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#1 David George Ellis

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 05:11 PM

Hey guys,

I own a PRO I sled and I'm having an issue with the monitor. When I toggle the electronics for parallel circuitry, the monitor will draw power from only the monitor battery. I may be mistaken but, I thought parallel circuitry would comprise of running all batteries somewhat at an even draw.

Also, on the video input/playback toggle, the monitor will do double duty on the video input switch. The playback switch will give me nada. I don't think it's a problem so far, just a curiosity if I should be concerned about.

I'm located in NY and I'm looking to avoid shipping the rig out west to have this taken care of on the Eastside. More like inside my home. Thanks in advance everybody.

David Ellis
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Posted 21 February 2005 - 07:25 PM

David,

"I own a PRO I sled and I'm having an issue with the monitor. When I toggle the electronics for parallel circuitry, the monitor will draw power from only the monitor battery. I may be mistaken but, I thought parallel circuitry would comprise of running all batteries somewhat at an even draw."

This is normal. When in parallel, it is talking about the two batteries meant to power the camera and focus gear. The moniotor battery (which also powers your other video stufff - i.e. the transmitter) is intended to always remain isolated, keeping it clean.

Hope your shoot went well today.
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#3 David George Ellis

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 10:59 PM

THANK YOU ALEC!!! Whew, I was worried about that. I guess I'm still green, yet trying to show some signs of ripening. I noticed this on that show this weekend. We shot on a DVX 100-A with anamorphic lenses.

I utilized my practice cage in a "modified" state to get the weight up there. Two batteries on the bottom. It went very well. I basically shot all the way through to lunch and did not feel the fatigue I normally would have. After lunch, I shot all the way to the martini. I was able to work like a monster!!!

They actually paid me extra for all the good work. Extra? Now that's appreciation. I feel like a more complete operator. Thank you for all your help last week. It's awesome to be able to make a call, fly around, drink martinis and eat buckwheat Soba with people such as yourself. Everybody, if given the choice, go with the Udon.

Hope you had fun with the fam this weekend. Take care.

David


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