Posted 19 June 2004 - 09:41 PM
Posted 21 June 2004 - 10:11 PM
You can download the user manual at the broadcast link at www.panasonic.com
Posted 22 June 2004 - 08:53 AM
A really nice camera, by the way. 24p stuff looks amazing.
Posted 22 June 2004 - 10:01 PM
Posted 23 June 2004 - 01:49 AM
Check the steadicam guild web site under resources and repairs and mods.
Thanks I'll be testing it out tomorrow with a Pro 35 lens just to get the feel of it before the actual shoot. BTW does any know or have Robert Luna's ph# I want to see how much he would charge for a modified arm
Posted 23 June 2004 - 02:42 AM
Posted 23 June 2004 - 04:21 AM
SDX-900 (one piece camcorder) 6.7kg, P&S Pro35 1.7kg, that is 8.4kg so far, an SKII is rated to 8.6kg and you still need to allow for the lens - Cooke S4's (which work well with the Pro 35) are between 1.5kg and 2.45kg. This is without focus, matte box/shade etc.
Posted 23 June 2004 - 04:32 PM
Posted 23 June 2004 - 08:23 PM
Just because I see a potential red flag, thought I would make sure to clarify something here:
I'm don't know what you own for gear, but if you don't have a wireless lens control system this could be a major factor that you don't want to have to deal with at the last minute. All of the other accessories would be "standard" i.e. non-Steadicam specific (mattebox, filters, and STUDIO follow focus). But the lens control system is not likely to be automatically in the order, and you will definitely need such a thing--there is no "set and forget" mode of working with a PRO35 setup, it's just as demanding on the assistant as shooting 35mm (sometimes more so, in that most DP's like to squeeze all the goodness out of the adaptor system by shooting nearly wide open all the time!). And the bottom line is, a decent lens control system is a slightly exotic and certainly not insignificant additional rental on a low-budget project; indeed, they may be already expecting you to provide one with your package.
Again, if this is all things you know (and already own a focus system), please forgive me for stating the obvious. I'm just reading between the lines, and I may be hallucinating!
Posted 24 June 2004 - 01:13 AM
Basically I'm flying blind!!!!! The DP doesn't know what he's going to have on it including the wireless FF and the shoot is the 1st of next month, luckily, I'm not needed till the 14th-20th and if this keeps up I'm a little skeptical on doing this. I would ATLEASE like to know what they want me to do but instead .... NOTHING
Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:50 AM
Posted 24 June 2004 - 12:32 PM
Just a thought.
With a camera capacity of 9 to 19 pounds for the SK2, and the camcorder and accessoris somewhere near the 30 pounds, (say it's as little as 25 lbs), I think Nikk might be stepping in the soup.
Just my 2cents,
Posted 24 June 2004 - 01:54 PM
(NO PUN INTENDED!!! ) I'm going to have to go with a dual arm. Now here's were it's going to get tricky... What,where and who can I rent one from and who has it. Going to lookin the forum itself to see. any leads would be great. If not.... NO FLY ZONE !!! for the benefit of me first and far most and the production.
Nikk" I'm in between a rock and a hard place" Sutton
Posted 24 June 2004 - 03:16 PM
I just got off the phone with Frank Rush. He confirmed my fears on this one. You could use a ProVid arm with an SK socket block ($8K), or you could upgrade your vest to the ProVid socket block for an additional $1,475.00. The ProVid arm has a capacity of 15 to 26 pounds. Even if it'll take the weight you will probably have to add more weight, (accessories), to the bottom of the sled due to the length of the post. Oh yeah, don't forget to gaffer tape the vest on. With that much weight the vest is sure to blow out.
Bill 'better you than me" Powers
Posted 24 June 2004 - 04:10 PM
It's true to put more bottom weight on, but that's easy. ( Extra Battery's )
Even if it'll take the weight you will probably have to add more weight, (accessories), to the bottom of the sled due to the length of the post. Oh yeah, don't forget to gaffer tape the vest on. With that much weight the vest is sure to blow out.
Bill 'better you than me" Powers
The vest never was a problem for me. And the 8k is for a new arm i think? Upgrading is much cheaper than 8k.