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  1. #1 Neutron + Scarlet & Epic/PL + steadicam test. 
    More RED/3D/steadicam delight,



    Joey and guys over at Element Technica were nice enough to invite me back to test fly the 2 new configurations in their lineup. Both of them utilizing the small Neutron rig.

    13lbs. bare no cameras. The p+s Freestyle bare weighs 15lbs.



    This light weight combined with the lightweight scarlet and mini primes and small heden motors and a new 8-motor Camin (or upcoming ET lens control) result in the lightest and highest resolution 3D rig.

    Also the only rig you can spin 360 with your gimbal all the way to the top!

    Also the only 3D rig I have been able to dynamic balance! (least of which I can actually spin it on the post!)

    truely small and a total game changer when it comes to what we can now do with 3D steadicam. While still shooting beautiful RED 3k images.



    Well, see for your self. Here is a quick video I put together.

    http://vimeo.com/18493141

    or youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeHZhER9iMM



    Next we tested the new feature where you can swap mirror boxes from the Pulsar! This allows us to use EPICS and PL mount priimes on a neutron. I used superspeeds but Ultraprimes would also work.

    here is the side by side



    Approx. 3lbs heavier only.

    Since if you notice the mirror box rods are not even exposed the box is essentially slid all the way in which helps eliminate any flex coming from rods.

    With the epics mounted, you can still spin the rig 360 (it's alot closer) but still clears.



    If compared to ATOM/Epic combo this should be at least 10lbs. lighter!


    **A note about the battery hanging off the back.

    As with all beamsplitter steadicam wee need weight back there to counteract the front heaviness of beamsplitters. What you see is essentially a placeholder for the "balance unit", ajabox(genlock), Downconverter, Modulous transmitter and CAMIN/MDR lens control receiver.

    All those items necessary to shoot provide just the perfect weight to restore proper balance. Since I didn't have any of that stuff I used a dionicHC.


    It's important to note, if I was prep'in these setups for an actual job there is lots more room for tweaking and improvement.

    Here is the video of the Neutron(Pulsar box), Epic, Pl lens combo.

    http://vimeo.com/18495135

    or youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_-FWshUhrA






    After this test and my on set/location experiences with the neutron this year, I'm inclined to say that this is clearly the leading 3D steadicam combination. In terms of regular steadicam operation and stereography. The fact that the ET rigs talk to a sony MPE for 3D broadcast work, all the upcoming integration that ET is planning with other vendors regarding metadata and other cool features....well they are clearly leading the field right now.

    Thanks to ET, Red and HD Rentals for letting me borrow some lenses.
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    Nice rig and great video on Vimeo.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Amazing!!!

    If ever I go 3D it will be with a Neutron and 2 Scarlets...
    "There is no point in having sharp images when you've fuzzy ideas."
    Jean-Luc Godard.

    Dynamic range is, after all, the measurement between well saturation (photosite blowout) and noise floor.
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    Pedro, It was great meeting you yesterday at ET. That Neutron rig is so amazingly small. It could easily be the best 3d lightweight solution!

    I can't wait to see it with all of the boxes and wiring and up and running... I would also love to see some 3d Epic-S footage.

    Thank you so much for testing these rigs and sharing!

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    Rich.. you should have told me you were swinging by ET, I would have stopped over.

    Looks good Pedro! I like the Neutron with Pulsar mirror box for Epic/Ultraprime!

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    Hey Mick, you still working for Evergreen?

    Have you seen Atom at ET?
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  8. #8 Nice job Pedro! 
    We are really encouraged to see all the experimentation happening so soon with the Atom and Neutron. We especially appreciate it when professionals take the time to come by and test out the gear in our lab so we get the opportunity to help them get the most out of the configuration.
    Pedro's contribution to the process is enhanced by the hundreds of production hours he's accumulated on our gear as well as that of our competitors. He has tried it all and comments honestly. When we have an issue he calls us on it which keeps us on our toes.

    Steadicam is a specialized discipline like underwater or aerials requiring special equipment and skills. We are interested in hearing from anyone who has an application they feel hasn't been adequately addressed.

    In the same way the R1 configurations and workflow matured faster than anyone thought possible, we are constantly amazed at how quickly our systems are embraced and integrated into all types of productions from features to doco to live broadcast.

    2011 is gonna be a blast!

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    Now that is a super portable 3D configuration ;)

    Thanks for sharing the images and tough Pedro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickpacifici View Post
    Rich.. you should have told me you were swinging by ET, I would have stopped over.


    Mick
    Mick, Next time I shall!

    Keep up the good work Pedro!

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