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MarkKaravite last won the day on September 26 2016

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About MarkKaravite

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  • Birthday 02/22/1963

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    Hybrid Rig: PRO DB3 & top stage, XCS 2" carbon fibre post, XCS gimbal with ergo handle, MK-V Nexus base.
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    Atlanta, New York

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  1. Great Preston starter package. Everything you need except motors and motor cables. Excellent working condition and recently checked out top to bottom. Package includes: - Preston HU2 Handset with Preston Transmitter 2 - 11 Focus marking rings - Omnishot Battery Adapter - 2, Sony 21.6wh batteries - 2, Sony 13.3wh batteries - Battery charger - MDR2 Motor Driver with G3 and G4 cards - Wired Remote Iris with 9' cable - Pelican 1600 Shipping case with custom foam - Neck strap Power Cables: - Arri 3 pin 24v to MDR2, Preston #4499
  2. Redbyte Decimator 3G/HD to NTSC/PAL Downconverter. Was spare and never used. Excellent condition. Includes AB P Tap to Decimator power cable and mounting brackets. $100 obo Buyer pays shipping
  3. The V2 MK-V/Hummingbird LCD is the brightest daylight viewable LCD – sun hood not required. This monitor was designed specifically for MK-V and ‘Steadicam™’ work. (PAL & NTSC – auto switching). This monitor does not really have a NITS rating as it is trans-reflective and the more light that hits the screen the better the picture. This new V2 monitor has a 6.4″ (4:3) diagonal screen and 4:3, 16:9, 2:1 and user aspect ratios as standard. Built in frame lines, center cross and border. Zoom in and out. Flip and reverse scan. And built in heaters for working in sub zero temperatures. Plus
  4. Price Drop to $900 or best offer. I had initially put the asking price at 25% of new cost, but lowering for a quick sale.
  5. Luca, most Sony cameras have an adjustable voltage for the low voltage alarm. I always set it as low as it will go, usually around 11.5 volts. You may very well have had enough voltage to run the camera, but the voltage alarm might have been set high. Did someone look at that?
  6. I'm selling my trusty Dynawave (Modulus style transmitter made by David Hable at Cramped Attic) system with Transmitter, Antenna, Tuner/Receiver, Director's Monitor and all the cables needed. Everything is in perfect working order. The system includes: Dynawave UHF Transmitter Ch. 14 - 69 (made by David Hable at Cramped Attic) Straight and L Antenna for Dynawave 2 x PRO to Dynawave video/power cables 1 x 4 pin XLR to Dynawave power cable 1 x Arri 12v (11 pin) to Dynawave power cable 1 x Arri 24v (3 pin) to Dynawave power cable 1 x Anton Bauer P Tap
  7. Does anyone have any strong opinions about the best docking bracket for a Volt? I'm upgrading to a Volt gimbal, and Tiffen has designed the Volt padded fork to mount directly into my Hill bracket. I love the Hill bracket, so thinking of just adding the Volt padded fork to my existing bracket. Any reason the Tiffen bracket would be better? Thanks, Mark
  8. Hello, Anyone know who is servicing Preston HU2 / Transmitter 2? I have an older system I want to sell, but want to get it fully checked out first. Preston no longer services these units. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mark
  9. Hey Matteo, You certainly have found a unique setup. If it works for you, all the more power to you. I fly the Klassen back mount with a PRO Titan arm. According to PRO, the arm is designed to work with a front mount vest. Using the PRO arm with a back mount creates a straight connection between the socket block and the arm, instead of the arm bending at the connection to the vest / socket block. Having the arm come straight out of the socket block creates more stress than the springs in the PRO arm are designed to handle. According to Jack at GPI, its only a matter of time until th
  10. Hey Dana, do you still have the PRO - Preston - Volt (PPV) brackets available?

  11. Hey Ron, Great post, thanks for taking the time to play with this. In your opinion, what is better viewing for reflections and bright sky, 703 with MXT, or the Boland? I currently have the older Boland (with no image invert of LUTS). I'm either going to buy the new Boland with those missing features, or a smallHD 703. Looking at your video comparisons, the Boland seems to have less distracting reflections, but with the AR coating and the brighter 703, is that a a better option in your opinion? Thanks & stay safe, Mark
  12. Near the end of 2019, MK-V said they were heavy into R&D, but then crickets. I'd love for Greg Bubb to make one. It's be rock solid, and we wouldn't have to buy a new gimbal. We can only keep our fingers crossed. I hope you guys are doing well in NYC.
  13. Hello all, Does anyone have any news on whether a 2" post compatible Volt is anywhere in our future. The last time I spoke with MK-V, they were working on it, but that was late 2019. I'm not crazy about giving up my 2" XCS post to gain a Volt, but not crazy about the height of the Wave either. Thanks, Mark
  14. Hey Everyone, I'm doing a live event and considering playing with pulling my own focus. Does anyone have a gimbal mounted unit I could rent for next week to try out? It's a broadcast camera with a Fuji lens. Thanks, Mark
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