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Sep 18, 2012 09:44 |  #1

Has anyone here bought one and use it? I've just ordered mine, it look promising with the gimbal moving up and down the post. I've recently sold my steadicam rig. The flycam c5 is my next project, it'll be my hand held stabalizer vs having the vest and arm.




  
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Sep 19, 2012 11:50 |  #2

It arrived yesterday, took it to work and test it out, I say flycam have improved since the one I had flycam 5000. I love the gimbal moving up and down the post, make it much easier to balance. For those who have not experience with stabalizer. You will have problem with setup and frustration. I am more patient now and I was able to balance this in 5 mins give or take. Tonight I'll see if I can mode to have a monitor on the bottom stage and figure out how I'm going to drill holes for the hdmi cable up the post.

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Sep 19, 2012 12:47 |  #3

That's pretty cool. I have heard they are quite handy.




  
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Sep 20, 2012 09:54 |  #4

Ok, so I got home and got a chance to play with the C5 a little be more, I say they improved, I say they still need more improvement, the gimbal has a bit of friction, unlike glidecam gimbal, its very smooth and will spin to until it stop, the flycam gimbal feel like there breaks on them. So I wouldnt go and puchase it on the fly. Look like I'll be buying another glidecam product.




  
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Sep 20, 2012 11:27 |  #5

How does the footage look? Do you notice the friction while watching the footage?




  
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Sep 20, 2012 12:47 |  #6

This weekend I have some time off and will take some footage, upload on youtube. I wish I was better at explaining things.




  
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Sep 20, 2012 16:01 |  #7

Eh, for anyone who has used a steadicam, your explanation is perfect. ANY friction is a very bad thing, no matter how small. If you can find a way to work around it, dandy, but it's definitely not ideal


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Sep 20, 2012 16:09 |  #8

Have you tried oiling the bearing first?


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Sep 20, 2012 17:29 |  #9

Kento wrote in post #15020128 (external link)
Have you tried oiling the bearing first?


I will try that this weekend...no wedding to shoot.




  
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Sep 20, 2012 17:34 |  #10

bpaulette wrote in post #15020094 (external link)
Eh, for anyone who has used a steadicam, your explanation is perfect. ANY friction is a very bad thing, no matter how small. If you can find a way to work around it, dandy, but it's definitely not ideal

cool, wasnt sure if other understand what I said, not great in English, special grammers..lol.

I'm sort of missed my steadicam rig now.




  
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Sep 20, 2012 18:14 |  #11

Orguss wrote in post #15020394 (external link)
I will try that this weekend...no wedding to shoot.

Yeah I would try it, it may come un-oiled for shipping. Oil can make a substantial difference in metal parts.


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Sep 22, 2012 23:16 |  #12

I spent about an hr this time modifying the C5, greasing it did help just a bit but not quiet all, thanks for the suggestion ya all! Here are some pics of how I did it...pics should explain itself. So some test flying on Sunday, the footage looks pretty go inside the house. Once you got this setup, you dont have to move the telescoping post that much but the gimbal itself only. Hope this helps.

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Sep 23, 2012 22:48 |  #13

sorry for the ugly back yard.

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Sep 24, 2012 00:11 |  #14

that looks pretty smooth to me, nicely done!


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