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#1 thomas-english

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 05:05 AM

saw the new walter/howard design of vest the other day at a trade show in london.

couldn t get me head round it though. As ive never actually seen in real life the "lite" . but its a howardified lite.

its got like aluminium tubing instead of a carbon arm. and u can bring said tubing in or out of your body. (accross your back) varying your profile. does the normall lite do this?
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#2 WalterKlassen

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 09:06 AM

Hi Thomas,

Let met explain a bit about the harness you saw, it wasn?t a Walter-Light harness but a new design concept we?re working on. At NAB this year Howard inspired me to make an entry level back-mounted harness that has a more universal application potential. Howard is calling it the ?Genesis? as it was originally designed for the MK-V Genesis system. The harness has real versatility e.g. the adaptor plates works with the EasyRig ? and the Bodycam ? systems. We?re offering it with a metal arm at the entry level stage, but it can be retrofitted with either our original carbon arm or the new low-profile.

We'll have this harness at CineGear so everyone is welcome to check it out. We haven?t launched it officially yet as it's still being fine tuned but when we do the info will be on our web site and Jennifer will be sending out an email update. if anyone has any questions contact me at walter@walterklassen.com

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 09:32 AM

nooooooooooo tell howard to stop making new things cause i dont have any more money ....... :D
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#4 thomas-english

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:44 AM

cheers mr klassen

so a little question maybe/

which has the lower profile the lite or the "genisis"? it the profile difference the marginal difference between the thickness of the two arms.

its gonna be a lot cheaper than the lite?

what advantages would betting the lite be over getting this cheaper model?

are u going to make some kinda cheaper vehicle mount to go with it?
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#5 WalterKlassen

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 09:53 AM

Hi Thomas,

I'd be happy to answer your questions:

The "Walter Light" comes standard with our carbon fiber Low-Profile arm.
What we are planning with the Universal/Genesis is to have an introductory price for the harness itself without the arm. There will be the option of either a metal, original carbon or the low profile carbon arm- each at a different price point. So it's up to the operator... sort of a build your own system based on your priorities and price.

We are still working on confirming the price points. We only came up with the idea for the Genesis at NAB and we have to get a clear idea of the time and costs involved. The exact prices will be available soon and we plan to make it comparable to the front mounted vests. So at the tope end of our spectrum will be the Traditional, closely followed by the Light. As a more entry level option, possibly for operators who want to start with a back mounted Klassen vest but don't want to spend the premium price, we will offer the Genesis. You will be able to buy the Genesis from us or MK-V- I suspect through MK-V Howard will be offering a package deal if you get the harness with his Genesis system.

The advantages of the Walter Light and the Traditional vs. this new model is that the new one is designed for lighter cameras while the Light and the Traditional are designed to maximize comfort with even the heaviest load. And as always the Light and the Traditional have the fine tailoring and personalized fitting. However, all the harnesses offer the benefits of a back-mounted vest.

Currently we have no designs for a cheaper vehicle mount. The one we have now is quite competitively priced and my office manager (and daughter) Jennifer will give me way too much grief if I tackle developing another new product any time soon :P

Jennifer will be sending an information mail-out before CineGear which will include photos, then new Universal/Genesis harness web link and lots more details.

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#6 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 11:19 AM

Hi Thomas,

I'd be happy to answer your questions:

The "Walter Light" comes standard with our carbon fiber Low-Profile arm.
What we are planning with the Universal/Genesis is to have an introductory price for the harness itself without the arm. There will be the option of either a metal, original carbon or the low profile carbon arm- each at a different price point. So it's up to the operator... sort of a build your own system based on your priorities and price.

We are still working on confirming the price points. We only came up with the idea for the Genesis at NAB and we have to get a clear idea of the time and costs involved. The exact prices will be available soon and we plan to make it comparable to the front mounted vests. So at the tope end of our spectrum will be the Traditional, closely followed by the Light. As a more entry level option, possibly for operators who want to start with a back mounted Klassen vest but don't want to spend the premium price, we will offer the Genesis. You will be able to buy the Genesis from us or MK-V- I suspect through MK-V Howard will be offering a package deal if you get the harness with his Genesis system.

The advantages of the Walter Light and the Traditional vs. this new model is that the new one is designed for lighter cameras while the Light and the Traditional are designed to maximize comfort with even the heaviest load. And as always the Light and the Traditional have the fine tailoring and personalized fitting. However, all the harnesses offer the benefits of a back-mounted vest.

Currently we have no designs for a cheaper vehicle mount. The one we have now is quite competitively priced and my office manager (and daughter) Jennifer will give me way too much grief if I tackle developing another new product any time soon :P

Jennifer will be sending an information mail-out before CineGear which will include photos, then new Universal/Genesis harness web link and lots more details.

Walter

Looking forward to seeing the new stuff at Cinegear. Are you going to have anything else there ? :D

Eric Fletcher
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#7 WalterKlassen

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 11:51 AM

Hi Eric,

Jennifer here.

As it stands now Walter and I will be there at the MK-V booth at CineGear with:
Walter Light harnesses
Traditional Deluxe harnesses
Universal/Genesis harnesses
an assortment of arm types
Hardmount (vehicle mount)
our SideSte II quiet rails

looking forward to seeing/meeting so many of you
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#8 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 07:54 PM

Hi Eric,

Jennifer here.

As it stands now Walter and I will be there at the MK-V booth at CineGear with:
Walter Light harnesses
Traditional Deluxe harnesses
Universal/Genesis harnesses
an assortment of arm types
Hardmount (vehicle mount)
our SideSte II quiet rails

looking forward to seeing/meeting so many of you

Hi Jennifer,

I guess I was too vauge.... Walter said he might build something special and bring it to cinegear to see how it works.... :D
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#9 WalterKlassen

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 01:04 PM

Hi Eric,

my goof. I checked with Walter, he's definitely planning on bringing something to CineGear for you to try.

cheers

Jennifer
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#10 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 02:41 PM

Hi Eric,

my goof. I checked with Walter, he's definitely planning on bringing something to CineGear for you to try.

cheers

Jennifer

I'm looking forward to that! Rich Davis should also try it.
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#11 Howard J Smith

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 02:37 PM

Hi Eric

How are you?
Don't worry - I think you will like it! - it is better for the 'fuller' figure chaps like ourselfs..

Also in response to 'Carpo' - gnespolo - sorry mate, I have been very busy - we have all new 2" 2 stage posts, 2" 4 stage posts and a new focus system + plus the Nexus and V2" and MK-V/Hummingbird to name but a few - :D

Looking forward to seeing you all at Cinegear

All the best and thanks for the interest

Howard J Smith MK-V
www.mk-v.com
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#12 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 02:41 PM

Hi Eric

How are you?
Don't worry - I think you will like it! - it is better for the 'fuller' figure chaps like ourselfs..

Also in response to 'Carpo' - gnespolo - sorry mate, I have been very busy - we have all new 2" 2 stage posts, 2" 4 stage posts and a new focus system + plus the Nexus and V2" and MK-V/Hummingbird to name but a few - :D

Looking forward to seeing you all at Cinegear

All the best and thanks for the interest

Howard J Smith MK-V
www.mk-v.com

Looking forward to seeing all the toys. Hit me on the e-mail with your schedule for the show
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#13 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 03:00 PM

shit when i star this thing of steadicam , i was thinking to make big money ,,,,,,and i end speanding all in gear and toys....when this gonna end....????
quoting janis athur "the stedicam its a black hold where all your money goes and never came back..."
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#14 Howard J Smith

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 03:04 PM

Hi 'Carpo'

Don't worry - I will look after you!

See you soon and thanks for the 'photos'

many thanks

Howard J Smith MK-V
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