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#1 Michael Collier

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:27 PM

I NEED DIMMENSIONS TO THE SQUARE THAT THE WHIP INTERFACES WITH IN THE CHROSZIEL FF QUICK!!!!

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Its less than 48 hours before first slate on my next short as DP, and as always, it feels like everythings falling appart (though today I did overcome some big trouble spots and we are probably better off than I let myself think)

Heres the one that has me worried now:

We have steadycam on both days (we shoot sat and sun this weekend and every weekend for about a month) We can't get a real wireless follow for this, so I built my own. Its a simple modified RC car controller setup, and it works pretty good, in theory. Now that I have that built I need to integrate it into the chrosziel follow focus that we will be working with.

I figure mouting wise, easiest thing is to use a maffer clamp (since i don't have anything smaller that would work better) to attach to the bottom of the rails, or follow focus base itself, depending on clearance, and just bolt a plate to that that holds the servo, reciever and batteries.

I don't have access to the follow focus until friday. So I need to know the dimmension of the follow focus attachment, so I can build the addaptor that integrates the servo to the FF, hopefully tonight. I just need to know how big that square should be, and how deep.

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If you can think of an easy way to make an adjustable servo horn that can integrate directly with the FF that would be great.

I am worried about this since, everything else thats been churning my stomach today got solved, now I got this to give me ulcers over (I always find something to have stage fright over the day before). Without FF, a steadycam is pretty useless, so I need it to work from day 1. if anyone has dimmensions and can post that, it would be a big help. thanks for reading such a long post. check back next week, I'll have a production journal with pictures up so you can see the wireless follow in action.
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:41 PM

The connection on my whip measures just under a half inch. I would guess 7/16 of an inch but I don't have anything particularly precise around to measure better for you. It is square with somewhat rounded corners.
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#3 Michael Collier

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 04:09 PM

Thanks Chris. I will be getting the FF today. I just got the camera last night, I'm getting the matte box/rails in an hour...its been like christmas over here.

I suppose the rounded edges makes it hard to measure as well. I think what I will do is just take the FF to a hobby store, and paruse their stock section and find a good hardy wood (not balsa, but the kind they use to build engine mounts for RC planes and such) and just find a good square length that I can then wittle down to the propper fit (hopefully just by rounding the edges.) then gluing that with AC glue or epoxy onto the servo horn. I think I'll make a few just incase the first one breaks.
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