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#1 luis castro

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:46 PM

copy g70 ?made in china


web : http://www.frankie.com.cn/

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#2 chris fawcett

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:11 AM

Shameless.

I wonder if it works. It's interesting how so many knock-offs look the part, but completely fail to perform like the evolved product we are used to.

Having said that, it's a tribute to the genius of GB's original design that no matter how badly understood, copied, and indeed, operated, even the worst rig can stabilise a camera in a way that was impossible before the Great Brown Stabiliser Paradigm Shift.

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#3 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 09:10 AM

Well put Chris.
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#4 luis castro

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:17 AM

Shameless.

I wonder if it works. It's interesting how so many knock-offs look the part, but completely fail to perform like the evolved product we are used to.

Having said that, it's a tribute to the genius of GB's original design that no matter how badly understood, copied, and indeed, operated, even the worst rig can stabilise a camera in a way that was impossible before the Great Brown Stabiliser Paradigm Shift.

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it is truth, all the marks have only copied to MR Garret .any more
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#5 luis castro

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:38 AM

more pictures for copy g70 and copyright is for 20 year ?

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#6 luis castro

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:42 AM

more picture copy vest ultra2 and sled ultra2 similar

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#7 Charles King

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:06 PM

Well, these compies do not seem to wait for years to come before the patent runs out. Well, it's gonna continue regardless... Oh well, ;)
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#8 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 02:17 PM

Looks like they cut some corners. Looks like the bones are simply bent metal instead of the honeycomb design Tiffen is using. Looks like its probably made of steel. I bet they cheaped out on a lot of the materials So it probably has enough steel to be heavier and enough weaker materials to break at a very inconvenient time if you are flying heavy cameras with it.

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#9 luis castro

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:36 PM

Looks like they cut some corners. Looks like the bones are simply bent metal instead of the honeycomb design Tiffen is using. Looks like its probably made of steel. I bet they cheaped out on a lot of the materials So it probably has enough steel to be heavier and enough weaker materials to break at a very inconvenient time if you are flying heavy cameras with it.

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the price is very under thus is necessary to distrust of the materials, only the cover of the screws is of aluminum that is a good point for g50 and g70 copyright that is due to consider
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#10 RobVanGelder

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:28 AM

I was at the BIRTV broadcast convention last month in Beijing and met this company and Mr. Frankie......

I tested his biggest rig, which was loaded with an old style Betacam camera (not working) , certainly not the heaviest camera possible.
The whole system is made of flimsy thin materials, soft metals and definitely not worth your money!
The adjustments are not tool-less when the arm is loaded, it takes a wrench and lots of force to change.

I could see the arm elements twisting, pulling halfway out of the bearings and also saw scrapings of metal pieces inside.
The vest is easily distorted by any force, the attachment to the socket block is weak and will bend and break under load.
Not a good system at all, but bluntly copied.

He is not the only one doing this, the other "famous' company Movcam does the same. I tested their rigs and arms too and must say that they are working much better already. Their choice of materials is much better
Everything you see there is a copy of the originals, so they look good, but lack performance.
Movcam is however much more sturdy build than Frankie.

Also their arms look tool-less but are in fact not so. But to be honest, the Movcam arms were working much better. They have the IIIa arm and the Master arms but I don't know about the latest G50/70's. ( have not seen a G50/70 ever so cannot compare)

This is not the only equipment that is copied. Cranes, Jimmy-jibs, dollies, accessories, everything was shown there, but rarely the originals.

The most copied items are however, Arri's complete line of lamps, tungsten and HMI, everywhere i saw the famous blue Arri parts on lamps and ballasts, but upon inspection they were from at least 10 different chinese companies who copied everything, even the details (except for the name). But do not expect the electronics in the ballast to be the same, it is only the outside!
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#11 Peter Hoare

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 06:19 PM

This just about sums up the Frankie guys. Not sure what this guy thinks hes filming, but he wont get far with no lens on his camera.


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Edited by Peter Hoare, 27 February 2009 - 06:22 PM.

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#12 Stephen Vanderspek

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:07 PM

This just about sums up the Frankie guys. Not sure what this guy thinks hes filming, but he wont get far with no lens on his camera.


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Priceless.
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#13 nick franco

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:11 PM

This just about sums up the Frankie guys. Not sure what this guy thinks hes filming, but he wont get far with no lens on his camera.


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Come on, clearly he's using pinhole photography! :blink:
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#14 Erwin Landau

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:44 PM

Sen....

If you concentrate enough you will eventually see through the wall... or Lens cap... so I hear from my sansei...

Remember the Steadicam Insurance add where the "Operator" was looking through the Eyepiece while operating...

I can see they have no clue what we do for a living...
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#15 Erwin Landau

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:49 PM

Hm....

No Harddrive... No Battery... No Power Cable... No Video Cable...


What can I say...
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