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#1 CharlesEdmond



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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:22 PM

Just watched the Miss USA pageant from NBC last night. John Perry kicked ass once again! Loved the 360 bikini butt shots ;) John did you use the new Pro arm Atlas on this one? Wireless or tethered?

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:23 PM

I also enjoyed the..um..."operating" on this show.

John will have to confirm, but the movements made me think it was wireless.
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#3 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:59 AM

Talked with John the other day. Yes, wireless. Yes, he used the Atlas arm. Freddy Frederick operated on the show as well.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:27 AM

Thanks guys....you've heard the saying "Good cameramen never go soft" which was especially true on this show ;) Bikinis are awesome! This was the first year the pageant budgeted for a Link wireless system (thank you to Aerial Video Systems [AVS] in Burbank) so we were able to spice it up a bit, and got permission from the producers to show more T&A. They provided wireless video transmit, wireless intercom, wireless prompter, and wireless returns. Freddy was the other steadi and he was tethered.

I have only used the Atlas arm on the Idol Finale, but on Miss USA I used the regular Titan Arm (is that the right name?). After using the Atlas arm as a demo I decided to buy one especially for the dance shows. I take delivery of mine in a few weeks. I think it's worth it just for the extra couple of inches of boom range.
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#5 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:33 AM


Sorry for my confusion. Great to see you this week!
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