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  1. #1 New ScreenPlane steadicam 3D rig tested with EPIC. 
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    Last week I tested a few new "lighter" 3D rigs on my steadicam.

    The BX4 was amazing for essentially a full size rig! (large mirror box, zoom lens capable etc...)

    ScreenPlane has designed a steadicam specific rig called the "Steady-flex"



    I had first seen the rig at NAB a few years ago in it's prototype stage. Finally it is in LA and ready to rent and purchase. Which means I might be seeing it on set soon.

    So I went over to Camadeus and spent an afternoon checking out the rig in a ready to shoot configuration. I asked a few SOC operators friends of mine to come over
    and also check it out.

    Ready to shoot it was an amazing 52lbs!! .... that's total sled weight (rig,sled,batts,monitor etc...). No gimbal clerance issues and first rig I have been able to dynamically balance.

    Click on the link for the full review....
    http://steadi3d.com/2012/04/screenpl...weightcompact/




    I also did a video blog about the review. Watch the video here

    http://youtu.be/_37IgLW_RdI

    or on vimeo

    https://vimeo.com/41254637



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    thx a lot Pedro , this rig has my interest as well.;)
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    He he, glad you like it, as you might be swing it soon on one of my sets... ;)

    Going to Munich to their Head quarters to do some tests next month as soon s I come back from NZ.
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    Very nice and small rig, Pedro. Looks great.
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    I'm considering building a housing for it. Welded like the one I made for the dark country beamsplitter. Max depth mabe 40ft.... that will cover most applications....


    lets see...how much time I have on my hands....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Guimaraes View Post
    ...lets see...how much time I have on my hands....
    ha ha ha, we are still waiting for the charts shot with Ruby underwater, remember? :)

    Yes, a small, easy to handle housing for this rig could be interesting for some applications.
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    yeah....almost a "surface/surf" style housing....is what Im thinking...

    I took the other welded hosuing I made to 35ft and no issues so... I think I can make it. It could be even better with the help some friends...lets see.

    Don't have much time for anything these days. My race car is just sitting there waiting for me to bring it to life.....ow well.

    I do what I can.
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    Wow, cool. I remember seeing it at NAB and thinking it is a smart form factor! I am glad it came to reality.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Golden Gate 3D took delivery of the first SCREEN PLANE Steady-Flex today!

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  10. #10 Screenplane Steady-Flex Adjustment Diagram 
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    Hi all,

    here is an adjustment diagram for our new Screenplane Steady-Flex 3D rig:



    It's available for rental as a complete system including two Epics, focus motors, 4x 256GB Red SSD media and all the other accessories needed to shoot barring lenses, so if you want to use it on your next shoot (anywhere in the world!) just send us an email for more information.

    Cheers from the Bay Area,

    Paul :)
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