NFL camera stabilizer type? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Stabilizers (Steadicam etc.)


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 29th, 2010, 12:03 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Raleigh,NC
Posts: 263
NFL camera stabilizer type?

Hello,

Does anyone know what type of camera stabilizer system the video guys on the side lines of NFL games use? They usually cut to these cams when a play happens on the side line.

Thanks,
Troy
Troy Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29th, 2010, 12:31 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,609
Since they are not supplied by the NFL but the operators, the rigs they use could be anything but my guess is most of them are mostly Steadicam name brand gear although there could be a mix of gear involved in each ops rig.
__________________
What do I know? I'm just a video-O-grafer.
Don
Don Bloom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 29th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #3
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6,781
Pretty much the case Don. I believe I once heard that the Monday Night Football team carried their own Steadicam Ultra and just put the operator in it (may not still be the case). Most of what I've seen are Steadicam brand rigs and not particularly modified. Steadicam is the top brand name in live broadcast work although a number of the guys I know who do this are using older rigs like the EFP, and those are often quite customized.

For broadcast gigs including concerts I have been using my lightweight rig for the past few years with much success as it is highly configurable and as light as possible. I'm always a bit surprised when I see guys using full-size sleds to shoot athletics and other stamina-based shooting environments.

Anyone remember the XFL?? With Steadicam operators actually on the field during plays? that was a dark time...!

And here's a grimacer of a clip:

YouTube - Greame Richie Steadicam Accident
__________________
Charles Papert
www.charlespapert.com
Charles Papert is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Stabilizers (Steadicam etc.)

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:43 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network