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#1 robert weldoff

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:52 PM

hello

i was wondering where the best place for transmiiter is?

i do know that on top of camera is best spot but i would like to fix my transmitter to my sled (super, super velcro)
as i would like to minimise set up/wrap time and its just another thing to wrap/set up

and i was wondering where a goos spot would be?

fore/aft just under top stage? or fore/aft the bottom by batteries?

and advantages/disadvantages would be great

thanks all

sorry i forgot to say its a modulus
and backup is a cheap 1.2ghz that i built into aluminium box 10cm x3cm

Edited by robert weldoff, 07 February 2011 - 04:55 PM.

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#2 Santiago Yniguez

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:14 PM

Hello Robert,
You have the right idea with putting it on top....or at least to where your antenna is poking above the camera body if you have to Velcro on the side of the camera. The idea is to always have "line of sight" with your antenna. If your modulus is at the base of your sled, only one side of the antenna is seeing your receive antenna....granted your body and sled aren't facing the opposite direction. Think of all of your wireless pieces of equipment as "flashlight technology". If you have an object in the way of the flashlight, (transmitter) you won't be able to see where you want to go.

A friend of mine just recently had some weird ghosting lines when he attached his modulus on the side of a RED. When he lifted the modulus away from the RED, the lines went away. Since then, he made a riser that keeps the unit away from the camera its mounted to. Basically, its a 4-6" rod with a 38ths thread on one side to thread into the top of the camera and a plate that connects to it to mount the modulus. Since then, I've stolen his idea and made one myself (thanks Scott!). The small swivel bracket can be purchased at modern studio equipment as well as the baby plate. I spent about $40. I also bought a 6" baby pin for some height variance. The better you have your antenna above people's heads, the better your signal will be. Hope all this helps!
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:02 AM

i was wondering where the best place for transmiiter is?

i do know that on top of camera is best spot but i would like to fix my transmitter to my sled (super, super velcro)
as i would like to minimise set up/wrap time and its just another thing to wrap/set up

and i was wondering where a goos spot would be?



as high as you can get it.
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#4 James Davis

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:38 AM

I just velcro mine on top of the wireless FF box, which I always have sitting just in front of and just below the top stage.
So far so good, I usually use a marrell wireless link.
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