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#1 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 01:14 AM

Heard about a cheese plate on the bottom of the Amira so I asked at the camera house, what they had was the UAP-2 which was designed for the top, it actually lets you loose the shoulder bracket and mount directly to the bottom of the camera... and it slides also.  You'll just need to remove the handle to the UAP-2 (left on in the picture just to check if it worked)

 

Also, the 15mm lightweight rods align perfectly with the cameras optical center for matte boxes

 

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#2 James Davis

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:23 AM

Nice Alfeo, does the camera still quick release from this bracket like it does from all the others?

 

For example could you leave it permenantly mounted to a dovetail in the topstage, so that with a clip-on matte box you could come on and off of Steadicam nice and quickly?

 

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#3 Shawn Wang

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 03:35 PM

side question, there is a thing called UAP-1 that helps operator convert the Alexa mounting style(sony) to a steadicam friendly flat surface. 

 

Ive never had a chance to see it in my town. anyone has any exp with that ? is it a lot heavier than BPA-1? 

 

btw, newbie question tho, what is that Hirose or bnc connector on the lens mount of Amira for ? 


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#4 James Davis

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 03:43 AM

I've seen and used the UAP-1 it's alright Shawn, but I think there are much better options that drop straight into the topstage of your Steadicam, such as the Camtec plate from Baer Bel which works with a whole variety of cameras as well as the Alexa, the Film Stuff Alexa plate, The Optical Support Alexa plate etc...


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#5 James Davis

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 03:45 AM

My personal favourite is the Camtec plate because of it's versatility, it has so many great options including the ability to attach a lightweight 19mm rod mount up front to which you can fit matte boxes, lens supports etc which can get you out of a lot of awkward situations where you might have ordinarily had to attach a heavy bulky bridge plate plus dovetail.

 

I had several sets of 19mm carbon fibre rods made up to use with it as well and it works beautifully in a variety of situations.


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#6 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 08:23 AM

Nice Alfeo, does the camera still quick release from this bracket like it does from all the others?

 

For example could you leave it permenantly mounted to a dovetail in the topstage, so that with a clip-on matte box you could come on and off of Steadicam nice and quickly?

Yes, but not sure if its a bi-directional release... its a pull pin and sliding base, just like the shoulder mount and the top handle.  I didn't fly this way so I don't know the answer to this.  I was about to be late for a lunch so this was a quick "I wonder" moment at the rental house.


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#7 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 08:26 AM

btw, newbie question tho, what is that Hirose or bnc connector on the lens mount of Amira for ? 

more than likely its for ENG style servo lenses


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