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    Thanks. Great review. I wasn't aware of those...

    Thanks. Great review. I wasn't aware of those lights. Great price!
    Here's a bit more info for those interested:

    photo metrics:

    1x1 (150w)
    120:
    418.1 fc / 4500 lux at 3.28' / 1 m

    1x2...
  2. Thanks. Shift - clicking on the ends let's you...

    Thanks.
    Shift - clicking on the ends let's you adjust it.
    Haha. Using premiere since the late 90s and never knew that (or my old brain forgot).
    Much easier now. :)
  3. Timeline scrolling too fast on laptop - what to do?

    Editing on my laptop now. It's setup identical to my Desktop with Premiere Pro CS6 (windows 7). Laptop Screen is 1920X1080. But the little slider bar at the bottom of the timeline scrolls/slides...
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    On deal zone now for $279. Still don't know if...

    On deal zone now for $279. Still don't know if they are good or not. Look decent. I like my other dracast lights (500/1000) but I wish they could go brighter when needed. The 1500 looks reasonably...
  5. I've wondered for a long time if 6ave was one of...

    I've wondered for a long time if 6ave was one of those slimey rip off companies. I read some bad reviews. Yet I also noticed in the past that walmart, newegg, amazon etc had them as a supplier when...
  6. I get occassional calls asking to rent and my...

    I get occassional calls asking to rent and my answer is always no. Sometimes when I tell them I do not rent my gear they then ask how much for me and the gear.
    I've personallly witnessed several...
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    Thank you very much. Looking at those now

    Thank you very much. Looking at those now
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    CCD

    CCD
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    I went to share this Tchaikovsky song I love and...

    I went to share this Tchaikovsky song I love and realized it was actually Mozart. Apparently my old brain has gotten confused over the years.
    Alas, here it is....turkish march. I used to think it...
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    Bright cheap Astra alternatives?

    Hi all. I'm looking for some LED lights that have comparable output to my Astra 6X but cost less and are flicker free.
    I have a slow motion video booth and was planning on using my Dracast lights...
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    HMC 150 adjusting spotlight mode?

    I'm still using some HMC150s for low end dance recital events.

    In the old DVX days we set the cameras on Spotlight mode and it worked fine keeping the dancers from being over exposed with the...
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    I once knew of a guy that was skilled and I was...

    I once knew of a guy that was skilled and I was going to visit him about some ideas but he is old and in bad health now. You are right. Surely there is some smart, capable guy around here. Just...
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    Sorry to hear about all that. Frustrating for...

    Sorry to hear about all that. Frustrating for sure.
    I don't think that is normal for Adorama though, as I've bought a lot from them through the years. I buy more from b&h but I've still spent as...
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    Thanks again Morgan and great points. You are...

    Thanks again Morgan and great points.

    You are correct. I've been trying to accomplish various things and largely looking at each as it's own specific individual solution/sytem rather than have a...
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    Thank you for more great input. Yes. I have a...

    Thank you for more great input. Yes. I have a remote controlled camera that I use atop a tall stand/etc. The two things about that system that I don't like so much:

    1. these are usually fast...
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    Thank you Dan. Yeah Run&Gun, it looks like...

    Thank you Dan.

    Yeah Run&Gun, it looks like they have a patent on it and I suppose in the meantime they want to get as much $$ as they can. I think it's a great product but it seems really high...
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    Thanks. Yeah renting would be the way to go. No...

    Thanks. Yeah renting would be the way to go. No rental houses around here though. May be a possibility to have one of those rental places that ship one and you ship it back afterward.
    No way I'm...
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    Thank you. I agree the Spider Pod looks like a...

    Thank you. I agree the Spider Pod looks like a great solution. But for my limited use, $2900 is a hard swallow. I was hoping my plaform and tall tripod idea might also work by separating the use...
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    Thank you Morgan. I had some concerns about that...

    Thank you Morgan. I had some concerns about that bolt holding the jib as well but I don't know any way around that. Do most jibs attach with a single bolt?
    Prolylte looks substantial.
    Yes I agree...
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    Good idea! Thank you. One monitor just uses a...

    Good idea! Thank you.
    One monitor just uses a straight standard AC 3 prong cord like computers and many devices use with no adpater but...
    the other monitor uses an adapter cord that says...
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    powering 24" LCD TV via V-mount battery?

    I'm trying to determine a way to power my 24" LCD TV or 22" monitor via V-mount battery (not both from same battery). I've been looking at some V-mount to AC adapters. If the TV is rated at 40...
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    Thanks again Paul. A camera riser may be a good...

    Thanks again Paul. A camera riser may be a good solution.
    I'll have to look into those to try to determine if they are strong enough for a jib to go on in a vehicle.
    The jib operator would be...
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    Solution for elevated shooting?

    Been wanting an alternative to a 4'X4' platform riser to stand on to get above the crowd.

    What do you think about this ?

    46"X20"32" (LXDXH) work platform to stand on...
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    Yes sir and thank you. The jib sits down flat on...

    Yes sir and thank you. The jib sits down flat on the tripod and is secured with the bolt.
    Yes. We discussed the idea of vehicle mounting previously and someone suggested the box idea which will...
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    Here is the mounting base of the jib 135675 ...

    Here is the mounting base of the jib
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    Here is the Manfrotto 528XB tripod I usually use the jib on
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    So the idea is to make a wood...
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