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Hi, I found a used Pilot for a good price on ebay. I know they were originally for more of a camcorder setup, but I've heard of them being used with DSLRs. My Pilot did not apparently come with the cable to connect camera to monitor, however I think that the standard was BNC cable, which wouldn't exactly work with a Canon 5D MK III. Is there a cable out there to get the monitor to work? Alternatively could try to fly the C100, but I know the weight is pushing it. I mostly have this rig to practice my footwork, any advice is appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Carrie, you could easily use a HDMI to SDI converter. Black magic makes a very small one that I used on my first rig. Also I believe the C100 (~3lbs) is light enough for the Pilot, as long as don’t add too many accessories. Arms like the Pilot really like to be on the heavier side of their range. I would usually add weight to the camera until I got fairly close. I don’t recommend going over the weight limit though, because there are parts that can fail if pushed too far. Hope this helps. 

http://Blackmagic Design Micro Converter HDMI to SDI (with Power Supply) BMD-CONVCMIC/HS/WPSU https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EIOP0QC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_2PJ0TK9DSBTCRKPDDK9N

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