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#1 kapil verma

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 03:52 AM

hey guys,m planning to buy AR from MKV...just wanted to get some info abt this product..first of all is this product a success in the steadicam business?
also would like to know which cameras could be mounted on this equipment?
Requesting AR operators to pls give some feed back abt their experiences while operating is equipment.
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#2 Erwin Landau

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:43 AM

http://www.steadicam...p?showtopic=201
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#3 Janice Arthur

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:23 AM

Kapil;

Make sure you read all of that previous information. It is very enlightening.

Here is what you should be sure you realize. You should be a very experienced operator on the "regular" rig before getting into the AR.

The AR is held away from the body more to make it swing around, etc. and that makes it even harder on the back. The extra stuff on it makes it a heavy rig too.

From what I know, it is expensive rig to invest in and you should be sure your market will pay for this kind of investment.

Look long and hard before you dive in.

From what I see with the new Tango and Zephyr you can do lots of what the AR does with much less stress and investment.

Good luck and tell us your experience level.

JA
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#4 Dave Isern

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 06:36 AM

great machine, but.......

The rates to keep an AR rig economically worthy can be tough to get when starting out..... and down the road.....?
Also there's a concern about the longevity of the Vendor. Legal papers from the Vendor/manufacturer's liquidity process have been floating around. Not a good sign......
......or a great sign for a bargain.

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#5 Charles Papert

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:43 PM

If you are going to throw yourself into the fire, why not do it in style:

http://www.bassonste.../shop/index.asp
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#6 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:55 PM

If you are going to throw yourself into the fire, why not do it in style:

http://www.bassonste.../shop/index.asp



Oh dear god.
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#7 Janice Arthur

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:05 PM

In reply to the Basson unit, beyond the "Dear God" which I repeat.

The pads on the vests are huge!

The Op is one of those drawing figure wooden men we all have on our book shelves! He's going one way, his knees another, that can't pay off for any length of time.

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#8 Sydney Seeber

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:47 PM

http://www.bassonsteady.com.ar/shop/index.asp

No fucking way

i wonder if I disassembled that, maybe I could then build a steam shovel or a ferris wheel out of the parts. Or a robot! Gonna need some more girders though.
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#9 Dave Isern

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:26 PM

Kapil,

My apologies.
The AR is made of parts from the best manufacturers in the world.
They have serviced some of my parts quickly and easily.
The machine is a marvel that I wish I had in my "bag of tools."

U can do sweet shots with it. It's not the best tool for everything.
U might need a 'regular rig' to get through doorways at eye level.
A bit heavy for some shots. Lighter than I thought though...

Best,
Dave
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#10 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:27 PM

Kapil,

My apologies.
The AR is made of parts from the best manufacturers in the world.
They have serviced some of my parts quickly and easily.
The machine is a marvel that I wish I had in my "bag of tools."

U can do sweet shots with it. It's not the best tool for everything.
U might need a 'regular rig' to get through doorways at eye level.
A bit heavy for some shots. Lighter than I thought though...



Do you own one?
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#11 Dave Isern

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:41 PM

I don't own one, my apologies.
So Kapil u should talk to someone that does own an AR.
Not me.
No need to waste thread space.
I think it's a cool device though.
If u can, why not.
D
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#12 Erwin Landau

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:42 PM

If you are going to throw yourself into the fire, why not do it in style:

http://www.bassonste.../shop/index.asp



Oh wow... Patents mean nothing to anybody anymore... first MK-V takes a stab at it and now that?

Still, neither works as well as the Alien did... oh well, we'll never know.
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#13 Dave Isern

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 04:52 PM

If you are going to throw yourself into the fire, why not do it in style:

http://www.bassonste.../shop/index.asp



Oh wow... Patents mean nothing to anybody anymore... first MK-V takes a stab at it and now that?

Still, neither works as well as the Alien did... oh well, we'll never know.


That dudes gonna need better shoes!
Wow, a knock off with a CP rig?!?!
Wild
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#14 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 01:51 AM

Take a look at the angle of his arm in the picture.
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#15 RonBaldwin

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 11:11 AM

Looks to be something similar to Howard's original Revolution idea before he hooked up with Lynn and added the servos/computer control/missile guidance systems.
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