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Apr 08, 2011 16:26 |  #106

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Glidecam or Steadicam Merlin?

Which should I buy? Budget is under $800.

I got the Glidecam based on Cheesycam's reviews. He started with the Merlin and ended up with Glidecam 1000 and 4000. Check out his videos, several reviews available. Just saw he reviewed the Blackbird an hour ago.. that bottom attachment looks way too long

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Good video on how to balance Glidecam. And def get the Pro version, easier to balance:
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Apr 08, 2011 18:37 |  #107

glidecam 1000 is good size (very small) but if you want anything more than your body a lens, don't get it. i just sent mine back to exchange it for a 2000, because a 7D + tokina 11-16 + a mic in the future is over the weight limit (3lbs for the hd1000)


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Apr 08, 2011 18:38 |  #108

I still can't decide between glidecam and blackbird... think I'm leaning towards the blackbird due to gimble placement


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Apr 08, 2011 20:01 |  #109

robtk wrote in post #12185609 (external link)
glidecam 1000 is good size (very small) but if you want anything more than your body a lens, don't get it. i just sent mine back to exchange it for a 2000, because a 7D + tokina 11-16 + a mic in the future is over the weight limit (3lbs for the hd1000)

agree, at least 2000 if you're gonna add accessories

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I still can't decide between glidecam and blackbird... think I'm leaning towards the blackbird due to gimble placement

just watched the blackbird video, gimble does look nice. Not sure I like how far down the whole thing extends, may prevent you from shooting low to the ground. Also you can't attach a monitor/ accessory to the base like the Glidecam. Of course if it glides better... ;)


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Apr 08, 2011 20:04 |  #110

I figure if I get to the stage where I'm flying or can add those sort of accessories I'd upgrade to a more expensive system anyways =p


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Apr 08, 2011 20:17 |  #111

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I figure if I get to the stage where I'm flying or can add those sort of accessories I'd upgrade to a more expensive system anyways =p

true and price isn't bad. Post a review if you get it


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Apr 10, 2011 09:08 |  #112
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Forgive the crappy iphone pictures. But here is my rig sans monitor as I am renting it out this weekend. It's a cheapy, but it gets the job done on the sticks and shoulder mounted.

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Apr 11, 2011 06:12 |  #113

Hey guys, just got back from New York and it was a fun week there... meeting up with old friends and particularly my trip to B&H ;)

Ended up getting an SD 302 mixer that I've now bolted on to the side of my camera, audio technica 4053b hyper for indoors, Sony 7056's, rycote mount, cables & misc stuff. Ended up spending about $2200, but still not enough for everything that I'd like though... :rolleyes: oh well, next time I guess, what I have now is already a million times better than just an NTG-1 plugged into the front on the camera.

I'll probably up some photos later when I have the time. Actually, I'm surprised that I have any time to even post here since I'm just off the plane and jet lagged.


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Apr 12, 2011 10:17 as a reply to  @ Kolor-Pikker's post |  #114

Here's a couple shots I took. I attached the 302 to the camera using nylon strap ends I cut from an old camera strap and bolting them down to the camera, good thing there are plenty of ways to stick stuff on this camcorder!
In the future I'm thinking of recording stereo, which was the reasoning behind getting a 302 over the mixpre... and the awesome VU meter of course! Pretty sweet sound too, the AT is very quiet and with the 302 has huge dynamic range, it's nearly impossible to clip the audio with this thing. :D

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The NTG-1 will stay on the camera, but now I have the option of replacing it with the AT4053b if I need to gun indoors, or set it on a stand.
Don't worry about the mixer position though, from my usual shooting height the mixer is exactly where I can see and access it, and if not, the long output cables will let me bring it down if I need to. All I need now is a cable to return the monitor from the camera to the mixer, but you can get those anywhere.

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Apr 12, 2011 11:25 |  #115

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Here's a couple shots I took. I attached the 302 to the camera using nylon strap ends I cut from an old camera strap and bolting them down to the camera, good thing there are plenty of ways to stick stuff on this camcorder!



If the side of that camera is reasonably flat you might consider utilizing a couple of 1 inch strips of 3M dual lock VHB hook and loop fasteners.

It works like velcro but has considerably more holding power.

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Apr 12, 2011 11:53 |  #116

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If the side of that camera is reasonably flat you might consider utilizing a couple of 1 inch strips of 3M dual lock VHB hook and loop fasteners.

It works like velcro but has considerably more holding power.

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Well, it is somewhat flat, but the nylon works just fine for my purposes as I don't intend to take it off-camera very often, but still need it to swing it out of the way to access the USB terminals.


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Apr 14, 2011 03:41 |  #117

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Apr 14, 2011 11:32 |  #118

Crazy setups


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Apr 14, 2011 14:07 |  #119

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Yeah I know 1080p can be converted to anything but Discovery isn't stupid and knows the native format is progressive. They want native 1080i which I think is ridiculous since pretty much all TVs today are progressive but I don't make the rules.

This could be one of the most important video/photography paragraphs I have seen on POTN. We sometime need to remind ourselves that we are controlled by those how pay for our services. We are not always the masters.

Thanks for reminding us, Canon are you listening. An opportunity lost due to format. Discovery is smart enough to know a 1080p signal inside of a 1080i wrapper.


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Apr 14, 2011 14:36 |  #120

here's my walk-around minimal rig. cineroid evf, mounted to a redrock microShoeClamp. lens gear with redrock nano focus lever.

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and here's the tripod-based rig, a bit more blown out. again, cineroid evf, with redrock/really right stuff baseplate, redrock follow focus, juicedlink dt454, and sennheiser wireless receiver.

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