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#1 GrantCulwell


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

Hello all,


I've been hired to shoot a live broadcast event in Hawaii in May. The company is interested in adding the Tango to the mix. The Tango has a 6lbs camera weight limit. I've spoken with VER about camera options but didn't have a lot of luck. Is anyone aware of a camera with painting capabilities that is under 6lbs or a work around? Thank you.


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#2 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

We've flown a Sony HDC-P1 with an ENG lens on the Tango at Golf Channel for a test. It makes weight. That camera requires a Cat5 and a 75ohm Coax traveling back to the house, so that's a potential hassle. You can only make a Cat5 cable so small.

Here's the camera:

Here's the lens we used:

The total is closer to 9lbs. I can give you the owner's contact info if you want to talk shop about it.

Edited by Mike Germond, 27 February 2013 - 10:32 PM.

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#3 GrantCulwell


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

You are a rockstar. Thank you and please do send the owner's info my way.

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#4 thomas-english


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:28 AM

Do u think this will cut the mustard?




Or do u need OB control



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#5 Martin Ludl

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

Hi Grant, hello everybody!


The sinaCAM is a wonderful little camera for the Tango.

Big advantage - only one cable down the spar.




I don't know if you can rent it in the US - the international distributor for the US is http://www.zgc.com/s...as-sinaCAM.html


Have you already done the job? How was it?


All the best



Edited by Martin Ludl, 13 March 2013 - 07:53 PM.

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