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Old September 28th, 2004, 09:32 AM   #16
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Mine's finally shipped. I can't wait
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Old September 28th, 2004, 12:50 PM   #17
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No i do not have the "eagle from paris" because i got for years now a modified glidecam and do not afford to buy a 2nd stab. befor selling the first one.
I think the back support and the arm are looking good enough to decide anybody who knows a bit about stab. to choose this one.
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Old September 28th, 2004, 09:02 PM   #18
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good for you wesley.

giroud, is there an english site for this rig? i like the arm, very well made.

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Old September 28th, 2004, 11:24 PM   #19
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Alright Ed. I've managed to find a review on the L'aile stabilizer or the eagle stabilizer in english, which was done in french but I had it translated using Babel:

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babel...3D111&lp=fr_en
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Old September 29th, 2004, 12:19 PM   #20
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thanks charles.

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Old September 29th, 2004, 12:53 PM   #21
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Old October 4th, 2004, 12:45 AM   #22
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Ed,

(thank you for the comments. are you in the video production line too?)

I have done a number of private long projects as well as weddings and music videos. I like the music videos best.

I use an Indicam stabilization system which is for smaller to mid-sized cameras and found there is a problem when using it for weddings. The problem is when you are shooting with a steadycam system (spelled steadycam which is a generic name and not Steadicam for Tiffen's systems) it's hard not to upstage the bride and groom. It's too bad you can't be invisible as well as smooth.

Did you find Magiqcam's web site? I have it at:

http://www.magiqcam.com/products2.htm

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Old November 17th, 2004, 03:03 AM   #23
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John's for real. He just takes a while to respond as he is very busy. I have my magiqam and it's really nice. I bought the original magicam at this site right here and john upgraded my sled for a VERY reasonable price. I bought the magicam originally for $1100 and I'm ticked silly with it. Sorry, you won't find that kind of a deal now. The new sled is a pleasure to balance and the gimbal is smooth as silk It's funny to see an arm for $6500 to look very similar to my magicam. Yes, I'm sure it's nicer, but I doubt it's $5400 nicer.
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Old November 17th, 2004, 03:26 AM   #24
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Well Dave if you can be so kind as to share some pics. Saying it is okay but seeing is even more of a joy ;)
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Old November 17th, 2004, 07:08 AM   #25
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<<<-- Originally posted by Dave Stewart : John's for real. He just takes a while to respond as he is very busy. I have my magiqam and it's really nice. I bought the original magicam at this site right here and john upgraded my sled for a VERY reasonable price. I bought the magicam originally for $1100 and I'm ticked silly with it. Sorry, you won't find that kind of a deal now. The new sled is a pleasure to balance and the gimbal is smooth as silk It's funny to see an arm for $6500 to look very similar to my magicam. Yes, I'm sure it's nicer, but I doubt it's $5400 nicer. -->>>

I've seen pictures of the new gimbal, but it just looks more heavy-duty. What's the big deal about the new sled really? I'd just like to know in what way does it preform better. You said it's a pleasure to balance, I just don't understand how anything could be a pleasure to balance :)
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Old November 17th, 2004, 09:53 AM   #26
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hi tony,
where can we see the pics you mention? saw some new pics posted on ebay but the gimbal is similiar to the one i got as a replacement. only difference was its black in color, mine not.
dave, how much did you paid for the new sled?

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Old November 17th, 2004, 12:08 PM   #27
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The sled is lighter, powder coated, the bearings seem more smooth, but the most improved is the camera mount. It accepts a bogen tripod plate which allows for easy removal of the camera, plus easy front-back balancing. Also, side to side balancing is more refined, easy, and secure. My camera would come loose with the old mount. Also, you couldn't balance the camera properly and had to swing the weights at the bottom to achieve balance which I understand is a no no.
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Old November 17th, 2004, 12:34 PM   #28
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Nice to hear Dave but don't you have any pics to share, man?
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Old November 17th, 2004, 08:29 PM   #29
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totally agree with charles. we want picture 8)

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Old November 17th, 2004, 10:05 PM   #30
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Ok. I had to drag it out of the closet. Take it out of the case. Take pics. And try fo remember how to set up my ftp program, remember passwords, upload etc. to get this to you. I how you appreciate it.

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http://www.awesomedental.com/images/sled%20images/
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