Jump to content



Photo

Archos question


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 MarkKaravite

MarkKaravite

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 332 posts
  • Detroit, Chicago, New York

Posted 29 March 2007 - 02:55 PM

What is the latest choice from the Archos line for Steadicam on board recorders. I'm not really interested in spending a lot of money, but I do need a new on board recorder. Is anybody using the 604? I noticed it has the same size monitor as the 504, but a few oz's lighter.

Any input would be appreciated.

Mark Karavite
A Camera / Steadicam Operator
mkaravite@comcast.net
  • 0

#2 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 2922 posts
  • LA, Ca

Posted 29 March 2007 - 08:17 PM

What is the latest choice from the Archos line for Steadicam on board recorders. I'm not really interested in spending a lot of money, but I do need a new on board recorder. Is anybody using the 604? I noticed it has the same size monitor as the 504, but a few oz's lighter.


The problem with the new ones is cabling them, they need a dedicated dock rather than the plug that the 500 series has.

If you can find a 500 series that's the way to go. What rig do you fly?
  • 0

#3 Afton Grant

Afton Grant

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 908 posts
  • New York, Boston

Posted 29 March 2007 - 08:57 PM

The problem with the new ones is cabling them, they need a dedicated dock rather than the plug that the 500 series has.

If you can find a 500 series that's the way to go. What rig do you fly?


To be even more specific, I think the AV500 is the last one to use the convenient travel cable. I think the newer 504 uses a larger dock type attachment. No?

It's an almost perfect little recorder. High quality. Long battery life. Great storage capacity. I love it, as does most of the rest of the crew. If you want to get neat, check out one of Eric's former posts about the custom cable he had built for it.

Best,
Afton
  • 0

#4 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 2922 posts
  • LA, Ca

Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:26 PM

The problem with the new ones is cabling them, they need a dedicated dock rather than the plug that the 500 series has.

If you can find a 500 series that's the way to go. What rig do you fly?


To be even more specific, I think the AV500 is the last one to use the convenient travel cable. I think the newer 504 uses a larger dock type attachment. No?

It's an almost perfect little recorder. High quality. Long battery life. Great storage capacity. I love it, as does most of the rest of the crew. If you want to get neat, check out one of Eric's former posts about the custom cable he had built for it.


I think that you are correct.

BTW I built my cable and the one I built for my old Pro is for sale
  • 0

#5 MarkKaravite

MarkKaravite

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 332 posts
  • Detroit, Chicago, New York

Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:56 PM

Thanks Eric & Afton,

I wasn't aware that the 504 & 604 needed the dock. I have seen several places on line that still have AV500's for sale. I'm currently flying a frankenrig, with a PRO DB3 & J Box, XCS post, gimball & monitor bracket, and a MK-V Nexus base.

I'm sure Fred Davis could make me a tidy cable. One nice thing about the Nexus, is that you can switch the output voltage to match your recorder.

I appreciate the input. Eric, I know you are involved with developing another, more sophisticated on board recorder option. I'm just not into spending more than a few hundred on this, but I appreciate the info on the Archos.

Best regards,
Mark

Mark Karavite
A Camera / Steadicam Operator
mkaravite@comcast.net
  • 0




rebotnix Technologies

Betz Tools for Stabilizers

PLC Electronics Solutions

SkyDreams

Engineered Cinema Solutions

GPI Pro Systems

Omnishot Systems

Paralinx LLC

PLC - Bartech

Ritter Battery

IDX

BOXX

Boland Communications

Teradek

Varizoom Follow Focus

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Wireless Video Systems