Straight or Off-Set Rig Best?

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John Locke

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Straight or Off-Set Rig Best?

PostSun Sep 16, 2012 12:54 am

Does anyone have opinions on what would be the best style of rig for the BMDCC? Typically I'd go with an offset rig to bring the eyepiece over closer to my face. But it seems that the screen on the rear of the BMDCC will be just too close to the face for me to be able to view it properly, so I'm wondering if in this case it would be best to go with a straight rail rig, putting the camera and lens in line with my shoulder, and then using a secondary monitor mounted to the left of the lens and matte box.

What are you planning to use?
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Nick Smith

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Re: Straight or Off-Set Rig Best?

PostSun Sep 16, 2012 1:23 am

I went for straight myself. The camera is somewhat heavy, so an offset rig seems like it would easily oberbalance itself and all the shots would be wonky.
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John Locke

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Re: Straight or Off-Set Rig Best?

PostSun Sep 16, 2012 9:32 pm

That's what I was thinking too, Nick. Thanks for the confirmation.

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