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Old April 7th, 2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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Steadicam knock-off?

Check out this link: www.Flycam.com.ar

Anyone have any info about this group?

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Old April 7th, 2006, 01:13 PM   #2
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What?! Other countries are not allowed to build videocamera stabilizers? You may as well call the Glidecam and those other stabilizers "steadycam" knockoffs, too. :o(
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Old April 7th, 2006, 04:03 PM   #3
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Flycam, yes a knockoff, and a damned expensive one at that.
- They actually try and look like the Steadicam with some of their gear too.

EDIT: AARRGGH!!! How the heck do you turn their music off?!?! It doesn't stop when you close the window. God I hope they build better rigs than they code Flash. Plan to re-start your computer if you forget to turn the music off from their site if you go there.


And yes, Glidecam is also a kock-off. In fact everyone but "Steadicam" is a nock-off, as they are the original pioneers (who still lead with most of the inovation).

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Old April 7th, 2006, 05:29 PM   #4
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I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about this rig. Seemed like the subject line was a good way to get your attention, and I guess it did.

And as Mikko reiterates, yeah, they are a knock-off. And he's also right that it's an awful site.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 02:17 AM   #5
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What?! Other countries are not allowed to build videocamera stabilizers? You may as well call the Glidecam and those other stabilizers "steadycam" knockoffs, too. :o(
Don't worry Tom, it's a hard sudject to take in but the boys have a point. It is a knock off. Maybe Wayne should have used another word ;)

By the way, I don't think he meant it in a bad way. There are many products in life that have been duplicated one way or the other, it doesn't mean it's a bad think. Just means the options are more and the price offerings are cheaper too. Again not everybody can afford the Steadicam but if I had the money I would buy it. :) Personally I don't have a major problem just as long as people are honest and straight forward about the quality of their work.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 08:10 AM   #6
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While Garrett Brown invented such an amazing device that we all love, if I was buying a highend rig right now, Howard Smith at Mk-V would be getting my money, a Nexus Sled and AR would be my rig of choice :D

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Old April 9th, 2006, 02:35 PM   #7
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As Charles reiterates, anything that is not an "original" is a "knock-off", and that can be said about ANY product. ;o)
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