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Old April 22nd, 2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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need help with steadicam merlin and HVR-V1U

Hi there , I finally decided to dip into purchasing a pro video camera, and I got the V1U and the steadicam merlin together, However I am having major problems setting up the Steadicam with the camcorder. If I follow all the settings from the cookbook, the entire thing is TOO top heavy...if i add extra weights, it is too bottom heavy and becomes liek a pendulum. I have been tryin at this for about 6 hours now, and im no where close to getting this. Could you guys recommend me some recipes, or give me some tips in order to setting this up?

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Old April 22nd, 2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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this is really a coincidence, go to ExposureRoom - Tutorials, his name is Kumar
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 12:58 PM   #3
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hey this tutorial def helpt me!, i have one questoin tho, i often trim the meralin with the mic and hand strap on, but after a while of momvemnt i find the camera is unbalanced again, is this because the handstrap has moved and therefore throwin off the balance?
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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I sold my Glidecam because I never could get to work for me, even with a shoulder harness, but I did find out anything would effect the balance from one time to the next, these things take ALOT of practice.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 06:41 AM   #5
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You know I have been following most of the threads regarding steady cam options, as I am thinking in investing one for the future, but I mostly hear people having problems learning these things as well as having problem holding them for long period of times. I have got so far a sbiderbrace for shoulder mount (for the Z5 and FX7) that works for me, so maybe I will stick with this so far.

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