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The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook by Laurie Hayball, Jerry Holway

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Configuring the rig

to get the lens where you need it

What can you do if the range of lens heights in high or low mode just doesn't work? How can you get the lens higher or lower? Fortunately, there are many, many tricks and techniques available.

The easiest and quickest methods are to change the arm post or 10 alter the height of the socket block.

Increasing the range of lens heights in high mode

Simply use a longer arm post. Most arms have a tool free, quick-change system, so this is generally the fastest and easiest method. I keep a selection of arm posts (4, 6, 9,and 12 inches) in a bag on my docking stand.

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Using a longer post to extend ...

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