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#1 Thomas Crescenzo

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:44 PM

I just finished a prototype of a small weight plate for the Transvideo RainbowHD7 and RainbowHD7 SBL. 

 
I've been using the RainbowHD7 SBL for a little while now and love it particularly for a light running rig, but I've run into a few set ups where it helps to have just a little more weight out in front of the sled. So here is a plate to do simply that.
 
This plate bolts directly to the back of the monitor using Transvideo's locating pins and a 1/4-20 screw. The pins hold it off of the monitor so the monitor still has air flow for cooling. It is centered vertically and horizontally on the monitor to keep the balance centered on a yoke. The bottom of the plate is even with the top of the 4-pin xlr connector, so if you are using a right angle plug it can still fit along the bottom of the monitor under the plate. It is machined out of brass for compact weight and weighs in at 1.25lbs.
 
I'm posting this to see if there are any operators using one of these monitors who would be interested in one of these weight plates. I don't have pricing worked out yet, just seeing if there would be enough interest to look into setting up a short run of them.

 

 

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#2 Gregory Dupe

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:47 AM

hello,

very good idea, I also own the Rainbow HD7
I sometimes use the battery mount to balance but the battery weight is not centered

so I gladly will buy your product ;-)


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#3 Thomas Crescenzo

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:44 PM

Gregory,

 

Glad you like it. I'll let you know as soon as I have pricing worked out.


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#4 Emiliano Leurini

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 05:15 AM

Hi Tomas good idea
I' m to buy a new monitor and i luke the rainbow hd super brigth but is really light
Can you tel me how many gr is the weigth?
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#5 Gregory Dupe

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 06:10 AM

Hi Emiliano,

I bought mine, it weighs around 600g
And I am very happy with it !


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#6 Emiliano Leurini

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:55 AM

Hi Gregori dont u nedd more weight? Did u compare the rainbow with the Transvideo classic 1000 nit? Thanks for the fast replay ciao EMI
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#7 Gregory Dupe

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 10:12 AM

Before moving on a rainbow HD I used to fly with a rainbow sd

and now I feel more confortable adding that new weight for medium and heavy configuration.

I do not know, may be that more weight will be even better

Sorry I could not compare the two monitor on the field

but for the specs :

rainbow HDSBL + Thomas weight plate = 1290 gr

cinemonitor 6"HDSBL 1000NITS = 1420 gr


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#8 Andrew Jansen

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 11:45 AM

Interested...!


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#9 Emiliano Leurini

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 02:25 PM

Gregory so do yuo the Tomas weigth? Good to know.
Today i received a transvideo Classic from a friend and im going to test it with my rig in monday The strange thing is that the real weight is 1,270 kg, is not 1420 as the specifich in the transvideo web side.
Next week i hope to compare with the rainbow hd wich a friend of mine from a rental company gas one. I let yuo know and il do some pictutes
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#10 Emiliano Leurini

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 02:27 PM

Sorry im with the iPhone and is changing What i wrote
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#11 Thomas Crescenzo

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 10:49 PM

Gregory, thanks for the post. Glad it's been working for you.

 

Emiliano and Andrew, I don't have any ready to ship at the moment. I've been making a couple of them as people want them. They are $350 plus shipping.

 

In regards to the weight, I did start out with a heavier one, 1.83lbs making a RainbowHD SBL 3.55lbs. The problem was it was too long and prevented a 90 degree xlr from nesting along the bottom of the monitor. So when using the monitor with a yoke the xlr would stick off the the side and interfere with tilting the monitor. If the yoke was a tight fit a straight xlr would interfere as well. I can still make the larger version if someone really needs the additional .5lbs. I'll try to post a picture of it soon.


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#12 Thomas Crescenzo

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 11:14 PM

1.83lb weight

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#13 Emiliano Leurini

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 02:45 AM

[quote name="Gregory Dupe" post="105690" timestamp="1414854739"]

Before moving on a rainbow HD I used to fly with a rainbow sd
and now I feel more confortable adding that new weight for medium and heavy configuration.



I do not know, may be that more weight will be even better
Sorry I could not compare the two monitor on the field
but for the specs :
rainbow HDSBL + Thomas weight plate = 1290 gr
cinemonitor 6"HDSBL 1000NITS = 1420 gr[/quote

I did use both monitors thos week
I like the rainbow hd but unfortunstely i didn t use in the sun because i was shoiting int day
I have a question: is it possible to move the level
In the bottom when is in body rig? Im not sure if i put a hood i can see it.
ComparingThe classic 6" and shooting whit red 2:239 the image is so little, but i like the frame line abd the level on the bottom.
Whic kind of yoke do u suggest? Thanks emi
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#14 Thomas Crescenzo

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 06:48 PM

Emiliano, I've looked through the settings on my monitor and I can't find a way to move the on screen level from the top to the bottom of the monitor. Maybe a future firmware upgrade will give that option.

 

At the moment I'm using a spigot and transvideo clamp that connects to their slide system. So I can't give a recommendation on the yoke. The Transvideo yoke looks nice and can be made to connect to a variety of rods, but I haven't personally used it yet.

 

 

 

I have a couple more weight plates made up if anyone needs one. I tried out a new powder coat for a slightly different look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#15 daniel hanit

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 03:25 AM

Hi fellow ops,
I'm thinking of buying the rainbow 7" and wanted to ask you all if the screen is "transreflective" or do you find that you can see reflections when in daylight situations?
Any other info is welcome...
Thanks guys!!
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