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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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I had a little disposable income and bought the SturdyCam stabilizer from Jaco ( Italy). I was sold by the shots he put up on Youtube and the price. Now the problem_ I am having the devil's own time trying to get this balanced and set with my HM100. Has anyone else taken the plunge with this stabilizer? I am not the most mechanically savvy person and I am probably doing something dumb in the initial set up. The problem is that the camera swings when ever I move it and takes forever to come to rest. I am having better luck with a very small camera.
This is a Memorex camcorder (like the "Flip Camcorder")

Memorex MCC228RSBLK Camcorder - 720p with digital player/voice recorder - 5.0 MP - Black

I can see that a little practice I will get good results with it. The problem that I am having is in using the JVC GY-HM 100 Camera. When I begin to move it, it begins swinging and I have to grab the stabilizer to try to slow it down. It swings and the "drop time" is very long. I even went so far as to put the base of a small microphone stand as a weight on the bottom with poor results.
Any advice would be geartly appreciated.
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