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#1 JohanPhillips



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Posted 19 January 2004 - 01:27 PM

Read through the old posts and yes the trick seems to be new plates but,,,, Have a job with the 435 and the plates from Gregg Bubb is yet to be ordered.
What to do?

Have you guys any emergency tips?

do I simply remove the little screw on the camera resulting in vibration??


Grateful for help
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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 19 January 2004 - 02:22 PM

When is you shoot? What part of the world? I just got off the phone with Greg and I know he has the plates in stock - I just got one for my D-Box II. Anyway, he'd probably be able to get it in FedEx today. Worth a try.

As far as it working with D-Box IIs? It depends on the individual D-box II. I can make the plate slip with extreme pressure from my hand (I've seen others that slip with almost no pressure). I then added a piece of adhesive mounted anti-slip rubber to the D-box clamp. Can't make it slip anymore. True test is in the field though. Have done one job with an SRIII and so far so good, but this is a light set up (although I did have a Zoom and three motors on there, as well a RCU, transmitter, etc.). Would like to check it out with a 535B though.

Oh, btw, it would seem that I'm not relying on the anti-skip properties as much as adding thickness to the clamp. I first tried camera tape and had the same positive results, but I thought the rubber would hold up much longer (and it is thicker too boot).
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#3 JohanPhillips



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Posted 19 January 2004 - 03:15 PM

I´m thinking of the screw on the Arri 435 lowmode unit that touches the DB III. when in lowmode. The DB III is much wider

But this little annoying screw holds the back part of the camera so you want to keep it there.

There is unfortunately not enough tine to get plates from Gregg,

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#4 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 19 January 2004 - 04:27 PM

Just remove the screw and it will work just fine. I got a 435 from a Hollywood rental house recently and the 100% video top didn't even come with the screw.
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#5 Erwin Landau

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Posted 21 January 2004 - 03:30 AM

Oh yes... The DB III and the 435 in lowmode...

I covered that last year when I got mine... check the 2003 Archives.
Yes, the Ultimate plate is the permanent solution...

Quicky once are (if available, in decending order):

- Jerry hill 435 Lowmode Bracket, if you can borrow one, it by passes the Arri Bracket compleatly.

- Use a distance plate or a cheese plate you just need an additional 1/4 inch to clear the screw head, basically that's the big pain that darn screw head.
Bob DeRose use to make very nice once, I had 2 (sold them to DB3 owners...) I think that almost anybody that used to own older rigs should have one lying around somewhere. Ask around or just make one up. Use 1/4 inch aluminum plate and drill the according holes.

- Lose the screw, it should be good enough for a day, for longer I would not recommand that, Actually rental houses (here in LA) will void the Insurance on damaged Video Tap's if this screw is removed... (So don't tell them and if something happens quickly put it back in. I never said that!!!)

Hope that helps, good luck.
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