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#1 Andre Trudel

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:37 PM

Satchler Artemis Cine HD. I tried it out at the NAB show in Vegas last year. The sled seemed very nice and sturdy and was very modular and light with a three battery set up. The vest also fit me very well and felt very comfortable, strong, and light with a pretty thick chest spar. The arm was the only thing I did not like because of the boom range, or should I say, lack there of.
I?m looking to upgrade my sled from my old steadicam efp. I did not run with the rig on so, I was wondering how sturdy the sled really is? Is there vibration? How good is there X/Y top stage? How good is the gimble even though I would probably want to replace there gimble and monitor bracket with XCS?s. Your advice is greatly appreciated.

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#2 Frederic Chamberland

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:19 PM

Hi Andre,


You will find a lot of info about the Cine-Hd by typing " Artemis " in the search engine. I have flown a Cine-hd for 5 years and you can see one of my reviews in the 2003 forum. The forum search options seem to stop in 2004. Just go down the right bottom of the page and select 2003 Forum from the scroll down menu and do the same "artemis " search in the 2003 forum.

The Cine-Hd has been an excellent rig for me and I now have a PRO sled. Top stage is rock solid and I beat it a couple of times with no worries. I onced smashed a wall with a 535B and not only did the camera stay on the sled, the top stage was ok and I was able to continue to shoot. Gimbal is smoother on the PRO, haven't tried the XCS . Vest is nice but I have not tried the new one. The arm I just sent in after 5 years for a complete re haul and I should received the new "on set replaceable" option with the arm. don't know what to expect and I will post on the new option as soon as I test it out. My PRO sled is a dream to fly but I missed the battery level LED's of the Artemis so much that I sent my PRO to David Hable in Vancouver to get the mod done on the PRO. I also miss the battery holder with a variable position rosette to place the batteries higher or lower at the back.

The man behind the Artemis products line is Curt Shaller in Germany, he also is an operator. you can reach him at Curt.

Fly safe.
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#3 mark morgan

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 12:33 AM

hello andre
i have the artemis hd pro sled with a 24v upgrade
and have been very happy with it
super solid done alot of running shots and no signs of unwanted vibrations
and the battery placement options are second to none
craftmanship is very sweet,vest is very comfortable
i am running a g-50 and g-70 arm there hard to beat


service from curt schaller and jim davis has been fantastic
they really do there best to service you the way you would expect
if your rig is in for a service they will happily send you a loaner
happy shopping


Satchler Artemis Cine HD. I tried it out at the NAB show in Vegas last year. The sled seemed very nice and sturdy and was very modular and light with a three battery set up. The vest also fit me very well and felt very comfortable, strong, and light with a pretty thick chest spar. The arm was the only thing I did not like because of the boom range, or should I say, lack there of.
I?m looking to upgrade my sled from my old steadicam efp. I did not run with the rig on so, I was wondering how sturdy the sled really is? Is there vibration? How good is there X/Y top stage? How good is the gimble even though I would probably want to replace there gimble and monitor bracket with XCS?s. Your advice is greatly appreciated.


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#4 Andre Trudel

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:40 PM

Thanks for your quick response Frederic and Mark.
Frederic, I was sorry to read about your misfortune with your old sled. I was wondering why you went with the pro instead of another artemis sled?

Mark, the g-70 arm really is hard to beat but, it?s a little out of my price range at the moment so, I think I?ll stick to my trusty 3A arm with Robert Luna?s new spring upgrade for now.

I called Jim Davis but, he could not really answer any of my questions. I wanted to know if I could buy the sled without there gimble, monitor bracket, and possibly the post. I think I?d rather go with tiffen?s carbon fiber post and XCS?s gimble and bracket. I?ll contact Curt Shaller. Thanks again.
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#5 Frederic Chamberland

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 02:20 PM

I was wondering why you went with the pro instead of another artemis sled?


I live in Canada, our dollar is at parity with the US dollar right now. At the time I bought the Artemis (2001), it was worth 63 cents... So my decision was based purely on the dollar value at the time and again in 2007 . I received (still) great service from Curt at Sachtler and got the same A1 service from GPI. There are plus and minuses on both sleds and would recommend both for high end results.

You just reminded me I have to post about the end of my story with my sled stolen...(thieves were caught, insurance is screwing me...) I will post soon , get the pop-corn ready.
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