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    Since the "Covid Shutdown" last year, they have...

    Since the "Covid Shutdown" last year, they have been anything but reliable. For years, they have been the gold standard, so to speak, for ease and speed. If I had my order placed before the late...
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    Poster right before you said he ordered...

    Poster right before you said he ordered mid-December and its almost mid-April, that's right at four months. And poster right after you said 21 weeks, which is over five months.

    I'd bank on at...
  3. Depends on where you shoot the most and what you...

    Depends on where you shoot the most and what you want to see(is a more accurate image more important?). If you are outside or in bright(er) environments the majority of the time, the brighter LCD...
  4. No. The expander module does not have SDI...

    No. The expander module does not have SDI out(although they are BNC’s).

    Which Teradek? Most have a loop-out. But my recommendation would be to have a monitoring device(monitor of VF) that has a...
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    You can probably file that one under “shoulda...

    You can probably file that one under “shoulda left well enough alone”, meaning you shouldn’t have canceled it, because now you will be waiting even longer(or could have possibly even had it already)....
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    What was your deductible? Honestly, if it was me...

    What was your deductible? Honestly, if it was me and something got broken or stolen and it was in the $1,000 ballpark, I wouldn't make a claim and have that on my "insurance record".

    If it was...
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    The 12mm rod is really stupid. I think you...

    The 12mm rod is really stupid.

    I think you can only use their components. But that motor is pretty strong. It seems to have more than enough power on my Canon CN-E’s, when I’ve tested them. I...
  8. Seamless paper is great, and what I prefer,...

    Seamless paper is great, and what I prefer, because you don’t have to deal with wrinkles like with cloth screens, but it’s a PITA to transport, for obvious reasons. If I still did a lot of green...
  9. I used 7” on-cam monitors for years(the slightly...

    I used 7” on-cam monitors for years(the slightly ahead of its time, still my most beloved monitors, the smallHD DP7 Pro OLED touchscreen). Then smallHD came out with the Focus line of 5” monitors...
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    YMMV, but I ran some rough numbers several months...

    YMMV, but I ran some rough numbers several months ago before it released, and despite owning a ton of gear already, I think I was looking at somewhere around $10K-$12K minimum to put the Komodo into...
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    Talking to a sales rep today that is a RED...

    Talking to a sales rep today that is a RED premium/premier(whatever) dealer and they said RED has told them that lead time on a Komodo is 16 weeks(Four Months). So if you order one today(March), the...
  12. Couple of variables. Is the Teradek receiver...

    Couple of variables. Is the Teradek receiver laid out vertically or horizontally and if you're powering the monitor off of battery and attaching the receiver to the battery bracket, is the battery...
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    If you have a motor than can run on 5V, RED has...

    If you have a motor than can run on 5V, RED has provided the pin/wiring diagram for the EXT port. Just reach out to a cable builder and have a custom cable made that breaks out into what you need. ...
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    Been using a 4-position Dolgin since I got the...

    Been using a 4-position Dolgin since I got the original C300. Rock solid. AND you can change the battery plates on them to accommodate other batteries.
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    To me, adding all this “stuff” just kind of defeats the purpose of the small and lightweight systems(because it doesn’t take much before they become unwieldy and too heavy for all but the very...
  16. Thanks.

    Thanks.
  17. While the smallHD monitor control isn't all it's...

    While the smallHD monitor control isn't all it's cracked up to be, the app is pretty darn cool. Me and my friend were both able to access, see and control his camera simultaneously from each of our...
  18. My .02... The camera control isn't quite ready...

    My .02... The camera control isn't quite ready for prime time. Using a friends on a shoot recently, it was more of a hassle than anything. It's a process for the monitor and camera to connect to...
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    Pretty sure you can’t... Did a multi-cam shoot with a friend last week and two of the cams were their Gemini and Komodo. It was just a “normal” SDI cable on the Komodo and we were shooting 4K and...
  20. The Outrigger handle isn't that great. I shot...

    The Outrigger handle isn't that great. I shot with a friends all day on a multi-cam shoot we did together last week and I didn't like it. It's too far away from the body, too skinny(despite the...
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    The first thing that went through my head when I...

    The first thing that went through my head when I read this was “What?”. So I had to look it up. The cam has a one-year warranty and it’s just cheaper to buy the extended warranty within the first...
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    Call Porta-Brace. They used to make insulated...

    Call Porta-Brace. They used to make insulated shoulder cases for ENG cameras for extreme cold weather shooting and still make them for current cameras. They also do custom designs, as well, if they...
  23. Here's the real question: Are most consumer...

    Here's the real question: Are most consumer printers going to be able to print it sharp enough/high enough rez on normal printer paper to be truly useful? But maybe some of the large format...
  24. As someone that has spent a large portion of...

    As someone that has spent a large portion of their career over the last almost 2 1/2 decades doing "doc style" shooting(sports/news/follow/features), these little 3x style zooms don't seem very...
  25. Canon 17-120 and call it a day. It's THE...

    Canon 17-120 and call it a day. It's THE workhorse s35 lens for this type of work(ENG/Doc). Or if you don't need it as wide on the back-end, the Canon 25-250. A friend demo'd it recently and said...
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