Operating Technique

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  1. Chris Long

    Chris Long New Member

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    Hi, I'm a DoP who's new to the Movi. I will be operating on a music video in April which will involve a lot of walking/running. Can you suggest any techniques to make the Movi footage as smooth as possible? When operating handheld, I walk with slightly bent knees to absorb movement. Is it simply the case that I do this with the Movi? I tried running with it today but I could still see slight up and down movements when I played back the footage. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    Hi Chris: That's indeed what you need to do. There have been several discussions on the forum which you can find, believe it or not, if you "Search Forums" for: groucho marx

    That's who you have to walk like -- the MōVI takes out rotation about an axis but cannot remove motion along an axis -- there is no physical way for it to do that, so that's where your knees staying bent have to remove motion along the vertical axis.

    Andy.
     
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  3. Chris Long

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    Hi Andy,

    Many thanks for your response. I'll check the forum for more info, but I'm familiar with the 'Groucho walk'. At least it's not a new method to me but one I can take to Movi operating! Cheers, Chris
     

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