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Tiffen is working on a rain cover - I've seen a clever prototype but I can't test it as I don't own a Volt (yet!) - I'm going to give it to an op to test soon. I'll post the results when I know more. 

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17 hours ago, Stirling Bancroft csc said:

Hi Axel,

Did you make that yourself? Or is it a standard bit from upgrade innovations? Looks good.  

Stirling

well - I did not exactly 'make' it. I merely drilled a bunch of holes into my Moses pole and 
bolted a cannibalized piece of the Volt Dock onto it.

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Has anybody found a workaround for the incompatibility of the Volt's gimbal handle and low mode for GPI PRO users?

The cross drilling on the Tiffen handle is perpendicular to the way PRO armposts (and, consequently, the low-mode handles and offset handles) are drilled. 

The Tiffen handle has some pretty thick walls -- if a workaround isn't available I think it's time to jam out to Sal & The CNC Machines.  

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28 minutes ago, Twojay Dhillon said:

Has anybody found a workaround for the incompatibility of the Volt's gimbal handle and low mode for GPI PRO users?

 The cross drilling on the Tiffen handle is perpendicular to the way PRO armposts (and, consequently, the low-mode handles and offset handles) are drilled. 

 The Tiffen handle has some pretty thick walls -- if a workaround isn't available I think it's time to jam out to Sal & The CNC Machines.  

The simple answer is to swap out the post in the low mode bracket and add in one with the hole in the correct location for the Tiffen handle. The Tiffen handle's hole placement is fine by me, and I've had no issues with my low mode brackets actually having both holes (one for the Tiffen hole placement, one for the PRO). Seems far easier to me (and easier to swap out if something should fail) than drilling on the rather expensive Tiffen gimbal handle.

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Hi all,

I just updated a Betz Rig with a Volt System.

I ordered only the Steadicam M1 docking fork with it, because it connects with the my beloved Jerry Hill Docking Bracket.

But after the first couple of days with my this new docking system I am not entirely happy yet.

The Volt-fork fits the body of the Hill bracket well.

But since the collar of the plastic inlay of the Volt-fork is rather high, I can´t pull the balancing rod over the fork anymore.

I would like to mill out the plastic collar/insert of the bracket, so the balancing rod of the Hill bracket can slide over the fork again.

Not sure if the plastic inlay would survive the surgery...

 

Is anyone using the same fork/bracket combination? 

Anyone done anything similar yet?

 

 

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11 hours ago, Tom Wills said:

The simple answer is to swap out the post in the low mode bracket and add in one with the hole in the correct location for the Tiffen handle. The Tiffen handle's hole placement is fine by me, and I've had no issues with my low mode brackets actually having both holes (one for the Tiffen hole placement, one for the PRO). Seems far easier to me (and easier to swap out if something should fail) than drilling on the rather expensive Tiffen gimbal handle.

Hey Tom, hope all's well out there in VortexVille! I was initially toying with the idea of punching another hole in the low mode posts but thought that might somehow compromise the integrity. I'll give one armpost a go with your technique and report back. Cheers.

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On 12/12/2018 at 5:19 PM, Stirling Bancroft csc said:

Jerry, thanks for you thorough reply!

What are guys doing for a Moses pole for the M1V?

Stirling Bancroft csc

Stirling, what's up man?! I am working on this right now. looks like I can buy the fork separately and then mate it up to the magdock bit from a Hill MagDock. I'll let you know what I come up with. 

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