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#1 Danny O'Neill

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:42 PM

Hi, quick question. Later this year I plan on buying a Steadicam Pilot to go with our FX1's. Will I need any addtional cables or adapters to use the Sony FX1 with the Pilots monitor. The literature I can find on the pilot just says it comes with an RCA cable but doesnt say what each end of the connectors is (can only assume its RCA to RCA.

Also, will the pilot (with the IDX battery kit) power the FX1 and if so will it need any adapters.

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#2 Nick Tsamandanis

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:03 PM

Hi Danny, I had a custom cable made up for the FX1/Z1 yellow audio/video out to the Pilot. I always power the camera with its own large battery since it needs more weight up top. You will need adapters if you desire to use the Pilot's battery to power the camera.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:53 PM

Hi, quick question. Later this year I plan on buying a Steadicam Pilot to go with our FX1's. Will I need any additional cables or adapters to use the Sony FX1 with the Pilots monitor. The literature I can find on the pilot just says it comes with an RCA cable but doesn't say what each end of the connectors is (can only assume its RCA to RCA.

Yes, the cable that comes with the Pilot is a simple RCA to RCA. For the Sony FX1, you can use the supplied A/V connecting cable , but this makes for a lot of cable looped up top. A better solution would be to to buy a spare Sony A/V connecting cable, chop it down to size, and solder up a custom cable.

Also, will the pilot (with the IDX battery kit) power the FX1 and if so will it need any adapters.

You would need a 14.4v to 7.2v adapter. Not cheap. It's probably better to use the FX1 battery. You could also save some money and get the Pilot-AA. See here for details:
http://www.dvinfo.ne...attery-mod.html

Edited by Dave Gish, 19 February 2009 - 11:54 PM.

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#4 Peter Hoare

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 04:50 PM

Hi, quick question. Later this year I plan on buying a Steadicam Pilot to go with our FX1's. Will I need any additional cables or adapters to use the Sony FX1 with the Pilots monitor. The literature I can find on the pilot just says it comes with an RCA cable but doesn't say what each end of the connectors is (can only assume its RCA to RCA.

Yes, the cable that comes with the Pilot is a simple RCA to RCA. For the Sony FX1, you can use the supplied A/V connecting cable , but this makes for a lot of cable looped up top. A better solution would be to to buy a spare Sony A/V connecting cable, chop it down to size, and solder up a custom cable.

Also, will the pilot (with the IDX battery kit) power the FX1 and if so will it need any adapters.

You would need a 14.4v to 7.2v adapter. Not cheap. It's probably better to use the FX1 battery. You could also save some money and get the Pilot-AA. See here for details:
http://www.dvinfo.ne...attery-mod.html


Hawk Woods and Swit make battery adapters for the FX1/Z1 cameras, which should allow you to power the camera off the sled. The bigger batteries help to give the camera weight though so probably isn't necessary.
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