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Maze
05-01-2009, 02:59 AM
Hi, Ive got my Brevis Rig with the HVX200 and Shoulder Support from Cavision. The Problem:
The Rig is so front heavy, its impossible to shoot from Shoulder for over a minute cause all the weight is lifted with only my arm. So the Shoulder Support becomes useless.

I already tried putting the Camera back as far as it goes to relocate the Balance point to the back if you know what i mean. Well it doesnt go any further and the Camera is still too front heavy.

Does anyone have any genius hints that i might not have thought about?

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/107/l_a3ae82a8f48d4cfdb6ace0900760b4d5.jpg

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/77/l_011a2006e6384e768b543a4de4fab68a.jpg

Spec-Comm
05-01-2009, 05:37 AM
Ah, I think you have the wrong shoulder support for that rig my friend. Some of our other clients with similar rigs have gotten the Zacuto hardware. There are multiple kits available but this one should be the best for your particular rig.

http://www.spec-comm.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id=38&products_id=808

OR

http://www.spec-comm.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id=38&products_id=807

Throw an Anton Bauer battery and maybe a Zacuto Lunch Box or one of their new counter weights and that will offset all of your weight.

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TedRR
05-01-2009, 05:20 PM
No wonder you can't shoot over a minute. Your body isn't made for that combination of gear! :)
Best of luck.

wgzn
05-01-2009, 07:25 PM
try slapping just the zacuto shoulder pad on your existing rails right under your camera.

but yeah. that rig is all kindsa wrong from an ergonomic standpoint

Carlos Corral
05-01-2009, 07:47 PM
The Redrock Shoulder Adapter is also very good.

Jarek Zabczynski
05-01-2009, 08:25 PM
I have a similar setup. Just reconfigure the shouldermount so it's positioned more under the camera and not all the way on the end like that. Can't use the eyepiece though...you shouldn't be doing that anyway with an adapter, not good enough for accurate focus.

TedRR
05-01-2009, 09:16 PM
I thought I posted this here already but Anton Bauer makes the Stasis.
http://www.antonbauer.com/Products/Lines/Stasis

We actually helped them re-design this new one after we tried their older metal one. It works great for the HVX, a light and maybe a wireless mike. I haven't tried it with the brevis rig you have.

Rodney V. Smith
05-07-2009, 09:41 PM
Dude I got the cavision shoulder mount, same as you did, took one look at it and said "no way it's going to work. The only way I got it to work was by attaching a quick release plate on the very top and having that directly under the camera. Even so it wasn't the best thing to work with even with a monitor on the front.

I ended up modding my Proteus system. Check out Cinevate as well. SOLID stuff coming from them and great customer service. The Proteus shoulder mount system is solid.

If you just want a shoulder pad, RedRock Micro has a great one and so does Zacuto.