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#16 James Martin

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 02:02 PM

Late to the party but I will check for you Orlando, least for anyone else that googles they may find this


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#17 Ed David

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 02:26 PM

I assume to power same as Genesis - 8 pin female lemo to 3 pin lemo?


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#18 Dan Ayers

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:38 PM

I actually read this but was hoping for something a little more current.  

 

Apparently nothing new!!!


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#19 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 09:06 PM

Dan,

 

Not sure anything is NEW about that camera.  Its gone the way of the dinosaur!  But, let us hear it folks... anything new?  Just wanted to keep it all tidy in one thread, especially since I think we won't hear much of this again after this revival.  I flew it once at a check-out, but alas, had to replace myself on the job because of a family emergency. Can't recall much other than it was not as heavy as I thought but still an awkward beast. 

 

Good luck.


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#20 Dan Ayers

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 09:29 PM

Usually 5 years in this industry is a long time.

Apparently the Dinosaurs are not extinct, maybe Sony is making us use it to resurrect it.

 What are people using for power, since it seems power hungry?  

Is there a preferred recording system?  

 

Dan


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#21 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:29 PM

The f65 comes with an onboard RAW recorder attached, HD-SDI out for viewing, 3 pin RS (Arri), Genesis F35 power cable, yes power hungry, get good batteries for your rig.
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#22 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:32 PM

See here also


http://www.steadicam...showtopic=16905
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#23 David Allen Grove

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:13 PM

I'll be flying this camera for the first time very soon.  This will be out of State and prep will also be out of state. 

I still fly with an analog monitor.. 

Question:  Will a Decimator Down converter work with this camera?  One of the earlier post mentions that  the F65 outputs 24p and some HD monitors don't work  with it?  Will that be an issue with a down converter?  





 


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#24 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:21 PM

What Down Converter?  I had a decimator before I went all HD and it worked with everything I ever threw at it.  Pretty sure that included the F-65, but not 100%.  I do know it included its cousin, the Genesis though.


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#25 David Allen Grove

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:32 PM

To clarify, Alfeo mentioned this in an early comment:  "This camera is 24P not Psf, so they say some HD monitors may not work, test your monitor before hand, UltraBrite 2's (at least mine) are fine."   

So, I was concerned that a down converter could have issues too but If the decimator works, I'll get it or have production rent it.  

Thank you Alec. :-) 

 


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#26 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:35 PM

Hmmm, the issue was traditionally with psf as I understood it (thus The Cinetronic 2), but the Decimator always handled either.


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#27 David Allen Grove

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:49 PM

Excellent.  

In the past, when I've needed down converter, production has just rented it and the converter was powered off the camera. 

Since the job is in Iowa and I don't think there's a lot of rental houses that have down converters and power cable options may be limited, I imagine my best option would be to get a cable to power off my sled? 

I'm looking at this Decimator: https://www.bhphotov...zoaAs3PEALw_wcB


 

Sorry for the rookie type questions. This is my first Steadicam job in roughly 5 or 6 years due to my temporary disability. 


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#28 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 08:33 PM

Dave, sorry man - was not aware of the injury. Glad you’re back in the saddle. Yes, grab a Decimator of your own (I guess I could sell you my Decimator 1 if you want??? I’ll likely never use it again since I don’t own any SD monitors anymore, but I still have mine in a case with an SD transmitter and receiver somewhere). Anyway, in your adbsense, the world moved to HD. I would NOT assume/except Production to carry a down converter going forth. It’s an HD world baby!
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#29 David Allen Grove

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:09 PM

Thank you, Alec. I'm glad to be back too!  Yea, I'm feeling a little bit like Han Solo recently unfrozen from Carbonite. What? Luke's a Jedi Master AND the world has gone to HD?!?!   :-) 

Seriously thinking about your decimator.  What kind of power cable does your decimator have? 

I'll email you.


 


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