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#1 Erwin Landau

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 12:34 AM

I just found that on Steadicenter...

Isn't nobody comming up with an original design anymore????

It looks like a very futuristic styled 3A Arm and that's it. Still uses the 6 Springs, Cable design... what an improvement...
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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 10:33 AM

looks like the Rig Engineering arm
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Posted 06 February 2004 - 10:41 AM

forgot to mention...I think Rig Engineering has renewed/purchased all the old 3A patents. I think it is interesting they are making a good arm better (from scratch) instead of simply copying the old design like most do.
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#4 RobVanGelder

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Posted 06 February 2004 - 11:01 AM

A Better design?

I don´t know if it is better but I saw at the last IBC a IIIa look-a-like but with steel blades instead of cables, so some people do try to make it different.


But with this high tech new design on Erwins picture I can already foresee that my arms will be scrached open by the blue metal "knife"


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#5 Brian D. Goff

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 04:04 AM

Erwin

Well, I did make a totaly differant arm with the original ActionCam single action arm. That was a great low-cost heavie-load arm but lacked several advantages of a conventional steadicam-arm-designe.
Two years ago I posted that i was working on a new dual-arm design - Looks like the right time to introduce the ActionProducts Zero-G arm!
The first batch is now in production and avalible round end of march. Price not set yet, not cheap, but a little lower than the leading brands (thanks to the new design that reduces parts by 20%

Whats new?
-no wires
-uses array of small cost effective springs for spring-package
-great force-curve (feals very compatable to the leading brands)
-loads from 0-80lbs (0-38kg) More if required
-all cridical joints with radial (sealed or caped) ballbearings
-jib round 30" (80cm)
-general size comparable to IIIa but longer bones
-weight round 13lbs (6kg) fully loaded spring packages
-changing spring-packages in approx. 10min

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#6 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 04:51 AM

Looks like the right time to introduce the ActionProducts Zero-G arm!

Is it me, or does that arm look like it's upside down? I guess it just looks very horiontal. What's the deal with that?
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#7 Brian D. Goff

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 08:24 AM

Brad

The CAD image shows the Zero-G arm in a horizontal (under load) position. From this position it can boom up +50° and down - 50°.

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#8 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 10:43 AM

Just curious, but who are you "brian"?

I wish Tim would make it required to list people's full name in their profile and location.

How is anyone suppose to know who you are and the validity of your statements by just a first name?


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#9 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 11:28 AM

Again, because it's nice to know who it is your "talking" with.
I'm not going to send someone I don't know my email address. That wouldn't be smart would it?

If someone came on this board and had a sign on name of "Albert" and started talking about this or that, or this new steadicam and posted a link or posted, "want more information, email me at: anewsteadicam@aol.com"

Would you go to that link or email that person, having NO idea who they are or where they are from?

That's dangerous!!

To me it's sketchy of someone who appears afraid to use their full name. Location is good to know as well.
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#10 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 11:32 AM

Michael,

This would be Brian Greoff, maker of the Actioncam. Brian, it took me a few moments to figure out who you were as well (mentioning the Actioncam is what did it). I do suggest that you change your profile to include your last name as well as add a signature.

Congarts on the expanded product line.
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#11 Brian D. Goff

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 03:00 PM

Michael

Took your advice and edited my profile. Was'nt intending to be "anominous".

PS: How can you edit your "login-name"?

Brian "the mask" Goff
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#12 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 04:52 PM

ignorance its more dangerous...in fact they can think the same with u haw can i now that i is your name and all

Because a lot of the people on this forum have actually met Alec in person and know he is who he says he is. That's the case with a lot of the people who post here. Most of us know each other or know OF each other. It's only people like you, who post without using their name that cause confusion.
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#13 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 05:09 PM

Hi,

Actually, it would be trivially easy for anyone to masquerade as Mr. Jarnagin.

However, I'd consider it only polite to list full details. People seem to forget common courtesy on the internet.

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#14 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 09:00 PM

Hi,

Actually, it would be trivially easy for anyone to masquerade as Mr. Jarnagin.

Well, of course it would. If someone posted some beachfront property for sale in Kansas and posted as "Alec Jarnigan" then I would be suspicious. But I think when we're chatting about steadicam we can be "relatively" :ph34r: sure that it's actually Alec posting. It's just easier if we all post are names. That's all he was trying to say. If someone doesn't post their name then you don't very well know who they are do you?
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#15 Erwin Landau

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 09:25 PM

Well, I did make a totaly differant arm with the original ActionCam single action arm. That was a great low-cost heavie-load arm but lacked several advantages of a conventional steadicam-arm-designe.


Hi Brian,

Long time...

Zero-G Arm, different in deed: It's been ages since I tried your rig and arm. So I see you also went with the tratitional Arm Post and Gimbal Handle and abandand the Arm-Gimbal-in one unit...

Loads of 80 Lbs... If I remember right then it was you that, made this special arm for a japanese costumer that could hold 90 Lbs.... (90...Only one word: Why?)

13 Lbs the same as the Sachtler Arm, look out, people will complain about the weight as they do with the PRO Arm that weighs 12 Lbs.

Would love to give it a spin, once it's available.

Good Luck.
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