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  1. This awesome kit has just been sold and will be shipping in person by me to new owner in Germany !
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  2. Im currently on a show that requires A Camera to convert to Steadicam. Ive purchased the Betz handheld rig that allows you to take the camera with the steadicam plate and mount directly to handheld mode. I also have the Betz tripodlockplate that allows you to mount to your existing head. The shoulder mount has a pitch adjustment for your shoulder, baby pin receiver, the pad rotates forward and aft and the rosettes can accept several versions of existing grips. You have to tell Betz what brand you have or you can use theirs. It's a great setup. Well made and the support from Munich is amazing. The photo is a Sony Venice with an Arri Signature full frame 35mm prime with shape handles. I'm a fan. Ramon
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  3. I've owned the Betz Handhled rig for a number of years and if you are using one camera body for all modes, it is a wonderful device! The baby pin receiver on the bottom is a great addition . Both my ACs and my Dolly Grip on the film I just finished kept commenting on how it was the best setup they've seen. Andre, I do wish the camera were a little lower on the shoulder though - I often just put a long Steadicam plate (like the one Peter Abraham makes) on the bottom of the camera and place that directly on my shoulder so I can find the CG. I was switching between modes so often on this job that I wanted to use my XCS plate (best plate for use within the Wave because of the side-to-side adjustment) at all times and it is too short to put directly on the shoulder. Nice within the Betz unit though as you can slide it to find the CG.
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  4. I also own an ArmX1. It‘s been many years that I have tested the G50x and I remember that I liked it, it‘s a good arm for sure. But, for many reasons I would go with the ArmX1, it‘s an amazingly smooth arm, very easy to handle and weighs nothing. On top, I love the mindset of Smartsystem as a company in terms of customer relations. You can always get a hold of them, they‘re very responsive and try to help as quick as possible. So yeah definitely worth its money. Cheers
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  5. This is a 1st Gen Steadicam Flyer package that I picked up last summer and modified as a project. Now for sale! The Flyer was the first of Tiffen’s really serious lightweight rigs that could be used for professional jobs. It supports cameras in the 15 pound range, which while limiting for big jobs, would allow you to fly a lot of the smaller cinema cameras that are now out. This rig has been re-wired for an HD-SDI line down the post, as well as a more modern Tiffen-standard 3 pin power plug. The rig has a baseplate with standard 15mm rods on it, allowing for monitor and battery mounting, and a lot of flexibility in terms of which monitor you can use. Includes arm and vest, both in working order, though all of the pieces show signs of use. Asking $2000 for this rig (arm, vest, and sled together) plus shipping, or pickup in the New York/NJ area. Contact me at willsvideo@gmail.com or 215-796-8938 if you’re interested (please be patient, as I’m working!)
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  6. Bump still for sale! $6000obo
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  7. I’m in Los Angeles area! Text me for faster service 313-473-7335 ask for Mike
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  8. Well I took the plunge & removed the mini-DIN on the Flyer monitor cable, & answered my own question above. I wanted to rewire my Flyer LE to run a Marshall V-LCD70XHB-3GSDI 7" HD-SDI monitor, which for the money has got to be the best value 7" monitor out there (yeah yeah, it's no Cinetronic, but you wouldn't put a Cinetronic on a Flyer, it costs almost as much as the rig!) but was uncertain about the existing loom specifications. Very happily I found that the original internal Flyer video loom WILL take HD-SDI with good signal strength through the rig. Removing the existing mini-DIN connector revealed SEVEN small wires going to the connector. They are: a Yellow coax video cable, 2 x Red (one coax), 2 x Whites (one coax), a Black, and a Brown wire. From there it was simply a question of putting a BNC on the end of the video wire, and XLR 4 pin on the correct power wires, with some strain relief of course. The Flyer LE now powers the monitor directly and happily runs composite, SDI, and HD-SDI through the rig from the original BNC input on the stage to the new BNC connector at the bottom. I expected to have to run an new cable down the post for HD-SDI, but no need! The Marshall displays 70% signal strength & everything looks very neat and tidy. I'll put some pictures up when I get a mo. This mod will of course allow the Flyer to run any monitor that take XLR 12v power & video through BNC, or RCA with adaptor, & I don't see why this simply fix wouldn't work on an original Flyer, well as LE, F24, Pilot, Scout, etc. which all take composite video through the rig in the same way. Happy flying - now in HD!
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  9. Marty here, Loosen the two button head socket screws located on the stage top. I believe it is a 1/8 hex, loosen these screws and re-torque them gradually while checking the cross shaft to see if it gets tight. If this does'nt do it there is two set screws located in the dovetail which these button head are screwed in to. Carefully back these of 1/16 of a turn and tighten button heads making sure there is no play in the dovetail plate. If you need more help just call us. Marty Joseph Tiffen Co 818 843-4600 Ex 20
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