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  1. Pro Titan arm. $19,000. 8 canisters lots of extras USA and Canada only. text only 267-566-0972
  2. sorry for not getting more info out over the weekend, but I will try to take some pictures tomorrow. also, I got a bunch of PM's and a few phone calls, but with Passover and then Easter my weekend was swamped so I really apologize to you all for not sending personal emails. A few questions have come up from multiple people so i figured I would answer them here: 1) I am working on getting you all some current pictures 2) this is a Ultimate 1 sled. That means it is an SD sled, but there is a "pass through" COAX that does support an HDMI signal path from the top stage to the botto
  3. For the people who do not know me, I have been dragging me feet for years on this: While I am selling my whole kit, I got the XCS sled for sale first. I will sell with my GPI arm with the sled at a discount, otherwise the arm only will be posted for sale after the sled is sold. PM me or call me rich cottrell, soc
  4. Way off topic, but we have a knowledgeable bunch here. I was wondering if anyone know if any other companies make a: "Universal Mitchell / Castle nut wrench" here a a link to one company which has mixed reviews: http://film-stuff.com/mitchell-/-castle-nut.html As some of you know, I work a bunch of conventional camera on broadcast sports... In recent years, it seems the machining tolerances of the Vinten Pan Heads [which are the typical pan head brand found on the broadcast mobile units] do not always match the tolerances of the various tripods on these broadcast truck. S
  5. As I am sorting through my steadicam gear, and looking at my unused yet expensive paperweights... Does anyone still use analog video transmitters? I bought my Canatrans before the HD revolution but I am wondering if I should let my kids use my shark fin antenna as part of their home made drum kit... [and I never understand why pictures always get flipped when I post them, so my apologies]
  6. Ok this post is anchient, but fast forward to today... I now own an XCS sled. Have had it a while actually. Just today I finally took it to the post office to find the "real" weights: I did not have it assembled. Instead we put each part on the postal scale individually: XCS Ultimate S/n 38 LEH. 5lbs 9.8oz Upper camera platform 1lb 7.3oz Gimbal with ergo handle. 1lb 12.7 oz Telescopic Center post 1lb 10.9 oz Monitor bracket without spud 9.3 oz Jerry Hill 2" docking rings 2.7 oz So in theory my XCS without a dovetail nor monitor nor batteries is 12lbs and 4.7oz.
  7. Will Arnot is right... in my new opinion. But i do not own one either... Just tonight i re-read this information. Sure i was flabbergasted when the price for the XCS HD PDL was first announced, but looking over some historic price information I have a new opinion... the last time i checked the price for the analog XCS PDL [which clearly set the standard for a digital level] was $2,875 in the year 2014. That XCS HD PDL version is two times that cost! BUT: The original XCS PDL cost $2800 in the year 2005 so I think the reality is the price of the original PDL never was inflated ov
  8. Trimm, You need to change your name to your real name. It's one of the rules on this forum Rich
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