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#1 Chris Lee

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:43 AM

Got a Canon Scoopic that's more of a handheld - too small for it to be placed on a shoulder for steady support.

Found some examples of a "body mount" in Full Metal Jacket. What exactly are these called?
http://imgur.com/a/L9gLG

Will these allow a handheld camera to function like a shoulder-support camera: Walking around will have the walking movement, but steady from handshaking.

Edited by Chris Lee, 18 June 2012 - 09:47 AM.

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#2 Will Montgomery

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:08 AM

Looks like the Arri brace that came with 35mm 2c's and probably 16mm Arri S's.

Not sure what the official name for it would be. It's a very simple piece of gear. It sat on your upper thigh.

With all the DSLR rigs out there, you can probably create a rig that will give you ENG type shoulder mount even for a Scoopic although it will be trick to get it low enough to look through the view finder. Check out Zacuto, they could design something that will work. Will be more expensive than your camera but it would work great.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:45 PM

Looks like the Arri brace that came with 35mm 2c's and probably 16mm Arri S's.

Not sure what the official name for it would be. It's a very simple piece of gear. It sat on your upper thigh.

With all the DSLR rigs out there, you can probably create a rig that will give you ENG type shoulder mount even for a Scoopic although it will be trick to get it low enough to look through the view finder. Check out Zacuto, they could design something that will work. Will be more expensive than your camera but it would work great.



Thanks, Will. DSLR rig sounds handy as I could probably switch it out with any other camcorder.
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