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#1 Igor Calsina

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 11:40 AM

Hello,
I have a Arriflex 16 Bl, but no have a battery pack, or a power supply. In the camera at control unit, I connect the correct multipin cable, but in the end of the cable I have a male conector with 4 pins.

¿ Anybody knows wich voltage I need to apply in all the four pins to fed the camera correctly. Or anybody have a schematic diagram, or electronic schema ?

Thankyou very much.
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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 06:12 PM

The connector is called an XLR-4, they're readily available from places like DigiKey.com. Pin #1 is the negative/common, Pin #4 is positive 12 Volts DC. Pins 2 and 3 were used for sync pulse and bloop in the old days, you can ignore them.






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Posted 01 January 2011 - 12:28 PM

Thank you so much,
It's just that I need!
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#4 Gerry Williams

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:33 PM

The Arriflex 16BL requires 12VDC to operate. I've used it with battery belts up to 14V with no problem (a freshly-charged NiCad Battery belt measures 14.4V).

The standard 4-pin XLR Wiring Configuration is 1=Black, 4=Red, Pins 2 & 3 are NOT used.

Good luck!

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Hello,
I have a Arriflex 16 Bl, but no have a battery pack, or a power supply. In the camera at control unit, I connect the correct multipin cable, but in the end of the cable I have a male conector with 4 pins.

¿ Anybody knows wich voltage I need to apply in all the four pins to fed the camera correctly. Or anybody have a schematic diagram, or electronic schema ?

Thankyou very much.


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#5 aapo lettinen

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

Just got my friend's 16BL for couple of weeks...
It seems to work pretty well with 12v gel batteries. these are
quite cheap... but also heavy compared to nimh or nicd.
I use 12v / 7 Ah batts
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#6 Igor Calsina

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 06:17 AM

Hello,
thank you everybody.
The camera works correctly. But now I have more questions:
Is possible to camera works at reverse?
I think so, but I no have idea what use to do it. Maybe using a special unit.

And I see below the window, a very little hole, and inside there are a lamp, perhaps is the mark sistem?

The last question, any body knows where can I find the magnetic recording unit for the camera?

Thank you so much.
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#7 John Sprung

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 01:58 PM

I don't remember ever running reverse on a BL. The MOS Arri's were reversible, so we used them for that.

That probably is the bloop light, watch it while you turn the camera on and off a few times. It should blink during the turn-on.

The internal magnetic recording unit is very rare. I've only ever seen one. Watch e-bay, but it's not likely to be found. Even if you had one, you'd also need to find mag striped film.




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#8 John Jaquish

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:45 PM

Say I wanted to power a 16BL (12v motor) on a Steadicam with 14.4v Anton Bauer batteries. Am I at risk of damaging the camera doing this? Would there be any way to do this safely (e.g. I don't know if it's possible to convert the 14.4v to 12v)?
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