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Maxwel Fisher

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About Maxwel Fisher

  • Birthday July 5

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    XCS/Pro Cinema HD
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    Atlanta, GA

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  1. Hey Gabe, You can lock the Wave. There is a single locking pin that is used to lock and unlock the wave during transport and operating. Personally I'd say the biggest difference is that the Wave is a single axis "stabilizer" where the Volt is a three axis motorized assist. Also, the Wave mounts to the top stage and the Volt is at the gimbal. Both require finesse in operating. The Wave, if not properly balanced, can get away from you and won't make your shots any easier (there is a video from Betz that explains how to get the camera's center of gravity set within the Wave, separate from the center of gravity on the sled itself). You also operate as you would with any "analogue" gimbal. The Volt has resistance controls that you can adjust which gives you more all around assist and freedom in your operating, still requires finesse, but is more forgiving. Since the Volt is balanced and generally operated in neutral, it will make those big roll moves you're talking about easier to achieve, especially with some of the electronic assist it provides in the motors. The Wave has no drop time requirements, it's solely based on the operators preference. Hope this helps.
  2. Still available to anyone interested. XCS 1.5" Sleeve - $450 obo Lemo FGG 3B 308 Center post cable - $250 obo Pro Gen 1 lower electronics rain cover - Just take it! Please! Images attached. IMG_5447.HEIC IMG_5449.HEIC IMG_5450.HEIC IMG_5451.HEIC IMG_5452.HEIC IMG_5453.HEIC
  3. I know they’re highly sought after, and go almost immediately after being posted so I’m hope to get ahead by saying here that I’m looking to buy a Betz Wave second hand or third hand, before entertaining the idea of going brand new. If anyone has one they are considering selling, please let me know. Cheers, Maxwel
  4. Just chiming in here because it hasn't been mentioned in this thread specifically, but over on the steadicam FB group, I believe Ron Baldwin originally (and now others) swapped the Tiffen pan bearing in the volt for a Pro bearing as they are the same dimensions and those who came from a Pro gimbal found the Tiffen bearing to be abysmal. There is a big discussion in this thread - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesteadicamgroup/posts/10157578206271629 Edit: I have an XCS gimbal so I have no personal experience with this, just trying to help spread some good knowledge about a well discussed inquiry.
  5. Consider trimming your headroom for going down the stairs and whether you're leading or following down the stairs, trim accordingly. That way you don't have to hold the tilt, the rig will hold it for you and you can focus more on your framing and horizon. Even if your shot starts at the top of the stairs and ends past the bottom, holding headroom for a few seconds before heading down the stairs and then going into that preset trim, is going to be a lot easier than holding the tilt as you're walking down the stairs.
  6. $3200 or best offer Gimbal, Post Grip, Short Handle, Long Handle
  7. Bumping Pro Gen 2 Telescoping Post w/2" OD docking rings - $2500 oboXCS 1.5" Sleeve - $500 oboLemo FGG 3B 308 Center post cable - $300 obo Pro Gen 1 lower electronics rain cover - Just take it! Please!
  8. Still available, gimbal wrench sold. Short handle included. Asking $3300 or best offer.
  9. Telescoping and fixed monitor mount have sold. Pro Telescoping Post w/2" OD docking rings - pictures below - $2800 XCS 1.5" Sleeve - $600 Center post cable and rain cover still available too. IMG_4691.heic IMG_4692.heic IMG_4694.heic IMG_4695.heic IMG_4696.heic IMG_4697.heic IMG_4698.heic IMG_4699.heic IMG_4701.heic IMG_4702.heic IMG_4703.HEIC IMG_4704.HEIC
  10. Pro Gen 1 (Chocolate Bar) battery rain cover: Decent condition. A couple small holes, but nothing some well placed tape cant seal. - name your price + shipping Lemo FGG 3B 308 Center Post Cable: Unused spare that's been sitting in my AKS kit. Considering my rig uses 856 connectors, I don't really see the need to hold onto it. - $500 + shipping I just recently changed out my post from the Pro 1.5" to the XCS 2". Deciding if I want to save it to build a backup rig over time or part ways with it. I suppose if there is anyone with interest, let me know. It would be a telescoping post and both the fixed and telescoping monitor bracket.
  11. Hi Nikita, You must become a "sustaining member" in order to post in the marketplace. There is usually a banner link that takes you to a paypal page. It's a $50 (I think it's $50) one time payment and then the forum is your oyster. I'm trying to find the link to post for you here.
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