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Old May 17th, 2004, 05:58 PM   #1
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I just ordered a Magiqcam!!

Ok, it's a silly post. I am excited. I now have 4 weeks to get abs of steel. Sit-ups etc.. Now, I would like to see some videos out there that were shot with the magiqcam. This will give me something to look at for 4 weeks. I did a search and didn't find but one video and it was on magiqcam.com. I would love to see actual user's videos. Any tips are appreciated too.

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Old May 17th, 2004, 06:37 PM   #2
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I received mine about 2 weeks ago but haven't been able to use it yet. I will be doing some practice shooting later this week with it and if all goes well I will post some footage. I had mine in a local shop for a week having some custom made cables to mount to various monitors, batteries, cameras, etc.. and just got everything back today. The rig is very nice and I have mounted 2 cameras two it since I received it, a JVC HD10U and a JVC GY-DV500 which weighs in at close to 17lbs with batteries. It works a number on your back the first few times of putting it on so be ready. If you would like some pics of the rig let me know what you want and I'll take a few and post them.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 06:46 PM   #3
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Mark if you can, link some pics of your rig please. I would really like to see wich modifications you have done on it, and also the new arm attachement that is supposed to have the pitch adjustement.

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Old May 17th, 2004, 06:47 PM   #4
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No problem. I'll take some pics of it on Wednesday and put them up on my site. I'll let everyone know when they are posted.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 06:54 PM   #5
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Yes Mark,, thanks. I would love to see some pictures too!!
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Old May 17th, 2004, 06:59 PM   #6
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Thank you very much Mark!
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Old May 17th, 2004, 11:28 PM   #7
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I just received mine today after ordering it in Feburary.
I got in about 30 minutes of practice before my back muscles were screaming.
Proper dynamic balance is still elusive but, I think the more time I have to play around with it, the better it'll get.
My first shoot is June 11th.
Wish me luck!
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Old May 18th, 2004, 12:56 AM   #8
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You guys make me proud!

Congrats Scott, you'll have a lot of fun with it. As far as viewing footage taken with the system, might as well tune in "ER" or watch "The Shining" or virtually any movie or TV show these days, because most of the Steadicam shots you'll see COULD have been made on a Magiqcam with the right touch!
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Old May 18th, 2004, 10:24 AM   #9
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What fun!! After I learned about steadycams, I started to look around at all the shots I had always wondered about. I couldn't figure out how they could do it so smoothly and then, the "magic" was shown. I love it. I remembered one of the strangest videos I had seen that I couldn't figure out how they did it was a Green Day video for Macy's Day Parade. The entire video was steadycam'd and done well. Check it out if you have the chance. I can just imagine that Charles' back looks like the incredible hulk. How do you do it with the heavier gear........
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Old May 24th, 2004, 09:06 AM   #10
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Hey Mark!

Have you took some pictures of your rig? I would really like to see your modifications and the new adjustable vest connector. If you want, I can host them for you!

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Old May 24th, 2004, 09:18 AM   #11
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Sorry for taking soo long, I'm getting married on Saturday and have been running around nonstop. Do you want pics of me flying it or just some close ups of the rig itself?
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Old May 24th, 2004, 09:55 AM   #12
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Ho, congratulation Mark! Wish you have lot of happy moments!

I think that some close up of the sled and the vest connector could be fine, but it is always cool to see an operator in action! :-)

It's up to you!

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Old May 24th, 2004, 09:18 PM   #13
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just curious, how long did you guys have to wait for your order. i'm still waiting for mine, almost six weeks now.
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Old May 24th, 2004, 09:34 PM   #14
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That's not encouraging... I was told 4 weeks.. I am hopelessly optomistic.........
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Old May 24th, 2004, 09:43 PM   #15
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i was told 3 to 4 weeks before i place an order. i guess they must have received quite alot of orders lately. will still be waiting.
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