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Jon O'Brien

Member Since 23 Sep 2016
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UMP and Nikon

15 February 2019 - 06:40 AM

Let's say you had some Nikon lenses already and wanted to shoot some digital footage for professional use - maybe what you shoot ends up online for a company website, and gets put on DVDs that they sell. You decide to get hold of a camera body that you can use with your Nikon lenses (the UMP comes with an adapter). What could the Ursa Mini Pro do that, say, the Nikon D500 couldn't? Would there be much difference in the look?


camera tape

14 February 2019 - 03:48 PM

The magazine has arrived for my 2C and I'm getting closer to shooting some short ends. Just have to get some battery connections and do some soldering etc. There is a slight bit of play there at the top, where mag joins camera. Nothing alarming, but there is slight movement. Is it best to tape around not just mag lid but also where mag joins to camera?


Cinema Products crystal motor

08 February 2019 - 03:47 PM

I'm looking for the specifications for the Cinema Products Crystal motor designed for the Arriflex IIC camera. Can anyone help me out? Mine has no label or other information on it anymore (unless it's on an interior label). Here's a couple of pictures of the CP motor (neither are mine). Interestingly, I see on the side of the first it says 16-24V. Les Bosher also advises that the original Arri motor was 16V. My motor is mounted underneath the camera.

 

https://www.ebay.com...SEAAOSwvfpcLlPp

 

https://www.ebay.com...bEAAOSwHMJYIgka

 

Any info on amps etc would be great.

 

By the way, in that second photo, I think you might find that's actually a PV mount.


If a film person goes to digital ...

06 February 2019 - 06:49 PM

If you've only ever shot film before, and you get handed a job which, let's say, might be specified to be with a professional digital camera (for instance an Alexa), is it a difficult transition for the maybe set-in-their-ways film person - assuming you know what you're doing with film, and you have a good understanding of lighting, exposure, and with the new camera the frame size and lens choice etc?

 

Does it depend on the camera system eg. Arri/Canon/BM. Provided you have a good understanding of how to set the camera up using the display/buttons, can you program in your familiar shutter length, ISO, and typical 'film' settings? In other words treat it like it's a film camera only you don't need to reload magazines.


Arri 2 electrics

05 February 2019 - 05:09 PM

Hi there, can someone help me with a question about electronics - a subject I'm not all that familiar with. I've got a 2 perf Arri IIC camera recently modified by Aranda and the next thing I need to do is get a battery.

 

I need a 12V sealed battery, the 7 amp hours version. I've located one of those. The camera has a power lead with a Cannon 4-pin XLR male plug at the battery end. I need to attach a 4-pin female receptacle to a short length of cable, which then has connectors attached to the other end that fits onto the battery terminals (slip on, or alligator clips I suppose). My question is what amperage/wattage strength of cable will be good to buy - I want to make sure I get this right and don't cook anything or add unnecessary resistance.


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