How to wear a Daiwa body brace rig
Posted 04 January 2008 - 06:56 PM
I got a "daiwa" body rig for "wearing" smaller 16mm cameras (such as an Arri 16 ST).
It allows a very steady camera position, but I am having some problems wearing it
properly. Is anyone familiar with that unit? As far as I understand, the shoulder had should be
parallel to your head (so, pointing right forward). The problem is that the "belt level" stick
actually only reaches down to the stomach when the cameras is positioned properly,
and this is quite uncomfortable for holding the camera for a longer time.
Is there anything missing from this body rig, like a wide leather belt distributing the weight
across the stomach or something similar?
My feeling is that the rig needs to sit deeper, so I'd think I need some kind of adapter between
the camera and the rig that will make the camera sit higher by about 15 to 20 cm,
so the guts level stick will meet the body at belt level? Is this correct?
Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:01 PM
And why this strange ability to tilt, always to the wrong direction as it seems?
Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:39 PM
If you shorten the lower arm as far as it goes, you could probably get it at the right angle so it rests against your chest. You won't need a belt for it.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 10:25 PM
It's a really solid piece of construction and perfect for my prosumer cam work. It'll probably work great with a Bolex or any other handheld film cam, as well.