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    Hi,

    looking for some advice. I spent couple days of googling before posting question . We are looking into building proper car rig. Anyone has personal experience?

    It looks like most people today use Movi Pro / Ronin 2 mounted with Flowcine Black Arm or Tiltamax Arm. Is there any other alternative? I have found Rigwheel Cloud Mount but footage looks bad and Proaim Airwave looks quite good. Not too much footage online though.

    Our rig is curently Pocket 4K and rigged weights around 2,5 kg (aprox 5.5 lbs) so we do not need extra heavy duty rig. I was thinking about building rig with Ronin S with Tilta Nucleus Nano for focusing. Iris, WB, start&stop could be done via Bluetooth app. This would be cheap and easy. Not future proof, but for this year could be fine. But how to mount it to the car? Flowcine says rig should be at least 7 kg - our rig would be around 5 kg max. Weight can be added, but I have a feeling that this small pseudo rig is not worth buying Flowcine.

    Thoughts?


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    May I ask what it was you didnt like about the rigwheel footage?
    Im in the same spot.


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    Ill tell you a little of my jounrey

    I had ronin M and cloud mount and was not happy with either.

    I ended up building my own version of a black arm.

    Now Ive bought a Movi Pro too!

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    The human arm is a great isolator. With a ronin S you are going to have a hard/expsnsive joh to beat handholding.

    If you can handhold that is your fast easy solution.

    The cloud mount might work for smooth roads.. but you would, I guess need to mount the gimbal in 'landscape' orientation, I dont know if they even function in that manner. Mounted tall it would just flop around.

    The ronin s would seem quite easy to build a small arm.. but you need deep DIY skill.

    The other easy option would be a rig with it hanging from bungee chord.. but the operator still needs to hold the gimbal, just have some load removed.


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    Morgan, that it also solution to build something from scratch. Did you copy Flowcine or did something unique?

    About Rigwhels, just look at their official release video. Shaky, jerky, amateurish.



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    Yep I did my own thing, im not fully aware of how the black arm works.

    My inspiration was basically chapman vertical + chapman XY

    me; http://framedogs.com/gimbal-arm/

    No mean undertaking.

    I must stress.. if you can legally/safely operate by hand this will save many many hours/dollars


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    Wow, morgan, your build looks great. It basicaly works same as Flowcine. Your Harley video looks very good!

    Thansk for inspiration.


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    Indeed but I would suggest you can do the same look handheld if you can just sit in the back of the vehicle.. which is illegal in the UK.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KrocanX View Post
    Morgan, that it also solution to build something from scratch. Did you copy Flowcine or did something unique?

    About Rigwhels, just look at their official release video. Shaky, jerky, amateurish.

    I see what you mean. Thanx for the heads up!


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    Nice rig Morgan! Thanx for the post!


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    Morgan, which gimbal is that? M or MX?


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