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Sep 05, 2011 04:11 |  #151

Raginl3ull wrote in post #13052631 (external link)
Why couldn't you put all that on a monopod? If you think it looks silly, might want to have the vanity levels checked :lol:

You could never be mobile enough on a monopod as you would be with a shoulder mount.

A shoulder mount is much steadier then hand-holding and will allow you to move much easier while recording.

As it has been said if your arms were getting tired, your rig was never properly balanced and that defeated the purpose of it.

Ideal balancing means you can lay the rig on your shoulder and not have to hold it up. This gives the most stability.


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Sep 05, 2011 05:34 |  #152

Yep, thanks to this thread I realized the balancing fact and have now grown to LOVE my shoulder rig. Once you balance that bad boy on your shoulder its an absolute dream to work with.


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Sep 05, 2011 11:26 |  #153

Kolor-Pikker wrote in post #13052708 (external link)
The key here is balance.

the rig has to be balanced on your shoulder so that the camera is being carried only by your shoulder and the only thing your hands do is point the device and control the rings, sticks and/or buttons on the lens.

If you actually have to hold the camera, then you're doing it wrong!

Excellent point, this is why the majority of professional camcorders have a shoulder pad that can be adjusted fore and aft allowing the operator to achieve a perfectly balanced unit regardless of the lens on the front or the batteries and junk hung on the rear.

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Sep 06, 2011 14:14 |  #154

New addition (mic), very slowly growing rig! Although I'm not one who lusts for a complex DSLR rig really.

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Sep 06, 2011 14:42 |  #155

USed this setup for shooting some skate video last week, I keep the camera slightly rotated but still balanced so I can attach the viewfinder for other shots.

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Sep 09, 2011 16:00 |  #156

GwagDesigns wrote in post #13059900 (external link)
USed this setup for shooting some skate video last week, I keep the camera slightly rotated but still balanced so I can attach the viewfinder for other shots.

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what kind of grip is that attached to your camera?




  
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Sep 16, 2011 00:03 |  #157

Fricks wrote in post #13077118 (external link)
what kind of grip is that attached to your camera?

Opteka X grip.


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Sep 16, 2011 00:06 |  #158

Pierceclothier wrote in post #13111495 (external link)
Opteka X grip.

thanks :)




  
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Sep 24, 2011 15:54 as a reply to  @ Fricks's post |  #159

Folks, how about including the specs about your gear when you post a pic of your rig. We won't have to ask "what make/brand/model was that ---- ?"

just a suggestion...


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Sep 24, 2011 16:13 |  #160

Just picked up a rode video mic today with a dead cat:D




  
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Sep 24, 2011 17:12 |  #161

Finally got a chance to snap a couple photos of my Redrock Micro shoulder rig (low res phone camera shots, but you get the idea). It is very balanced, very stable and pretty comfortable to use. I have the Z-Finder on there now, but I have a SmallHD DP6 that I can use with it instead too.


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Sep 24, 2011 19:29 |  #162

meh the more and more I use my gini rig the less I like it. The thing is a pain to balance (super super front heavy) and the included shoulder pad continues to rape my shoulder


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Sep 24, 2011 19:33 |  #163

gibsonla wrote in post #13157367 (external link)
meh the more and more I use my gini rig the less I like it. The thing is a pain to balance (super super front heavy) and the included shoulder pad continues to rape my shoulder

Go Redrock Micro man. Much nicer IMO.


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Sep 24, 2011 19:35 |  #164

If you loan me a couple grand =p

Just dropped $1k on a DP6 so I'm broke again. Keep telling myself now I'm going to save my money and see what November 3rd brings insofar as announcements from RED and Canon. Though I doubt I can afford either camera whatever the price point may be.


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Sep 24, 2011 19:37 |  #165

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If you loan me a couple grand =p

Just dropped $1k on a DP6 so I'm broke again. Keep telling myself now I'm going to save my money and see what November 3rd brings insofar as announcements from RED and Canon. Though I doubt I can afford either camera whatever the price point may be.

Yea either of those are gonna be very expensive. I've been thinking of selling some stuff and saving for a Sony EX3... Have to wait and see what the RED Scarlet comes out at price range.


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