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Jason Ramsey
04-05-2007, 01:38 PM
Click here to read the full article (http://www.dvxuser.com/articles/article.php/5)

dave glan
04-06-2007, 03:58 PM
very nice...thanks.:beer:
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StMad
04-06-2007, 06:54 PM
I'm guessing an adapter + hvx setup would be too heavy?

danny
04-07-2007, 05:27 AM
I'm guessing an adapter + hvx setup would be too heavy?

It will not be too heavy just totaly out of balance and "extremely uncomfortable"
At NAB we will show the new
DvRigPro HD (HeavyDuty) designed for 35mm systems and for standard DV/HDV
use Visit us at booth N8930

We are taking orders at this time. www.dvtec.tv/store.

cbdv
04-07-2007, 06:23 AM
Danny,
Will you have an upgrade for the DVRigPro?

danny
04-07-2007, 09:26 AM
Danny,
Will you have an upgrade for the DVRigPro?

the "Classic" DvRigPro will be still available. the new DvRigPro HD will be an
addition to our line and will carry all cameras including 35mm setups, XL 1-2 and
the XL-H1.

xray
04-23-2007, 04:18 AM
A little confusing is that the review is handling the multirigpro and that the answer is handling the dvrigpro and dvrigpro HD, these are different products and not reviewed above. Maybe a picture from the latter to show it?

Arrik
04-24-2007, 07:23 AM
Their site has a multitude of pictures of all 3 units, accompanied by descriptions and/or video. Check the link above.

One thing not mentioned on their site, or in the review, is the estimated or actual payload capacity of the multirig. It has a whole lot of accessory mounts on it so I assume it is meant to be outfitted if necessary, but being a support rod style rig, I'm curious as to how much can it take.

Thanks in advance for the info.

StMad
04-26-2007, 02:14 PM
It will not be too heavy just totaly out of balance and "extremely uncomfortable"


Danny,

With my Brevis and HVX mounted on rails the balance is almost perfectly centred. So I don't think that would be an issue. The setup weighs 9lbs. Are you sure that much weight isn't an issue? I'm especially interested in the Stabiliser Plus mode (out in front on the rod).

I'm leaning toward the multirig pro based on its versatility and price.

Thanks.

danny
04-26-2007, 02:31 PM
Danny,

With my Brevis and HVX mounted on rails the balance is almost perfectly centred. So I don't think that would be an issue. The setup weighs 9lbs. Are you sure that much weight isn't an issue? I'm especially interested in the Stabiliser Plus mode (out in front on the rod).

I'm leaning toward the multirig pro based on its versatility and price.

Thanks.

Weight is Ok, you can give it a try at Alan Gordon in CA.

justmarvin
10-04-2007, 11:21 PM
This looks very good! Does there happen to be a dvxuser discount?

Thanks!

JM

Jason Ramsey
10-05-2007, 12:04 AM
The best thing to do would be to contact Danny and ask him. I'm not sure if he offers dvxuser discounts or not to be honest.

But, either way... it's a solid product.

Jason

danny
10-05-2007, 03:34 AM
50 % on the Velcro padded support waist belt. That's about 5 % from the total
MultiRigPro cost.

When ordering on-line, Print your DVXUSER user name in the remarks box.

bilgami
10-05-2007, 04:38 PM
is the DvRigPro HD for sale yet?

danny
10-06-2007, 01:38 AM
is the DvRigPro HD for sale yet?

Sure, www.dvtec.tv/store

bilgami
10-09-2007, 11:59 AM
how difficult would it be to put some wheels on the dvrig pro hd?

:dankk2:

danny
10-09-2007, 04:24 PM
how difficult would it be to put some wheels on the dvrig pro hd?

:dankk2:

Its quit easy if you are friendly with simple hardware and tools.

Neal Buconjic
12-05-2007, 04:27 PM
For those who have tried both the DVRig Pro and the DVMultiRig Pro - which one did you prefer?

Obviously the Multi can be configured differently as required, but is the footage from each equal (steady)? I was impressed with some of the footage from the demo - quite acceptable for "handheld" shots.

I just have the budget for one of these two, and was wondering which to go with? BTW, I've got an HVX - no 35mm adapter (yet).

Jason Ramsey
12-05-2007, 05:31 PM
I haven't tried the DVrig Pro, so I can't compare. They seem kind of different beasts, though.

One thing. I like the multirig b/c of it's portability. I could fold that thing up and put it in my camera bag and take it on the plane with me to indonesia... That was a great thing.

So much so, that now that I'm using a 35 adapter for the first time, and it can't bear the load, I was wondering if I might be able to still use it. I emailed Danny and asked about stronger springs for the support rod. He has 'em and they are like 5 bucks a piece. There are two springs in the rod. Replace one if you need a little extra weight bearing, or both if you need a lot. I got both and 10 bucks shipping, so it's like 20 bucks for them. I also got the belt for the support rod.

that said, when I get this stuff, I'm going to be doing some more extensive testing with the rig, and test it with the 35 adapter, adn will report back. I'll probably just do a whole new (better) article about it, and post some footy and all too.

Anyways, one thing: multirigpro is super portable when not in use, and is configurable. The ability to get stronger springs for the support rod may make it very viable for 35 adapter use as well. I'll report back in a few weeks or so.

later,
Jason

Neal Buconjic
12-05-2007, 07:58 PM
Thanks Jason. I was going to PM you directly (As you are the author of the article) but ultimately decided to ask the question of everyone.

I had planned on getting a DVRig Pro until reading the article about the MultiRig. I think the DVRig Pro looks solid, but the Multi offers greater versatility.

I was hoping someone had tried them both so they could make their own comparison/comments.

Looking forward to your revised review, Jason.

vegas06
12-14-2007, 09:07 AM
For those who have tried both the DVRig Pro and the DVMultiRig Pro - which one did you prefer?

Obviously the Multi can be configured differently as required, but is the footage from each equal (steady)? I was impressed with some of the footage from the demo - quite acceptable for "handheld" shots.

I just have the budget for one of these two, and was wondering which to go with? BTW, I've got an HVX - no 35mm adapter (yet).

I have tried both the DVRig Pro and DV Multi Rig.
I originally started using the DVRig Pro 4 years ago and used it for all of my shoots and absolutely loved it.

I kept using the DVRig Pro until I purchased the DVMulti Rig. Then soon after purchasing the DVMulti Rig, I sold my DVRig Pro.

The reason I sold it was because the DvMlti Rig suited my shooting style much more (I shoot live events, and run and gun constantly, and shoot in many configurations).

The DVRig Pro was great for shooting one style with a loaded up rig all day long.

The DVMulti Rig was just much more compact and allowed me to shoot in many more configurations, hand held, fig rig, low mode, shoulder mode, all either by hand holding or 2 section support pod, and even mount the rig on a tripod at a moments notice. Plus the system is much more compact.

If I was shooting with a larger camera than a Sony FX1 or shooting that camera with rails a Brevis attachments, then I would go for the DVRig Pro in a heart beat.

But if you shoot with a smaller setup like I do (FX1, Beachtek box, shotgun mic, wireless receiver, Sony HVL-HBP LED light, LANC remote of grip), then the DVMulti Rig will suit your needs better.

They are both great rigs, but each has it's place.

Neal Buconjic
12-14-2007, 09:08 PM
Thanks, Vegas.

I realize that the two are different beasts, but with the support rod in place, do the two provide similar stabilzation?

I was going to get the DVRigPro as it looks like a solid unit, however, now I may be leaning more to the MutliRig as it offers a lot of flexibility.

I fully realize that neither is a true stabilizer such as a steadicam, but I am most interested in getting dynamic shots that are as fluid as possible. Just wonder which of the two may offer that.

Thanks.

danny
12-15-2007, 02:44 AM
Thanks, Vegas.

I realize that the two are different beasts, but with the support rod in place, do the two provide similar stabilzation?

I was going to get the DVRigPro as it looks like a solid unit, however, now I may be leaning more to the MutliRig as it offers a lot of flexibility.

I fully realize that neither is a true stabilizer such as a steadicam, but I am most interested in getting dynamic shots that are as fluid as possible. Just wonder which of the two may offer that.

Thanks.

Since you mentioned "Dynamic Shots", the MultiRig, Especially in the StabilizerPlus confiq. will do the job for you...

Danny.

Neal Buconjic
12-15-2007, 07:06 AM
Thanks, Danny. I guess I should have asked you first!

David Saraceno
12-15-2007, 09:41 AM
Is the StabilizerPlus a new option?

danny
12-15-2007, 09:59 AM
No, MultiRig StabilizerPlus has always been an option for about $ 100 less then the multirigproPro.

And any MultiRigPro. can be used without the shoulder brace as a stabilizerPlus, with the shock absorbong support pod Or as a Dual grip Stbilizer (FigRig Style).

Dub-Machine
12-15-2007, 11:03 AM
Just like Vegas I have worked with both rigs. The DVrig I worked with for a company I used to work for. We rigged it to be able to hold a firestore off the backbrace bar and attached a zoom controller onto the right hand grip it worked really well for what we were using it for. At the time I had an onstaff audio guy so worrying about sound was not a problem. Now that I have gone freelance I bought the Multirig not too long ago off this sight. I will first start off by saying that this thing is only limited by your imagination. Apart from toying around with it at home and getting it primed for some Doc work I'm going to be starting back up, I've been testing it out at my parents church and at some functions around town. I have the Multirig set up this way. DVX 100B mounted on a Jimmybox with an Audio Technica Wireless reciever placed in there feeding channel 1, I then have a lectrosonics mounted on the accessory plate with an XLR feeding channel 2. I finish off the rig with a Varizoom controller mounted on the right handle. I worked this past Tuesday with this configuation for 5+ hours and felt fine. The wieght of the two wireless systems and the Jimmy Box don't really add that much nor does it make the system unbalanced. I was also able to use it as a fig rig just making sure to remember that my Zoom Controller was now upside down. That took alittle to get used to as well as placing my hands differently so as not to accidently mess with the iris and focus knobs. I would recommend trying out the different set-ups you may have in mind for the MultiRig ahead of time as it will help you collapse and build it alot easier if you are accustomed to how the arms move and fold etc. As of right now I can't wait to take it back out on the doc. Hope this helped anyone considering getting one.

Psynema
07-10-2009, 10:17 PM
Can the multirig do hands free mode at all?

I think it would be cool to have something like this for DSLRS that are small enough to carry two bodies, and have one stabilized handheld, while you snipe off B roll / multicam shots with the other camera and your two free hands.

cherchieh
11-13-2011, 04:21 PM
Coming from the world of 5d video, stabilising the cam is a very important area to look at. I had a monopod and a Glidecam for the job. Recently switching to an AC160, I think I need some super human strength to handle the cam plus the Glidecam. This multi rig certainly looks tasty. But, how's the end result? Tried google, youtube, and vmeo and yet didn't get sufficient samples to convince me that this is the solution though.