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#1 benedictspence

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:05 AM

Hi All,

Having just had a 6 week steadicam job confirmed, starting at the end of next week, I've also just been told that Lemo UK are busy as hell and it'll take at least 4 weeks for them to make me up a lightweight Fibre Optic Jumper! Bugger! The cameras will be Sony HDC1500 which I guess have a standard HD lemo connector on them although I am currently trying to confirm this...

Is there anyone who will hire me one or preferably two such jumpers for the 6 week period. I will of course cover them with my insurance and will pay for postage if you're outside London. I know they are not an essential bit of kit but if I'm going to be 6 weeks in the vest I want to be as prepared as possible!

Please PM me or email me at willbenspencework@yahoo.com or call me on 0781 402 1050.

Thanks very much,

Ben Spence
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#2 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:03 PM

If you've got a six week run you'd be much better off buying your own. I doubt many live ops can afford to be without their fiber jumper for that length of time. If it were a few days I'm sure someone would help you out.

The cost of my 6ft was $630 USD.

mohawk-cable.com

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I think Leslie Hicks is the contact there but they know what a Steadicam jumper is. 5 ft or 6 ft.
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#3 benedictspence

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:57 AM

Hi Robert,

Thanks very much for your quick reply... I've been offerd a loaner by another very kind op, but you're right I'd much rather pick up my own.

I think I've found a chap who can put one together for me, rather than LEMO UK who are saying 4-5 weeks.

I was thinking more along the lines of 3ft on the cable, 6ft seems a bit too much- would you say 6ft is the good length?

Cheers for the advice!

Ben
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#4 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:28 PM

Hi Robert,

Thanks very much for your quick reply... I've been offerd a loaner by another very kind op, but you're right I'd much rather pick up my own.

I think I've found a chap who can put one together for me, rather than LEMO UK who are saying 4-5 weeks.

I was thinking more along the lines of 3ft on the cable, 6ft seems a bit too much- would you say 6ft is the good length?

Cheers for the advice!

Ben


Hey Ben,
The Length depends on where you attach the main cable, we all attach it in the back of the vest with the jumper draped over your shoulder, so 3 feet feels way too short for us, you can always coil it up but you can't make it longer

good luck

I say order one and have it in you kit
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#5 benedictspence

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 05:48 AM

Hi Rob,

Was planning on going from my shoulder- generally where I wear cables from but I guess it depends on the length of cable I'm given now!

I'd order one but the job starts the end of next week so by the time it arrived from Lemo UK my job will be almost over. I'll try the US this evening see if they can ship something out to me next week.

Although it's definatly worth having once in my kit (and I like a good complete kit!), it's very rare I do studio stuff and even rarer that it's HD!

Cheers for the advice,

Ben
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#6 Ed Moore

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:49 AM

Hey Ben,

Just being massively cheeky/nosey and wondering what the job is!

Are you off Cribs now then?

Cheers,

Ed
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#7 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:30 AM

, it's very rare I do studio stuff and even rarer that it's HD!

Cheers for the advice,

Ben



Rare for HD not for too much longer I think?!

Good luck!
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#8 Anthony Violanto

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 05:06 PM

The cost of my 6ft was $630 USD.

mohawk-cable.com

(978) 728-5292

I think Leslie Hicks is the contact there but they know what a Steadicam jumper is. 5 ft or 6 ft.


Is this a reliable jumper? Has anyone had one fail yet? I'm also looking for a good cable to use w/ the HDC1500. Reliability is my biggest concern.
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