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Upgrading Pilot to Lemo connectors For Red Dragon Camera

RED Red Dragon Red Scarlet Red Epic Stedicam Pilot LEMO connection HD

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#1 Darren Bastecky

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 08:28 AM

Hi All, 

I Have Stedicam Pilot VL, and would like to know if its possible to upgrade the internal wiring to a lemo connection so i can power and use my RED Monitor and power the camera 

(RED Scarlet Dragon) from the Stedicam bottom mounted Battery. Has anybody been able to upgrade their rig, or know where to order parts and cables ( Maybe from a higher end Stedicam) that can be retrofitted to my Pilot. Running the cables off the camera is pretty tricky to operate, and having v lock battery on the camera is just overkill with weight. 

Im in Australia.  My Stedicam only has sd connection and dc power connectors 

thanks for your help in Advance.

 

Daz

Sticky Productions

Melbourne, Australia 

 


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#2 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 11:19 AM

Even without the battery I dont see you fitting a RED within the weight limit of a Pilot....
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#3 Darren Bastecky

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:02 PM

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Flys fine Reds under 10pound but would be better without the battery on the Camera, Little bit heavy, This is a pic from yesterdays shoot 

 

Sorry can't work out how to post photos on the forum?


Edited by Darren Bastecky, 26 August 2015 - 12:05 PM.

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#4 Darren Bastecky

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 12:04 PM

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Flys fine camera is under 10 pound but would be better without the battery on the top plate.


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#5 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 09:12 AM

www.mediablackout.net will make any cables and adapters you need. Don't try to use the red monitor as your Steadicam monitor. It's a bad idea. Instead use an HDSDI monitor and power the camera through the sled. Also Red cameras are extremely power hungry, not sure that the internal wording of your sled cans whist and such power load and you might be damaging it over time. The Zephyr was already borderline.
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#6 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 05:26 PM

The guys at Lemac (Melbourne)are great .They upgraded a pilot for a local film school I teach at .We replaced the original monitor (sd) with a  Small Hd monitor and it works well.Also upgraded all plug to HD .

They are using smaller cameras though.

Good luck with it .

Louis 


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