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FRITZ GABRIEL BAUER
PRESENTS
THE USERS GUIDE TO THE NEW
LIGHTWEIGHT QUIET MODULAR
THE ADVANCED MODULAR QUIET 35 mm
MOTION PICTURE CAMERA FOR MULTIPLE
APPLICATIONS AND INCREASED UTILIZATION
Compiled by Frédéric Gérard Kaczek
Illustrated by Andreas Pauleschitz
WEB-EDITION 2004
FEEDBACK CARD
Like the MOVIECAM COMPACT system itself, its
users guide consists of several interchangeable parts
that will continuously be updated. Just send an E-mail
by pushing HERE directly to the Vienna Headquarters
and future updates will be mailed to you free of
charge. You may also use this mail to let us know
any comments (e.g. proposals, or – if really
necessary – complaints) you may have . . . . .
MOVIECAM FEEDBACK MAIL
MOVIECAM COMPACT CHECKLIST
The attached checklist (see appendix), wich is ready
to be printed out, gives a general overview of all
modular parts of the MOVIECAM COMPACT and
might be of help when placing your order.
3
PREFACE
Contemporary cinematography demands broader
knowledge and greater skill from today´s cameramen
than ever before. Movie or TV productions,
documentary films, advertisements, STEADICAM or
aerial shots - these are only a few out of a wide
range of different tasks.
So far, the inventive and creative Director of
Photography had to get hold of a camera and
accessories suitable for his special task. One camera
was a bit smaller, another one a bit lighter, a third
one quieter, and another one had special equipment.
And so it was a real challenge for us to develop a
system which allows each cinematographer to set up
the appropriate equipment for each particular job
more easily than ever before.
The USERS GUIDE for the MOVICAM COMPACT
we present you herewith is not simply a guide to a
new camera but an introduction to the quietest
compact
35 mm camera system for multiple applications and
increased utilization.
Please take the time to read the following pages
carefully. You will see that this new camera system
offers you a great variety of possibilities.
For further general or technical information, please
feel free to contact one of our MOVIECAM rental
houses or directly the MOVIECAM Headquarters in
Vienna, Austria (for addresses and phone numbers,
see appendix).
Fritz Gabriel Bauer and Team
PREFACE
FEEDBACK CARD
Like the MOVIECAM COMPACT system itself, its
users guide consists of several interchangeable parts
that will continuously be updated. Just send an E-mail
by pushing HERE directly to the Vienna Headquarters
and future updates will be mailed to you free of
charge. You may also use this mail to let us know
any comments (e.g. proposals, or – if really
necessary – complaints) you may have . . . . .
MOVIECAM FEEDBACK MAIL
MOVIECAM COMPACT CHECKLIST
The attached checklist (see appendix), wich is ready
to be printed out, gives a general overview of all
modular parts of the MOVIECAM COMPACT and
might be of help when placing your order.
3
PREFACE
Contemporary cinematography demands broader
knowledge and greater skill from today´s cameramen
than ever before. Movie or TV productions,
documentary films, advertisements, STEADICAM or
aerial shots - these are only a few out of a wide
range of different tasks.
So far, the inventive and creative Director of
Photography had to get hold of a camera and
accessories suitable for his special task. One camera
was a bit smaller, another one a bit lighter, a third
one quieter, and another one had special equipment.
And so it was a real challenge for us to develop a
system which allows each cinematographer to set up
the appropriate equipment for each particular job
more easily than ever before.
The USERS GUIDE for the MOVICAM COMPACT
we present you herewith is not simply a guide to a
new camera but an introduction to the quietest
compact
35 mm camera system for multiple applications and
increased utilization.
Please take the time to read the following pages
carefully. You will see that this new camera system
offers you a great variety of possibilities.
For further general or technical information, please
feel free to contact one of our MOVIECAM rental
houses or directly the MOVIECAM Headquarters in
Vienna, Austria (for addresses and phone numbers,
see appendix).
Fritz Gabriel Bauer and Team
PREFACE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE 3
MOVIECAM FEEDBACK CARD 4
COMPACT CHECKLIST 4
CARE AND CLEANING 5
THE COMPAC SYSTEM 9
THE BODY OF THE CAMERA SYSTEM
Camera front 13
Camera left side 15
Camera rear 17
Camera right side 18
Control board 19
Display 20
Camera top 22
Viewfinder mount plate 23
Camera base 24
BASE PLATE 25
THE VIEWFINDERS
STANDARD VIEWFINDER 29
EYEPIECES 30
Attatching of the eyepiece 30
Eyecup 31
Eyepiece retaining mount 31
Diopter correction 32
Adjustment of the pivoting viewfinder 33
Adjustment of the image orientation 34
Eyepiece magnifier 35
LEVELING ROD 36
EYECUP HEATER + CABLE 37
Filter wheel 38
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER 39
THE ACCESSORIES AND VIDEO FINDERS
ELECTRONIC MOVIELITE 47
SLIDE-IN MOVIELITE 51
Accessory connector 55
READOUT 56
READOUT FOR ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER 59
REMOTE CONTROL BOX 61
Viewfinder right side 63
RIGHT EYEPIECE 64
B/W VIDEO CAMERA 65
B/W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR 66
COLOR VIDEO CAMERA 68
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2
3
The MOIECAM COMPACT is almost maintenance-
free. There is only one requirement for a smooth
operation: the camera has to be meticulously clean.
Therefore you should protect it against any dirt or
smudges.
Clean the camera exterior with window cleaner
(caution – do not moisten connectors!).
Only when really necessary, e.g. to remove camera
tape gum, should you use alcohol or benzine.
Caution: Never use acetone!
When applied properly, compressed air is the best
cleaner; a vacuum cleaner or an air syringe will do
fine.
Cotton tips, orangewood sticks, soft and hard
brushes may be used for gentle cleaning.
Caution: The camera may be lubricated at a
MOVIECAM rental house only!
CARE AND CLEANING
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE 2
MOVIECAM FEEDBACK MAIL 3
COMPACT CHECKLIST 3
CARE AND CLEANING 4
THE COMPAC SYSTEM 9
THE BODY OF THE CAMERA SYSTEM
Camera front 16
Camera left side 17
Camera rear 19
Camera right side 20
Control board 21
Display 22
Camera top 24
Viewfinder mount plate 25
Camera base 26
BASE PLATE 27
THE VIEWFINDERS
STANDARD VIEWFINDER 32
EYEPIECES 33
Eyecup and Eyepiece retaining mount 34
Diopter correction 35
Adjustment of the pivoting viewfinder 36
Adjustment of the image orientation 37
Eyepiece magnifier 38
LEVELING ROD 39
EYECUP HEATER + CABLE 40
Filter wheel 41
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER 42
Adjustment of the swivelling viewfinder 45
Adjustment of the telescopic tube 46
Swivelling the viewfinder tube 47
THE ACCESSORIES AND VIDEO FINDERS ELECTRONIC
MOVIELITE - LCD type 50
Mounting the MOVIELITE 51
Handling the MOVIELITE - LCD type 52
SLIDE-IN MOVIELITE - Mask type 54
Handling the MOVIELITE masks 55
Accessory connector 58
READOUT 59
READOUT FOR ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER 62
REMOTE CONTROL BOX 64
Viewfinder right side 66
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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2
3
The MOIECAM COMPACT is almost maintenance-
free. There is only one requirement for a smooth
operation: the camera has to be meticulously clean.
Therefore you should protect it against any dirt or
smudges.
Clean the camera exterior with window cleaner
(caution – do not moisten connectors!).
Only when really necessary, e.g. to remove camera
tape gum, should you use alcohol or benzine.
Caution: Never use acetone!
When applied properly, compressed air is the best
cleaner; a vacuum cleaner or an air syringe will do
fine.
Cotton tips, orangewood sticks, soft and hard
brushes may be used for gentle cleaning.
Caution: The camera may be lubricated at a
MOVIECAM rental house only!
CARE AND CLEANING
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CARE AND CLEANING
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE INTERIOR OF THE COMPACT
Interior of the camera 144
Pitch adjustment control 145
GROUND GLASSES 146
Changing the ground glass 147
UPPER APERTURE PLATES / gate 149
LOWER APERTURE PLATE 152
Pressure plate 154
Mirror shutter 155
Setting the shutter angle 156
THE POWER SUPPLIES
POWER SUPPLY UNIT 160
BATTERY BLOCK 162
ADJUSTABLE VOLTAGE STABILIZER 164
THREADING FILM IN THE COMPACT
Threading film in the camera 168
Door lock 176
Dust check knob 177
THE ACCESSORY BOXES AND IRIS CONTROL
Accessory plug 180
Speed control and synchronization 182
SYNCOBOX 185
STICK-IN MODULES 187
MAINS SYNC ADAPTER 189
Speed control 194
SPEEDBOX 195
IRIS CONTROL 198
SPEEDBOX REMOTE CONTROL 202
AATON CODEBOX 203
THE SUPPORT, FOLLOW FOCUS AND MATTE BOX
BASE PLATE 216
LENS SUPPORT 217
STUDIO FOLLOW FOCUS 219
LIGHTWEIGHT FOLLOW FOCUS 222
MATTE BOX 224
MISCELLANEOUS AND APPENDIX
ASSISTANT WORK LIGHT 230
TOOLS 231
DIRECTORS FINDER 232
APPENDIX CONNECTORS AND CABLES
CONNECTORS AND CABLES 236
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RIGHT EYEPIECE 67
B/W VIDEO CAMERA 68
B/W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR 69
COLOR VIDEO CAMERA 71
Connecting of the video cameras 73
NTSC CEI COLOR VIDEO CAMERA 74
CEI V COLOR CCD VIDEO PICK UP 77
MOVIECAM Sync Cable for CEI V 84
CEI V ACCESSORY 85
3.5’’ LCD COLOR VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR 86
2’’ LCD COLOR VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR 87
VIDEO VIEWFINDER 88
LIGHTWEIGHT B/W VIDEO VIEWFINDER 90
THE MAGAZINES
Care and cleaning 94
Label holder 95
Magazine right side 95
Magazine latches 96
LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINES 97
400/120 MAGAZINE FOR STEADICAM 100
Core holder 101
Loading of the magazines 103
LOOP PROTECTOR 106
Manual footage indicator 107
Digital footage counter 109
Tightening wheels 111
Roller assembly 112
Cleaning of the light trap 113
THE MAGAZINE ADAPTERS
TOP MOUNT ADAPTER 117
REAR MOUNT ADAPTER 122
CAMERA COVER CAP 126
THE CARRYING HANDLE AND HANDGRIPS
UPPER CARRYING HANDLE 130
AUXILIARY CARRYING HANDLE 131
SIDE CARRYING HANDLE 132
SIDE HANDLE FOR ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER 133
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT 134
REAR CARRYING HANDLE 135
HANDLE FOR STEADICAM MAGAZINE 136
RIGHT HANDGRIP 137
RIGHT HANDGRIP EXTENSION 138
LEFT HANDGRIP 139
PADDED SHOULDER REST 140
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6
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THE INTERIOR OF THE COMPACT
Interior of the camera 144
Pitch adjustment control 145
GROUND GLASSES 146
Changing the ground glass 147
UPPER APERTURE PLATES / gate 149
LOWER APERTURE PLATE 152
Pressure plate 154
Mirror shutter 155
Setting the shutter angle 156
THE POWER SUPPLIES
POWER SUPPLY UNIT 160
BATTERY BLOCK 162
ADJUSTABLE VOLTAGE STABILIZER 164
THREADING FILM IN THE COMPACT
Threading film in the camera 168
Door lock 176
Dust check knob 177
THE ACCESSORY BOXES AND IRIS CONTROL
Accessory plug 180
Speed control and synchronization 182
SYNCOBOX 185
STICK-IN MODULES 187
MAINS SYNC ADAPTER 189
Speed control 194
SPEEDBOX 195
IRIS CONTROL 198
SPEEDBOX REMOTE CONTROL 202
AATON CODEBOX 203
THE SUPPORT, FOLLOW FOCUS AND MATTE BOX
BASE PLATE 216
LENS SUPPORT 217
STUDIO FOLLOW FOCUS 219
LIGHTWEIGHT FOLLOW FOCUS 222
MATTE BOX 224
MISCELLANEOUS AND APPENDIX
ASSISTANT WORK LIGHT 230
TOOLS 231
DIRECTORS FINDER 232
APPENDIX
CONNECTORS AND CABLES 236
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RIGHT EYEPIECE 67
B/W VIDEO CAMERA 68
B/W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR 69
COLOR VIDEO CAMERA 71
Connecting of the video cameras 73
NTSC CEI COLOR VIDEO CAMERA 74
CEI V COLOR CCD VIDEO PICK UP 77
MOVIECAM Sync Cable for CEI V 84
CEI V ACCESSORY 85
3.5’’ LCD COLOR VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR 86
2’’ LCD COLOR VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR 87
VIDEO VIEWFINDER 88
LIGHTWEIGHT B/W VIDEO VIEWFINDER 90
THE MAGAZINES
Care and cleaning 94
Label holder 95
Magazine right side 95
Magazine latches 96
LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINES 97
400/120 MAGAZINE FOR STEADICAM 100
Core holder 101
Loading of the magazines 103
LOOP PROTECTOR 106
Manual footage indicator 107
Digital footage counter 109
Tightening wheels 111
Roller assembly 112
Cleaning of the light trap 113
THE MAGAZINE ADAPTERS
TOP MOUNT ADAPTER 117
REAR MOUNT ADAPTER 122
CAMERA COVER CAP 126
THE CARRYING HANDLE AND HANDGRIPS
UPPER CARRYING HANDLE 130
AUXILIARY CARRYING HANDLE 131
SIDE CARRYING HANDLE 132
SIDE HANDLE FOR ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER 133
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT 134
REAR CARRYING HANDLE 135
HANDLE FOR STEADICAM MAGAZINE 136
RIGHT HANDGRIP 137
RIGHT HANDGRIP EXTENSION 138
LEFT HANDGRIP 139
PADDED SHOULDER REST 140
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5
6
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THE COMPACT-SYSTEM
Fig. 1a + 1b
Notes:
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THE COMPACT-SYSTEM
Fig. 1a + 1b
Notes:
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THE COMPACT SYSTEM
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A 1000 FT/300 M MAGAZINE
B COLOR VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
C CARRYING HANDLE
D MATTE BOX
E FOLLOW FOCUS
F SPEEDBOX
G CONTROL BOARD
H CCD COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
I FOOTAGE COUNTER
J 500 FT/150 M MAGAZINE
K B&W VIDEO CAMERA
L B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
M READOUT
N HANDGRIP ON/OFF BUTTON
O ACCESSORY PLUG COVER
P RIGHT SIDE ON/OFF BUTTON
Q MOVIELITE
R LONG EYEPIECE
S HEATED EYECUP
T TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
U LEFT SIDE ON/OFF BUTTON
V BASE PLATE
W SHORT EYEPIECE
X REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
Y DUST CHECK BUTTON
Z LEFT HANDGRIP
THE COMPACT SYSTEM
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THE COMPACT SYSTEM
11
A 1000 FT/300 M MAGAZINE
B COLOR VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
C CARRYING HANDLE
D MATTE BOX
E FOLLOW FOCUS
F SPEEDBOX
G CONTROL BOARD
H CCD COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
I FOOTAGE COUNTER
J 500 FT/150 M MAGAZINE
K B&W VIDEO CAMERA
L B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
M READOUT
N HANDGRIP ON/OFF BUTTON
O ACCESSORY PLUG COVER
P RIGHT SIDE ON/OFF BUTTON
Q MOVIELITE
R LONG EYEPIECE
S HEATED EYECUP
T TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
U LEFT SIDE ON/OFF BUTTON
V BASE PLATE
W SHORT EYEPIECE
X REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
Y DUST CHECK BUTTON
Z LEFT HANDGRIP
THE COMPACT SYSTEM
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THE COMPACT SYSTEM
13
THE COMPACT SYSTEM
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A 1000 FT/300 M MAGAZINE
B COLOR VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
C CARRYING HANDLE
D MATTE BOX
E FOLLOW FOCUS
F SPEEDBOX
G CONTROL BOARD
H CCD COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
I FOOTAGE COUNTER
J 500 FT/150 M MAGAZINE
K B&W VIDEO CAMERA
L B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
M READOUT
N HANDGRIP ON/OFF BUTTON
O ACCESSORY PLUG COVER
P RIGHT SIDE ON/OFF BUTTON
Q MOVIELITE
R LONG EYEPIECE
S HEATED EYECUP
T TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
U LEFT SIDE ON/OFF BUTTON
V BASE PLATE
W SHORT EYEPIECE
X REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
Y DUST CHECK BUTTON
Z LEFT HANDGRIP
THE COMPACT SYSTEM
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THE COMPACT SYSTEM
12
A 1000 FT/300 M MAGAZINE
B COLOR VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
C CARRYING HANDLE
D MATTE BOX
E FOLLOW FOCUS
F SPEEDBOX
G CONTROL BOARD
H CCD COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
I FOOTAGE COUNTER
J 500 FT/150 M MAGAZINE
K B&W VIDEO CAMERA
L B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
M READOUT
N HANDGRIP ON/OFF BUTTON
O ACCESSORY PLUG COVER
P RIGHT SIDE ON/OFF BUTTON
Q MOVIELITE
R LONG EYEPIECE
S HEATED EYECUP
T TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
U LEFT SIDE ON/OFF BUTTON
V BASE PLATE
W SHORT EYEPIECE
X REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
Y DUST CHECK BUTTON
Z LEFT HANDGRIP
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THE BODY OF
THE COMPACT-SYSTEM
Notes:
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THE COMPACT SYSTEM
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THE COMPACT-SYSTEM
Notes:
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[4] Lens mount levers
[7] On/off button
[8A] Connectors 24 V/400 mA
[8B] Connectors 24 V/400 mA
[9] Dust check knob
[10] Indication of image plane/tape measure knob
[11] Magazine-/top mount adapter connector
[12]Door lock
The camera door is located at the left side. When it is
closed, the door lock [12] must be flush with the door;
a velcro attachment keeps the lock in this position.
Power (24 V) for EYECUP HEATER and ASSISTANT
WORK LIGHT is supplied via two connectors [8A] + [8B].
In case of an external short circuit, e.g. when EYECUP
HEATER or ASSISTANT WORK LIGHT are defective,
a 400 mA multifuse automatically cuts off the power
supply of these connectors. To reactivate the multifuse,
remove the part that caused the short circuit and
disconnect the camera from its power supply for
approx. 30 seconds.
Fig. 3 – CAMERA LEFT SIDE
[9] [10] [12] [11]
[4]
[8A]
[8B]
[7]
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A lens mount [5] of either type ARRI PL or MITCHELL
BNCR had been built into the camera front at the
rental house. Depending on the mounting, you can
shoot either STANDARD 35 or SUPER 35 format.
To remove the mount cap [6] or the lens itself, turn the
two bayonet levers [4] counter-clockwise. To mount a
lens, turn the levers gently clockwise until the lens is
seated properly. Do not use force!
Left of the lens mount there are two connectors. The top
one [2] has a 24 V outlet, is protected by a 1,6 A
multifuse and may be used for any remote-controlled
device, e.g. zoom drive. In case of an external short
circuit, e.g. defective zoom drive, the automatic
multifuse cuts off the power supply of the connector.
To reactivate the multifuse, remove the part that caused
the short circuit; disconnect the camera for approx.
30 seconds, i.e. power supply has to be totally cut.
The lower connector [1] may be used for the remote
control of the on/off button (e.g. handgrip button).
Fig. 2 – CAMERA FRONT
On/off button outlet
24 V outlet
Accessory bracket
Lens mount lever
Lens mount
Lens mount cap
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[4]
[3]
[2]
[1]
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[4] Lens mount levers
[7] On/off button
[8A] Connectors 24 V/400 mA
[8B] Connectors 24 V/400 mA
[9] Dust check knob
[10] Indication of image plane/tape measure knob
[11] Magazine-/top mount adapter connector
[12]Door lock
The camera door is located at the left side. When it is
closed, the door lock [12] must be flush with the door;
a velcro attachment keeps the lock in this position.
Power (24 V) for EYECUP HEATER and ASSISTANT
WORK LIGHT is supplied via two connectors [8A] + [8B].
In case of an external short circuit, e.g. when EYECUP
HEATER or ASSISTANT WORK LIGHT are defective,
a 400 mA multifuse automatically cuts off the power
supply of these connectors. To reactivate the multifuse,
remove the part that caused the short circuit and
disconnect the camera from its power supply for
approx. 30 seconds.
Fig. 3 – CAMERA LEFT SIDE
[9] [10] [12] [11]
[4]
[8A]
[8B]
[7]
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A lens mount [5] of either type ARRI PL or MITCHELL
BNCR had been built into the camera front at the
rental house. Depending on the mounting, you can
shoot either STANDARD 35 or SUPER 35 format.
To remove the mount cap [6] or the lens itself, turn the
two bayonet levers [4] counter-clockwise. To mount a
lens, turn the levers gently clockwise until the lens is
seated properly. Do not use force!
Left of the lens mount there are two connectors. The top
one [2] has a 24 V outlet, is protected by a 1,6 A
multifuse and may be used for any remote-controlled
device, e.g. zoom drive. In case of an external short
circuit, e.g. defective zoom drive, the automatic
multifuse cuts off the power supply of the connector.
To reactivate the multifuse, remove the part that caused
the short circuit; disconnect the camera for approx.
30 seconds, i.e. power supply has to be totally cut.
The lower connector [1] may be used for the remote
control of the on/off button (e.g. handgrip button).
Fig. 2 – CAMERA FRONT
On/off button outlet
24 V outlet
Accessory bracket
Lens mount lever
Lens mount
Lens mount cap
[1]
[2]
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[4]
[3]
[2]
[1]
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The MAGAZINES can be attached to either opening
[14] or [15] at the camera rear resp. top by mounting
them (or MAGAZINE ADAPTER) to the mounting
rail [13].
The connector [11], mounted mobile to facilitate the
plug-in, is used for both electronic interface and power
supply for the magazine drives.
Below the magazine connector there is the receptacle
[16] for the camera’s 24 V power supply. Turn fuse
holder [17] clockwise to remove it and exchange the
glass fuse 5 x 20mm (6,3 A / slow), if necessary.
Fig. 4 – CAMERA REAR
Magazine-/top
mount adapter
connector
Magazine-/top
mount adapter
mounting rail
Rear camera
opening
Upper camera
opening
Power receptacle
Main fuse mount
[11]
[13]
[14]
[15]
[16]
[17]
[15]
[14]
[13]
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The tape measure is attached to the hook [10] that
indicates the image plane. By shortly pressing the
dust check knob [9], the mirror shutter is cleared out of
the way and thus permits to check the film gate without
having to open the camera door.
The camera is switched on by activating either the
button [7] or some other on/off buttons, e.g. at the
camera right side. Equally, any of those buttons can
be employed to switch off the camera, and vice versa.
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The MAGAZINES can be attached to either opening
[14] or [15] at the camera rear resp. top by mounting
them (or MAGAZINE ADAPTER) to the mounting
rail [13].
The connector [11], mounted mobile to facilitate the
plug-in, is used for both electronic interface and power
supply for the magazine drives.
Below the magazine connector there is the receptacle
[16] for the camera’s 24 V power supply. Turn fuse
holder [17] clockwise to remove it and exchange the
glass fuse 5 x 20mm (6,3 A / slow), if necessary.
Fig. 4 – CAMERA REAR
Magazine-/top
mount adapter
connector
Magazine-/top
mount adapter
mounting rail
Rear camera
opening
Upper camera
opening
Power receptacle
Main fuse mount
[11]
[13]
[14]
[15]
[16]
[17]
[15]
[14]
[13]
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The tape measure is attached to the hook [10] that
indicates the image plane. By shortly pressing the
dust check knob [9], the mirror shutter is cleared out of
the way and thus permits to check the film gate without
having to open the camera door.
The camera is switched on by activating either the
button [7] or some other on/off buttons, e.g. at the
camera right side. Equally, any of those buttons can
be employed to switch off the camera, and vice versa.
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The acoustic signal beeps shortly when the COMPACT
has reached the preset frame speed (after starting up),
is switched off or its actual speed differs from the
preset one.
Fig. 6 – CONTROL BOARD
[22] On/off button
[23]Fps display
[24] Fps input unit
[25] Take up/TV bar
button
[26] Sync out connector
[27] Signal beeper
[28] Signal volume
control
ON/OFF
FPS
PRESET T.UP
BAR
SYNC
OUT
SIGNAL
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[4] Lens mount lever
[6] Lens mount cap
[18] Cover plate for accessory box plug
[19] Control board and displays
[20] Top carrying handle attachment (threated sockets +
gauged boreholes)
[21] Right handgrip rosette
The UPPER CARRYING HANDLE is attached to the
threaded sockets and gauged boreholes [20] on top
of the camera right side; the RIGHT HANDGRIP is
screwed into the threaded socket in the rosette center
[21] .
Below the cover plate [18] there is the plug for the
ACCESSORY BOXES.
A plexi-glass panel covers the control board and display [19]
(see page 21 - 23).
Fig. 5 – CAMERA RIGHT SIDE
[19] [20]
[4]
[6]
[21]
[18]
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The acoustic signal beeps shortly when the COMPACT
has reached the preset frame speed (after starting up),
is switched off or its actual speed differs from the
preset one.
Fig. 6 – CONTROL BOARD
[22] On/off button
[23]Fps display
[24] Fps input unit
[25] Take up/TV bar
button
[26] Sync out connector
[27] Signal beeper
[28] Signal volume
control
ON/OFF
FPS
PRESET T.UP
BAR
SYNC
OUT
SIGNAL
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[4] Lens mount lever
[6] Lens mount cap
[18] Cover plate for accessory box plug
[19] Control board and displays
[20] Top carrying handle attachment (threated sockets +
gauged boreholes)
[21] Right handgrip rosette
The UPPER CARRYING HANDLE is attached to the
threaded sockets and gauged boreholes [20] on top
of the camera right side; the RIGHT HANDGRIP is
screwed into the threaded socket in the rosette center
[21] .
Below the cover plate [18] there is the plug for the
ACCESSORY BOXES.
A plexi-glass panel covers the control board and display [19]
(see page 21 - 23).
Fig. 5 – CAMERA RIGHT SIDE
[19] [20]
[4]
[6]
[21]
[18]
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Flashing when speed either too high
or low has been selected on speed
box.
Lighting when camera runs with 2 fps.
Flashing when lower speed has been
selected.
Lighting when camera runs with 50 fps.
Flashing when higher speed has
been selected.
Reverse shooting with 12 fps.
Flashing when lower reverse speed
has been selected.
Reverse shooting with 24 fps.
Reverse shooting with 32 fps.
Flashing when higher reverse speed
has been selected.
Shown when mirror shutter, controlled
via single frame connector, remains in
shooting position (approx. 4 seconds).
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Flashing when a buckle switch has
been interrupted (e.g. badly
threaded film), or the rear buckle
switch is not in stand-by position.
Stand-by camera.
Lighting when camera runs with 12 fps.
Flashing when lower speed has
been selected.
Following information is provided by the display on
the control board of the MOVIECAM COMPACT, on
the READOUT or on the REMOTE CONTROL BOX
MOVIECAM COMPACT without ACCESSORY BOX:
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Fig. 7 – DISPLAY
Lighting when camera runs with 24 fps.
Lighting when camera runs with 32 fps.
Flashing when a higher speed has
been selected.
Flashing when dust check knob is
pressed and mirror shutter is in
shooting position.
Blinks for about four sec. when the
COMPACT is powered up while a
defective video accessory (e.g.
monitor, transmitter) is connected to
the video assist.
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Flashing when speed either too high
or low has been selected on speed
box.
Lighting when camera runs with 2 fps.
Flashing when lower speed has been
selected.
Lighting when camera runs with 50 fps.
Flashing when higher speed has
been selected.
Reverse shooting with 12 fps.
Flashing when lower reverse speed
has been selected.
Reverse shooting with 24 fps.
Reverse shooting with 32 fps.
Flashing when higher reverse speed
has been selected.
Shown when mirror shutter, controlled
via single frame connector, remains in
shooting position (approx. 4 seconds).
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Flashing when a buckle switch has
been interrupted (e.g. badly
threaded film), or the rear buckle
switch is not in stand-by position.
Stand-by camera.
Lighting when camera runs with 12 fps.
Flashing when lower speed has
been selected.
Following information is provided by the display on
the control board of the MOVIECAM COMPACT, on
the READOUT or on the REMOTE CONTROL BOX
MOVIECAM COMPACT without ACCESSORY BOX:
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Fig. 7 – DISPLAY
Lighting when camera runs with 24 fps.
Lighting when camera runs with 32 fps.
Flashing when a higher speed has
been selected.
Flashing when dust check knob is
pressed and mirror shutter is in
shooting position.
Blinks for about four sec. when the
COMPACT is powered up while a
defective video accessory (e.g.
monitor, transmitter) is connected to
the video assist.
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The plate on top of the CAMERA BODY shows the
format the camera has been adjusted to (either
STANDARD 35 or SUPER 35 format).
The engraved viewfinder mounting plate [29] is turned
upside down when changing the format at a rental house.
The viewfinder systems are attached to the gauged
boreholes [30] and threaded sockets [31] and flanged
to the plate [29] on top of the glass surface [35].
The REAR MOUNT ADAPTER is attached to the
threaded sockets [33] and [34], the TOP MOUNT
ADAPTER only to the front threated sockets [34].
Caution: The format should be changed at a rental
house only! The lens mount and – by turning the
mount plate upside down – also the viewfinder
mount will be adjusted. Now, the engraving
indicates the new format.
Fig. 9 – VIEWFINDER MOUNT PLATE
[31]
[31]
[31]
[30] [30]
[29] [36]
[35]
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Caution: Do n o t touch the adjusting screws [32] –
they are reserved for the technicians of the rental
house only!
Fig. 8 – CAMERA TOP
[11] magazine-/top
mount adapter connector
[13] magazine-/top mount
adapter mounting rail
[29] engraved viewfinder
mounting plate
[30] viewfinder attachment
(gauged boreholes)
[31] viewfinder attachment
(threaded sockets)
[32] adjusting screws (for
rental house only!)
[33] rear mount adapter
attachment (threaded
sockets)
[34] rear and top mount
adapter attachment
(threated sockets)
[35] glass surface (viewfinder)
[36] viewfinder connector
[11]
[13]
[30]
[35]
[31]
[31]
[31]
[34] [34]
[32]
[33]
[33]
[32]
[32]
[30]
[29] [36]
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The plate on top of the CAMERA BODY shows the
format the camera has been adjusted to (either
STANDARD 35 or SUPER 35 format).
The engraved viewfinder mounting plate [29] is turned
upside down when changing the format at a rental house.
The viewfinder systems are attached to the gauged
boreholes [30] and threaded sockets [31] and flanged
to the plate [29] on top of the glass surface [35].
The REAR MOUNT ADAPTER is attached to the
threaded sockets [33] and [34], the TOP MOUNT
ADAPTER only to the front threated sockets [34].
Caution: The format should be changed at a rental
house only! The lens mount and – by turning the
mount plate upside down – also the viewfinder
mount will be adjusted. Now, the engraving
indicates the new format.
Fig. 9 – VIEWFINDER MOUNT PLATE
[31]
[31]
[31]
[30] [30]
[29] [36]
[35]
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Caution: Do n o t touch the adjusting screws [32] –
they are reserved for the technicians of the rental
house only!
Fig. 8 – CAMERA TOP
[11] magazine-/top
mount adapter connector
[13] magazine-/top mount
adapter mounting rail
[29] engraved viewfinder
mounting plate
[30] viewfinder attachment
(gauged boreholes)
[31] viewfinder attachment
(threaded sockets)
[32] adjusting screws (for
rental house only!)
[33] rear mount adapter
attachment (threaded
sockets)
[34] rear and top mount
adapter attachment
(threated sockets)
[35] glass surface (viewfinder)
[36] viewfinder connector
[11]
[13]
[30]
[35]
[31]
[31]
[31]
[34] [34]
[32]
[33]
[33]
[32]
[32]
[30]
[29] [36]
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SUPPORT RODS and, subsequently, LENS SUPPORT,
MATTE BOX, STUDIO FOLLOW FOCUS etc. are
attached to the BASE PLATE. You will not need the
PLATE when using PRIME LENSES, flanged FILTER
HOLDERS, SUNSHADES and LIGHTWEIGHT
FOLLOW FOCUS. Depending on the accessories,
screw the BASE PLATE into either the left ARRI axis [A]
or the right MOVIECAM axis [B] with a wide
screwdriver.
Caution:
In case no original MOVIECAM base plate is used,
do not screw the attaching screws further than
7 mm into the threaded sockets of the camera base.
Longer screws may damage the camera.
When attaching the base plate, care should be
taken that it sits flat on the camera base.
Fig. 11 – BASE PLATE
[A] ARRI axis
[B] MOVIECAM
axis
[38] Threaded sockets
[40] Adjusting rings
[41] Locking sliders
[A] [B]
[38]
[40]
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[A] ARRI axis
[B] MOVIECAM axis
[37] Adjusting screws (for the rental house only!)
[38] Threaded sockets
[39] Velcro attachment for shoulder rest
The COMPACT has a dual axis base. The axis [A] is
ARRI standard, the axis [B] MOVIECAM standard.
Accessory may thus be interchanged between both
systems.
A PADDED SHOULDER REST can be attached to the
black velcro adhesive strip [39].
Caution: Do n o t touch the adjusting screws [37] –
they are reserved for the technicians of the rental
house only!
Fig. 10 – CAMERA BASE
[A] [B]
[38]
[38]
[38]
[38]
[38]
[37]
[37]
[37]
[39]
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SUPPORT RODS and, subsequently, LENS SUPPORT,
MATTE BOX, STUDIO FOLLOW FOCUS etc. are
attached to the BASE PLATE. You will not need the
PLATE when using PRIME LENSES, flanged FILTER
HOLDERS, SUNSHADES and LIGHTWEIGHT
FOLLOW FOCUS. Depending on the accessories,
screw the BASE PLATE into either the left ARRI axis [A]
or the right MOVIECAM axis [B] with a wide
screwdriver.
Caution:
In case no original MOVIECAM base plate is used,
do not screw the attaching screws further than
7 mm into the threaded sockets of the camera base.
Longer screws may damage the camera.
When attaching the base plate, care should be
taken that it sits flat on the camera base.
Fig. 11 – BASE PLATE
[A] ARRI axis
[B] MOVIECAM
axis
[38] Threaded sockets
[40] Adjusting rings
[41] Locking sliders
[A] [B]
[38]
[40]
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[A] ARRI axis
[B] MOVIECAM axis
[37] Adjusting screws (for the rental house only!)
[38] Threaded sockets
[39] Velcro attachment for shoulder rest
The COMPACT has a dual axis base. The axis [A] is
ARRI standard, the axis [B] MOVIECAM standard.
Accessory may thus be interchanged between both
systems.
A PADDED SHOULDER REST can be attached to the
black velcro adhesive strip [39].
Caution: Do n o t touch the adjusting screws [37] –
they are reserved for the technicians of the rental
house only!
Fig. 10 – CAMERA BASE
[A] [B]
[38]
[38]
[38]
[38]
[38]
[37]
[37]
[37]
[39]
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The support rod brackets on the MOVIECAM BASE
PLATE are mobile. This is of advantage when shifting
the optical axes for shooting in either STANDARD 35
or SUPER 35 format.
The rod brackets can be adjusted to either format by
turning the asymmetrical rings [40]. Just press both
sliders [41] toward the center and turn the rings so that
each two dots of the same color face the center and
the locating pins engage in the holes (see also
page 216).
White = STANDARD 35 format
Red = SUPER 35 format
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Notes:
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The support rod brackets on the MOVIECAM BASE
PLATE are mobile. This is of advantage when shifting
the optical axes for shooting in either STANDARD 35
or SUPER 35 format.
The rod brackets can be adjusted to either format by
turning the asymmetrical rings [40]. Just press both
sliders [41] toward the center and turn the rings so that
each two dots of the same color face the center and
the locating pins engage in the holes (see also
page 216).
White = STANDARD 35 format
Red = SUPER 35 format
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Notes:
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[a] Short eyepiece
Long zoom eyepiece
[b] with variable image
magnifier
[c] Short anamorphic
eyepiece
Long zoom eyepiece
[d] with variable image
magnifier and swing-
away (lever [x])
anamorphic
correction lens
The four EYEPIECES have bayonet mounts [a]. The
rippled black slider [b] on top of the mobile eyepiece
mount unlocks the bayonet.
When the red dots of both eyepiece and mount line
up, mount the eyepiece by turning it clockwise until the
locating pin [c] engages with an audible click.
Care should be taken that glass surfaces and bayonet
mounts are absolutely free from dust!
To remove the EYEPIECE, move the slider [b]
backward and turn the EYEPIECE counter-clockwise.
Fig. 13/14 – THE EYEPIECES
[x]
[a]
[b]
[c] RED DOTS
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Various viewfinders may be used with the
MOVIECAM COMPACT modular system:
A) STANDARD VIEWFINDER
B) VIDEO VIEWFINDER
C) LIGHTWEIGHT B&W VIDEO VIEWFINDER
D) ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER
The STANDARD VIEWFINDER permits the use of
EYEPIECE (mounted to the left) and VIDEO CAMERA
(mounted to the right side) at the same time.
Light transmission depends on the built-in beamsplitter.
The basic equipment is a beamsplitter 80%/20%
(80% light transmission for the eyepiece, 20% for the
video camera). A beamsplitter 50%/50% may be built
in at your rental house.
After removing both caps, the STANDARD
VIEWFINDER is mounted to the CAMERA BODY with
three M5 Allen screws. Care should be taken that:
1. the VIEWFINDER sits plane on the mount,
2. the pins engage easily in the gauged boreholes and
3. both glass surfaces are absolutely clean.
Fig. 12 – THE STANDARD VIEWFINDER
[30] Gauged
boreholes
[31] Threaded sockets
[35] Glass surface
[36] Viewfinder
connector
[31]
[30]
[31]
[35]
[31]
[36]
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[a] Short eyepiece
Long zoom eyepiece
[b] with variable image
magnifier
[c] Short anamorphic
eyepiece
Long zoom eyepiece
[d] with variable image
magnifier and swing-
away (lever [x])
anamorphic
correction lens
The four EYEPIECES have bayonet mounts [a]. The
rippled black slider [b] on top of the mobile eyepiece
mount unlocks the bayonet.
When the red dots of both eyepiece and mount line
up, mount the eyepiece by turning it clockwise until the
locating pin [c] engages with an audible click.
Care should be taken that glass surfaces and bayonet
mounts are absolutely free from dust!
To remove the EYEPIECE, move the slider [b]
backward and turn the EYEPIECE counter-clockwise.
Fig. 13/14 – THE EYEPIECES
[x]
[a]
[b]
[c] RED DOTS
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Various viewfinders may be used with the
MOVIECAM COMPACT modular system:
A) STANDARD VIEWFINDER
B) VIDEO VIEWFINDER
C) LIGHTWEIGHT B&W VIDEO VIEWFINDER
D) ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER
The STANDARD VIEWFINDER permits the use of
EYEPIECE (mounted to the left) and VIDEO CAMERA
(mounted to the right side) at the same time.
Light transmission depends on the built-in beamsplitter.
The basic equipment is a beamsplitter 80%/20%
(80% light transmission for the eyepiece, 20% for the
video camera). A beamsplitter 50%/50% may be built
in at your rental house.
After removing both caps, the STANDARD
VIEWFINDER is mounted to the CAMERA BODY with
three M5 Allen screws. Care should be taken that:
1. the VIEWFINDER sits plane on the mount,
2. the pins engage easily in the gauged boreholes and
3. both glass surfaces are absolutely clean.
Fig. 12 – THE STANDARD VIEWFINDER
[30] Gauged
boreholes
[31] Threaded sockets
[35] Glass surface
[36] Viewfinder
connector
[31]
[30]
[31]
[35]
[31]
[36]
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Each MOVIECAM EYEPIECE may be diopter-adjusted
by turning the knurled barrel.
With the help of a scale, where personal marks may
be added, the assistant can easily adjust the lens to
the eyesights of the different people using the camera.
Corrections can be made from 5 to +5 diopters.
Fig. 17 – DIOPTER CORRECTIONS
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Each EYEPIECE has an interchangeable rubber eyecup [b].
To clean the exit pupil [a], remove the eyecup by
simply pulling it straight out.
Eye-friendly covers, such as chamois or cotton cloth,
can be easily attached with a rubber band.
Another useful cover are the terry cloth “wrist bands”,
well-known from tennis, as they are sweat-absorbing,
reusable and easy to attach.
Fig. 15 – THE EYECUP
[b][a]
Fig. 16 – EYEPIECE RETAINING MOUNT
Below the rubber eyecup there is a magnetically held
attachment ring for a diopter correction lens or some
special filter.
Lens or filter, which can be supplied by your rental
house, must have a diameter of 31,5mm.
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Each MOVIECAM EYEPIECE may be diopter-adjusted
by turning the knurled barrel.
With the help of a scale, where personal marks may
be added, the assistant can easily adjust the lens to
the eyesights of the different people using the camera.
Corrections can be made from 5 to +5 diopters.
Fig. 17 – DIOPTER CORRECTIONS
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Each EYEPIECE has an interchangeable rubber eyecup [b].
To clean the exit pupil [a], remove the eyecup by
simply pulling it straight out.
Eye-friendly covers, such as chamois or cotton cloth,
can be easily attached with a rubber band.
Another useful cover are the terry cloth “wrist bands”,
well-known from tennis, as they are sweat-absorbing,
reusable and easy to attach.
Fig. 15 – THE EYECUP
[b][a]
Fig. 16 – EYEPIECE RETAINING MOUNT
Below the rubber eyecup there is a magnetically held
attachment ring for a diopter correction lens or some
special filter.
Lens or filter, which can be supplied by your rental
house, must have a diameter of 31,5mm.
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The eyepiece mount, integrated into the STANDARD
VIEWFINDER and rotatable by 360°, automatically
gives an upright erect image, regardless of the angle
of view.
When changing from a short to a LONG EYEPIECE
and vice versa, however, you have to adjust the
image orientation manually by turning the prism
assembly 180°.
In case a different image orientation is desired, you
can turn it as you like.
At the bottom as well as on top of the eyepiece mount,
there is a knurled adjusting screw. Loosen the screw at
the bottom [b] while holding the one on top [a]; then
turn the upper screw until you get the image desired.
To fix the new position, tighten the screw at the bottom
again while holding the one on top.
There are positive stops at the angles 0°, 90°, 180°
and 270° so that the standard positions easily click
into place.
Fig. 19 – ERECT IMAGE VIEWFINDER
[a]
[b]
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Each EYEPIECE mounted to the left side of the
viewfinder rotates vertically 360°. To turn the
EYEPIECE, loosen the tension screw [a] below the
eyepiece mount, turn the EYEPIECE and tighten the
screw again.
Although this friction brake can hold the weight of a
long EYEPIECE, it is recommended to attach the
LEVELING ROD.
Caution: The tension brake m u s t be loose when
using the leveling rod (see page 39)!
To loosen tension brake, turn counter-clockwise.
To tighten tension brake, turn clockwise.
Fig. 18 – FRICTION ADJUSTMENT
[a]
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The eyepiece mount, integrated into the STANDARD
VIEWFINDER and rotatable by 360°, automatically
gives an upright erect image, regardless of the angle
of view.
When changing from a short to a LONG EYEPIECE
and vice versa, however, you have to adjust the
image orientation manually by turning the prism
assembly 180°.
In case a different image orientation is desired, you
can turn it as you like.
At the bottom as well as on top of the eyepiece mount,
there is a knurled adjusting screw. Loosen the screw at
the bottom [b] while holding the one on top [a]; then
turn the upper screw until you get the image desired.
To fix the new position, tighten the screw at the bottom
again while holding the one on top.
There are positive stops at the angles 0°, 90°, 180°
and 270° so that the standard positions easily click
into place.
Fig. 19 – ERECT IMAGE VIEWFINDER
[a]
[b]
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Each EYEPIECE mounted to the left side of the
viewfinder rotates vertically 360°. To turn the
EYEPIECE, loosen the tension screw [a] below the
eyepiece mount, turn the EYEPIECE and tighten the
screw again.
Although this friction brake can hold the weight of a
long EYEPIECE, it is recommended to attach the
LEVELING ROD.
Caution: The tension brake m u s t be loose when
using the leveling rod (see page 39)!
To loosen tension brake, turn counter-clockwise.
To tighten tension brake, turn clockwise.
Fig. 18 – FRICTION ADJUSTMENT
[a]
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A viewfinder support LEVELING ROD may be attached
to the LONG EYEPIECES. This rod is attached or
removed like a BNC video connector [a].
The support is clamped to the head [c]. Its length is
variable [b].
Caution: When working with the leveling rod, the
friction brake must be loose (see page 36)!
Fig. 21 – LEVELING ROD
[a]
[b]
[c]
[a]
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Both LONG EYEPIECES have built-in magnifiers that
allow even more critical eye-focusing. Turn the zoom
ring to magnify the image on the ground glass in a
continuous range. A mark on the ring indicates the
regular image size.
Caution: It is recommended to use the zoom only
when checking and not when shooting as only the
center part of the image appears in the eyepiece.
Fig. 20 – EYEPIECE MAGNIFIER
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A viewfinder support LEVELING ROD may be attached
to the LONG EYEPIECES. This rod is attached or
removed like a BNC video connector [a].
The support is clamped to the head [c]. Its length is
variable [b].
Caution: When working with the leveling rod, the
friction brake must be loose (see page 36)!
Fig. 21 – LEVELING ROD
[a]
[b]
[c]
[a]
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Both LONG EYEPIECES have built-in magnifiers that
allow even more critical eye-focusing. Turn the zoom
ring to magnify the image on the ground glass in a
continuous range. A mark on the ring indicates the
regular image size.
Caution: It is recommended to use the zoom only
when checking and not when shooting as only the
center part of the image appears in the eyepiece.
Fig. 20 – EYEPIECE MAGNIFIER
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The filter wheel integrated in the STANDARD
VIEWFINDER can be set to three different positions:
1) OPEN
2) FILTER (ND 06)
3) CLOSE
Fig. 23 – FILTER WHEEL
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Heated eyecups, which eliminate fogging of the exit
pupil, are integrated in the five EYEPIECES of the
MOVIECAM COMPACT.
There is no on/off switch for the eyecup heater; in
order to activate it, disconnect the camera, plug one
end of the SHORT COILED CABLE into the eyepiece
connector [a], the other end into one of the two
connectors [8A] or [8B] (see page 17).
Connectors on CAMERA and EYEPIECE are identical.
Fig. 22 – EYECUP HEATER
[8A]
[8B]
[a]
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The filter wheel integrated in the STANDARD
VIEWFINDER can be set to three different positions:
1) OPEN
2) FILTER (ND 06)
3) CLOSE
Fig. 23 – FILTER WHEEL
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Heated eyecups, which eliminate fogging of the exit
pupil, are integrated in the five EYEPIECES of the
MOVIECAM COMPACT.
There is no on/off switch for the eyecup heater; in
order to activate it, disconnect the camera, plug one
end of the SHORT COILED CABLE into the eyepiece
connector [a], the other end into one of the two
connectors [8A] or [8B] (see page 17).
Connectors on CAMERA and EYEPIECE are identical.
Fig. 22 – EYECUP HEATER
[8A]
[8B]
[a]
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An axial shifting of the entrance pupil with the help of
the telescope [A] of the VIEWFINDER allows for an
optimum adjustment of the COMPACT to the user’s
visual field. Shifting does not change size, sharpness
or quality of the viewfinder image.
Functions and possibilities of the new viewfinder block
are identical with those of the STANDARD
VIEWFINDER; these are the FILTER WHEEL [B], a
(new) READOUT, mounting [C] of a REMOTE
CONTROL and [D] of the MOVIELITE.
As long as you look into the viewfinder from behind
the camera, the image orientation does not change,
even when the EYEPIECE has been pivoted to the right
side of the camera!
In case you want to look into the eyepiece from the
camera front side, the image orientation has to be
adjusted with two knorled adjusting screws – see
page 37.
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Contrary to the STANDARD VIEWFINDER, the
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER can be pivoted to the right
and left; it is also more ergonomical.
The ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER allows a comfortable
view into the camera from right as well as from left,
either with the right or the left eye.
The four EYEPIECES known from the MOVIECAM
viewfinder system can be used on the new
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER: the Short Eyepiece, the
Long Eyepiece with Image Magnifier, the Short
Anamorphic Eyepiece and the Long Eyepiece with
Image Magnifier and Swing – Away Anamorphic
Correction Lens.
The B&W- or the Color Video Cameras of the
COMPACT CAMERA SYSTEM can be attached to the
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER as well.
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An axial shifting of the entrance pupil with the help of
the telescope [A] of the VIEWFINDER allows for an
optimum adjustment of the COMPACT to the user’s
visual field. Shifting does not change size, sharpness
or quality of the viewfinder image.
Functions and possibilities of the new viewfinder block
are identical with those of the STANDARD
VIEWFINDER; these are the FILTER WHEEL [B], a
(new) READOUT, mounting [C] of a REMOTE
CONTROL and [D] of the MOVIELITE.
As long as you look into the viewfinder from behind
the camera, the image orientation does not change,
even when the EYEPIECE has been pivoted to the right
side of the camera!
In case you want to look into the eyepiece from the
camera front side, the image orientation has to be
adjusted with two knorled adjusting screws – see
page 37.
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Contrary to the STANDARD VIEWFINDER, the
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER can be pivoted to the right
and left; it is also more ergonomical.
The ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER allows a comfortable
view into the camera from right as well as from left,
either with the right or the left eye.
The four EYEPIECES known from the MOVIECAM
viewfinder system can be used on the new
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER: the Short Eyepiece, the
Long Eyepiece with Image Magnifier, the Short
Anamorphic Eyepiece and the Long Eyepiece with
Image Magnifier and Swing – Away Anamorphic
Correction Lens.
The B&W- or the Color Video Cameras of the
COMPACT CAMERA SYSTEM can be attached to the
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER as well.
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With the M5 Allen screw [A] at the right bottom of the
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER; the torque of the left/
right swivelling mechanism can be adjusted.
It is recommended to adjust the friction so that it is
comfortable for the user.
In order to minimize the leverage on the viewfinder,
loosen the friction before you pivot the eyepiece from
one side of the camera to the other.
Fig. 26 – ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER
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Like the other viewfinder blocks, the ORIENTABLE
VIEWFINDER is mounted to the top of the camera body
with three screws [A]. The connector for the REMOTE
CONTROL [C] has been modified. Should you receive
a REMOTE CONTROL from a rental house, make sure
the connecting cable is equipped with the new plug.
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With the M5 Allen screw [A] at the right bottom of the
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER; the torque of the left/
right swivelling mechanism can be adjusted.
It is recommended to adjust the friction so that it is
comfortable for the user.
In order to minimize the leverage on the viewfinder,
loosen the friction before you pivot the eyepiece from
one side of the camera to the other.
Fig. 26 – ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER
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Like the other viewfinder blocks, the ORIENTABLE
VIEWFINDER is mounted to the top of the camera body
with three screws [A]. The connector for the REMOTE
CONTROL [C] has been modified. Should you receive
a REMOTE CONTROL from a rental house, make sure
the connecting cable is equipped with the new plug.
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Only when the 1000 ft magazine is mounted with a
TOPLOAD ADAPTER should the ORIENTABLE
VIEWFINDER be titled forward in order to be able to
swing the EYEPIECE to the other side of the camera.
To do so, loosen the friction screw (Fig. 26) first. Then
press the button [A] and swing the viewfinder
cautiously forward. After pivoting the EYEPIECE to the
other side of the camera, close the viewfinder block
again; it locks automatically.
Caution: 1) No dirt mujst get into the open
viewfinder system!
2) With well maintained cameras, pivoting
is easily possible without having to
apply force.
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The knorled ring [A] helps to loosen or fix the telescopic
viewfinder tube. This tube can be moved 26mm
(1.02 inch) to the inside or outside in order to achieve
the ergonomically best point of view. The ring is fixed
by turning clockwise and loosened by turning counter-
clockwise. The offset pivoting of the eyepiece has no
influence on size or quality of the viewfinder image.
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Only when the 1000 ft magazine is mounted with a
TOPLOAD ADAPTER should the ORIENTABLE
VIEWFINDER be titled forward in order to be able to
swing the EYEPIECE to the other side of the camera.
To do so, loosen the friction screw (Fig. 26) first. Then
press the button [A] and swing the viewfinder
cautiously forward. After pivoting the EYEPIECE to the
other side of the camera, close the viewfinder block
again; it locks automatically.
Caution: 1) No dirt mujst get into the open
viewfinder system!
2) With well maintained cameras, pivoting
is easily possible without having to
apply force.
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The knorled ring [A] helps to loosen or fix the telescopic
viewfinder tube. This tube can be moved 26mm
(1.02 inch) to the inside or outside in order to achieve
the ergonomically best point of view. The ring is fixed
by turning clockwise and loosened by turning counter-
clockwise. The offset pivoting of the eyepiece has no
influence on size or quality of the viewfinder image.
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After removing both caps, attach the MOVIELITE to the
VIEWFINDER with one M5 Allen screw [b].
Care should be taken that:
1. the camera is disconnected (also when
removing the MOVIELITE),
2. the MOVIELITE sits plane on the VIEWFINDER,
3. the pin [c] engages easily in the gauged
borehole [f] and the connectors [d] are
properly seated,
4. both glass surfaces [e] are absolutely clean.
Caution: Only with identical serial numbers on
camera, viewfinder and movielite can the
manufacturer guarantee an exact correspondence of
groundglass mark and luminous frame.
Fig. 29 – MOUNTING THE MOVIELITE
[f]
[e][d][c]
[a][b]
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Additionally, various accessories may be attached to
the standard viewfinder:
A) MOVIELITE
B) READOUT
C) REMOTE CONTROL
The MOVIELITE [a] (see page 51) fades in luminous
frames. This facilitates the operator´s job, especially
under low light conditions. Due to the various sizes
(aspect ratios and formats), MOVIECAM offers two
different MOVIELITES. The only visible difference
between the two MOVIELITES, however, is a small
“S”, engraved next to the serial number of the
MOVIELITE.
without engraving = STANDARD 35
with engraved “S = SUPER 35
The MOVIELITE fades in one or – simultaneously – two
luminous frames. Four resp. five frames with the
following aspect ratios are provided in the two
MOVIELITES:
Standard “S
TV TV
1 : 1,375 1 : 1,33 full
1 : 1,66 1 : 1,85 S
1 : 1,85 1 : 2,35 S 35 scope
1 : 2,35 scope
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After removing both caps, attach the MOVIELITE to the
VIEWFINDER with one M5 Allen screw [b].
Care should be taken that:
1. the camera is disconnected (also when
removing the MOVIELITE),
2. the MOVIELITE sits plane on the VIEWFINDER,
3. the pin [c] engages easily in the gauged
borehole [f] and the connectors [d] are
properly seated,
4. both glass surfaces [e] are absolutely clean.
Caution: Only with identical serial numbers on
camera, viewfinder and movielite can the
manufacturer guarantee an exact correspondence of
groundglass mark and luminous frame.
Fig. 29 – MOUNTING THE MOVIELITE
[f]
[e][d][c]
[a][b]
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Additionally, various accessories may be attached to
the standard viewfinder:
A) MOVIELITE
B) READOUT
C) REMOTE CONTROL
The MOVIELITE [a] (see page 51) fades in luminous
frames. This facilitates the operator´s job, especially
under low light conditions. Due to the various sizes
(aspect ratios and formats), MOVIECAM offers two
different MOVIELITES. The only visible difference
between the two MOVIELITES, however, is a small
“S”, engraved next to the serial number of the
MOVIELITE.
without engraving = STANDARD 35
with engraved “S = SUPER 35
The MOVIELITE fades in one or – simultaneously – two
luminous frames. Four resp. five frames with the
following aspect ratios are provided in the two
MOVIELITES:
Standard “S
TV TV
1 : 1,375 1 : 1,33 full
1 : 1,66 1 : 1,85 S
1 : 1,85 1 : 2,35 S 35 scope
1 : 2,35 scope
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[a] Movielite
[b] Connector cover plate and screw
[c] Viewfinder retension screws
[11] Magazine-/top mount adapter connector
The MOVIELITE and the viewfinder retension screws
can easily be seen from the top.
The small cover plate [b], attached with one M5 Allen
screw, protects the connector for further accessories
READOUT and REMOTE CONTROL BOX.
Fig. 31 – MOVIELITE
[a] [c]
[b]
[11]
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[a] Accessory bracket [d] Select 1
[b] Dimmer [e] Select 2
[c] On/off button for reticle
By gently pressing the button “Select 1”, a luminous
frame appears on the ground glass.
The display “Format 1” shows the aspect ratio.
By pressing the button “Select 1” again, the other
aspect ratios will be displayed.
In case a frame, e.g. 1 : 1,66 , is already faded in
and you want to add another one, e.g. TV , just
press the button “Select 2” until the desired aspect
ratio appears in the display “Format 2”.
Each of the frames mentioned above may be switched
on/off with either of the two “Select” buttons. The
MOVIELITE memory stores the latest setup chosen,
even when the camera is disconnected.
A luminous reticle can be switched on/off with button [c].
The brightness of the two luminous frames and the
reticle may be continuously adjusted with the
potentiometer [b] (see warning on page 69).
Fig. 30 – HANDLING OF THE MOVIELITE
[a] [d]
[e]
[c][b]
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[a] Movielite
[b] Connector cover plate and screw
[c] Viewfinder retension screws
[11] Magazine-/top mount adapter connector
The MOVIELITE and the viewfinder retension screws
can easily be seen from the top.
The small cover plate [b], attached with one M5 Allen
screw, protects the connector for further accessories
READOUT and REMOTE CONTROL BOX.
Fig. 31 – MOVIELITE
[a] [c]
[b]
[11]
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[a] Accessory bracket [d] Select 1
[b] Dimmer [e] Select 2
[c] On/off button for reticle
By gently pressing the button “Select 1”, a luminous
frame appears on the ground glass.
The display “Format 1” shows the aspect ratio.
By pressing the button “Select 1” again, the other
aspect ratios will be displayed.
In case a frame, e.g. 1 : 1,66 , is already faded in
and you want to add another one, e.g. TV , just
press the button “Select 2” until the desired aspect
ratio appears in the display “Format 2”.
Each of the frames mentioned above may be switched
on/off with either of the two “Select” buttons. The
MOVIELITE memory stores the latest setup chosen,
even when the camera is disconnected.
A luminous reticle can be switched on/off with button [c].
The brightness of the two luminous frames and the
reticle may be continuously adjusted with the
potentiometer [b] (see warning on page 69).
Fig. 30 – HANDLING OF THE MOVIELITE
[a] [d]
[e]
[c][b]
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The slides are mounted on top of the new MOVIELITE,
below the accessory bracket, in the opening.
Caution: When removing the accessory plug,
everything must be extramely clean; no dirt must get
into the opening. Take care not to lose the four
screws.
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In order to satisfy special customer requests regarding
the ground glass marks with faded-in luminous frames,
another MOVIELITE has been developed. Like the
electronic type, the new MOVIELITE is mounted with an
M5 Allen screw after removal of the protecting caps.
The formats to be faded in are not chosen electronically
but with the use of slides. Customer specific format
combinations that are not offered as "Standard Slides”
or in the electronic MOVIELITE can be produced by
MOVIECAM on order. The slides of the new
MOVIELITE can be used with the MOVIECAM (but not
the Mk2!) as well.
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The slides are mounted on top of the new MOVIELITE,
below the accessory bracket, in the opening.
Caution: When removing the accessory plug,
everything must be extramely clean; no dirt must get
into the opening. Take care not to lose the four
screws.
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In order to satisfy special customer requests regarding
the ground glass marks with faded-in luminous frames,
another MOVIELITE has been developed. Like the
electronic type, the new MOVIELITE is mounted with an
M5 Allen screw after removal of the protecting caps.
The formats to be faded in are not chosen electronically
but with the use of slides. Customer specific format
combinations that are not offered as "Standard Slides”
or in the electronic MOVIELITE can be produced by
MOVIECAM on order. The slides of the new
MOVIELITE can be used with the MOVIECAM (but not
the Mk2!) as well.
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The MOVIELITE is activated with the rotary knob [A].
This knob, which is no on/ off switch, is a dimmer that
changes the brightness of the luminous frames from
light to extinguished. In the small window [B] the slide
marks can be read and the brightness checked (see
warning on page 69).
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The slide is mounted and removed with the
COMBITOOL.
When mounting the slide, care must be taken that it is
inserted until it touches the buffer.
Below the removed accessory bracket is a strip of
elastic material which fixes the slide in its position.
Caution: Care must be taken as the slide is sensible to
scratches.
The rental houses offer a large variety of various formats
and format combinations, such as
[Super 35/ 1:1/ 85 & TV]. When collecting the
equipment, care should be taken theat the right slide
(suitable to the ground glass) is available.
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The MOVIELITE is activated with the rotary knob [A].
This knob, which is no on/ off switch, is a dimmer that
changes the brightness of the luminous frames from
light to extinguished. In the small window [B] the slide
marks can be read and the brightness checked (see
warning on page 69).
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The slide is mounted and removed with the
COMBITOOL.
When mounting the slide, care must be taken that it is
inserted until it touches the buffer.
Below the removed accessory bracket is a strip of
elastic material which fixes the slide in its position.
Caution: Care must be taken as the slide is sensible to
scratches.
The rental houses offer a large variety of various formats
and format combinations, such as
[Super 35/ 1:1/ 85 & TV]. When collecting the
equipment, care should be taken theat the right slide
(suitable to the ground glass) is available.
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The READOUT displays exposed footage, frame
speed, battery condition, syncspeed and warning
signs.
On top of the displays there are accessory brackets for
mounting e.g. the ASSISTANT WORK LIGHT.
After removing the small cover plate (see fig. 31 [b])
and disconnecting the camera, screw the READOUT
onto the VIEWFINDER with an M5 Allen screw. Care
should be taken that the pin and the connector [b]
engage easily. Even with the attached READOUT the
filter wheel can be easily operated.
Fig. 37/38 – READOUT
[a] Gauged borehole
[b] Connector
[c] Threated socket
[d] Accessory bracket
[b]
[c]
[a]
[d]
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[a] Gauged borehole
[b] Connector
[c] Threated socket
On top of the STANDARD VIEWFINDER there is a
connector [b] for the two accessories READOUT and
REMOTE CONTROL BOX.
Remove the small cover plate that protects the
connector by unscrewing the M5 Allen screw and
attach the accessory.
Fig. 36 – ACCESSORY CONNECTOR
[a] [b]
[c]
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The READOUT displays exposed footage, frame
speed, battery condition, syncspeed and warning
signs.
On top of the displays there are accessory brackets for
mounting e.g. the ASSISTANT WORK LIGHT.
After removing the small cover plate (see fig. 31 [b])
and disconnecting the camera, screw the READOUT
onto the VIEWFINDER with an M5 Allen screw. Care
should be taken that the pin and the connector [b]
engage easily. Even with the attached READOUT the
filter wheel can be easily operated.
Fig. 37/38 – READOUT
[a] Gauged borehole
[b] Connector
[c] Threated socket
[d] Accessory bracket
[b]
[c]
[a]
[d]
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[a] Gauged borehole
[b] Connector
[c] Threated socket
On top of the STANDARD VIEWFINDER there is a
connector [b] for the two accessories READOUT and
REMOTE CONTROL BOX.
Remove the small cover plate that protects the
connector by unscrewing the M5 Allen screw and
attach the accessory.
Fig. 36 – ACCESSORY CONNECTOR
[a] [b]
[c]
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Fig. 40 – READOUT
The digital displays are easily readable from both
camera sides. Their brightness can be adjusted with a
dimmer [a]. The footage counter light [d] glows
whenever proper voltage is connected; the red diode
batt [c] lights up in case of a substantial voltage drop
and fades again when the camera is sufficiently
powered.
The frame speed, e.g. 24 fps, is displayed [e] when
switching on the camera. In case the actual frame
speed of the camera differs from the preset speed, the
red diode sync [b] lights up; this diode remains also lit
as long as the camera runs up to speed.
[c] [b] [a]
[e]
[d]
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The READOUT is powered directly from the camera.
The last indicated footage remains stored even when
the camera is disconnected.
When the camera is plugged in, reset the footage
counter to 0 by pushing the reset button.
To change measure unit (m/ft), contact your rental
house.
Fig. 39 – READOUT
[e] [c] [b]
[d]
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Fig. 40 – READOUT
The digital displays are easily readable from both
camera sides. Their brightness can be adjusted with a
dimmer [a]. The footage counter light [d] glows
whenever proper voltage is connected; the red diode
batt [c] lights up in case of a substantial voltage drop
and fades again when the camera is sufficiently
powered.
The frame speed, e.g. 24 fps, is displayed [e] when
switching on the camera. In case the actual frame
speed of the camera differs from the preset speed, the
red diode sync [b] lights up; this diode remains also lit
as long as the camera runs up to speed.
[c] [b] [a]
[e]
[d]
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The READOUT is powered directly from the camera.
The last indicated footage remains stored even when
the camera is disconnected.
When the camera is plugged in, reset the footage
counter to 0 by pushing the reset button.
To change measure unit (m/ft), contact your rental
house.
Fig. 39 – READOUT
[e] [c] [b]
[d]
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On the new READOUT, the dimmer (knob) [A]and the
reset button [B] are located on the right side.
The READOUT displays are identical with those of the
other REAOUT; see page 60 + 61.
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A new READOUT that allows pivoting of the viewfinder
has been developed especially for the ORIENTABLE
VIEWFINDER.
Its functions are identical with those of the present
READOUT of the COMPACT CAMERA SYSTEM. The
new READOUT is attached to the ORIENTABLE
VIEWFINDER with an M5 Allen screw.
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On the new READOUT, the dimmer (knob) [A]and the
reset button [B] are located on the right side.
The READOUT displays are identical with those of the
other REAOUT; see page 60 + 61.
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A new READOUT that allows pivoting of the viewfinder
has been developed especially for the ORIENTABLE
VIEWFINDER.
Its functions are identical with those of the present
READOUT of the COMPACT CAMERA SYSTEM. The
new READOUT is attached to the ORIENTABLE
VIEWFINDER with an M5 Allen screw.
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The REMOTE CONTROL BOX of the MOVIECAM
COMPACT works as both on/off switch and “remote”
READOUT. You can read exposed footage [b], frame
speed [c], battery condition [d], sync speed [e] and
warning signs up to a distance of 10 m. As long as the
REMOTE CONTROL BOX is connected to the ready-to-
shoot camera, the footage counter is on. It can be reset
to 0by pushing the reset button [f]. By pressing the
check-button [a], the preset frame speed or a warning
sign appears on the fps-display [c]. The fps display
lights up when you switch on (button [g]) the camera.
Fig. 44 – REMOTE CONTROL BOX
[c]
[b]
[a]
[d]
[e]
[f]
[g]
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Similar to the READOUT, the small connector of the
REMOTE CONTROL BOX is attached to the
STANDARD VIEWFINDER with one M5 Allen screw.
You can only mount either REMOTE CONTROL BOX
or READOUT.
Fig. 43 – REMOTE CONTROL BOX
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The REMOTE CONTROL BOX of the MOVIECAM
COMPACT works as both on/off switch and “remote”
READOUT. You can read exposed footage [b], frame
speed [c], battery condition [d], sync speed [e] and
warning signs up to a distance of 10 m. As long as the
REMOTE CONTROL BOX is connected to the ready-to-
shoot camera, the footage counter is on. It can be reset
to 0by pushing the reset button [f]. By pressing the
check-button [a], the preset frame speed or a warning
sign appears on the fps-display [c]. The fps display
lights up when you switch on (button [g]) the camera.
Fig. 44 – REMOTE CONTROL BOX
[c]
[b]
[a]
[d]
[e]
[f]
[g]
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Similar to the READOUT, the small connector of the
REMOTE CONTROL BOX is attached to the
STANDARD VIEWFINDER with one M5 Allen screw.
You can only mount either REMOTE CONTROL BOX
or READOUT.
Fig. 43 – REMOTE CONTROL BOX
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In situations when it is not possible or too dangerous
to use the LEFT EYEPIECE, you can mount the RIGHT
EYEPIECE to the right side of the STANDARD or
VIDEO VIEWFINDER (see page 74) with one M5
Allen screw.
Eyecup, diopter setting and eyecup heater of this
RIGHT EYEPIECE are identical with those of the four
other EYEPIECES.
As this RIGHT EYEPIECE does not automatically give
an upright erect image, you have to adjust the image
by manually turning the knurled barrel [a].
Caution:
- Due to the beamsplitter in the
standard viewfinder (80%/20%), the image
in the right eyepiece appears to be darker than
that in the left.
- No video assist may be used while the right
eyepiece is mounted.
Fig. 46 – RIGHT EYEPIECE
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At the right side of the STANDARD VIEWFINDER,
below a cover [a], there is the exit pupil [b] for the
video image. A l w a y s attach the cover to the
viewfinder (with one M5 Allen screw) when no VIDEO
CAMERA or RIGHT EYEPIECE is installed.
Two VIDEO CAMERAS can be attached to the
STANDARD VIEWFINDER right side - either a B&W
CAMERA or a COLOR CAMERA.
Each of those cameras has a BNC video outlet, an
attachment and a connector for a small on-board
VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR.
For right side viewing, the RIGHT EYEPIECE can be
mounted instead of the VIDEO CAMERA.
Fig. 45 – VIEWFINDER RIGHT SIDE
[b]
[a]
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In situations when it is not possible or too dangerous
to use the LEFT EYEPIECE, you can mount the RIGHT
EYEPIECE to the right side of the STANDARD or
VIDEO VIEWFINDER (see page 74) with one M5
Allen screw.
Eyecup, diopter setting and eyecup heater of this
RIGHT EYEPIECE are identical with those of the four
other EYEPIECES.
As this RIGHT EYEPIECE does not automatically give
an upright erect image, you have to adjust the image
by manually turning the knurled barrel [a].
Caution:
- Due to the beamsplitter in the
standard viewfinder (80%/20%), the image
in the right eyepiece appears to be darker than
that in the left.
- No video assist may be used while the right
eyepiece is mounted.
Fig. 46 – RIGHT EYEPIECE
[a]
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At the right side of the STANDARD VIEWFINDER,
below a cover [a], there is the exit pupil [b] for the
video image. A l w a y s attach the cover to the
viewfinder (with one M5 Allen screw) when no VIDEO
CAMERA or RIGHT EYEPIECE is installed.
Two VIDEO CAMERAS can be attached to the
STANDARD VIEWFINDER right side - either a B&W
CAMERA or a COLOR CAMERA.
Each of those cameras has a BNC video outlet, an
attachment and a connector for a small on-board
VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR.
For right side viewing, the RIGHT EYEPIECE can be
mounted instead of the VIDEO CAMERA.
Fig. 45 – VIEWFINDER RIGHT SIDE
[b]
[a]
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Mount the small B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR by
sliding its rotatable arm onto the accessory brackets on
top of the VIDEO CAMERA. Connect it to its “Fischer”
outlet [b].
The on/off switch [c] is on top, the iris rotary knob [a]
and the “Fischer” connector [b] for the B&W VIDEO
ASSIST MONITOR are on the front side of the B&W
VIDEO CAMERA. By adjusting a mechanical iris in the
video camera lens with the rotary knob [a], the video
sensitivity is adapted to the brightness of the viewfinder
image.
Caution: Protect the small B&W monitor tube against
strong lights (e.g. strong luminaires in frame) – it
might get damaged! This should also be taken into
consideration when adjusting the brightness of the
movielite luminous frames.
Fig. 48 – B&W VIDEO CAMERA AND
B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
[c]
[b]
[a]
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[a] Allen screws
[b] Gauged borehole
[c] Video camera connector
[d] Threaded sockets
Disconnect the MOVIECAM COMPACT and mount
the B&W VIDEO CAMERA to the right side of the
STANDARD VIEWFINDER with two M5 Allen
screws [a].
Take care that locating pins and connector pins
engage easily. Optical elements have to be absolutely
clean.
Fig. 47 – THE B&W VIDEO CAMERA
[d]
[c]
[b]
[a]
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Mount the small B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR by
sliding its rotatable arm onto the accessory brackets on
top of the VIDEO CAMERA. Connect it to its “Fischer”
outlet [b].
The on/off switch [c] is on top, the iris rotary knob [a]
and the “Fischer” connector [b] for the B&W VIDEO
ASSIST MONITOR are on the front side of the B&W
VIDEO CAMERA. By adjusting a mechanical iris in the
video camera lens with the rotary knob [a], the video
sensitivity is adapted to the brightness of the viewfinder
image.
Caution: Protect the small B&W monitor tube against
strong lights (e.g. strong luminaires in frame) – it
might get damaged! This should also be taken into
consideration when adjusting the brightness of the
movielite luminous frames.
Fig. 48 – B&W VIDEO CAMERA AND
B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
[c]
[b]
[a]
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[a] Allen screws
[b] Gauged borehole
[c] Video camera connector
[d] Threaded sockets
Disconnect the MOVIECAM COMPACT and mount
the B&W VIDEO CAMERA to the right side of the
STANDARD VIEWFINDER with two M5 Allen
screws [a].
Take care that locating pins and connector pins
engage easily. Optical elements have to be absolutely
clean.
Fig. 47 – THE B&W VIDEO CAMERA
[d]
[c]
[b]
[a]
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Like the B&W VIDEO CAMERA, the COLOR VIDEO
CAMERAS are mounted to one of the VIEWFINDERS
with two M5 Allen screws [a]. Do not forget to
disconnect the MOVIECAM COMPACT first!
Fig. 50 – COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
[a]
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Adjust brightness and contrast with a small screwdriver
(ca. 2 mm).The trim potentiometers are located on the
video camera system board and can be operated
through two small openings [b] + [c] only. Standard
data should only be changed if absolutely necessary.
The viewfinder image is adjusted with the video iris
rotary knob [a].
Caution: Adjust video iris only after lens aperture of
the MOVIECAM COMPACT has been set!
Loosen the adjusting screw [d] and pull the small
sunshade [e] forward to avoid reflections on the
monitor screen.
Fig. 49 – B&W VIDEO CAMERA AND
B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
[d]
[c]
[b]
[a]
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Like the B&W VIDEO CAMERA, the COLOR VIDEO
CAMERAS are mounted to one of the VIEWFINDERS
with two M5 Allen screws [a]. Do not forget to
disconnect the MOVIECAM COMPACT first!
Fig. 50 – COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
[a]
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Adjust brightness and contrast with a small screwdriver
(ca. 2 mm).The trim potentiometers are located on the
video camera system board and can be operated
through two small openings [b] + [c] only. Standard
data should only be changed if absolutely necessary.
The viewfinder image is adjusted with the video iris
rotary knob [a].
Caution: Adjust video iris only after lens aperture of
the MOVIECAM COMPACT has been set!
Loosen the adjusting screw [d] and pull the small
sunshade [e] forward to avoid reflections on the
monitor screen.
Fig. 49 – B&W VIDEO CAMERA AND
B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
[d]
[c]
[b]
[a]
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At the rear of both B&W and COLOR VIDEO
CAMERAS there is a BNC video outlet to connect
various devices, e.g. monitors, recorders or
transmitters.
The cables should not restrict the operator’s mobility!
Caution: When a device is connected, care should
be taken that no tension is exerted on the camera
otherwise the connector and thus the video camera
and the MOVIECAM COMPACT itself might be
damaged!
Fig. 52 – CONNECTING THE VIDEO CAMERAS
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The COLOR VIDEO CAMERA has a iris rotary
knob [a] to adjust the video iris mechanically, a
“Fischer” video outlet [b] for the VIDEO ASSIST
COLOR MONITOR, an on/off switch [c] and a
“°K” toggle switch [d] to adjust the color sensitivity.
By this switch, information about the color temperature
of the shot is passed on to the camera electronics
which then adjusts the white balance. In the auto
position, the COLOR VIDEO CAMERA uses an
integrated measuring system to achieve a “neutral”
color reproduction.
When shooting in daylight, the toggle switch is set to
5.600°K ; when using “Wratten 85” or similar color
correction filters during daylight shots, set the switch
to 3.200°K (used for shooting in incandescent light).
Switch the monitor on and off with the on/off slide
switch [f].
Fig. 51 – COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
[f] on/off switch of
video assist color monitor
[d]
[c]
[b]
[a]
[f]
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At the rear of both B&W and COLOR VIDEO
CAMERAS there is a BNC video outlet to connect
various devices, e.g. monitors, recorders or
transmitters.
The cables should not restrict the operator’s mobility!
Caution: When a device is connected, care should
be taken that no tension is exerted on the camera
otherwise the connector and thus the video camera
and the MOVIECAM COMPACT itself might be
damaged!
Fig. 52 – CONNECTING THE VIDEO CAMERAS
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The COLOR VIDEO CAMERA has a iris rotary
knob [a] to adjust the video iris mechanically, a
“Fischer” video outlet [b] for the VIDEO ASSIST
COLOR MONITOR, an on/off switch [c] and a
“°K” toggle switch [d] to adjust the color sensitivity.
By this switch, information about the color temperature
of the shot is passed on to the camera electronics
which then adjusts the white balance. In the auto
position, the COLOR VIDEO CAMERA uses an
integrated measuring system to achieve a “neutral”
color reproduction.
When shooting in daylight, the toggle switch is set to
5.600°K ; when using “Wratten 85” or similar color
correction filters during daylight shots, set the switch
to 3.200°K (used for shooting in incandescent light).
Switch the monitor on and off with the on/off slide
switch [f].
Fig. 51 – COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
[f] on/off switch of
video assist color monitor
[d]
[c]
[b]
[a]
[f]
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On the front side of the new flicker-free NTSC CEI
COLOR VIDEO CAMERA there are the IRIS rotary
knob [A] to adjust the iris aperture of the video
camera, an on/ off switch [B] for the CCD camera and
a "Fischer” connector [C] for a 60 Hz Video Assist
Monitor (LCD NTSC color monitor or B&W monitor).
Fig. 54 – NTSC CEI COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
On top of the CEI video camera there are, apart from
a LED [A], four flip switches below a transparent
hinged lid. The LED [A] lights up when the CCD video
camera is on.
Fig. 55 – NTSC CEI COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
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In addition to the PAL und NTSC color video cameras
for the MOVIECAM COMPACT, which provided
flicker-free video images only at frame rates of 25 resp.
30 fps and 50 resp. 60 Hz, MOVIECAM offers a
further color video camera, especially for the use in
countries where NTSC / 60 Hz is the video standard.
This camera has been designed by CEI
TECHNOLOGY.
For more information, you can either contact
MOVIECAM or directly CEI at the address
mentioned on page 78.
This CEI VIDEO CAMERA is atached to the COMPACT
like the other video cameras and provides a high-
quality flicker-free NTSC video image at 24 and 30
fps. According to the frame rate chosen – 24 or 30 fps
– the video camera has to be adjusted manually with a
flip switch. For different frame speeds, the flicker is not
suppressed.
Fig. 53 – NTSC CEI COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
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On the front side of the new flicker-free NTSC CEI
COLOR VIDEO CAMERA there are the IRIS rotary
knob [A] to adjust the iris aperture of the video
camera, an on/ off switch [B] for the CCD camera and
a "Fischer” connector [C] for a 60 Hz Video Assist
Monitor (LCD NTSC color monitor or B&W monitor).
Fig. 54 – NTSC CEI COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
On top of the CEI video camera there are, apart from
a LED [A], four flip switches below a transparent
hinged lid. The LED [A] lights up when the CCD video
camera is on.
Fig. 55 – NTSC CEI COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
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In addition to the PAL und NTSC color video cameras
for the MOVIECAM COMPACT, which provided
flicker-free video images only at frame rates of 25 resp.
30 fps and 50 resp. 60 Hz, MOVIECAM offers a
further color video camera, especially for the use in
countries where NTSC / 60 Hz is the video standard.
This camera has been designed by CEI
TECHNOLOGY.
For more information, you can either contact
MOVIECAM or directly CEI at the address
mentioned on page 78.
This CEI VIDEO CAMERA is atached to the COMPACT
like the other video cameras and provides a high-
quality flicker-free NTSC video image at 24 and 30
fps. According to the frame rate chosen – 24 or 30 fps
– the video camera has to be adjusted manually with a
flip switch. For different frame speeds, the flicker is not
suppressed.
Fig. 53 – NTSC CEI COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
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1998 CEI introduced two up-dated versions of their
well known video camera.
The new types are the CEI-V PAL and the CEI-V NTSC.
MOVIECAM now offers these CCD cameras in
customised versions, each type is recognisable on the
label on the camera top. These new types has been
specially designed to fit the MOVIECAMSYSTEM and
do not require adaptation operation. Like the other
MOVIECAM VIDEO CAMERAS, only the tightening of
2 screws on the right side of the viewfinders will assure
a firm positioning. By attaching the CEI-V camera to the
viewfinder, the request 12V power is supplied directly
from the film camera.
The new CEI-V cameras can be operate with the
COMPACT and – by using the adapter, also can be
use with the SL. In case of problems, contact either your
MOVIECAM RENTAL HOUSE or directly CEI at the
following address:
FIG. 57 – MOVIECAM – CEI V
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A BNC plug at the camera back provides the 60 Hz
vidoe signal.
Fig. 56 – NTSC CEI COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
1998 CEI introduced two up-dated versions of their
well known video camera.
The new types are the CEI-V PAL and the CEI-V NTSC.
MOVIECAM now offers these CCD cameras in
customised versions, each type is recognisable on the
label on the camera top. These new types has been
specially designed to fit the MOVIECAMSYSTEM and
do not require adaptation operation. Like the other
MOVIECAM VIDEO CAMERAS, only the tightening of
2 screws on the right side of the viewfinders will assure
a firm positioning. By attaching the CEI-V camera to the
viewfinder, the request 12V power is supplied directly
from the film camera.
The new CEI-V cameras can be operate with the
COMPACT and – by using the adapter, also can be
use with the SL. In case of problems, contact either your
MOVIECAM RENTAL HOUSE or directly CEI at the
following address:
FIG. 57 – MOVIECAM – CEI V
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A BNC plug at the camera back provides the 60 Hz
vidoe signal.
Fig. 56 – NTSC CEI COLOR VIDEO CAMERA
On the front side of the new CEI-V color video
cameras there are the IRIS rotary knob [A] to adjust the
iris aperture of the video camera, an on/off switch [B]
for the CCD camera and a monitor connector 4-pin
“Fischer” for a 50Hz or 60 Hz Video Assist Monitor
(LCD color monitor or B&W monitor) [C] depending of
the camera type.
The iris must be set properly in order for the wide
range automatic gain in the Color-V to accommodate
the largest range of contrast and brightness.
To set the iris:
Open the iris as far as possible without causing flare
in the picture. Flare will appear as a halo or glare
surrounding bright objects. Adjust the iris control to
give the system as much light as possible. This will
assure the “quietest“ pictures possible.
lf pictures are “noisy“, check to be sure the iris is open
sufficiently.
FIG. 58 – MOVIECAM – CEI V
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CEI Technology Inc.
1141 Catalina Dr. PMB 163
Livermore, CA 94550, USA
Phone: 01(925) 606-0766
Fax: 01(925) 606-9996
E-mail: ceiassist@aol.com
Web: www.ceitechnology.com
Caution: The new camera types will run warm.
This is normal and is caused by the high density
integration of the camera and frame store in small
package. The high temperature of the case is
necessary in order to remove heat from the inside of
the housing.
Due to the built-in frame store, the CEI-V allowed flicker
free video reproduction in the full range of filming frame
rates, 2-50 fps, allowed by MOVIECAM. Therefore,
the CEI-V camera must be connected by using the
special cable (Fig. 61) to the MOVIECAM SYNC OUT
plug that provide the shutter pulse (SP). The difference
between both new video cameras types is that the one
is conceived to be use in countries with the NTSC
video system and operating with 60 Hz and the other
one is conceived for PAL/50 Hz operation. By using
the adequate video camera type and by correct set up
of the switches, you will obtain high-quality flicker-free
video images, independently from the chosen frame
rate.
Remark: only valid for PAL version.
If flicker is still seen when the flip switch 1 is set to 25
fps (see Fig. 59 page 80), connect the video camera
(SYNC) with the COMPACT (SYNC OUT) by means of
the MOVIECAM Sync Video Cable – see page 84.
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[A]
[C]
[B]
On the front side of the new CEI-V color video
cameras there are the IRIS rotary knob [A] to adjust the
iris aperture of the video camera, an on/off switch [B]
for the CCD camera and a monitor connector 4-pin
“Fischer” for a 50Hz or 60 Hz Video Assist Monitor
(LCD color monitor or B&W monitor) [C] depending of
the camera type.
The iris must be set properly in order for the wide
range automatic gain in the Color-V to accommodate
the largest range of contrast and brightness.
To set the iris:
Open the iris as far as possible without causing flare
in the picture. Flare will appear as a halo or glare
surrounding bright objects. Adjust the iris control to
give the system as much light as possible. This will
assure the “quietest“ pictures possible.
lf pictures are “noisy“, check to be sure the iris is open
sufficiently.
FIG. 58 – MOVIECAM – CEI V
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CEI Technology Inc.
1141 Catalina Dr. PMB 163
Livermore, CA 94550, USA
Phone: 01(925) 606-0766
Fax: 01(925) 606-9996
E-mail: ceiassist@aol.com
Web: www.ceitechnology.com
Caution: The new camera types will run warm.
This is normal and is caused by the high density
integration of the camera and frame store in small
package. The high temperature of the case is
necessary in order to remove heat from the inside of
the housing.
Due to the built-in frame store, the CEI-V allowed flicker
free video reproduction in the full range of filming frame
rates, 2-50 fps, allowed by MOVIECAM. Therefore,
the CEI-V camera must be connected by using the
special cable (Fig. 61) to the MOVIECAM SYNC OUT
plug that provide the shutter pulse (SP). The difference
between both new video cameras types is that the one
is conceived to be use in countries with the NTSC
video system and operating with 60 Hz and the other
one is conceived for PAL/50 Hz operation. By using
the adequate video camera type and by correct set up
of the switches, you will obtain high-quality flicker-free
video images, independently from the chosen frame
rate.
Remark: only valid for PAL version.
If flicker is still seen when the flip switch 1 is set to 25
fps (see Fig. 59 page 80), connect the video camera
(SYNC) with the COMPACT (SYNC OUT) by means of
the MOVIECAM Sync Video Cable – see page 84.
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[C]
[B]
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shutter pulse from the film camera. If there is no
external driver, the CEI-V defaults to flicker free
image transmission at 30 fps for NTSC type or
25 fps for PAL model.
If a shutter pulse or equivalent (e.g generator) is
present on the incoming port, the CEI-V will follow that
driving signal to produce either flicker free at all film
speeds, or the function facilitated by the FLX C5
frameline generator to the CEI-V. When driven by the
film camera, the CEI-V has the ability to remain flicker
free continuously at all filming speeds, even during the
ramping of shutter speeds.
Flip switch 2+3
The white balance control is maintained through a
combination of two switches.
For normal white balance both switches should be set
fully to the right. In this position the lower switch 3
defaults to the upper switch 2, and the upper switch 3
is in automatic mode. The automatic white balance
will continuously try to achieve white balance in this
position. Automatic white balance works well most of
the time, but under certain conditions one of the
following settings may be more appropriate. Moving
the upper switch 2to the R (red) and B (blue) manual
pots allows for manual balance, which can be useful
in color matching two or more CEI-V Systems. The
switch 3 must be in the rightmost position in order for
the upper switch 2to make a selection between auto
or manual.
Moving the switch 2to either outdoor or indoor
disables the automatic and manual and sets the color
balance to either indoor or outdoor color temperature.
These two temperatures are preset at the factory.
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On top of the video cameras there are, apart from an
LED, five flip switches below a transparent hinged lid.
The LED [E] lights green up when the CCD video
camera is on. The LED also acts as a low-voltage
meter, it will flash when the supply voltage falls to
approximately 9.5 volts D. C.
Switch functions:
Flip switch 1
The flicker free control is a 3-position switch with the
following functions:
right: the CEI-V will be flicker-free at the filming
speed of 24 fps
center: the CEI-V acts like a common video camera
and is not flicker free
left: the CEI-V will test the incoming ports to see if
there is an external driving signal, such as a
FIG. 59 – MOVIECAM – CEI V
COLOR CCD VIDEO PICK UP
Flip switch 1
Flip switch 2
Flip switch 3
Flip switch 4
Flip switch 5
E
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shutter pulse from the film camera. If there is no
external driver, the CEI-V defaults to flicker free
image transmission at 30 fps for NTSC type or
25 fps for PAL model.
If a shutter pulse or equivalent (e.g generator) is
present on the incoming port, the CEI-V will follow that
driving signal to produce either flicker free at all film
speeds, or the function facilitated by the FLX C5
frameline generator to the CEI-V. When driven by the
film camera, the CEI-V has the ability to remain flicker
free continuously at all filming speeds, even during the
ramping of shutter speeds.
Flip switch 2+3
The white balance control is maintained through a
combination of two switches.
For normal white balance both switches should be set
fully to the right. In this position the lower switch 3
defaults to the upper switch 2, and the upper switch 3
is in automatic mode. The automatic white balance
will continuously try to achieve white balance in this
position. Automatic white balance works well most of
the time, but under certain conditions one of the
following settings may be more appropriate. Moving
the upper switch 2to the R (red) and B (blue) manual
pots allows for manual balance, which can be useful
in color matching two or more CEI-V Systems. The
switch 3 must be in the rightmost position in order for
the upper switch 2to make a selection between auto
or manual.
Moving the switch 2to either outdoor or indoor
disables the automatic and manual and sets the color
balance to either indoor or outdoor color temperature.
These two temperatures are preset at the factory.
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On top of the video cameras there are, apart from an
LED, five flip switches below a transparent hinged lid.
The LED [E] lights green up when the CCD video
camera is on. The LED also acts as a low-voltage
meter, it will flash when the supply voltage falls to
approximately 9.5 volts D. C.
Switch functions:
Flip switch 1
The flicker free control is a 3-position switch with the
following functions:
right: the CEI-V will be flicker-free at the filming
speed of 24 fps
center: the CEI-V acts like a common video camera
and is not flicker free
left: the CEI-V will test the incoming ports to see if
there is an external driving signal, such as a
FIG. 59 – MOVIECAM – CEI V
COLOR CCD VIDEO PICK UP
Flip switch 1
Flip switch 2
Flip switch 3
Flip switch 4
Flip switch 5
E
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At the rear of the new CEI-V cameras there is
Monitor outlet: Use this plug to connect a on-board
(4-pin Fischer) monitor when the orientable
viewfinder is used on the right side
of the camera.
Sync connector: to connect with the sync out plug of
(2-pin Fischer) the MOVIECAM
FLX connector: to connect the FLX C5 framelines
(6-pin Hirose) generator
BNC video outlet: to connect various devices, e.g.
monitors, recorders or transmitters.
FIG. 60 – MOVIECAM – CEI V
COLOR CCD VIDEO PICK UP
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Flip switch 4
The gain switch is a three-position switch that controls
the sensitivity of the CEI-V.
right: The normal position is AGC (automatic gain
control). Here the camera will automatically
adjust the sensitivity to maintain normal video
signal output, provided there is sufficient light
to do so.
center: In the “X2“ position, the sampling speed of the
camera is cut in half. This doubles the
sensitivity of the CEI-V with no increase in
noise. Because the sampling speed is cut in
half, serious motion artifacts (strobing) will be
more evident.
left: The third position is for manual gain control.
To manually set the gain, use the screwdriver
control recessed in the control panel. This
position should only be used when absolutly
necessary, such as in severely, backlighted
scenes.
Flip switch 5
right: Color mode
left: B & W mode
Sensitivity and picture quality are identical in either the
b&w or color mode.
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At the rear of the new CEI-V cameras there is
Monitor outlet: Use this plug to connect a on-board
(4-pin Fischer) monitor when the orientable
viewfinder is used on the right side
of the camera.
Sync connector: to connect with the sync out plug of
(2-pin Fischer) the MOVIECAM
FLX connector: to connect the FLX C5 framelines
(6-pin Hirose) generator
BNC video outlet: to connect various devices, e.g.
monitors, recorders or transmitters.
FIG. 60 – MOVIECAM – CEI V
COLOR CCD VIDEO PICK UP
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Flip switch 4
The gain switch is a three-position switch that controls
the sensitivity of the CEI-V.
right: The normal position is AGC (automatic gain
control). Here the camera will automatically
adjust the sensitivity to maintain normal video
signal output, provided there is sufficient light
to do so.
center: In the “X2“ position, the sampling speed of the
camera is cut in half. This doubles the
sensitivity of the CEI-V with no increase in
noise. Because the sampling speed is cut in
half, serious motion artifacts (strobing) will be
more evident.
left: The third position is for manual gain control.
To manually set the gain, use the screwdriver
control recessed in the control panel. This
position should only be used when absolutly
necessary, such as in severely, backlighted
scenes.
Flip switch 5
right: Color mode
left: B & W mode
Sensitivity and picture quality are identical in either the
b&w or color mode.
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The FLX C5is a special function generator that can add
to the picture display such things as: framelines,
masking, film footage, film speed, time code, user bits,
a white flag indicating “new picture“ and also video
exposure control.
This accessory, it has been redesigned by MOVIECAM
with a rain protective cover, “docks“ on by simply sliding
it piggyback onto the CEI-V and fixed by tighting the
screw [D]. It will automatically make most of the
necessary connections via the 6-pin connector on the
rear of the CEI-V. It is held in place by two pins in the
rear and a single screw into the top front.
The FLX C5 is powered anytime the CEI-V is on.
In order to use correctly all the possibilities offered by
the FLX C5 accessory, it is recommended to consult the
separate operators manual provided by CEI.
[D]
FIG. 62 – CEI ACCESSORY
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Use the MOVIECAM Sync cable to connect the
MOVIECAM SYNC OUT with the CEI-V SYNC
connector. The cables should not restrict the operator's
mobility!
Caution: When a device is connected, care should
be taken that no tension is exerted on the camera –
otherwise the connector and thus the video camera
and the MOVIECAM itself might be damaged!
FIG. 61 – MOVIECAM – CEI V
COLOR CCD VIDEO PICK UP
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The FLX C5is a special function generator that can add
to the picture display such things as: framelines,
masking, film footage, film speed, time code, user bits,
a white flag indicating “new picture“ and also video
exposure control.
This accessory, it has been redesigned by MOVIECAM
with a rain protective cover, “docks“ on by simply sliding
it piggyback onto the CEI-V and fixed by tighting the
screw [D]. It will automatically make most of the
necessary connections via the 6-pin connector on the
rear of the CEI-V. It is held in place by two pins in the
rear and a single screw into the top front.
The FLX C5 is powered anytime the CEI-V is on.
In order to use correctly all the possibilities offered by
the FLX C5 accessory, it is recommended to consult the
separate operators manual provided by CEI.
[D]
FIG. 62 – CEI ACCESSORY
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Use the MOVIECAM Sync cable to connect the
MOVIECAM SYNC OUT with the CEI-V SYNC
connector. The cables should not restrict the operator's
mobility!
Caution: When a device is connected, care should
be taken that no tension is exerted on the camera –
otherwise the connector and thus the video camera
and the MOVIECAM itself might be damaged!
FIG. 61 – MOVIECAM – CEI V
COLOR CCD VIDEO PICK UP
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The 2” Video Assist Color Monitor is mounted on a
ball joint. This attachment, fixed on a small arm, can
be mounted on several Accessory Bracket where it
has to be tightened by a screw [e]. The tension of the
ball joint can be regulated by turning the ring [g].
Turn the Video Assist Monitor ON and OFF with the
ON/OFF switch [f]. Colour saturation [b], colour hue
(NTSC only) [d], brightness [c] and contrast [a] can
be adjusted with four rotary knobs.
Caution!
• This 2” Video Monitor is primarily conceived for
shooting Standard 35 format. While shooting in a
Super 35 format minimal portions of the image
are not screened on the left and right.
• ARRICAM On Board Monitors are not compatible
with the MOVIECAM Video Assist.
Fig. 64 –
2“ VIDEO ASSIST COLOR MONITOR
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[c] [d]
[f]
[g]
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The small VIDEO ASSIST COLOR MONITOR 3,5” is
mounted mobile on a ball joint [a].
It can be mounted to the accessory bracket [b] of the
COLORVIDEO CAMERAS and fixed with the screw
[c].
Attach the sunshade [d] to the monitor with a rubber
band. Depress the bracket [e] of the sunshade, pull up
the shade and unfold the side parts until they lock into
place.
Adjust brightness [f] and color intensity [g] with the
rotary knobs; the contrast can not be adjusted – it
differs according to the viewing angle toward the
monitor.
Fig. 63a and 63b –
3,5“ VIDEO ASSIST COLOR MONITOR
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[d]
[a]
[b]
[c]
[e]
[f]
[g]
The 2” Video Assist Color Monitor is mounted on a
ball joint. This attachment, fixed on a small arm, can
be mounted on several Accessory Bracket where it
has to be tightened by a screw [e]. The tension of the
ball joint can be regulated by turning the ring [g].
Turn the Video Assist Monitor ON and OFF with the
ON/OFF switch [f]. Colour saturation [b], colour hue
(NTSC only) [d], brightness [c] and contrast [a] can
be adjusted with four rotary knobs.
Caution!
• This 2” Video Monitor is primarily conceived for
shooting Standard 35 format. While shooting in a
Super 35 format minimal portions of the image
are not screened on the left and right.
• ARRICAM On Board Monitors are not compatible
with the MOVIECAM Video Assist.
Fig. 64 –
2“ VIDEO ASSIST COLOR MONITOR
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[b][a]
[c] [d]
[f]
[g]
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The small VIDEO ASSIST COLOR MONITOR 3,5” is
mounted mobile on a ball joint [a].
It can be mounted to the accessory bracket [b] of the
COLORVIDEO CAMERAS and fixed with the screw
[c].
Attach the sunshade [d] to the monitor with a rubber
band. Depress the bracket [e] of the sunshade, pull up
the shade and unfold the side parts until they lock into
place.
Adjust brightness [f] and color intensity [g] with the
rotary knobs; the contrast can not be adjusted – it
differs according to the viewing angle toward the
monitor.
Fig. 63a and 63b –
3,5“ VIDEO ASSIST COLOR MONITOR
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[d]
[a]
[b]
[c]
[e]
[f]
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The covers of the VIDEO VIEWFINDER are similar to
that of the STANDARD VIEWFINDER.
Fig. 66 – VIDEO VIEWFINDER
Fig. 67 VIDEO VIEWFINDER/REMOTE CONTROL BOX
[a] Remote control connector
The REMOTE CONTROL BOX may also be connected
to the VIDEO VIEWFINDER.
[a]
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The STANDARD VIEWFINDER may be interchanged
against a VIDEO VIEWFINDER which is also mounted
with three M5 Allen screws [a]. Pins and connectors
should engage easily. Care should be taken that
everything is clean.
The VIDEO VIEWFINDER has no beamsplitter and thus
provides 100% light transmission for a B&W or
COLOR CAMERA attached to the right side.
Here again, the RIGHT EYEPIECE may be mounted
instead of a VIDEO CAMERA.
The VIDEO VIEWFINDER has no filter wheel. No
READOUT can be attached. A receptacle for the
REMOTE CONTROL BOX is provided under a small
cover plate [b].
Fig. 65 – THE VIDEO VIEWFINDER
[31] Threated sockets
[30] Gauged boreholes
[a]
[b]
[31] [31]
[30]
[31]
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The covers of the VIDEO VIEWFINDER are similar to
that of the STANDARD VIEWFINDER.
Fig. 66 – VIDEO VIEWFINDER
Fig. 67 VIDEO VIEWFINDER/REMOTE CONTROL BOX
[a] Remote control connector
The REMOTE CONTROL BOX may also be connected
to the VIDEO VIEWFINDER.
[a]
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The STANDARD VIEWFINDER may be interchanged
against a VIDEO VIEWFINDER which is also mounted
with three M5 Allen screws [a]. Pins and connectors
should engage easily. Care should be taken that
everything is clean.
The VIDEO VIEWFINDER has no beamsplitter and thus
provides 100% light transmission for a B&W or
COLOR CAMERA attached to the right side.
Here again, the RIGHT EYEPIECE may be mounted
instead of a VIDEO CAMERA.
The VIDEO VIEWFINDER has no filter wheel. No
READOUT can be attached. A receptacle for the
REMOTE CONTROL BOX is provided under a small
cover plate [b].
Fig. 65 – THE VIDEO VIEWFINDER
[31] Threated sockets
[30] Gauged boreholes
[a]
[b]
[31] [31]
[30]
[31]
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[31] Two threated sockets
Unlike the other viewfinders, the LIGHTWEIGHT B&W
VIDEO VIEWFINDER is mounted to the camera body
with only two M5 Allen screws.
On this VIEWFINDER, there are the on/off switch [a],
the iris control rotary knob [d] of the integrated B&W
video camera lens, a BNC video outlet [b], an
attachment [c] and a “Fischer” connector [e] for an
on-board B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR.
MOVIELITE, READOUT and REMOTE CONTROL BOX
cannot be used with this LIGHTWEIGHT B&W VIDEO
VIEWFINDER; it is designed mainly for STEADICAM
shots.
Fig. 68 – LIGHTWEIGHT B&W VIDEO
VIEWFINDER
[31]
[b]
[a]
[c]
[d]
[e]
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[31] Two threated sockets
Unlike the other viewfinders, the LIGHTWEIGHT B&W
VIDEO VIEWFINDER is mounted to the camera body
with only two M5 Allen screws.
On this VIEWFINDER, there are the on/off switch [a],
the iris control rotary knob [d] of the integrated B&W
video camera lens, a BNC video outlet [b], an
attachment [c] and a “Fischer” connector [e] for an
on-board B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR.
MOVIELITE, READOUT and REMOTE CONTROL BOX
cannot be used with this LIGHTWEIGHT B&W VIDEO
VIEWFINDER; it is designed mainly for STEADICAM
shots.
Fig. 68 – LIGHTWEIGHT B&W VIDEO
VIEWFINDER
[31]
[b]
[a]
[c]
[d]
[e]
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Self-adhesive labels, supplied by the rental houses,
can be slid into a holder [a] at the outside of the
magazine cover (left side). Use these labels to identify
exposed film later on; stick them onto film cans.
Fig. 69 – MAGAZINE 500/150 LEFT SIDE
Fig. 70 – MAGAZINE 1.000/300 RIGHT SIDE
Motors, heater [c], digital footage counter [b] and
latches [a] are located at the right side of a
1.000/300 or 500/150 MAGAZINE.
[b]
[a]
[c]
[a]
[a]
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MOVIECAM offers 5 MAGAZINES for the COMPACT:
1) 1.000 ft/300 m LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
2) 1.000 ft/300 m MAGAZINE
3) 1.400 ft/150 m LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
4) 1.500 ft/150 m MAGAZINE
5) 1.400 ft/120 m STEADICAM MAGAZINE
The MAGAZINES have to be thoroughly clean.
Remove any smudges immediately!
a) MAGAZINE interior:
Clean interior and film plates from dust carefully with a
vacuum cleaner. Use compressed air only very
cautiously.
An intact sealing rubber band is elastic and slightly
flattened at the top. Inspect it regularly for mechanical
damage and clean with a dry cloth – do not use
solvents!
If necessary, dab the velvet rollers carefully with
adhesive tape.
b) MAGAZINE exterior:
Clean magazine lacquer and plexi-glass cover with a
window cleaner (caution – do not moisten connector!).
Keep connector, tightening wheels and footage
counter clean and inspect them for mechanical
damage. Clean light trap plate thoroughly before
attaching it to the camera. MAGAZINES should
always be protected by a clean LOOP PROTECTOR.
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Self-adhesive labels, supplied by the rental houses,
can be slid into a holder [a] at the outside of the
magazine cover (left side). Use these labels to identify
exposed film later on; stick them onto film cans.
Fig. 69 – MAGAZINE 500/150 LEFT SIDE
Fig. 70 – MAGAZINE 1.000/300 RIGHT SIDE
Motors, heater [c], digital footage counter [b] and
latches [a] are located at the right side of a
1.000/300 or 500/150 MAGAZINE.
[b]
[a]
[c]
[a]
[a]
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MOVIECAM offers 5 MAGAZINES for the COMPACT:
1) 1.000 ft/300 m LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
2) 1.000 ft/300 m MAGAZINE
3) 1.400 ft/150 m LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
4) 1.500 ft/150 m MAGAZINE
5) 1.400 ft/120 m STEADICAM MAGAZINE
The MAGAZINES have to be thoroughly clean.
Remove any smudges immediately!
a) MAGAZINE interior:
Clean interior and film plates from dust carefully with a
vacuum cleaner. Use compressed air only very
cautiously.
An intact sealing rubber band is elastic and slightly
flattened at the top. Inspect it regularly for mechanical
damage and clean with a dry cloth – do not use
solvents!
If necessary, dab the velvet rollers carefully with
adhesive tape.
b) MAGAZINE exterior:
Clean magazine lacquer and plexi-glass cover with a
window cleaner (caution – do not moisten connector!).
Keep connector, tightening wheels and footage
counter clean and inspect them for mechanical
damage. Clean light trap plate thoroughly before
attaching it to the camera. MAGAZINES should
always be protected by a clean LOOP PROTECTOR.
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The new 400ft/ 120m and 1.000ft/ 300m
LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINES differ from the older
aluminium types by new materials and a new design.
A glassfiber reinforced plastic/ carbon blend now
enables the producion of considerably lighter
magazines without losing stability and with the same
acoustic properties as its predecessors out of aluminium.
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To open a MAGAZINE, lay it down on its right side
(footage counter side). Press the small black safety
buttons [b] (with your middle finger) and hold them;
this permits to easily turn the latches [a] toward each
other with your index finger.
Fig. 71 – MAGAZINE LATCH
[a]
[b]
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The new 400ft/ 120m and 1.000ft/ 300m
LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINES differ from the older
aluminium types by new materials and a new design.
A glassfiber reinforced plastic/ carbon blend now
enables the producion of considerably lighter
magazines without losing stability and with the same
acoustic properties as its predecessors out of aluminium.
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To open a MAGAZINE, lay it down on its right side
(footage counter side). Press the small black safety
buttons [b] (with your middle finger) and hold them;
this permits to easily turn the latches [a] toward each
other with your index finger.
Fig. 71 – MAGAZINE LATCH
[a]
[b]
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Left and right lockers of the aluminium desighn have
been replaced by a central locker (400ft/120m only).
The small lock lever [A] is, when locked, secured by a
spring steel safety tab [B].
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Fig. 76 - LEIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
Open the magazine by pressing the safety tab down
and turning the lever counter-clockwise. When closing,
the safety tab automatically prevents an unintended
opening.
Caution: Do not twist the safety tab!
Fig. 77 - LEIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
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On top of the 1.000ft/ 300m LEIGHTWEIGHT
MAGAZINE a foldable handle has been addad. All
other parts, such as motors, heater, counter and
manual tightening device, are identical with the
aluminium model.
Fig. 74 - LEIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
The 400ft/ 120m LEIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE has,
apart from its camera attachment angle, the same shape
as the lightweight magazine designed expecially for
STEADICAM shots. However, the new magazine has
heater elements which have, due to weight reasons, not
been built into the STEADICAM magazine.
Fig. 75 - LEIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
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Left and right lockers of the aluminium desighn have
been replaced by a central locker (400ft/120m only).
The small lock lever [A] is, when locked, secured by a
spring steel safety tab [B].
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Fig. 76 - LEIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
Open the magazine by pressing the safety tab down
and turning the lever counter-clockwise. When closing,
the safety tab automatically prevents an unintended
opening.
Caution: Do not twist the safety tab!
Fig. 77 - LEIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
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On top of the 1.000ft/ 300m LEIGHTWEIGHT
MAGAZINE a foldable handle has been addad. All
other parts, such as motors, heater, counter and
manual tightening device, are identical with the
aluminium model.
Fig. 74 - LEIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
The 400ft/ 120m LEIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE has,
apart from its camera attachment angle, the same shape
as the lightweight magazine designed expecially for
STEADICAM shots. However, the new magazine has
heater elements which have, due to weight reasons, not
been built into the STEADICAM magazine.
Fig. 75 - LEIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
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Checking core holders [a] and core locks [b]:
By pressing the release knob [c] on top of the core
holder, the three core locks move inward.
Fig. 79 – CORE HOLDER
[a]
[b]
[c]
[b]
[a]
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This extremely lightweight plastic MAGAZINE was
developed for STEADICAM shots.
The carrying handle can be removed by unscrewing
two M5 Allen screws (see page 136). Apart from that,
the magazines are alike. The latch is secured by a thin
spring steel safety tab. Open the MAGAZINE by
depressing this safety tab (see figure 117 [c]) down
and turning the latch clockwise 180°.
Fig. 78 – 400/120 MAGAZINE
FOR STEADICAM OPERATION
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Checking core holders [a] and core locks [b]:
By pressing the release knob [c] on top of the core
holder, the three core locks move inward.
Fig. 79 – CORE HOLDER
[a]
[b]
[c]
[b]
[a]
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This extremely lightweight plastic MAGAZINE was
developed for STEADICAM shots.
The carrying handle can be removed by unscrewing
two M5 Allen screws (see page 136). Apart from that,
the magazines are alike. The latch is secured by a thin
spring steel safety tab. Open the MAGAZINE by
depressing this safety tab (see figure 117 [c]) down
and turning the latch clockwise 180°.
Fig. 78 – 400/120 MAGAZINE
FOR STEADICAM OPERATION
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1) Clean darkroom / changing bag.
2) Check and clean MAGAZINE. Insert core in the
take-up side [d].
3) Lay the MAGAZINE down carefully in the
darkroom or changing bag onto footage counter
side; roller assembly is facing you.
4) Lift magazine cover.
From now on in darkness.
5) Put film roll on empty can and place it to the
MAGAZINE left side.
6) Wind off just enough film to insert it in the roller
assembly to the left of the main roller [e]. Gently
push the film into the slot until it emerges from the
other side.
7) Pull approx. 50 cm film toward you. Unlock the left
core holder by depressing the release knob [c].
Place film roll onto core holder – do not press
toward MAGAZINE bottom (caution – film might
be scratched!).
8) Insert film from outside into magazine between
magazine nose [a] in roller assembly and
right roller [b].
Fig. 82 – LOADING OF THE MAGAZINE
[c]
[b]
[a]
[d]
[e]
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Now put a core [e] on the film plate [d] until you hear
a first “click”. Hold the plate and – simultaneously –
turn the core gently to the left or right until you hear a
second “click”. Only now the core is properly
seated.
Fig. 80 – CORE HOLDER
Fig. 81 – CORE HOLDER
In case you do not hear the “clicks”, the core holder
pin has engaged in the hole of the core already at the
beginning. It is not properly seated – have another try.
Locked cores are released by pressing the release
knob [c] on core holder.
Caution: In case of a malfunction of the core holder,
do not disassemble – magazine should be serviced
at a rental house.
[b] Core locks [c] Core holder release knob
[e]
[d]
[b]
[b]
[c]
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1) Clean darkroom / changing bag.
2) Check and clean MAGAZINE. Insert core in the
take-up side [d].
3) Lay the MAGAZINE down carefully in the
darkroom or changing bag onto footage counter
side; roller assembly is facing you.
4) Lift magazine cover.
From now on in darkness.
5) Put film roll on empty can and place it to the
MAGAZINE left side.
6) Wind off just enough film to insert it in the roller
assembly to the left of the main roller [e]. Gently
push the film into the slot until it emerges from the
other side.
7) Pull approx. 50 cm film toward you. Unlock the left
core holder by depressing the release knob [c].
Place film roll onto core holder – do not press
toward MAGAZINE bottom (caution – film might
be scratched!).
8) Insert film from outside into magazine between
magazine nose [a] in roller assembly and
right roller [b].
Fig. 82 – LOADING OF THE MAGAZINE
[c]
[b]
[a]
[d]
[e]
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Now put a core [e] on the film plate [d] until you hear
a first “click”. Hold the plate and – simultaneously –
turn the core gently to the left or right until you hear a
second “click”. Only now the core is properly
seated.
Fig. 80 – CORE HOLDER
Fig. 81 – CORE HOLDER
In case you do not hear the “clicks”, the core holder
pin has engaged in the hole of the core already at the
beginning. It is not properly seated – have another try.
Locked cores are released by pressing the release
knob [c] on core holder.
Caution: In case of a malfunction of the core holder,
do not disassemble – magazine should be serviced
at a rental house.
[b] Core locks [c] Core holder release knob
[e]
[d]
[b]
[b]
[c]
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Caution:
When closing the magazine, care should be taken
that nothing (e.g. changing bag, film bag etc.) is
caught between magazine cover and -base.
Especially with the 1.000/300 magazine, forcible
closing might lead to L I G H T L E A K A G E !
Furthermore, the rubber sealing [a] might be
damaged!
[a]
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9) Attach to takeup core. Feed film into core slot so
that no acute angle forms when turning the core
clockwise! Wind just enough film around take-up core
to make sure it will not accidentally slide out again.
Wound-up film has to be flush with the core and lie flat
on take-up plate.
Fig. 83 – LOADING THE MAGAZINE
WRONG WAY
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Caution:
When closing the magazine, care should be taken
that nothing (e.g. changing bag, film bag etc.) is
caught between magazine cover and -base.
Especially with the 1.000/300 magazine, forcible
closing might lead to L I G H T L E A K A G E !
Furthermore, the rubber sealing [a] might be
damaged!
[a]
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9) Attach to takeup core. Feed film into core slot so
that no acute angle forms when turning the core
clockwise! Wind just enough film around take-up core
to make sure it will not accidentally slide out again.
Wound-up film has to be flush with the core and lie flat
on take-up plate.
Fig. 83 – LOADING THE MAGAZINE
WRONG WAY
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Each 1.000/300 MAGAZINE has both digital
footage counter and analog display [a].
When the camera is not running, move the indicator
arm gently to the right; the footage indicator arm will
swing toward film. The film length remaining in the
magazine left half – usually the unexposed film – is
shown on the display.
Although the footage indicator arm is spring loaded,
the indicator arm should be moved back manually.
Fig. 86 – FOOTAGE INDICATOR (manual)
[a]
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10) The film windings on the feed side must not
protrude belowplate – film might touch the
magazine bottom. Close and latch MAGAZINE
after checking that film is properly seated and
nothing is caught between magazine and cover!
From now on with light.
11) attach a LOOP PROTECTOR [a],
12) feed length of unexposed film into footage counter
(see page 108) and
13) insert a label into the assigned holder.
Fig. 85 – LOOP PROTECTOR
[a]
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Each 1.000/300 MAGAZINE has both digital
footage counter and analog display [a].
When the camera is not running, move the indicator
arm gently to the right; the footage indicator arm will
swing toward film. The film length remaining in the
magazine left half – usually the unexposed film – is
shown on the display.
Although the footage indicator arm is spring loaded,
the indicator arm should be moved back manually.
Fig. 86 – FOOTAGE INDICATOR (manual)
[a]
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10) The film windings on the feed side must not
protrude belowplate – film might touch the
magazine bottom. Close and latch MAGAZINE
after checking that film is properly seated and
nothing is caught between magazine and cover!
From now on with light.
11) attach a LOOP PROTECTOR [a],
12) feed length of unexposed film into footage counter
(see page 108) and
13) insert a label into the assigned holder.
Fig. 85 – LOOP PROTECTOR
[a]
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The digital footage counter displays the remaining
footage [a]; it is powered by its own on-board battery.
When a MAGAZINE is attached to a powered
camera, the magazine battery recharges
automatically.
In case nothing is displayed (which very rarely
happens), simply mount the MAGAZINE to a powered
camera to reactivate the display. The magazine
battery usually recharges automatically during the
shooting period.
Fig. 88 – DIGITAL FOOTAGE COUNTER
[a]
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The footage indicator arm [a] should lie flat on the
magazine cover interior. Check spring and arm
attachment by gently moving them.
Caution: Due to the length of the footage indicator
arm, extreme care should be taken when checking it
(leverage)!
Lock lever counterparts in the magazine cover, film
tightening wheels and magazine interior have to be
absolutely clean.
Fig. 87 – FOOTAGE INDICATOR (arm)
[a]
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The digital footage counter displays the remaining
footage [a]; it is powered by its own on-board battery.
When a MAGAZINE is attached to a powered
camera, the magazine battery recharges
automatically.
In case nothing is displayed (which very rarely
happens), simply mount the MAGAZINE to a powered
camera to reactivate the display. The magazine
battery usually recharges automatically during the
shooting period.
Fig. 88 – DIGITAL FOOTAGE COUNTER
[a]
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The footage indicator arm [a] should lie flat on the
magazine cover interior. Check spring and arm
attachment by gently moving them.
Caution: Due to the length of the footage indicator
arm, extreme care should be taken when checking it
(leverage)!
Lock lever counterparts in the magazine cover, film
tightening wheels and magazine interior have to be
absolutely clean.
Fig. 87 – FOOTAGE INDICATOR (arm)
[a]
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Additionally to the electronically controlled film
tightening, a tightening wheel (for manual tightening)
for each film plate is built into the cover of the
1.000/300 MAGAZINE.
By depressing the tightening wheel, you may turn the
core via friction plates in the direction of the arrow.
The spring bringing the tightening wheel back to its
resting position can be controlled by depressing slightly.
Caution: In case a tightening wheel does not swing
back into its resting position, the magazine has to
be repaired. When the camera is running, the
tightening wheels must n o t turn!
When pressing the t.up/bar button [25], both core
holders should turn outward. If not, check the safety
buckle switch!
Electronic adjustment of the clutch tension and
maintenance of the motors below the footage counter
as well as the thermostatically controlled heaters
should be carried out at a rental house only.
Fig. 90 – TIGHTENING WHEELS
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After loading the MAGAZINE, use the preset buttons
[a] to input the length of film loaded.
By pressing the set button [b], the footage counter
stores the input. It counts backward when the camera
is running.
The RAW STOCK display [c] shows the length of
remaining unexposed film.
For reverse filming, set the footage counter to 000 .
When the camera is running backward, it will count
up and display the length of exposed film.
Remaining film length is displayed in either feet or
meters – a mark [d] next to ft or mshows the preset
option.
Caution: Ft/m changes should be performed at a
rental house only!
Fig. 89 – DIGITAL FOOTAGE COUNTER
[a] [b] [c] [d]
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Additionally to the electronically controlled film
tightening, a tightening wheel (for manual tightening)
for each film plate is built into the cover of the
1.000/300 MAGAZINE.
By depressing the tightening wheel, you may turn the
core via friction plates in the direction of the arrow.
The spring bringing the tightening wheel back to its
resting position can be controlled by depressing slightly.
Caution: In case a tightening wheel does not swing
back into its resting position, the magazine has to
be repaired. When the camera is running, the
tightening wheels must n o t turn!
When pressing the t.up/bar button [25], both core
holders should turn outward. If not, check the safety
buckle switch!
Electronic adjustment of the clutch tension and
maintenance of the motors below the footage counter
as well as the thermostatically controlled heaters
should be carried out at a rental house only.
Fig. 90 – TIGHTENING WHEELS
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After loading the MAGAZINE, use the preset buttons
[a] to input the length of film loaded.
By pressing the set button [b], the footage counter
stores the input. It counts backward when the camera
is running.
The RAW STOCK display [c] shows the length of
remaining unexposed film.
For reverse filming, set the footage counter to 000 .
When the camera is running backward, it will count
up and display the length of exposed film.
Remaining film length is displayed in either feet or
meters – a mark [d] next to ft or mshows the preset
option.
Caution: Ft/m changes should be performed at a
rental house only!
Fig. 89 – DIGITAL FOOTAGE COUNTER
[a] [b] [c] [d]
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[c] Magazine connector
To remove film chips and dirt more easily, remove the
light trap plate [a] (bearing the magazine serial
number) by unscrewing four M2,5 screws [b].
Caution:
Due to the fine threads, the light trap plate should
only – very carefully – be removed, if really
necessary!
When mounting the plate again, make sure that the
plate is clean and plane (light leakage!) and the
asymmetrical opening at its right place.
You do n o t have to remove the roller assembly!
Fig. 92/93 – THE LIGHT TRAP
[c]
[b]
[a]
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The roller assembly contains three rollers, two of which
can be velvet clad. Roller bearings should be serviced
at a rental house only. The roller assembly is best
cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. You may use
compressed air to blow the magazine; be careful not
to blow the velvet rollers directly, they might get
damaged.
Fig. 91 – ROLLER ASSEMBLY
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[c] Magazine connector
To remove film chips and dirt more easily, remove the
light trap plate [a] (bearing the magazine serial
number) by unscrewing four M2,5 screws [b].
Caution:
Due to the fine threads, the light trap plate should
only – very carefully – be removed, if really
necessary!
When mounting the plate again, make sure that the
plate is clean and plane (light leakage!) and the
asymmetrical opening at its right place.
You do n o t have to remove the roller assembly!
Fig. 92/93 – THE LIGHT TRAP
[c]
[b]
[a]
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The roller assembly contains three rollers, two of which
can be velvet clad. Roller bearings should be serviced
at a rental house only. The roller assembly is best
cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. You may use
compressed air to blow the magazine; be careful not
to blow the velvet rollers directly, they might get
damaged.
Fig. 91 – ROLLER ASSEMBLY
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[c] Mounting rail of the top mount adapter
Mount the TOP MOUNT ADAPTER on the rear
magazine rail [13] and swing it forward toward
camera until the locating pin engages. The TOP
MOUNT ADAPTER has two connectors; the upper one
[a] is attached mobile to facilitate connecting it with
the magazine; the lower one connects the TOP
MOUNT ADAPTER to the connector [11] on the
CAMERA BODY.
Fig. 95 – THE TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
[c]
[a]
[11]
[13]
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There are two possibilities to mount the magazines on
the MOVIECAM COMPACT:
at the top
with a TOP MOUNT ADAPTER [A]
Studio configuration,
at the rear
with a REAR MOUNT ADAPTER –
Shoulder configuration.
Fig. 94 – MAGAZINE ADAPTERS
[A]
[A]
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[c] Mounting rail of the top mount adapter
Mount the TOP MOUNT ADAPTER on the rear
magazine rail [13] and swing it forward toward
camera until the locating pin engages. The TOP
MOUNT ADAPTER has two connectors; the upper one
[a] is attached mobile to facilitate connecting it with
the magazine; the lower one connects the TOP
MOUNT ADAPTER to the connector [11] on the
CAMERA BODY.
Fig. 95 – THE TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
[c]
[a]
[11]
[13]
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There are two possibilities to mount the magazines on
the MOVIECAM COMPACT:
at the top
with a TOP MOUNT ADAPTER [A]
Studio configuration,
at the rear
with a REAR MOUNT ADAPTER –
Shoulder configuration.
Fig. 94 – MAGAZINE ADAPTERS
[A]
[A]
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Mount the MAGAZINE to the magazine rail [c] of the
TOP MOUNT ADAPTER.
Swing the MAGAZINE carefully forward toward the
camera until it engages in the magazine latch [a].
Caution:
Before mounting the magazine, the latch mechanism
[b] has to be open (locking slider in the back
position).
[a]
[b]
Fig. 97/98 – THE TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
[c]
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Gently depress on adapter and tighten both M5 Allen
screws [b].
Caution:
When changing adapters, contact surfaces have to
be absolutely clean!
Fig. 96 – THE TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
[b]
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Mount the MAGAZINE to the magazine rail [c] of the
TOP MOUNT ADAPTER.
Swing the MAGAZINE carefully forward toward the
camera until it engages in the magazine latch [a].
Caution:
Before mounting the magazine, the latch mechanism
[b] has to be open (locking slider in the back
position).
[a]
[b]
Fig. 97/98 – THE TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
[c]
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Gently depress on adapter and tighten both M5 Allen
screws [b].
Caution:
When changing adapters, contact surfaces have to
be absolutely clean!
Fig. 96 – THE TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
[b]
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Fig. 100/101 – THE TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
To remove the MAGAZINE, depress the safety button
[c], push the locking slider [b] backward.
Lift the locking lever [a] while holding the
MAGAZINE!
Do not forget:
A camera COVER PLATE always has to be attached
when no magazine is mounted on the camera!
[c]
[b]
[a]
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Do not forget:
Lock the latch mechanism by pulling the locking
slider [b] forward.
Fig. 99 – THE TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
[b]
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Fig. 100/101 – THE TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
To remove the MAGAZINE, depress the safety button
[c], push the locking slider [b] backward.
Lift the locking lever [a] while holding the
MAGAZINE!
Do not forget:
A camera COVER PLATE always has to be attached
when no magazine is mounted on the camera!
[c]
[b]
[a]
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Do not forget:
Lock the latch mechanism by pulling the locking
slider [b] forward.
Fig. 99 – THE TOP MOUNT ADAPTER
[b]
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The REAR MOUNT ADAPTER is attached to the
MOVIECAM COMPACT with four M5 Allen screws.
When mounting the REAR MOUNT ADAPTER, tighten
the rear screws [a] first, then the front screws [b].
Fig. 103 – REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
[b]
[a]
[b]
[a]
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After removing the TOP MOUNT ADAPTER, attach the
MAGAZINE to the CAMERA BODY with the REAR
MOUNT ADAPTER [B].
1) e.g. Fluid head operation
2) e.g. Handheld operation
3) e.g. STEADICAM operation
Fig. 102 – THE REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
1)
2)
3)
[B]
[B]
[B]
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The REAR MOUNT ADAPTER is attached to the
MOVIECAM COMPACT with four M5 Allen screws.
When mounting the REAR MOUNT ADAPTER, tighten
the rear screws [a] first, then the front screws [b].
Fig. 103 – REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
[b]
[a]
[b]
[a]
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After removing the TOP MOUNT ADAPTER, attach the
MAGAZINE to the CAMERA BODY with the REAR
MOUNT ADAPTER [B].
1) e.g. Fluid head operation
2) e.g. Handheld operation
3) e.g. STEADICAM operation
Fig. 102 – THE REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
1)
2)
3)
[B]
[B]
[B]
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Lock the MAGAZINE on the camera by turning the
locking lever [b] clockwise.
Fig. 106 – REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
Fig. 107 – REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
To remove the MAGAZINE, press the safety button
[a], turn the locking lever counter-clockwise and press
it down while holding the MAGAZINE!
The UPPER CARRYING HANDLE is attached to the
threaded socket [d] on the top of the REAR MOUNT
ADAPTER.
[a]
[d]
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The REAR MOUNT ADAPTER has a latch mechanism
with a safety button.
Caution: Prior to mounting the magazine, the latch
mechanism must be open.
To open the latch mechanism, press the safety button
[a], turn the locking lever [b] counter-clockwise and
press it down.
Attach the MAGAZINE to the camera body mounting
rail [13]. Swing the MAGAZINE carefully forward toward
the camera body and engage magazine mounting latch
in latch [c] on the REAR MOUNT ADAPTER.
Fig. 104/105 – REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
[b]
[c]
[a]
[13]
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Lock the MAGAZINE on the camera by turning the
locking lever [b] clockwise.
Fig. 106 – REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
Fig. 107 – REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
To remove the MAGAZINE, press the safety button
[a], turn the locking lever counter-clockwise and press
it down while holding the MAGAZINE!
The UPPER CARRYING HANDLE is attached to the
threaded socket [d] on the top of the REAR MOUNT
ADAPTER.
[a]
[d]
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The REAR MOUNT ADAPTER has a latch mechanism
with a safety button.
Caution: Prior to mounting the magazine, the latch
mechanism must be open.
To open the latch mechanism, press the safety button
[a], turn the locking lever [b] counter-clockwise and
press it down.
Attach the MAGAZINE to the camera body mounting
rail [13]. Swing the MAGAZINE carefully forward toward
the camera body and engage magazine mounting latch
in latch [c] on the REAR MOUNT ADAPTER.
Fig. 104/105 – REAR MOUNT ADAPTER
[b]
[c]
[a]
[13]
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Instead of a MAGAZINE, you can attatch a CAMERA
COVER CAP [a] with or without handgrip – see
page 135.
Fig. 108 – CAMERA COVER CAP
[a]
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Instead of a MAGAZINE, you can attatch a CAMERA
COVER CAP [a] with or without handgrip – see
page 135.
Fig. 108 – CAMERA COVER CAP
[a]
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[c] Threaded socket
[d] Gauged boreholes
MOVIECAM provides an AUXILIARY HANDLE for the
UPPER CARRYING HANDLE. Mount this small handle
to the UPPER CARRYING HANDLE with one M5 Allen
screw [a] for easier camera handling.
Fig. 110 – AUXILIARY HANDLE
[d]
[c]
[d]
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Various CARRYING HANDLES have been designed
for the MOVIECAM COMPACT to permit ergonomic
handling in all configurations.
The UPPER CARRYING HANDLE has been designed
for shoulder configuration (magazine mounted to the
camera rear). Attach it to the camera right side
attachment [20] (see page 20) with two M5 Allen
screws [a] and to the camera top (see page 125) with
one M5 Allen screw [d].
Fig. 109 – UPPER CARRYING HANDLE
[b]
[a]
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[c] Threaded socket
[d] Gauged boreholes
MOVIECAM provides an AUXILIARY HANDLE for the
UPPER CARRYING HANDLE. Mount this small handle
to the UPPER CARRYING HANDLE with one M5 Allen
screw [a] for easier camera handling.
Fig. 110 – AUXILIARY HANDLE
[d]
[c]
[d]
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Various CARRYING HANDLES have been designed
for the MOVIECAM COMPACT to permit ergonomic
handling in all configurations.
The UPPER CARRYING HANDLE has been designed
for shoulder configuration (magazine mounted to the
camera rear). Attach it to the camera right side
attachment [20] (see page 20) with two M5 Allen
screws [a] and to the camera top (see page 125) with
one M5 Allen screw [d].
Fig. 109 – UPPER CARRYING HANDLE
[b]
[a]
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The new SIDE HANDLE has been equipped with a
tilting device which allows to pivot the ORIENTABLE
VIEWFINDER from one side of the camera to the other,
when top-loaded 1000 ft magazines are mounted.
After softly pressing the release lever [A], the upper part
of the SIDE HANDLE can be tilted forward in order to
give way to the bent viewfinder. When the viewfinder
is on the other side, the upper part of the handle can be
put upright again; it then locks automatically.
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[c] Threaded sockets
[d] Gauged boreholes
Use the SIDE HANDLE when a MAGAZINE is
attached to the camera top. Slide this handle onto the
dove tail bracket [3] and tighten it with the knurled
screw [a]. Screw the lower part of the handle into the
rosette [21] with fixing screw [b]. This screw has a
latch that permits easier handling.
Fig. 111 – SIDE HANDLE
[c]
[d]
[3]
[a]
[b] [21]
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The new SIDE HANDLE has been equipped with a
tilting device which allows to pivot the ORIENTABLE
VIEWFINDER from one side of the camera to the other,
when top-loaded 1000 ft magazines are mounted.
After softly pressing the release lever [A], the upper part
of the SIDE HANDLE can be tilted forward in order to
give way to the bent viewfinder. When the viewfinder
is on the other side, the upper part of the handle can be
put upright again; it then locks automatically.
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[c] Threaded sockets
[d] Gauged boreholes
Use the SIDE HANDLE when a MAGAZINE is
attached to the camera top. Slide this handle onto the
dove tail bracket [3] and tighten it with the knurled
screw [a]. Screw the lower part of the handle into the
rosette [21] with fixing screw [b]. This screw has a
latch that permits easier handling.
Fig. 111 – SIDE HANDLE
[c]
[d]
[3]
[a]
[b] [21]
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Caution:
Do not forget to open the latch before mounting the
handle!
As soon as the rear handle has engaged, secure
the latch by turning clockwise the lever [b]!
Instead of a MAGAZINE, the REAR CARRYING
HANDLE can be attached to the camera in the same
way: open the latch [a] of the REAR LOAD ADAPTER,
mount the REAR CARRYING HANDLE on the rail [13]
and swing it forward toward the camera.
Fig. 115 – REAR CARRYING HANDLE
Fig. 116 – REAR CARRYING HANDLE
[a]
[b]
[13]
[b]
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An AUXILIARY HANDLE can be screwed into one of the
two threaded sockets [c] on top of the SIDE HANDLE.
Fig. 113 – AUXILIARY HANDLE
Fig. 114 – AUXILIARY HANDLE
The small AUXILIARY HANDLE, identical with that on page 131,
can be attached either vertically or horizontally with one M5
Allen screw [a] for easier handling.
[a]
[c]
[c]
[a]
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Caution:
Do not forget to open the latch before mounting the
handle!
As soon as the rear handle has engaged, secure
the latch by turning clockwise the lever [b]!
Instead of a MAGAZINE, the REAR CARRYING
HANDLE can be attached to the camera in the same
way: open the latch [a] of the REAR LOAD ADAPTER,
mount the REAR CARRYING HANDLE on the rail [13]
and swing it forward toward the camera.
Fig. 115 – REAR CARRYING HANDLE
Fig. 116 – REAR CARRYING HANDLE
[a]
[b]
[13]
[b]
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An AUXILIARY HANDLE can be screwed into one of the
two threaded sockets [c] on top of the SIDE HANDLE.
Fig. 113 – AUXILIARY HANDLE
Fig. 114 – AUXILIARY HANDLE
The small AUXILIARY HANDLE, identical with that on page 131,
can be attached either vertically or horizontally with one M5
Allen screw [a] for easier handling.
[a]
[c]
[c]
[a]
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For handheld operation, MOVIECAM offers an
ergonomically designed HANDGRIP with built-in
on/off button [a]. This button works like an
“alternating switch”: you can switch on the camera
with the handgrip button and switch it off with another
(e.g. that on the control board) and vice versa. The
HANDGRIP is screwed into the camera rosette [21]
with screw [b] whose mobile latch permits easier
handling. Due to the rosette joint, the HANDGRIP may
be attached firmly at any vertical angle.
Do not forget to connect the handgrip plug to the
on/off button outlet [1].
Fig. 118 – RIGHT HANDGRIP
[b]
[a]
[21]
[1]
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[c] Single latch and safety tab
Remove the HANDLE [a] of the 400/120 LIGHT-
WEIGHT MAGAZINE by unscrewing two M5 Allen
screws [b] to either further reduce the weight or to
attach special STEADICAM accessories.
See also page 98.
Fig. 117 – 400/120 MAG. CARRYING HANDLE
[c]
[b]
[a]
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For handheld operation, MOVIECAM offers an
ergonomically designed HANDGRIP with built-in
on/off button [a]. This button works like an
“alternating switch”: you can switch on the camera
with the handgrip button and switch it off with another
(e.g. that on the control board) and vice versa. The
HANDGRIP is screwed into the camera rosette [21]
with screw [b] whose mobile latch permits easier
handling. Due to the rosette joint, the HANDGRIP may
be attached firmly at any vertical angle.
Do not forget to connect the handgrip plug to the
on/off button outlet [1].
Fig. 118 – RIGHT HANDGRIP
[b]
[a]
[21]
[1]
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[c] Single latch and safety tab
Remove the HANDLE [a] of the 400/120 LIGHT-
WEIGHT MAGAZINE by unscrewing two M5 Allen
screws [b] to either further reduce the weight or to
attach special STEADICAM accessories.
See also page 98.
Fig. 117 – 400/120 MAG. CARRYING HANDLE
[c]
[b]
[a]
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MOVIECAM provides an additional HANDGRIP for
the camera left side that can be turned in any
direction. Slide the LEFT HANDGRIP onto the
SUPPORT RODS and tighten at both sides. To change
the handgrip position, lift both latches [a] and loosen
the screws [b] .
In the desired position, tighten the screws in both
rosette joints [c] and put the latches down again.
Caution: The left handgrip is only an additional
support – do n o t use as carrying handle (onesided
strain!).
Fig. 120 – LEFT HANDGRIP
[c]
[b]
[a]
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A further accessory, the RIGHT HANDGRIP
EXTENSION [a], permits to adjust the handgrip
position ergonomically. This extension facilitates the
simultaneous use of RIGHT HANDGRIP and STUDIO
FOLLOW FOCUS.
Fig. 119 – RIGHT HANDGRIP EXTENSION
[a]
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MOVIECAM provides an additional HANDGRIP for
the camera left side that can be turned in any
direction. Slide the LEFT HANDGRIP onto the
SUPPORT RODS and tighten at both sides. To change
the handgrip position, lift both latches [a] and loosen
the screws [b] .
In the desired position, tighten the screws in both
rosette joints [c] and put the latches down again.
Caution: The left handgrip is only an additional
support – do n o t use as carrying handle (onesided
strain!).
Fig. 120 – LEFT HANDGRIP
[c]
[b]
[a]
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A further accessory, the RIGHT HANDGRIP
EXTENSION [a], permits to adjust the handgrip
position ergonomically. This extension facilitates the
simultaneous use of RIGHT HANDGRIP and STUDIO
FOLLOW FOCUS.
Fig. 119 – RIGHT HANDGRIP EXTENSION
[a]
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The PADDED SHOULDER REST can be easily formed
to fit on each shoulder ergonomically. It is attached to
the CAMERA BODY with velcro adhesive strips [a]
and permits a comfortable handheld operation of the
MOVIECAM COMPACT. Both velcro parts must be
clean to ensure a good adhesive performance.
Regular cleaning or combing saves valuable time and
needless trouble.
Fig. 121 – PADDED SHOULDER REST
[a]
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The PADDED SHOULDER REST can be easily formed
to fit on each shoulder ergonomically. It is attached to
the CAMERA BODY with velcro adhesive strips [a]
and permits a comfortable handheld operation of the
MOVIECAM COMPACT. Both velcro parts must be
clean to ensure a good adhesive performance.
Regular cleaning or combing saves valuable time and
needless trouble.
Fig. 121 – PADDED SHOULDER REST
[a]
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In order to adjust the movement to the properties and
dimensions of the film material in use and at the same
time achieve an even more quiet and gentle film
transport, a PITCH ADJUSTMENT CONTROL has now
been built into the movement block of the COMPACT.
The PITCH ADJUSTMENT SCREW [Y] has no marks
and no buffer stop; the adjusting range is a whole turn
of the screw.
While the camera runs with normal frame speed
(24 - 25 fps) and the material to be used, with an M5
Allen screwdriver, by slowly turning clockwise or
counter-clockwise, the position is looked for in which the
camera runs most smoothly and quiet. This position is
just a small segment of a screw turn.
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[A] Movement block
[B] Lock lever for lower aperture plate
[C] Lower aperture plate
[D1] Upper aperture plate
[D2] Gate
[E] Handle of upper aperture plate
[F] Lock lever for upper aperture plate
[G] Front film guide
[H] Pressure plate
[I] Pressure block
[J] Lever of movement block
[K] Inching knob
[L1] Upper rear film guide
[L2] Lower rear film guide
[M1] Upper sprocket
[M2] Lower sprocket
[N] Lock lever for rear film guides
[O1] Upper buckle switch
[O2] Lower buckle switch
[P] Rear buckle switch
[X] Mounting rail for aperture plates
[Y] Pitch adjustment screw
Fig. 122 – INTERIOR OF THE CAMERA
[A][B]
[C]
[X]
[D2]
[D1]
[E]
[F] [G] [I] [O1] [L1]
[M1]
[M2]
[O2][L2]
[P]
[N]
[K]
[J]
[H]
[Y]
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In order to adjust the movement to the properties and
dimensions of the film material in use and at the same
time achieve an even more quiet and gentle film
transport, a PITCH ADJUSTMENT CONTROL has now
been built into the movement block of the COMPACT.
The PITCH ADJUSTMENT SCREW [Y] has no marks
and no buffer stop; the adjusting range is a whole turn
of the screw.
While the camera runs with normal frame speed
(24 - 25 fps) and the material to be used, with an M5
Allen screwdriver, by slowly turning clockwise or
counter-clockwise, the position is looked for in which the
camera runs most smoothly and quiet. This position is
just a small segment of a screw turn.
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[A] Movement block
[B] Lock lever for lower aperture plate
[C] Lower aperture plate
[D1] Upper aperture plate
[D2] Gate
[E] Handle of upper aperture plate
[F] Lock lever for upper aperture plate
[G] Front film guide
[H] Pressure plate
[I] Pressure block
[J] Lever of movement block
[K] Inching knob
[L1] Upper rear film guide
[L2] Lower rear film guide
[M1] Upper sprocket
[M2] Lower sprocket
[N] Lock lever for rear film guides
[O1] Upper buckle switch
[O2] Lower buckle switch
[P] Rear buckle switch
[X] Mounting rail for aperture plates
[Y] Pitch adjustment screw
Fig. 122 – INTERIOR OF THE CAMERA
[A][B]
[C]
[X]
[D2]
[D1]
[E]
[F] [G] [I] [O1] [L1]
[M1]
[M2]
[O2][L2]
[P]
[N]
[K]
[J]
[H]
[Y]
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The GROUND GLASS [a] of the MOVIECAM
COMPACT lies flat on top of the mirror shutter and has
a metal holder with a thread [b] in the right front
corner.
Use the MOVIECAM COMBITOOL [T4] to exchange
the GROUND GLASS as follows:
1. Disconnect the camera!
2. Open the camera door. Turn the inching knob [K]
to clear the mirror shutter out of the way.
3. Screw the MOVIECAM COMBITOOL into the
metal holder.
Fig. 125 – GROUND GLASS
[K]
[a] [b]
[T4]
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The MOVIECAM COMPACT is equipped with the same
ground glasses as the MOVIECAM SUPERAMERICA.
Ground glasses with the following markings are
available:
STANDARD 35 formats:
1 : 1.375 (Academy)
1 : 1.375 + TV............................[a]
1 : 1.375 + (camera + projector)
1 : 1.375 + 1 : 1.66
1 : 1.375 + 1 : 1.75
1 : 1.375 + 1 : 1.85
1 : 1.66
1 : 1.66 + TV
1 : 1.66 + 1 : 1.85
1 : 1.66 + 1 : 1.85 + TV
1 : 1.85
1 : 1.85 + TV .............................[b]
1 : 2.35 (scope)
SUPER 35 formats:
Superscope 35
Superscope 35 + TV
Super 1 : 1.85
Super 1 : 1.85 + TV.....................[c]
Fig. 124 – GROUND GLASSES
[a] [b]
[c]
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The GROUND GLASS [a] of the MOVIECAM
COMPACT lies flat on top of the mirror shutter and has
a metal holder with a thread [b] in the right front
corner.
Use the MOVIECAM COMBITOOL [T4] to exchange
the GROUND GLASS as follows:
1. Disconnect the camera!
2. Open the camera door. Turn the inching knob [K]
to clear the mirror shutter out of the way.
3. Screw the MOVIECAM COMBITOOL into the
metal holder.
Fig. 125 – GROUND GLASS
[K]
[a] [b]
[T4]
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The MOVIECAM COMPACT is equipped with the same
ground glasses as the MOVIECAM SUPERAMERICA.
Ground glasses with the following markings are
available:
STANDARD 35 formats:
1 : 1.375 (Academy)
1 : 1.375 + TV............................[a]
1 : 1.375 + (camera + projector)
1 : 1.375 + 1 : 1.66
1 : 1.375 + 1 : 1.75
1 : 1.375 + 1 : 1.85
1 : 1.66
1 : 1.66 + TV
1 : 1.66 + 1 : 1.85
1 : 1.66 + 1 : 1.85 + TV
1 : 1.85
1 : 1.85 + TV .............................[b]
1 : 2.35 (scope)
SUPER 35 formats:
Superscope 35
Superscope 35 + TV
Super 1 : 1.85
Super 1 : 1.85 + TV.....................[c]
Fig. 124 – GROUND GLASSES
[a] [b]
[c]
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Film gate with gate matte is integrated in the UPPER
APERTURE PLATE. Four APERTURE PLATES are
available:
1 : 1.33 Full aperture
1 : 1.375 Academy
1 : 1.66
1 : 1.85
These APERTURE PLATES are made of extremely hard
material; the film touches the plate only in the
perforation area. To avoid deposits, e.g. hairs or film
dust, the fine gate matte [a] in the UPPER APERTURE
PLATE is slightly recessed. The openings [b] for the
registration pins are located left and right of the gate.
A side guide rail [c] is attached to the aperture plate
right side. Clean the aperture plate carefully and
regularly – best with a vacuum cleaner. Only
when it is badly smudged – which will rarely be the
case when handled meticulously – should you clean it
very carefully with a small brush or an orangewood
stick.
Caution: Never ever lubricate the aperture plate!
Fig. 127 – UPPER APERTURE PLATE
[b]
[a]
[d]
[c]
[e]
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When the COMBITOOL sits tight, pull out the
GROUND GLASS gently.
4. Clean the GROUND GLASS gently with a brush or
vacuum cleaner.
Caution: Do not touch with fingers or a solid object!
Do not moisten or wipe!
5. When screwing the COMBITOOL in or out, hold
the ground glass holder [a] only.
6. Push the GROUND GLASS gently all the way in
until it rests against the stop and
unscrew the COMBITOOL.
Caution: Never place the ground glass on its edges.
Do not force!
Fig. 126 – GROUND GLASS
[a]
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Film gate with gate matte is integrated in the UPPER
APERTURE PLATE. Four APERTURE PLATES are
available:
1 : 1.33 Full aperture
1 : 1.375 Academy
1 : 1.66
1 : 1.85
These APERTURE PLATES are made of extremely hard
material; the film touches the plate only in the
perforation area. To avoid deposits, e.g. hairs or film
dust, the fine gate matte [a] in the UPPER APERTURE
PLATE is slightly recessed. The openings [b] for the
registration pins are located left and right of the gate.
A side guide rail [c] is attached to the aperture plate
right side. Clean the aperture plate carefully and
regularly – best with a vacuum cleaner. Only
when it is badly smudged – which will rarely be the
case when handled meticulously – should you clean it
very carefully with a small brush or an orangewood
stick.
Caution: Never ever lubricate the aperture plate!
Fig. 127 – UPPER APERTURE PLATE
[b]
[a]
[d]
[c]
[e]
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When the COMBITOOL sits tight, pull out the
GROUND GLASS gently.
4. Clean the GROUND GLASS gently with a brush or
vacuum cleaner.
Caution: Do not touch with fingers or a solid object!
Do not moisten or wipe!
5. When screwing the COMBITOOL in or out, hold
the ground glass holder [a] only.
6. Push the GROUND GLASS gently all the way in
until it rests against the stop and
unscrew the COMBITOOL.
Caution: Never place the ground glass on its edges.
Do not force!
Fig. 126 – GROUND GLASS
[a]
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Mount the UPPER APERTURE PLATE on the rail [X] and
press forward gently while lifting the small lever [F]
and bringing it back to its resting position (= lock)
again. You can insert the UPPER APERTURE PLATE only
parallel to the rail [X]!
Caution: In case the aperture plate is slanting, start
inserting again.
Fig. 129 – UPPER APERTURE PLATE
[F] [E]
[X]
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The image plane is located between the UPPER and
LOWER APERTURE PLATE and the front film guide.
Both APERTURE PLATES are attached to notched
brackets. For mounting, the UPPER APERTURE PLATE
has V-shaped notches at its top [d] and bottom [e]
edges (see page 149). These notches must be
absolutely clean to make sure the UPPER APERTURE
PLATE can be seated properly .
The V-shaped bottom edge of the UPPER APERTURE
PLATE, seated on the rail ([X] on page 144) is held by
a spring loaded lever. When removing the UPPER
APERTURE PLATE,
1. push back the movement by turning
lever [J] clockwise,
2. lift the small lever [F] and pull out UPPER
APERTURE PLATE by its handle [E].
Caution: Be careful not to damage aperture plate or
gate – this might have serious consequences!
Fig. 128 – UPPER APERTURE PLATE
[E] [J]
[F]
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Mount the UPPER APERTURE PLATE on the rail [X] and
press forward gently while lifting the small lever [F]
and bringing it back to its resting position (= lock)
again. You can insert the UPPER APERTURE PLATE only
parallel to the rail [X]!
Caution: In case the aperture plate is slanting, start
inserting again.
Fig. 129 – UPPER APERTURE PLATE
[F] [E]
[X]
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The image plane is located between the UPPER and
LOWER APERTURE PLATE and the front film guide.
Both APERTURE PLATES are attached to notched
brackets. For mounting, the UPPER APERTURE PLATE
has V-shaped notches at its top [d] and bottom [e]
edges (see page 149). These notches must be
absolutely clean to make sure the UPPER APERTURE
PLATE can be seated properly .
The V-shaped bottom edge of the UPPER APERTURE
PLATE, seated on the rail ([X] on page 144) is held by
a spring loaded lever. When removing the UPPER
APERTURE PLATE,
1. push back the movement by turning
lever [J] clockwise,
2. lift the small lever [F] and pull out UPPER
APERTURE PLATE by its handle [E].
Caution: Be careful not to damage aperture plate or
gate – this might have serious consequences!
Fig. 128 – UPPER APERTURE PLATE
[E] [J]
[F]
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To remove the LOWER APERTURE PLATE:
1. slide back the movement block by turning lever [J];
2. press the small lever [B] down;
3. hold the released APERTURE PLATE [C] at its base
and remove it.
To insert the LOWER APERTURE PLATE, follow the steps
described below:
1. Insert the LOWER APERTURE PLATE in the camera
below the movement block;
2. pull LOWER APERTURE PLATE up and swing slightly
toward camera front until it touches the rail [X].
3. Simultaneously, pull down the small lever [B] and
press the lower part of the LOWER APERTURE PLATE
in.
4. Lock the LOWER APERTURE PLATE in the camera by
releasing the spring loaded lever [B].
Fig. 131 – LOWER APERTURE PLATE
[J]
[X]
[C]
[B]
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Like the UPPER APERTURE PLATE, the LOWER one also
has V-shaped notches [a] at its top and bottom edges.
The LOWER APERTURE PLATE has two slots [b] for the
pulldown claws and some have a round window for
any markings.
Notches, slots and surface of the APERTURE PLATE
must always be clean – check regularly. Like the
UPPER APERTURE PLATE, the lower plate is attached to
notched brackets.
Fig. 130 – LOWER APERTURE PLATE
[a]
[a]
[b]
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To remove the LOWER APERTURE PLATE:
1. slide back the movement block by turning lever [J];
2. press the small lever [B] down;
3. hold the released APERTURE PLATE [C] at its base
and remove it.
To insert the LOWER APERTURE PLATE, follow the steps
described below:
1. Insert the LOWER APERTURE PLATE in the camera
below the movement block;
2. pull LOWER APERTURE PLATE up and swing slightly
toward camera front until it touches the rail [X].
3. Simultaneously, pull down the small lever [B] and
press the lower part of the LOWER APERTURE PLATE
in.
4. Lock the LOWER APERTURE PLATE in the camera by
releasing the spring loaded lever [B].
Fig. 131 – LOWER APERTURE PLATE
[J]
[X]
[C]
[B]
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Like the UPPER APERTURE PLATE, the LOWER one also
has V-shaped notches [a] at its top and bottom edges.
The LOWER APERTURE PLATE has two slots [b] for the
pulldown claws and some have a round window for
any markings.
Notches, slots and surface of the APERTURE PLATE
must always be clean – check regularly. Like the
UPPER APERTURE PLATE, the lower plate is attached to
notched brackets.
Fig. 130 – LOWER APERTURE PLATE
[a]
[a]
[b]
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The opening angle of the mirror shutter ranges from
45° to 180 ° . To check or adjust the mirror shutter
angle, proceed as follows:
1. Important:disconnect the camera.
2. Remove lens or cavity cap.
Fig. 133 – MIRROR SHUTTER
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In the center of the front film guide [G], there is an
opening for the PRESSURE PLATE [H]. This plate has
two raised surfaces [a] that hold the film in the gate
plane with a spring loaded pin.
Smudged surfaces inevitably cause film scratches! To
clean the pressure plate, remove it as described
below:
1. Swing the pressure block [I] backward.
2. Lift and remove the PRESSURE PLATE.
3. Check PRESSURE PLATE and both surfaces
thoroughly and – if necessary – clean them with lint-
free cloth or orangewood sticks. Clean also the
cavity at the rear of the PRESSURE PLATE.
The spring is pressed into this cavity. The spring
loaded steel pin [b] in the pressure block presses the
plate onto the film with a certain force.
When tapped lightly, the pin should move easily and
spring back to its former position.
Fig. 132 – PRESSURE PLATE
[b] [I]
[G]
[H]
[a]
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The opening angle of the mirror shutter ranges from
45° to 180 ° . To check or adjust the mirror shutter
angle, proceed as follows:
1. Important:disconnect the camera.
2. Remove lens or cavity cap.
Fig. 133 – MIRROR SHUTTER
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In the center of the front film guide [G], there is an
opening for the PRESSURE PLATE [H]. This plate has
two raised surfaces [a] that hold the film in the gate
plane with a spring loaded pin.
Smudged surfaces inevitably cause film scratches! To
clean the pressure plate, remove it as described
below:
1. Swing the pressure block [I] backward.
2. Lift and remove the PRESSURE PLATE.
3. Check PRESSURE PLATE and both surfaces
thoroughly and – if necessary – clean them with lint-
free cloth or orangewood sticks. Clean also the
cavity at the rear of the PRESSURE PLATE.
The spring is pressed into this cavity. The spring
loaded steel pin [b] in the pressure block presses the
plate onto the film with a certain force.
When tapped lightly, the pin should move easily and
spring back to its former position.
Fig. 132 – PRESSURE PLATE
[b] [I]
[G]
[H]
[a]
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[b]
[T4]
[a]
3. Advance mirror shutter [a] with inching knob [K]
until shutter angle mark [b] is visible in the lens
mount.
4. Insert the MOVIECAM COMBITOOL [T4] in the
small opening below this mark and turn it until you
get the desired mirror shutter angle marked on the
scale [b].
The mirror shutter has 6 positive stops for the following
shutter angles:
45°, 90°, 120°, 144°, 172,8°, 180°.
Fig. 134 – MIRROR SHUTTER
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Notes:
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[b]
[T4]
[a]
3. Advance mirror shutter [a] with inching knob [K]
until shutter angle mark [b] is visible in the lens
mount.
4. Insert the MOVIECAM COMBITOOL [T4] in the
small opening below this mark and turn it until you
get the desired mirror shutter angle marked on the
scale [b].
The mirror shutter has 6 positive stops for the following
shutter angles:
45°, 90°, 120°, 144°, 172,8°, 180°.
Fig. 134 – MIRROR SHUTTER
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The camera is powered either by the MOVIECAM
POWER SUPPLY UNIT or a MOVIECAM BATTERY
BLOCK.
A stabilized 24 V (direct current) outlet, a 110 V /
220 V (alternating current) outlet and a lead battery
charger are integrated in the POWER SUPPLY UNIT.
Caution:
Prior to connecting the power supply unit with the
mains, check the given voltage and, if necessary,
adjust the selector at the power supply unit rear
accordingly!
When the camera is connected, you can
simultaneously charge a BATTERY BLOCK. You have
to switch on the main button [a] of the POWER
SUPPLY UNIT not only to operate the camera (switch
lights red), but also when the POWER SUPPLY UNIT
serves as battery charger. Charging needs approx.
46 hours and is indicated by a green diode [d]
lighting up. It fades out when the battery is fully
charged. Start charging by pressing the small button
charge [c].
Use the plug socket [e], secured by a 2 A automatic
fuse, to charge a second BATTERY BLOCK via its
integrated charger or to supply e.g. an “Obie light”
(max. 300 W / 220 V) or a video recorder.
At the POWER SUPPLY UNIT rear, there are the
voltage selectorand the glass fuse 2 A slow
(5 x 20 mm).
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[a] Main switch
[b] Camera supply 24 V / 8 A stabilized
[c] Charge start button
[d] Charger control LED
[e] Plug socket 110 V or 220 V
[f] Battery charger 24 V / 1,3 A
[g] Connector 110 / 220 V – 50 / 60 Hz
[h] Fuse
rear side 1 x 2 A glass fuse
front side 8 A automatic fuse
2 A automatic fuse
2 A automatic fuse
2 A automatic fuse
The MOVIECAM COMPACT is operated with a
constant voltage of 24 V. Under normal working
conditions (approx. 25° C / color film in 1.000/300
MAGAZINE / 24 fps / READOUT / MOVIELITE /
COLOR VIDEOCAMERA / COLOR ASSIST
MONITOR, the camera consumes 2,5 A.
The BAT diode lights up in case the voltage drops
below 20,5 V
The integrated, thermostatically controlled heating
elements need approx. 20 W, even when the camera
is not running.
Fig. 135 – CAMERA POWER SUPPLY UNIT
[b] [c]
[d]
[a]
[g]
[e]
[f]
[h]
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The camera is powered either by the MOVIECAM
POWER SUPPLY UNIT or a MOVIECAM BATTERY
BLOCK.
A stabilized 24 V (direct current) outlet, a 110 V /
220 V (alternating current) outlet and a lead battery
charger are integrated in the POWER SUPPLY UNIT.
Caution:
Prior to connecting the power supply unit with the
mains, check the given voltage and, if necessary,
adjust the selector at the power supply unit rear
accordingly!
When the camera is connected, you can
simultaneously charge a BATTERY BLOCK. You have
to switch on the main button [a] of the POWER
SUPPLY UNIT not only to operate the camera (switch
lights red), but also when the POWER SUPPLY UNIT
serves as battery charger. Charging needs approx.
46 hours and is indicated by a green diode [d]
lighting up. It fades out when the battery is fully
charged. Start charging by pressing the small button
charge [c].
Use the plug socket [e], secured by a 2 A automatic
fuse, to charge a second BATTERY BLOCK via its
integrated charger or to supply e.g. an “Obie light”
(max. 300 W / 220 V) or a video recorder.
At the POWER SUPPLY UNIT rear, there are the
voltage selectorand the glass fuse 2 A slow
(5 x 20 mm).
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[a] Main switch
[b] Camera supply 24 V / 8 A stabilized
[c] Charge start button
[d] Charger control LED
[e] Plug socket 110 V or 220 V
[f] Battery charger 24 V / 1,3 A
[g] Connector 110 / 220 V – 50 / 60 Hz
[h] Fuse
rear side 1 x 2 A glass fuse
front side 8 A automatic fuse
2 A automatic fuse
2 A automatic fuse
2 A automatic fuse
The MOVIECAM COMPACT is operated with a
constant voltage of 24 V. Under normal working
conditions (approx. 25° C / color film in 1.000/300
MAGAZINE / 24 fps / READOUT / MOVIELITE /
COLOR VIDEOCAMERA / COLOR ASSIST
MONITOR, the camera consumes 2,5 A.
The BAT diode lights up in case the voltage drops
below 20,5 V
The integrated, thermostatically controlled heating
elements need approx. 20 W, even when the camera
is not running.
Fig. 135 – CAMERA POWER SUPPLY UNIT
[b] [c]
[d]
[a]
[g]
[e]
[f]
[h]
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MOVIECAM provides two special coiled cables:
The blue cable connects the mains with the POWER
SUPPLY UNIT. The red cable connects the POWER
SUPPLY UNIT or a BATTERY BLOCK with the
COMPACT .
Both coiled cables may be stretched up to approx.
2,5m. Do not overstretch!
As the voltage may drop up to 1 V per cable length
(depending on the power consumption of the camera),
do not use a longer cable.
The camera cable [a] can be easily plugged into the
sloped connector [16].
The leverage caused by connector length and cable
weight resp. strain might damage the socket attachment.
Therefore it is recommended to protect it against tension,
e.g. by attaching the cable at the fluid or geared head.
Below the connector there is a fuse mount that can be
removed with a screwdriver.
Glass fuse: 6,3 A slow, 5 x 20mm
Fig. 137 – CAMERA POWER SUPPLY
[11] Magazine
connector
[16] Power
receptacle
[a] Camera
power cable
with 4-pin
XLR plug
[17] Fuse mount
[11]
[17]
[16]
[a]
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The 7 Ah 24 V DC MOVIECAM BATTERY BLOCK is
an assembly of lead cells.
To charge, either connect the BATTERY BLOCK to the
POWER SUPPLY UNIT charger or use the built-in
charger.
The built-in charger [c] operates with 220 V.
Caution: Prior to operating the built-in charger with
a different voltage, contact the rental house!
The green LED [b] lights up during charging period.
After the BATTERY BLOCK has been fully charged, in
approximately 6 hours, the charger switches off and
the LED extinguishes.
To operate the MOVIECAM COMPACT, plug the red
camera cable into the 24 V outlet [a].
Fig. 136 MOVIECAM BATTERY BLOCK
[a] [b]
[c]
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MOVIECAM provides two special coiled cables:
The blue cable connects the mains with the POWER
SUPPLY UNIT. The red cable connects the POWER
SUPPLY UNIT or a BATTERY BLOCK with the
COMPACT .
Both coiled cables may be stretched up to approx.
2,5m. Do not overstretch!
As the voltage may drop up to 1 V per cable length
(depending on the power consumption of the camera),
do not use a longer cable.
The camera cable [a] can be easily plugged into the
sloped connector [16].
The leverage caused by connector length and cable
weight resp. strain might damage the socket attachment.
Therefore it is recommended to protect it against tension,
e.g. by attaching the cable at the fluid or geared head.
Below the connector there is a fuse mount that can be
removed with a screwdriver.
Glass fuse: 6,3 A slow, 5 x 20mm
Fig. 137 – CAMERA POWER SUPPLY
[11] Magazine
connector
[16] Power
receptacle
[a] Camera
power cable
with 4-pin
XLR plug
[17] Fuse mount
[11]
[17]
[16]
[a]
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The 7 Ah 24 V DC MOVIECAM BATTERY BLOCK is
an assembly of lead cells.
To charge, either connect the BATTERY BLOCK to the
POWER SUPPLY UNIT charger or use the built-in
charger.
The built-in charger [c] operates with 220 V.
Caution: Prior to operating the built-in charger with
a different voltage, contact the rental house!
The green LED [b] lights up during charging period.
After the BATTERY BLOCK has been fully charged, in
approximately 6 hours, the charger switches off and
the LED extinguishes.
To operate the MOVIECAM COMPACT, plug the red
camera cable into the 24 V outlet [a].
Fig. 136 MOVIECAM BATTERY BLOCK
[a] [b]
[c]
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Notes:
165
The MOVIECAM DC-DC converter stabilizes the
battery voltage to the maximum performance for the
COMPACT.
The input range is 18 – 36 V dc
The output range is 24 – 28 V dc
The max. output power is 150 W.
Operation:
1. plug the battery cable to the power receptacle at
the base of the unit,
2. adjust the desired voltage, e.g. 24 V, by means of
a 2mm screw driver introduced in the little hole on
the top of the unit [a],
3. connect the Adjustable Voltage Stabilizer to the
camera,
4. A strap [b] should help you securing the Stabilizer
in order to prevent any restriction of the camera’s
and operator’s movement.
Fig. 138 – ADJUSTABLE VOLTAGE STABILIZER
to camera
[a] [b]
from battery
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Notes:
165
The MOVIECAM DC-DC converter stabilizes the
battery voltage to the maximum performance for the
COMPACT.
The input range is 18 – 36 V dc
The output range is 24 – 28 V dc
The max. output power is 150 W.
Operation:
1. plug the battery cable to the power receptacle at
the base of the unit,
2. adjust the desired voltage, e.g. 24 V, by means of
a 2mm screw driver introduced in the little hole on
the top of the unit [a],
3. connect the Adjustable Voltage Stabilizer to the
camera,
4. A strap [b] should help you securing the Stabilizer
in order to prevent any restriction of the camera’s
and operator’s movement.
Fig. 138 – ADJUSTABLE VOLTAGE STABILIZER
to camera
[a] [b]
from battery
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CHAPTER 9
THREADING FILM IN THE COMPACT
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IN THE COMPACT
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4. Pull film loop (approx. 20cm / 8") out of magazine.
5a. With the TOP MOUNT ADAPTER:
Attach magazine mounting claw to the adapter
mounting rail [c]. Insert film loop in camera.
5b. With the REAR MOUNT ADAPTER:
Attach magazine mounting claw to the camera
body mounting rail [13]. Insert film loop in
camera.
6. Grab the film loop and swing magazine forward
toward camera body until it engages in the
latch [a].
Caution: The latch must be open! Do not crimp or
fold the film!
Do not forget: Lock the magazine on the camera by
turning the rear mount adapter locking lever
clockwise or by pulling the top mount adapter
locking lever forward.
Fig. 140 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[c]
[a]
[13]
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1. Open camera door.
2. Bring the movement to its rear position
by turning the lever [J] clockwise.
3. Swing away the rear film guides [L1] + [L2] by
lifting the lever [N].
Fig. 139 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[L1]
[J]
[N]
[L2]
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4. Pull film loop (approx. 20cm / 8") out of magazine.
5a. With the TOP MOUNT ADAPTER:
Attach magazine mounting claw to the adapter
mounting rail [c]. Insert film loop in camera.
5b. With the REAR MOUNT ADAPTER:
Attach magazine mounting claw to the camera
body mounting rail [13]. Insert film loop in
camera.
6. Grab the film loop and swing magazine forward
toward camera body until it engages in the
latch [a].
Caution: The latch must be open! Do not crimp or
fold the film!
Do not forget: Lock the magazine on the camera by
turning the rear mount adapter locking lever
clockwise or by pulling the top mount adapter
locking lever forward.
Fig. 140 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[c]
[a]
[13]
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1. Open camera door.
2. Bring the movement to its rear position
by turning the lever [J] clockwise.
3. Swing away the rear film guides [L1] + [L2] by
lifting the lever [N].
Fig. 139 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[L1]
[J]
[N]
[L2]
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8. Swing rear film guides [L1] + [L2] toward the
sprockets [M1] + [M2] by lowering the lever [N].
Caution: Sprocket tooths must engage properly in
perforation!
Fig. 142 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[L1] [M1]
[N]
[M2]
[L2]
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7. Move film loop toward film gate and insert it
between film guides [L1] + [L2] and
sprockets [M1] + [M2].
Then thread film between aperture plates and
movement block in a not too narrow loop.
Caution: As soon as you connect the camera, the
film winders are shortly activated to tighten the film.
Turning the inching knob [K] also activates these
winders. To avoid this when loading film, just lift or
lower the rear buckle switch [P].
Fig. 141 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[L1] [M1]
[K]
[P]
[M2]
[L2]
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8. Swing rear film guides [L1] + [L2] toward the
sprockets [M1] + [M2] by lowering the lever [N].
Caution: Sprocket tooths must engage properly in
perforation!
Fig. 142 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[L1] [M1]
[N]
[M2]
[L2]
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7. Move film loop toward film gate and insert it
between film guides [L1] + [L2] and
sprockets [M1] + [M2].
Then thread film between aperture plates and
movement block in a not too narrow loop.
Caution: As soon as you connect the camera, the
film winders are shortly activated to tighten the film.
Turning the inching knob [K] also activates these
winders. To avoid this when loading film, just lift or
lower the rear buckle switch [P].
Fig. 141 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[L1] [M1]
[K]
[P]
[M2]
[L2]
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11. Form upper film loop to the LOOP mark [C1]
engraved on the rear side of the camera interior
by depressing and turning the sprocket
button [M1].
Fig. 145 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[M1]
[C1]
[b] [K]
10. To adjust loop length, turn inching knob [K] to
the position (dot) marked LOOP [b].
Fig. 144 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[b] [K]
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9. Turn the lever [J] with one hand gently
counter-clockwise to move the movement
block [A] into its front position.
Simultaneously, turn inching knob [K]
with the other hand to the left and right within
the range of the twist mark [a] to engage the
pulldown claws gently and properly in the
film perforations. Only then lock the movement
block by further turning the lever [J] counter-
clockwise until it engages in its front position.
Fig. 143 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[J]
[a]
[A] [K]
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11. Form upper film loop to the LOOP mark [C1]
engraved on the rear side of the camera interior
by depressing and turning the sprocket
button [M1].
Fig. 145 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[M1]
[C1]
[b] [K]
10. To adjust loop length, turn inching knob [K] to
the position (dot) marked LOOP [b].
Fig. 144 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[b] [K]
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9. Turn the lever [J] with one hand gently
counter-clockwise to move the movement
block [A] into its front position.
Simultaneously, turn inching knob [K]
with the other hand to the left and right within
the range of the twist mark [a] to engage the
pulldown claws gently and properly in the
film perforations. Only then lock the movement
block by further turning the lever [J] counter-
clockwise until it engages in its front position.
Fig. 143 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[J]
[a]
[A] [K]
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14. To conduct a test run, run camera shortly at its
regular frame speed.
15. When closing the camera door, care should be
taken that the camera interior is clean and the
door lock is flush with the door.
Fig. 148 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
TOP MOUNTED MAGAZINE
REAR MOUNTED MAGAZINE
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12. Repeat this procedure with the lower film
loop [C2] + [M2].
Fig. 146 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[b]
[M2][C2]
13. Turn the buckle switch [P] to its center position
and check film transport by turning the inching
knob [K]. Film should always be tightened now
by the winders. If not, check that the locking
levers and buckle switches are in the shooting
position.
Fig. 147 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[P]
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14. To conduct a test run, run camera shortly at its
regular frame speed.
15. When closing the camera door, care should be
taken that the camera interior is clean and the
door lock is flush with the door.
Fig. 148 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
TOP MOUNTED MAGAZINE
REAR MOUNTED MAGAZINE
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12. Repeat this procedure with the lower film
loop [C2] + [M2].
Fig. 146 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[b]
[M2][C2]
13. Turn the buckle switch [P] to its center position
and check film transport by turning the inching
knob [K]. Film should always be tightened now
by the winders. If not, check that the locking
levers and buckle switches are in the shooting
position.
Fig. 147 – THREADING FILM IN THE CAMERA
[P]
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When manually switching off the camera, the
electronic system of the MOVIECAM COMPACT.
automatically sets the mirror shutter to “viewing position”.
To inspect the gate without opening the camera, set the
mirror shutter to shooting position by pressing the dust
check knob [9]. Inspect the gate by either shining a
flashlight through the lens or removing the lens.
By pressing the dust check knob, the letters dc are
displayed on the camera control board and the
READOUT resp. REMOTE CONTROL BOX. The camera
can then be switched on only after pressing the dust
check knob once again, which sets the mirror shutter to
“viewing position”.
Caution:
Before cleaning the film gate (with great care!),
disconnect the camera to prevent possible accidents
or damage.
When the camera is connected again, the electronic
system is automatically reset (“stand by” mode); the
mirror shutter, however, remains in the shooting
position and can be moved by either pressing the
dust check knob or switching on the camera.
Fig. 150 – DUST CHECK
[9]
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A lever [12], attached with a velcro strip [a], locks the
camera door [b]. Move the lever toward the door until
it is flush with the door. The velcro has to be absolutely
clean; otherwise the lever – and thus the door – might
open accidentally.
Fig. 149 – CAMERA DOOR AND LOCK
[12]
[a]
[b]
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When manually switching off the camera, the
electronic system of the MOVIECAM COMPACT.
automatically sets the mirror shutter to “viewing position”.
To inspect the gate without opening the camera, set the
mirror shutter to shooting position by pressing the dust
check knob [9]. Inspect the gate by either shining a
flashlight through the lens or removing the lens.
By pressing the dust check knob, the letters dc are
displayed on the camera control board and the
READOUT resp. REMOTE CONTROL BOX. The camera
can then be switched on only after pressing the dust
check knob once again, which sets the mirror shutter to
“viewing position”.
Caution:
Before cleaning the film gate (with great care!),
disconnect the camera to prevent possible accidents
or damage.
When the camera is connected again, the electronic
system is automatically reset (“stand by” mode); the
mirror shutter, however, remains in the shooting
position and can be moved by either pressing the
dust check knob or switching on the camera.
Fig. 150 – DUST CHECK
[9]
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A lever [12], attached with a velcro strip [a], locks the
camera door [b]. Move the lever toward the door until
it is flush with the door. The velcro has to be absolutely
clean; otherwise the lever – and thus the door – might
open accidentally.
Fig. 149 – CAMERA DOOR AND LOCK
[12]
[a]
[b]
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AND IRIS CONTROL
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AND IRIS CONTROL
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As usual when mounting any “electronic” accessory,
disconnect the camera! Remove the accessory plug
cover [13] which is then held to the camera body by
two small cords. Attach the ACCESSORY BOX with
the latch [c] to the upper rail [a] and swing it toward
the camera until the connectors pop into place.
This rail at the bottom serves as additional fixing
device for the boxes and at the same time helps to
prevent the sometimes occuring rattle of the accessory
plug cover hanging on woven ribbons. As soon as an
ACCESSORY BOX is mounted to the camera, the
cover is put onto the new rail and thus fixes the box.
Fig. 153/154 – ACCESSORY BOXES
[a]
[c]
[b] [13]
[13]
When mounting the cover again, care should be
taken that both locating pins [b] engage easily in the
gauged boreholes. When the cover sits tight on the
camera body, the display is reset to 0and the
camera is ready for operation.
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MOVIECAM provides three ACCESSORY BOXES for the
COMPACT that can be mounted to the camera right
side after removing the cover plate “accessory plug”
[18]. When no ACCESSORY BOX is mounted, the
accessory plug must be covered by this cover plate. If
this is not the case, the fps display [23] of the control
board and the READOUT or REMOTE CONTROL BOX
will read 1.0 instead of 0(= stand-by camera), and
you cannot run the camera. This warning is activated by
a microswitch [a] under the accessory plug cover.
Fig. 151/152 – ACCESSORY PLUG
[23]
[18]
[a] Microswitch
[c] Accessory box
receptacle
[23]
[c] [b]
[a]
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As usual when mounting any “electronic” accessory,
disconnect the camera! Remove the accessory plug
cover [13] which is then held to the camera body by
two small cords. Attach the ACCESSORY BOX with
the latch [c] to the upper rail [a] and swing it toward
the camera until the connectors pop into place.
This rail at the bottom serves as additional fixing
device for the boxes and at the same time helps to
prevent the sometimes occuring rattle of the accessory
plug cover hanging on woven ribbons. As soon as an
ACCESSORY BOX is mounted to the camera, the
cover is put onto the new rail and thus fixes the box.
Fig. 153/154 – ACCESSORY BOXES
[a]
[c]
[b] [13]
[13]
When mounting the cover again, care should be
taken that both locating pins [b] engage easily in the
gauged boreholes. When the cover sits tight on the
camera body, the display is reset to 0and the
camera is ready for operation.
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MOVIECAM provides three ACCESSORY BOXES for the
COMPACT that can be mounted to the camera right
side after removing the cover plate “accessory plug”
[18]. When no ACCESSORY BOX is mounted, the
accessory plug must be covered by this cover plate. If
this is not the case, the fps display [23] of the control
board and the READOUT or REMOTE CONTROL BOX
will read 1.0 instead of 0(= stand-by camera), and
you cannot run the camera. This warning is activated by
a microswitch [a] under the accessory plug cover.
Fig. 151/152 – ACCESSORY PLUG
[23]
[18]
[a] Microswitch
[c] Accessory box
receptacle
[23]
[c] [b]
[a]
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Example 2:
The possibility of synchronizing the MOVIECAM
COMPACT with TV and computer screens is limited
when no cable connection or accessory is used!
Handling:
Choose frame speed: with a frequency of
50 Hz – 25 fps, with 60 Hz – 30 fps.
Switch on the film-loaded camera and shift the image
separation bar on the TV or computer screen toward
the bottom of the viewfinder image by pressing the
t.up/bar button ([25] on the control board (fig. 6,
page 21)). As long as the bar remains in this position,
it is not visible on film.
Caution:
Due to the relative instability of video signals,
synchronizing the MOVIECAM COMPACT without
accesory can only hold for some time. Longer
“videosync” settings are difficult!
The sync setting without syncobox can not
automatically be repeated; you have to re-adjust the
phase position after each start.
Example 3:
Synchronization with a projector without cable
connection.
Handling:
Set the camera´s frame speed to that of the projector,
e.g. 24 fps. Run the camera and press the t.up/bar
button until the projected picture appears in the
viewfinder as dark as possible. Synchronization is
given as long as both devices are switched on.
Precondition: projector with a stabilized drive.
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The drive of the MOVIECAM COMPACT has an
integrated crystal control with a tolerance smaller than
1/4of the image height per 1000 ft film roll.
This crystal controls all film speeds from 12 to 32 fps.
Inputs outside this range are signalled by either 12 or
32 flashing in the display on camera and READOUT
resp. REMOTE CONTROL BOX.
As long as the camera is not running with the preset
frame speed, e.g. during its start-up (approx. 1,3 sec.
to 24 fps), the Sync warning light blinks on the
READOUT or REMOTE CONTROL BOX. According to
the requirements, the camera can be controlled either
with the integrated crystal control or with an external
device.
SYNCHRONIZATION
Example 1:
Synchronization with an audio tape recorder
When the audio tape recorder has its own crystal
control, both devices work synchronously. When the
MOVIECAM COMPACT is controlled with an external
sync signal, the audio tape recorder also has to be
controlled with this signal. A PILOT CABLE connection
is necessary between camera (“Fischer” connector
syncout on the camera control board) and audio tape
recorder.
Tip:
When collecting the camera equipment, it is
recommended to take also a MOVIECAM.
PILOT CABLE with “Fischer” and “Binder/ Tuchel” (for
NAGRA) connector.
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Example 2:
The possibility of synchronizing the MOVIECAM
COMPACT with TV and computer screens is limited
when no cable connection or accessory is used!
Handling:
Choose frame speed: with a frequency of
50 Hz – 25 fps, with 60 Hz – 30 fps.
Switch on the film-loaded camera and shift the image
separation bar on the TV or computer screen toward
the bottom of the viewfinder image by pressing the
t.up/bar button ([25] on the control board (fig. 6,
page 21)). As long as the bar remains in this position,
it is not visible on film.
Caution:
Due to the relative instability of video signals,
synchronizing the MOVIECAM COMPACT without
accesory can only hold for some time. Longer
“videosync” settings are difficult!
The sync setting without syncobox can not
automatically be repeated; you have to re-adjust the
phase position after each start.
Example 3:
Synchronization with a projector without cable
connection.
Handling:
Set the camera´s frame speed to that of the projector,
e.g. 24 fps. Run the camera and press the t.up/bar
button until the projected picture appears in the
viewfinder as dark as possible. Synchronization is
given as long as both devices are switched on.
Precondition: projector with a stabilized drive.
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The drive of the MOVIECAM COMPACT has an
integrated crystal control with a tolerance smaller than
1/4of the image height per 1000 ft film roll.
This crystal controls all film speeds from 12 to 32 fps.
Inputs outside this range are signalled by either 12 or
32 flashing in the display on camera and READOUT
resp. REMOTE CONTROL BOX.
As long as the camera is not running with the preset
frame speed, e.g. during its start-up (approx. 1,3 sec.
to 24 fps), the Sync warning light blinks on the
READOUT or REMOTE CONTROL BOX. According to
the requirements, the camera can be controlled either
with the integrated crystal control or with an external
device.
SYNCHRONIZATION
Example 1:
Synchronization with an audio tape recorder
When the audio tape recorder has its own crystal
control, both devices work synchronously. When the
MOVIECAM COMPACT is controlled with an external
sync signal, the audio tape recorder also has to be
controlled with this signal. A PILOT CABLE connection
is necessary between camera (“Fischer” connector
syncout on the camera control board) and audio tape
recorder.
Tip:
When collecting the camera equipment, it is
recommended to take also a MOVIECAM.
PILOT CABLE with “Fischer” and “Binder/ Tuchel” (for
NAGRA) connector.
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Apart from an exact and repeatable synchronization of
the MOVIECAM COMPACT with video and computer
images, the camera may also be synchronized with
generators, other film cameras, front and rear
projectors etc. The SYNCOBOX can process any 5 V
SYNC signal (TTL) or video norm signal (1 Vpp).
The frame speed input at the control board and the
crystal control of the MOVIECAM COMPACT are
inactivated by mounting the SYNCOBOX.
Caution: Mount the syncobox to a disconnected
camera only!
[A] Fps digits – control board
This input unit allows to choose a frame speed
with an accuracy of 0.001 fps.
[B] INT display
Crystal control of the MOVIECAM COMPACT
is indicated by the red INT diode.
Fig. 155 – THE SYNCOBOX
[L]
[K]
[J][I][H]
[G]
[F][E][D]
[C]
[B]
[A]
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Example 4:
Synchronization at a frame speed of 24 fps with
discharging (pulsating) lamps, e.g. HMI lamps, with a
frequency of 50 Hz is not possible.
By closing the mirror shutter to 172,8°, however, the
flickering is reduced so that it is hardly discernible any
more.
Recommendable combinations:
60 Hz 144° 24 fps
50 Hz 172,8° 24 fps
48 Hz 180° 24 fps
50 Hz 180° 25 fps
SELECT PILOT
NC-50 Hz
GND-60Hz
CLAPPER for NAGRA
TRP/ 1,7 m SEC
PILOT (5V AC, PEAK-PEAK)
selectable
50Hz at 25 FPS, 24 FPS
60 Hz at 24 FPS
GND (Ground, Return for Pilot)
1
2
3
4
5
2 4
5
1
FISCHER D 103 A 054
female Top View
3
CAMERA CONTROL PANEL/SYNC OUT
PILOT (50 or 60 Hz)
MOVIECAM
SYNC INPUT
SYNC OUT
NAGRA
CRYSTAL
GND
CLAPPER
Plug type: FISCHER S 103 A 054 BINDER 680-1-9-0309-00-04
male male
MOVIECAM PILOT CABLE FOR NAGRA IV PLUG
Bottom view
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Apart from an exact and repeatable synchronization of
the MOVIECAM COMPACT with video and computer
images, the camera may also be synchronized with
generators, other film cameras, front and rear
projectors etc. The SYNCOBOX can process any 5 V
SYNC signal (TTL) or video norm signal (1 Vpp).
The frame speed input at the control board and the
crystal control of the MOVIECAM COMPACT are
inactivated by mounting the SYNCOBOX.
Caution: Mount the syncobox to a disconnected
camera only!
[A] Fps digits – control board
This input unit allows to choose a frame speed
with an accuracy of 0.001 fps.
[B] INT display
Crystal control of the MOVIECAM COMPACT
is indicated by the red INT diode.
Fig. 155 – THE SYNCOBOX
[L]
[K]
[J][I][H]
[G]
[F][E][D]
[C]
[B]
[A]
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Example 4:
Synchronization at a frame speed of 24 fps with
discharging (pulsating) lamps, e.g. HMI lamps, with a
frequency of 50 Hz is not possible.
By closing the mirror shutter to 172,8°, however, the
flickering is reduced so that it is hardly discernible any
more.
Recommendable combinations:
60 Hz 144° 24 fps
50 Hz 172,8° 24 fps
48 Hz 180° 24 fps
50 Hz 180° 25 fps
SELECT PILOT
NC-50 Hz
GND-60Hz
CLAPPER for NAGRA
TRP/ 1,7 m SEC
PILOT (5V AC, PEAK-PEAK)
selectable
50Hz at 25 FPS, 24 FPS
60 Hz at 24 FPS
GND (Ground, Return for Pilot)
1
2
3
4
5
2 4
5
1
FISCHER D 103 A 054
female Top View
3
CAMERA CONTROL PANEL/SYNC OUT
PILOT (50 or 60 Hz)
MOVIECAM
SYNC INPUT
SYNC OUT
NAGRA
CRYSTAL
GND
CLAPPER
Plug type: FISCHER S 103 A 054 BINDER 680-1-9-0309-00-04
male male
MOVIECAM PILOT CABLE FOR NAGRA IV PLUG
Bottom view
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In a slot on top of the SYNCOBOX, there is a
connector [L] for modules – see figure 154 – that are
stuck into the box and fixed with two M 2,5 screws.
You may choose between the following nine modules
to synchronize the MOVIECAM COMPACT for the
various applications:
24 Hz – 24 fps
25 Hz – 25 fps
30 Hz – 30 fps
48 Hz – 24 fps
50 Hz – 25 fps
60 Hz – 24 fps
60 Hz – 30 fps
72 Hz – 24 fps
75 Hz – 25 fps
According to the local frequency, the suitable module,
e.g. 60 Hz, and then the frame speed, e.g. 24 or
30 fps, are chosen.
Fig. 156 – STICK-IN MODULES
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[C] INT/EXT switch
Change between internal crystal control and an
external control with this switch.
[D] EXT display
The green diode EXT lights up when an external
SYNC signal controls the camera.
[E] SYNC connector
Various external synchronization devices, e.g.
MAINS SYNC ADAPTER, are attached here.
[F] SYNC/VIDEO switch
Use this switch to change between SYNC signal
and VIDEO-SYNC signal.
[G] VIDEO connector
To control the camera, a SYNCOBOX board
separates the SYNC signal from the VIDEO signal.
[H] 0°/90° – switch
Use this switch to turn the phase 90°.
[I] MAN/AUTO switch
Use this switch to choose between automatic and
manual phase setting.
[J] Phase shift rotary knob
Needed to manually synchronize the phase
position of the mirror shutter with an external
phase.
[K] Running speed display
The five-digit running speed display shows the
actual frame speed of the running camera with
an accuracy of 0.001 fps.
[L] Stick-in module connector.
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In a slot on top of the SYNCOBOX, there is a
connector [L] for modules – see figure 154 – that are
stuck into the box and fixed with two M 2,5 screws.
You may choose between the following nine modules
to synchronize the MOVIECAM COMPACT for the
various applications:
24 Hz – 24 fps
25 Hz – 25 fps
30 Hz – 30 fps
48 Hz – 24 fps
50 Hz – 25 fps
60 Hz – 24 fps
60 Hz – 30 fps
72 Hz – 24 fps
75 Hz – 25 fps
According to the local frequency, the suitable module,
e.g. 60 Hz, and then the frame speed, e.g. 24 or
30 fps, are chosen.
Fig. 156 – STICK-IN MODULES
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[C] INT/EXT switch
Change between internal crystal control and an
external control with this switch.
[D] EXT display
The green diode EXT lights up when an external
SYNC signal controls the camera.
[E] SYNC connector
Various external synchronization devices, e.g.
MAINS SYNC ADAPTER, are attached here.
[F] SYNC/VIDEO switch
Use this switch to change between SYNC signal
and VIDEO-SYNC signal.
[G] VIDEO connector
To control the camera, a SYNCOBOX board
separates the SYNC signal from the VIDEO signal.
[H] 0°/90° – switch
Use this switch to turn the phase 90°.
[I] MAN/AUTO switch
Use this switch to choose between automatic and
manual phase setting.
[J] Phase shift rotary knob
Needed to manually synchronize the phase
position of the mirror shutter with an external
phase.
[K] Running speed display
The five-digit running speed display shows the
actual frame speed of the running camera with
an accuracy of 0.001 fps.
[L] Stick-in module connector.
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The MOVIECAM MAINS SYNC ADAPTER scans the
power frequency and its deviations. With a connecting
cable (4-pin “Fischer” connector), the SYNC pulses are
forwarded to the SYNCOBOX (connector [E]).
Even when the camera is switched on and off,
synchronization is maintained.
Handling: Disconnect camera from its power supply.
Mount the SYNCOBOX and connect camera again.
Set switch [C] to EXTERN.
Set switch [I] to AUTO.
Set switch [F] to SYNC.
Connect the MOVIECAM MAINS SYNC ADAPTER to
the generator and the cable to the SYNC connector of
the SYNCOBOX. Set frame speed by choosing the
stick-in module.
Caution: The camera has to be connected to either
power supply unit or battery block. The sync pulses
are used for synchronizing only!
Fig. 157 – THE MAINS SYNC ADAPTER
[I][F][E]
[C]
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Caution:
Only the modules with the red engraving are
suitable for the (new) syncobox provided with a
display.
The digits 1.0 on the camera display indicate that
the syncobox is not attached firmly enough to the
camera body.
The MOVIECAM mains sync adapter can be
connected to either a 110 V AC or 220 V AC outlet
without special setting.
Example 5:
Synchronizing the mirror shutter with the pulses of
discharging lamps (e.g. HMI lamps) powered by a
generator.
When HMI or fluorescent lamps are powered by a
generator that is not crystal controlled, frequency
variations might cause flickering. Therefore the mirror
shutter has to be synchronized with the generator
frequency. When using several generators, the mirror
shutter is synchronized with the generator that is used
to illuminate wide areas.
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The MOVIECAM MAINS SYNC ADAPTER scans the
power frequency and its deviations. With a connecting
cable (4-pin “Fischer” connector), the SYNC pulses are
forwarded to the SYNCOBOX (connector [E]).
Even when the camera is switched on and off,
synchronization is maintained.
Handling: Disconnect camera from its power supply.
Mount the SYNCOBOX and connect camera again.
Set switch [C] to EXTERN.
Set switch [I] to AUTO.
Set switch [F] to SYNC.
Connect the MOVIECAM MAINS SYNC ADAPTER to
the generator and the cable to the SYNC connector of
the SYNCOBOX. Set frame speed by choosing the
stick-in module.
Caution: The camera has to be connected to either
power supply unit or battery block. The sync pulses
are used for synchronizing only!
Fig. 157 – THE MAINS SYNC ADAPTER
[I][F][E]
[C]
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Caution:
Only the modules with the red engraving are
suitable for the (new) syncobox provided with a
display.
The digits 1.0 on the camera display indicate that
the syncobox is not attached firmly enough to the
camera body.
The MOVIECAM mains sync adapter can be
connected to either a 110 V AC or 220 V AC outlet
without special setting.
Example 5:
Synchronizing the mirror shutter with the pulses of
discharging lamps (e.g. HMI lamps) powered by a
generator.
When HMI or fluorescent lamps are powered by a
generator that is not crystal controlled, frequency
variations might cause flickering. Therefore the mirror
shutter has to be synchronized with the generator
frequency. When using several generators, the mirror
shutter is synchronized with the generator that is used
to illuminate wide areas.
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Remark:
The VIDEO signal comes from the video outlet of e.g. a
video recorder. In case a SYNC signal is used instead
of a VIDEO signal (e.g. from a sync out connector of a
video player or an inductive detector such as the
MAGNETIC PICK UP UNIT), this signal is transmitted
to the sync connector.
Set switch [F] to video or sync, depending on
the signal!
Set switch [H] to 0°.
Set switch [I] to auto.
Point camera toward screen.
Feed the frame speed engraved on the STICK-IN
MODULE with the five-digit keys [A], e.g. 24.000.
Switch camera – even when not loaded – on.
The auto function of the SYNCOBOX automatically
guides the video image separation bar to the lower
corner of the viewfinder image! This phase setting is
automatically stored and used again when switching
on the camera (e.g. after threading film), the video
recorder or the computer.
This function is ensured even with battery-driven
devices!
Caution:
The auto function may only be applied with frame
speeds corresponding with one half of the sync
frequency. With 48 Hz, for instance, the camera can
run 24 fps, 25 fps with 50 Hz or 30 fps with 60 Hz.
In case the image separation bar is visible in spite of
the auto function, switch to man and set the bar to the
lower image corner by turning the phase “shift” rotary
knob [J]. The switch [H] 0° / 90° may be useful
here.
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Example 6:
Synchronizing the mirror shutter with TV/computer
screens without cable connection between video
recorder or computer and the MOVIECAM
COMPACT.
Synchronizing without connecting cable is possible
due to the speed setting with an accuracy of 0.001 fps.
When looking through the viewfinder of the running
MOVIECAM COMPACT at the video image, the
frame speed is set on the input unit [A] so that the
image separation bar stops. This means that the frame
speed is about one half or a third of the video
frequency, e.g. 50 Hz – 25 fps or 72 Hz – 24 fps.
An exact approach is possible due to the three
decimals.
Then the bar has to be moved toward the lower corner
of the viewfinder image by pressing the t.up/bar
button [25]. The synchronization thus achieved is
maintained as long as both devices are switched on.
The synchronization can be repeated without manual
readjustment only when a connecting cable is used
(see example 7).
Example 7:
Synchronizing the mirror shutter with TV/computer
screens when connecting a video recorder or
computer with the MOVIECAM COMPACT.
Handling:
Disconnect camera from its power supply.
Mount SYNCOBOX and connect camera again. Set
switch [C] to EXTERN.
Connect the coax cable to the video outlet.
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Remark:
The VIDEO signal comes from the video outlet of e.g. a
video recorder. In case a SYNC signal is used instead
of a VIDEO signal (e.g. from a sync out connector of a
video player or an inductive detector such as the
MAGNETIC PICK UP UNIT), this signal is transmitted
to the sync connector.
Set switch [F] to video or sync, depending on
the signal!
Set switch [H] to 0°.
Set switch [I] to auto.
Point camera toward screen.
Feed the frame speed engraved on the STICK-IN
MODULE with the five-digit keys [A], e.g. 24.000.
Switch camera – even when not loaded – on.
The auto function of the SYNCOBOX automatically
guides the video image separation bar to the lower
corner of the viewfinder image! This phase setting is
automatically stored and used again when switching
on the camera (e.g. after threading film), the video
recorder or the computer.
This function is ensured even with battery-driven
devices!
Caution:
The auto function may only be applied with frame
speeds corresponding with one half of the sync
frequency. With 48 Hz, for instance, the camera can
run 24 fps, 25 fps with 50 Hz or 30 fps with 60 Hz.
In case the image separation bar is visible in spite of
the auto function, switch to man and set the bar to the
lower image corner by turning the phase “shift” rotary
knob [J]. The switch [H] 0° / 90° may be useful
here.
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Example 6:
Synchronizing the mirror shutter with TV/computer
screens without cable connection between video
recorder or computer and the MOVIECAM
COMPACT.
Synchronizing without connecting cable is possible
due to the speed setting with an accuracy of 0.001 fps.
When looking through the viewfinder of the running
MOVIECAM COMPACT at the video image, the
frame speed is set on the input unit [A] so that the
image separation bar stops. This means that the frame
speed is about one half or a third of the video
frequency, e.g. 50 Hz – 25 fps or 72 Hz – 24 fps.
An exact approach is possible due to the three
decimals.
Then the bar has to be moved toward the lower corner
of the viewfinder image by pressing the t.up/bar
button [25]. The synchronization thus achieved is
maintained as long as both devices are switched on.
The synchronization can be repeated without manual
readjustment only when a connecting cable is used
(see example 7).
Example 7:
Synchronizing the mirror shutter with TV/computer
screens when connecting a video recorder or
computer with the MOVIECAM COMPACT.
Handling:
Disconnect camera from its power supply.
Mount SYNCOBOX and connect camera again. Set
switch [C] to EXTERN.
Connect the coax cable to the video outlet.
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Switching from 0° to 90° may be useful here.
Now synchronization between projector shutter and
mirror shutter of the camera is achieved.
Remark: This setting can not be stored but is
maintained only until one of the devices is switched off.
Possibility B – Sync pulses:
When the projector has a pulse generator (contacts at
the mirror shutter) or a photo cell is installed in the
projected beam, their pulses may be used as sync
signals.
Handling:
Disconnect camera from its power supply.
Mount SYNCOBOX and connect camera again.
Connect the projector´s “sync cable” to the sync
connector [E] of the SYNCOBOX.
Set switch [I] to MAN.
Set switch [F] to SYNC.
Set switch [C] to EXT.
Look through viewfinder at projected image and turn
phase shift rotary knob [J] until the projected image
appears darkest. Then synchronization of the projector
shutter with the camera mirror shutter is achieved.
Remark:
This setting remains stored even when the devices are
switched on and off.
SYNC IN
MAINS IN 5V AC MAX
MAINS IN 5V AC MAX
GND (Ground, Return for Pilot)
1
2
3
4
2 3
4
1Socket type: FISCHER D 103 A 053
SYNCO BOX SYNC IN (female) Top View
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Handling:
Set switch [H] to 90°.
Set switch [I] to MAN.
Set the lower edge of the image separation bar into
the center of the reticle by turning the phase shift knob
[J]. Set switch [H] to 0° so that the bar is not visible on
film.
Remark:
As long as the bar remains at the viewfinder image
bottom, it is not visible on film.
Example 8:
Synchronization with sync pulses of a projector.
There are two synchronization possibilities:
Possibility A - Mains synchronization:
The projector drive is controlled by the frequency of
the mains. By detecting the mains frequency, the
MOVIECAM MAINS SYNC ADAPTER passes the
pulse signals on to the camera.
Handling:
Disconnect camera from its power supply.
Mount SYNCOBOX and connect camera again.
Connect the MOVIECAM MAINS SYNC ADAPTER to
the mains and the SYNCOBOX.
Set switch [I] to MAN.
Set switch [F] to SYNC.
Set switch [C] to EXT.
Look through viewfinder at projector image and turn
phase shift rotary knob [J] until the projected image
appears darkest.
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Switching from 0° to 90° may be useful here.
Now synchronization between projector shutter and
mirror shutter of the camera is achieved.
Remark: This setting can not be stored but is
maintained only until one of the devices is switched off.
Possibility B – Sync pulses:
When the projector has a pulse generator (contacts at
the mirror shutter) or a photo cell is installed in the
projected beam, their pulses may be used as sync
signals.
Handling:
Disconnect camera from its power supply.
Mount SYNCOBOX and connect camera again.
Connect the projector´s “sync cable” to the sync
connector [E] of the SYNCOBOX.
Set switch [I] to MAN.
Set switch [F] to SYNC.
Set switch [C] to EXT.
Look through viewfinder at projected image and turn
phase shift rotary knob [J] until the projected image
appears darkest. Then synchronization of the projector
shutter with the camera mirror shutter is achieved.
Remark:
This setting remains stored even when the devices are
switched on and off.
SYNC IN
MAINS IN 5V AC MAX
MAINS IN 5V AC MAX
GND (Ground, Return for Pilot)
1
2
3
4
2 3
4
1Socket type: FISCHER D 103 A 053
SYNCO BOX SYNC IN (female) Top View
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Handling:
Set switch [H] to 90°.
Set switch [I] to MAN.
Set the lower edge of the image separation bar into
the center of the reticle by turning the phase shift knob
[J]. Set switch [H] to 0° so that the bar is not visible on
film.
Remark:
As long as the bar remains at the viewfinder image
bottom, it is not visible on film.
Example 8:
Synchronization with sync pulses of a projector.
There are two synchronization possibilities:
Possibility A - Mains synchronization:
The projector drive is controlled by the frequency of
the mains. By detecting the mains frequency, the
MOVIECAM MAINS SYNC ADAPTER passes the
pulse signals on to the camera.
Handling:
Disconnect camera from its power supply.
Mount SYNCOBOX and connect camera again.
Connect the MOVIECAM MAINS SYNC ADAPTER to
the mains and the SYNCOBOX.
Set switch [I] to MAN.
Set switch [F] to SYNC.
Set switch [C] to EXT.
Look through viewfinder at projector image and turn
phase shift rotary knob [J] until the projected image
appears darkest.
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[A] Fps 1 Input unit
The five-digit input unit allows programming a
frame speed with an accuracy of 0.001 fps.
[B] Time – input unit
The two-digit input unit allows programming
between 1 and 99 seconds.
[C] Fps 2 – input unit
The two-digit input unit allows programming a
second frame speed between 2 and 50 fps
(forward) and 12 and 32 fps (reverse filming).
[D] Running speed display
The five-digit display shows the actual frame
speed of the running camera.
Fig. 158 – THE SPEEDBOX
[C]
[B]
[A]
[E]
[F]
[G] [H] [I] [J] [K]
[D]
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With the accessory SUPER SPEED CONTROL
(SPEEDBOX for short), the following frame speeds with
an accuracy of 0.001 fps can be chosen:
forward filming 2 to 50 fps,
reverse filming 12 to 32 fps.
The specific acceleration – or deceleration – time
within which the camera should change over to the
next designated speed fps 2 can be adjusted within
the range from 1 to 99 seconds.
The SPEEDBOX can be very precisely programmed
and may therefore be used to synchronize the camera
with video and computer screens in case no
SYNCOBOX is available. The camera may be remote
controlled with the SPEEDBOX via the connector single
frame.
THE SPEED CONTROL
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[A] Fps 1 Input unit
The five-digit input unit allows programming a
frame speed with an accuracy of 0.001 fps.
[B] Time – input unit
The two-digit input unit allows programming
between 1 and 99 seconds.
[C] Fps 2 – input unit
The two-digit input unit allows programming a
second frame speed between 2 and 50 fps
(forward) and 12 and 32 fps (reverse filming).
[D] Running speed display
The five-digit display shows the actual frame
speed of the running camera.
Fig. 158 – THE SPEEDBOX
[C]
[B]
[A]
[E]
[F]
[G] [H] [I] [J] [K]
[D]
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With the accessory SUPER SPEED CONTROL
(SPEEDBOX for short), the following frame speeds with
an accuracy of 0.001 fps can be chosen:
forward filming 2 to 50 fps,
reverse filming 12 to 32 fps.
The specific acceleration – or deceleration – time
within which the camera should change over to the
next designated speed fps 2 can be adjusted within
the range from 1 to 99 seconds.
The SPEEDBOX can be very precisely programmed
and may therefore be used to synchronize the camera
with video and computer screens in case no
SYNCOBOX is available. The camera may be remote
controlled with the SPEEDBOX via the connector single
frame.
THE SPEED CONTROL
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Handling of the SPEEDBOX:
When using the SPEEDBOX to control the frame
speed, feed the desired speed into the input unit [A]
and set the slide switch [K] to the desired option.
Reverse filming is indicated by the sign “minus” – in
front of each frame speed on the displays of camera
and READOUT resp. REMOTE CONTROL BOX; it is
not indicated on the SPEEDBOX.
Although the time and fps 2functions are not relevant
in this case, the input unit time has to be set to at least
1 second, the unit fps 2between 2 and 50 fps. A
frame speed outside the range of +2 to +50 fps or
12 to 32 fps will be indicated by flashing of either
one of these numbers on the fps display [D].
When the camera runs with frame speed fps 2,
change to frame speed fps 1again by pressing the
reset button. It is not possible to program the changing
time from fps 2to fps 1; this is achieved in the shortest
possible time.
If you switch the camera off after reaching frame
speed fps 2, the system is automatically reset to frame
speed fps 1. When activating the camera with one of
the on/off buttons, the camera runs with the preset
frame speed fps 1. Switch to the second frame speed
fps 2by pressing the alter button [F]. As soon as the
frame speed fps 2is reached, the diode [I] lights up.
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[E] Reset button
This button reactivates the frame speed set with
fps 1. As soon as the camera runs with the frame
speed fps 1, the integrated red diode lights up.
[F] Alter 1–2 button
Switch the camera from fps 1 to fps 2 by pressing
this yellow button. During the change from fps 1
to fps 2, the integrated red diode lights up.
[G] Remote socket
Attach the hand wheel MOVIESPEED REMOTE
CONTROL to this socket. This inactivates the
programmable time control.
[H] Iris socket
Analog voltage may be used for any lens iris
remote controls.
[I] Alter 1–2 diode
When this diode lights