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#1 Robert Ditto

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:35 PM

Hello cello Bolex Camera Operaters/Cinematographers.

I saw this NCS Revolution Sync Motor on the internet and was wondering if any of you out there had seen or heard of them? Or possibly used one?

Any info would be great.

Sincerely, Respectfully,
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#2 Robert Ditto

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:38 PM

Sorry, FELLOW BOLEX OPERATORS.

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#3 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:41 PM

I have a NCS Revolution motor for my Eyemo and have used it in all kinds of environments from hot to cold and it has worked extremely reliably. Dom Alt (owner of NCS) is a great guy to work with an stands behind his product. Highly recommended...

Shot with my Nikkor/Eyemo and the NCS motor:


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#4 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:48 PM

The Revolution is probably much better than just the Timeflow. With the Timeflow i had problems with the push-rod jumping out of the trigger on both Beaulieu and Bolex. But these units are well made and so I'd give the Revolution-unit a go.
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#5 Robert Ditto

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:17 PM

Hey,

Thanks guys! I am looking for a GOOD reliable motor for my Bolex Cameras, do you know if the Revolution motors support the MM and WM torque motors for the 400ft magazines?

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#6 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:22 PM

Do you know that these NCS motors / units are products for Timelapse? If you need a motor for normal filming you should get a Tobin.
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#7 Robert Ditto

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:20 PM

Really? On their website they have video that shows it operating from 1fps to 48fps in 1fps increments. In forward and reverse speeds. Have I completely missed something, please help I a beginner and trying to thi.vs right the first time. I have alot of book knowledge, now I am trying to get some real experience.

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#8 Chris Millar

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:17 AM

$995 !!!

The price has me snorting cottage cheese out my nostrils - woah...

Do you know any electronics and have access to a workshop ? Its just a stepper motor mated to a shaft and some kind of timing chip system...

Arduino, stepper driver, stepper motor, drill, cut, program, wire up, fasten, test, reconfigure, retest - done.

Steppers are noisy though without much thought going into the design - servo system would be nice, but a little bit more involved
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