I have the MK-V genesis sled with a 1.5" post and gimbal with a 3a style topstage. I have noticed that after I balance the sled on the stand and then put it on the arm it is just a touch off level. Not debilitating but a PITA for sure. After experimenting I noticed that after balancing then doing a drop test or docking the rig and going back to balance the rig on the stand the rig again is just a touch off level.
So I went over to a fellow ops place to swap out PRO parts to try and track down the problem. Swapped out topstage for DB2, and MK-V gimbal for a PRO gimbal (brand new btw). Still the problem persisted. We tried almost every combination and after balancing to level and doing a simple drop test the rig would go slightly off level.
The base of my sled has a knurled mount. Outside of the post is threaded with a screw down fastener. Put some loc tite on it and tightened the hell out of it. I also tightened the kip handle on the telescoping post section. I tightened the monitor mount as well. It is a cinetronic yoke that has a plastic insert in the spud which I can move if I push hard enough.
So something is moving right? Any other information that would help diagnose the problem?
Anyone know the cost or resources involved in switching to a PRO style lower base mount?
BTW the Pro cinelive sled balances wonderfully and retains balance.