Just picked up a new Zacuto Striker recently and can’t wait to shoot a project with it. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I’d never used one but it’s incredibly sturdy and light. Also all the adjustments made it a quick fit to my shoulder. I know I’ll enjoy the added camera stability it offers and I’m sick and tired of taking a tripod into awkward areas! It’s a little expensive I guess but you have to pay for quality.
Another thing you will need to consider having is a decent tripod especially if you plan on having someone man your camera a tripod with a fluid head is very desirable as the action on a cheap non fluid tripod is very inconsistent at best. You can pick up one of these for between one to two hundred on ebay used. I recommend bogen-manfrotto tripod components: 351MVB Tripod, 501HDV Fluid Head That’s the model I prefer however if your looking for something a bit more affordable 190XB 3-Section Tripod will get the job done nicely. For more info on filming keep checking in.