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This is the original forum for discussing steadicam.  The Facebook group is a cascade of posts.  It is easier to find and reference archived information here which makes this a better place for any info to be posted.  If you have info, it would be great to post it here for all to be able to read, see, etc instead of directing someone to go to yet another place.  Not everyone has time to scroll through countless posts on a Facebook page just to find a bit of info on a new piece of gear.

Grayson Grant Austin, SOC

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7 hours ago, Grayson Austin said:

This is the original forum for discussing steadicam.  The Facebook group is a cascade of posts.  It is easier to find and reference archived information here which makes this a better place for any info to be posted.  If you have info, it would be great to post it here for all to be able to read, see, etc instead of directing someone to go to yet another place.  Not everyone has time to scroll through countless posts on a Facebook page just to find a bit of info on a new piece of gear.

Grayson Grant Austin, SOC

Well... I thought I was helping someone. Not everyone has time to collect information and then post it here - to use your words. At least I was responding :-)

Next time I do better.

 

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What info did you have to collect?  Either you know a few things about the rig or you don’t.  The time it took you to respond to my post, you could have posted a brief bit of info and please don’t use my words.  Use your own.

Grayson Grant Austin, SOC

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So here is what I've gathered from facebook
 

It's the second "modular" sled from Tiffen.
Most parts are interchangeable with the M-1.
It is the successor to Archer2 & Shadow.

It has Volt electronics built into the topstage.

I'd love to post pictures here but they are not mine and as far as I know there is no official marketing material yet.

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Have to agree with Austin about the usefulness of the FB interface.  This is a MCUH better venue for professional/ORGANIZED discussions.  Certainly easier to search for later.  So, lets get to to and post some more info on the M2.  Looks fascinating. 

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My list of features on the M2 follows - Alas, the final specs for weight and min and max lengths, and of course, the pricing, are not done. Some post-NAB tweaks are in the works, and I believe Tiffen will announce it all officially by CineGear, if not sooner.

M2 highlights

Overall 

Lightweight, stiff, modular, 12/24v + 3rdbattery, integral Volt electronics, Volt ready gimbal, +/– tilt head, 3x HDSDI lines. G-50X companion sled.

Modularity

Stage, base, and posts are fully interchangeable with M1 components, both mechanically and electronically.

Stage features

Very low profile

Large size, longer dovetail plate, updated hole pattern

Tool-free dovetail plate lock and release, identical to M1

Integral Volt “brain” electronics inside stage (optional feature)

3x HDSDI ports, 2x Lemo power ports, tally connector, 2x P-taps

+/– 10 degree tilt head

Post systems

Standard 2 post system

Shorter 2 post system

Also available with M1’s 2 and 3-stage post systems

Gimbal

High precision bearings

Volt ready

Integrated Volt encoder ring

Tool-free post clamp

Handle for .500, .625, or .740 arm posts

Monitor mount to center post

Tool-free, solid design

Clamp lever for height adjustment

Inserts for different post sizes

15mm rods on 60mm centers

Monitor

Universal monitor mount

Choice of many monitors

Base

3x HDSDI connectors

2x Power port

Monitor port

Low profile

Integral 3rdbattery mount (optional)

Dovetail base (optional)

Cheeseplate base (optional)

Battery mount

2x IDX or AB (IDX mount now with battery release protectors)

Switchable 12/24 volts

3rd battery on/off switch

12 volt P-taps on each battery

USB power tap

 

 

Edited by Jerry Holway
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