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Old February 12th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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In-camera stabilization?

Hello, I'm new to the world of steadicam. I purchased a Flyer Le 3 weeks ago and promptly attended the 2-day Tiffen workshop at Abel Cine Tech. I've been practicing every other day and all I can say is...I have to take dramamine before I watch my footage.

I was wondering if there is any benefit to using the in-camera stabilization while using the steadicam.

I know it sounds like cheating. But could it help?

thank you,

Daniel
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Old February 12th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #2
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Most camera stabilization companies will tell you to turn off in-camera stabilization. I think this is based on older, more invasive stabilization that doesn't really apply anymore. Of course if you're doing whip pans you'll want to turn stabilization off. I think in camera stabilization can smooth out some bumps and jars using a steadicam type stabilizer. However the vertigo inducing stuff probably won't be reduced. I think that has more to do with keeping your motion simple and limited. Know where you're going and what you want the camera to do and keep a light touch. Let inertia be your friend. I think some more practice with the rig is probably what you need.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 12:53 AM   #3
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Brett, thanks for your response. I will continue to practice and try to avoid the death grip. Learning steadicam is a challenge. But it's too late, I'm hooked.
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