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Old February 16th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #16
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A1 settings that work

Rene - a fellow Danish videographer wrote:

"One of the user presets (4.98lb) at merlincookbook.com should get you excellent results"

I can only confirm, that this is the case. Having struggled a whole day with various settings, these settings immediately transformed the Merlin to a well balanced unit.

Now I "only" have to learn the shooting tricks :-)

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Old May 3rd, 2008, 11:18 PM   #17
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I just wanted to say that I totally agree with the 4.98lb settings in the user cookbook.
I've tried the Merlin with different front and lower weights, and without a doubt, it's definitely the most stable using that setting. I'm also using a BP970 battery and a Red Eye wide angle lens, which is putting the unit over 5lbs, but it still works fine.

Last edited by Brett Daly; May 3rd, 2008 at 11:20 PM. Reason: Added cookbook link
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