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    So what's up with Steadicam?
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    There were rumors about a new lower end Merlin like stabilizer on the horizon, any news?
    I thought they might have at least designed something specific for DSLRs, nothing???


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    Check out www.steadicam.com

    2 new rigs at NAB, One is the Steadicam Zephyr, a rig between the Flyer and the Archer.
    And of more excitement is the Steadicam Tango ... basically a "jib" attachment that basically turns a Steadicam into a fully (mechanically) stabilized remote-head jib.

    Imagine combining PoleCam and Steadicam.

    Very cool; lots of new techniques to learn, but LOADS of shot possibilities!

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    Mikko, any info on pricing and avail on the smoothee?


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    If there are any video clips of the Zephyr & Tango in action, please post them up.

    Thx.


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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PARryQ7X4ws

    The Tango in action. I don't know if they have a Zephyr prototype out yet - the pictures I've seen are all renders.


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    2 new rigs at NAB, One is the Steadicam Zephyr, a rig between the Flyer and the Archer.
    And of more excitement is the Steadicam Tango ...
    Thanks Mikko, saw those 2 in their website, although Tango seems quite revolutionary 'accidents' written all over it if people try adopting it to event videography.
    So Merlin replacement was a false prediction then...


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    No reason to replace the Merlin.


    Yeah, the Tango requires a HUGE amount of situational awareness, and a lot of new operating skills.

    It's new to everybody; Including the guy who made it (and of course invented Steadicam), Garrett Brown:





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    steadicam smoothee info mikko? thanks...


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    I briefly tired the Steadicam Smoothee, seems decent - super simple to set up (pre-balanced for the certain cameras it's made for). But not as compact, and no where near as versatile as the Merlin - whole different class.

    I'll ask about availability today.

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