New Sachtler owner needs help at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Tripod Sticks & Heads


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 7th, 2009, 09:38 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 388
New Sachtler owner needs help

I'm the proud owner of a DV 8/100 system. A wonderful piece of craftsmanship but the instructions that come with it leave something to be desired and the website is not much help either. In fact there were no instructions for the legs or spreader.

This is my first "leveling bowl" system so I want to make certain I have it set up correctly

1) Does the base of the head sit flush in the bowl or does it stand up a little, as in my picture below? The instructions are ambiguous. I'm assuming that it does not drop all the way into the bowl of the legs and the attachment screw underneath is used to move the head to and fro' until it is leveled on the bubble level (regardless of how the legs are extended). Is this correct?

2) What is the nylon cord thingy that extends out from one of the legs? Do I use this to dry my wet laundry in the hotel room :))

3) What is the cup-hook thingy on the underside of the bowl on the legs?

Thank you.
Attached Thumbnails
New Sachtler owner needs help-bowl.jpg   New Sachtler owner needs help-string-thingy.jpg  

New Sachtler owner needs help-hook-thingy.jpg  
Bob Kerner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2009, 09:47 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia (formerly Winnipeg, Manitoba) Canada
Posts: 4,087
The leveling bowl sits up like in the photo to allow adjustment to level the head. All is good there.

The nylon cord is to wrap around the two other legs and clip to the last one to hold the legs together when collapsed for transport.

The clip hangy thing is to hang additional weight, like sand bags, if required for stability or to tie the tripod down to your platform when outdoor. Or for hanging your lunch bag.
__________________
Shaun C. Roemich Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC - Videographer - Webcaster
www.roaddogmedia.ca Blog: http://roaddogmedia.wordpress.com/
Shaun Roemich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2009, 09:54 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 388
Thank you.
Bob Kerner is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Tripod Sticks & Heads

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:25 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network