Transvideo Frameline Generator for Cinemonitor (sd only)
Glidecam Gold Series Vest
Glidecam Low Mode Brackets (2)
Various Hex Wrenches, and Screwdrivers (see pics)
Glidecam Docking Bracket
Libec ZC-9EX Canon/Fujinon Zoom Control
(2) Mega Flex HD SDI cables -- 12 and 24 inches, from Media Blackout
(1) Hyperflex HD SDI Cables -- 24 inches, right angle connectors, from Media Blackout
(2) Cinecoil BNC Cables, right angle connectors, 10, and 20 inches.
(2) 2-pin Lemo to XLR 4-pin
(2) 2-pin Lemo to DC
Pelican 1650 with dualie wheels/pluck foam insert.
Rig is clean, in good shape, with low miles. I'd like to sell this package as a whole, if possible. It would be nice to hand her off to someone who's just starting out, or who needs a bigger rig. But, I'm open to discussion/offers for pieces. I'm attaching pics, with some comments on pros and cons of the whole setup.
Get it now for $9250 + shipping. Or best offer....
Here's a few comments on my experience with the sled:
PROS: Very compact. Extendable post (21" to 43" I believe). 1.75" diameter, aluminum center post. Adjustable battery hanger (up, down, in and out) Drop in dovetail plate. 3 HD-SDI video lines. (4) 2-pin Lemo Powers outputs (12v only). Very straight forward and simple.
CONS: "No Tools" locks are really just kipping levers. Not clamps. Post is indexed by numbers, but centering top and bottom stages can be a pain, because there's no mechanism to keep them from drifting...battery hanger works, but adjusting for dynamic balance can be laborious, because in order to telescope the hangers in and out, you must also release the tilt locks on the batter hanger itself, so your batteries are swiveling free (up and down). Kind of hard to explain, but...it's just inconvenient. Monitor bracket is scissors type...which makes adjusting inconvenient at times. The 1.75" post is a strange size, so finding out-of-the-box accessories is almost impossible. 12 volt only. Not for film work.
Overall, the sled worked well for me. The gimbal seems smooth and solid..and while I'm not experienced enough with other rigs to compare, I've never had problems with friction, or centering, or balancing. The three HD lines were great, and since I like running a short sled, this X45 fit me just right. It does get tall if you need it to, thought. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles of some other brands, but it's a good piece of kit. Would be nice for someone looking to step up into a bigger rig.
Native V-mount battery hangers, but I have AB to V mount adapters on her. With that on board, you get 4 D-taps on the batter hanger to power what you need.
PROS: Lightweight, quick release system, ladder straps for adjust ability.
CONS: Back portion of vest not as supportive as Steadicam vest...its basically just pads with webbing sewn on to them. Some people have complained of poor riveting.
I liked this size, fit, and weight of this vest. The padding isn't too much, or too little. The ladder straps allow a range of adjustable. The front spar is certainly rigid enough for the kinds of payloads I have been working with (video...broadcast and commercials). Some people have complained in the past about poor riveting, but so far, that has not been my experience, luckily. Has some home brew cross-back straps too.Vest Back.jpg131.63KB6 downloadsVest Buckles.jpg97.85KB6 downloadsVest.jpg125.09KB6 downloadsOh Crap Strap.jpg91.87KB6 downloadsSocket Block.jpg88.61KB6 downloads
PROS: Classic example of a bullet proof design. Last maintained by Mr. Robert Luna (2014). Blue springs (20-45 lbs capacity). Smooth, silent, workhorse.
CONS: Classic 3a limitations. Not iso-elastic (if you're into that kind of thing).
I purchased this arm (#350) from Mr. Jarrett Morgan, who last had it serviced in Summer of 2014 by Mr. Luna. It's exactly what I needed it to be, and when I needed it to work it did, flawlessly. It is capable of performing at a much higher level than my experience level will allow me to operate it. Hate to see it go. But hopefully someone will give it a new life, and a good home!EFP Arm 2.jpg84.51KB7 downloadsEFP Arm 3.jpg81.46KB6 downloadsEFP Arm 4.jpg81.98KB7 downloadsEFP Arm Number.jpg83.55KB7 downloadsEFP Arm.jpg76.64KB8 downloads
PROS: Large display. Clear. Lots of inputs/outputs. HD-SDI, component. Fan control.
CONS: Large body. Almost too large, in my opinion. Native 800x600. 4:3 screen means 16:9 image will be scaled to fit. 30 watts power consumption.
I'm pretty happy with this Boland. It's real bright. Rated at 1400 nits, so in direct sunlight, it's certainly useable. Put a shade on, and it's all good in the sun. Inside, no problems. It's too bight at 75% inside, in my opinion. I take it down to 50% or less, in the studio. Comes with a clear lexan screen protector, so the screen condition is immaculate. There are some fans in this bad boy that whip up a noisy storm, but the good news is, this version of the 8.4 has a fan control, which brings it down to a whisper. 4 pin power, or AB plate. Does have custom yoke mounts on the side of the monitor...and I do have the yoke that goes with it (also a custom piece) but it needs custom yoke locks, which I don't have.Boland 84.jpg100.9KB5 downloadsBoland Details.jpg130.24KB5 downloadsBoland Inputs 2.jpg195.27KB5 downloadsBoland Inputs.jpg103.46KB6 downloadsBoland Rear.jpg169.9KB5 downloadsBoland Screen.jpg106.81KB5 downloads
Thanks for the note -- yeah I'm sad to see it go. But I'm glad I got to put it all together and fly it for a short while. You took great care of that EFP arm. It's funny -- something about that old design...or maybe it was Mr. Luna's magic...but that EFP arm was so very tame, and well behaved..and when you work it into tough situations (as my noob skills sometimes forced it into), it doesn't complain, it just performs. Might sound odd, but sometimes I wondered if I was leading that EFP arm, or it was leading me! In any case, thanks for your help, and generosity, I really appreciate it!