Modifications of the provid sled
Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:46 PM
Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:01 PM
I think you should consider all the possibilities of rewiring etc but also consider that completely rewiring this type of rig for HD may not be worth it.
For the useful time you will be using this rig before you "outgrow" it it may be better to just run a cable on the outside from the camera to your monitor.
You've already had mad issues with a 2nd generation monitor. You can see where the bad parts are of this sled and its "dead-end" life.
I would encourage you to investigate it all and put a $ figure on the changes and the time and really evaluate whether its worth it.
You are seeing my it is now so popular to go with Modular Steadicam designs that allow for changing components easily. This type of idea was not common when that rig was made.
It is still useable but probably not worth upgrading.
Just my idea.
Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:09 PM
As far as the monitor goes you probably want to add a battery plate to it or somewhere else on the front bottom of the post in order to bring the weight closer to that of the CRT.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:12 AM