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#1 GerryVasbenter

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:54 PM

<_< I'm just about through my thrid soft arm bag with my Pro Arm, I'm thinking of making a more robust case to use on set (when ever the Arm is on top of a magliner it ends up bottom of the pile!) hanging on the stand is ok till I need to balance or some helpfull person tries to move the whole lot,rig,vest, arm,focus.
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!!
Cheers Gerry
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#2 Camera Essentials

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:00 PM

Hi Gerry,

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.

Cheers,
Patti at Camera Essentials
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#3 Ramon Engle

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 09:28 AM

Check this out.
www.modular51.com

I'm thinking about thier arm bag and the vest bag.
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#4 GerryVasbenter

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:57 PM

Check this out.
www.modular51.com

I'm thinking about thier arm bag and the vest bag.
Ramon

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 !! :)
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#5 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 06:08 PM

Yes, thanks for the link Ramon,

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.
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#6 Ramon Engle

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 10:21 AM

Don't know if the Euro will fit or not. Give them a call. Speak with Collin.

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#7 GerryVasbenter

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:31 PM

[quote name='Ramon' date='Feb 3 2006, 07:21 AM' post='14974']
Don't know if the Euro will fit or not. Give them a call. Speak with Collin.

Ramon

Hi Ramon, do you have a contact phone number for collin? I'm not getting a reply to emails.
Cheers Gerry.
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#8 Rich Cottrell

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:25 PM

When I bought my PRO arm I was surprised by the lack of padding that the arm bag offered? so I added some extra padding myself.

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.
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#9 Guido Lux

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 05:47 PM

Hi there!

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?!?!

cheers, Guido
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#10 Erwin Landau

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 11:07 PM

I went through several stages of trying to find a place for my arm on set, that was safe, efficent and easy to get to as well as user friendly AND out of the way.

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.

Fly safe,

Erwin

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#11 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 11:45 AM

When not in use therefore not hanging on the stand, I keep my PRO arm on the cart in this:

http://www.pelican-case.com/1700.html

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.
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#12 RonBaldwin

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 01:30 AM

the arm also fits nicely in a pelican 1600 case -- first saw Mark O'kane do this about 10 years ago.

rb
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#13 Erwin Landau

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 01:14 AM

Yeah... but he has 2 in there... nicely in a diamond pattern...


See Ya...


Erwin"Why have one when you can have 2 for twice the price"Landau


(PS: Mark operated on that movie... hint, hint.)
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#14 Guido Lux

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 03:59 PM

Hi guys,

this is how I keep my arm from harm...


Guido "would like to live in a Pelicase" Lux

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#15 Dan Coplan

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:43 PM

I just got an arm bag from Camera Essentials (reducing my cases from 4 to 3!) in LA. It seems to be very similar to those from Jerry Hill and Modular 51: padded black tube with a zipper top. The zipper top has a little velcro pouch just inside to hold wrenches or whatever. $47.50 - you can not beat that!

Dan
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