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#1 Sung-young Park

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

Hi there

Any one knows that How can I get Pro to Epic power cable?
Let me know Who makes that and selling

Thanks
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#2 Matthew Fleischmann

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 01:44 PM

Search for Terry West on the forum.
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#3 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

I have been flying a battery behind the camera on a battery plate and powering it off that. It's so light it needs some back-weight to compensate for the Preston/Tubes/Mattte box etc. and to give it more spread out mass. Save your $
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#4 Twojay Dhillon

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:36 PM

I have been flying a battery behind the camera on a battery plate and powering it off that. It's so light it needs some back-weight to compensate for the Preston/Tubes/Mattte box etc. and to give it more spread out mass. Save your $



The above is gospel! It looks a little funky but it does get the weight up top and distributes it better.

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#5 Sung-young Park

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 11:20 AM

Thank you all

Yes I'm already knows that needs back weights but sometimes doesn't need as below linked my video.

Anyway Thanks all again~


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#6 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:00 PM

The Epic power connectors are hard to get, as they are Red proprietary.

Terry West generally has them, so he can make the custom cable you need.

As for distributing the masses, the Arri dovetail works well, too.

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#7 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:38 PM

Also you can try Chris Konash at eastcoastcables.com. He also does excellent work and may have the Epic connectors in stock.
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#8 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

I just bought an EPIC cable for my XCS last week.

Doc is right; in retrospect I should have saved the money and used a battery as even with a Fracolizer weight plate the build was still front heavy with a Preston, two motors and 12mm lens.

Another word about the Epic is that the Preston run start cable (another $200 +/-) us useless unless the EPIC comes with the proprietary BNC splitter cable.

So, if you absolutely have to have an EPIC power cable you can rent mine as long as you are XCS / PRO compatible! :rolleyes:

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#9 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:37 PM

I just bought an EPIC cable for my XCS last week.

Doc is right; in retrospect I should have saved the money and used a battery as even with a Fracolizer weight plate the build was still front heavy with a Preston, two motors and 12mm lens.

Another word about the Epic is that the Preston run start cable (another $200 +/-) us useless unless the EPIC comes with the proprietary BNC splitter cable.

So, if you absolutely have to have an EPIC power cable you can rent mine as long as you are XCS / PRO compatible! :rolleyes:

Robert



XCS power cables are XCS only, Pro doesn't use our big honking power connectors
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:27 PM

Haven't flown one myself yet, but was at a camera test with a guy using my rig and kit.
It seemed to balance best with a twin battery plate on the top rails (a couple of AB batterys) and then the rest as per normal, production matte box on the rails or clipped on, preston up front and motors etc..

Even then it is still a bit lighter than a similar Red One/MX set-up.

Panavision UK supply them like this, and Brownian motion have a similar set up with theirs for any UK operators wondering what they might get.
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#11 Dean Smollar

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:21 PM

Here's another thing to take in mind: Epic owners probably won't let you use your own batteries to power it. The reason being that RED has a clause in their service contract that voids the warranty on the Epic if you use 3rd party batteries to power it. You're better off going with their bricks.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:33 PM

Here's a shot from the Epic gig that I just got off of. It was Epic, Arri Ultra Primes, Preston, CamWave, and a mattebox on the 19mm rods. I put my SO-XLR plate from Anton Bauer on the battery plate that came with the kit, and powered it off my Flyer LE sled. I didnt know what to expect going in, but I had flown a RED One with much heavier accessories before without problems and the Epic was still lighter. Not thrilled about RED changing all of their ports so that cables for the One aren't compatible, but we had the pieces to make this kit work. Also a mystery is why they reinvented a simple run/stop circuit. The placement of the ports is hard to get fingers on, and the REDMote doesn't give you full access to all the menus, so you still need the onboard touch screen LCD. The SO-XLR adapter is great because you can power the whole kit off of 4pin XLR, a cable most rigs come with. Two IDX PowerCubes gave me plenty of run-time for the whole sled. The DoP owned the A-camera and never raised a concern about the battery issue that Dean spoke of. I'd be curious to hear more about that.

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#13 Daniel Stilling DFF

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:41 PM

1329330083[/url]' post='73200']
Here's another thing to take in mind: Epic owners probably won't let you use your own batteries to power it. The reason being that RED has a clause in their service contract that voids the warranty on the Epic if you use 3rd party batteries to power it. You're better off going with their bricks.


I own a Red Scarlet and never heard of this. And I'm powering it from my Anton Bauers...
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#14 Dean Smollar

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:04 AM

1329330083[/url]' post='73200']
Here's another thing to take in mind: Epic owners probably won't let you use your own batteries to power it. The reason being that RED has a clause in their service contract that voids the warranty on the Epic if you use 3rd party batteries to power it. You're better off going with their bricks.


I own a Red Scarlet and never heard of this. And I'm powering it from my Anton Bauers...


I've heard the exact same thing from two Epic owners that I worked with. Apparently, if something goes wrong while you're using 3rd party batteries, it voids the warranty and you pay in full for the repairs. I don't know if there's a similar clause for the Scarlet, but judging by how both of the guys I worked with refused to let me use my own batteries I'd say it's worth a look.
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#15 Afton Grant

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:46 AM

"3rd party batteries"???!!! I guess, technically. But Anton Bauer and IDX are industry standard, and have been for ages. Long before the RED cameras were even a twinkle in Jim's sunglasses.
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