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    Pro Atlas Arm (Famous Camo) 2 Gray Canisters

    Brett, as I understood it, Jack only made a few of them in the first run of 10. My arm is S/N 3. It was meant to be a special addition. How many camo ones did he make? I took it because I was building a lightweight sled at the time. I have since sold the sled but still have the arm which I keep in case I want to get into gimbal work or to use with my seldom used Twister. I may sell it one of these days because I've literally onlly used it a few times but I just love it and keep thinking I'll find more use for it! (Obviously, I have a Titan arm too).
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    Green Screen Monitors

    The TB-6 (made by XCS) was and is the best of the best green screens (IMHO, but most would agree... GPI PRO had a great one too). Took me years before I gave mine up.
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    NAB 2019 - M2

    AKA a Gold Mount Jerry!
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    Pro Atlas Arm (Famous Camo) 2 Gray Canisters

    Love this arm. I have one of the first ones done in gold. Its was hard to choose between these two great looks. Someone buy this!
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    I usually ask the ACs, "what are you doing with the camera bodies and lenses?" That is where I want my rig. I've seen "walk aways" where Production has the Cameras locked up. Others are truly left in place as is with a space blanket thrown over them. Also, make sure you have an insurance certificate from the Production naming you so its on their dime should they underestimate the security.
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    True Detective - Who was the op?

    Chris McGuire was the operator. A bit more info on this thread here:
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    NAB 2019 - M2

    Have to agree with Austin about the usefulness of the FB interface. This is a MCUH better venue for professional/ORGANIZED discussions. Certainly easier to search for later. So, lets get to to and post some more info on the M2. Looks fascinating.
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    Pro Lite and or components

    Great sled! I sold mine off last year (Bob Uland's old one) because I just wasn't using it. Good luck.
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    Arri LF/PRO Power Problem

    Camera powered down or stopped recording? Were you rolling endlessly? I have seen that camera overheat and stop recording (in studio mode). You can’t roll endlessly but I think you’re talking strictly power.
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    Game changing Betz Modification

    This is great. Can you please post additional photos? Front and side views? I wonder if there is a way to do this with the DB3 as well?
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    XCS Basic HD PDL

    That is a nice saving on a great level. I already own one and am tempted for my second sled, but can't justify it. Someone grab this!
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    Buying old vs new - cheap rigs- Steadicam Master Series

    What Janice says! Nothing wrong with older rigs - just make sure they don't vibrate or are so different from newer models that ACs want to run away (don't under estimate how much work they get you). Indeed, look at used PRO sleds too.
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    WTB XCS Ergo Handle GOOFY

    A few notes for what it is worth... Greg still has a few of the "Goofy" ergo handles left (see what I did there) $1800. Right handed ones are sold out. This is one of the most wonderful inventions ever and may become extinct once all are sold out as the price of production has gone beyond reasonable.
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    Weight cages and Plates

    Janice, Julian, Julian, Janice. Just thought I'd throw down an intro since you're both wonderful people. Janice, Julian was at one time a fabulous focus puller and 1st AC before he moved up and bought a rig. Don't get to see him as much these days, but a fine lad!
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    Framing aesthetics question

    Ditto to Jerry.
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    Steadicam LA Group Discount at Media Blackout

    Alan, this is great. Too bad I didn't see it sooner as I'm way behind (just wrapped a film yesterday). So glad you're catching up! Thank you!
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    Wave-1 and Gyro combination?

    I've been using a single KS-4 mounted horizontally under the gimbal for pan with the Wave on occasion. Works great. Yesterday, for some long lens eCar stuff, I mounted two KS-4s (one horizontal and one vertical on the post) with the Wave. Heavy set top cause of the zoom lens, but I wasn't carrying the weight!
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    MK-V Gen 4 electronics question

    Hey guys, need to power an AR Omega from my sled (to use as a roll cage only). The AR comes with MK-V power cables (for Version 4 electronics). Can anyone confirm that they are the same as the PRO Cine (NOT CineLive)? Lemo 3 Pin ERA-1S-303 12/24 port. Pin 1 24V, Pin 2 Grd, Pin 3 12V.
  19. Jerry Hill Arri Alexa+ Steadicam Plate (AKA Cinematic Precision). This is the bottom mounting plate to bridge the shoulder cut out of the camera (requires BPA-1 or equivalent on the Alexa). Screws into front of the body and locates in the shoe in the rear. This replaces your Steadicam dovetail . So it mounts directly. Lots of adjustment for different camera configurations. Plus (+) it will also work with the Red camera and you can remove the locating pin and mount it to the Sony Quick release plate. Spare "foot" included as well as the Alexa Studio adapter. $375US.
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    What is the price point anyway? Just curious (happy PRO arm owner).
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    FS: XCS Monitor Bracket.

    FS: XCS Monitor Bracket. This is the original style XCS telescoping monitor bracket. Single tube style so its very rigid! Native 2" post clamp but you can buy reducers for other size posts from various sources. $450US.
  22. For Sale: Cam-Tech Alexa/Sony plate (for Alexa, you'll still need a BPA-1 or equivalent of course). Please note, I filed down the red quick release lever to prevent accidental release! You can still get to it with a finger tip or screw driver though. I also elongated the "safety groove" for easier balance. Costs over $700US new. $495US.
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    Triax Jumper connectors

    Ozzie, I have a set. Email me.
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    The great Exodus of the Wave1

    I'd hardly call it a "great Exodus" considering they have sold hundreds of them. Yes, I have seen a handful of them come up for sale recently. I know of two cases where it was simply because the operators were not using them (both of these guys are seasoned vets). Other people? I'm guessing they bought the M1V, but who knows???? I still have one and am not selling it any time soon. It works very well and I have no interest in attaching a jib like device to my body (as much respect as I have for the Trinity).