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Lars Erik

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  • Birthday 11/26/1975

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  1. Selling my BON monitor. Paid $2,300 for it new. It has two HD-SDI inputs and one HDMI input. It also has one HD-SDI output and one HDMI output. The monitor has false color, waveform, focus check. It has some minor scratches on the screen that is you can't see when it's turned on. It does not have flip function. You can power it either from v-lock plate or power cable D-tap. Asking $850/€815. Buyer pays for shipping. LE
  2. I agree with Chris. Various jobs require various equipment. There’s litterally loads of stuff you can get for your arsenal of equipment. If you are serious about steadicam and want to make it in the long run, I would save money and get your first rig when you can afford it. Doesn’t have to be new. Buying stuff because you think you need it, can get costly. I made this mistake myself several times.
  3. https://www.fxguide.com/quicktakes/best-perfume-spot-ever/ here's a link where you can read a little about the video. DP was Hoyte van Hoytema. On one of the photos you can see the technocrane.
  4. Here in Europe I would imagine it's the same. At least in my country Norway. Can't even remember the last gig where the production company didn't have a wireless focus system. Usually here it's the ARRI WFU-3. Don't see Preston that often here anymore. Perhaps because that almost everything is shot on ARRI Alexa/Amira system. I think a lot of it might be because the focus puller sits a lot more at the video village maybe. What really sucks it that production companies also rent a wireless video from the camera rental, meaning getting money on my wireless system is more difficult...
  5. Brant, I visited the home page for the new Boland monitor. It didn't say anything about having a flip function. But I assume it has one..?
  6. I'm still so surprised that no one, or at least very few in the industry is talking about how little the people who manufacture these items seem to consider the ergonomics of the tools they want us to use. Be that it's a Helix or a square camera like the C300 or RED or whatever. I've tried various brushless gimbals and even though I see there a market for them, I think it's not an optimal tool. I'm not impressed by it nor will I consider buying one. Simply because I think the ergonomics of the units are totally screwed. If we aren't careful we'll end up with cameras and tools like the one from this post WW2 photo.
  7. VAT is only paid when buyer and seller is located in the same country. When I buy and import equipment from Sweden, UK or the US, VAT is not charged. BUT I have to pay VAT when the equipment reaches Norwegian customs. I don't know if the US has other rules here.
  8. Chris, I had this problem as you can see in the link. The issue with my problem was the big screw that is inside the red circle. It unscrewed itself as the dovetail was locked/unlocked. I used LocTite. Not the one that is permanent. They have a type that can be "unlocked". After this, I haven't had this problem anymore. Many, many days of shooting after that.
  9. Hi Bo, lots of questions there. welcome to the forum. Your question is probably one of the most commonly asked here. Search the forum, and you'll find tons of info. Chinese knock offs are usually a piece of shit. Stay away. If you want to use heavier set-ups, you'll probably outgrow the Pilot and Scout quickly. I don't know your budget, but I'm guessing up to $6K area, since you're looking into the Scout? Perhaps save up a bit more and go for a Zephyr? It will probably last you longer. They are usually some on the Marketplace here. GPI don't have rigs in the 6K range. But they have a great product. Sachtler rigs are also good.
  10. Adriaan, when you have time, can you post a photo of the cage?
  11. Hi Adriaan, interesting. I assume the cage increases the distance between the camera body and the top stage? I have thought of this myself sometimes. I used to have a super-post (5 years), but never used it. So I got rid of it. But have had some request lately. Typical. Anyway, my question. Won't the increase of the camera body from the top stage put a lot of extra stress on the top stage?
  12. Thomas, he said it's because he switched to GoldMount.
  13. Thanks for the link Adam. I ended up ordering the kids' tags. Super happy. Yo Chris! What's up? The company I used was a Norwegian one. But the company I'm linking to is a similar one, just an international one. http://www.easy2name.com/product.htm?product=fab-and-funky-mini I figured that the group of people who wears and tears most on their labels in the world is most likely kids. They play rough, throw their clothes and toys around and in general gives anything they touch a good beating. So kids name tags should do the job. The ones I got sticks to anything. They can withstand rain, heat, whatever. You can even put the cables in a dishwasher or a washing machine, and it will stick. I don't advice cleaning your cables like that though... :(
  14. Hi Victor, thanks for the info. I have a Dymo, but the glue doesn't stick to everything. So I thought of my 7-year old. She has these name tags that endures cold and heat, rain and washing machines. Those suckers can take a beating. They stick to anything and is quite cheap too. Intended for children, but I filled in my own text, and voilà. I paid $21 for 125 stickers.
  15. I'm doing a check-up on my cables. I realized that I haven't been very good at marking my cables. Everything else is marked. How do you mark your cables? The challenge here is that there is little hard surface to attach anything to. Anybody have a good company that they've ordered custom labels from?
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