Easyrig Advice

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  1. Mike King

    Mike King Member

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    I'm shooting a Red Epic on a M15 and I'm looking at buying an Easyrig system. From what I've read I want the Easyrig 3, but the arm length and model no's (500N, 800N, etc..) and regular or extended arm are a bit confusing. I was looking at adding the Serene on the end and wondered if I want an extended arm or not. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Eric De Fino

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    Mike, you want the 400N (17-22lbs) with the 9" extended arm. This is what I've used I the past with a fully built Epic. It does push the limit of the arm, but the 500N (22-30lbs) is a bit too much.

    Have you considered a Klassen Slingshot? I own one, and love it. Its a much more comfortable, versatile, and overall better solution than the EasyRig. One key reason is you're not limited by weight ranges. It'll successfully support everything from a light DSLR build, to a heavy Alexa M configuration, and will cost you about the same price as everything you're looking to purchase currently.

    Hope it helps.
     
  3. Mike King

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    Thanks for the reply Eric. I've heard a lot of good things about the Easyrig/Serene setup, so that was the direction I was headed in. I wasn't aware of the Slingshot. It seems pretty interesting and I might ask you some questions. Still trying to figure out what's best for me. Thanks again!
     
  4. Ben Ruffell

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    Easyrig 3 cinema, 400N (standard), extended arm + 130 + Flowcine Serene

    Pretty sweet combination.
     
  5. Mike King

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    Thanks Ben. What length extended arm, and what's the 130?

    Sorry for the silly questions, and thanks again for the advice.

    Mike
     
  6. Eric De Fino

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    130mm arm = 5", which is a better length to combine it with Serene
     
  7. Mike King

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    Oh, of course. Everywhere I was looking just referred to the arms in inches. Thanks.
     
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    Ben do you find the easy rig with serene ideal? Any cons?
    I'm looking into that setup as well.

     
  9. jim mundell

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    Eric, How do you shoot in hallways and doorways with that Klassen rig? Just shot in an office building and there is no way I could have used that with those rigger things so high.

    And I used someone else's easy rig once and found it even harder to hide your footsteps since the cable tugged on the Movi harder then what I would have produced with just my own footsteps. Did they not have easy rig step properly? I did like how it took the weight off though?
     
  10. Eric De Fino

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    They probably had an arm rated for a higher weight than than your build.

    I thought the same thing about the Slingshot when I first saw it. But after using it for several months, I realize there are many different ways to configure the vertical and horizontal arms, so working in confined spaces is not a problem. I've done running shots thru low trees, indoors, hallways, doorways, etc. Never had an issue. For example, you can put both horizontal arms together and use it in a very similar configuration as an Easyrig if you're in a tight space.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. jim mundell

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    Eric thanks for replying. Yes it does help actually. So you could fit that slingshot in a normal 6' whatever doorway without bending over? How much is the slingshot bye the way?
     
  12. Eric De Fino

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    I'm 6' tall and fit thru all doors ;-)

    Yes, configuring it to walk thru a doorway is not a big deal.
    Price is not cheap. But when you consider the benefits, it's a no brainier.

    Nothing against Easyrig. I own one and use it all the time for heavy Alexa builds when operating handheld. That's the right tool for that job.
    Not the right tool for MoVI.
     
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    Hey any footage using the Slingshot?
     
  15. Eric De Fino

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    I can post some footage by the end of weekend.
     

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