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#1 James Blackburn

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:46 PM

I have had a request for a shoot using the movietube / hvx200, With a remote focus and video transmitter would this be too heavy for the flyer?
I have not used the movie tube before so I'm trying to get an idea of its total weight.

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#2 Peter Hoare

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 06:08 AM

Hi James,

Im typing to you from the set of my first film :-)

I had a play with the movie tube at broadcast live, and as far as I remember there are two different types, but both of them are the same case, one of them just has some electronics inside it. I cant find how much it weighs online, but I reckon it would be about 3kg, as its a cast aluminum case with a solid glass prism. Plus the lens, probably about 4.5kg. An HVX is 2kg which would leave you 500g for the rest of it before you max the system out.... Check the official weights but it will probably be over...

This shoot im on now is shooting with an hvx200 on an SGpro 35mm rig with wireless video (no FF though :angry: ) and the arm sections are very nearly adjust to their strongest.

The movietube uses that whacky angled camera thing which will screw about with the balance but you would have to experiment
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#3 Erik Brul

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 02:02 AM

I have had a request for a shoot using the movietube / hvx200, With a remote focus and video transmitter would this be too heavy for the flyer?
I have not used the movie tube before so I'm trying to get an idea of its total weight.

Cheers

James


James,
It has even be a setup on stand of Tiffen during NAB :
It is a little picture but maybe enough proof.. I see some space between the stage and the gimbal so the extra weight
of the remote focus and transmitter wouldn't be a problem.. Only the used lens maybe..

http://www.steadicam...yer_w_movietube

Best, Erik
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