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  1. I'd be so glad to fly down to the island to work on-site..... ;) Logical that you'd feel rocking when inertia the bottom is reduced. Spreading out the weight tends to suppress any rocking. It's very similar to balancing the rig. The faster the drop-time, the more minimized any off-balanced issues are to your fingers because the mass of the pendulum has been increased top to bottom, and the rig is holding itself upright rather aggressively. ( A 1 second drop opposed to a 3 second drop, for example ) I am a HUGE fan of taking an extra 2 minutes when doing a build to build the rig and th
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  2. Selling my Pro 1 Sled GIMBAL AND DONKEY BOX NOT INCLUDED HD Converted, Chocolate bars converted for Gold Mount batteries Including the monitor bracket with the sale. Located in LA, buyer pays shipping Asking $6500 OBO Can provide more pictures upon request. I can be reached by email: loganretherington@gmail.com
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  3. Tried out the Klassen vest but it just isn't for me (switching back to the exovest). Very used but in great working condition. Just replaced the ladder straps and ratchets with new ones! Comes with spare air bladder, pump, ladder straps, & ratchets. Original operator height was 5'10". Anything above that and it will probably be too small for you. Previous owners waist was 32. Mine is 34 and it worked fine. Make me an offer! Shipping via Fedex Ground. Located in Atlanta, GA.
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  4. Hi guys! Did this ever happen to one of you? I was operating in low mode with my Zephyr and I was feeling that there was a slight resistance in my tilt and then all of a sudden boom!, the screw holding the gimbal handle just snapped. Fortunately, the camera only fell from a 1 foot height, so I reported only 2 broken BNC connectors on the Odyssey 7Q that was rigged on top of the camera. My camera setup wasn't so heavy, definitely not higher than the mandatory 23lbs. Any ideas as to why that happened ? And yes I already wrote to Tiffen, still waiting on their reply.
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  5. Hi Kevin, I had to do that on a project where whip tilts were used as transition between shots (way easier than having to start and stop properly). Obviously not a problem to go out of a shot as you don't have to land a frame, but another story to go back to a shot. I think you should extend the batteries and monitor a bit more than usual as this will allow for more pan inertia but will not change you tilt inertia that much. After practicing for 2 days I have found that to land the frame I did the same thing than for a whip pan. First, stop the rig with a really strong grip
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  6. Selling my Steadicam Aero 30 System, great condition, very well looked after and maintained. Location: Bristol, UK. Price: £5500 Collection preferred, willing to ship at buyers expense. Whats Included: - Steadicam Aero 30 Sled - Steadicam Aero 30 Arm - Steadicam Zephyr Vest - Steadicam Aero 30 monitor - Steadicam V-lock battery plate x2 - Steadicam docking bracket - Steadicam low mode bracket - Custom monitor yoke - Peli Storm IM2950 Case with custom foam - Steadicam vest bag - Steadicam arm bag - Steadicam sled bag - Pixapro heavy duty c-stand - Counterwei
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  7. Hello everyone, I'm selling my G50X arm with just few months of use. The Arm is on perfect condition and looking like new. It comes with an original rain cover, arm bag, tools and accessories. Price: $8000 + Shipping. The only reason why I'm selling this wonderful arm is because I'm upgrading to a G70X. I'm based in LA if there is someone interested around... Thanks. Best, Carlos.
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  8. For Sale Used Cinetape CTM1 $2,900 sales@tcsfilm.com Cinetape Measure Cinetape Measure Sensor Horn Cable for Cinetape Measure Sensor - 5p Fischer Male (1x 3', 1x 2') Pelican Case for Cinetape Measure Optional Items for an Additional cost Extension Tubes for Cinetape Measure Cable Cinetape - 3p RS Male to 3p RS Male (1x 3', 1x 2') Cable Cinetape - 3p RS Male to pTap Male (1x 3', 1x 2') WCU-4 Cable For The Cinetape Cinetape Interface Cable
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  9. Jerry hill docking bracket $800 USD doccking ring for $80 each X2 Total: $960 USD buyers pay for shipping, location: Vancouver Canada contact: jwmanzano@gmail.com
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  10. I've been doing some experimentations. Slower drop time, I brought the battery and monitor in as close as possible to the post (I don't think I've ever done that?) as well as making the post as short as possible (I pretty much always do that) and it made for a much twitchier and responsive rig. I tried with a normal grip as well as a full grip on the gimbal, the full grip allowed for faster moves, but made for landing a solid lock off harder. Anyways, I thought I'd share my thoughts and updates. Very open to any other recommendations or ideas!
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  11. Super post for 1.8 inch for sale. Old style cable connectors so you will need to contact Arri for the correct cable for your sled if not the older connectors. $2300.00IMG_6825.HEIC Thanks, Buzz
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  12. Hello John, Have you tried to press the internal FLIP button inside the Volt? If your Volt is mounted on the right it should have been pressed during installation but worth a try. Procedure is on page 37 of the Volt manual.
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  13. Selling my Cine Link kit for a Cine Tape. Very well looked after kit. £600.00 Kit includes: X1 Cinetape Remote Power cable X1 Preston power cable X additional power cable X6 antennas X1 Peli Case Any question please feel free to ask. Pick up in London or can ship, buyer pays shipping
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  14. Definitely too cheap :-) - congratulations to the new owner !!!
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  15. I’m pretty sure Tiffen just announced dates for the gold workshop in Georgia end of the year if you are still looking. The larger workshops, SOA and Gold, have similar instructors and curriculum and you can’t really go wrong with any of them.
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  16. WCU-4 a $350USD Remote License Key include $7,000USD 1x cforce mini RF $4000USD 2x cforce plus $2500USD each 1x compact zoom control $2000USD SXU1 $4500USD Included for free: 24x disk each disk cost about $40usd, 9 cables, brackets, 8 batteries, 3 chargers Total: $22,500 USD
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  17. Yes, I would choose Greg for a "re-fresher" since his cost/ benefit is higher than the SOA. IMHO, plus cero networking with him. Nothing wrong with that, but being part of a group or generation has its advantages
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  18. I just took the SOA workshop in Vegas this past weekend. Rey Reyes and his team did an awesome job. My confidence level came up, now I'm ready to help on projects
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  19. Had to send it to Greg for repairs. 20 year old capacitors dried out.
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  20. You could definitely try reaching out to Greg Smith if that's an option for you. Great class, great insight.
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  21. Wow, that's crazy. I'm sorry to hear that. I used to use that storage space. I'll also keep my eye out.
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  22. I have a Steadicam Master Series sled and hard case for sale. It has not been used in some time and would like for it to find a new home. It comes with everything shown in the pictures and listed below. - Master Series Sled - 3 arm post lengths - XCS camera plate - Docking Bracket - Assorted Cables: 2X 3-Pin Lemo to 4-Pin XLR power cables, SDI video jumper cable, 4-Pin male to male hirose cable, 2-Pin Lemo to 4-Pin emale hirose cable - Mastercase rolling protective hard case I am selling this kit for $3000.00 OBO I will not ship, local
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  23. I presume someone from TIFFEN will chime in but I would simply call them on Monday during business hours, your time zone. Here is the 1-800 number... (800) 645-2522
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  24. Cinetape (original) with Remote Display (Link1), horn extensions, various mounts and multiple sets of cables (Panavision, ARRI, Interface to MDR2, Cable to MDR3 .. in Pelican Shipping Case. Available for sale. $3,500
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  25. Steadihacknoun.A person that buys a rig and uses it but lacks the respect for the craft and intellect behind it. They never try to improve their operating while delusionally calling themselves a Steadicam Operator.
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  26. Here's a sample of some new things I've been making....(new stuff) and the complete list of all the parts I've been making 696551202_3Dprintedacc.1_16.2021.pdf New stuff 1.17.21.pdf
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  27. Hi! I am selling my DSD back mount vest! It is located in Montreal (Canada). It has been used a lot but is still in perfect working-condition. Signs of wear and tear. *May need new padding, but good to go as it is.* I'm 5"8 and weigh 150lbs. It would fit anyone from 5"8 to 5"10, and 30-34 inches of waist. Shipping at your expenses. 1300 USD$.
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  28. Hi Luke, Have you had any advancement with upgrading your monitor? I also have just purchased a Zephyr and looking to change out the monitor as it is only a SD monitor. I have a smallHD 702 touch which I am debating to use on the rig until a better option comes about. As for upgrades a lot of people seem to go for the monitor yoke and also the gimbal wrap grip from sky magic: https://www.skymagic.com/cineparts 3 Pin Male Steadicam Zephyr to 4 Port Female D Tap Multiple Tap Output can be useful: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alvins-Cables-steadic
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  29. maybe i’m an admin...unlikely i’d be selected as the salty fellow i am, but maybe this is my peak in the steadicam community... not sure why i am getting hit with it on both mac and iphone. anyways. just had to put it out there
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  30. i hear ya, but we’ve managed to handle this site for twenty years without it. not that i need to hear the whole backstory, it i’m curious if there was some egregious hacking to prompt this. anyways...more apps
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  31. Speaking of New Kid(s) On The Block and Steadicam...this was a long cold night 25 yrs ago.
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  32. This is the biggest flaw of the Zephyr design, with catastrophic failure being a huge factor! I can't say I'm shocked Tiffen hasn't addressed this... This happened to me on a shoot one day, and I happened to be on a farm that had extra bolts lying around, and luckily a 3/8" (1/4"?) threaded extended shaft bolt fit the bill perfect. I was blown away! A .50 repair, with something a billion times stronger, that Tiffen would not actually fix. The part that breaks btw is a narrow pin head allen screw? that theads into the gimbal yoke. Super easy (preventable) fix. Pictures exist somewhere
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  33. Hi everyone - just wanted to bump with an update to my package price $8750 plus any fees or shipping
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  34. Amidst the middle of this pandemic, I made the questionable choice of upgrading to a new rig. This past May, I came across an older DCE/Pro Sled and 3A arm package that was within my budget, and fit the bill for me finally making the jump from a Zephyr to a full sized rig. The package was coming from a younger Operator in Mexico City and I asked him about the history of the sled and what components it was made up of. He didn't seem to know much about the sled itself, except that it was upgraded to HD and the gimbal was serviced before he got the package, which he had owned for a couple ye
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  35. Hi Kevin, What rig and arm are you working with? Everyone has their way of doing things. Try this. Super light touch with your operating hand when keeping your frame. If the rig is balanced correctly trust that it will stay that way with out you overcompensating with your operating hand. Arm hand can be as firm as you like. Footsteps should roll. Not flat feet of course. I operate regular. Walking forward I tend to have very short strides. Rolling from my left heel to my toe and then onto the outside of my right foot rolling onto my right heel. Then back to my left foot an
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  36. Hey Robert, this has been discussed at length a few times on the forum. Check out this link and see if it can give you some valuable information. Happy flying!
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  37. As most of you are probably aware the BFD and Teradek units use the exact same power connector but they are wired with polarity reversed from each other. And if you use the wrong cable the BFD analog receiver (not the digital) and the Teradek units get damaged. Today I sold a BFD to someone who had a bunch of cables and wanted to know how to tell them apart BEFORE she plugged them into the units and risked damage. My first thought was to recommend getting a voltmeter but trying to get probes on the pins is difficult and risks shorting out the cable. I have a simple cable tester I use but i
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  38. Thanks Jerry, As always you're level of understanding of all things steadicam is a valuable insight and resource. Please don't stop coming here on account of the rudeness (I could go on but I'd like to keep this forum a respectful and courteous place).
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  39. The following half-wave antennas can be purchased from http://www.digikey.com/ and will increase the range over the standard quarter-wave antennas: Transmitter antenna: ANT-916-CW-HW-ND Receiver antenna (Analog): ANT-916-CW-HWR-RPS-ND BDR: ANT-916-OC-LG-RPS-ND They are about twice as long as the standard antennas. Jim Bartell
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  40. All- For G-70 owners: an idea popped up at the SOA workshop to extend the horizontal range of the arm. Based on Chris Fawcett’s idea for his G-50 arm (which works wonders by itself), we removed the small block that restricts the male socket block’s travel against the torsion spring. For the G-70 arm, we also changed the “kick-back” link into a “kick forward” link. The combination (as seen in the photos) has the effect of extending the range of arm movement to the left (normal operating) and the same extended range of movement to the right as we had with the old kick-back link.
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