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I've been doing some planning prior to diving into my latest video project. There are so many options it gets pretty confusing and frustrating. The basics are pretty straight forward, I'm ordering a RRS Fluid Head, leveling base, and a fore/aft rail. After quite a bit of research I've concluded that Edelkrone has designed and built a slider system that has great features, so I think I'm leaning toward their products. Kessler's booms seem to offer some great options, for a reasonable investment.
Those decisions were pretty easy, the toughest ones relate to camera equipment. Does one plunge into the Cine capture world? I have the budget for it, but that road introduces additional complexity both in equipment and technique. One wonders just how different the end product would really be if the clips were shot with a "Red", or a C500 and cine lenses vs. a 1DX, my Canon lenses, a Zacuto Tornado rig and the tools mentioned above. Certainly the ability to shoot 4K would add a dimension, and those more sophisticated camera systems offer frame rates the 1DX does not. Of course, you can add even more mind boggling options by looking at fixed lens camcorders ranging in price from 2 to 10 thousand.
It's tempting to just default to the uber expensive Cine gear, but something tells me that, while it might be lots of fun, could over complicate the whole effort, and quite possibly compromise the final product. I'm sure someone with more depth in the field would know right off the bat what the correct course should be, One thing I'm sure of, you shoot better with gear and systems that you're comfortable with.
I'll figure all this out............. in my spare time!