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#1 Dan Martland

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:19 PM

Has anyone else out there tried modifying there sk2 rig by changing the green crt monitor for a full colour 7" monitor.

Ive chatted with the guys at steadicam and they think it can be done but it wont be easy. I will have to the mods myself.

SACHTLER sell this bracket which will replace what i all ready have. And then i was thinking of buying a Marshall sunbright monitor.

I know a guy who can help me with the cabling.

The SACHTLER bracket costs $800 alone. And then im gonna have to fork out the cash for a monitor.
Has anyone else done this modification cheaper. If so i would love to know.

Many thanks

Dan

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#2 Erik Brul

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:49 PM

Hey Dan,

Maybe a other idea is a sort of upgrade of the bottom part of the Sled. Richard Lewis, operator in the UK is selling the bottom part of a Archer Sled. It should be possible to hook the Archer Base to the Post of the SK2. That way you can have a also a video lines upgrade, power upgrades and sliding battery mounts..

It's just a idea, take a look at :

http://hbsboard.com/...mp;topic=3161.0

Best, Erik

ps. posted 1 pic of the base, think Richard wouldn't mind ;)

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#3 Dan Martland

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:43 PM

Thanks Eric, I will look into it.
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#4 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:20 AM

It can be done on the cheap, but will take significantly more work. I don't have an SK2 but I did make my own monitor arm out of aluminum tubing when I switched my rig from green screen to LCD and I am about to make version 2 . I used the post clamp from my CRTs monitor arm and then used square aluminum tubing for the arm itself. Drilled some holes, attached a plate with velcro to mount my archos and added a ball joint that came with my LCD monitor. Version 2 will use a sturdier all metal ball joint, have internal wiring, include power and video lines for my archos and possibly a video distribution amplifier.

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#5 Dan Martland

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:40 AM

Thanks Jess for your input. Its good to see that i have options.
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