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#1 Michael Wilson

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

I've got an alexa shoot tomorrow.  Its one shot total.  Its just a slow push.  Should be pretty quick and easy.  I was thinking about mounting my dovetail to the top handle to get a couple inches lower.  I've done this before with the ET cheese stick and got a tiny amount of vibration.  Alexa handle does seems beefier.  

 

Anyone advise against this?  


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#2 Samuel Angus Campbell

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:30 AM

Michael,
             I'm curious as to whether or not you got any PM responses to this, or tried it yourself. Any issues/luck? Planning on an alexa shoot as well soon. Thanks.

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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

What about just flipping the camera with the rig. I understand the necessity of keeping the camera up for film but what is the bonus with digital?
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#4 Iain Baird

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:04 PM

What about just flipping the camera with the rig. I understand the necessity of keeping the camera up for film but what is the bonus with digital?

 

The Alexa does not have image flip yet. It's not as easy as just flipping the camera!! There was a time when with an upside down image all you had to do was flip the ONE video village monitor, which was rather easy. Now quite often there are about 3-4 monitor stations on set, between the DP, DIT, Director, Video Playback..... and they all have rather large monitors that don't flip very easily. As a result mounting the camera from the top handle is almost a must for low mode on the Alexa.

 

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#5 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

Image flip is part of Firmware 10, later this year...
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#6 Iain Baird

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:15 PM

Image flip is part of Firmware 10, later this year...

 

Vapour ware until I see it on set. The latest update we got from Panavision Ireland was firmware 8 - and that was just this week!!


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