On set protection for Arm...
Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:54 PM
I'm thinking maybe a laser cut hard foam block for a magliner, or somesort of hard foamed out tube mounted verticaly on the rig stand. what's out there? All sugestions welcome!!
Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:00 PM
At one time, Camera Essentials made a 'shot-gun' style case for the PRO arm (for GPI). I don't know if they have any left, but you might want to check with GPI in case they have one in the back somewhere.
We still have the foam pattern for this case.
Patti at Camera Essentials
Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:28 AM
I'm thinking about thier arm bag and the vest bag.
Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:57 PM
Thanks Ramon I think the vest and an arm bag will be a good purchase. Do you know if the Euro harness will fit in the vest bag? Gerry !!
Check this out.
I'm thinking about thier arm bag and the vest bag.
Posted 02 February 2006 - 06:08 PM
Some useful stuff there. The arm bag in particular looks like a good purchase. I'm also quite taken with how well made it looks and seems to offer good protection for the arm when not in use.
Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:21 AM
Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:31 PM
Don't know if the Euro will fit or not. Give them a call. Speak with Collin.
Hi Ramon, do you have a contact phone number for collin? I'm not getting a reply to emails.
Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:25 PM
I bought a closed cell exercise pad and cut two pieces that would wrap around each section of the arm.
Then I made two little snug pillow cases for these pads [with medium to heavy weight back fabric] and sewed a piece of female 2 inch velcro onto each pillow case. Then made some straps out of the matching 2 inch male velcro sewed them on as well.
Then I stuffed these pads with the foam and sewed them shut.
Now I have these nice looking and easy to take off pads that I wrap around the bones before I put my PRO arm into that soft case. There was plenty of room to accommodate the extra padding inside the GPI-PRO case and I like that these pads are right on the arm.
When I am wrapping the gear, I wrap the pads on the arm while it is still hanging on the docking bracket, and then I slide the padded arm into the soft case.
I also made a circular pad to fit on the bottom of the soft case to add extra padding to the bottom.
I know this solution of mine will not lengthen the life of the soft bag but I do feel this makes the soft bag a little better for protecting a $20,000 investment.
I have not been putting my gear through too much abuse, but so far I am on my first PRO soft case and my first set of pillow pads too.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 05:47 PM
They look like the ones I bought from rocksteadygear!!Unfortunately they went out of business!
Does anybody know if the "normal" Klassen harness will fit in their vestcase?!?!
Posted 23 April 2006 - 11:07 PM
I first used to lay my arm on top of my cart...
Looked into cases to have it on the top of my cart... like the original PRO Arm case that they sold with the first batch of arms...
Hung it in the Arm Bag (made by Patti for PRO) from my cart handle...
I inquired about making a Leather shoot and bolting it (in a 45 degree angle), one on my cart and one on my stand... As it turned out the guy wanted $800.- each, just for a plain leather tub... and it would be 3 to 6 months... at least.
I even bugged Walter Klassen...
Finally when I was redesigning my cart (actually that was one of the main reason I went through all That) I wanted to dedicate a space to my Arm... (sorry that sounds like...)
I ended up designing a case that would not only hold my Arm on set, but keep it tugged away until I needed it, was safe enough to be moved by anyone and ready to go in seconds... (the purk ende up beeing that i lso found space for all other odd shaped pieces of equipment like the Klassen vest, The Gorelock, the Shark fin antenna, etc).
I made some pictures of my 1:1 prototype cardboard model. (i had to make one, because they did it wrong the first 2 times...)
The Arm fits into the far right compartment. It will be leather lined and snug enough so that the arm does not rattle or gets scratched. It's in an angle so that it pulls it self into resting position, there is enough space that the arm will even fit with the J-bracket on. A lookable trap door will open downwards for the times when you shoot close to crowds and you can walk away without worry.
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Posted 24 April 2006 - 11:45 AM
Works like a charm and is as safe and secure as it gets.
Quick and easy to get in and out.
The only drawback...it's too long to get through doorways
when on the cart, so it needs to be taken off and layed on top
of my battery case for moving through those tight spaces.
But that's really not that big of a deal.
I've NEVER used a bag as it seems not protected enough.
Posted 26 April 2006 - 01:30 AM
Posted 06 May 2006 - 01:14 AM
Erwin"Why have one when you can have 2 for twice the price"Landau
(PS: Mark operated on that movie... hint, hint.)
Posted 08 May 2006 - 03:59 PM
this is how I keep my arm from harm...
Guido "would like to live in a Pelicase" Lux
Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:43 PM