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#1 Greg simon

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 04:09 PM

Hey fellow ops, im planing to buy Gpi pro Titan arm with 4 canisters after selling my G50.I want to fly from small cameras like dslr to heavy cameras like alexa with all accessoires. Which 4 canisters do you advice to buy 4 blues? or 2 blue 2 blacks. I just can afford for 4 canisters not more. i know having them all is a great idea since they sell it for higher price if i decide to buy them seperately later on,and i also saw the weight chart on their website. just want to take some advice from fellow operators who use the arm, and are experienced. Thanks
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#2 brooksrobinson

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 04:28 PM

I would suggest buying two black and two blue. I can't think of a time in the decade I've owned my first Pro arm where I've needed to change from that combination. I have other canisters, I've just never needed to use them. I think it would be a safe starting point and would cover you for most situations you are likely to find yourself in these days. Good luck and enjoy the new arm!

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#3 gregor yalmanian

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 04:36 PM

im not a current Titan owner,i have the smaller brother Atlas with 2 greys. but what i think if you get 2 black with 2 blues you can fly the light weights with only 2 black cans that will do up to 15.5kg . and when you are flying heavy cams you can go with 2 black 2 blue that will start lifting from 17.7kg till 28.6kg you only have to think about those 2kg's that you are loosing between the 2 blacks alone and the combo.from 15.5 till 17.7 if you want to fly somthing in between you cant.getting 4 blues will do from 13kg up to 25kg you loose those 3.5kg that the combo does on the high end,. but again you are safe to do almost anything.from very light to heavy built alexa's but maybe the alexa studio with master primes and accessoires will max the 4 blues,not sure. if you do 3d you need 4 blacks.

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 04:39 PM

Two blacks & two blues pretty much live in my arm all the time.  That said, I just switched to four blues for a light weight setup with an Amira the other day (it was just a little too heavy for my Atlas arm with two Grey).   If you really want to do DSL stuff as well as big set ups, you really need to find a way to get four blues and two blacks else you'll be adding weight on light set ups.


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#5 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 05:10 PM

I've had 4 blues in my arm for years. Pop 2 black in very rarely, occasionally for an AR job. I tend to be very anal about building very light camera setups tho.  It's nice to have the springs working at their upper weight limit too.

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#6 Frederic Chamberland

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 10:15 PM

2 blue

2 black


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#7 Edgar Colon

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 03:01 PM

I've been flying 2 blacks and 2 blues for quite a long time until the Alexa mini showed up in the scene

So happy to go back 4 blues, you should put that into consideration

I cant comment about the greys since I started with 4 blacks and 4 blues back in the day


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#8 Shawn Wang

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 03:05 PM

ive been flying 4 blues exclusively for the last 2 years of my career. 

 

almost all cranked up will be Alexa + battery on the back + MDR + arri clip on + teradek transmitter + ultra primes 

 

id bet you could throw something heavier than Ultra primes will still be ok. and if u are flying Mater primes then just take the battery off... 

 

 

thats like it. with the newest alexa mini i doubt u will ever need any Blacks at all. but thats just an assumption. 

 

and ive flown minimum at 4 blues for a fully build C500 with CP2 lens. 

 

btw i have transvideo HD6 as well as dionic HCs and gen 4 base if u are curious. 

 

having all that said, i always put 4 blacks in my case.. havent got a chance to pull em out yet


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 12:29 AM

2 blue and 2 black, plus you can use the titan arm with just 2 canisters as well, it's your choice, that should do
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#10 Tommy Stork

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 01:05 AM

I have 8 canisters, yet,  I've had 4 blues in my arm for as long as I can remember.  I've had to do a little lifting with some heavier lenses on a fully built Alexa, though.  As Jens stated above, flying 2 canisters in a Titan is fine.  It was designed with that in mind.


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#11 gregor yalmanian

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 01:51 PM

getting my arn with 2 blue and 2 blacks . i think it will be ok with this combo.

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#12 Greg simon

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:59 AM

Thank you guyz .. And gregor woww its amazing you went to gpi pro to get your arm? share some experience how's everything going on over there. 😊
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#13 gregor yalmanian

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:49 PM

ohh yea Its awesome to see how jack and the guyz here built bullet proof stuff.. and do greaaat service with the customers. i spen 3 full days at Gpi Pro here it was awesome experience seeing how sleds get built from A to Z and how vests built and how the Arms built all from zero .. its amazing ,Pro does incredible job here.
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