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Arri III and 14.4V

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#1 Brian D. Goff

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 01:28 AM

I'm doning a job next week with an Arri III. The issue came up, that the Camera might blow a fuse if I use my PAG 14.4 Batteries - has anyone got any advise for using 14.4V batteries with Arri III.

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#2 SebastianMatthias

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 04:06 AM

hey brian !
you shouldn´t have any problems with that arri 3. important is what comes out of your rig and what the camera wants.
don´t worry, it wil be okay.
(there should be a spare fuse with that camera anyway,but you won´t need it)


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#3 Brad Hruboska

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 12:34 PM

A new Arri 3 with a cinematography electronics base should have no problems at all....just be sure to give the base a sepaerate power source for high speed work over 60 fps. I recommend not leaving both batteries connected below 60.
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#4 thomas-english


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Posted 08 April 2004 - 12:55 PM

i use arriIII on my pags all the time. interesting about using seperate power over 60fps.. not tried that. ill look into it. but ive had no problems.
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#5 David Campbell

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Posted 10 April 2004 - 01:43 AM

Arri IIIs are sensitive to overvoltage but your 14.4 v batteries should be ok. Don't use batteries hot off the charger though as this may cause trouble. Also keep in mind that you will need to supply power to the video tap camera. If you try to use power from the camera to power the video tap you will have a great picture on your monitor right up until the Director calls roll and then, due to grounding problems with this camera, the video image will almost certainly fall apart. Hope your job goes well!

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