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#1 Andrea Zoli

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 11:23 AM

Hi guys
recently I've worked in a tv live program with many childrens. This program is very famous in Italy and in Europe, is a competition between young singers, the title is "Zecchino D'oro". Works with the childs is very fun but they're not all tall and so I've build this sled. The low camera is for the childs, the high camera is for the classic television movment.

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#2 Gus Trivino

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 05:40 PM

Ciao Andrea:

In a few month I will go to Italy, only to see old friends.
Do you live in Milano?
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#3 RobVanGelder

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:30 PM

andrea, please put a picture on the forum!

Edit;
I just saw you tried already on another place in the forum, but that one is only partial.

Try to resize the picture first at max. 600x450 and compress the jpg to 50%
That will give you a reasonable size to put on the forum and a quick download too!
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#4 Andrea Zoli

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 11:32 AM

Hi guys
recently I've worked in a tv live program with many childrens. This program is very famous in Italy and in Europe, is a competition between young singers, the title is "Zecchino D'oro". Works with the childs is very fun but they're not all tall and so I've build this sled. The low camera is for the childs, the high camera is for the classic television movment.


Andrea Zoli


(this is the 2nd try... I hope that the picture arrives)

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#5 charlesneufeld

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 03:25 PM

Hey Andrea,

Ya the picture works this time and....well.... all I can say is FANTASTIC!!!
Must have been fun re-working the sled to accomidate dualcams! :o

Later,
~C
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#6 pablosbert

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 03:25 PM

I hope that they pay to you twice.... :D :D
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#7 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 04:46 PM

Hi guys
recently I've worked in a tv live program with many childrens. This program is very famous in Italy and in Europe, is a competition between young singers, the title is "Zecchino D'oro". Works with the childs is very fun but they're not all tall and so I've build this sled. The low camera is for the childs, the high camera is for the classic television movment.


Andrea Zoli


(this is the 2nd try... I hope that the picture arrives)

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What's the PDA on your arm for?
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#8 Andrea Zoli

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 04:59 PM

The PDA is for to know when and what to do the movment and if in high or low mode...
I using powerpoint and the shots was basic slides; one touch on the screen for viwe the next slide/shot.


Hi guys
recently I've worked in a tv live program with many childrens. This program is very famous in Italy and in Europe, is a competition between young singers, the title is "Zecchino D'oro". Works with the childs is very fun but they're not all tall and so I've build this sled. The low camera is for the childs, the high camera is for the classic television movment.


Andrea Zoli


(this is the 2nd try... I hope that the picture arrives)

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What's the PDA on your arm for?

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#9 TJ Williams

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 10:45 PM

Paying you twice would not be enough!! Thats gotta weigh a few pounds.

So do you record on the bottom camcorder? switch between camera heads? or is the wire off your back a hard wire? It looks like dual iris controls, no focus?
are they slaved together? does it dynamic balance? So is the lower camera fixed and you adjust the upper camera on a donkey box type plate?

I've just gotta say that I'm impressed you can carry this thru a whole show, and that you can keep track of all the screens, and get the shots which come up next on your arm screen...

There have been some changes in steadicam in the last few years but I think this is about as radical a thing as I've seen.........Now that is an Alien!!!!
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#10 RobVanGelder

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 01:30 AM

Very impressive!!!!

I love to see what one can do with the old EFP/ 3A stages! Simple and they can be used and converted into many set-ups.

How about batteries? I see 3 batteries on the set, but if this is a show, aren´t you connected by Triax? Would you have your sled powered by Triax if needed? That would take some weight off.
I cannot find a broadcast quality transmitter, so in this picture you must be ISO, I guess.

The motors look attched to either zoom or iris, Are you zooming remotely or is the iris adjusted remotely or by yourself?

Great work and setup!

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#11 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 06:23 PM

well i have as i can see blance the camera for the low mode...so your normal mode...must be off balance...and what about triming? for head room or you put a neutral balance.......
for shure looks impresive ..with pda and all i hope your picture do not get to be seen here in argentina ...and dont get ask to do that!!!!

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#12 JobScholtze

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 05:13 AM

Holy Cow, :blink:

(respect Mode On ) Now THAT's a Setup :D
I never sow something like this. How much weight was this setup? And the lower camera, is that recording iso? Ore also multi camera.

How long did the show go on.
This looks very very heavy and difficult to operate.
( Respect mode still on )
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#13 Andrea Zoli

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 10:33 AM

Attached File  bste2.jpg   20.44KB   222 downloadsHi all,
yes this mode is heavy but not so much, in kilos around 30 (I've gold springs arm's). the cmas works separatly (I choose which using the switch upper the low mode plate). The signal goes is wireless (I don't rec with the Sony 790). The PDA on my arm is for the shoots, the show is long 2 hrs (not consecutive for me!!!). Using the start up camera I've the tally (the "on air" red light!) yet.
The system cab be improve it. Next time I'd like to remote the focus on all 2 lenses with a BEN FISHER modified system and if possible using an only monitor and an only J-7.

Andrea Zoli
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