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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. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Hey Kyle, One thing to consider when discussing digital levels, is that the sensor for the level needs to be as close to the post as possible. Any level built into a monitor will not be as accurate as, for example, the XCS HD PDL. I currently run a Boland BVB07 in combination with the XCS HD PDL. I grew up using the standard def PDL, so always was used to having a digital level, and if I'm going to bank my horizons on a digital level, it's going to be a great one. XCS makes the best digital level on the market, but you'll pay for it. The Boland is a great viewing monitor, especially for the price. I have spoken with Boland about building a Steadicam version of the BVB07, with a robust waterproof housing, frame lines, anamorphic desqueeze, image flip, etc... The salesperson I spoke with was very receptive to the idea, and is trying to get it into their pipeline. Personally, I have never owned a Transvideo. Friends of mine have complained about the reflective panel being hard to see in exteriors. I believe it's not only the NITs that help you see outside, but the reflectivity of the LCD panel. This issue combined, price and not liking in monitor digital levels has kept me away from Transvideo. Hope that helps!
  7. Hey all, 2 Volt questions: 1. Any news if a 2" XCS post compatible Volt is in the works from Tiffen? 2. What is the price of the Volt gimbal?
  8. I have too many handheld pads. Holzer Pad is a hand crafted leather top, aluminum mid & dense foam bottom constructed pad. The aluminum molds to your shoulder and disperses the weight across the entire pad. New Pad is $250, selling for $175. HolzerPad only used a couple times.
  9. Chris McQuire was the main operator on the show. Due to the length of the shot, I believe they brought Ramon Engle in with the idea that they could alternate between operators if it was physically too demanding to go back to back takes. I've had producers suggest the same thing on big oners, but they've never pulled the trigger on a backup. If you've ever met either Chris or Ramon, you wouldn't have any question that either guy could handle the task.
  10. My XCS dovetail doesn’t completely lock down on my Wave 1. The plate slides back when I rest on my shoulder. I could try a Pro dovetail, or Betz has a Quicklock spacer you can order. Anyone else experience this, looking for the best fix.
  11. Hey there, I seem to be having a hard time finding 2 Lemo 1B 303 (3 pin L connector) for some PRO - Wave power cables. I have the PRO connectors, just need to locate the Lemo for the Wave. Any ideas that don't involve shipping from Betz in Germany would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mark Karavite, SOC
  12. Lazy me, I just google'd it and found it for sale at B&H. Which one did you buy, I assume the one for a 7" Transvideo? Also, I'm sorry to hear about the stuntman who was hurt on your set the other day, very sad. Stay safe out there!
  13. Thanks Deke, who makes it?
  14. I'm curious what everyone is using for a monitor rain cover. I have a new Boland, which is a great monitor, but not even close to watertight, as the monitor housing has venting holes. Looking for a good rain cover option. Thanks!
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