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James Rydings

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  1. Selling Yaeger senior cart, RBQ, Mitchell Mount, tripod hooks, high and low hat mount, and large troff. Asking for $1800. Currently at Santa Clarita Studios in LA. Text me if your interested (310) 854-2717
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    Codex vs OB1

    What are the main differences between these two recorders? Has someone done a comparison between the two?
  3. Does anyone know of a way to power a single channel preston hand unit using an AC adapter? My thought is some kind of consumer video camera using the same Lithium Sony batteries, that powers through the same battery connection in the 7-8 volt range would do the trick.
  4. Do they have anything in the longer range to cover the 28-76 Optimo?
  5. What alternatives are there for lightweight zooms other than the Optimo's? My DP thinks they flare and loose contrast too easily and wants some alternative options.
  6. Does anyone have an example of a film shot in s16, framed for 2.40:1, then cropped and blown up to 35mm with a DI?
  7. I know its probably a little late but I came across this same issue last week. If your using a FIZ 2 hand unit then you will have to create duplicate marking disks for each lens. One for when your wide open (Blue mark), and one for deeper stops (Yellow mark). If your using a FIZ 3 however its much easier. With the FIZ 3, after the motor has calibrated you then tell it where infinity is, and then it lines up all the marks from that (given you have correctly added/calibrated each lens at the prep). Depending on the stop, simply line the Infinity mark either to the yellow or blue mark, depending on your stop, and then all the other focus marks will line up to that same mark. I also discovered that the focus mark will shift between the blue and yellow mark depending on your stop. For example say if your stop is 2/2.8 split, your focus mark will be in between the yellow and blue marks. With a FIZ 3 this is easy to adjust, simply set your infinity mark in between those two marks. As Chaz mentioned on a FIZ 2 you can move the mitnes mark on your preston (with some tape) to line up with the appropriate mark.
  8. I though that was the case. Is it the same issue with S4's and Ultra Prime?
  9. Will master primes fit on an SR3 without hitting the viewfinder optics?
  10. Does anyone know where I could buy a replacement antenna for a Preston Hand unit 2? I think the antenna on a Bartec, and on a Cine Tape iLink would also work on a Preston. I imagine I could buy it directly from Preston, but Im wondering if there is somewhere else I could get it, probably for a lot cheaper.
  11. What are the advantages and disadvantages between the Millenium XL and Arri LT, and which camera system do you prefer?
  12. I'm looking for a senior yeager cart. james@jamesrydings.com
  13. Looking for a second hand Cine Tape. Please email me if you know of anyone thats selling one. james at jamesrydings dot com
  14. What small portable TV's do you recommends for using with a Preston. The one I'm using at the moment doesn't allow me to select chanels (so it researches everytime I turn it on) and it goes through batteries really fast.
  15. Great thank you David. I always though so but it was just an assumption so I though I better check.
  16. When shooting 3 perf 2:35 is there such a thing as regular 35mm 2:35, and super 35mm 2:35 or is it always super?
  17. The package is now available thought ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Arri-SR2-Super16-Packa...1QQcmdZViewItem
  18. I am willing to sell the package for $20,000 or $18,300 without the O'Connor 1030B. I have pics for anyone who is interested. James
  19. I did a commercial last week on the Red which the package was rented from HC Camera Rentals. They had a start stop cable that plugged into the 4pin lemo's in the back. Im not sure of the pin configuration but I am sure they would know.
  20. This is a list of the package: -Super 16mm SR2 (converted by P+S Technic Germany) -Zeiss T2.4 12-120 super 16mm zoom lens -2 x 400ft super 16 magazines (converted by P+S Technic Germany) -O'Connor Tripod with 1030B O'Connor head -Color video tap (by visual products) -2 x On Board Batteries with Dual charger -12 Volt Block Battery and 4 pin XLR cable -Chrosziel follow focus, and rods -Chrosziel Swing away matte box (with eyebrow and custom made hard mattes) -Extension viewfinder -Speed control unit 5-75fps -Handheld Grip -9" JVC Color Location Monitor (AC & DC power) with BNC Cables -Light Meter has been removed to increasing the viewfinder brightness by 25% -Spare fuses -Spare eyepiece cup -s16mm 1:66 & 1:78 Ground Glass -16mm 1:33 Ground Glass -Two quick release plate w/ 1/4" and 3/8" screws -3x30ft BNC's & 3x10ft BNC'x -Everything comes packed up in a Pelican case, hard case, and camera case. The camera is in great condition. The guy I brought it from nearly 2 years ago never used it. He came across a lot of money and wanted to be a film maker, and the package sat in his closet the whole time! (I had never seen an SR2 body and magazines in such good condition). The package was already converted, I just added the video tap. I have shot an indie feature and a couple of music videos and shorts with it, and never had any problems. I have started working on bigger union shows that wouldn't rent this type of package which is why I am selling it. I would really like to keep it as its a great little package, but Im just not getting as much use out of it these days, and would rather someone else take advantage of it. I am looking for $23,000. I can send you pictures if your interested. Let me know if you have any further questions. Regards, James james@jamesrydings.com 323-384-7334
  21. I have seen some assistants using small around 2inch tunable monitors, and was wondering if anyone knows where they get them from or what they are called. I have seen 2nd ACs using them on the back of slates, and 1st ACs attaching them to there preston.
  22. We are shooting Panavision 2 perf super 35mm. Our aspect ratio is 2.40:1. I dont know what size the gate is, but there is no room on the sides, and very little room on the top and bottom. Of what I do understand about circle of confusion, I realize its in reference to the size of the image being projected, not the size of the image being recorded. However seen as a smaller part of that image being projected is being recorded, and then blown up, wouldn't that decrease the depth of field. The DP seems to think it is increasing our depth of field. Pananvision however has told me the COC is 1/2 1000 of an inch, which is therefore a smaller depth of field than standard 35. Anyone have any ideas?
  23. What is the CoC for HD (2/3rd inch chip), and HDV (1/3rd inch chip)? And then when using 35mm lenses would the CoC be equal to shooting on 35mm film?
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