DV Info Net

DV Info Net (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/)
-   Stabilizers (Steadicam etc.) (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/stabilizers-steadicam-etc/)
-   -   looking for john from magiqcam (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/stabilizers-steadicam-etc/31013-looking-john-magiqcam.html)

Wesley Wong September 28th, 2004 08:32 AM

Mine's finally shipped. I can't wait

Giroud Francois September 28th, 2004 11:50 AM

in reply to Charles Papert
No i do not have the "eagle from paris" because i got for years now a modified glidecam and do not afford to buy a 2nd stab. befor selling the first one.
I think the back support and the arm are looking good enough to decide anybody who knows a bit about stab. to choose this one.

Ed Liew September 28th, 2004 08:02 PM

good for you wesley.

giroud, is there an english site for this rig? i like the arm, very well made.

ed

Charles King September 28th, 2004 10:24 PM

Alright Ed. I've managed to find a review on the L'aile stabilizer or the eagle stabilizer in english, which was done in french but I had it translated using Babel:

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babel...3D111&lp=fr_en

Ed Liew September 29th, 2004 11:19 AM

thanks charles.

ed

Charles King September 29th, 2004 11:53 AM

No problem.

Terry Thompson October 3rd, 2004 11:45 PM

Ed,

(thank you for the comments. are you in the video production line too?)

I have done a number of private long projects as well as weddings and music videos. I like the music videos best.

I use an Indicam stabilization system which is for smaller to mid-sized cameras and found there is a problem when using it for weddings. The problem is when you are shooting with a steadycam system (spelled steadycam which is a generic name and not Steadicam for Tiffen's systems) it's hard not to upstage the bride and groom. It's too bad you can't be invisible as well as smooth.

Did you find Magiqcam's web site? I have it at:

http://www.magiqcam.com/products2.htm

Hope this helps.

Terry

Dave Stewart November 17th, 2004 03:03 AM

John's for real. He just takes a while to respond as he is very busy. I have my magiqam and it's really nice. I bought the original magicam at this site right here and john upgraded my sled for a VERY reasonable price. I bought the magicam originally for $1100 and I'm ticked silly with it. Sorry, you won't find that kind of a deal now. The new sled is a pleasure to balance and the gimbal is smooth as silk It's funny to see an arm for $6500 to look very similar to my magicam. Yes, I'm sure it's nicer, but I doubt it's $5400 nicer.

Charles King November 17th, 2004 03:26 AM

Well Dave if you can be so kind as to share some pics. Saying it is okay but seeing is even more of a joy ;)

Tony Hall November 17th, 2004 07:08 AM

<<<-- Originally posted by Dave Stewart : John's for real. He just takes a while to respond as he is very busy. I have my magiqam and it's really nice. I bought the original magicam at this site right here and john upgraded my sled for a VERY reasonable price. I bought the magicam originally for $1100 and I'm ticked silly with it. Sorry, you won't find that kind of a deal now. The new sled is a pleasure to balance and the gimbal is smooth as silk It's funny to see an arm for $6500 to look very similar to my magicam. Yes, I'm sure it's nicer, but I doubt it's $5400 nicer. -->>>

I've seen pictures of the new gimbal, but it just looks more heavy-duty. What's the big deal about the new sled really? I'd just like to know in what way does it preform better. You said it's a pleasure to balance, I just don't understand how anything could be a pleasure to balance :)

Ed Liew November 17th, 2004 09:53 AM

hi tony,
where can we see the pics you mention? saw some new pics posted on ebay but the gimbal is similiar to the one i got as a replacement. only difference was its black in color, mine not.
dave, how much did you paid for the new sled?

ed

Dave Stewart November 17th, 2004 12:08 PM

The sled is lighter, powder coated, the bearings seem more smooth, but the most improved is the camera mount. It accepts a bogen tripod plate which allows for easy removal of the camera, plus easy front-back balancing. Also, side to side balancing is more refined, easy, and secure. My camera would come loose with the old mount. Also, you couldn't balance the camera properly and had to swing the weights at the bottom to achieve balance which I understand is a no no.

Charles King November 17th, 2004 12:34 PM

Nice to hear Dave but don't you have any pics to share, man?

Ed Liew November 17th, 2004 08:29 PM

totally agree with charles. we want picture 8)

ed

Dave Stewart November 17th, 2004 10:05 PM

Ok. I had to drag it out of the closet. Take it out of the case. Take pics. And try fo remember how to set up my ftp program, remember passwords, upload etc. to get this to you. I how you appreciate it.

Dave

http://www.awesomedental.com/images/sled%20images/


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:04 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2020 The Digital Video Information Network