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#1 Brett Manyluk

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 05:00 PM

Looking to hear what all of you have going for rain cover solutions for your monitor when it comes to salvaging the most viewable image available. Obviously going without a cover in light rain is preferable, but when it gets heaviest or rain towers, we all have to button up. What tricks do you have up your collective sleeves? I've always used saran wrap and just toughed it out, but it leaves a lot to be desired if you you are fighting to see with bright, overhead silks. Any particular plastics out there anyone knows of? maybe dedicated hard plastic with anti-glare on it that can be welded into a wrap around cover? Any new tech that improves this situation? Also for you Transvideo guys, how much water do you let touch the monitor before you wrap it up?

 

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#2 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:57 PM

Transvideo and Tiffen both sell raincovers fitting the HD6 monitors. The Tiffen one is made for the 8.4" 4:3 LCD and will give you a bigger Lexan "window"

 

http://www.tiffen.co...ename=steadicam


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 08:26 AM

I use Ziploc freezer bags, 2 gallon/XL size. Fits around my SmallHD DP-7 with a Switronix Hypercore 98 on the back. Two bongo ties, one on the top and one on the bottom on my monitor to keep the bag tight. Plenty of extra bag to even cover the monitor yoke up to my post and the storage bag has decently thick plastic.

Goes on quick, comes off quick. Not going to claim its the best solution, or the prettiest but it works for me.

 

 Combine that with Glad clear plastic recycling bags for the camera and sled, tightened up with binder clips and I'm good to go. All components are clearly visible and when done right, access to the camera is quick and easy, doesn't weigh anything and adapts to just about any sort of camera setup you may have. 

 Rain gear thats specific to one design of sled/monitor/what have you strikes me as too specialized. The situation on set is always changing and I want my rain protection to be able to change accordingly.


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#4 Lori Longstaff

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:52 PM

Looking to hear what all of you have going for rain cover solutions for your monitor when it comes to salvaging the most viewable image available. Obviously going without a cover in light rain is preferable, but when it gets heaviest or rain towers, we all have to button up. What tricks do you have up your collective sleeves? I've always used saran wrap and just toughed it out, but it leaves a lot to be desired if you you are fighting to see with bright, overhead silks. Any particular plastics out there anyone knows of? maybe dedicated hard plastic with anti-glare on it that can be welded into a wrap around cover? Any new tech that improves this situation? Also for you Transvideo guys, how much water do you let touch the monitor before you wrap it up?

 

Thanks!

 

Hi Brett, I have been a  Focus Puller since the film days. I have been making custom camera rain covers for Dop's for many years.( and I create custom leather accessories) I was working on "Fahrenheit 451 last week. Both steadicam operators want a custom rain cover. I have an exclusive polymer that will not crack minus 45 degrees, is optically clear, touch screen sensitive and I use waterproof zippers , and Nylon cordura. I still work as a focus puller on dailies and design and manufacture custom rain covers and accessories. I have sold many Preston combo Monitor rain covers. Although I have a web address: www.cameraraincovers.com I am busy making the covers and getting them out to customers. I will have my website built soon.  Please contact me any time .Lori Longstaff  416 452-9247 llong@rogers.com 


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#5 Lori Longstaff

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 08:01 PM

I use Ziploc freezer bags, 2 gallon/XL size. Fits around my SmallHD DP-7 with a Switronix Hypercore 98 on the back. Two bongo ties, one on the top and one on the bottom on my monitor to keep the bag tight. Plenty of extra bag to even cover the monitor yoke up to my post and the storage bag has decently thick plastic.

Goes on quick, comes off quick. Not going to claim its the best solution, or the prettiest but it works for me.

 

 Combine that with Glad clear plastic recycling bags for the camera and sled, tightened up with binder clips and I'm good to go. All components are clearly visible and when done right, access to the camera is quick and easy, doesn't weigh anything and adapts to just about any sort of camera setup you may have. 

 Rain gear thats specific to one design of sled/monitor/what have you strikes me as too specialized. The situation on set is always changing and I want my rain protection to be able to change accordingly.

I make custom raincovers and will be making 3 steadicam rain covers next week. (Focus Puller Lori Longstaff) and custom leather work and custom camera rain covers and accessories  llong@rogers.com. 


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