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#1 Lohengrin Zapiain

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 07:25 PM

I'm wondering what are the absolute Must-Have low-mode brackets for a basic Steadicam package.

I know you won?t be able to mount a video camera or a BL without one, but for the new operator what are the essentials?

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#2 Peter Milanov

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:06 PM

When I shoot video I just turn the rig upside down and flip the image back in post. Save a lot of time and headache on set and it takes very little effort for the post guys (just remember to turn the directors monitor upside down as well ;) ). Some video cameras, like Sonys IMX, allows you to flip the image in camera. When shooting film I get the brackets I need on a production to production basis. Of course you´ll need an F or D bracket for your gimbal.
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 12:14 PM

When I shoot video I just turn the rig upside down and flip the image back in post. Save a lot of time and headache on set and it takes very little effort for the post guys (just remember to turn the directors monitor upside down as well ;) ). Some video cameras, like Sonys IMX, allows you to flip the image in camera. When shooting film I get the brackets I need on a production to production basis. Of course you´ll need an F or D bracket for your gimbal.


Works fine for Video, doesn't work for film
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#4 Charles Papert

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 03:00 PM

Unless said film is headed only for telecine, in which case this concept actually works better than video in some instances, where flopped or inverted footage may require require rendering (depends on what type of edit system is being used) which may subsequently degrade the image.
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#5 Ari Gertler

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:02 PM

Regardless of the Low-Mode brackets that you may have, ALWAYS have the rental house include one in the camera package. I was recently shooting in San Antonio with a 435 from a Los Angeles rental house and I had my Hill 435 LM bracket, BUT the rental house has made an adapter for the video tap which was about one centimeter higher than most ARRI 435....Needless to say that one centimeter blocked MY Low mode bracket from attaching properly.. A big headache lost time.

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#6 Anthony Graham

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:19 PM

Hi

First of all get either a D,F or J bracket for your gimble. Depending on rig/gimble.

Then a lowmode cage I know they are not great as you can get some wobble on some set-ups. They will cover most types of camera and are more of an if all else fails standbuy! Baer bel make a very riggid one though that will almost clamp the camera between the bottom and top parts of the cage.

Then rent specific ones to cameras as and when needed. If you find yourself shooting on one type of camera more than any other then it may be worth getting one for that.

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#7 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:15 AM

Gents--

I have offered a video low mode bracket that clamps to handles of betacam, HD and triax-backed and other broadcast and professional cameras for some nine years now.

Simple, rugged, cost effective.

Cost is US$350. plus shipping of your choice. Within the USA, USPS Priority Mail at $4 is usually best.

Currently I have one unit in stock and more coming.

Let me know if this could work for you.

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#8 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 04:01 PM

brant,

FYI for me, how long would it take you to get some more in? couple months? i currently have no solution for video low mode (save renting a bracket) and would like to have this in my bag...
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#9 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:30 AM

Gents--

While I still have one (1) unit in stock, I plan to have more units available in about three weeks.

No one has yet sent me money so first come, first sold!


I take checks in US dollars, drawn on US banks or wire transfers.

Drop me a line and let me know.

These brackets have gone around the globe and back again!

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#10 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 02:55 PM

brant,

im interested in purchasing one, but i have some other pieces that are first in line.

i only asked in the event your last one is taken what your turnaround time is for new ones..
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#11 Derrick Whitehouse

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:33 PM

brant,

im interested in purchasing one, but i have some other pieces that are first in line.

i only asked in the event your last one is taken what your turnaround time is for new ones..


Hi Marc & everyone
I also carry in stock Brants Video Low Mode bracket along with a full range of Hill LMB's, Low Mode Cage, SR-1 & 2 LMB and J Brackets.
We ship worldwide and accept most credit cards. Please visit our web site at www.whitehouseav.com/
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#12 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:30 PM

Gents--

That last one in stock has flown the coop and I am now running another batch at the shop.

These units should be ready to ship in about three weeks.

In the mean time, check in with Derrick if you need something sooner.

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Brant S. Fagan, SOC
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