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#1 Erwin Landau

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 05:42 PM

I just came across the December issue of the DV (Digital Video) Magazine and an article by Mike Elwell where he reviews the "new" Artemis DV Pro. But the most stunning part was that the set up uses a "dual-parallel-action arm with gas-filled canisters" versus the traditional spring setup. I thought that the gas canisters went the same way that the Panaglide did... again I guess I'm wrong.

It comes with three two canister sets with a range of light, medium and heavy. 11 to 17.6 pounds, 17.6 to 23,4 pounds and 22 to 28.7 pounds. Canisters... I heard that one before...

More head scratcher... he states that the weight of the Arm and the vest (which is a very obvious aluminum knock off of the Klassen Harness) together equals the weight of a full size rig which would be around 20 pounds...

So much for a lightweight rig...

Any thoughts?

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#2 Matt Burton

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:57 PM

The website says it's a spring arm ?
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#3 Andrey Yazydzhi

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:20 PM

I have seen Artemis DV Pro at NAB in Moscow in november 2006.And if any person see canister and after that he will speak about gas - maybe this is his oun dreams?I have heard the same story from one "very professional desiner" about PRO arm - he have seen a picture with the canisters and try to explain me his oun theory...

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#4 Charles King

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 06:49 AM

I think it was a misprint or mistake on his part, because the arm in the review is the same one I tested 11/2 ago. It's spring loaded. Here is the review Erwin is talking about.


One thing I did not like were those green rubber things inside the arm. I think they produced more friction than neccesary.
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#5 Dave Bittner

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 12:23 PM

The PDF from Sachtler says it's a spring arm, with cannisters. Hmmmm...where have we seen that before?

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