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#1 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:34 AM

Hi Guys,
I have been waiting to talk about the new Phantom-V Sled until after Cinegear but now that I can't go and the New Sled won't be there, I figure I'll let y'all in on my new digs.

The Phantom-V (V for Vuona) but for all intensive purposes V for Video, is a rig I modified with Tiffen/Steadicam to make a turn key Live TV rig. It can obviously do everything else but it was designed for live TV.

Quick summary of Changes to the current Phantom Rig:

• It has a shortened Post by 4 inches, I'm vertically challenged ;-)
• 3 HD Direct lines
• 1 Analog only line
• Changed out the RCA video in/out to a BNC
• Tally to the monitor and to lens shade or prompter, (so both illuminate together)
• Tally Connector changed out to 4 pin lemo
• The nose box has been shorted to about an Inch
• and the newly designed Return Monitor bracket, 1/4x20 or velcro plate (Adjustable to different width rods
• Transvideo's new 8" Ultra HD Daybright monitor with integrated Digital Bubble level through the sled along with Frame lines and all the other hundreds of things you expect from Transvideo
• and Shortened the Monitor and battery rods by 2 "

The Zoom control and return monitor don't come on the rig

Price is to be determined by Tiffen/Steadicam and the motorized top stage with the stubby nose is apparently being looked into to.

Oh ya, I customized the case using Innerspace Cases and a SKB Case, basically the same as a Pelican 1650, or a Storm 2950 only it's lighter and has nicer Latches

Enjoy:

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#2 Jeff Muhlstock SOC

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:32 AM

That is one sexy Rig! congrats Rob!
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:52 AM

That is one SWEET!!! set up, and the packaging is just as nice!!< Love it, Congrats!!
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#4 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:50 AM

Appreciate the compliments guys, thanks

She flies sweet!
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#5 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 11:39 AM

While I don't do a lot of live TV work, that looks like the rig to have! Nice work
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#6 Caleb Ennis

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:19 PM

Nice rig Rob!
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:21 PM

What return monitor is that i have been shopping around for one that size recently...?
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#8 Dan Erbeck

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:55 PM

Hey Rob is that case custom to the rig?
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:24 PM

Well Done! Super case setup, too!
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:36 AM

Love the case! Do you think it's possible to put new padding into one of the original Steadicam cases to make them just like that? I'd love to skip the case for batteries and charger.
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#11 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:44 PM

Thanks for all the kind words guys.....


• Dan, I designed the case around my rig, but I always had the concept of putting my charger and batteries in the case

• Caleb, its a 3.5" Boyo monitor, I just changed the connector to a 4 pin hirose

• Markus, Innerspace Cases are great, they could re-do your current case to accommodate your wishes
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#12 David A. Wolf

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

Nice rig, Rob. I'd be in the market for one if I could only get my Franken EFP to retire. Maybe a few more UFCs will do the trick?

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#13 Juan M.Ramos SOC

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:14 AM

Looks really good!!!!!!!!Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#14 Markus Kuballa

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:37 AM

• Markus, Innerspace Cases are great, they could re-do your current case to accommodate your wishes



That's great. Do you know if there is a place in Europe(preferably Germany) that does that kind of thing?
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#15 mark morgan

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 02:31 PM

Hi Guys,
I have been waiting to talk about the new Phantom-V Sled until after Cinegear but now that I can't go and the New Sled won't be there, I figure I'll let y'all in on my new digs.

The Phantom-V (V for Vuona) but for all intensive purposes V for Video, is a rig I modified with Tiffen/Steadicam to make a turn key Live TV rig. It can obviously do everything else but it was designed for live TV.

Quick summary of Changes to the current Phantom Rig:

• It has a shortened Post by 4 inches, I'm vertically challenged ;-)
• 3 HD Direct lines
• 1 Analog only line
• Changed out the RCA video in/out to a BNC
• Tally to the monitor and to lens shade or prompter, (so both illuminate together)
• Tally Connector changed out to 4 pin lemo
• The nose box has been shorted to about an Inch
• and the newly designed Return Monitor bracket, 1/4x20 or velcro plate (Adjustable to different width rods
• Transvideo's new 8" Ultra HD Daybright monitor with integrated Digital Bubble level through the sled along with Frame lines and all the other hundreds of things you expect from Transvideo
• and Shortened the Monitor and battery rods by 2 "

The Zoom control and return monitor don't come on the rig

Price is to be determined by Tiffen/Steadicam and the motorized top stage with the stubby nose is apparently being looked into to.

Oh ya, I customized the case using Innerspace Cases and a SKB Case, basically the same as a Pelican 1650, or a Storm 2950 only it's lighter and has nicer Latches

Enjoy:



aloha rob
do the rear batteries rotate up and down to lower the weight
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