Good steadicam besides the Glidecam?

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    • #43817
      Anonymous
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      I came across another steadicam (that will hold a Sony DVX2000) besides the glidecam that was in the 300 dollar range but I can’t find it or remember its name. Anyone know? It was one that only took a couple minutes to balance, compared to the hour you waste each time with the Glidecam. Thanks.

    • #183652
      Rob
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      the merlin?

    • #183653
      D0n
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      or the manfrotto modosteady?

    • #183654
      stickypod
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      What about the Sticky Pod? Easy to balance, quick to adjust and so simple, it’s intuitive. Call me biased, but my customers use the Sticky Pod as a steady cam on a regular basis. Of course, you can always setup your camera on your car and just idle beside your subject while on the sidewalk or in a parking lot. The camera will look like it’s floating beside your subject. This dolly style setup is another great way to shoot your subject.

      The best model to use is the Sticky Pod Dash Cam and a 12 inch extension. Then you’ll need a small weight from WalMart or any retailer that you can slip over the extensions. You can see this setup by going to: http://www.stickypod.com/videos.html

      If you have any questions, please drop me a line or give me a call.

      Hope this works for you,

      Tom Heibel
      Sticky Pod Inventor
      http://www.stickypod.com
      866-544-3636

    • #183655
      TimLevelcam
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      I came across another steadicam (that will hold a Sony DVX2000) besides the glidecam that was in the 300 dollar range but I can’t find it or remember its name. Anyone know? It was one that only took a couple minutes to balance, compared to the hour you waste each time with the Glidecam. Thanks.

      Check out Levelcam and its big brother Levelpod at http://www.levelcam.com. There’s a 3 minute video that shows many of its uses.

      Tim

    • #183656
      Anonymous
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      The is also the option of a DIY stablizer. The Micro Filmmaker Magazine folks have several different options from around $30 up to nearly $300 to build you own. Check them out under the tips & tricks category on the free web site, http://www.microfilmmaker.com There is a homemade version of the Manfrotto Fig Rig, a gimballed steadicam version and a minimalist stabalizer. And like you’ll hear from everyone about stablizers, it is more about how the operator moves than the steadicam itself. Just check out the examples provided by the DIY authors.

    • #183657
      Damian Lloyd
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      The sample movies from FS Pro (http://www.fsprostab.com) make it look pretty good, but I don’t know anyone who has one. They’re about three grand. Does anyone have anthing to say about this system?

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