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  #820391 16-May-2013 02:31
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lchiu7:
dman: I thought I'd give an update to this thread, I ended up going with a pro stabilizer (Laing P-03 MC Stabilizer) rather than a DIY one.

I got it via VK (of GH hack fame) on Personal-View.com

You can still find Laing P-03 MC Stabilizer on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Handheld-Stabilizer-0-5-5kg-Steadycam-Carbon/dp/B009YYB1UG/ 


Looking at the image it doesn't appear to have a gimbal bearing that floats the camera or did I not see it?



Yes it has a gimbal. You can even switch positions of the gimbal so that you can shoot upside down! For very low shots.

lchiu7: I ended up buying this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251170154863&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160

but it was not a good purchase. Though it does have the gimbal it is really hard to balance and perhaps I haven't got the knack, but when you move it, the camera pivots on the gimbal making it hard to take a picture of the image you intend.

I guess you get what you pay for.



Yeah, as you have already deduced that merlin style steadicam is massively inferior. (although it should still be useable, look up tutorials on youtube and guides. It will take a lot more work to fine tune)

Although the Laing P-03 MC is pricey I have got very good feedback about it and seen some good video reviews of it, should be even better than the more expensive Glidecam HD4000

There is a whole thread on Personal-View.com dedicated to it:

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5749/laing-steadicams-arms-and-vests/p1

It hasn't arrived yet, but it should be by next week #excited!




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  #820449 16-May-2013 08:50
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Reminds me to get on with my development!  I have all the 'technical' components now, I just need to focus!

I've opted away from the weigh hanging underneath merlin traxxas gimble approach and will instead be looking at a fully bearing based design.  eg:

http://hddv.net/showthread.php?38640-Glidecam-style-DIY-Steadicam-of-mine-Wiggle-Stick

 
 
 
 


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  #820855 16-May-2013 22:40
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I want to one day be able to do a steadicam shot like this one!





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  #820911 17-May-2013 04:16
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Just got the email notification that the Laing P-03 steadicams are available again on Personal View

http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/comment/126127#Comment_126127

Hurry! :-)

Although the Laing P-03 MC which I got is surely too expensive for your tastes.... but check out the "Small beginners steadicam" should be a good price for you (and most probably of better quality than what you could easily make, certainly easier at least!). 








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  #821218 17-May-2013 15:29
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For anybody reading this after VK's deal runs out, I just found another source direct from the manufacturer (which makes it just a little more expensive to order individually, especially with the shipping. However isn't that much more expensive than VK was, and is still a massively better deal than getting a Glidecam):

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=laing+p-03&catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20130516191027




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