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VariZoom Zero Gravity Rig for DSLR Cameras

Posted on 06 November 2010 by TH3 No08

During the pre-production phase of a recent viral video shoot, it was brought to my attention that I would once again have the opportunity to shoot on the Canon 5d. At first I was a bit hesitant, not because I don’t love the Canon 5d, but simply because the shoot would require a dynamic hand held look that is so popular these day and my prior experience had shown me that the Canon 5d can be quite challenging to work with in a hand held, free moving situation. This issue is brought about by the fact that the Canon 5d is a relative featherweight when compared to other full HD cameras on the market. It can be very difficult to shoot long hand held shots with this camera without suffering from shake and bump syndrome, especially when shooting off the end of the lens. That’s where the VariZoom ZG Rig DSLR, Zero Gravity Shoulder Support comes in.

The Varizoom stabilizer is another version of a poor man’s steady cam rig, meant to mimic the look of an actual steady cam without the high price of the steady cam and it does a decent job of this. The actual design of this rig is fairly simple and easy to assembly allowing the camera operator the opportunity to spend more time setting up the shot and making sure they get what they need instead of spending a ton of time putting together a complicated steady cam rig. It is also very easy to detach the camera from the rig allowing the change out of cameras at a moment

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