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#1 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 07:19 PM

Has any one seen the new Clipper 312/324? It looks pretty nice, more like the U2 then the Masters. I thought I had a new rig (got my clipper 24 just a year a go) but I guess it?s an older model now.
http://www.steadicam.com/

Looks like the big differences are:
?Go to? buttons on the gimbal

I do not know if it is a new gimbal but it does say something about a tool to re-center it in the field.

A HDSDI BNC instead of the unique conector for RGB HD

New Monitor mount

I found this the most intresting line

?The new Wide Dovetail Lock has a broader, more positive grip on the dovetail plate. The handle has a safety stop to prevent accidental release.?

My sled was in for repair this year and Tiffen replaced a number of parts in the top stage (under warranty thank you!). From what as I can tell I think I have the wide Dovetail lock but I do not have the safety stop. I want it! To me, the locking system I have seems too easy to accidentally un-lock. I hope this will be an up-grade that is easy and affordable.

I will say I?m happy I got my rig without the electronics in the top stage/gimbal. Maybe after a few years of operating I will feel different.

All of you at NAB will have to let us know what you think.
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#2 luis castro

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:39 AM

so beatiful clipper 324 , I look with mini ultra 2 , I like so much , good steadicam by Garrett and Jerry.


http://www.steadicam...-324_std(1).pdf
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#3 Kevin Krautle

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 04:23 PM

Ditto and the congrads, Nice job Jerry and Garret and all of the Steadicam team, It's defiantly the one for me (when I can afford it ;) ).
Any word on pricing yet??

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#4 John Pappas

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:41 PM

Flew the 312 and 324 today at NAB.
What can I say? Nice. Impressive. Basically has everything I need in a rig.

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#5 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:46 PM

Big difference from last years model?
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#6 Lars Erik

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 02:54 AM

Look very, very nice.

One point though, the bottom part looks quite light. This makes me think of what will happen to the set-up when flying the bigger cameras. One would have to lower the gimbal or make the sled quite long. Am I right in this assumption? Anyone know? Just asking because I'm a short sled guy.

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#7 Häakon

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:20 AM

Any word on pricing yet??

I flew the new 312 at NAB and was totally blown away. What a sweet, fluid rig.

I was told the price was ~$36,900 from a Tiffen employee; this comes with an SD monitor and no electronics in the stage. The 324 comes with the motorized stage standard; both require upgrades to an HD or Ultrabrite monitor.

The differential is only ~$7,000 now from the base price of an Archer (which also comes with an SD monitor standard), so it's almost a no brainer. I was extremely impressed.
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#8 Kevin Krautle

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 02:31 PM

Awesome!!
Thanks for the info.

-Kevin "Counting the pennies in the sock drawer" Krautle
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#9 luis castro

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:20 PM

[quote name='Kevin Krautle' date='Apr 15 2008, 12:31 PM' post='35073']
Awesome!!
Thanks for the info.

-Kevin "Counting the pennies in the sock drawer" Krautle


more pictures?
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#10 William Demeritt

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:11 PM

Now that is a pretty little beast. Quite a nice design, very sexy. Time to count the change in my spare bags.
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#11 luis castro

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 02:33 PM

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#12 Häakon

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 07:42 PM

Tiffen has updated their pricing information today:

http://www.steadicam..._324PL41408.pdf
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#13 luis castro

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:04 AM

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#14 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:52 AM

The 324 comes with the motorized stage standard


I was one of the operators brought in by Steadicam to help with demo's and I believe the motorized top stage is an upgrade. By all means check with Steadicam.

It is a very nice rig. We actually put a movie cam compact on the 324. But the top stage is not as wide as the Ultras and you might not be able to fly your bigger cameras.
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#15 Häakon

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 05:52 PM

I was one of the operators brought in by Steadicam to help with demo's and I believe the motorized top stage is an upgrade.

As the price list shows, there is an additional charge. :) Sorry about that; I was just going by the information I was given at the Tiffen booth. Still, a good value for this unit I think.
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