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shooting with an old arri 16bl

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#1 Sebastian Geret

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:30 AM

Hi all next month i shall shoot with an old arri 16bl...
any tips like how do i get a picture on my monitor? tape a small camera to the viewfinder?
power possibilities? i have a cinema products EFP with Anton Bauers...
any input is appreciated...
thanks already...sebastian
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#2 Kevin Gallagher

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 02:44 PM


I shoot quite frequently with an Arri 16BL. It's a workhorse. I hope you're not shooting sound as it's a noisy beast. But I have never used it on my steadicam as it does not have a video tap. Here's a link to visual products and the 16bl they are selling with a video tap.


Perhaps you can call them and get some tips. They're nice guys and I do not in any way represent the company but I have had them service a camera for me once several years ago.

I do know that you will have to frequently adjust your fore/aft balance as the film runs through the magazine.

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#3 Lav Bodnaruk

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:33 PM

Hi guys,
i own a BL and am getting a Glidecam V20 soon to attempt to fly it. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear about them too. IF you go ahead on flying the camera Sebastian, let us know what you thought of it and how to best improve the experience.

I am attempting to get a Pulnix BW camera onto the eyepiece and have my video tap as such. This saves the big costs associated with getting the proper video tap installed through visual products or anyone else... of course its not as good and the camera gains a bit of weight...
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