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Old April 14th, 2008, 08:56 AM   #1
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New Flyer

http://www.steadicam.com/userimages/...0Broch_std.pdf
Main changes: extendable carbon fiber post, two section arm that can now handle up to 19 lbs, improved vest , 12/24 volts.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 02:12 AM   #2
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Price?

What is the going price for this new system?
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Old April 15th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #3
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No, but this rig is now getting close to Archer territory.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #4
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I posted photos from the press release over here: link no longer valid

MSRP is $7995 (without batteries), and $9500 with a 2 x Power-Cube battery kit.

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Old April 15th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #5
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That's really good news, I thought it would be way more expensive then that.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, the same lower sled structure which hinders dynamic balancing--wish it had been redesigned along the lines of the Pilot.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #7
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I'm with you there Charles, but 19 pounds capacity at that price seems like great value, should just scrape through with a fully kitted Red camera?
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Old April 16th, 2008, 12:16 AM   #8
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"fully kitted" is a complicated statement Nick--once you enter the 35mm optical arena, the lenses start to become a major weight component depending on type. Super Speeds, no problem...Master Primes or lightweight zooms, could be a problem. And consider 1 or 2 (or even 3) motors, motor driver/receiver for same, downconverter, transmitter, mattebox, Cinetape...things add up quick. And all this assuming you power the camera off the sled--flying the battery would be a bad idea for a small rig.

I would actually say that a stripped down RED would be viable, but a fully-kitted one would require a larger capacity system, at least 25 lbs and more appropriately 30 to be able to handle whatever configuration is required. As a DP I would be very discontent if my operator was unable to accommodate the tools required to do the job.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 12:27 AM   #9
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Thanks again for the info Charles, will keep in mind.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #10
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See they also did a redesign of the arm. Nice but I'm with CP on this one.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #11
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Looks like there are three versions of the new Flyer, standard, hi-def and a Red camera version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6G1iRGrCTk
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