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Old July 7th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #1
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DVMultiRig Pro vs. DV Traveler/Media Rig

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I'm checking out body-mounted camera stabilizers and am having a tough time deciding among the Varizoom products (DV Traveler and DV Media Rig) and the DvMultiRig Pro. The versatility and fold-up compactness of the DvMultiRigPro are appealing. The question is whether the DvMultiRigPro is less comfortable due to the lack of a shoulder pad/counterweight and possibly more rickety due to the fold-up design. Also, do these body mounts make any creaking noises which camera-mounted microphones will pick up?

DV MultiRigPro
http://www.dvmultirig.com/
http://www.lafcpug.org/reviews/review_multirig.html

Varizoom DV Traveler
http://www.varizoom.com/products/sup...vtraveler.html
Varizoom DV Media Rig
http://www.varizoom.com/products/sup...vmediarig.html
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Old July 8th, 2007, 11:12 AM   #2
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I recently bought the Dv MultiRig Pro and used it the first time for a long shoot last week. The shoulder support is comfortable. The camera weight is supported mainly by the spring-loaded pod resting in the holster, along with your hands. The shoulder support provides additional stablility moreso than camera support. The rig is noiseless as far as I can tell. The build is solid, not "rickety" or anything like that at all.
I'm happy with the quality of the footage the MultiRig helped me capture, including hand-held interviews that look as if they were shot on a tripod.
I don't have experience with the Varizoom products, so I can't offer a comparison, but I'm very happy with the MultiRig Pro.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 04:11 PM   #3
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Thanks, Allen. You've allayed my stability concerns. The extra padding on the Varizoom didn't seem all that important to me as I'm using the camera for less than 3 hours / shoot, though I can see how using a mount like that would be useful for more intensive, multi-day shoots.

(I wish I could edit my first post. DVinfo interface only allows me to edit the last one)

I had been confusing the DvRigPro and the DVMultiRigPro. Sorry.

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