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Old October 7th, 2007, 05:30 AM   #1
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Some shots fom my first proper practice session. Trying to adjust to operating the gimbal with the right hand instead of the left.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9OdGmeyJFs
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Old October 7th, 2007, 08:06 AM   #2
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Good solid shots there Nick. .. especially considering how windy it looked to be! I'm presuming the allyway was completly sheltered?

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Old October 7th, 2007, 08:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Mikko. It was mostly sheltered. Sometimes the wind did compromise the quality of the shot.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 11:15 AM   #4
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Great practice footage Nick, thanks for posting! Seems like you're getting used to filming this way. Would it be possible to use the Z1 with wide converter on this system?
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Old October 7th, 2007, 01:26 PM   #5
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Nick,

I liked the way you handled the gimbal. Very light touch. Good job!

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Old October 7th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #6
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Great practice footage Nick, thanks for posting! Seems like you're getting used to filming this way. Would it be possible to use the Z1 with wide converter on this system?
Thanks, Probably. Depends on how much it weighs, with the metal gimbal the Merlin can now handle up to 7.5 pounds.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 10:21 AM   #7
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Thanks, Probably. Depends on how much it weighs, with the metal gimbal the Merlin can now handle up to 7.5 pounds.
Did you pull the video down? Link says so.

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Old October 11th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #8
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Yeah, it was pretty weak, better footage here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9U75ttgtHA

original clip now here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4jllH246Rg
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