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    Tiffen Clipper 2
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  1. Hi gang, Following an Upgrade to an M2 I am now selling my trusty Tiffen Clipper 2 sled. I bought this sled when I first started out in 2014 and it has served me very well on my journey from local short film shoots to working on TV and feature productions. It is basically an Ultra 1 with an Archer tilting top stage and can support full size cameras such as Alexa and Arri LT 35mm. It has had an HD-SDI line added and also has a custom 12/24 volt power system added by Optical Support in London where it has been serviced so is ready to work with modern film and digital cinema cameras. Moving forward, if/when you feel the need you can directly replace the gimbal with a 1.58" M2 Volt gimbal by removing the top stage which I can show you how to do. The sled comes with dovetails and power cables (see below), low mode monitor mount, main monitor post clamp and Tiffen hardcase. It does not have a monitor, rods or yoke as I am using those with my new sled but I could be persuaded to part with my spare monitor and yoke which is compatible if you don't want to source one yourself. It also doesn't come with docking rings or bracket as I'm using these with my new sled too. Included Dovetails: Original Tiffen dovetail Cam-Tec camera dovetail with 15mm rod attachments Cam-Tec V-lock dovetail allowing direct, vibration free, quick release attachment of cameras with sony VCT style bases such as full size Alexa Included Cables: Top stage lemo to 12v 4pin XLR Top stage lemo to 12v Alexa Mini / Amira Top stage lemo to 24v Alexa 2 pin Fischer Top stage lemo to female D-TAP D-TAP to 12v 4 pin XLR ( monitor direct power) D-TAP to 4pin Lemo ( RED DSMC power ) 4 pin Hirose to 12x 4pin XLR ( base to monitor power) 4 pin Hirose to 12x 4pin right angle XLR ( base to monitor power) 6 pin Hirose to 12v 4pin right angle XLR and BNC ( combined base to monitor power and composite video ) This is a fantastic first rig or if you're stepping up from something smaller! Asking £7k, I'm not VAT registered yet so won't need to add that. Would prefer a UK buyer so don't have to deal with all the customs/exporting fun but happy to make ready for shipping at buyer's arrangement. I'm based in London and you are more than welcome to come to see and test fly the rig, I have a complete setup with practice camera etc. If you would like to see some action photos to whet your appetite here a few from my IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/CS4HxEwizqr https://www.instagram.com/p/CKNEQBqhJkF https://www.instagram.com/p/CIqeR_FhUXe https://www.instagram.com/p/BpEkRFRHJRo https://www.instagram.com/p/COFqqDXBTch Any questions please drop me a line on rupert.peddle@gmail.com. Thanks for looking! Rupert
  2. Hey Andrew! I'd definitely be looking at petrol for a future van purchase as it seems to be likely that diesel will get some sort of penalty in cities at some point, but this may yet be a few years away. As you know I have the T4 which is great for camping etc but probably a bit OTT for kit transport around london. I would suggest you look at maybe a used VW Caddy? You can still fit a magliner in the back and have space for shelves etc. I think James Davis has one, you could drop him a line? rups
  3. I have the cam-tec plate which has a sony eng type interface and integrates a dovetail into the plate so it attached directly to the top stage minimising weight and height. I also got one of the cam-tec wedge adapters in case the camera doesn't come with it's own ;) Absolutely perfect for quick swaps on and off as everything remains in place so no need to rebalance. It's a well made, solid plate and am very happy with it, it is one of the more expensive options though ;) Here's the one for the narrow Tiffen dovetails (like my Clipper): https://shop.strato.de/epages/61417979.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61417979/Products/%22ARRI%20Alexa%20Sony%20V-Mount%20Clipper%22 And the one for standard larger dovetails: https://shop.strato.de/epages/61417979.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61417979/Products/%22Sony%20V-mount%20Plate%22 rups
  4. Yeah Andrew's correct. I have an Ultra 1 gimbal on my Clipper and needed to get the correct pin when I got a new low mode bracket. The guys at Tiffen sorted me out, Robin's address is rthwaites@tiffen.com.
  5. HI Andrea, Back in the day when I just had a little flycam to play with I bent the arm, seems like a standard story with these rigs haha. I got in touch with cinecity in india where they are made and managed to get hold of some replacement parts so I'd try there. rups
  6. Hi, you could get a copy of the Steadicam Operator's Handbook. It's got lots of great instructions with pictures on how to set up and operate your rig and can be used to get your head around the basics before going on a workshop. Alternatively you could reach out to a local operator for a half or full day's instruction?
  7. HI Felix! I've not had much experience with more expensive systems, but have used the paralinx HDMI version and various models of Teradek. I've just bought an Action Products Eclipse 500 and been very impressed with it's signal reliability and ability to go around corners as it's got external antennas on the Tx. It also does both SDI and HDMI and outputs both on the receiver regardless of what input you use which is nice. It's a touch more expensive than the Paralinx ACE but I think the more reliable signal due to the antennas and ability to send both HDMI and SDI is worth it ;) It also does not make any annoying fan noise on the Rx like some Teradek models I've used do! http://www.innocinema.com/eu/actionproducts-eclipse-500-hdmi-sdi-hd-wireless-video-system.html?___store=inno_eu_english I think you should be wary of thinking that 'it's just the director's monitor, doesn't matter if it's cheap'. If you have a transmitter and are using it on set, if it craps out then its very annoying and everyone is looking at you while you are sorting out the problem, so if you can afford something reliable and built for purpose, definitely go for it. rups
  8. Going spare is my original AB battery set which I've replaced with a set of high capacity v-locks. The batteries are set of 4 x Anton Bauer ProPac 14.4v 65Wh batteries that were re-celled before I got them last year. They have not had a huge amount of use since I got them as I have been mostly using lighter batteries. They seem to keep their charge fine but I've mainly been using them to power the monitor so not exactly been stressed! They are pretty heavy so have been useful for balancing heavier cameras. The charger is a Logic Series Lifesaver Magnum. Its all fairly battered cosmetically but seems to work fine! Based in the UK, asking for £100 OBO.
  9. that's great news! imho this was always the weak point with the system so it's fantastic they have sorted it out :D
  10. have sent it up to Robin at Pinewood to sort put ;)
  11. will try and do one with appropriate annotations ;)
  12. update! the rod with the balancing stud on now won't go back in more than half way, and when i'm trying to pull the yoke out the silver hanging pins either side of the bracket underneath the release pin move, as if they are somehow connected to whatever is causing the blockage.
  13. Has anyone had any problems with a Tiffen docking bracket (pre gore-lock version) getting stuck with the yoke in the 'in' position? Something seems to have come loose inside and is stopping it from being extended. Is it possible to disassemble the bracket?
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