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

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Types of vehicles

and techniques for riding

Camera cars and trailers

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Camera cars arc a good way to get vehicle shots while traveling down a paved road. They are generally big and stable, and they have the means to easily mount a Steadicam just about anywhere. They also have spots for the director and other members of the crew to hang out, watch the image, etc.

I'm not all that much of a fan of the standard mounting arrangements, however. Although strong, they tend to keep the sled too close to the vehicle, restricting the movement a Steadicam can make. If you are going to use a camera car, be sure you find the best placement for your hard mount. ...

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