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Smaller Cameras Result in Big Changes in Fluid Heads and Camera Support Solutions
N/A As technology progresses, videographers find themselves dealing with smaller cameras that become the flavor of the week, but are soon replaced six months later by technology that makes them even tinier. With this has come a new way of thinking of camera support solutions. Fluid heads that were originally designed to support smaller, more entry-level type camera models are many times not able to handle all of the camera peripherals, such as lenses and monitors, employed in a more professional shoot.
Tags: iss110 | miller | support | tripods | N/A
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Camera Supports Top Tips
Mark Scotton No matter how much money people spend on a camera there always seems to be a temptation to try and cut corners when it comes to tripods. I am not sure why this is the case but it's a regular occurrence when talking to people and it results in several problems.
Tags: iss110 | support | grip | bhague | quick release | slider | jib | Mark Scotton
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Focus Technology in 2016 and Beyond
Lisa J Whelan With the advance of larger camera sensors, faster lenses and complex lighting systems, the role of the 1st AC (Assistant Camera) is more demanding than ever. Fortunately, the world of focus technology is developing new and innovative ways to step up and meet these demands head-on.
Tags: iss110 | focus | spectre | light ranger 2 | optical support | Lisa J Whelan
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The key to stability
Mark Scotton Moving shots dont just enhance video production, they bring it to life and allow the viewer to experience what they are watching. This isnt something new, but the options we now have available to bring productions to life are more varied and readily available than ever before. No longer do you need a Hollywood budget and a large crew of helpers to get some wonderful footage, you simply need your camera, a bit of decent equipment and some imagination.
Tags: iss106 | video production | camera operator | stabilizer | moving shots | floating shots | support | grip | Mark Scotton
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Walking into manufacturing with a Dedleg
Paul Zanders I've been a freelance recordist since 1999. I've been lucky enough to be busy, working with many crews on some major shows like The Apprentice, Masterchef, X Factor, Top Gear, and many documentaries and corporate videos. I've worked with some great cameramen and some fantastic sound recordists. I enjoy what I do very much but for me and fellow recordists there has always been one big problem in that we have to wear the equipment we use.
Tags: iss098 | dedleg designs | sound recordist | support | production design | product manufacturing | Paul Zanders
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Increased Support
Mark Scotton Shoulder rigs are more commonly used these days than ever before and have become a great solution during the DSLR boom. Providing you with the option to adjust your kit, depending upon the set-up required, the rail system rigs are both practical and adjustable with the option to add matte boxes, viewing monitors and different lenses. With a vast array now on the market you are spoilt for choice when trying to find your ideal solution.
Tags: iss098 | shoulder support | shoulder rig | hague DSR dual shoulder support | Mark Scotton
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Capture and Produce
Will Strauss# News analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | camera support | Shotoku | Cameragrip | aquisition | Editec | specialist cameras | Bradley Engineering | Broadcast RF | on set | GB labs | camera batteries | PAG | production | proav | FOR-A | lighting | Rotolight | ION Cameras | Audio | Fairlight | Routers | Snell Group | Thameside TV | cameras | Sony | Camera Corps | switchers | Broadcast Pix | Connectivity | Atomos | Cooke Optics | Audio Acuisition | Aaton-Digital | Transvideo | Will Strauss#
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Ask the experts with Shotoku
James Eddershaw Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products including manual and robotic pedestals as well as virtual reality camera tracking systems.
Tags: iss082 | shotoku | james eddershaw | ask the experts | broadcast | systems | camera support | explained | range | guide | tracking | camera | virtual reality | robotic | pedestals | James Eddershaw
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Getting to grip with it with Mark Scotton
Mark Scotton

Getting the right equipment to ensure you add value to your production can be difficult, especially when there are so many products available that all seem to be offering different solutions. Creating moving shots can be done in a variety of ways by using products such as jibs, cranes, tracking dollies, sliders or stabilizers, the key is identifying which item is going to be best suited to your requirements and which version would be the best to purchase.

Tags: iss074 | cameragrip | hague | sliders | clamps | brackets | stabilizers | tripod | jibs | cranes | tracking | shoulder | support | Mark Scotton
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Three legs good... better, best
Kieron Seth# Why do exhibitions and open days still exist in the social media mad world? Simple: no matter which celebrity DOP endorses a particular product, theres no way to log on to assess how any camera balances on the shoulder.
Tags: iss074 | fluid sticks | payload | legs | balls | heads | feet | braces | tripod | support | rig | buying guide | Kieron Seth#
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Will Strauss gets a grip!
Will Strauss# Of all the many areas of television technology that tv-bay Magazine covers, you might think that camera support is the one that appears, on the surface at least, to move the slowest.
Tags: iss074 | will strauss | grip | camera | tripods | review | guide | buying | libec LX10 | Betz-tools universal shoulder support | vinten blue5 | spirit underwater dolly | dougmon | cartoni jibo | zip shooter | movietech scooter dolly | polecam starter pack | miller skyline 70 | lil mule | review | Will Strauss#
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Getting back to basics on HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR GRIP AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS
N/A When looking to purchase grip and support systems there are now a variety of different options available to the dedicated cameraman and this potential minefield of different equipment, at varying prices, can seem daunting and confusing at first. Whats the difference between a shoulder support, steady mount and a stabilizer? Are slide rail systems really the best tracking option for my camera? Can I put a DSLR on that mount?
Tags: iss062 | dslr | support | tripod | glidetrack | camslide | b-hague | hague camera support | N/A
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Meet Steadicam
N/A Ask the experts Meet Steadicam by Robin Thwaites, International Director of Sales, Tiffen International
Tags: Steadicam | Tiffen International | garrett brown | camera support | iss047 | N/A
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Manfrotto 504HD tripod first hands on review
N/A Manfrotto 504HD tripod tv-bay gets a first hands on review.... By Oliver Hickey, Kitroom Monkey
Tags: Kitroom Monkey | Manfrotto 504HD tripod | iss044 | manfrotto | 504hd | tripod | support | 503 head | review | N/A
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Precise panning for DSLR cameras
N/A After buying a new DSLR camera with video function one usually works hard at getting good shots. It then becomes obvious that the selection of the proper tripod is crucial for clean horizontal and vertical panning.
Tags: dslr | grip | support | tripod | dslr camera tripod | video 18 | video 20 s1 | fluid head | artemis | sachtler fsb | iss041 | N/A
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A conversation with Peter Harman, Vinten Product Manager
N/A A conversation with Peter Harman, Vinten Product Manager
Tags: vinten | tripods | grip | support | william vinten | centenary | iss041 | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Getting a grip
N/A Cameras and camcorders are shrinking at such a rapid rate that a lot of today's established support devices are looking completely out of scale. In some aisles of the NAB 2010 Central Hall, visitors were at perpetual risk of colliding with excited demonstrators nipping hither and yon with hand-held stabilisers for DSLRs. Most were only for single camera 2D but watch out for the 3D redesign at IBC in September or at NAB 2011.
Tags: grip | tripods | support | autocue | manfrotto | petrol bags | panther | polecam | sachtler | camera corps | viten radamec | outside broadcast | iss041 | N/A
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Choosing the right tripod
N/A Camera support equipment is constantly changing as technological advances influence what can be created in the viewfinder.
Tags: vinten | camera support | tripod | iss024 | N/A
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