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Lawrence Karman

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  1. I will pass this on to a DP I know that might be interested. Will know in a day.
  2. Anyone in LA have a dovetail plate for an Arri Amira that slides into the channel on the bottom of the camera body that I can attach my Steadicam dovetail plate to? Looking to borrow or rent for 1 day shoot on Tuesday 4/19. DP owns the camera with the WAP-1 and ENG type quick release plate combo which raises the camera CG up so much and has play.
  3. I had this problem with the PRO diving board. Replaced it with this and have had no issues since. Very solid mount: https://shop.cam-jam.de/product/volt-to-pro-db-iii-bracket/
  4. I've had those 8" wheels for my American stand and found them too hard to move around and heavy. Gone back to the standard small wheels. And I've always had a cart to carry AKS, Preston, Vest, Arm, Stand, Lisigav and snacks. Can't imagine working without one.
  5. I believe so. I'm hearing several complaints about the manufacturing tolerances and reliability of the newer Volt gimbals. I've got the V1 version which I've had for almost 2 years and have had no real problems other than the pause switch on the brain box (this is built in to the M2 sleds) getting hard to switch and was quickly replaced by Tiffen at no charge.
  6. Not sure about the smaller motors (don't think so) but one difference is the encoder ring is built into the gimbal, which I believe gives it slightly more clearance above the gimbal.
  7. Used "Garfield" or "Vehicle Mount". Great condition. Essential add on for any Steadicam package. Mount your Steadicam arm to a dolly, rickshaw, quad runner, Griptrix, vehicle, etc. Includes U-Bolts for mounting to speed rail. $600 plus shipping and 3% PayPal fee. Local pick-up in Santa Monica, CA. Email me at doc659@gmail.com if interested
  8. Seems like Gold mount is more common at rental houses here in LA. I believe V-Mount may be more common in Europe. Certainly Gold mount is more secure as I have had V-Mount batteries pop off the back of a camera when it is rested on someones lap or put down when doing hand-held or transferring onto a head. I can't speak to it on Steadicam as I have always used AB Gold Mounts
  9. Awesome 5/8" Spin Post for PRO size arm or Gimbal handles. Bought it last month and only needed it for 2 weeks and now no longer. Great for an arm that doesn't have a post bearing. Cost me almost $200 with express shipping. Yours for $100 US plus shipping and PayPal fee if any. Located in Santa Monica, CA. Message me if interested https://shop.strato.de/epages/61417979.mobile/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61417979/Products/"Spinn Post CP / PRO"
  10. I have been using the 2.4ghz Clearcom HME system for the last 2 weeks. Our cameras live on remote heads when on the dolly so wearing headsets are crucial. The base station does have an input for the Comtex and this is a great feature. But we had to get rid of this system as we were getting a very loud high pitch morse code type interference that was ruining takes and deafening. It happened randomly in only certain headsets that changed to certain other headsets daily. We are on stage and I'm sure there is something in all the RF flying around. A tech/rep from Clearcom came out and couldn't figure it out. We even exchanged base stations. Now we have a more expensive and sophisticated Clearcom 4 channel 1.9ghz system that has belt packs only but works flawlessly. Comtex goes into the base station.We have 12 belt packs.Camera/dolly grip on channel 1, Grip on 2, Electric on 3 and 4 reserved for Crane techs. Couldn't recommend it more.
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