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#1 Marc Roessler

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 03:42 PM

Hi,

I'd like to grip a 8 kg kamera inside a streetcar. The streetcar has lots of steel bars about 40 mm in diameter, for passengers getting a grip. Obviously, the camera will be most stable when gripped to several bars at a distance due to the minimized lever effect.
Fast rigging is a big plus.

What equipment would you suggest, starting from the 3/8 screw to attach to the base of the camera.

Thanks,
Marc

Edited by Marc Roessler, 08 April 2010 - 03:45 PM.

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#2 Jim Hyslop

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:58 PM

If the streetcar will be moving, you'll need some kind of shock absorbing system. Streetcars (at least the ones in Toronto) are not very smooth rides, and ya can't let some air out of the tires for a smoother ride :-D

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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:37 AM

If the streetcar will be moving, you'll need some kind of shock absorbing system. Streetcars (at least the ones in Toronto) are not very smooth rides, and ya can't let some air out of the tires for a smoother ride :-D

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Jim's right about this. If it were me doing it, I would plan on hiring a steadicam operator for the day. The grips can easily rig baby pins wherever you want the camera and the arm can go on it.
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#4 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 10:34 AM

Camera on sticks, with a Chapman vibration isolator; a lot cheaper than a steadi-cam.

Edited by Jon Rosenbloom, 16 April 2010 - 10:34 AM.

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#5 Chris Keth

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:00 PM

Camera on sticks, with a Chapman vibration isolator; a lot cheaper than a steadi-cam.


Sounds good, I didn't know that existed.
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#6 Joshua EarlesBennett

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:27 PM

5/8ths rigging kit should do the job for a 8kg camera, but if speed is the key, then sticks is best, or a bungie cam system, that way you can actually do some moves and the bungie system could absorb some of the bounce.
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