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Old March 27th, 2004, 02:51 PM   #16
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Started building the poor man's pipe based stabilizer today (didn't finish because of drill problem). I went with the design at www.steadycam.org (the 14$ thing). I decided to build it just to get a feel for having a weight underneath my camera and how that will affect my shooting. I will play around with it and report back to this forum.

On the other hand, I just purchased the codydeegan.com plans. As mentioned, I have a relative who has a metal/machine shop. Once we look at the plans together we'll make a decision about actually building or not. It'll be probably a week before they arrive by mail here in Amman, Jordan.

The Glidecam 2000 and Steadicam JR are still options, of course.

It would be great to hear from anyone who managed to buid the cody deegan design and actually used it.

That's it for now

Ahmad
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Old March 28th, 2004, 08:54 AM   #17
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Hi
Good decision,if you have access to a a workshop,Cody's plans shouldn't be to much of a problem.
http://pub173.ezboard.com/fhomebuiltstabilizersfrm33
That link is Cody's part of the forum.There seems to be a few of us in the process of building it.Have you watched Cody's demo clips yet.Found here
http://www.codydeegan.com/demo.html
On the court is a good clip lots of movement and direction changes.
Here are some pics of the 2nd stabalizer i made
http://qui_tin.tripod.com/downloads/DSCF0231.jpg
http://qui_tin.tripod.com/downloads/DSCF0232.jpg
http://qui_tin.tripod.com/downloads/DSCF0233.jpg
http://qui_tin.tripod.com/downloads/DSCF0234.jpg

Andy

Edit:My Plans took about 7-10 days to get to the UK if my memory serves me.
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Old March 28th, 2004, 01:23 PM   #18
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Andy.. Wow.. Thanks for the pictures.. Keep them coming as you progress.

I am aware of both the forum and the test clips Codeydeegan.com. The clip "Concrete" is totally amazing (and the one entitled "test") is totally funny.

Thanks again and please do keep updating us on your progress with the building process.

Ahmad
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