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  • MOVI M10 vs Besteady one (or 4) vs Defy G5

    What do u think are the pros and cons of each system? What about functionality? Owners of these gimbals can post their videos and pictures of their setups here and provide feedback on their experiences.
    Blackmagic enthusiast, Indie film activist

    BMCC EF, MOVI M10
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  • #2
    here is my brother with the besteady one




    We shot footage but it was the very first footage after everything was set up.
    Tomorrow we will do some calibration via the software
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    • #3
      Not bad at all Note! I'll set up my G5 tomorrow and test it out.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by strancali View Post
        Not bad at all Note! I'll set up my G5 tomorrow and test it out.
        Thanks. I find that their sofware kept crashing on me so I can't do any calibrations but it might be my OS. The G5 holds the BMCC?
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        • #5
          Yea it holds over 5 lbs. I think their latest footage was with a c300 and 16-35 lens.


          http://vimeo.com/78843840
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          • #6
            cool video Mr.Note....now i am quite intereted to see how the G5 matches up. but the G5 does not have software right? Does the motors on the Besteady make much noise? by the way.....what ever happened to the be steady 4?
            Last edited by sen9171nathan; 11-14-2013, 11:43 PM.
            Blackmagic enthusiast, Indie film activist

            BMCC EF, MOVI M10
            http://www.eyefinitycreations.com
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            • #7
              Originally posted by sen9171nathan View Post
              cool video Mr.Note....now i am quite intereted to see how the G5 matches up. but the G5 does not have software right? Does the motors on the Besteady make much noise? by the ay.....what ever happened to the be steady 4?
              I don't believe its out yet
              i'll post up some more footage in 15 minutes
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              • #8
                Originally posted by sen9171nathan View Post
                cool video Mr.Note....now i am quite intereted to see how the G5 matches up. but the G5 does not have software right? Does the motors on the Besteady make much noise? by the way.....what ever happened to the be steady 4?
                the motors used in these kind of systems are brushless motors and don't make any noise at all.
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                • #9
                  Thats good to know.
                  Blackmagic enthusiast, Indie film activist

                  BMCC EF, MOVI M10
                  http://www.eyefinitycreations.com
                  http://www.youtube.com/eyefinitycreations

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                  • #10
                    Can u post a review and tutorial video of the Besteady when u have the time please?
                    Blackmagic enthusiast, Indie film activist

                    BMCC EF, MOVI M10
                    http://www.eyefinitycreations.com
                    http://www.youtube.com/eyefinitycreations

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                    • #11
                      Here are my two cents where they probably aren't wanted:

                      The main thing that these systems lack is an iso-elastic arm. The Movi and others like it, were designed to make everyone a steadicam op, and take the "art" out of the steadyshot artform. The big problem is that the motors and gimbals lack a large range of motion needed for some shots, but they excel where steadicams cannot go, like through windows or handoffs. Ultimately, they are not a replacement of a steadicam and do little more than a really proficient glidecam operator can do with a $500 rig. I have noticed that nearly every professional house who pre-ordered a Movi is now selling it over on RedUser. They all cite that it doesn't do what a steadicam can do... and it's not even close. The up and down movement you get with glidecams without an arm is still prevalent in Movi systems... Sure it doesn't shake, but it doesn't give you that smooth on rails look that you really need. Try adding a mattebox, wireless follow focus and zoom controls, pl lens, and other accessories to your Movi, and even if it's a DSLR like the 1DC, it will have a hard time supporting the weight. Save your money, buy a steadicam and learn the true art of the steadishot.

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                      • #12
                        That's the story any steadicam operator keeps telling. These gimbal devices are much faster to set up and can get very similar results in a lot of cases. They do not replace steadicam systems. I agree those devices lose much of their original idea when the whole unit get's too heavy.

                        But ALL cameras will get smaller and lighter in the future.
                        The gimbal stabilizers will get much more affordable in the near future.
                        Pocket camera paired with one of these devices is already a fantastic tool today, opening great possibilities.


                        So I don't agree with you telling people to buy a steadicam. These are different tools and fit different needs.

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                        • #13
                          I am not a steadicam guy. I have never used one for more than a few hours. I am waiting for my MOVI M10 and i would really like to test this theory out Mr Rob. I am gonna try using the MOVI and get a complicated shot. I will post it here soon for your comments and opinions.
                          Blackmagic enthusiast, Indie film activist

                          BMCC EF, MOVI M10
                          http://www.eyefinitycreations.com
                          http://www.youtube.com/eyefinitycreations

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                          • #14
                            I have the besteady one and I really like it
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                            https://vimeo.com/suwanchote

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                            • #15
                              Yeah Note, saw your video....it was pretty awesome. Did you post new videos after that?
                              Blackmagic enthusiast, Indie film activist

                              BMCC EF, MOVI M10
                              http://www.eyefinitycreations.com
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