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#1 Walter Atzeni

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 04:27 PM

Hello friends,
I have any problems to balance my sled with JVC dv5101.
Exscuse my english but i speak a bit.
I have the arm with gold spring and I think:I task that the problem is just the too much hard motivatings force and must loosen them a lot for giving a good order to the arm: making therefore pear tree creed that I do not make to work the arm well.
moreover I do not succeed in giving one fallen of 3 second ones to the sled if giving a position a lot does not center them of the gimbal on the post, nearly neutral and of it it achieves little stability.
I must add weight on the sled in order to make to work the arm well? Perhaps the television camera is too much light in order to find a balance with fall of 3 second ones, inasmuch as the base with monitor and batteries is heavier?
Help me please
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#2 Sean Jensen

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 04:40 PM

Walter,

It is hard to understand what your problem is. If you can write me in Italian, I could get my wife to translate it for me. I had a 3A and am very familliar with it.

Ciao!

Sean Jensen
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#3 Rhys Duncan

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 06:15 AM

it sounds like the camera you describe is far to light for the rig , the 3a arm is capable of lifting 60lbs and if you have a light dv camera when i have been confronted with this in the past , and thankfully not often i have added weigt to the camera , in the form of lead dive weight and this has got the camera into a better operating mode
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#4 Walter Atzeni

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 12:01 PM

Thanks for reply.
But is I don't to setting a 3 second droptime in my sled, which problems I will have during the movements?
I knew that with gimbal the much neighbor to the sled slips of the room remains very more detention. Instead in mine sled with gimbal much high the sled he always staggers.
all said to me that the steadicam 3a it was the best one steadicam, the top, nevertheless I am losing much confidence. To modify sled the coast too much, conviene to buy one steadicam light like the v-35 and to apply its sled on the 3A.
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#5 RobVanGelder

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 09:48 PM

Walter, There is nothing wrong with your 3A, I think.
You just have the wrong camera!
your camera is 5.5 kg, with all stuff on it.
The 3A and certainly the Gold Spring arm is designed for much heavier camera's, starting at 10 kgs.

what you need is a weight cage, or metal plates to get everything into balance.

And please, do yourself a favor and try to go to a workshop as soon as possible, because it looks like you don't have the basic knowledge to start working with this..

Also in another question you complained about hurting your back. Now you know that the weight should be doubled and for sure then it will hurt you, IF YOU DON'T DO IT THE RIGHT WAY !!!!!

And after the workshop, you could buy a Weight Cage from me, they are ready to ship and fit all DV-cameras.
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#6 Rhys Duncan

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 12:35 AM

rob is right , my 3a serves me well even after 12 years , they are a great machine and float beautifully when set up well , i feel that you do need to get a bit more experience with the rig and add more weight , steadicam as you have discovered does not work by magic and requires a lot of work and when you master it you will discover that the 3a although old is a really good machine.
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