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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Holland View Post
    What Bob said. Also, it provides a smoother handheld feel without inducing some of the micro vibrations of going purely handheld. Sort of like a shock absorbent effect, even with a baseball. Old school technique that works pretty well if you need a free and active camera move.
    There are no involuntary "micro vibrations" in any handheld camera performed by a reasonably fit, and not otherwise physically challenged operator with a balanced camera. There may be jerks and ups and downs, but not micro vibrations..Just saying.

    That said, I have used any kind of ball, with a bit of spring to it, to support the camera, at various points in my career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens Jakob Thorsen View Post
    There are no involuntary "micro vibrations" in any handheld camera performed by a reasonably fit, and not otherwise physically challenged operator with a balanced camera. There may be jerks and ups and downs, but not micro vibrations..Just saying.

    That said, I have used any kind of ball, with a bit of spring to it, to support the camera, at various points in my career.

    I am referring to that thing that happens when somebody holds something a bit too heavy out in front of their body when they get all shaky and lose their own strength and stability.

    I'm a fit and strong-ish fellow and don't mind shouldering 25-55lbs rigs. But, when handheld in front of me for any real length of time, that effect can be seen in my footage. Perhaps it's all the caffeine.

    The ball also just provides a loose pivot, which is useful for things like emulating being at sea and what not.
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    A low cost indie version :D
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    Guys, so is this like a hands-on-camera-at-all-times type of a situation? Or is there some rigging that's happening where the camera sits on the ball and stays in place if one lets go of it for a second? If the latter, would really like to know what rigging people are using. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Williams View Post
    A low cost indie version :D
    Has various other advantages too ....

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    Whow, somehow this thread made it from Dragon to toilet paper.

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    A Key Grip here in Toronto invented this device to do the same thing as the soccer ball, but a little more... refined:
    http://www.newmanairhead.com/about/
    Panavision carries them if you wanna try it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Bros View Post
    A Key Grip here in Toronto invented this device to do the same thing as the soccer ball, but a little more... refined:
    http://www.newmanairhead.com/about/
    Panavision carries them if you wanna try it out.
    Ah, this is great! Thanks for the link.
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    I found out today that there is no chance our Dragon upgrade will be taking place anytime soon. I'm completely crushed that our first feature (shooting in August) will not be filmed on Dragon....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Gyori View Post
    I found out today that there is no chance our Dragon upgrade will be taking place anytime soon. I'm completely crushed that our first feature (shooting in August) will not be filmed on Dragon....
    Out of curiosity, when did you order?
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