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STEADICAM 2000 and Z1UHEADACHE

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STEADICAM 2000 and Z1UHEADACHE
Frown I've been working with my Z1U and steadicam pro 2000 for several hours, trying to get it balanced but I can't seem to do it. Everything I try just makes it worse. I've watched the DVD instructions and they make it look so effortless. Is anyone else using a steadicam with their Z1u. HELP!! IS there something I'm missing? is there anyone who has a basic description of how they balanced it. I don't have any attachments to it, just the basic camera, no onboard mic. How many weight should I use? The steadicam is very frustrating to work, but I've liked the results I've seen in demo. thanks to anyone who replies.
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Re: [famfilms] STEADICAM 2000 and Z1UHEADACHE In reply to
You mean the Glidecam 2000? I think this rig is designed for cameras lighter than the Z1U. You need the Glidecam 4000 model with the bigger cameras.




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Doug Graham
Panda Productions
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The Glidecam 2000 is "supposed" to support up to 6 pounds. I have a pd-170 on mine. 4 weights in front, 4 in back and they are pushed all the way to the outside edges. They are not easy to balance. I know people who have had theirs for months with no luck. But once it is balanced--how sweet it is!
Julie
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your not missing anything the z1 is a horrible camera to use with steadicam !
sorry harsh but true.

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Be sure you don't have too little or too much weight on the base.
I use a 2000 with the DVX100a (not a light cam) and had to move up to the 4000 to get the performance of the 2000 with a GL1. I do know someone using the set up you have and loves it. But, I didn't set it up for her.
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your not missing anything the z1 is a horrible camera to use with steadicam !
sorry harsh but true.


Simply not true.
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CinemaCake Filmmakers
Media Wave Video Productions
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Keep working at it you will get it balanced! Like Doug said, I would use the Glidecam Pro 4000 instead for the camera you are using.
Derek ~
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You would a 4000 for that cam.
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