Easyrig vs wearable camera stabilizer
Updated: Feb 24
Differences between Easyrig vest with Flow Arm and Easyrig Flowcine Serene
Hybrid camera stabiizer gimbal Basson Steady
Easyrig vest with a Flow Arm and Easyrig with a Flowcine Serene shock absorber or any other model such as the Easy rig vario 5 or easyrig minimax, are not an economic alternative for a professional camera stabilizer or hybrid camera stabilizer. They are just an ergonomic solution based on a vest and a spring arm that will let you distribute the weight of a film camera thru your body.
It's a cheap alternative specially designed for handheld camera operators, a nice solution to save some pain on their back, shoulders and arms.
If you ever thought that saving some money buying a Easy rig vest with Flow Arm and Easyrig Flowcine Serene will give you the similar results in terms of performance and stability as buying a mechanic camera stabilizer or an 8 axis hybrid camera stabilizer gimbal system, well the answer is absolutely NO.
The Easyrig vest with Flow Arm and Easyrig Flowcine Serene or any other model such as the Easy rig vario 5 or easyrig minimax, are a good option for the old style cameraman that are holding the camera on its shoulders, because with this vest and spring system will help you get the excessive weight of your shoulders and transfer the weight to your lower back and hips.
So with the Easyrig vest with Flow Arm or with the Easyrig with Flowcine Serene you can achieve a longer shooting time when wearing this vest, but if you are trying to move or walk with the easy rig vest, then the result it is similar than without this vest, maybe its a little bit less jerky than in handheld mode, the good thing is that your arms will get less tired after a while.
The Easy rig vest It’s an effective ergonomic solution for holding heavy weight cameras in handheld mode, but of course it’s recommended only if you are looking for a handheld style shoot and if you are on a smooth floor surface with roller skates.
Holding a camera from a wire that bounces its definitely not even comparable to what a classic mechanic camera stabilizer or a hybrid camera stabilizer can do.
You may have seen already a few guys trying to make comparisons between Easyrig vest with Flow Arm or with the Easyrig with Flowcine Serene on internet vs the classic mechanical camera stabilizer, but the truth is that can not be compared at all.
They also find out whether the Easyrig vest with Flow Arm and Easyrig Flowcine Serene or any other model such as the Easy rig vario 5 or easyrig minimax, can indeed achieve a relief to you arms or back due to the distribution of the weight on the vest, It can not accomplish the similar camera moves like the mechanical camera stabilizer, and it can not perform stable while following a subject because it was not meant to stabilize the camera, it was designed as a solution to hold a heavy camera on handheld style.
They also realized that can not be compared to a camera stabilizer or hybrid camera stabilizer because the Easyrig vest with Flow Arm and Easyrig Flowcine Serene or any other model such as the Easy rig vario 5 or easyrig minimax have several weaknesses even when compared to the old classic mechanical camera stabilizer that already has a comfortable vest too, but also with a double shock absorber arm and a center post with gimbal that achives an almost perfect 5 axis stabilization just by physics and due to the mechanical design.
This is the main reason that explains why the classic mechanical camera stabilizers were not replaced in the professional cinema or film industry and also explains why top professional camera operators in Hollywood still use the classic or hybrid camera stabilizer as the main gear to achieve smooth shoots.
Just to mention a few of the weaknesses of Easy rig vest with Flow Arm and Easy rig Flow cine Serene or any other model such as the Easy rig vario 5 or easy rig minimax, is the issue with the 4 axis or z axis or up and down movement while walking because they do not have a shock absorber arm to do that job for them, they only have a spring to adjust the strength on the wire that holds the camera.
On the contrary a hybrid gimbal camera stabilizer works with two different sources to stabilize a camera. First of all a a hybrid gimbal camera stabilizer use the free source of power of the physics in combination with a double shock absorber arm to do the main stabilization job that when used for a professional camera stabilizer operator solves the 90% to 97% of the total stabilization, and then uses an electronic board with electronic motors to do the fine tuning to correct the remaining 3% to 10% to achieve the perfect stabilization result with less than 1 degree of inclination error.
The weight of a heavy weight cinema camera mounted on a mechanical camera stabilizer is perfectly distributed thru the whole operator’s body, due to that the hole weight is mounted also to a comfortable vest which reduces the fatigue a lot, and also lets you carry much more weight for longer periods of time compared to any other design of camera stabilization such as a 3 axis gimbal that all the mass of weight is on your arms.
At Basson Steady camera stabilizer we decided to redesign a new game changer in camera stabilization to help our customers to learn faster about how to become a professional camera stabilizer operator saving a lot of time on the education of your brain and hands, learning faster how to keep stable a camera to achieve professional camera stabilizer shoots.
Back in 2007 we designed the first version of a hybrid camera stabilizer named Constellation, and with time we made several improvements and added new technology and we came with what we call today the New 8 axis hybrid camera stabilizer model Endless, a mix between physic-mechanic and electronic, taking all the advantages of both worlds.
We incorporate to a mechanical camera stabilizer the best of the electronic gimbal technology plus the experience of designing and manufacturing professional camera stabilizers for more than 22 years, to create the perfect hybrid camera stabilizer system ever made.
The new 8 axis hybrid camera stabilizer comes with an electronic board controller that will help you hold the camera horizontally stable all the time even if you do not have any skills as a professional camera stabilizer operator.
And with the new 8 axis hybrid camera stabilizer model Endless, you will still have the power to control the Pan with your hand on the gimbal as always as to point your camera wherever you want as with any mechanical camera stabilizer.
It's a ready to use hybrid camera stabilizer, you just need to put the camera inside the rotary head,
then balance it up and down, side to side and front to back, and then press the ON button to make it work.
You do not need to change the PID settings every time you put a different camera, you can run
cameras from 1 kg up to 8kgs without tweaking any PID settings, which is also impossible to achieve with any other 3 axis gimbal on the market such as the dji Ronin or with the Freefly movi.
So If you are looking to update your film gear to fit the new standards of professional camera stabilization for the cinema and filmmaking industry, and if you are already tired of carrying a heavy weight cinema camera with an Easyrig vest with Flow Arm and Easyrig Flowcine Serene or any other model such as the Easy rig vario 5 or easyrig minimax, plus a 3 axis gimbal stabilizer that doesn’t solve all the issues of stabilization, then you must consider investing on the new Basson Steady 8 axis Hybrid camera stabilizer model Endless, the most advanced camera stabilization system ever made.
The new 8 axis Hybrid camera stabilizer Basson Steady model Endless is a great option and a complete set up at an affordable price and the best choice for you, with excellent stabilization results.
You will achieve professional cinematic shoots at an affordable price starting at US$ 12.800.- scaling up to US$ 16.200.-
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