Genesis / Dionic 90's
Posted 12 December 2006 - 11:35 PM
My current sled is:
PRO Upper J Box
MK-V Nexus base (with 3 battery mounts)
I understand the Genesis's high amperage draw is potentially too much for the Lemo power connectors. I will put a call into GPI about this. Any input running Genesis on Dionics is appreciated.
A Camera / Steadicam Operator
Posted 13 December 2006 - 01:37 AM
For long-term consideration, it is likely that the Genesis will be going out with onboard flash drives within six months or so which will cut the power draw down a good amount. With any luck we will never see another camera for Steadicam use (if you can call the one-piece Genesis that) that pulls this kind of amperage. Then again, 3D seems to be on the upswing...oy.
Posted 13 December 2006 - 10:11 PM
Do you prefer not to fly the Genesis in 1 piece due to power, or weight, or is it both? I have not flown it yet, but I know the VTR "mag" weighs the same as a 1000' magazine. Although the overall weight is supposed to be close to an XL, I imagine being so backheavy could be a problem. Is this your experience?
I was in Atlanta for the IA Central Region's digital cinema camera training last weekend. Al Mayer Jr. mentioned that a flash drive was in the works. That would solve both the power & weight problems.
What run times are you experiencing with the Camera split from the recorder, and what batteries are you using? On another note, I spoke with Hugo last night, and he says you have a XMas present coming shaped like a new battery hanger. Let us know how you like it.