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#1 Ale Capo

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 07:55 AM

Hi,

 

Soon I will be DoP in a shoot with a steadycam operator for my first time.

 

I am making the list of the equipment for the 1AC and I am wondering what type of monitor do I have to get for him.

 

I believe it has to work wirelessly as the follow focus but what equipment do I need for this?

 

If I get a TV logic 5.5 and a Transvideo titan transmission system will they work together?

 

Thanks for clearing my mind.

 

Alessandro

 

 


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#2 Ryan Forte

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:57 PM

Hey I've worked with a steadicam op as an AC for a while and we always used a Small HD 702 and Paralinx Arrow+ SDI
I had fantastic results with 600ft of working distance!

I used his Cmotion Handset and Camin 4m Reciever with 2x M26VE Heden Motors for follow focus.

You can also rent Preston FIX Kit or Arri WCU-4

Don't forget to make sure to have a Cart with a docking stand if the steadicam op doesn't have one. Otherwise someone is gonna have to lug around a large Matthews stand everywhere you go!
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#3 AJ Young

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:03 PM

TV Logic 5.5 is a good monitor, so is the SmallHD 702/502.

 

Wireless video transmitters can be tricky. Teradecks are decent, but cut out if there are too many "things" in the way such as people, walls, etc.

 

Wireless FF is key: Preston is top of the line, but the low end DJI focus has proven to be pretty decent. However, I still recommend a higher end wireless FF system that can talk to the camera; hitting record on a flying rig with a steadicam isn't exactly easy. You'll want a FF system that allows the AC to control the camera remotely. The ARRI WCU for the Mini is excellent for this!


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