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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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I think I finally got the Flycam 6000 to work!

First, let thank all of you here for helping and providing such great information. I am getting the hang of the FlyCam 6000... Finally. Still a lot of work to do and practice, but I only have a slight bounce in the system now. Today a friend of mine was coming down the street in his 1932 Ford while I was practicing with the Flycam. I had the opportunity to do a few moves around the car and conduct a short interview with him. I got the footage home and decided to put a little piece together.

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Old November 24th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #2
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First, let thank all of you here for helping and providing such great information. I am getting the hang of the FlyCam 6000... Finally. Still a lot of work to do and practice, but I only have a slight bounce in the system now. Today a friend of mine was coming down the street in his 1932 Ford while I was practicing with the Flycam. I had the opportunity to do a few moves around the car and conduct a short interview with him. I got the footage home and decided to put a little piece together.

Phil Hanna

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Mike's 1932 Ford Sedan on Vimeo
Love the car. :) A suggestion. Try relaxing the springs a bit more and only lightly touch the gimbal to relief some of that bounce you got going on there. What camera are you flying?
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Old November 24th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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Thanks, Charlie

I am flying the Ex-1 Sony. It is had to balance to begin with, but I agree with you on loosening the springs a bit more. This time when I had on the vest, the camera and rig did not feel as heavy and I wore it for about an hour. I am trying to focus on the left hand barely touching the gimbal. The Flycam is not in the Steadicam class, but can work if you learn its feel and response. I will keep practicing. I think I have only had the system on nine or ten times, so I am pleased with the progress of this shoot as it provided the most success thus far.

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Old November 25th, 2008, 11:00 AM   #4
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Well, just keep at it. It takes awhile and that is for all stabilizer systems- Some more than others, and that can be attributed to the quality as well, in some or most cases.
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