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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Toia View Post
    Everyone uses the cameras differently...

    Me personally.. I work 2x quicker with the side handle than without it. I have my thump on the toggle and change things very quickly without taking my eye out of the BOMB...

    You need at least 8 RED VOLT batteries to get you through a normal shoot day (we take 12)... 6 if you are literally charging them moment they go flat.
    Buy your self 4 travel chargers, wire them in a one plug, You have just made your self a cheap QUAD charger. Its saved our arse so many times.

    But like I said, Everyone sets there cameras up differently... I like simple, fast and easy mode.

    Mark how do you have bot the LCD and EVF running at the same time?
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    Top handle is a RED one... Yes its good. And is needed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Hamblin View Post
    Mark how do you have bot the LCD and EVF running at the same time?
    Cant tell you, will have to kill you....

    Kidding... I was dicking around in photoshop for fun to see if anyone noticed... :)

    Thats one feature I can only dream of... having both EVF and touch screen working at the same time with no modules.
    But we have all been told a several times now that is impossible.
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    Mark, are you on a monopod there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Lalonde View Post
    Also - would 2 redvolts be enough to cover an entire day of battery swaps? (only using the redvolt during the 1 min between switch Vlocks or blocks)

    Thanks.

    two revolts is perfect for that kind of use. I've gone a few days on a single revolt using it that way, so you'll have one revolt to use, and one for backup in case something unexpected happens.


    BTW the ability to hot swap red bricks alone is worth the price of the side handle :)
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    I often shoot alone while traveling that's when the side handle and a bunch of Redvolts (I have 18) work great, along with a Canon mount and lenses. I also often use the camera with the side handle, outrigger on the opposite side and Canon lenses for a really light and balanced hand held camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Toia View Post
    Cant tell you, will have to kill you....

    Kidding... I was dicking around in photoshop for fun to see if anyone noticed... :)

    Thats one feature I can only dream of... having both EVF and touch screen working at the same time with no modules.
    But we have all been told a several times now that is impossible.
    Great job on the photoshop ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Toia View Post
    Cant tell you, will have to kill you....

    Kidding... I was dicking around in photoshop for fun to see if anyone noticed... :)

    Thats one feature I can only dream of... having both EVF and touch screen working at the same time with no modules.
    But we have all been told a several times now that is impossible.
    I end up using the Bomb EVF in unison with the 5" TV Logic monitor... the one thing that would be nice is to be able to see the menu structure (updated live) on the TV Logic / via HD-SDI. This would make it possible to manipulate the menus either with the redmote or the side handle while watching an external hd-sdi monitor.
    AFAIK this is not yet possible. Does anyone know if Red is working on this?
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    Last week I did a test with a redvolt in the handle and a red brick on the back. While recording i pulled the brick for a couple of minutes and then put the red brick back on (while still recording). There was no hick-up in the recording. Peace of mind for a grand, hard to beat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Bastian View Post
    two revolts is perfect for that kind of use. I've gone a few days on a single revolt using it that way, so you'll have one revolt to use, and one for backup in case something unexpected happens.


    BTW the ability to hot swap red bricks alone is worth the price of the side handle :)
    Thanks Jake - seems you actually read my post ;)
    Think I'm going to go ahead and grab it!
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