Last week I tested a few new "lighter" 3D rigs on my steadicam.
The BX4 was amazing for essentially a full size rig! (large mirror box, zoom lens capable etc...)
ScreenPlane has designed a steadicam specific rig called the "Steady-flex"
I had first seen the rig at NAB a few years ago in it's prototype stage. Finally it is in LA and ready to rent and purchase. Which means I might be seeing it on set soon.
So I went over to Camadeus and spent an afternoon checking out the rig in a ready to shoot configuration. I asked a few SOC operators friends of mine to come over
and also check it out.
Ready to shoot it was an amazing 52lbs!! .... that's total sled weight (rig,sled,batts,monitor etc...). No gimbal clerance issues and first rig I have been able to dynamically balance.
Click on the link for the full review....
I also did a video blog about the review. Watch the video here
or on vimeo