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#1 AlejandroGomez

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 04:18 AM

Hi guys we were in a production last week. We were shooting with a Red Epic and ultra primes. We get a lot of problem to balance the Ronin because it was way to heavy, we used a battery belt clip in order to have free movement on the back part. Anyways was really heavy in the front with the Lens and the ND direct attached.

 

Here it comes the question, how you can get the perfect balance when using a complete rig of lenses, ND, Video transmitor (teradek) and a bunch of things.

 

It exists some small counterweight to put in the back?

 

Thanks guys


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#2 aapo lettinen

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 05:45 AM

yeah you need a counterweight on the back of the camera. our DP uses small lead blocks with Ronin and F5+raw recorder but I don't know for sure where he gets them, they may be part of his Gates housing. 

 

maybe you can make something out of metal which can be attached to the top/bottom behind the camera. like a cheeseplate with lead added to one end or something like that? should not be complicated as long as the weight is right


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#3 Afolayan Dammy

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 01:45 PM

What kind of Ronin are you using. Are you using the Ronin M, Ronin Mx or the Original Ronin. If you plan on using a full rig and a whole bunch of stuffs that add weight to your camera in total, my advice would be for you to go for a steadicam instead. It will save you a loy of headache. If you cant use a steadicam, why not remove the weights
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