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Nils Valkenborgh

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About Nils Valkenborgh

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  • Birthday 11/02/1985

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    HD Baerbel, Luna arm, Artemis Suit
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    Belgium & Holland
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    Cinema, Gymnastics, Fine Whiskey & Good Concerts

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  1. Price is €12000 *Updated price: 3k less than initially proposed, still open to offers. If there are no takers, I'm considering breaking up the package. The HD Cinemonitor from the initial post has been sold. Not getting out of the business, just out of this rig. Great beginner package, carries anything from dslr to an Alexa with anamorphics or zooms. - Titanium Baerbel HD sled 12/24v, solid topstage, smooth gimbal, easy to balance. Solid rig all around - Luna arm with stronger nosefront by Baerbel (similar to Steadyrig), very smooth bearings. - Artemis Act 2 Vest, the same one that's sold by Arri now but with red levers instead of blue ones. It's an inredibly comfortable vest, comes with larger backpads. - Transvideo Superbright Cinemonitor IIIa - Switronix Wireless HD system up to 50m with cables and softbag - Marell Long Range Wireless SD system up to 1000m with cables and case - Alexa plate by Camtec/Baerbel - Matthews Hollywood combo 2 stage stand, really large footprint - Large raincover (covers a small sized magliner with the rig docked) - Return monitor and tally for live work, a lot of power cables and various size bnc's, Blackmagic downconverter, Elemack and speedrail hard-mount, Directors monitor, all tools needed for adjustments and basic maintenance.
  2. Not getting out of the business, just out of this rig. Great beginner package with lots of extras, carries anything from dslr to an Alexa with anamorphics or zooms. Not immediately willing to break up the package but offers are definitely welcome, looking to sell this one asap. Asking Price is €15000 but I'm open to offers email me for more pictures nils@gripfruit.com - Titanium Baerbel HD sled 12/24v, solid topstage, smooth gimbal, easy to balance. Solid rig all around - Luna arm with stronger nosefront by Baerbel, very smooth bearings - Artemis Act 2 Vest, the same one that's sold by Arri now but with red levers instead of blue ones. It's an inredibly comfortable vest, comes with larger backpads. - Transvideo Cinemonitor HD 8" - Back-up Transvideo Superbright Cinemonitor IIIa - Switronix Wireless HD system up to 50m - Marell Long Range Wireless SD system up to 1000m - Alexa plate by Camtec/Baerbel - Matthews Hollywood combo 2 stage stand, really large footprint - Return monitor and tally for live work, a lot of power cables and various size bnc's, Blackmagic downconverter, Elemack and Mitchell hard-mount, Directors monitor, all tools needed for adjustments and maintenance.
  3. A colleague of mine has been trying to reach you by email, is the sled still available? greetings, Nils
  4. Hi Alan, Leading isn't really difficult to deal with, just secure your gimbal to the armpost with the pin you'd normally use for low mode, you wouldn't want the rig bouncing off the arm. Might be handy to secure the top side of the arm (armpost) to the mounting point with a bungee, if you plan on fast take-offs (and to save your non operating hand from dragging the rig in position). When following, just make sure you have some kind of shin guard (tubes, construction wood,...) as well as some kind of cage out if sight of your shooting area (a tube window). Safety goggles for dust or gravel coming off the bikes tires (and a clear filter for your lens) is a must. As far as extra gimmicks go such as the Wave or Gyros, you can always go with antlers, rather inexpensive to improvise but not ideal. When balancing your rig, you'll be better off setting a slower drop time than your used to (near neutral) as Shawn mentioned, fast drop times result in loss of control. Good Luck
  5. Hey Guys Selling on behalf of one of my assistants that's looking to upgrade her system. I've had a lot of positive experiences with this very unit and it has been handled with care over the past couple of years. 2 hand units 2 battery (both are re-celled, blue & red) 1 receiver (Completely redone by Chrosziel in 2013) 2 Heden Motors M26P 1 manual 1 battery charger (maybe a second avable) Gear: 0.8, 0.6, 0.5 11 ring markers 1 D-tap power 2 Motor cables (gray, balck) 1 power to 4 pin xlr 1 2 pin lemo to female 4pin xlr 1 power cable to 2 pin lemo 1 start/stop Arri 12V cable 1 start/stop Arri RS cable (works on Alexa/Amira, only as trigger, not for power) Assorted brackets 19/15mm 1 case Price €4500.00 shipping from Belgium For sale separate from this system (but can be shipped alongside the Genio) 1 Heden motor M28VP (not pictured), works just as well as the M26P's 19mm & 15 mm rod clamps Price €2000.00 To make an offer, send me an email, I'll put you in touch with the seller.
  6. Hi Tom, On the Red cameras it doesn't really matter, as long as you don't put on an Angenieux 12:1 or something crazy like that. Any recent spherical prime is pretty light, like the Xenons you mentioned, but the Summicrons are the ones you really want. As for zooms, you can't go wrong with the lightweight Angenieux range, my personal preference is the 28-76. It's a nice middle ground in focal range, and preforms rather well wide open, the Tokina starts getting sharp at 5.6. How close would you want the 3 foot depth of field? It's all relative to how far your subject is away from the lens.
  7. Hey guys and gals, For a feature last month I purchased an Arri UAP-2 and it did the job of eliminating vibrations better than anything I've ever seen. It stayed on the Amira for the entire film. Selling this because of a slight career change. It's just the plate, no rods, no tophandle,... This plate retails for €458,94 ex/vat Asking €400,00 OBO shipping from Belgium Nils
  8. Heard through the grapevine before NAB that Artemis was destined for something great, they didn't lie. Good move, Curt is indeed "The Man".
  9. Hi Danny, Marell is a reliable choice as well, less fancy than the Navtech Rover of course, but a lot cheaper. As luck would have it, it seems optical support still has one for sale, I bought one off of them last year and it literally has the advertised range of approximately 750m+ http://www.marell.co.uk/videolinks/MVL-1394KIT/ http://opticalsupport.com/misc-sales/ They're based in London as well so it might work out for you just to drop by Optical Support Nils
  10. Hi Deke, What vest have you been using till now? I've been using it for 2 years full-time, so it's had time to adapt to my bodyshape. I've tried all of the other vests and this one gives the most amount of back support (subjective of course since it differs depending on how you're built) compared to other classic frontmounted vests. It's designed to fit pretty much any body type and it comes with extra large pads if you have a large build. The only people that said this vest wasn't for them are the long skinny types, if you're short, athletic, big (with or without a belly), chances are you'll find it very pleasant. The plastic buckles are very durable, as for the rest of the vest, everything can be taken apart for cleaning and travel. The foam pads have a ribbed structure hidden underneath the mesh, this prevents sweating drastically (my previous vest was a 3A and that was a total sweatfest). Then again, try before you buy. Greetings Nils
  11. Hi Peter, At IBC I had a quick talk with the guys from Amimon, mainly asking him if they'd ever make an HDSDI version of the Connex. They stated that they didn't want to compete with the bigger brands Teradek and Paralinx (for whom they supply the chipsets, makes you wonder,...). The Connex was made to accommodate drones, it also carries flight info (distance, height, battery info, ...) but it's not really ergonomical from a steadicam/camera point of view. Cheap adjustments could be made, like you said, add a Lemo, put the transmitter in the same box with an HDSDI converter and presto. If you're not into modding that much, I suggest taking a look at the Actionproducts Eclipse 500 http://www.innocinema.com/eu/actionproducts-eclipse-500-hdmi-sdi-hd-wireless-video-system.html?___store=inno_eu_english It's around the same price and has a pretty decent range, tests have showed it held up very well up to 700ft+ Good Luck Nils
  12. Hi Leopold, Welcome to the forum, it seems to be a modded Progear vest (copy of the old 3a vest,... Sort of) Since that company went belly up, you can't buy replacement (the same) replacement pieces anymore. However, the same guy started a new company called "steadicam proline" and they make pretty much the same vest. There is a cheaper alternative, one of the many asian knock-off brands makes a copy of this vest woth worse materials so I definitely would not recommend going that route, but if you're strapped for cash and need something, I think it's called cinecity or filmcity. (Again, don't do it) Be careful with the bridge that attaches the socketock to the vest, it tends to bend under heavy loads. It helps if you can keep that portion at the height of the hippads and plate without impeding you're operating. Most importantly, make your self comfortable and enjoy operating! Greetings Nils
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