Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

I saw this in a tweet and decided to blog about it as I can’t quite understand where its coming from.

No matter how you dress this graphic up holding 17.9lbs of camcorder for a day will still harm you, I am testimony to that.

I had a Sony PMW-350 during 2010 and I loved this camcorder, apart from the weight on my shoulder, which eventually led to a very painful right arm which still bothers me today. Seven years later I have very little feeling in my index finger due to a damaged nerve.

Dont kid yourself its all about the weight bearing down on your shoulder thats the main problem, a balanced camera will not feel any lighter. Only with the addition of an Easy Rig could you hold this camcorder all day without sustaining shoulder damage.

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Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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