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Camera Clamp for Stand
« on: January 31, 2022, 07:13:30 PM »
Looking for suggestions for a clamp that will hold my Canon VIXIA GX10. Anyone have some good recommendations? Thanks!
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Re: Camera Clamp for Stand
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2022, 09:00:06 PM »
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Re: Camera Clamp for Stand
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2022, 05:11:15 AM »
Weight is 2.5lb on your camera (+any accessories you added).

If it were mine, I'd use a good Mafer clamp like a Manfrotto 035. That would give you a few 1/4"-20 threaded holes and also a baby pin+hex socket that is double-secured (screw+safety pin on the Manfrottos).

The real question is what base you need under the camera. Presumably, you need at very least a ball head, and maybe something more like a compact 3-way head?  Do you need something that accepts a quick release plate (Arri or Manfrotto, etc.)?

If you want to go suuuuper light/compact, then just screw this into your camera's 1/4"-20 mounting hole and then plug the other end into the Manfrotto 035. you can swivel the clamp on the stand for left-right, and tilt the pin in the clamp socket for up-down.....

https://www.adorama.com/bg3107.html

Your camera will be filming in vertical (portrait) mode, but 10sec to fix in post.



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Re: Camera Clamp for Stand
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2022, 09:07:37 AM »
I can recommend the iFootage MA5-6 Spider Crab magic arm. It's much sturdier than my previous small camera arm from SmallRig and mounting/unmounting your camera is super easy. However, it doesn't come cheap.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1645374-REG/ifootage_ma5_6_ma3_4_spider_crab_magic.html

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Re: Camera Clamp for Stand
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2022, 07:35:57 PM »
^^I also use a bunch of magic arms, though usually to add lights and mixpres to my camera tripod.

I have had very good luck with the Manfrotto magic arms. They come in tiny, medium, and big, with a lot of different attachments (you just need 1/4-20 on one side and, ideally, a mafer clamp model 035 on the other side)

It will work great, but unlike the solution I posted, if you loosen the knob too much the camera will want to drop and smash into the mic stand---have to keep a hand on it.
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Re: Camera Clamp for Stand
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2022, 09:44:00 PM »
Actually, I was in Samy's today and walked by a bunch of these. This is probably the best possible solution. Plug the baby pin side into your Manfrotto 035 mafer clamp.

User one of these 2 depending on whether you use quick-release (which usually is a good idea):
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/313039-STUD/Manfrotto_155_155_Double_Ball_Joint.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/74315-STUD/Manfrotto_155RC_2916QR_Double_Ball_Joint.html

I'm sure there are knockoffs by Kupo or Savage for cheaper.
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Re: Camera Clamp for Stand
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2022, 12:30:55 PM »
Thank you everyone for your recommendations!

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