Steadicam Merlin Cookbook Settings



The Magic Formula -- Beta version 1.0

For the Mathematically inclined, here's an astonishingly accurate spreadsheet that will help put your Merlin in near-perfect static and dynamic balance (so it both hangs level and behaves during rapid pans). If your data is accurate -- if you carefully measure weights, vertical c.g. location and distances for the setup -- I think you'll be amazed at how close this can get you.

Garrett Brown

Launch "The Magic Formula" Interactive Spreadsheets (online use only):

» English Magic Formula

» Metric Magic Formula


Instructions & Diagram:

» The Magic Formula Instructions & Diagram (.pdf)



Download "The Magic Formula" Interactive Spreadsheets in Excel Format (offline use only):
Note:
- You must have excel installed to utilize this spreadsheet.
- Internet Explorer only users will be able to open online all other browsers require you to download.

» English Magic Formula (.xls) (Netscape users click right mouse button on link and select "Save Target As" to save.)

» Metric Magic Formula (.xls) (Netscape users click right mouse button on link and select "Save Target As" to save.)