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    None for now, but looking for a Zephyr

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  1. Hi Chris, Thank you for your answer. I actually did not implied that the problem was in the design, it is a really well constructed vest. I just wanted to know if someone came up with some sort of padding to limit shock with sharp parts. I will try to see if I can come up with something clean. Again thanks and great job on designing the vest!
  2. Hello Chris, Thank you for jumping in. It seems to me that my fitting is pretty good (I atached pictures), My back is not touching the rear rods, and the chest plate is in normal operating position pretty low. It is really in case of a shock that my back bends and come in contact with the rear screw, and for the chest plate I have experienced it when bending down not wearing the rig or arm, so the vest go up. Let me know what you think. Thank you. Cedric
  3. Hello everyone, I've been using my exovest for almost 2 years now and I am really happy with it. During my last too shoots I've had some concern about some safety concerns in case of a fall. I've realised that sometimes the metal plate on the upper chest can knock on the trachea. And also yesterday going backwards and knocking onto a wall I felt the screw that is in the middle of the back rods hitting my spine. This made me realised that taking a fall could be pretty hurtful. As anyone ever noticed that, and maybe found some way of protecting the vest for this points? Thank you all! Cedric
  4. I have only try this with the Arri Trinity, never with a normal sled. But the main disadvantage I noticed is that as you move, the monitor moves with the gimbal handle, and makes it almost impossible to judge the steadiness of the actual shot, and as the monitor is closer to your eyes you don't see where you put your feets as well as with a standard monitor placement.
  5. Hi, Thanks to all 3 of you for your answers. Lisa, I had not thought about the trust fall, it is a great idea as I usually don't have an experienced spotter with me. I think I need to train for the stairs as it completely mess with my sensations and i almost always lose balance. Will try to find some others new operators to train on that point. Steffen, I can't even think about going backwards on the crowd, hats off to you, must be so stressful having all those people around especially on a live show.
  6. Hi Sawyer, I have the same thing happening on a Clipper2. It is a bit of a bother but i didn't really put time to find the cause before your post as I got used to it (and it is not my rig, so I could not really take the risk to modify something). Now I have looked in details to what could cause it and i find some things : - I am pretty sure the cable is moving inside the post which could influence a little - I found that the monitor mount tube (single tube going down) was not tight enough, and the monitor was moving paste a certain level. I tighted that and it was better but still lost balance after a drop time test either way - I have found that on the top stage, the part where the fore/aft screw goes on to move the stage as a play. I could feel it as the thumb screw had a mecanical play, and when pushing on the plate receiver it moves by something like a millimeter or so. I think the only solution to this last problem would be to replace the adjustment part where the screw goes, but don't know if this can be found. Best
  7. Hello Guys, I'm curious to know how you guys operate your walk and talks, Missionary? Don Juan? Depending on the lenght? If you have a spotter? etc I'm a beginning operator and mostly do music videos and small ads, not narratives but I was curious about how operators deal with it. Thanks!
  8. Hi Sawyer, I'm often flying a Clipper 2 that I rent from another operator and I experience the same thing often working at 4 to 8s drop time Going past 45° on any tilt direction will modify the rig balance and it will still hold a slight tilt. I also checked that everything was tight. I have sometime noticed a small noise when doing the tilts. I didn't disasembled the sled to check if it was that but my idea was that it could come from the cable moving in the post, if it is not a coiled cable like in most modern sleds. If you have a way to check if that can be because of the cable I assume the solution would be to either replace it with a coiled one or to find anything to keep the cable in place without losing the ability to extend the post. Maybe I'm totally wrong about the reason. Let me know if you find out! Cédric
  9. Hi Brad, I have seen something like that from Flowcine. I believe it is named Xpeg but not sure if it is available for now.
  10. Hello, Unfortunately I don't have the answer but would be grateful if anyone as. I just received my Starlite HD+ and out of the box I had issues with picture freezing when recording, monitor rebooting on its own, not talking about the numerous glitches on the recorded video. Thanks everyone
  11. Hello Everyone, I was wondering if anyone has ever tried to use a Video Device Pix-E5 as a recorder/low mode monitor? I thought of it as I am looking for a recorder that could also double as lowmode monitor, but the fullHD screen is a bonus for me as I could also use it for pulling focus when I work as an AC. I have never had the chance to use it outside except by night. I think daylight viewability would not be that good as it is only 500nits, but I could still use my primary monitor for lowmode in the sun. Any Thought? Suggestions? Thank you.
  12. Thank you Chris, I will try with the velcro folded before cutting it. I also moved the rear pads more to the center and it seems way better now. I will now wait to give it a full day of work and see how better it is. Again thank you Chris for your help. Cédric
  13. Hi Chris, Thank you for answering so quickly. I checked and the retaining screws are on the shorter slide on both side. I just tried tightening it more, and giving the torso more lenght and it seems better. But the waist straps are pretty long (see pictures). Is there an easy way to shorten the velcro? Thank you. Cedric
  14. Hi everyone, I'm a new and happy owner of an exovest, that I used on two shooting days recently. I had no problem on the first one even carrying the rig for extended period of time, as the setup was quite light. This weekend with a heavier setup, as the day went I had the feeling that I was carrying to much weight on my shoulders and upper back, and that the rear waist pads barely put any pressure on my waist (I actually had the patern of the shoulder pad imprinted on my back for an hour and a half after the last shot). Is that something usual or should the rear pad feel snug even when the vest is under weight? The waist velcro straps are at the tightest (I have a 83cm waist), so I'm thinking about shortening them, but would appreciate some advice before doing it. I feel like I should have more weight on my waist. Thanks to everyone able to help.
  15. Hello Guys, I'm looking for a starter rig capable of lifting most camera packages (so, no zephyr or aero). I tought the Archer2 would be a good starting point. Ideally with a G50x or Pro Atlas arm, but i'm open for other arms. If you have a vest I could take it too, but this is not mendatory. If you have this or any other budget friendly Kit let me know! Thank you.
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