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Old February 9th, 2014, 01:06 AM   #1
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Monitor mounting solutions?

I threw up the 7Q on an articulating arm attached to my FS700 cage, and I noticed that the monitor mounting female threaded hole is on the bottom of the backside of the 7Q. Short of tightening the arm aluminum lock disc with a channelock pliers, the monitor just wants to tilt and fall off to either side.

What do you guys use for monitor holding solution when using an FS700 cage? I would like to see something far more secure.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 08:36 AM   #2
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Re: Monitor mounting solutions?

I make a very rugged and versatile mounting system for the Odyssey, check it out:

Odyssey Mounting Bracket Westside AV

I also make a hood and battery mounting system for the Odyssey:

Odyssey 7Q Hood by Westside AV
Odyssey Battery Mounting Bracket Westside AV

And here is a video that shows them all:

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Old February 9th, 2014, 09:04 AM   #3
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I threw up the 7Q on an articulating arm attached to my FS700 cage, and I noticed that the monitor mounting female threaded hole is on the bottom of the backside of the 7Q. Short of tightening the arm aluminum lock disc with a channelock pliers, the monitor just wants to tilt and fall off to either side.

What do you guys use for monitor holding solution when using an FS700 cage? I would like to see something far more secure.
Dear Dave,

I like Olof's mounting system quite a lot.

I find that a Noga Arm, (real Noga Brand), also works well.

I can finger tighten it and it says in place.

Olof's mounting system ensures that it stays in place, by design.

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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:22 PM   #4
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Re: Monitor mounting solutions?

I have a Movcam cage and I don't have two free tapped holes on top, it needs to mount to the side, so am not sure the Olaf one will work mounted to the side of the top handle of the Movcam rig.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:43 PM   #5
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I have a Movcam cage and I don't have two free tapped holes on top, it needs to mount to the side, so am not sure the Olaf one will work mounted to the side of the top handle of the Movcam rig.
I can easily make a 90 adapter that goes on the side of the "cage". All our gear is made right here in my NH Studio/Shop.

You can contact me direct if you are interested. I do a lot of custom work, both in person and figured out by "Skyping", I am westsideav on Skype, email or call first.

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Old February 9th, 2014, 01:58 PM   #6
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Great, thanks!
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Old February 26th, 2014, 07:10 AM   #7
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Re: Monitor mounting solutions?

I'm interested if anyone has other solutions - Olof's design wouldn't work too well for me as I need something much more flexible so I can mount the monitor in a number of places depending on the shoot.

I use a noga arm which has just the screw threads on both ends. I also have a clamp block that one end can screw into for clamping to C stands etc.

What I'm trying to solve is the unscrewing action. I find that if I knock or tilt the rig, the arm starts to come unscrewed and can flap around.

I did see the Sony arm for their monitor that has a locating pin that works with many holes drilled in the top handle of the F5/55/700 or possibly other rig handles etc.

I've seen the Zamerican system from Zacuto but that looks a bit over the top and very expensive.

Anyone else seen some kind of adapter or arm system that has a screw and locating pin arrangement?
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Old February 26th, 2014, 11:56 AM   #8
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I have not tried it yet but looks interesting to me
16x9 inc. Cine Lock (169-CL-01) quick release mounting bracket for use with Noga articulated arms
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Old February 26th, 2014, 01:50 PM   #9
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Re: Monitor mounting solutions?

I am just working on another mounting aid for the Odyssey.

It is very simple an angled aluminum bracket that is threaded into the back hole with rubber back so it is impervious to turning, and it will have -20 and ⅜ threaded holes for Noga arms. This will eliminate the nasty unthreading of Noga arms, because the holes are now on the bottom.

It will also have an optional battery plate for use with heavier batteries (AB/IDX style) as well as the small Sony Canon etc batteries, that attaches to this bracket so the stress is not on the small screws on the back of the Odyssey.

It will also have an optional safety bar to protect the BNC's and the power connector on the bottom of the Odyssey.

I will post photos here soon. It should be in production next week. And the basic angle bracket will be in the $40.00 range.

Any comments are welcome.

I will of course continue making my popular 15mm support system for the Odyssey.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 10:56 AM   #10
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Hi Olof,

Any progress on that option yet?

For me, the problem lies at the camera end of the noga arm - loosening and allowing the whole arm/monitor to flap back and forth. Of course it depends where you screw into - top handle or into a cage/rig of some kind and what moment there is then on the threaded part of the arm.

Some kind of mounting plate with locating pin like Sony has would be good - see here:

https://www.abelcine.com/store/image...e=P&id=1005810

Not sure how that fixes to the LCD though.

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Old March 5th, 2014, 12:18 PM   #11
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Hi Olof,

Any progress on that option yet?

For me, the problem lies at the camera end of the noga arm - loosening and allowing the whole arm/monitor to flap back and forth. Of course it depends where you screw into - top handle or into a cage/rig of some kind and what moment there is then on the threaded part of the arm.

Some kind of mounting plate with locating pin like Sony has would be good - see here:

https://www.abelcine.com/store/image...e=P&id=1005810

Not sure how that fixes to the LCD though.

Paul.
I have the parts made they are on the way to be anodized. I have just really been so busy I have not had time to photograph them. They will be shipping next week.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 06:46 PM   #12
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Hi Olof!

How about a quick phone snapshot? I wanted to order your battery mounting bracket for my 7Q but I didn't know you had a dedicated sales site. Dan linked me over to the nanoflash site for ordering but when checking out - it said yours was out of stock so I ordered the stock one, not knowing it limited my options for using the back thread hole on the monitor.
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Old March 7th, 2014, 06:43 AM   #13
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Dear Friends,

Please note that we have designed in a locating hole, in the Odyssey7Q, near the 1/4" x 20 threaded hole in the back of the Odyssey7Q.

This allows accessories to be built that prevent the possibility of the Odyssey7Q slipping while in use.

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Old March 7th, 2014, 06:46 AM   #14
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So there is - didn't look for that.

The monitor seems to be firmly enough attached to the screw thread on my magic arm by using a nylon washer though. It's the camera/rig mounting that seems to give most problems.

That locating pin hole - is that some kind of standard distance from the threaded hole?

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Old March 7th, 2014, 06:48 AM   #15
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Dear Paul,

Yes, it is the standard distance.

We used the ARRI Standard distance.

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