Magnum Video Production Package (P-W5P-MGNM)

Magnum Video Production Package
(P-W5P-MGNM)
INSTRUCTI ON MANUAL
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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Introduction
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What’s in the box
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Easy setup guide
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Assembling Jib Sections
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Assembling Cable Guide & Rod Support
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Assembling Cables
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Installing Head Platform
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Installing Pan Tilt Head
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Installing E-Focus
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Balancing Tips
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Warranty
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INTRODUCTION
From sweeping panoramas to intimate close ups in a single move, video crane shots have always
added dramatic energy to enhance the field of view. Found at sporting events, music videos, TV
series, Feature Films and studio productions, video crane shots turn ordinary into extraordinary.
IN THE BOX
Please inspect the contents of your shipped package to ensure you have received all that is
pictured and listed below. The padded shipping /storage containers has been especially designed
to protect your purchase while in transit and is a good place to keep your PROAIM Magnum
Production Package when not in use.
Packaging Material of Box-1
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4 x Jib Sections
Weight Rod with closers
Top & Side Support Rods
Packaging Material of Box-2
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5 x Jib Sections
Tail Section
Spreader
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Packaging Material of Box-3
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Tripod stand
Packaging Material of Box-4
 2x 30.5ft cables
(Supper St Cable)
 1x 26.1ft cable
(Straight Cable)
 2x 22.8ft cables
(Strut Cable)
 1x 18.2ft cable
(Straight Cable)
 1x 10.6ft cable
(Straight Cable)
 1x 4.6ft cable (Top Cable)
 1x 3.5ft cable (Top Cable)
 Camera Platform cable
(Giant Cable)
 Central fork
 10x wire tensioners
 25x hooks
 Screws
Packaging Material of Box-5
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Gold Pan Tilt Head
Joystick Box
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12volt AC Adapter
23 Foot/7 meter Long
Control Cable
3 meter long 4pin XLR
cable (for using 12VDC
Battery Packs
Camera Mounting Screw
(1/4")
4 Head Mounting Screws
AC Adapter
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Packaging Material of Box-6
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E- Focus Pro Zoom &
Focus Control with 15mm
brackets.
13” 0.8 gear belt with pin
lock.
Remote Control with
Mounting Clamp.
7.2 V Li-on Battery with
charger & cable.
4 Pin Connector Cable.
Packaging Material of Box-7
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Proaim Power pack
Packaging Material of Box-8
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D-33 Dolly
A S S E M B L I N G T R I P O D S TA N D
For Spreader :
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Take out the Spreader from the
Accessory Bag. Spread the
spreader on floor and open the
legs of spreader with the help of
provided knob.
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For Dolly :
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Open the legs of Dolly and spread it on floor. Then tighten the Allen bolts to secure the legs in
place.
Allen Bolts
This dolly has various holes for flexible mounting of Tripod
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Now take out the Jib Stand from its case, spread and extend its legs.
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Match the holes of the bottom leg section with the upper leg section to secure the tripod
stand with the Steel locking Pins and tighten the knobs.
Warning: We have provided double locking precautions on Jib Stand; Pin is the first and
primary locking, knob is the secondary locking, so first lock the Pin to avoid slipping of stand.
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In case of Spreader : Fix the tripod stand with Spreader and tighten the top ratchet knobs
of stand to secure it in place.
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In case of Dolly : Insert the tripod legs into the foots on the dolly.
Dolly Foots
INSTALLING THE HUB ASSEMBLY
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Install the Hub Assembly by sliding the
bottom of the hub assembly into the
stand’s Mount opening.
Note : The Hub Assembly has several
mounting holes. You can mount LCD
Monitor or Joystick box to this assembly if
you want.
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Align the holes of the bottom of hub assembly with the stand’s mount opening and secure
it with the provided knobs.
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Warning: This is the Pan Friction Knob.
Never pan the Jib with this knob tightened.
If this knob turns while panning, it is too
tight. Only tighten while parking the jib!
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Pan
Friction
Knob
ASSEMBLI NG JIB SECTI ONS
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Install the 8th Section to the rear of the vertical pivot point through bolt, washers and nut.
Tighten the nut properly to secure the section.
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Slide in 9th (small) section to the rear to join the 8th section. Install the allen screws to the
joining holes of both the sections and tighten. Then join 10th section at the back.
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Using the same approach insert 7th, 6th and remaining sections to the joints on front side
and secure via bolts as shown below.
ASSEMBLING CABLE GUIDE AND ROD SUPPORT
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Attach cable guide to cable guide clamp on 8th section properly. Loosen the bolts on cable
guide clamp in order to attach cable guide support rod to it. Retighten the bolt.
Cable guide
Support rod
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Attach hooks to provided hook slots on all sections of the jib as shown below.
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Then attach 2 hooks to the hook that
you attached (as per above image) with
1st, 3rd and 1 hook to 5th section.
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Attach 3 hooks one after another to four
wire tensioners.
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Attach 2 hooks on both slots on cable
guide. Then attach three extra hooks to
hook attach to front side and two hooks
to hook attached on back side.
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ASSEMBLING CABLES
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Now attach one end of 3.5ft cable to hook on back side and another end to hook on 1st slot
on 9th jib section with the help of wire tensioner.
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Attach 4.6ft cable to same hook on cable guide and another end with hook on 2nd slot on
last section as shown below.
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Attach one end of 10.6ft cable to one of the hook attached on front side of cable guide and
another end with hook attached to 5th section of jib.
Then attach one end of 18.2ft cable to hook attached on 3rd section and another end with
the 2nd hook attached to cable guide as shown below.
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Attach 26.1ft cable to hook attached on 1st section of jib and another end with 3rd hook
attached to cable guide as shown below.
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Then attach one end of 30.5ft cable to wire tensioner with hooks attached to 9th section
and another end with 2nd hook attached on 1st section.
Using the same approach attach another 30.5ft cable to wire tensioner on another side of
jib and one end with 3rd hook on 1st section.
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Now pass both side cables through
space on bottom of cable guide support
rod as shown below.
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Attach 22.8ft cable to wire tensioner with hook attached to 9th section and another end
with hook on 3rd section.
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Using same approach attach 2nd 22.8ft cable from another side and attach the end to 3rd
hook on 3rd section, then pass both side cables (small) through space on top of cable guide
support rod.
I N S TA L L I N G T H E H E A D P L AT F O R M
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Remove the threaded pin on head platform in order to install the Head Platform assembly
(leveling arm up) to the end of the smallest section (front section) with the provided bolt,
shaft collars, washers and nut. Tighten all the Allen bolts and nuts to secure properly.
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Attach one end of head cable to slot on head platform with the help of wire tensioner and
another end with the cable already attached to central fork with wire tensioner as shown
below.
Cable attached to
central fork
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Loosen the knob on rear section, remove closers from weight bar and insert it to slot on
rear section. Retighten the knob to ensure slip free connection.
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Attach weights (not supplied) to both
ends of weight bar, secure with the help
of closers.
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Attach LCD mount L-bracket to bracket already attached to rear section with knob.
Now mount LCD (Not included) to L-bracket and tighten with screw driver.
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I N S TA L L I N G PA N T I LT H E A D
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Attach pan tilt head to base of head
platform through screws, bolts and
nuts.
POWER HEAD ANATOMY
A
B
C
D
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F
G
H
Square Mount for Crane / Tripod Stand
12v motor for Pan
Brass Gear for Pan
Inbuilt XLR Cable connector
Head Frame
12v motor for Tilt
Brass Gear for Tilt
Camera Platform
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Adjust the mounting extension so that the pan motor is in the rear facing position before
mounting.
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Install your cable starting at the camera end; leaving enough cable slack for the camera for
full pan & tilt movement, you may need to add Velcro to loop the cable around the jib arm.
I N S TA L L I N G T H E E - F O C U S
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For installing the E-focus, You first need to wrap the gears around the lens, cut to size, press
on gear locking housing and tighten the screw to secure it properly.
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DETAILS OF MOTOR DRIVE GEAR
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The Motor drive gear has 15mm rail mount to mount on your 15mm rod support.
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The built-in gearbox block on zoom and focus brackets enables smooth working of gear.
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E-Focus Control provides smooth manual focus control of lenses.
Motor Drive Gear
Motor
Inbuilt Motor Wire
Ratchet
knob
Adjustment ratchet
knob
15mm rail mount
AT TA C H M E N T O F M OT O R D R I V E G E A R
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Insert one motor drive gear, on one rod to attach it to the focus ring of camera and other
motor drive gear on the other rod to attach it to the zoom ring of the camera and tighten the
knobs to secure them properly.
Then, adjust the drive gear with the help of knob to match the gear teeth of gear belt and
motor drive gear properly for smooth functioning and after adjusting tighten the knob.
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D E TA I L S O F R E M OT E C O N T R O L
Front/Side View
Back View
Battery Mount
Focus Knob
Zoom Knob
15mm Rail
mount
Ratchet knob
Top View
4 pin male Lemo
connector for battery
wire
ON/OFF
Switch
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AT TA C H M E N T O F R E M OT E A N D B AT T E R Y
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Attach the remote on one rod to attach it on to the 15mm rod support and tightened the
knob. Insert the battery into battery mount .
D E TA I L S O F W I R E S
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Long cable to be use this e-focus with jib with 4 pin Lemo female connector at one end and
two jack connectors on other end of same wire
Long Cable
4 pin Lemo
female
connector
Two jack
connectors
AT TA C H M E N T O F W I R E S
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At one end of long cable there is 4 pin Lemo female connector . Attach 4 pin Lemo female connector of cable with 4 pin Lemo male connector of remote control.
4 pin lemo
female
connector of
cable
4 pin lemo male
connector of
Remote control
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At other end of cable there are 2 jack Connectors. Attach one of these jack connector with
inbuilt wire connector of one motor drive gear and other with inbuilt wire connector of other
motor drive gear.
cable 2 jack
Connector
Connector of inbuilt wire of
Motor drive gears
Balancing Tips :
1. 38’ Jib
Weights required for balancing only Jib (without camera & Pan Tilt) is: 88 Kg (194 lbs)
For balancing 7 Kg (15.4 lbs), we further need another 37 Kg (81.5 lbs), the formula is:
(Weight of Camera + Pan Tilt) x 5.3 = Additional counter weight required to balance
the equipment on the Jib
(e.g. 7Kg x 5.3 = 37 Kg)
Total recommended weight: 125 Kg (275.5 lbs)
2. 34’ Jib
Weights required for balancing only Jib (without camera & Pan Tilt) is: 69 Kg (152 lbs)
For balancing 7 Kg (15.4 lbs), we further need another 33 Kg (73 lbs), the formula is:
(Weight of Camera + Pan Tilt) x 4.67 = Additional counter weight required to balance
the equipment on the Jib
(e.g. 7Kg x 4.67 = 33 Kg)
Total recommended weight: 102 Kg (225 lbs)
3. 30’ Jib
Weights required for balancing only Jib (without camera & Pan Tilt) is: 63.5 Kg (140 lbs)
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For balancing 7 Kg (15.4 lbs), we further need another 31.5 Kg (69.4 lbs), the formula is:
(Weight of Camera + Pan Tilt) x 4.5 = Additional counter weight required to balance
the equipment on the Jib
(e.g. 7Kg x 4.5 = 31.5 Kg)
Total recommended weight: 95 Kg (209.4 lbs)
4. 26’ Jib
Weights required for balancing only Jib (without camera & Pan Tilt) is: 40 Kg (88.2 lbs)
For balancing 7 Kg (15.4 lbs), we further need another 23 Kg (50.7 lbs), the formula is:
(Weight of Camera + Pan Tilt) x 3.3 = Additional counter weight required to balance
the equipment on the Jib
(e.g. 7Kg x 3.3 = 23 Kg)
Total recommended weight: 63 Kg (138.9 lbs)
5. 22’ Jib
Weights required for balancing only Jib (without camera & Pan Tilt) is: 25 Kg (55 lbs)
For balancing 7 Kg (15.4 lbs), we further need another 16.3 Kg (36 lbs), the formula is:
(Weight of Camera + Pan Tilt) x 2.33 = Additional counter weight required to balance
the equipment on the Jib
(e.g. 7Kg x 2.33 = 16.3 Kg)
Total recommended weight: 41.3 Kg (91 lbs)
6. 18’ Jib
Weights required for balancing only Jib (without camera & Pan Tilt) is: 7.5 Kg (16.5 lbs)
For balancing 7 Kg (15.4 lbs), we further need another 12.8 Kg (28.2 lbs), the formula is:
(Weight of Camera + Pan Tilt) x 1.83 = Additional counter weight required to balance
the equipment on the Jib
(e.g. 7Kg x 1.83 = 12.8 Kg)
Total recommended weight: 20.3Kg (44.7 lbs)
7. 14’ Jib
Weights required for balancing only Jib (without camera & Pan Tilt) is: without any weight (with
tail only)
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For balancing 7 Kg (15.4 lbs), we further need another 10.5 Kg (23 lbs), the formula is:
(Weight of Camera + Pan Tilt) x 1.5 = Additional counter weight required to balance
the equipment on the Jib
(e.g. 7Kg x 1.5 = 10.5 Kg)
Total recommended weight: 10.5 Kg (23 lbs)
Y O U R P R O A I M 3 8 F T M A G N U M PA C K A G E
A L L D R E S S E D U P A N D R E A D Y TO G O
(SHOWN WITH OTPIONAL ACCESSORIES)
WARRANTY
We offer a limited time warranty for our products. For Mechanical products we provide a 6
month warranty & for electronic products we provide a 3 month warranty from the date of purchase.
We will repair or replace your product, free of charge, in the event of a defect in materials or
craftsmanship obtained during normal use or handling based on the user manual. Please note
that we will not cover any shipping costs for returning the product to us. If any VAT or import duties are applied to the return, we will also charge these costs to the customer.
The warranty does not include, by the way of example, damage caused by products that we donot supply or from mishandling in transit, accident, misuse, neglect, lack of care of the product ,
or service by anyone other than our company.
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We are not liable for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the use of the unit or
occurring due to any breach of this warranty.
Replacement parts of the product will be provided at nominal cost (covering the cost price of the
replacement parts only) to the customers after the Warranty Period has expired. We will cover
the complete cost of sending replacement parts within the warranty period. After that, Nominal
cost of the product & Actual shipping cost will be charged.
Do not send the unit to us without first getting a response and getting the approval to send back
the item.
In case of any kind of dissatisfaction, we urge you to Contact us immediately and we shall do our
best to help you out.
For any other assistance you can reach us via email.