Posted 16 January 2004 - 04:09 AM
This is my first posting this year, And I hope some of you might
be able to help me...
I have a MK-V rig and a Master film ( back up ). My problem is that
MK-V do not presently make any Electronic level ( EL ) . and after speak
to the good people at Tiffen, I have decided not to move the EL from my
Master. Question : Only unit I know about is XCS , I would like some
comments from users out there...
Prices..? reliability..? is it compatible with all major systems..?
ps. I have ofcourse also tried to contact the company, but they seem busy
at the moment..
Posted 16 January 2004 - 03:53 PM
You'd have to give Greg Bubb a call to see if his PDL is compatible with other monitors. It might require a modification to work with other monitors.
The price is $2,700
I have one with my TB-6 and I love it.
I'm a big fan of not having to take your eyes OFF the monitor to "verify" your level. Bubble levels are usually placed just off the viewing area of the monitor, forcing you to look AWAY from the picture for just a split second. And in dark situations, the bubble level is hard to see.
As for reliablility, well, Greg Bubb makes it, not much else needs to be said there. Top notch customer service too.
Give him a call or email him, he might be able to modify the PDL to work with another monitor (I'm guessing since you asked about the PDL you don't have a
Posted 17 January 2004 - 10:29 AM
The XCS is reliable and very easy to access.
Posted 18 January 2004 - 09:08 AM
Im in the same position as you in that i also use a MK-V sled (with a Mk-V LCD) so i dont have an electronic bubble (and im really misssing it!). In Sept/Oct of last year i rang Marrel about the Electronic level that they are working on and they hoped to have something ready in Jan/Feb 04 so it might be worth your while giving them a call.
Do let us all know what you think of the V2 Gimbal (thinking of buying one myself).
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 03:01 PM
You can also contact baer-bel here in germany! They do offer an electronic bubble!
Pretty much the same as gregs. Maybe even a little cheaper?! Maybe worth a try!
Posted 25 February 2004 - 02:51 AM
the electronic level works great when it's in regular mode, but when i go into low-mode (spinning the monitor to keep it upright) the level goes all kablooey. ie: the lines only line up when the sled is on an angle that could only be called level by one of those dudes in the old v8 tomato juice ads.
any thoughts my friends?