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ARRI BL 4 manual?


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#1 Mike Kaminski

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 10:47 PM

Is there an online manual for the BL4? I've been searching but I cant find one...
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#2 Nathan Milford

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 10:52 PM

Not really.

Upon asking ARRI they will direct you to Jon Fauer's Arriflex 35 Book.
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#3 Mike Kaminski

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 12:20 AM

Not really.

Upon asking ARRI they will direct you to Jon Fauer's Arriflex 35 Book.


Thats what i was afraid of. Didn't want to have to drop 50 bucks. Oh well.
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#4 Dan Goulder

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:17 AM

Thats what i was afraid of. Didn't want to have to drop 50 bucks. Oh well.

How much are you planning to drop on the camera?
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#5 Mike Kaminski

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 12:53 PM

How much are you planning to drop on the camera?


I'm not dropping anything on any cameras, I'm just an AC. I just thought since i've assisted on the BL before and will be in the near future it might be helpful if i have some kind of reference manual. But i guess Fauer's book is a good investment anyhow.
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#6 Dan Goulder

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 01:42 PM

I'm not dropping anything on any cameras, I'm just an AC. I just thought since i've assisted on the BL before and will be in the near future it might be helpful if i have some kind of reference manual.

If you're already experienced with the 35BL, you'll have no trouble migrating to the (4). The biggest difference between the BL3 and BL4 is a newer, brighter viewfinder, which includes illuminated frame lines for low light shoots. Mag loading is similar to earlier models.
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#7 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:18 AM

Yes it's got an "arriglow", like the "panaglow" on panavision cameras.

The 4S is a bit different since it's got a pitch roller, like Panaflex or Moviecam cameras.

I used the BL 4 on the first or second feature ever made in France with this camera, in the late 80's befor they go for the 4s. I didn't find anything especially different from the BL III, unless that the loop length is a bit more touchy. I used to add beetween half a perf and a full perf to the mark on the mag.
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