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    Steadicam Ultra2
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  1. Alan Greene

    Alexa Mini dovetail plate/baseplate?

    Thanks!
  2. Alan Greene

    Alexa Mini dovetail plate/baseplate?

    Hey Kevin, would that SmallRig part be one of these? https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-15mm-rod-clamp-1266.html https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-dual-15mm-rod-clamp-with-threads-1806.html https://www.smallrig.com/smallrig-super-lightweight-15mm-railblock-2pcs-pack-2061.html
  3. Alan Greene

    Gimbal Slot Depth (Tiffen/GPI Pro)

    Are you referring to the depth of the hole in the gimbal handle? If so, the slot in my Ultra 2 gimbal is exactly 1 inch deep.
  4. Alan Greene

    Camera department porn

    http://cameradeptporn.tumblr.com/ Lots of hilarious/inspiring/frightening Steadicam pics, and many others to enjoy. Alan
  5. Alan Greene

    Steadicam movie...

    Amazing. That sounds like a one-in-a-million opportunity. Congratulations!
  6. Alan Greene

    The Mentalist

    If you haven’t already, check out The Mentalist on CBS. The operating is absolute poetry, and reason enough to watch the show. Taj Teffaha appears to be the only operator credited. Kudos to him. If any others have worked on it, kudos to them as well. Alan
  7. Alan Greene

    Resolution vs Image quality

    That article came out in September 2008, and was discussed extensively on RED Centre podcast, episode 17. I haven’t listened to it since it first came out, but I remember Mike Seymour clearing up some misconceptions expressed in the article and in reaction to the article. Since it was published, there have been many new RED camera builds, and I’m sure many improvements to other camera technologies, as well as an improved understanding of how digital cameras are best used. So, I don’t know how relevant the article is today, but you got me curious enough to give it another listen. http://fxguide.com/redcentre
  8. Alan Greene

    Jeff Mart Passed Away

    I only met him once (he was the only op I was truly nervous to introduce myself to), and I know him only through what I’ve seen on screen and through stories at workshops, but his legacy is unquestionably substantial. A great loss for the community.
  9. Alan Greene

    Camera / Steadicam Op Injured In Road Rage Incident

    Thanks for keeping this topic alive, Jim. Good to know it’s turning out this way.
  10. Alan Greene

    Dealmaking and Rates

    I suspect I’m not alone when I say I would fly in for such a meeting. It’d be great to see this happen.
  11. Alan Greene

    Archer 2

    I’ve never had an issue with bumping the battery release. Just watch where you’re swinging that thing. With the Archer 2, or any other rig that lets you flip the batteries, it seems like it would be simple enough to flip them and move the gimbal to compensate, though then you’re out of DB. The infinitely faster, simpler, and cheaper solution would be to wrap some gaff tape around those batteries. An alternate battery mount seems like overkill. A second vote for the RED batteries, by the way. Those things last even longer than my PowerCubes. I briefly flew the Archer 2 yesterday, it’s a nice rig, and somehow feels even smaller than my Archer SE. Maybe it’s the svelte rod system at the base. Alan
  12. Alan Greene

    10 Years of BFD's

    What? No mention of a 10th Anniversary Special Edition Signature Series? You know, something in titanium, with an engraved autograph, in a velvet-lined case? Pimp my BFD. Thanks Jim!
  13. Alan Greene

    Ted Churchill Demo Tape

    Try Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/), which can convert the DVD to a web-ready file. Word has it that's what Afton's minions use.
  14. I was going to post an inquiry about this Hallmark movie to see if anyone knew who the operator was. Looks like IMDb has been updated with his name: Marcus Pohlus. The operating is some of the best I've seen. Solid workhorse-type stuff, used really well throughout the movie. This is the new "The Fugitive" for me. Highly recommended. The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1010278/ Alan
  15. Alan Greene

    Viewfactor FF

    I gave it a spin at NAB. Nice design, compact on the camera, and the controller's ergonomics are good. The biggest turn-off for me is what Jess pointed out: the controller does not have hard stops at the ends of the focus range. To answer your question, Jess, once you go out of range, you continue to go out of range in that direction. It does not suddenly snap to the opposite end of the range if you go too far. This also means that once you've gone out of range, you have to dial the controller back the same distance to get back in range. This keeps your marks on the controller accurate, but I agree that it's very odd. The connection that the BFD has to the lens feels much more real. I love that it auto-calibrates, but this also means that you can't set it up to use only a portion of the focus range (from what I saw), as you can with the BFD.
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