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Jeffery Cools

Modified ProVid to 24V and HD

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Hi All, Just a note that a modification to the ProVid to 24v and HD is easy as pie. At least they were if you're running a Anton bauer mount. The monitor still gets 12v with one battery and by adding the other battery 24v is sent up the pipe to the power out. I've shot 2 projects with a Arri SR3, Preston FF and a LED lite panel...no problems. I love the new Varizoom Lithium Ion Batteries too! A full 190wH and their not that expensive either..like $500US each. Here are some pics.

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Hi Jeff

 

Really look very nice.

What about the post? This is a telescopic post.

Did you change or modified the original?

And what about the arm?

The original Provid arm can lift a heavy HD with Follow Focus and accesories?

Best regards,

 

Gus

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Hi Jeff

 

Really look very nice.

What about the post? This is a telescopic post.

Did you change or modified the original?

And what about the arm?

The original Provid arm can lift a heavy HD with Follow Focus and accesories?

Best regards,

 

Gus

 

Hi Gus, The post is the telescopic one. The wires inside were upgraded to handle the HD signal and of course power. The original arm was upgraded only at the arm to vest connector, it's similar to the others like 3a and master series. The vest was swapped out and a new vest purchased from Denmark progear. Hope that helps.

 

jeff

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Good evening , Jeffery!

Your variant really looks very nice and usefull! But Marshall monitor is only 400 nits . What about outdoor shooting?

And do not forget : the one after another connection of batteries that differs in W/h caracteristics is not correct from engineering point of view.

 

Best regards.

 

Andrey Yazydzhi,SOA,Russian steadicam operator&instructor,

yazydzhifilms.com,

yazydzhi@mail.ru,

+7 903 7406481.

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Good evening , Jeffery!

Your variant really looks very nice and usefull! But Marshall monitor is only 400 nits . What about outdoor shooting?

And do not forget : the one after another connection of batteries that differs in W/h caracteristics is not correct from engineering point of view.

 

Best regards.

 

Andrey Yazydzhi,SOA,Russian steadicam operator&instructor,

yazydzhifilms.com,

yazydzhi@mail.ru,

+7 903 7406481.

 

 

Hi Andrey,

Thanks. The Marshall monitor I have on the rig right now is only 400nits, but they are coming out with a new one in about a month that will be more like 1400nits. I saw it at NAB. As far as battery characteristics I can't comment other than when I run the 2 battery's I can power the 435 and still have volts to spare. :) Thanks again for the post!

 

Cheers

Jeff Cools

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Hi Jeff, very nice mod!

 

I've been thinking about adding an HD monitor, but just attaching it to the existing monitor's face. How does removing the weight of the original monitor affect balance?

 

Thanks!

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I now have 3 different marshal monitors that can be flown on the rig. The SD, the HD, and now the new daybright. I just finished shooting 3 more episodes of MTV Cribs in Canada and the image is clear even under the overcast sky. Hope that helps anyone who's thinking about swapping out there Provid monitor or SK monitor for a LCD viewable color one.

 

Cheers

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What type of bracket did you use to attach the monitor to that original swivel plate? I find without the original CRT, the little plate will swivel right off the rig (maybe i'm missing some sort of bumper...)

 

 

I will take a photo of it and post ..hope that helps As far as i know, it's the original half moon bracket from the original green screen and I just use the 1/4 20 screw to attach.

 

jeff

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