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  1. This has been a back-up for a few years now. Don’t need 2 x Preston’s so it’s up for sale. Good condition, nicely packaged system. HU3, MDR2, 1xDM1, 1x DM2, accessories and cables…. Mail me for complete list. Priced to sell - 5700 euros firm. buyer pays shipping, I’m in Paris France.
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  2. Selling my steadicam rig ( Pro-line Raven ) -Pro-line Raven rig - 6,000 $ (45 pounds ) -Pro-line front mount vest - 1,500 $ -Basic arm came with the rig hold up to 70 pounds -DOCKING PORT -FeelWorld LUT7S 7" 3D LUT 4K HDMI and SDI Monitor / 2-yr warranty - 500 $ -Batteries ( Sold ) -Camera Power Cable - •1B-2pin 12v Proline Raven to Red DSMC2 Power cable, 30 / 1 X $235.00$ •Thin SDI Cable / 18", 24", 30" 3 x 100.00$ •12v regulated to power feelworld monitor, 1B-2pin Lemo for Proline Raven, 18" -180.00$ asking for 8,500$
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  3. I can't speak to the M2 specifically but I have an Archer2 with G50X and it handled everything I threw at it. That includes almost every digital camera there is, as well as 235, 416, and similar packages. Of course some of the big setups would stretch it like Alexa SXT with big anamorphics or long zooms (or the Alexa 65 I flew once which is definitely a beast) It really depends where you are as well. Where I shoot we mostly fly minis anyway
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  4. Tiffen was still using 1.58 posts on all their big rigs until the M1 came out with a 1.75 post. So I imagine their 1.58 would still be good. and its quite a bit lighter!
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  5. thanks again Maxwel, really appreciate you taking the time for this detailed answer! looks like you found the solution immediately. i will get in touch with WK about that adapter. take care! :) best N
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  6. In recent times, we here at Rig Engineering, have done a total rebuilt on a pre-owned Silver Spring Arm. This arm has been stripped to the bone; we gave it the whole nine yards, which included: · A complete dismantle · Metal surface refinishing, · All new screws · All new bearings · All new cables · All new bumpers · Completely re-anodized · New pin block return spring · Comes with an original speed crank · Bench tested · 13 to 63 lbs. lift range · Comes with a standard Rig Engineering full warranty After this process, this arm, effectively, is what one may consider, as almost a new Arm. For those who may be interested please send us an Email. Kind regards, Hugo Langer Rig Engineering Melbourne, Australia. Rigs Can Fly. T: +61-4-1356-1635 E: admin@steadyrig.com W: www.steadyrig.com
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  7. Dear Fellows, I’m selling my XCS Ultimate Gimbal because I don’t use it any more. The Gimbal is working in perfect conditions. Price: 3750€ buyer pays shipping and taxes Equipment is located in Lisbon / Portugal Thank You
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  8. Mk-V v4 Nexus - 2” four stage post -J-Vox V4 -top stage betz + 2 plates -V2 advanced gimbal -Nexus base -2” docking station -Pelicase for MK-V -Pelicase air & 5 batteries gold mount & charger -monitor Sx7 very bright - wave from 2021 with 2 cable Selling ONLY the whole package for 26.000€ The price it’s in euros Great gear ready to fly. For more info at david.gonzalezmarquez@yahoo.es Reason I’m selling looking for upgrades. Mint condition
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  9. Bump New Price! XCS Ultimate with 2'' post, non goofy (normal) ergo handle, Transvideo 6'' Cinemonitor, low profile monitor arm, XCS gimbal, Cinematic Precision ARRI Plate, CatGriller, XCS Docking Bracket and cables.. $10,500 (excl. shipping) A great deal for a great sled! Walter Klassen Flex Vest $2500
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  10. John Weekend was banned a month ago. We don't have a "drex" on this forum. I have just banned the "Leo Liam" account.
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  11. SOLD. She is on her way to the Gentleman and Steadicam Op. in Brazil.
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  12. For Sale is this Proline Steadicam Stabilizer Black Edition XL Arm. I am the second owner of this arm that is a little over two years old. I purchased the arm while I was building a custom light weight Sled. What I really wanted to complete my build was to find a used NB Stabilizer arm, as I was keeping things light and my budget lean. So I purchased the Proline arm, from one of our SF members. I got it home and used it on a music video project (worked great btw). I was happy the system was complete and all was working great until another SF member listed a NB Stabilizer Arm, the one that I had wanted in the first place. You know how that goes. I tried to ignore the Marketplace add but couldn’t stop looking at it. Now I have two Arms and I don’t need them both. The Proline Arm does have some scratches and other mild signs of wear, but functions well. It’s No Tiffen or PRO Arm, but is smooth and gets the job done for a crazy low price. $2500 US obo. Free shipping in the USA. Here are the Arm’s specs from the Proline website: BLACK EDITION XL ARM 1 to 70 lb Payload using the same arm and same springs Effortless boom up and down super strong construction with Aluminum 7075 and stainless steel 80cm boom range without kickbacks Tortion and Friction free Made in the USA (Miami)
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  13. DP7 Pro with Built in Horizon SDI / HDMI Huge range of powering options AB, v-lock, Sony L series, Canon E6 2x D-Tap power Has had screen protector on its whole life (screen protector removed for photos) so screen is pristine. No dead pixels. Has been my backup for a long time. $1000 ONO
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  14. This Arm could be an affordable option to pair up with the ZeeGee or an excellent Backup Arm. The Price is: $2500 US and includes free shipping to anywhere in the USA.
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  15. thank you all who inquired and were interested. but this items currently has been sold and is in transit to the recipient. all the best to everyone. thanks again, JZ
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  16. Selling individually: 5500 top stage Bracket 1000 Dock 750
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  18. Hey Sebastian, Like you I've just started my Steadicam career and I recently just purchased my own rig. I used the g50x and the M2 combo extenisvely during my time at the SOA Steadicam workshop and it handled cameras up 30lb - 40lb no problem. The Amira might be pushing it depending what AKS is being utilized with that build.
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  19. Just wanted to reach out to any of those out there that are on the hunt for an alternative monitor to the current choices. I recently bought direct from the manufacturer in Italy, "Smart System". Im very pleased, actually impressed with the build of this unit. Super solid Aluminum billet casing. Actual buttons (some programmable) for functions. Easy access to menus. Optional Battery mount installed. 2 SDI BNc inputs. HDMI input if you need. This company seems to cater to a DSLR using crowd. They offer sliders and even a reasonable looking full sized Steady Rig with a really interesting looking Arm. But don't be put off by all that, this is a much more professional build than you'd expect, feels more "pro" than Small HD honestly- and I don't mean to put down Small HD, the 703 is great, but it needs an additional kit to make it yoke mountable. I don't put too much stake in NITs, because we all know that mirror effect of glass trumps almost brightest...that being said, this monitor offers a 3000 NIT rating. My ONLY detracting point for this unit is that it employs a standard glass face which reflects like all of them. Its got a substantial bit more weight than the DP7 I also use as backup. which I believe the DP7 is the same or close weight to the 703. Its not as weighty as my now defunct Cinetronics Gen1. Which I miss. I really like the extra weight to help me preserve my monitor extension options. I am working on designing some weight system to put on a Gold mount plate that will help me tune it up for a little extra weight. As far as the company is concerned. Lara and Andrea were my two main contact in the process of purchasing. They were extremely communicative never letting more than 24 hours pass before responding to my emails. I paid with a bank transfer wire which I'm used to some after purchases of WAVE and and other items over the years. Not my favorite mode of transacting, but these guys really did leave me confident in their dealings over email. They also make a version of this monitor that incorporates a integrated digital level. they also offer that digital level as a separate unit. another Operator friend has purchased that level and feels like it is a really well conceived and executed unit. I cannot say enough about how high end this monitor feels. And now the clincher. With the optional gold mount batt plate installed, international shipping, and an included power cable (which they did custom for me at no extra charge) I paid less than $2300 USD. It mounted almost perfectly in my CamJam yoke set up for DP7. I added a slightly thicker set of delrin washers to big the 1mm or so gap. Just wanted to share this.
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  20. Due to my narssitic personality and the eagerness to share. I've decided to copy/paste my NB arm findings from Facebook group to here. so it could be archived since there is a great chance more pro arm users will chime in and start a good argument, but i guess its all personal preference in the end. I've found latex rubber to be quite a breakthrough upgrade compare to all spring arms and here are my findings below. I've sold my pro arm and used the same amount of money to get a g70x and NB arm thinking I would use g70x indoor and NB arm outdoor. With a thought that NB arm has sealed bearings and I could treat it like trash. But now I don't even pullout g70x anymore. I've used PRO arm exclusively for 8 full years, working 12 month a year, been through all senarios, fast and slow. No budget student folms to $40 mil USD budget. Was prasing pro equipment cuz "all feature guys uses PRO" kinda fan boy mindset , pretty similar to the panavision fanboys. But eventually as years gone by I've developed critical thinking and below are a couple points why I prefer NB over the other arms. 1. Sweet spot. As an somewhat experienced op you might have noticed pro arm is only truly good at the middle 10% of boom range, and you tune the arm up or down offset this spot based on the height of the shot required. Part of the reason people need to get XCS mid arm swivel. But g70x is better here since it could support your lens height with the ISO adjustment. NB arm or X arm is the same ish feeling with pro. Meaning force required to hold the lens height But is better at the job due to less friction and rubber vs spring nature. More to elaborate below 2. Boom range . Pro arm has 60cm. And NB has 83cm. As an average 176cm/5"10 Asian male I have no monkey arms. But I still run out of boom range on pro arm quite often. I've bought the IBaird / mid arm swivel / Klassen vest that offers a shit load of range options to counter this issue but I still wish the pro has more in the first place. Like from standing to seating. I always bottom out on pro arm, or I'm too low at standing. NB arm on the other hand. Offers just enough. Alrhough it's not as effortless to hold camera height on both extreme side of the range, but none of the other arms does. Good thing is that U can't bottom out the NB like pro. And u can't hit the eng stop easily. So even if you use your finger tips to get the camera height there, u still can't hit the stop when u take a step. Side note, G70x is only iso in the middle 60%. Outside that you are fighting the same as all other arms. 3. Friction. All spring arms including g70x and pro have more frictions than rubber arms like xarm or NB. For pro, the each canister has two "ears" that cling and hinges on a groove on the chassis. And no matter how u deny it. It's not as smooth compare to NB or x arm, especially both of them has sealed bearings and rubber bands. This helps emensively at ultra slow movements, so slow that the shot shouldve been done on a slider. But they have to put you on steadicam cuz it "saves time". I'm not as vocal as a lot of operators out there. Mostly just nod my head and do it. So rubber arms help a shit ton here. There are countless times when I have to manually hold the sled in the same height countering the up and down from the pro arm. It's very minor, and I have to walk so perfectly. It's doable. But not everyday with every senario. If there is even a bit of terian and you aren't feeling it that day. You are mostly screwed. Still end up with a ok ish shot, but not good enough to be called "bleeding dolly". So having a rubber arm here helps sooo much. Even g70x is better than pro due to the iso adjustments 4. Maintainence. I know guys would argue how you can water hose pro arm to clean. But NB arm is the next level. I don't even cover that arm in rain, it's fully sealed and u don't need give a damn about rubber bands. White lithium grease ? Why the hell you need that! I know a lot of you will argue how robust and solid the pro arm build is. Now look below for the trade off. Also by the way the robustness has nothing to do with the shot. So to me, it's useless feature. 5. Weight savings. Pro arm is 6kg/13lbs or so when I measured it with mid arm swivel and solid xcs post. While NB is at 3kg. This is almost the weight difference between Alexa mini and Alexa LF. And at times when u can't trim the sled down like Alexa 65. This becomes a huge deal to prolong your career and health. I know people would say "man up", but we are like atheles. We all have performance peak years and slope down since. So The more we can preserve the years the better. And hopefully have a healthy body to enjoy retirement life too. And this was the major tipping point for me to purchase an NB arm. But the performance of it blew my mind. 6. Tooless adjustments. NB arm uses latex rubber bands. I mainly just put 4-6 on my wrists as bracelet. And that's enough of a difference between a prime and a heavy zoom. I can do it on a fly. Without trying to find the hole on canisters like the pro arm. And since it's quite forgiving for filters and different primes. I dont even bother to add/remove the bands. It's quite fast. 7. Less parts. I was debating between x arm and NB arm when I was trying to get rid of the pro arm. But x arm is still 4.5kg while NB is 3kg. And NB has no cores to swap. And no spray needed to maintain the rubber bands like the x arm. And no wrench needed to tune the lift. And no rain over needed to work outside. For those who is wondering tension loss in cold, who cares. I just put on more bands. 8. Minimum weight requirement. I know pro has advised the minium is 13lbs with two blues only and NB is at 0. Also no sled is lighter than that. My argument here is , you don't have to know the approx weight of the sled to put the appropriate set of canisters. I've gone lazy through out the years and just settled with 2 blue and 2 black on pro arm. And just put more batteries on the sled to come up with the minimum. But there are times I wish I have all the adjustability without messing with canisters. Since bottoming out and fully loaded takes like 50 turns on each and it's quite some work to find the right fit between jobs or between prime / heavy zooms. The g70x and NB arm is simple as hell in comparison and I can do the best sled build always without worrying about canister combos. Or how ISO the arm is when canisters are fully loaded than minimum There is one thing pro arm is at best where all others are bad. that is the arm post spin feature. Pro is by far the most silkly smooth one while g70x is basically Fisher Price trash. NB has got some friction to it but it's usable. So if u fold in your gimbal handle more frequent than anything then no other arm is for you. I know many, if not all of you have witnessed the failing of the socket block on NB arm @cinegear quite a few years ago. And has been laughing at their quality. But the manufacture has fixed the issue and demoed the new design with Max load at worse senario and it helds. They deserve a chance, they always response to my emails in a matter of mins, and answers all my idiotic questions. That's way better than a lot of brands out there. And that includes weekend too which amazes me. Hope this sort of sums the majority of my reason of switch. It is quite seamless to switch from PRO, and no one has gone back the other way around. I'm not gonna use the big op names to convince you guys here. Cuz I fell for this "woo this big op uses this and it must be good" crap when I got the pro arm. But I'm More than happy to answer PM if you are more curious
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  21. Hi Tom I'm Andrea, CEO and Senior Engineer inside SmartSystem. As technicians, we are always happy to receive feedback. Especially, the negative ones push us to find better and "smarter" solutions... always. As you know, the world is a perfectible place. For this reason, can I kindly ask to you if tested our system and where? Maybe we met somewhere in some exhibition? What you found wrong or bad and what could be considered good? Sincerely Andrea
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  22. Hi Nicholaus I use the Smart System X1 arm and it performs as good as any “bigger brand” arms out there. I’ve been a steadicam operator for over 20 years and have used almost every arm out there from Pro to Tiffen. Smart System Gear will be at Cinegear this year as well if you’d like to come and see for yourself? The “fall under the heading of garbage” is just not an accurate statement. cheers Taj
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