About Pro arm
Posted 10 May 2008 - 02:50 PM
It´s my first post in steadicam forum.
I´ve EFP rig, I think is a very good equipment to work in tv or others video works. I´m upgrade my rig and I bought a pro arm, it isn´t here yet and I´ve a doubt. It´s fully compatible the socket pro arm with my socket best? I heared that is possible it doesn´t fit correctly.
Some body can said me if I´ll have any problems?
Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:26 PM
It should fit fine. Key word here is "should." I've heard of an occasional stuck arm in vest before because the tolerances were too tight, but it is very rare. Don't worry about it until (if) you have a problem!
Enjoy the new arm - you will love it.
Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:28 PM
I´ll check in a few days.
Me too I think I will love it. I know this arm and I think is very good and safe.
Thank you again
Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:34 PM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:33 PM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:53 AM
Congrats on your arm Purchase, I know you will love it.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:27 AM
Im thinking is better do an effort and acquire a pro vest. That will save problems.
Thanks every body for your comments.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:31 PM
The PRO Arm Socket as well as the Vest Socket Block are under size. That means That the PRO Arm will fit in almost all Vests on the market. If you buy the PRO Vest most likely only the PRO Arm Socket will fit perfectly. There where problems in the past with Tiffen and CP arms that needed serious help (Hammer) to separate from the Socket Block. As well as the Steadyrig arm and a Glidecam Gold arm that needed machining intervention.
All the Klassen Vests take the PRO arm no problem... All accounts about matting problems were with the early versions, including the Hardmount.
If you are not sure when buying the PRO Arm also spring for a Vest (Female) Socket Block for front mount...
Hope that helps,