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#1 Hervé Colosio

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 07:16 AM

i've had some problems balancing my sled with a ZOE III on the gimbal , the cable of the zoe III gives spring like to the sled , and very hard to control don juan works .
this modification can help some of you who got the same problems .
first i've search a 7 wires tiny slackness cable , i've found that the computer mousse got this tiny cables .
so if you want to keep the RET and REC button you can use this .
RET and REC are not important for me on the gimbal , then i have search another cable , smaller , with 3 wires , just for the zoom control .
i've found that the lavallier microphone cables in 1 meter is absolutely soft, slackness and secured to disturbance. you just have to found a broken lavallier microphone .
i've put the cable on the ZOE III , and now it's like wireless .
i have try it on canon , fuji , with old one and new HD series , with titan near the cable , bartech emitter near the cable . no problems it work fine without disturb . :)
the only thing you have to do is modifying with the little screw the sensitivity of the ZOE and the 0 position with the big one.
here is some pictures
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#2 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 12:20 PM

That looks like a great (much needed) modification - it's been well documented on this forum about the cable issues with the Zoe, it looks like you have come up with the perfect fix. I just had the cable on mine replaced with a slightly thinner one, but it still doesn't offer the same flexibility as yours, by the looks of it.

Good work!
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