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#1 JobScholtze

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 06:39 PM

How about this company.
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The are asking $ 12.000 for this piece of cr%$$@
basson Check this link

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Personally i love this quote:
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We purchase these systems at wholesale price right off the factory and do not jack the price up.
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#2 Matias Mesa

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 07:37 PM

I know this guys, they are from Argentina, thay have the worst reputation over here, they burned three 435 because they made the cables wrong. Stay away from this guys. They use the bridge plate to balance the camera For an Aft. they main post is made from a Manfrotto monopod and they use neoprene for the "gimbal" grip. They are not a rip off, they are a bad Joke.

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#3 RobVanGelder

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 10:44 PM

Yeah, they really know what they are talking about...

Look, you can use the official Arri follow focus with it, Now I will definately sell my Preston system!

Also, what is this thing made off? Lead? or Uranium? It can hardly be with a 3 second drop-time with so little weight on the bottom. Perhaps you can only fly it without film.....

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#4 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 10:46 PM

well if u realy want to see it ....here it is
http://www.bassonsteady.com.ar/
some times people ho realy wants a steadicam and cant get the money for it make themself ...but sale the thing its other theme....
a yes u can also see
www.flycam.com.ar
to make a steadicam ...u must weare one ...at least one time ......
now if u want to play arround ok.....
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#5 Mitch Gross

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 10:58 PM

"anamorphic center post"

What the hell is that supposed to be?
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Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:28 PM

its in spanish "we try to make the thing look like a master series""
i think....
but its ok if u dont buy it
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#7 JobScholtze

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 03:53 AM

well if u realy want to see it ....here it is
http://www.bassonsteady.com.ar/
some times people ho realy wants a steadicam and cant get the money for it make  themself ...but sale the thing its other theme....

Hee, at least the price of that bassoncrap is not 12K but U$ 2.811,00 at bassonsteady.com.ar

The other company in Canada is trying to make 10 k out of it.
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#8 RobVanGelder

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 11:19 AM

I´m sorry, but even 2.800 is too much for this

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#9 JobScholtze

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 11:24 AM

I´m sorry, but even 2.800 is too much for this

Rob van Gelder, Bangkok, Thailand

Yeah i know, but what i mean is that somebody is trying to make an extra 10k of this piece of crap.

Anybody any experience with fly cam?
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#10 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 02:22 PM

i so the fly cam one time....and his maker ...and i ask him for conectors for the follow focus...hi toldme that for what u need changing a focus.......
and hi keep telling me about what great invention hi have made,....for me was the end of the conversation .....(in fact hi is a singer....a very bad one)
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 02:23 PM

I was suckered into looking at this when searching for my rig.

When I checked the photos closely (including I believe the one posted) you'll notice that the 435 has been photoshopped in. I saw three photos of the exact same pose with different cameras pasted on top but not quite matching on the top on the D-Box.

It begins to make some sense when you look at the balance of the rig and the fact that the camera has the studio follow focus and viewfinder stil attached. Brutal!
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#12 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 02:26 PM

i yes the make the photoshop tryk ...and think by then self ....what a genius we are ...what a big dick we have.....we gonna sale millons of this...
sorry about that ...we are not all like that
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 08:22 PM

How about this company.
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The company is called Eye Motion and they are based in a suburb of Toronto. It seems that they not only sell "steadicams" made by Basson but also operates it. If you look at his other web pages, he is charging $750/12 hr for the operator's rate and $800/12hr for the gear rentals!! That's close to what an experienced steadicam operator with a full size 35mm rig (Tiffen, PRO, XCS, MK-V, etc), Preston, video transmitter, and accessories would charge on a commercial!! <_<
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#14 Charles King

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Posted 02 February 2004 - 10:42 PM

Hey guys. Have you bothered to take a good look att he photo? If not, then take another look. The pic has been tampered with. This is a pic of someone trying to scam people into buying the system. It is not taken from their official website. The picture has been reworked in photoshop by some scam artist trying to make a quick buck. Take a good look. You'll find people all over the internet taking other pics and using them against other potential buyers. To my knownledge, Basson is not aware of this pic.

Yes, I've even seen a piture of the Steadicam being tampered with and sold for less by some idiot on the internet.
Just thought you guys should know. I have seen this picture about a year ago on ebay. So, there you have it.
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Posted 19 March 2004 - 02:00 PM

Hi guys !

Just a little word to tell you that I've tried the basson system, and it really isn't THAT bad compared to other low end cheap systems. Of course it's not a Provid, but for 3-4000$ you can fly a betacam or a super16 very properly. The system has its drawbacks, but it's far better than any other in the same range of prices.(no comparison with the glidecam V-serie which are really what you don't want to try for a pro job).

Don't forget it's only a low-end cheap system after all.

:o)

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