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#1 Dan Coplan

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 12:50 PM

off my Steadicam, I hope!

Just found out I'm going to be shooting in rain next week. Any advice much appreciated including what sort of conversation I should have with the producer regarding potential damage to my rig.

Dan
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#2 BJMcDonnell SOC

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 11:59 AM

Yo Dan!

Make sure you get covers for your battery cage, arm,follow focus transmitter and yourself. I use plastic wrap around the follow focus reciever on the sled and the AC's usually just use a plastic bag around the camera instead of a camera rain cover. I have a mountain hardware rain jacket that I cut a hole in so my arm from my backmount harness can come thru and my vest is totally dry inside. Ive flown a 435 with a rain deflector on. Hope that helps a little. Oh yes, don't forget a tube of lisigav. Ron told me to remind you of that. I think he bought stock in the company.

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#3 Gus Trivino

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 02:03 PM

Hi Dan

Yesterday I worked for first time under the rain with a Rain deflector.
I used an HD camera with a Spintec Rain Deflector: http://www.spintec.co.il/
Very VERY light. (If you have direct sound, maybe is a little bit noise)

I tried to power the Rain deflector with the camera aux power (hirose 4), but the battery (Sony BP)couldnĀ“t powered the camera and the Rain Deflector.
Finally I powered the Rain Deflector with the sled.
My advices are:
-Rain cover for all the equipment and use plastic wrap too.
-a Big Towell for you
-A good hairdryer to dry the equipment if you have some problem on set.

Best to all,

Gus
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