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    Quote Originally Posted by nmbuconj View Post
    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.


     

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    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.


     

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmbuconj View Post
    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...

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    Thanks, Danny. I guess I should have asked you first!


     

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    Is the StabilizerPlus a new option?


     

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    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).
    Last edited by danny; 12-15-2007 at 12:33 PM.
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    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.


     

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    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.
    https://www.Psynema.com Visit Psynema.com to see a few of my video productions, especially if you're from Philadelphia and need a hand on your next production. I use Adobe CC Premiere and After Effects, Glidecam, and I have a screenplay pilot in I'm trying to produce as well.


     

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    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.
    I'm new in the world of video camera world, and still learning. Thanks DVXusers.


     

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