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#1 Ramon Engle

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 08:33 PM

I've been looking at geared heads. Does anyone have experience with the Technovision Technohead?

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#2 RobVanGelder

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 06:35 AM

Hi Ramon, the Technovision Technohead is a very well made head. I used it many times, but converted on a motion control rig, meaning it can be very precise.

It's a heavy head, though parts are made from Titanium and mostly (light blue) aluminium. It is not as smooth as a Arrihead, because it's drive mechanism is different, it also tends to move with more friction towards the end of the tilt.
But basically a very good head if it is well taken care off.

The gear in the tilt is a brass gear, and it must be in grease allways, I think it can be moved sideways to make a "new" track when it wears out.
Always transport with the gears unlocked and not touching each other. There is a special wedge for that.

It can come with 2 reducer gear boxes that you can attach between the handles and the main gear boxes.
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#3 Ramon Engle

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 08:57 AM

Hi Ramon, the Technovision Technohead is a very well made head. I used it many times, but converted on a motion control rig, meaning it can be very precise.

It's a heavy head, though parts are made from Titanium and mostly (light blue) aluminium. It is not as smooth as a Arrihead, because it's drive mechanism is different, it also tends to move with more friction towards the end of the tilt.
But basically a very good head if it is well taken care off.

The gear in the tilt is a brass gear, and it must be in grease allways, I think it can be moved sideways to make a "new" track when it wears out.
Always transport with the gears unlocked and not touching each other. There is a special wedge for that.

It can come with 2 reducer gear boxes that you can attach between the handles and the main gear boxes.


Thanks Rob. In your part of the world do you ever see any for sale?

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#4 Simon Jayes

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 10:53 AM

Hi Ramon,

I used to work for TechnoVision in England, and yes, the Technohead is a great head if it is looked after. As Rob mentioned, the gear reducers are a great accessory. You might try contacting Natasza Chroscicki at nchroscicki@technovision.fr to see if there are any for sale.
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#5 Ramon Engle

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 11:24 AM

Hi Ramon,

I used to work for TechnoVision in England, and yes, the Technohead is a great head if it is looked after. As Rob mentioned, the gear reducers are a great accessory. You might try contacting Natasza Chroscicki at nchroscicki@technovision.fr to see if there are any for sale.

Right on Simon! Thanks

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#6 Christopher T. Paul- SOC

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 05:48 PM

does anyone make reduction gears that would work on my mini worral?

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#7 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 06:34 PM

Speaking of mini-worrals, anyone know where to get parts & service? I need new cables as well as one of the little pins that acts as a thumb release to move the tilt-plate.

I had heard a rumor that a fellow in Arizona (?) had bought up all the parts from CP, but I have no confirmation. Any info would help.

Thanks.
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#8 Ramon Engle

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 10:47 PM

Alec try these guys.

http://www.transfilm.com/index.html

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#9 RobVanGelder

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 12:13 AM

Thanks Rob. In your part of the world do you ever see any for sale?

Ramon



Nop, people here in Thailand are not too familiar with geared heads.

But I will ask my contact in Holland where he left his Technohead when he changed to Arrihead (in the MoCo-rig)
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