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Aaton xtr prod anybody??

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#1 Daniel Stilling DFF

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:55 PM

Hey all,

I'm doing a shot in a week or so with this camera. it will be a 15 min continuous shot, so 800 ft mag will be on and the camera comes from Panavision hollywood.
I'm prepping on friday, but I was wondering if anybody had any heads up about this camera. Does Panavision substitute the 4 pin XLR power?? is the start stop still the 2 pin Lemo??

I appreciate any inputs,

Thanxs :D

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#2 Christopher T. Paul- SOC

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:21 AM

I used to own one of these, and they are nice reliable cameras, overall. One caveat however... 800' of film in a coaxial type mag is going to be a fairly large shift in weight on a continious take as the exposed film is transferred from the feed side to the takeup side. Do you have a motorized top stage? If not be prepared for that transfer of weight.

Otherwise I have done a number of multi-camera concerts with these systems and never had a concern.

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#3 Brad Hruboska

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 09:07 AM

Daniel, the last time i used one was on apanavision shoot called Half Baked, with a very youg Dave Chappelle. It was standard 4 pin 12 V , and yes the aaton 2 pin start stop hermaphrodite lemo. It also uses an 8 pin lemo start stop which is the standard you get from preston if you order it. Confusing cuz the preston MDR camera port is the same lemo same pin config, so reverse the cable if it doesn't work.
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