I know the thought will give quite a few of you headaches but reality is persistent.
It seems to me the current rod standards are not ideal in a number of ways.
For the sake of dreaming and forgetting trying to keep your value on arri merchandise that has been purchased, i'd like input on the following:
If you were to design a rod system specifically for the epic and had the ability to forget all previous designs how would you do it?
Equipment is getting smaller, namely the camera but also the accessories. Rods on traditional systems have been designed for cameras which have been all different shapes.
Considering the modular shape of the epic brain and the ability to put rods just about anywhere (not just on a bridge plate) and considering you wanted to design a system with less materials (with the aim of a lighter load) and stronger connection point, where would you place the rails?
Are round rails even suited? Would it be better to have dovetail rails which might have better sliding and clamping abilities as well as being more slimline?
How would you design the most lightweight, strong, versatile rail system standard just for dsmc's and why?