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Old March 14th, 2006, 11:45 AM   #76
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Her you go: http://www.mk-v-ar.com/

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Old March 14th, 2006, 03:28 PM   #77
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Quick addition/clarification to Charles's comment for those that dont' know. The AlienRevolution is motorized and electronically leveled. -And in deed, moves in a similar fasion to the above design.

Also note that the above system would loose horizon as you went around a corner (think a bowl of water) unless it was perfectly balanced (which in turn would prevent self leveling.) Quite a chalenge!

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Old March 14th, 2006, 03:53 PM   #78
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Well done ;-)

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Just for your interest (if any) here's one I designed earlier...

Hope to actually build a prototype one day.

Designed before I'd seen or heard of a Fig Rig - but they are different beasts anyway - they just look similar at first glance.

http://www.videotutor.co.uk/stabiliser/frontview.gif

http://www.videotutor.co.uk/stabiliser/sideview.gif

The device self levels on horizontal and vertical. A simple brake system in the handle allows you to lock it off on either plane. When fully locked off on both planes that would be the equivalent to a Fig Rig. When not locked off it would self level.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 05:30 PM   #79
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For the past 17 years, I've been developing a shouldermount/steadying rig that is quite different from a Steadycam. My device is not intended to allow for a moving camera, but rather to help hold it steady when the camera operator is stationary. Mine is especially useful when shooting with a long lens and with it, I rarely need to use a tripod. It has several removable segments and can be varied from a simple, lightweight thing to something weighing about 12 lbs. and very complicated. An adjustable monopod leg is one of the optional features, as is a counterweight down low. I use a different assembly of the many parts for each occasion. I hope to set up a website soon that has several photos and diagrams for building it. It's made of fiberglass, aluminum tubing, wood and stiff foam. I've used versions of it on camcorders as large as a 17-lb. Beta, down to a 2-lb TRV730.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 11:10 PM   #80
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i know someone else already asked but whoever wants to sell their rig please email me or send me a pm.
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Old March 17th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #81
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well someone sent me an email to their website. Thanks buddy but if I was going to pay 2k I would buy the glidecam smooth shooter for $1400 on stealbay. That being said I did buy this fellows unit.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1

He was very "helpful "over the phone
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Old March 17th, 2006, 09:46 PM   #82
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wow that is a sled, you look like robocop. \and the website is very professional . What program did you use to do the website. im assuming it was with a mac.
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Old March 17th, 2006, 11:27 PM   #83
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Charles, I think you misunderstood me. I'm not the owner of the site. I just directed Kevin to the site that displayed the AR to which he was inquiring about the meaning of the word Alien. ;)

It's Howard's site the guy who helped developed the system. I saw it at IBC last year and was very impressed.
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