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There are some awesome photos of him with the Alexa Twins on his rig

 

How about sharing a link Sanjay ;) I want a looksy too

 

I'd love to see how he battled the top heaviness of that sled. Larry always has interesting solutions and innovations.

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http://cinematographie.info/index.php?/topic/1978-larry-mcconkey-en-arri-alexa-3d-pour-scorcese/

 

 

Maybe Chis will chime in and tell us more about it, or he can create a new topic about that adventure and the new SteadiSeg, check his website for some more pics.

 

K.

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http://cinematographie.info/index.php?/topic/1978-larry-mcconkey-en-arri-alexa-3d-pour-scorcese/

 

 

Maybe Chis will chime in and tell us more about it, or he can create a new topic about that adventure and the new SteadiSeg, check his website for some more pics.

 

K.

 

Hi Kareem,

Larry was contemplating using the segway for the running shots. Chris is there to give him a tutorial on the segway. Larry was on the fence about using the segway over his beloved rickshaw.

Must be nice to be able to teach Larry :-)

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Yeah, the first day we were stuck to recording to the SR2, via dual link, which forced me to be fully attached. On the second day, we had the OB-1, but I didn't have the power cable/mounting to rig it onto the sled itself, which would have been very nice. Instead I had a little back pack that had a smaller feed but still a dual link. Had we been in high mode, I would have been able to rig on the OB-1, with just a feed to video village, but unfortunately nothing but low-mode.. The other problem was that, IDX HD cam waves don't run at true 24fps, so I also had to be forced to be cabled for video village anyway, so it was what it was.

Also, for note, IDX is working on getting the Cam Waves to do 24fps, and better choices for SD, spoke with them last week, and they said due to high request they will be working on that.

 

So in the future, we can expect full mounting options for the OB-1, however the flash mags are an option, should there be situations with a desired link to an OB-1, the mounting support for studio and steadicam will be an option.

In regards to Overscan, we did have it both in view finder as well as in the BNC out, I had everything in my monitor, with extra room for camera information. I found this to be incredible comfortable, I wish I had a photo to share. It was the best video out I"ve seen for an HD camera yet, minus the obvious F35 and Genesis. Also, the overscan was higher on top and bottom for the info, which was crystal clear, and didn't feel like it affected my vision while objects were riding the edges. Also, I did feel like I had a bit more on the Horizontal plane then I've seen in others, at least for the video out side of things. (was working with the Ultra2 monitor) All in all the feed was just perfect. everything was right, and for the first time I finally had a tap going in that my Ultra 2 monitor couldn't hold the quality of. Not to boast on the Tiffen monitor, we have all had that discussion, but I"ve always felt like my monitor is better then 90% of the monitors on set, in this case, no monitor was really good enough for the footage coming in. The cinetel was for video village, and you still felt like the image was being tuned so far down for the monitors, I"m sure it looked incredible at the screening.

 

all in all this camera was a nice return to working with quality equipment. I got a little tired of all the Prosumer equipment and accessories needed just so I could get a real, long eye piece on a RED to do a difficult dolly move. Now we can have our cake and eat it too. Producers,directors, and Dps can have what they need/want for their production and we can have a tool that will actually allow us the comfort needed to succeed in the task we put them through. I sacrifice a lamb every night to the film gods in hope that people will use the Alexa as widely as the RED, or hope to say DEAD.

;)

 

Hey Ari,

 

Thanks for the great amount of info. It made setting up the rig a breeze.

The balance as you said is pure amazing! Love it, its going to make alot

of difference. I had an issue trying to power it 12V but had no problem

with 24V Fischer. But used the V mount instead to add a little more weight

to the equation. I attached it to a Bon HD monitor and had all the information

in my monitor, its a great video out indeed! Future looks good with this baby :)

 

Thanks again for the info, it helped out great!

 

Best

Joel

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Jens, you are quite the Alexa fanboy, eh?!

 

I'm looking forward to working with it too.

 

I heard from Russ McElhatton that once it's built out with all the usual gack (Cinetape, zoom, rattler (because why would the studios trust the onboard recording, horrors), it's no lightweight by any means--sad face.

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Here's a look at the Alexa with the Revolution lens/Cooks S4 combo.

Giant, awkward and a pain to balance.

This package did provide the perfect Pov for chasing toilet paper tubes!

The Alexa's image was spectactular. What impressed me was the ability to access camera settings with great ease and speed. No menu trees to deal with and no fan blowing hot air out of the back end of the body.

You can run the camera on 12 or 24volts. 24v seemed to be best.

I continualy recieved error warnings running the camera on 12volts using dionic 90 Hc's.

I did fly the camera with just the Cooke lens and the body was ridiculously easy to balance.post-282-057536000 1286241286_thumb.jpgpost-282-061036100 1286241008_thumb.jpg

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