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Tao-ming Lin July 26th, 2004 09:40 AM

Has anyone used the dually?
We're gearing up to start filming the finale for the Lady X series, and I'm looking at this "dually" stabilizer and wondering how it compares to other stabilizers. Does anyone have any experience with this? I would be using it with my Panny DVX100. We'd like to build our own but real gimbals are hard to come by here in Taiwan for some reason.




Tao-ming Lin July 27th, 2004 10:30 AM

Ok, I guess not. Any particular reason? Anything I should know about?

Richard Lewis July 27th, 2004 12:18 PM

OMG!!, it's like one of those ones off ebay.

Dual gimbal eihh??

No need to balance!!

Looks like Mr Papert will be looking for a new rig ;)

Did anyone sense sarcasm??

Now if u didnít get the subtle British humour, DONíT GET ONE!!

Tao-ming Lin July 27th, 2004 06:27 PM

I was wondering how the thing is balanced as opposed to a glidecam system; it seems the dual balancing points would make it more difficult to control. Is this right? Am I stating the obvious? Please forgive my ignorance on this matter, I just want to know as glidecam is not represented out here, nor are any other stabilization systems short of full-on steadicams for cameras far heavier than mine and way out of my price range.

Cosmin Rotaru July 28th, 2004 05:18 AM

The 2nd gimbal defeats the whole purpose of a stabilizer...
I'm not going into details... the link got me depressed! :)

Tao-ming Lin July 28th, 2004 09:30 AM

That's what I thought. No wonder I can't find any reviews online for this thing. I was beginning to think nobody had ever heard of it.

Now, can anyone tell me how I can get something like a glidecam that works as well but only costs about $100? If you built your own, where did you get the gimbals?

Cosmin Rotaru July 29th, 2004 06:49 AM

made the gimbal myself!
This is the site that exhibits all kind of homebuilt devices:
and the forum where you could get some help:

Tao-ming Lin August 1st, 2004 07:57 AM

We found a wheel on a rotating plate, probably from some cart somewhere, and are fashioning a glidecam around it, possibly with a revolving handle. Hopefully it should work without a "real" gimbal.

Reid Bailey August 16th, 2004 01:38 PM

Man that looks like something I'd invent.
Hey, balancing is a pain, let me just put another handle on it. Then I'd watch the test footage and "D'oh"!

It's like when I was 12 and built a morris code key. The 2 D-cell batteries just weren't strong enough to power the little elector-magnet. So I figured more power is better right and yanked a power cord out of a lamp and juiced it up with 110vac.
Still didn't work, but boy did I learn a lot about electricity that day.

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