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Old March 31st, 2004, 01:20 PM   #1
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List all the good stabilizers for the PDX10

Hi, I'd probably get a better response in the general discussion, as all these cameras are small, but...

I just got my PDX10. It's small!!! Definately hard to hold and keep still. I'm thinking that I will need a stabilizer. I'm just NOT SURE which one.

I just ordered a monopod (the kind that is tied to your body), but an interested in finding about about stuff like:

frame side brakets to hold the camera (because it can be small and inconspicuous - don't mean the camera flash one either)

Glidecam stuff - very stable and smooth, but very expensive and looks like overkill.

Shoulder mount - idea sounds interesting.

Can you talk about what you have and where is a cheap place to get it?
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Old March 31st, 2004, 01:31 PM   #2
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I built my own. Made it out of steel pipe and sheet metal. Its heavy, and not as complex and effective as a glidecam, but it works. Materials costed around $20 to make.

I will try to post pics of it later.
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Old March 31st, 2004, 01:54 PM   #3
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I use a GlideCam V8 with my PDX10 and it works great! It might be overkill, but it sure looks cool, and is fun too, if a bit painful to learn and setup in the first place......

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Old March 31st, 2004, 07:12 PM   #4
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Just got a Steadicam JR for mine, will post over the next month how it goes....
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Old April 2nd, 2004, 04:19 AM   #5
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After carerfully searching for all steady cam options I have stopped drinking coffee on days of shoots.

Then I just hold my breath for the whole shoot and try not to move.......

cheap....works sometimes.....

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Old April 2nd, 2004, 09:57 AM   #6
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<<<-- Originally posted by Mike Sanchez : After carerfully searching for all steady cam options I have stopped drinking coffee on days of shoots.

Then I just hold my breath for the whole shoot and try not to move.......

cheap....works sometimes.....

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Mike, haven't you seen the short film, "Cafine"? Discontinuing your daily coffee dosage can really mess a feller up...
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Old May 28th, 2004, 07:01 AM   #7
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Shawn,

Are you finding the Steadicam JR and the PDX10 a good combination that you'd recommend? I'm considering getting one myself so any feedback you could share would be appreciated.
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