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Old March 20th, 2004, 08:38 AM   #1
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Shoulder Mount for PDX-10?

Has anyone used a shoulder mount for their PDX-10? I'd like to get one for greater hand held stability but there are many options, I'm wondering if anyone has opinions on this topic? Did a search but nothing came up....
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Old March 20th, 2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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One reason I bought the PDX10 was because it was light, portable, and without the XLR it looks like an average DV camera (great for traveling)

The downside to this is that it's a pain in the wrist, really, it's a pain. There is a reason large shoulder cameras have a stable image and handhelds don't. Even at a few pounds, it kills my hand after an hour. Here is my digital prototype for my PDX10 shoulder mount.

http://www.mjrworld.com/mjrworld/video/pdx10/pdx10_shoulder.jpg

This is just a layout to scale in 3d to work out size to my body parts. Now that I'm learning to weld and work with metals, I can start developing the individual parts.

Adding a few extra pounds and a balance point on the shoulder should really help stabilize the image for long shooting projects other than the family birthday or the dog running in the back yard.

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Old March 22nd, 2004, 01:55 AM   #3
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Um, isn't there one out that that you can just *buy* rather than make?

There are lots of mounts out there.
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Old March 22nd, 2004, 03:23 AM   #4
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Sure there are, plenty of them, but why not make your own?

If you have the tools, time, and skill to do it, it's a whole lot cheaper to buy $50 worth of parts than spend $200 to $400 on a good universal shoulder mount. I guess for me I would rather invest the money into the tools to build my own equipment.
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