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#1 Matteo Quagliano

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:15 AM

Hi fellow ops,

I'm here for some suggestions. I'm going to work next monday with Arri SR2, my concerns are regarding the powering (do I need a specific cable or it has a 4pin XLR in?) and playing around with it (do you have some good or bad to do?).

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p.s. it's going to be my very fist time with film camera on steadicam
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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:09 AM

It's just 4 pin xlr power.

Make sure you close the eyepiece/tape it up while flying! It's super light -- I think it flies better with the on board batts and a bigger mattbox. I used to pile on the accessories trying to get it up to at least 25 lbs but now that I'm old...

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#3 Brian Freesh

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:10 AM

p.s. it's going to be my very fist time with film camera on steadicam


Check your side-to-side balance after every take, or every 2-3 if they're really short. As the film travels from left to right you will notice a significant change over a few takes!
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#4 Matteo Quagliano

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:05 PM

great help thanks... so I won't need power cable anyway just to have it heavier with the batt. good to know
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 03:21 AM

... thanks thanks thanks...
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:08 AM

I found this configuration with Pete's plate very good regarding power distribution on the Archer. One plate does tx-rx, downconverter (when needed), video rec (when I'll buy one), eventually the monitor. The other camera and focus. I have great help from Chris Fawcett in many ways but the HD cable is a candy for real, 3 Hd lines down the post out to 3 bnc plug I can use for tx-rx and downconverter...
I don't know regarding the mass if it's ok but keeping the plate under the post in some way help me in db. Here's 2 pics, the second day video tap burned so we end up with this funny solution, a nightmare to operate in fact I'm thinking if I did the right thing flying it or I should just leave it and said should have been done handheld.
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#7 Matteo Quagliano

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:19 AM

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:22 AM

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:24 AM

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#10 RonBaldwin

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:13 AM

the rigged eyepiece tap brings back memories!
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#11 Brian Freesh

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 09:29 AM

Isn't that an SR3? Good thing you committed to using the on-board batts ahead of time, or you would have been in for a surprise when powering it! 24v and different connector!

Glad it went well!

EDIT: Wait, no, I'm wrong aren't I?
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#12 Matteo Quagliano

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 04:07 AM

yeah you're wrong... it's SR2, supposed to be 12v, anyway a part the strange video tap everything went well, thanks again for all the great help. for the low mode shot I could have used the bracket but I managed to fix the plate directly on the handle and I was more comfortable like this...
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