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  1. Not normal, that's way too much play, especially on the yoke bearings. No wonder you could not achieve DB, it's hard to get the sled to even stay in static balance when you have so much shift. Very small amount of play at the handle is acceptable, but even there you have too much. That's the easier one to fix, unscrew the handle from the blue knurled part and you will see an allen bolt with a split washer beneath it. Tighten it just so that you remove the play. Do not overtighten as that will introduce drag. If the screw is easy to turn it would be wise to add threadlock (Loctite 222) or yo
  2. Guys, I need an advice. I'm using a Marshall 651STX monitor with a Marshall level sensor. The level marker recently started to jump from middle to the extreme point on one side. It was doing that here and there but yesterday it started doing it so frequently that I had to disable the level as it was too distracting during operating. It is doing the same thing on a Steadicam branded Marshall 70XHB I'm using as a backup. Has anyone else experienced that kind of behavior? Thanks
  3. Cinemilled looked interesting until I realised that the only way to tilt up or down was by leaning with your body. One more thing bugs me about steadimate? Is it possible to use it inverted?
  4. You're right Dougal, I just read your post again and I apologize for being a smartass. As there's not much real world info about the steadimate yet I wanted to ask you something. One sentence in your first post caught my eye, you wrote "the arm will take some of the weight off your arms, but you're still holding all that weight way out in front of you". Ain't one of the main perks of steadimate that it enables fingertip control of the gimbal? Did you try any other gimbal supports to compare with the steadimate? Thanks
  5. Hey Dougal, just one small digression, steadimate did not kill that bearing. As you've said it yourself, you were trying to dial down the arm while it was unloaded or loaded lightly. That would kill it with the sled too. The arm sections needs to be loaded and horizontal before adjusting the dial, especially when you dial down as that involves actually putting more tension on the spring to preload it for less capacity. If you just glanced at the manual you could've avoided the trouble as it says there when NOT to adjust that dial. Luckily for you it's not an expensive fix. You don't even
  6. I changed the waist band on my Zephyr sled. It's shared with the LX vest and they even have it listed in the webshop.
  7. And be sure to find a more solid way to mount it. You will get vibrations if it's loose like this.
  8. Ned, these converters are made by this company no matter what the box print says: chusei.cn
  9. Ned, you could've saved your self some time in designing and building that regulator if you had seen this thread: http://www.steadicamforum.com/index.php?showtopic=24620 That converter will happily take voltage from any fully charged 14.4 battery as it is rated for 5-18V input.
  10. Charles, I can't confirm as I currently don't have access to a camera which puts out that format so I can't test it. But if you ran into it before it's probably the same thing as they all come from the same production line. Michael, besides the format issue, that unit certainly looks like a higher quality build, proper BNC's etc. My main concern was will this box take unregulated 14.4V power, which it does without an issue. Hence this post, someone will be googling their ass off trying to find the same information, like I did. But unlike me they will have this thread.
  11. I just received a super cheap SDI to HDMI converter which I bought to mount on one of my HDMI monitors. I paid only $21 for it so it certainly goes in the super cheap bin. It is advertised to take 5-12V power and I wanted to test will it work on a fresh off the charger V-lock battery (measured 16.8V). I can happily say that it works with no ill effects (like smoke). I opened it up just to confirm and the input capacitor is rated at 25V and it has AMS1117CD voltage regulator. And it says 5V>>18V on the PCB, right next to the power input. It also has a metal casing and it seems robus
  12. That's correct Frank, it is the addon grip Frederic is making. It really does make a huge difference in handling.
  13. Hi, As the title says I'm looking for a used Zephyr in EU, hit me up with an offer if you have one for sale.
  14. And for those of you who are curious how exactly did the Alexa fly with a rig this small, here is the finished video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3mvuMLiTAo
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