I Really need extended roll arms!!!

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  1. pedro faerstein

    pedro faerstein New Member

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    Hi,

    Recently I saw this blog post (http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2014/04/kitting-out-your-movi/ )
    and the extended roll arms, really caught my attention. I have been using my movi with an red Epic, and every time I want to use a mattebox it's a pain in the ass. I have a very light setup, so total weight is not a problem. My mattebox is a vocas 210 (very light, about 200g). But because of the short roll arms, the back of the camera hits the movi when balancing.

    So I have to start adding weight to the back of the camera to get it balanced (like putting the paralinx and the bfd receiver velcroed to the side of the camera. This worked with cp2 lenses, but on heavier lenses, having to add weight to the back of the camera, made me get to the weight limit of the rig. All I needed was about an extra inch or 2!!

    I guess a lot of people have a similar problem, and I don't see why freefly can't sell an upgrade kit for that.

    I contacted Freefly support and the answer was that this part was incorporated into the design of the m15 and that they wouldn't seel it separetely.

    I don't understand. If they can upgrade the pan knuckle and the cage design, why can't they sell this?

    Please!!!!
     
  2. Jason Comparetto

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    If there is enough interest for this product we will manufacture it. Shoot us an email if there's any interest jason@CinemaOxide.com
     
  3. pedro faerstein

    pedro faerstein New Member

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    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I really don't understand how this issue haven't popped up before in the forum. Such an easy fix... I really want to use my mattebox and filters with the movi!!

    I would prefer if freefly would sell this. They actually made it already as a prototype. So it's just a matter of good will for them to sell it.

    But i will definetely buy yours if freefly refuses to do it.
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    Pedro: I cannot get the web link you specified to work -- I tried adding a line break after the URL. I can find what *should* be the web page using Google, but even Google is handing out a broken link.

    Andy.
     
  5. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    Pedro: the link in your posting was broken. I think I've fixed it OK. Let me know if I did not fix it.

    Andy.
     
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    pedro faerstein New Member

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    yes, it's working now. Thx.
     
  8. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    The problem was that all of the text following the link was also a URL.
    Andy.
     
  9. Augusto Alves da Silva

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    You can get them in China in every online store.
     
  10. pedro faerstein

    pedro faerstein New Member

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    Hi Augusto,

    Are you Brazilian too? I got this response from freefly:

    "You simply can't replace the Roll Beam Arms with longer rods and call it good. The unit would need additional wire harness modifications, additional adjustments to the GCU and IMU puck calibrations, in order to have it operate properly. The process to do these adjustments and calibrations can only be done at Freefly."

    Have you done this modification? Could you post a link where you bought the part? Did you feel it had regular operation after you done it?

    Thanks
     
  11. Augusto Alves da Silva

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    Pedro:

    Não vejo razão nenhuma para não poder mudar os braços. As calibrações são iguais. O único problema poderá ser o comprimento dos cabos. Penso que do resto é tudo igual. Já mudei comprimento de braços num monte de gimbals e nunca notei qualquer diferença. O imu fica sempre no berço da camera e não vejo nenhuma razão para não funcionar.

    Abraço
     
  12. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Pedro: Você pode querer verificar com Freefly. Você pode achar que essa modificação vai afetar sua capacidade de obter reparos em garantia, pois isso pode ser considerado uma modificação não autorizada.

    Abraço
    Andy.
     
  13. pedro faerstein

    pedro faerstein New Member

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    Augusto,

    Could you point a link, wher I could buy thi longer arms. Coudn't find on the web. Andy, do you speak portuguese, or was this google translator? Thanks for the tip. I will definetely check before doing anything.

    Thanks,

    Pedro
     
  14. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Bom dia, Pedro.
    Eu desejo que eu fiz falam Português - e não digo a minha esposa isso - mas a minha namorada é a Sra Google e ela fala muitas línguas.

    Eu só falo Inglês, americanos, franceses, COBOL, Fortran, Algol, C, C ++, Java, bash, e Javascript. Ah, e binário.

    Abraço
    Andy
     
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    Hi Pedro.
    I asked Freefly the same several months ago. The same answer.
    You have to do it you self.
    I have to do it on mine.
    And it does not need calibration, only extent the cables.
    Freefly is always there to help us o_O
     
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    Hi Augusto

    Can you give us any direction where to search in China, because that's a big continent even trough the world wide web that is even biggen :)

    Thanks a lot

    Kevin
     
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    Does anyone have any info on where I can get some extended arms for the M10? I have a Fs700 and it's stupid to balance on the stubby arms.
     
  18. Jason Comparetto

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    Jason, your extended arms are for the M5 right? Do you have arms for the M10?
     
  20. Augusto Alves da Silva

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    you can get the longer carbon tubes everywhere. Choose the length you want. The only problem you´ll have will probably be the wiring from motors and IMU which will be short and will need to be added length. But nothing too complicated.
     

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