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Old September 2nd, 2006, 04:34 PM   #16
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I can't imagine how hard it would be to fit a 3sec boom shot into one of your 9 mintute demos. Whatever.

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Old September 2nd, 2006, 06:49 PM   #17
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Hi Nick,

With SmoothArm's optional accessory, with a jvc gy-dv5000 which weighs around 13 pounds(6kg), with my height is around 5.77 feet(1.76m), the center of fujinon s20x6.4brm-sd camera lense to the ground is 6.72 feet(2.05m).

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Originally Posted by Nick Weeks
You said your SmoothArm goes down to 30cm from the ground, but how high up will it go (above people's heads)?
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 09:24 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Leigh Wanstead
Hi Mikko,

If I understand correctly, SmoothArm's price is US$1,999 and AR's price is around US$60,000 and your rig's price around US$20,000. Buying an ar and you still needs some sorts of rig to support it which means pay more.

By reading these figures, obviously SmoothArm won't want to compete with AR for going from high to low mode during a shot.
If you think about it, the Merlin and various other handheld rigs have a boom range as much if not more than the AR, and in a straight line too--but of course there's a weight limit on the payload.

Leigh, Mikko and Nick are asking a very simple question, and one that you could have measured while you were gathering these figures: what is the practical boom range of the SmoothArm, in inches and/or meters?
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