt Irwin : Check out Cinetech's Hipcam (www.cinetechonline.com) designed specifically for an XL. I tried on out at CineGear and it is INCREDIBLE. Totally modular, light, and very stable. -->>>

For $2100 less you might want to check out the marzpak™.
You can get all kinds of angles (braces give you the same old shoulder shot)
and your hands are free to operate the camera's controls.
That's important imo.

www.marztech.com
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Old August 31st, 2004, 08:05 AM   #10
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Ken could you put up a link to your review when you finish it?

Thanks!
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Will do.
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Old September 4th, 2004, 07:50 PM   #12
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Ken I found one problem with the dvcrigpro (my son just got one). If you have a large gut like me, it interferes with normal operation. Guess I have finally go on a diet.
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Actually I believe the vendor offers a longer waistband for the more generously-figured operators.
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Old September 5th, 2004, 05:11 PM   #14
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waist band fit, but my beer gut pushed against the support rod. Had to suck it up. Nice sturdy well made unit though.
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