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#1 Matías Rey

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:59 PM

Does anyone know if the Sony HVR Z1 works well with Steadicam Pilot?
What´s about the motion artifacts?

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 04:58 PM

Does anyone know if the Sony HVR Z1 works well with Steadicam Pilot?
What´s about the motion artifacts?

Thanks a lot



En teoría debe funcionar bien, considerando que el peso de la cámara Sony HVR Z1 es de 4.3 lb (1.9 kg). El modelo Pilot de Steadicam está diseñado para una capacidad de carga de 2 a 10 lbs. Lo cual ubica esta cámara dentro de un rango medio aceptable para el Pilot.

Es necesario considerar el tipo de monitor que tiene el Pilot puesto que hay dos alternativas: 5.8" Color LCD Monitor (Pilot) 16:9 y 3.5" Color LCD monitor (Co-Pilot) 4:3 (Pal o NTSC). Igualmente es importante contemplar el peso del sistema de alimentación para monitor y cámara. Si es el monitor de 3.5" utiliza baterias Doble AA. (Son livianas pero de poca capacidad y duración). Por el contrario, el monitor 5.8" requiere de baterías profesionales de montura V-Lock.

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#3 Iain Baird

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:34 PM

Or in other words......

In theory this should function well, considering that the weight of the camera Sony HVR Z1 is 4,3 lb (1,9 kg). The model one Pilot is designed for a capacity of 2 to 10 lbs. Which puts this camera inside an acceptable medium range. It is necessary to consider the type of monitor that the Pilot has since there are two alternatives: 5,8" Color LCD Monitor (Pilot) 16:9 and 3,5" Color LCD monitor (Co-Pilot) 4:3 (Pal or NTSC). Likewise it is important to consider the weight of the system with monitor and camera. If it's a 3.5" monitor use Double AA batteries. (They are light but have little capacity and duration). A 5.8" monitor requires of professional batteries like the V-Lock.

(I don't speak spanish but google does)

Edited by Iain Baird, 22 January 2009 - 05:35 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:03 PM

Or in other words......

In theory this should function well, considering that the weight of the camera Sony HVR Z1 is 4,3 lb (1,9 kg). The model one Pilot is designed for a capacity of 2 to 10 lbs. Which puts this camera inside an acceptable medium range. It is necessary to consider the type of monitor that the Pilot has since there are two alternatives: 5,8" Color LCD Monitor (Pilot) 16:9 and 3,5" Color LCD monitor (Co-Pilot) 4:3 (Pal or NTSC). Likewise it is important to consider the weight of the system with monitor and camera. If it's a 3.5" monitor use Double AA batteries. (They are light but have little capacity and duration). A 5.8" monitor requires of professional batteries like the V-Lock.

(I don't speak spanish but google does)


Hi, Iain,

It seems like you do speak spanish and traslate so well into english. I wrote in spanish because Matías is from Uruguay, I am from Colombia but I live in Argentina so that is why I decided to. Anyway, excuse me if it was not very polite.

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#5 Iain Baird

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:44 PM

No Worries Salazar,

I'm sure Matias was able to read and understand it, and hopefully it helped to answer his question. Truthfully I don't own a pilot and probably never will, but I do like to read all the posts about equipment and functionality which led to the translation. This site is a resource for so many operators that I figured I'd put the translation up for those that might be looking for the same answers but can't read Spanish.

IAIN

Edited by Iain Baird, 22 January 2009 - 10:45 PM.

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#6 Nick Tsamandanis

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:57 AM

Pilot with a Z1 works beautiful.
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#7 Matías Rey

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:12 PM

Thank you a lot for being patience. I think This Forum is Great.
I understand some english but i´m not so good at writing.

Con respecto a lo que mencionaban sobre la montura para las baterías... Encontré en B&H una oferta con montura para baterías AA para un monitor 5.8" 16:9 LCD. Me parece que es el más adecuado para el uso que vamos a darle en la escuela de cine. Según leí en los Reviews estas baterías duran cerca de 4 horas. Quizá la única desventaja sean las 10 pilas que debo colocarle.

I will try to translate...
About the battery mount. I found at B&H an offer with AA Batery Mount for a 5.8" 16:9 LCD monitor. I think that works well for what we want the Pilot. According to the B&H Reviews for this product, someone says that batteries last 4 hours using the 5.8" 16:9 LCD.
May be the only disadvantage is the amount of batteries..

No one says anything about the SONY HVR Z1 movement artifacts...


Thanks to everyone.
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#8 Matías Rey

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:31 PM

No one says anything about the SONY HVR Z1 movement artifacts...

Thanks to everyone.


I found this at dvinfo.net :

http://www.dvinfo.ne...ng-problem.html

I mean this problem but not with panning. I want to know if someone expirience this kind of motion artifactst with the steadicam movements...

Saludos!

Matías

Edited by Matías Rey, 23 January 2009 - 04:34 PM.

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#9 salazarhenry

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:35 PM

No one says anything about the SONY HVR Z1 movement artifacts...

Thanks to everyone.


I found this at dvinfo.net :

http://www.dvinfo.ne...ng-problem.html

I mean this problem but not with panning. I want to know if someone expirience this kind of motion artifactst with the steadicam movements...

Saludos!

Matías



I´ve been using this camera for a while but I have not seen this problems on video. If it appears, I think it could be a problem of the camera itself but it has nothing to do with steadicam operation.
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