Thanks to Betz Tools i have got proper HD
Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:54 PM
Anyway, just got back from 2 days of germany and want to make a public big thank you to Christian Betz, and his staff for the great time we had overthere. Great lunches, Great diner, and really impressive service. I got a dream rig now.
Just back, but made tons of pictures about the upgrade to real no problem HD and real power without drops. Also a neat level for the transvideo hd monitor with sensor under the post, and i also took a gimbal zoom that is made very clever.
I am higly impressed with that compagny and the people working there.
Big Thanks again.
Need sleep now..................
Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:16 AM
Hook a brother up with a picture?
Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:48 AM
Rob, the zoom controller is on their website. Looks interesting. I dont want to mis speak, but I believe it is compatible with an external focus/iris/zoom controller as well ( the schnitte)
Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:57 PM
Haha Michael. Give me a minute
Pictures or it didn't happen
Posted 29 May 2011 - 04:33 AM
I have got so many pm's in my mailbox this morning from you all with same issues. First of all, i wish you posted your issues here, like i took the effort to show you all what there is possible.
I am not trying to start a war here, but people should know there not the only one with issues and that there are several ways to solve your sled problems.
To Answer all:
1. Please email Christian Betz for a quote. But let me tell you, its the best if have spend so far.
2. Yes, it also did solve my power issues, powerdrops and all other crap that was happening to me.
3. I know people get different information from mk-v, but i had a V3+ system. Becose i had that power thing all the time, mk-v SOLD me a v3+. But the difference is way to small, so it didnt change much. I think the photo's speaks to themself.
I am aware i have void my warranty by mk-v for what its worth. And i am sure the will be very pissed at me, but thats there problem i guess. I have tryd for years, stuck with a system that is very difficult to sell becose of there reputation. If the took the time to take care of this, the would have a very good system. The didnt so far. Perhaps a V4 system comes out sooner or later, i have no idea, but my trust has been gone a long time ago. Would i buy a nexus at this point? No, not the way it is now. Dont get me wrong, i love my sleds, the "betz" topstage, the design of te battery stage, etc. But the electronics is to much hassle, makes the rig expensive to get it right. But i did, and both of my rigs are problem free. Thats the best money i have spend, and it feels like i got out of prison after many years.
Some of you say that your used to having hd sdi problems, ask people to stay away with radio's. Well, in my case it went further, the postcable started to transmit, giving more issues with wireless stuff. But that can be avoid. Only powerwise i can finally power whatever needed without getting my batterys empty to fast, rig that turns dead during a shoot, and walking with stress if the sled keeps running or not, All gone now. And that is what a sled should do for you, stress free tool. So even powerwise its a very good investment. I hope i get respons on this topic, instead of pm's, otherwise i am more bussy answering them. I did put my head on the block, but i dont care anymore, i want to work without stress and politics.
My 2 cents, hope it helps in one way of another
Posted 29 May 2011 - 04:45 AM
Posted 29 May 2011 - 11:49 AM
Clever zoom control? Do tell? Hook a brother up with a picture?
Here are a couple of pictures. Announced last year a bit before the Stanton was discontinued.
Posted 29 May 2011 - 01:00 PM
....i love my sleds, the "betz" topstage...
I always wondered if that is a real Betz stage or a MK-V duplicate?
Posted 29 May 2011 - 01:02 PM
Posted 29 May 2011 - 01:47 PM
The one i have is the original betz one. I did see some copys at mk-v back then, but the where all black.
Nice report on your upgrades. I hope it will help others....