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Itamar Kool
best shoulder mount for long shots on carrier cycle
on Mar 28, 2011 at 9:13:12 am

I am going to make long shots (20 minutes?) sitting in a carrier cycle on bumpy streets. What would be the best shoulder mount in terms of comfort, easing of shocks and not too high costs?

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Jonathan Ziegler
Re: best shoulder mount for long shots on carrier cycle
on Mar 28, 2011 at 5:41:14 pm

Sine you're posting in DSLR, I'm guessing you're using a DSLR for this. I'll be the first to suggest another camera like a small GoPro Hero or something. If if has to be a DSLR, I suggest you use a wide angle lens (as wide as you can get), and mount it to the handle bar. Beyond using a steadicam, a bumpy road will just be an exercise in frustration for most stabilizers.

I'm big on DIY stuff, so I recommend building something inexpensive to test with and determine your exact needs. In other words, make one first, then buy one if you really need to. I've made so many rigs for my cameras, I can't even count them. Check out:

http://www.knick-knack.com/howto/motorcycle/cheap-handlebar-camera-mount.ht...




(read the comments here, too - they are similar to what you are describing)
http://filmflap.blogspot.com/
http://www.indymogul.com/backyardfx and http://www.indymogul.com/

I've built a number of rigs, including a homemade steadicam, and while they don't have that expensive, paid-for look, they work just as well and often better. If it doesn't, I'm happy to trash it and start over because it didn't cost much to make in the first place.

Jonathan Ziegler
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Itamar Kool
Re: best shoulder mount for long shots on carrier cycle
on Mar 28, 2011 at 8:58:16 pm

Thanx! I'm going to take a real good look at it and indeed I am going to do some try outs

Kool En De Anderen
MAC Pro 8 core/OS 10.6.2/Kona LHe/Apple FCS 3/Adobe PPCS3/Huge fibrechannel
http://www.koolendeanderen.nl


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