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Brad Smith

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  1. Brad Smith

    NAB 2019 - M2

    Can anyone share any info, details pictures of the M2? Asking for a friend.
  2. Brad Smith

    M1 volt on a MKv 1.5 inch post

    Thanks Lawrence, the hole is not only at right angles, it’s closer to the end of the post. It was an easy fix, I took it to my regular Grip/Machinist and he drilled new holes for me. I’ve kept all of my Pro arm post and Low Mode Brackets. Because the holes are offset 90 degrees and 5/10 mm apart there is no problem with the strength of the post.
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    M1 volt on a MKv 1.5 inch post

    I’ve just put one on my GPI PRO. I had two choices, I could’ve added the volt to my pro Gimbal, or the way I decided to go, I bought the M1 Gimbal for Pro. The M1 Gimbal has a sleeve or insert to make it fit the 1.5 centre post, and the Gimbal handle fits the pro arm posts. I can change the inserts at a later date if I want to go to an M1 sled. I think the only non tiffen Gimbal that can be adapted to the volt is the GPI PRO but you should confirm that with Tiffen.
  4. Brad Smith

    Steadicam M1 Volt

    Jerry, what’s the chance that Tiffen will make the soft plastic part of the docking bracket available so we can adapt our Moses poles?
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    Alexa LF power

    So has anyone had an Alexa LF on their rig yet? Looking at the specs, the Pro should come close, but I'm not sure it has enough capacity once you add in wireless FF, motors, Video TX etc. Arri spec the LF at 120 watts.
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    M1 topstage

    Can anyone confirm for me if the M1 stage will accept Pro standard dovetail plates? Im wondering if I can keep my XCS and Alexa plates if I switch to an M1 Thanks in advance! Brad.
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    M1 topstage

    Thanks Jerry!
  8. Brad Smith

    Betz Twister

    Listening, watching...... Alec?
  9. Brad Smith

    M1V at CineGear

    Anyone?
  10. Brad Smith

    M1V at CineGear

    Hopefully for those of us who can't get there, there'll be photos videos descriptions and discussion here soon
  11. Brad Smith

    SmallHD 703 Ultra Bright

    I just read on one of the facebook steadicam groups that SmallHD have a new digital level on the way for the 703, has anyone else heard anything or seen one?
  12. Brad Smith

    SmallHD 703 Ultra Bright

    I'm beginning to suspect this could be because i primarily use the monitor in 25p (Australia being a PAL/50hz territory we mostly shoot in 25p). I'll have to do some tests but the delay is real for me, not sure what we're doing wrong. Interestingly it's not an issue with my 502 ? any tips?
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    SmallHD 703 Ultra Bright

    I have the 702 and t has a very noticeable delay, a few frames at least, which makes it not great for focus pullers, and not ideal to operate from. I initially bought the 702 as a backup steadicam monitor, but having seen the delay I would not use it on steadicam. Can anyone comment on the lag or delay ( or lack of) on the 703?
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    X-Mount Gyros

    I have the ks6. Yes they are heavyish when mounted on the bottom of the sled, but fine if you're flying an Alexa or heavier, when I use them with an F55 and zoom lens, I mount them on top of the camera. With 2 batts on the bottom of the sled the gyros on top with the f55 flies beautifully.
  15. Brad Smith

    Cmotion Camin mounting options

    I'm looking at buying the Cmotion Cvolution FF system, I'm wondering what are my options for mounting the Camin reciever to my sled. My sled is a PRO Cinelive, and I've currently got the usual Pro dovetail mount for Preston, BFD on my sled Any thoughts on the Cmotion system? Do your assistants like it? Cheers, Brad.
  16. Brad Smith

    Introducing the Bolt 1000 & 3000

    Hopefully they'll offer a upgrade/ buyback path for existing owners?,,,,Second sidekick at half price for existing owners?
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    New RED/Panavision 8k

    http://www.theasc.com/site/news/panavision-dxl-8k-camera-unveiled-at-asc-clubhouse/ One interesting/concerning thing mentioned is the Steadicam dovetail/ 19mm bridge base is Patented! It would be a great system for us if more cameras could quickly and easily swap between studio mode and Steadi.... But apparently that would now violate a patent!
  18. Brad Smith

    What model of Alexa plate is the best?

    I've got the Jerry Hill plate. It's versatile because if you remove the spacer at the rear it can take Sony Vct14 base cameras as well. (provided you can screw into the front in the centre of the v wedge) http://steadimoves.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Alexa-Plate.jpg
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    KS 8x8

    Can anyone give me tips on the usefulness of KS 6's vs KS 8's? I'm about to order a KS 6x6, but some guys I work with are saying I should be going for the 8x8...... The tradeoff is only about 900grams or 1.16lbs to step up to the 8x8. It just worries me that at almost 5kg (11 lbs) is alot of wieght to put in one position on the sled, be it top or bottom. Thoughts? will the 6x6 be enough to stabilise a fully kitted Alexa on a long lens? or will I be constantly thinking damn I wish I went for the 8x8? Cheers, Brad.
  20. AB battery option is a good idea......... But only if there's a v lock version as well! Please!
  21. Most awesome response to customer feedback ever! I'm in!
  22. Brad Smith

    Gyro Mount for Pro battery module 3

    Thanks Jamie, I was on my iPad,, so I i couldn't scale the picture, but yeah, there it is
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    Gyro Mount for Pro battery module 3

    Well then you should look at the optical support bracket
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    Gyro Mount for Pro battery module 3

    I think that's the idea of the gen3 base, it looks like it's the same dimensions. The only problem would be you'd need to remove both of the rear battery mounts, so you'd only have the front battery position available.
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