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#1 Walter F. Rodriguez

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:09 PM

What is your favorite Preston MDR3 Mounting Bracket for Alexa camera?

I already own the ones from Cinematic Precision and Kar Wai Ng.
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#2 Jesse Vance

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 01:53 PM

I had this custom made for me.

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#3 Johnathan Holmes

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 11:59 AM

A fellow machinist and I designed a lightweight bracket that could mount the MDR to the rear of the camera without adding any length or height. We wanted the antenna to be away from the operator's head and the cables to run "north-south" instead of into the operator's head out the side. We wanted the same bracket to work on the XT or Mini. He has since designed a similar bracket for the MDR3 (I only own an MDR2) which allows you to orient the MDR in any of 4 directions. Pictured is the original for my MDR2 on the XT, as well as the revised orientable MDR3 on a Mini.

 

He ran a batch of the orientable brackets for MDR2 and MDR3 and has a few left in stock (fully anodized) if interested.

 

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#4 James Baldanza SOC

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 12:08 PM

How much?
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#5 Johnathan Holmes

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 12:51 PM

The 4-way orientable ones (not really pictured) are $425 CAD, or $320 USD. They are made in Canada.

I'm trying to get some pictures of the 4-way orientable ones, you can maybe kind of see it in the picture of the Mini. Of course, the finished versions are anodized and come with replacement screws for the MDR3 (requires longer screws to replace stock MDR3 top cover screws) I even had him machine 4 little tapped holes in the bracket so you can have a place to store the stock MDR3 screws! He has about a dozen MDR2 and a dozen MDR3 brackets in stock.

 

The attachment to the camera is the standard Arri 3/8 captive screw with double pins and follows the curve profile of the top handle.


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#6 Johnathan Holmes

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 12:57 PM

Here are a couple more pictures of the prototype 4-way brackets on the Mini.

 

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#7 william west

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 08:09 PM

Do you have an email contact to purchase these?They look great!

 

Henry West


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#8 Johnathan Holmes

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 11:49 AM

Nick Moss is selling these, nick@rocketsurgerysolutions.com


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