Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sony EX1: Used with the Glidecam 2000 - Footage

This particular piece of video was included in my lengthy post filled with footage of the Glidecam models, the Steadicam Merlin, and their combination with various cameras.

However, this clip warrants special note because of the interest users have been showing in the Sony EX1 and its rolling shutter.

Glidecam 2000 Test Footage from Andrew Gupta on Vimeo.

Here, we see the Sony EX1 employed with the Glidecam 2000, and according to the notes on the clip, no stabilization vest or arm, etc.

This struck me as a situation where EX1 users and those considering one would want to know how the shutter performs.

Undoubtedly, many who have or may buy cameras in the $3000-7000 range will contemplate using it with a stabilizer in the Glidecam 2000-4000 / Steadicam Merlin range. As well, given the front-heavy design of the EX1, it is good that some people are out there testing its ability to be counterbalanced effectively.

Just for the hell of it, here is a brief DVinfo FORUM DISCUSSION on the Glidecam and the EX1.

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