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One thing I’ve used for years is a sound mans boom (fish pole). You can mount a simple consumer DV on it and get it up and over, as long as the angle is set correctly – obviously, it doesn’t maintain a shooting angle. Sticking the camera on it with the boom collapsed also makes a kind of poor mans steadycam once you find the balance point. Damn handy in panic situations.