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Old April 24th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Thoughts on this shoulder rig?

Hey everyone,

I am in the market for a shoulder rig for the NX5, i want a unit that can support a matte box down the road and contain the functionality of a rail system. I found this on Ebay, let me know your thoughts or if there are better alternatives..

PROAIM DV DSLR SHOULDER Mount RIG 190 Steadycam Stabilization System Rod Support | eBay

The only thing that i would change on this system, would be the placement of the handles, since i won't have a matte box on it yet, the handles are placed way to far ahead. does anyone know if it is possible if i can mount the handles onto the main rods? instead of adding on that extra bracket that extends the unit.

Let me know your thoughts,
Mike
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Old April 24th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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Re: Thoughts on this shoulder rig?

I'm a fan of the Gini Rigs.
Solid machining and parts. He has a bunch of different configs . . . don't buy it now, be patient and bid low
I got one with a follow focus for $300.
I've found that the 'backweight' at the rear is fairly important for a good stable shot.


Gini Shoulder Rig for Video / Filmmaking Support Stabilizer | eBay
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Old April 24th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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Re: Thoughts on this shoulder rig?

Thanks Mike, I was considering building a shoulder mount rail system from scratch, from bits and pieces bought off ebay. That Proaim listing shows me everything I need!

I'll add it up, and see whether the Proaim looks cheaper.

Personally, I'm not after a 2 handed model though.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #4
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Re: Thoughts on this shoulder rig?

hey I'm not sure if this is any help, but i have this system from proaim, not really sure as to how good it is yet as it hasn't been tortured enough yet!!!
It's probably ok to start out with :)
heres a pic of the screen on the DSLR rig

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...aing/rig_2.jpg[/QUOTE]

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