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#1 Nick Karatsaousidis

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 04:07 PM

Where to buy lightweight Triax cables (CCU) for steadicam? And what is cheepest zoom/focus solution?
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#2 Peter Schmehl

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 04:21 PM

Hey Nick

welcome to the community! Betz-Tools in Germany is selling Triax adaptors. Damar&Hagen and Fischer. The Fischer should be around 550.- EU and the Damar&Hagen around 900.- EU.

Depends what you need the steadicam for? A great zoom is the Bebob -Zoe Zoom (http://www.bebob.de/). The focus depends on the version, 2 or 1 channel? If you only want to control the focus, there is the DigiFox from Betz-Tools.com again, that should be around 6.500,- EU (dont pin me down on the price though). There is also a Genio or a Bartech, they are both older and have analogue motors, but are cheaper as well.

Hope I could help,

all the best,

Peter
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#3 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 08:40 PM

Where to buy lightweight Triax cables (CCU) for steadicam? And what is cheepest zoom/focus solution?


Nick,
Triax to BNC ADAPTERS

and

Jimmy Jib Stanton steadicam zoom/focus

best I can do for ya sitting in a cafe in Chile running out of battery

peace
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#4 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 08:45 PM

Where to buy lightweight Triax cables (CCU) for steadicam? And what is cheepest zoom/focus solution?


Nick,
Triax to BNC ADAPTERS

and

Jimmy Jib Stanton steadicam zoom/focus

best I can do for ya sitting in a cafe in Chile running out of battery

peace
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#5 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:28 AM

Nick--

For the lightweight cables, try CAE--Carmen Abato Enterprises in California.

They build a custom super flexible assembly with the best connectors and to your length specs. Not cheap but worth every penny when the truck guys INSIST on full triax capability.

As for follow focus, do yourself a favor and get a qualified camera assistant and a Bartech. You make the shots and they make it sharp. You'll do better work and they back you up.

Now before some folks get frothy, I mean no disrespect whatsoever to those who pull their own; it is simply a skill-set I lack.

Best,

Brant
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#6 Nick Karatsaousidis

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 06:52 PM

Thank you all for your reply!!! Thanks
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