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Scott Balkum May 17th, 2004 04:58 PM

I just ordered a Magiqcam!!
Ok, it's a silly post. I am excited. I now have 4 weeks to get abs of steel. Sit-ups etc.. Now, I would like to see some videos out there that were shot with the magiqcam. This will give me something to look at for 4 weeks. I did a search and didn't find but one video and it was on magiqcam.com. I would love to see actual user's videos. Any tips are appreciated too.


Mark Jervis May 17th, 2004 05:37 PM

I received mine about 2 weeks ago but haven't been able to use it yet. I will be doing some practice shooting later this week with it and if all goes well I will post some footage. I had mine in a local shop for a week having some custom made cables to mount to various monitors, batteries, cameras, etc.. and just got everything back today. The rig is very nice and I have mounted 2 cameras two it since I received it, a JVC HD10U and a JVC GY-DV500 which weighs in at close to 17lbs with batteries. It works a number on your back the first few times of putting it on so be ready. If you would like some pics of the rig let me know what you want and I'll take a few and post them.

Jean-Philippe Archibald May 17th, 2004 05:46 PM

Mark if you can, link some pics of your rig please. I would really like to see wich modifications you have done on it, and also the new arm attachement that is supposed to have the pitch adjustement.

Thank you!

Mark Jervis May 17th, 2004 05:47 PM

No problem. I'll take some pics of it on Wednesday and put them up on my site. I'll let everyone know when they are posted.

Scott Balkum May 17th, 2004 05:54 PM

Yes Mark,, thanks. I would love to see some pictures too!!

Jean-Philippe Archibald May 17th, 2004 05:59 PM

Thank you very much Mark!

Douglas Akers May 17th, 2004 10:28 PM

I just received mine today after ordering it in Feburary.
I got in about 30 minutes of practice before my back muscles were screaming.
Proper dynamic balance is still elusive but, I think the more time I have to play around with it, the better it'll get.
My first shoot is June 11th.
Wish me luck!

Charles Papert May 17th, 2004 11:56 PM

You guys make me proud!

Congrats Scott, you'll have a lot of fun with it. As far as viewing footage taken with the system, might as well tune in "ER" or watch "The Shining" or virtually any movie or TV show these days, because most of the Steadicam shots you'll see COULD have been made on a Magiqcam with the right touch!

Scott Balkum May 18th, 2004 09:24 AM

What fun!! After I learned about steadycams, I started to look around at all the shots I had always wondered about. I couldn't figure out how they could do it so smoothly and then, the "magic" was shown. I love it. I remembered one of the strangest videos I had seen that I couldn't figure out how they did it was a Green Day video for Macy's Day Parade. The entire video was steadycam'd and done well. Check it out if you have the chance. I can just imagine that Charles' back looks like the incredible hulk. How do you do it with the heavier gear........

Jean-Philippe Archibald May 24th, 2004 08:06 AM

Hey Mark!

Have you took some pictures of your rig? I would really like to see your modifications and the new adjustable vest connector. If you want, I can host them for you!

Thank you,

Mark Jervis May 24th, 2004 08:18 AM

Sorry for taking soo long, I'm getting married on Saturday and have been running around nonstop. Do you want pics of me flying it or just some close ups of the rig itself?

Jean-Philippe Archibald May 24th, 2004 08:55 AM

Ho, congratulation Mark! Wish you have lot of happy moments!

I think that some close up of the sled and the vest connector could be fine, but it is always cool to see an operator in action! :-)

It's up to you!


Ed Liew May 24th, 2004 08:18 PM

just curious, how long did you guys have to wait for your order. i'm still waiting for mine, almost six weeks now.

Scott Balkum May 24th, 2004 08:34 PM

That's not encouraging... I was told 4 weeks.. I am hopelessly optomistic.........

Ed Liew May 24th, 2004 08:43 PM

i was told 3 to 4 weeks before i place an order. i guess they must have received quite alot of orders lately. will still be waiting.

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