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#1 Niclas Narwall

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 09:53 PM

When the last Steadicam workshop took place here in Sweden by Hofmann I talked a bit about my
Bluetooth tally system I have developed for television. I have finally put together a small site to show how it works.

http://www.montanjfilm.se/bluetooth/


I have specified a few of the key components with their product ID and they can be found
on http://www.elfa.se/


It started like a fun idea but turned out to be really great, and reliable.
I developed it for use on Steadicam but I didn´t want to use the internal wires in the EFP rig
because I didn´t want to be locked to just one rig. This solution can be easily adapted on cranes or
other broadcast equipment.


/Niclas Närwall
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#2 Andrew Jansen

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 02:10 AM

Very cool !
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#3 JobScholtze

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 05:10 AM

Very cool !

Indeed very cool. Is this unit go in production?
Next step, blue tooth zoom control?
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#4 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 05:54 AM

An excellent idea, very well made and excellent research & development, that must have been hard work but well worth it. It's certainly something that would easily sell!
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#5 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 07:23 AM

Very cool !

Indeed very cool. Is this unit go in production?
Next step, blue tooth zoom control?


Also a good idea!

I have Peter Abrahams wired tally light, but I would also be very interested in this wireless system.
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#6 Jeff Muhlstock SOC

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 02:20 PM

This is a very cool device. Well done.... May I recommend that you consider a simple photo sensor relay on your sender half, so that it will work with any camera's existing tally light. There are too many eye piece connector types out there. I think it would be a more marketable item.

I know Jim B is listening, Bluetooth zoom would be incredible. Or even better, just a Bluetooth relay for any zoom control.... A small sender at the zoom controller, and receiver at the lens. Like a dream.

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#7 thomas-english

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 03:13 PM

can you make me a bluetooth keyring so I stop loosing my keys?
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#8 Hervé Colosio

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 03:27 PM

This is a very cool device. Well done.... May I recommend that you consider a simple photo sensor relay on your sender half, so that it will work with any camera's existing tally light. There are too many eye piece connector types out there. I think it would be a more marketable item.


same as muhlstock . here we have many thomson grassvalley cameras on trucks of course with other connector than sony .
your system looks very good , make it in production , i order one .
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#9 JobScholtze

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 05:15 PM

This is a very cool device. Well done.... May I recommend that you consider a simple photo sensor relay on your sender half, so that it will work with any camera's existing tally light. There are too many eye piece connector types out there. I think it would be a more marketable item.


same as muhlstock . here we have many thomson grassvalley cameras on trucks of course with other connector than sony .
your system looks very good , make it in production , i order one .

Yep, i'll order one too. As for the zoomcontrol? I'll order that one too, make sure to give me a very good discount for the idea ;)
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#10 Matt Petrosky

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:54 AM

Nicely done Niclas! Thanks for the detailed slide show.
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#11 Guido Lux

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:35 PM

Hey, a dream come true...I'd buy one right away and I want the bluetoothzoomcontrol too!
When can I place my order??? Maybe a new gadget for the steadistuff.com site...

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#12 Carl Perkins

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 10:59 PM

Are you going to be producing these bluetooth tally lights for sales to other operators? I would be interested in talking about offering them on our web store.

Carl Perkins
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