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#1 Kyle Young

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:49 AM


This EFP HD package is good because it includes everything you need to start operating.

The sled is 12/24 volt capable, uses the same camera power connector as Tiffen so you can just buy their camera cables when needed or have them made by an independent with the schematics I include. It is all new materials except the 3A gimbal which I have tested and rebuilt with new bearings. It has a dual battery mount for Anton Bauer batteries or IDX batteries, your choice. Includes anvil style cases that everything fits in.


Allen wrenches
2 sets of mounting screws
2x lightweight short BNC cables
7" LCD NTSC/PAL monitor
LCD power/video cable
MK-V gimbal handle permanent attachment adding a 6" handle similar to a Masters gimbal
docking bracket
camera dovetail plate
upper and lower junction boxes
posts are carbon fiber
Fracol weight plate system that dovetail mounts to the bottom of the sled and has multiple varying weights to use when you need them
New Pelican case with wheels and new custom cut foam for sled
usedAnvil style vest case with wheels and retractable handle.
Partial leather vest kinda like a cross between an EFP vest and a Master Series vest with steel socket block.
New Luna arm with padded bag.

If you are not familiar with the Luna arm, they are made by Robert Luna who used to work for Cinema Products( the original Steadicam manufacturer), they closed their doors in 2000. I worked for them 1 year and an internship before that. Robert knows more about arms than anyone and when he lost his job he decided to manufacture the 3A/EFP arm but added upgrades where he always thought they should be and also used his own version of the springs that allow you to have a weight range of 15-70 pounds. All the used efp and 3a arms have 5 different springs that are not easily changed by the consumer so whatever spring you buy with an old arm you are stuck with. You can change springs but I would never attempt it myself. His arm sells for $10,000 complete. I included it in my packages. The only arm that can do the same weight range are the Silver Spring arm by Steadyrig in Australia that sells for I think $13,000 and the Tiffen Steadicam g-70 arm that sells for I think $17,000.

If this is your first rig or you are just concerned about keeping costs low I would consider this package. Buying a used EFP that needs things fixed here or there, rewired for 24 volt, replacing the gimbal for a heavier one, having to rent an arm for very light cameras or very heavy ones can end up costing more than what I'm selling my packages for.

My current package is $20,000 plus shipping, it had been selling for $25,000 but with this economy I decided to reduce the price and delete all the camera cables as many customers opted not to get them anyway. Most customers tell me they are only needing 2 cables anyway, the RED cable and the general 12 volt XLR cable typical of the Betacam. It has the same power connector as Tiffen Steadicam uses and you can just buy all your cables from them if you want.

The package does come with the 6-day workshop manual, EFP manual, Master Series manual, pin-out diagrams of each connector and schematics of all camera power cables except the RED if you want to make your own. I will include a half day 4 hour crash course on balancing the sled and operating if you want. You must supply camera.

Please call me with any questions. cell 818-795-4433


Kyle Young

Los Angeles, CA USA



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