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    Sticky: Screwing a 3 to 2 adapter into a 2 prong outlet...

    Screwing a 3 to 2 adapter into a 2 prong outlet only secures it in place. Those outlets are 2 prong because they have no ground and the screw terminal is not connected to anything.

    I deal with...
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    Buy both...and 2 of each. They both have their...

    Buy both...and 2 of each. They both have their applications and you will develop the ability to pick which one according to what you are doing.
  3. I bet you have the fresnel that is round and...

    I bet you have the fresnel that is round and looks like a par but with a fresnel in front. I would pull them both apart and see if they use the same ignitor circuits. It might not be difficult to...
  4. The fresnel should also have a momentary on...

    The fresnel should also have a momentary on button on the head. Is it an old "mailbox" type? Typically all switches accept on Arri heads and are momentary units. The one on the lightmaker is not...
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    Hi Greg. The ballasts I use that are 2.5K and up...

    Hi Greg. The ballasts I use that are 2.5K and up I prefer detachable power feeders. This is so I can power them either with 110V or 220V with twistlock or bates. With a ballast in the 575W/1.2K...
  6. Yes. I would basically start over with...

    Yes. I would basically start over with connectors. i would get the appropriate veam style connectors for the cables, heads, and ballasts and redo them all so that they are interchangeable. ...
  7. I would never buy anything or from any company...

    I would never buy anything or from any company that supports the blatant theft of R&D or design or the ignoring of international patents.
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    It seems that you are not reading the posts. ...

    It seems that you are not reading the posts.



    My Kino cart does hold both c-stands and baby stands. I don't believe c-stands are always the best for kinos.
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    Shooter and patryk are giving some sound advice. ...

    Shooter and patryk are giving some sound advice. There is nothing wrong with doing studio work with tungsten units. Im with patryk. My LEDs are accents and eye lights not much else. Regardless of...
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    I used LM76 linear motion bearings. They have...

    I used LM76 linear motion bearings. They have adjustable units that have a reservoir for lubrication fed through a felt tip, much like a pen. My slider was a bit Larger then the typical DIY as its...
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    In Hawaii you couldnt do an overhead that size...

    In Hawaii you couldnt do an overhead that size without mombos, lines, and guys on the stands at all times. Its always gusty here. A 4x is usually a combo and c-stand.
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    First and foremost Gaffers shouldnt be bagging...

    First and foremost Gaffers shouldnt be bagging c-stands. Grips use c-stands. Now if i could only stop touching stuff and trust the guys id be happy to follow this.

    J Davis is correct. It isnt...
  13. Thread: What is this?

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    Hire an effects person.

    Hire an effects person.
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    -Laniakea beach sand for me. I've used...

    -Laniakea beach sand for me.



    I've used rocks in fly-aways. In all these years i've had only one American Grip bag leak.



    If you get quality bags they wont leak unless ruptured. I only...
  15. Thread: DIY Dryer Drop

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    If you can wire a house then you know how to add...

    If you can wire a house then you know how to add a subpanel to a main panel. Build yourself a small tie-in kit with a lunchbox.
  16. When i go between islands i carry on a pair of...

    When i go between islands i carry on a pair of California sunbounces. Fit just fine.
  17. Thread: 575 or 1.2K HMI

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    Id start with 1.2k/1.8k pars. These will work...

    Id start with 1.2k/1.8k pars. These will work the most in terms of small HMIs. There really is no reason to go with a 1.2k that doesnt also do 1.8k anymore. I love my frensels but 90% of the time...
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    You can measure between the ears of the lights to...

    You can measure between the ears of the lights to determine the size scrim you need. I buy Mole Richardson. What ive done is go to the website and find a scrim with the appropriate diameter. You...
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    Bandpro gave me a ball park quote of $2400 for...

    Bandpro gave me a ball park quote of $2400 for the small fill lite. Not bad. It would take 4 LPs to make one of the same size. Wifi control is a nice option as well. They were supposed to email...
  20. -Cheaply made (switch failing after 2 days) -No...

    -Cheaply made (switch failing after 2 days)
    -No hot restrike
    -Electronics attached to lamphead
    -$6241.50
    -Looks like my 10 yr old built it with sheet metal and a press break.

    They are making...
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    Dont try the experiment in an orange room. turn...

    Dont try the experiment in an orange room. turn all other lights off. Your effect is getting overpowered by everything else.
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    I get all mine from studiodepot. Dont bother...

    I get all mine from studiodepot. Dont bother with websites make a phone call.
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    So you are claiming that is brighter then a 1k...

    So you are claiming that is brighter then a 1k fresnel full spot at 10'?
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    They covered the physical set pretty well. The...

    They covered the physical set pretty well. The lighting will further the effect. The light that looks like its hitting her hair is not. You will want to be able to control the level of the bulbs...
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    Panels have their place and i use them...

    Panels have their place and i use them accordingly but to say one type of light, regardless what is driving it, is the future is silly.

    Equally silly is to debate what color temp lights are best....
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