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#1 John Carreon

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 11:05 PM

Hey Everyone,

Was wondering if there's anything on the web like ARRI's downloadable quickguides except for Panavision? I'm working with a Panaflex GII and I just wanted a little extra backup in case I have forgotten something...

Thanks,

John
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#2 Mike Panczenko

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:10 AM

There is not a downloadable quickguide for the GII online, but there is a manual for the Millennium, which can be downloaded on this site.

While a lot of the bells and whistles on the Millennium are missing on the GII, the basic threading, and mechanical functions are all the same. Shutter angle is controlled by the mechanical dial on the back of the body, as opposed to an electronic style on the newer models. Just remember to unlock the shutter lock inside the body. And FPS is changed via +/- selector switches on the GII, again as opposed to the electronics on the Millennium. One last thing to remember, is to make sure you get the Pola ring made for the GII with the cutout, as with physically small lenses, the ring will hit the viewing system and not be able to get back to the lens.

Hope this helps!
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#3 Mike Panczenko

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:18 AM

One more thing, is that the inching knob on the GII is on the back of the body. Push in the black knob and turn it to inch it.
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#4 Matteo Cocco

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:31 AM

could you post the link again?? didnĀ“t appear on the page!
thanks!
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#5 Chris Keth

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:45 PM

Here's Panavision Australia's download page. Lots of goodies there. I don't know why their US site doesn't have all thi stuff.

http://www.panavisio...s/Downloads.htm
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#6 Mike Panczenko

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:48 PM

Also, here on cinematography.com, when you go the the main page, listing all the different forums, at the bottom is a "Manuals and Docs" section, which has the Millennium manual, and a lot of Arri and HD manuals as well.
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