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    Hi,

    I have I JVC Everio gz-hd7 and Im looking for a cheap solution to make steadicam shots. I have found some but I dont know if they really works. (fx. MMC Hageu mini and Manfrotto 585).
    Do you guys have any experince to share with me?

    Regards
    Axelsson

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    Hi Axelsson

    I use a Steadicam 'Merlin' because I wanted something I could pack discretely. It's a good tool but needs practice and a set-up run to get the best results. You can vary the roll and pitch to suit your own style through weight(s) distribution - the tricky bit is controlling yaw, but that's the same for any system. The Merlin is fairly pricey - I'd go for something like the Hague, which is a lot cheaper, and probably just as effective.

    Harley

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    If you a tripod to a cmera and allow it to hang holding the tripod just below the camera it works nearly as well as a real stedicam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    If you a tripod to a cmera and allow it to hang holding the tripod just below the camera it works nearly as well as a real stedicam.
    I saw this elsewhere, so decided to try it out over the weekend and was really surprised how well it works. As some point I'll try to post the results.

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    A heavy enough tripod should dampen down any hand movements.

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