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#1 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 02:27 PM

dumb question perhaps but can you use a provid arm with a masters Sled to fly a broadcast level camera?

can the provid arm take the weight?

Edited by Marc_Abernathy, 17 December 2005 - 02:28 PM.

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#2 jay kilroy

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 02:30 PM

Marc,

Not sure about that because of the weight of the actual sled. I know the weight of the camera wouldn't be an issue for the arm, but the total gross weight of everything might be an issue. Also the post of the ProVid is not compatable with the gimbal and yoke of the Master Series. That's nothing more than a little sleeve you can make for the ProVid post.

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Edited by jkilroy, 17 December 2005 - 02:32 PM.

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#3 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 03:29 PM

dr. kilroy,

thank you for the super quick reply.

if your still around... i have one mroe question...

is the master elite vest and socket block compatible with the provid? if so, i can just use the provid arm and sled and use my masters vest.

thank you.
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#4 jay kilroy

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 08:06 PM

Marc,

It depends, there is a ProVid to Master Series conversion that is available. If it's not converted, it has the upright pin type of connection on the vest and the "link" looking piece on the arm with a hole. So you need to reseach whether or not they converted. If they haven't try to convince production to get one. The original ProVid style is really hard to find a good position for the pin to find a good balance between you and the rig. Not nearly as adjustable as the Masters type of socket block.

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Edited by jkilroy, 17 December 2005 - 08:07 PM.

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#5 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 09:38 PM

dr. kilroy,

your post just confirmed what i thought. they indeed have the conversion so im all set. i thought there were varying kinds of conversions..good to know its a universal fit to the masters.

great stuff dr. j, i really would rather use their sled with my vest and leave my sled at home.

thank you for your support!
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#6 Hervé Colosio

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 11:04 AM

the master serie have a gimbal hole more larger than 3a,efp or provid arm , you may need a adaptor to fit the arm on the gimbal .
you may need a double provid arm of course , not a single one .
you can remove the big battery of the master and put a lithium pag,AB . or a double lithium it's less heavy than the big one provided with the master .
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