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#1 Colin Donahue

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:48 PM

Just found out that the job I have on Thursday is not the Phillips 6000 with triax, but the Sony 1500 with fiber optic cable. I have not worked with this before. I am told it is much smaller than triax,
but I assume it is thick enough that it will influence the camera. Do I need an adapter? Where can I get one? Production company is VER and they do not have one and didn't know where to get one.
Any help or experience with fiber would be a big help. I have not done a search on the forum yet, I am pressed for time, my wife just had surgery, I got a 6 year old kid.... gotta go.

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#2 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:04 PM

Just found out that the job I have on Thursday is not the Phillips 6000 with triax, but the Sony 1500 with fiber optic cable. I have not worked with this before. I am told it is much smaller than triax,
but I assume it is thick enough that it will influence the camera. Do I need an adapter? Where can I get one? Production company is VER and they do not have one and didn't know where to get one.
Any help or experience with fiber would be a big help. I have not done a search on the forum yet, I am pressed for time, my wife just had surgery, I got a 6 year old kid.... gotta go.

Thanks,
Colin

Collin,
You can borrow my fiber adapter for the day, I'll be at CBS TV city tonight and tomorrow for Idol tomorrow night at home and Thursday at stage 6 at Tribune . . . .Call me and I'll give you the info to order your own.
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#3 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:07 PM

Gents--

My sense here is that you need a fiber jumper.

A company called Mohawk makes a VERY nice jumper.

Tomorrow when I get in the truck, I will get that contact data posted here for all to use.

Cost is around US$600. for the assembly.

Very well made and durable.

Best,

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#4 AdamKeith

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:12 PM

Colin,

You can also try

Jonathan Stevens
Fiber Optics Services
R. Orange Engineering
303 547-4897

My Fiber Jumper has had a work out the last two years and held up very well. You need to keep it clean. You might want to purchase a Fiber cleaning kit.

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#5 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 09:00 PM

Mohawk 978 537-9961
Item # M82046 or SOCX#521-4

Fiber Steadicam 6' adapter.
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#6 Colin Donahue

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:41 AM

Mohawk 978 537-9961
Item # M82046 or SOCX#521-4

Fiber Steadicam 6' adapter.


Guys,
Thanks for all the help. Lawrence, Rob Vuona suggested Mohawk as well, but he gave me a different part number. He gave me FL45918010 . When I did a search of this number on the web site it came up blank. I will call them in the morning and try to figure which one I need, and check out the company in Orange as well. Are these things they have laying around on a shelf, or are they custom made ? I need it soon.
Thanks again to all.

Colin
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#7 Bryan Trieb SOC

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 03:00 AM

I just placed an order today thanks to Rob providing the contact info for Mohawk.
Leslie Hicks was a pleasure to deal with over the phone....
I'm getting a 7ft Fiber jumper, part number M82719
Her Contact info: 800.422.9961 ext. 5292
leslie.hicks@mohawk-cable.com

These cables are apparently not in stock so expect at least a week or two between placing the order and receiving the product.
Hope this helps!
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#8 Colin Donahue

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:49 AM

Bryan,
thanks

colin
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