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#1 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 04:12 PM

Hit the link below and scroll down a bit.

http://www.arri.com/...Hash=25a897fdd0

Looks like a nice bracket! Anyone flown it yet either in low mode or 3D?

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 04:59 PM

Any idea on the price?
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#3 Ramon Engle

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 06:00 PM

Hit the link below and scroll down a bit.

http://www.arri.com/...Hash=25a897fdd0

Looks like a nice bracket! Anyone flown it yet either in low mode or 3D?

Robert

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Cool bracket but I've become way to comfortable with simply flipping the rig upside down and rebalancing. I know you don't get the extension from using a lowmode bracket but its so simple and quick. The Alexa is well balanced and compact. Not a big fan of the viewfinder but I think that can be improved.
Back to low mode, I don't even use a J bracket anymore. Does anyone else?

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 06:41 PM

Agreed but there are still the rare occasions when I need to get super low. Meanwhile, I'll try the flip and avoid the gimbal flip unless I have to.

Hopefully the days are gone where we're expect to own every single low-mode plate out there. I'm certainly not planning on buying this one I just put it up as a reference since I have my first ALEXA shoot coming up on Tuesday.

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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:28 PM

I also just use the camera upside down and flip the image in the menus. Saves a bit of time and effort. I don't imagine the bracket would be any taller than the handle, which a plate can also be screwed to if you needed an extra inch or two?

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#6 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:18 PM

I also just use the camera upside down and flip the image in the menus. Saves a bit of time and effort. I don't imagine the bracket would be any taller than the handle, which a plate can also be screwed to if you needed an extra inch or two?

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Don't use lowmode brackets or cages either since Digital Intermediates became the norm. Just flip the rig and they take care of it in post. Earlier it was too much to ask that they optically flip it ($$$)
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:59 PM

Done 2D and 3D with alexa...

I also don't feel the need of low mode bracket...

3D setup was.....well stupid. Extremely heavy.....can't wait for RED EPIC for 3D work.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:14 PM

Hey Pedro:

That Alexa 3d rig was huge! I am amazed you could do anything with it at all.

I've never even seen a 3d rig in person so I am pretty ignorant of all the details.

Just wondering if you could have moved some weight back. . . like the mdr and the battery on the monitor?

Anyhow, pretty cool that you could work with it.

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#9 RonBaldwin

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:39 PM

Hey Pedro:

That Alexa 3d rig was huge! I am amazed you could do anything with it at all.

I've never even seen a 3d rig in person so I am pretty ignorant of all the details.

Just wondering if you could have moved some weight back. . . like the mdr and the battery on the monitor?

Anyhow, pretty cool that you could work with it.

Neal Norton


Hey Neal, you just reminded me of how Will Arnot's set-up the AR on his XCS sled (still the coolest --and the shortest -- AR set up I have seen). He put the mdr at the bottom of the sled and made really long motor cables. Moving the 2 mdrs (3.2 lbs) to the bottom rear of the sled seems like it would really help. There'd be 4 motor cables (and 2 run cables?) running up externally. Now that I think about it, maybe not such a good idea because of the amount of cables and how long (and heavy) they'd have to be.

I still think guys that do this are asking for trouble -- if not with their gear, then with their bodies. I hope you are getting a killer rate to pay for rehab in a few years!
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#10 Pedro Guimaraes SOC

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:02 PM

No dual MDR's needed. In fact no triple MDR needed either...

Normally for 3D you need total 8 motors.

2 focus
2 iris
2 zoom
1 IO rig adjustment
1 convergence rig adjustment

Thats 8 motors and 3 MDR's

No longer!!

I now only use (I actually own one) the new C-motion Cvolution wireless focus system. I has a 8 motor "camin" aka MDR. Better yet it is smaller and lighter than a MDR.

This reduces weight, cables and alot of complexity with 3D FIZ and rig control. From 3 MDR's to 1. It's fucking awesome.

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Also you can see a seam in the pic? Yeah if your a weight weenie, when shooting 2D you can split the box in half loose some weight and have an even smaller camin/MDR for 2D use...
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