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Old January 22nd, 2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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learning the balancement of a merlin on a fx1

Hola, i was wondering if i can save $ building a DIY Steadistand for the merlin.Any ideas?anybody out there did it?

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Old January 25th, 2010, 02:52 PM   #2
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if you're really handy man, you could probably build a bracket yourself
Steadicam | 8017900 Docking Bracket - for Merlin | 801-7900
but you still need a stand, I use cheap C stand from ebay
EI803 7.3FT Studio Photo Video Light Stand lightStands on eBay.ca
I use it for pilot , it comes with the docking bracket, which fits C stand perfect
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Old January 31st, 2010, 06:16 AM   #3
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Seems i'm learning the stairs but i feel hard times on the lateral moves...
I get no vest yet...
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 02:26 AM   #4
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this is built using an Apex mic stand microphone mount (about $10). i drilled a hole for a bolt that fit nicely in the Merlin handle and threaded a piece of flat metal for support (with kitchen drawer grip material taped on for padding and so the handle would not rotate). the nuts/washers lock on the bolt and also can adjust the right length for the bolt to fit in the Merlin handle.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #5
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MC gyver right here....
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