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#1 Albion Hockney

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 10:41 AM

Was just curious about this as I have a small shoot with out an AC soon. Is there a special type of velcro used for camera AKS that is easily removed? What is the process for placing velcro on camera/AKS when returning to a rental house?

 

 


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#2 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 12:13 PM

What AKS would you want to hang off the camera that 1) could be light enough so the velcro works and 2) can't go on your belt or around your neck?

I've never seen anyone put AKS on a camera before. I have absolutely velcro'd cables and camera specific accessories like a speed controller.

Velcro glue can be removed with a heat gun very easily without damaging the camera body.
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Posted 27 September 2016 - 04:04 PM

Im talking about things like a Teradek Bolt, Time Code Box, ETC. AC's always use velcro to attach these items - and also on mattebox ...always putting velcro on matteboxes for filter labels. 


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 11:10 PM

ah the never-ending attach velcro/remove velcro process 

 

no special type, just about any 2-inch velcro will do - you can cut it to custom size

a lot of people will use a lighter to heat the velcro so that it does not un-stick in the cold (ontario) and damp (vancouver) conditions.

yes it's a pain to remove after, and yes we generally remove it upon return to the rental house ...and yes, the next AC will spend time re-applying the velcro

 

use goo-gone or heat gun to remove any excess velcro glue

 

as a rule of thumb, don't apply to things that get really hot like teradek transmitter - it basically acts as a lighter trick above, and makes the glue much harder to remove after a while. rental houses may also have their barcode stickers on gear, try to avoid velcroing over those as you can tear the stickers off when you remove the velcro later (not that it stops anyone really)


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 10:04 AM

And use titanium-bonded scissors to cut velcro... The glue wont stick to these blades
http://m.staples.com.../product_569577
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Posted 29 September 2016 - 05:32 PM

thanks Kyryll 


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#7 Patrick Lavalley

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 06:25 PM

Using another piece of velcro or cloth tape to pull up the leftover adhesive works well too when removing the velcro- it will remove the bulk of the gooey stuff and make cleanup easier (fewer chemicals). This technique also works well for getting the velcro goo off of scissors.

 

I use a hair dryer to head up velcro before applying. Also, it helps to round sharp corners so they don't snag and start to pull off.


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