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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:11 PM   #1
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Cammate steadicam

Hello there,

just wondering if anyone here uses the Cammate steadicam ? http://www.cammate.com/steady_shot.cfm

if so, how does it compare to the Glidecams and Magiqcams ? From their instructional videos, it shows an easy step to balance the setup and comes with a hardcase to store everything.


any comments there ? build quality ?



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Old June 29th, 2004, 10:28 PM   #2
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My thoughts on seeing the Cammate at various trade shows is that it is in the ballpark of the Glidecam, Magiqcams etc. I seem to remember the arm being pretty stiff. However I believe that there was an adjustment on the vest that affected the left-right angle of the arm, which is a nice feature (although of the two axes, the fore-aft adjustment is generally more of an issue).
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Old June 29th, 2004, 10:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying Charles !!

Big fan of your work, and your valued comments here.


Now I'm deciding between Magiqcam IIa , glidecam V8 and suddenly this came into the conclusion , at a Broadcast Asia convention in Singapore, where I am at.

Budget is a big concern for me and this is the first time I'm investing in such a rig which is a long term plan.

I was told about the magiqcam having dual arms, over the v8, so I'm leaning towards that one.

The thing is there isn't a reseller for the Magiq here in Singas to have a physical feel of the product...
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Old July 1st, 2004, 04:25 PM   #4
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Trademark?

Isn't Steady Shot a Sony trademark?
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Old July 4th, 2004, 11:34 PM   #5
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thinks that is steadi-shot
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