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Just built my first Epic/Scarlet start/stop cable for Bartech

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#1 Alan Rencher

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:58 PM

So here it is; I've been planning this cable for a few weeks now, and I've finally gotten it all put together. I've bench tested it, and I plan on a field test this weekend.

 

I've designed this as an all-in-one solution. I don't need to have Red's sync breakout cable, I don't need to run a separate power line in addition to the Bartech receiver power cable, and I don't have to worry about changing batteries out on it. I've also installed a tally light that comes on when the circuit is active. It's also very compect. The enclosure is 1.25"x1.25"x0.5". 

 

It's meant to be Velcro'ed to the receiver, but it can also be attached the the camera body or hang freely.

 

Let me know what you think.

 

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#2 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:38 PM

I love the all in one solution. Never liked that the PLC version had to be powered separately. I always wondered why it couldn't just take power from the bartech. And the price! How much do you think it cost you to make that? How was it soldering that 00 connector?


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#3 Alan Rencher

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:20 PM

I haven't looked through all of my receipts yet to find out what the cost is per unit, but it's still a little pricey. Not $450 pricey though.

The soldering of the 00 cable went very smoothly. I was very surprised and delighted with it. All that soldering practice has paid off.
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#4 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

I love the all in one solution. Never liked that the PLC version had to be powered separately. I always wondered why it couldn't just take power from the bartech. And the price! How much do you think it cost you to make that? How was it soldering that 00 connector?

That's because the Digital bartech does not have a power out. For the analog version, it makes more sense to use the power loop through.


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#5 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

Ah I had forgotten. Doesn't affect me though, as I have the analog BFD. But that could be problematic down the road with an iris slider upgrade. Analog BFD owners will need that power loop thru to run the BDR
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#6 Alan Rencher

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

It doesn't matter with this design, it has a power pass-through. You just plug your existing Bartech power cable into the the box, and plug the pass-through cable into the receiver.


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#7 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:40 PM

Even better! You making these? How much and when can I get mine?
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#8 Alan Rencher

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:44 PM

I do have enough parts to make a second one if you're interested.

I'll pm you.
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#9 Daniel Stilling DFF

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:38 PM

I want one too! This is awesome! I'll take it!


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#10 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:59 PM

Alan was kind enough to send his prototype to Orlando Daniel. I'll be testing it over at Universal this weekend (and ultimately buying one). You're welcome to check it out!
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#11 Alan Rencher

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:17 PM

I've gotten a few emails today, so I will be building more. I have parts for one more unit right now, and I'll be placing an order for more tonight. Thanks for the support!


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#12 Kyle Wullschleger

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:42 AM

Not to take away from Alan, but if he gets backed up and you are in need of one - Chris at East Coast cables made one for me exactly like this several months back. 

 

It's even listed for order on his site now under the Epic drop down menu - http://www.eastcoastcables.com/red/


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#13 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

Not to take away from Alan, but if he gets backed up and you are in need of one - Chris at East Coast cables made one for me exactly like this several months back.

It's even listed for order on his site now under the Epic drop down menu - http://www.eastcoastcables.com/red/


I'd like to see pictures of Chris's cable. I've been to his lair at Panavision NYC and he does great work. Form factor is important to me and I love the way Alan's is laid out. Will report back after this weekend!
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#14 Kyle Wullschleger

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:24 AM

Here's the cable Chris made for me - very similar.  Although no tally light like Alan put into his - that's a nice option!

 

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#15 Alan Rencher

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:37 AM

It doesn't look like that version has the same power option and size advantage as mine. Although, I think I am I seeing an option to use the 00 Lemo or a bnc in the same cable?
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