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  1. G’day I’m considering upgrading to the Volt on my Gen 2 GPI Pro with DB3 and have seen a few people mount their Volt electronics to the MDR dovetail plate that comes with the Pro. I have also heard rumours that their is some Vibration issues with mounting the Volt electronics in this way? Does anyone here have experience with this? I currently use an MDR2 mounted to the pro bracket (though 80% of my work the Focus puller supplies their own WCU4) so I’m happy to Mount the MDR2 to the body of the camera and use the 3 screw holes to mount the Volt instead but not if their is any chance of vibration. Does anybody know of another solution for mounting the Volt electronics to a DB3? Perhaps a rod system that can retrofit to the three mounting holes on the front of the DB3? Perhaps a trip to the machinist is in order? While we are at it, what Power cable comes with the GPI Cine Volt upgrade kit? Is it possible to power the Volt with a custom cable from the small OB.304 4 pin Video plug on the Older pro top stage or is the gauge of the 12v in the Video port too small to be reliable for powering the Volt? It would be nice to finally put this port to use seeing as I have 2 of them that I never use! Thanks brains trust!
  2. Thanks All. The Handset is now sold. Regards
  3. Preston HU2 w G3 Board. A cheap way to build a 3 channel preston system. Buy an MDR with the blue dot upgrade and swap the boards, then when you're ready to make the step up to HU3 put the G4 board back in easy. Kit comes with: PRESTON HU2 14x Marking Rings 1 x Iris Slider 3 x Preston Batts 1 x Preston Fast charger with IEC power cable ( Aussie plug) 1x Preston G3 Board 900 AUD or 750 USD. Buyer to pay postage.
  4. Wowsers. Masterful Kiril. I can't fault it well done.
  5. Did you solve your issues? I have three on my rig. Two on lower electronic box next to post (fore aft and side x side) and the other is screwed into the 1/4" thread on the underside of my yoke mounted monitor. None on the top stage .
  6. I have a question regarding the dynamics involved with Balancing the rig. I have noticed that often (if not all the time) when I balance the rig on the Hill bracket and dock in order to pick up the sled I then will have to do some minor tuning of the balance when the sled is mounted to my body via the arm. The adjustments are allways very minor, maybe 1/8th of a revolution of the DBIII knobs yet I constantly find myself having to make that minor balance adjustment, It is rather insignificant but it does take time and i'm curious to what could be causing this. The Gimbal has just come back from a major service from pro. Both the fore and aft and side to side seem to need this minor tweak. Is their a logic to this or does the problem exist purely between the vest and the ground. regards.
  7. I'm not up to par with that news here, given the amount of diesel vehicles on the road I'm sure I would have heard something on the grapevine by now. That's a shame for you guys it really is a great vehicle.
  8. Go hiking up to the observatory. [emoji1360] and avoid the traffic! I always like to take a drive to the outskirts when I'm on that side of the planet (santa Barbara or sequoia NP) or check out some live comedy if your hell bent on sticking inside the city. Best of luck at the workshop.
  9. I'm in Aus and I own a SWB VW transporter, though ethically it was a poor decision to hide the emissions it actually doesn't effect the transporters at all. (Only the more performance orientated VW's) The van has been one of the best purchases I have ever made, it is fuel efficient, comfortable, incredibly reliable and above all else it has been absolutely indispensable when moving house/building a garden/ buying furniture/ taking holidays/ camping pretty damn handy for work as well. I had a custom made trolley made that easily wheels up a ramp in the side door gets ratcheted to the cage and I'm away, the whole process of unpacking and wheeling to set takes about 4 minutes. Loving the transporter 200k Km's and runs like a new one.
  10. I would be interested as well. For the pro arm/ handle
  11. Insightful Tom, Thanks for sharing. Do you use a rod or similar (with camera placed on it's side) to test the top to bottom balance of the camera? Similar to how you would check fore and aft balance before mounting to your donkey box. How is the battery use? Did you find you were noticeably using more power? Thanks
  12. Yeah definetly impressed with the cost, brightness and especially the service from Boland, only fault is minimal features but imho all things considered best all rounder monitor available.
  13. A little bump here. Curious to see some feedback from operators about this one. Specifically it's daylight view ability as a full time Steadicam monitor.
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