User Manual Moviecam SL 2004.01
FRITZ GABRIEL BAUER
PRESENTS
THE USERS GUIDE TO THE
SUPER - LIGHTWEIGHT MODULAR
THE ADVANCED MOS MODULAR 35mm
MOTION PICTURE CAMERA FOR MULTIPLE
APPLICATIONS AND INCREASED UTILIZATION
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Compiled by Frédéric Gérard Kaczek
Illustrated by Andreas Pauleschitz
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE
MOVIECAM FEEDBACK MAIL
SL CHECKLIST
CARE AND CLEANING
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BODY OF THE CAMERA SYSTEM
Camera front
Camera left side
Control board
Display
Camera rear
Camera right side
Camera top
Viewfinder mount plate
Camera base
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OPTICAL VIEWFINDERS AND VIEWFINDER
ADAPTER PLATE
SL viewfinder
Mounting the SL viewfinder
Eyecup
Eyepiece retaining mount
Eyepiece heater
Adjustment of the pivoting eyepiece
Diopter corrections
SL B&W video camera
B&W video assist monitor
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SL VIDEO VIEWFINDERS, SL VIEWFINDER
ADAPTER PLATE, READOUTS AND MOVIELITES
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Viewfinder adapter plate
SL MAGAZINES
SL magazines
Digital footage counter
SL magazine interior
Roller assembly
Loading the SL magazines
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10
SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER AND
OTHER MAGAZINES
SL magazine adapter
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CARRYING HANDLE, LIGHTWEIGHT SL BASE
AND HANDGRIPS
SL carrying handle
64
Right handgrip
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Left handgrip
SL lightweight base plate
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INTERIOR OF THE SL
Interior of the camera
Pitch adjustment control
Ground glasses
Changing the ground glasses
Upper aperture plate/gate
Lower aperture plate
Pressure plate
Mirror shutter
Setting the shutter angle
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POWER SUPPLIES
Power supply unit
Battery block
Voltage stabilizer
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90
THREADING FILM IN THE SL
Door lock
94
Magazine/magazine adapter mounting rail 95
Threading film in the SL
96
Threading film using the SL magazine adapter 98
107
Dust check knob
ACCESSORY BOXES,
REMOTE CONTROL AND IRIS CONTROL
Accessory connector
Accessory box interface
Remote control
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112
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12
SUPPORT, FOLLOW FOCUS AND MATTE BOX
Base plate
116
35/S35 base plate
117
Lens support
118
Studio follow focus
120
123
Lightweight follow focus
Matte box
125
MISCELLANEOUS AND APPENDIX
Assistant work light
Tools
Directors finder
APPENDIX
CONNECTORS AND CABLES
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PREFACE
The MOVIECAM family has grown - we herewith
proudly present our latest ”offspring“, the
MOVIECAM SL. This very small camera has a weight
of 12,55 lbs / 5,7 kg only incl. magazine for
shoulder operation. Contrary to other ”noisy“ cameras,
the SL makes, when shooting at 24 or 25 fps, just a
pleasant, quiet buzzing sound (25 db). Together with
the new body, two new SL MAGAZINES, an SL
OPTICAL VIEWFINDER, an SL B&W VIDEO CAMERA
and an SL CARRYING HANDLE system have been
developed so far. In addition, two new SL
ADAPTERS and an SL INTERFACE have been
designed which allow to use several parts from other
MOVIECAM cameras with the SL. For instance,
all viewfinder systems of the MOVIECAM COMPACT,
incl. several EYEPIECES, READOUTS, VIDEO
CAMERAS, VIDEO ASSIST MONITORS and
MOVIELITES as well as the MAGAZINES and
ACCESSORY BOXES can be mounted on the SL.
Please take the time to read the following pages
carefully. You will see that this new camera offers you
a great variety of possibilities and is at the same time
easy to handle. For descriptions of all compatible
parts of the MOVIECAM family, please consult the
updated edition ‘95 of the COMPACT USERS GUIDE.
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). We built this camera for you – now you
may enjoy the MOVIECAM SL!
Gabriel Bauer and Team, Vienna 1995
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PREFACE
MOVIECAM FEEDBACK MAIL
Like the MOVIECAM SL 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 SL CHECKLIST
The attached checklist (see appendix), which is ready
to be photocopied, gives a general overview of all
modular parts of the MOVEICAM SL plus the
compatible parts of the COMPACT system and might
be of help when placing your order.
Warning!
Socket and/or pinning might have been changed
by some rental houses. Be aware of that when
putting your equipment together.
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FEEDBACK CARD
CARE AND CLEANING
Like the other MOVIECAM cameras, the
MOVIECAM SL 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!). Cleaning the
magazine exterior is identical whether it is of
aluminum or carbon fiber.
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 service center only!
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CARE AND CLEANING
[1]
RA
PR
ES
W
S TO
CK
[2]
ft
[3]
m
SE
T
ET
[4] [5] [6]
[7]
[8]
[10] [11] [12]
[13]
[9]
[18]
[6]
[7]
[14]
[15] [16] [17]
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THE SL SYSTEM
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400 FT/120 M STEADICAM SL MAGAZINE
FOOTAGE COUNTER WITH INPUT UNIT
SL VIDEO VIEWFINDER
POWER RECEPTACLE
SYNC OUT CONNECTOR
COVER PLATE OF MAIN FUSE HOLDER
ACCESSORY BOX INTERFACE PLUG
RIGHT HANDGRIP ATTACHMENT
ACCESSORY BRACKET
400 FT/120 M SL MAGAZINE
MAGAZINE/M. ADAPTER RELEASE BUTTON
COVER PLATE OF VIEWFINDER EXIT
SL VIEWFINDER
RIGHT HANDGRIP MOUNTING RAIL
RIGHT HANDGRIP
24V OUTLET
SL BASE PLATE
LEFT HANDGRIP
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL BUTTON
FPS INPUT UNIT/DISPLAY
ON/OFF BUTTON
DOOR LOCK
SL MAGAZINE LOCK
MATTE BOX
FILTER HOLDERS
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER ON ADAPTER PLATE
B&W VIDEO ASSIST
READOUT
MOVIELITE
B&W VIDEO CAMERA
LONG EYEPIECE
1000 FT/300 M MAGAZINE
LONG RODS
LENS SUPPORT BRACKET
FOLLOW FOCUS
BASE PLATE
SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER
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THE SL SYSTEM
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400 FT/120 M STEADICAM SL MAGAZINE
FOOTAGE COUNTER WITH INPUT UNIT
SL VIDEO VIEWFINDER
POWER RECEPTACLE
SYNC OUT CONNECTOR
COVER PLATE OF MAIN FUSE HOLDER
ACCESSORY BOX INTERFACE PLUG
RIGHT HANDGRIP ATTACHMENT
ACCESSORY BRACKET
400 FT/120 M SL MAGAZINE
MAGAZINE/M. ADAPTER RELEASE BUTTON
COVER PLATE OF VIEWFINDER EXIT
SL VIEWFINDER
RIGHT HANDGRIP MOUNTING RAIL
RIGHT HANDGRIP
24V OUTLET
SL BASE PLATE
LEFT HANDGRIP
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL BUTTON
FPS INPUT UNIT/DISPLAY
ON/OFF BUTTON
DOOR LOCK
SL MAGAZINE LOCK
MATTE BOX
FILTER HOLDERS
ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER ON ADAPTER PLATE
B&W VIDEO ASSIST
READOUT
MOVIELITE
B&W VIDEO CAMERA
LONG EYEPIECE
1000 FT/300 M MAGAZINE
LONG RODS
LENS SUPPORT BRACKET
FOLLOW FOCUS
BASE PLATE
SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER
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THE SL SYSTEM
[11]
[19]
[24] [25]
[20] [21] [22]
[23]
[26] [27] [28] [29] [30]
[33] [34] [35]
[36]
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THE SL SYSTEM
[10]
[31] [32]
[37]
Notes:
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THE SL-SYSTEM
[4]
[20]
[1] On/off button outlet
[2] 24 V outlet
[10]
[3]
[3] Accessory bracket
(Dovetail)
[4] Lens mount lever
[2]
[5] Lens mount
[6] Lens mount cap
[10] Tape measure hook
[20] Accessory/
STEADICAM
attachment
[1]
Fig. 2 – CAMERA FRONT
Contrary to the other MOVIECAM CAMERAS, the
MOVIECAM SL is provided only with an ARRI PL lens
mount [5]. Depending on the mounting, you can shoot
either STANDARD 35 or SUPER 35 format. This choice has
to be stated at the rental house where the necessary
changes are made. 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.
Remark: Depending on the customer´s requests, the camera
may be delivered with different types of connectors. Make
sure that all the accessories, cables and plugs you order fit

together.
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The lower connector [1] may be used for the remote control
of the on/off button (e.g. RIGHT HANDGRIP button). The
dovetail type accessory bracket [3] is used to hold the
CARRYING HANDLE or the LIGHTWEIGHT FOLLOW
FOCUS device.
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[15]
[10] [20]
[19]
[8]
[4]
[23]
[11]
[green LED]
[12]
[24]
[16]
[red LED]
[7]
[9]
Fig. 3a – CAMERA LEFT SIDE
[4] - Lens mount lever
[7]- On/off button
[8] - Connector 24 V / 400 mA
[9] - Multi-functional button
[10] - Tape measure hook
[11] - Magazine / Magazine adapter connector
[12] - Door lock
[15] - Cover plate for Viewfinder exit
[16] - Power receptacle
[19] - Magazine / Magazine adapter release button
[23] - FPS display
[24] - FPS input unit
[green LED] - Camera is running
[red LED] - Battery low, out of sync
The door is located at the left side of the camera
body. When it is closed, the door lock [12] must be
flush with the door. By turning the door lock the door is
firmly pressed onto the camera body so no light can
enter.
In case of difficulties when closing the door, do not use
force! Please check whether the movement is in its front
position and the film guides are closed.

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[15]
[10]
[4]
[8]
[23]
[green
LED]
[24]
[red
LED]
[7]
[9]
Fig. 3b – CONTROL BOARD
[4] - Lens mount lever
[7] - On/off button
[8] - Connector 24 V / 400 mA
[9] - Multi-functional button
[10] - Tape measure hook
[15] - Cover plate for Viewfinder exit
[23] - FPS display
[24] - FPS input unit
[green LED] - Camera is running
[red LED] - Battery low, out of sync
Power (24 V) for eyecup heater or ASSISTANT WORK
LIGHT is supplied via the connector [8].
The tape measure is attached to the hook [10] that
indicates the image plane.
The multi-functional button [9] has the following three

functions:
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CAMERA IS OFF:
1.Take-up function:
By shortly pressing this button, the film is tightened by
the two magazine winders.
2.Dust-check function:
By pressing this button approx. 2 seconds, the mirror
shutter is cleared out of the way and thus permits to
check the film gate without having to open the camera
door.
CAMERA IS ON:
3.TV-bar function:
By pressing this button during shooting, the image
separation bar on the TV or computer screen may be
shifted toward the bottom of the viewfinder image. As
long as the bar remains in this position, it is not visible
on film.
The camera is switched on by activating either the
button [7], the RIGHT HANDGRIP button or the button
on the REMOTE CONTROL.
Equally, any of those buttons can be employed to
switch off the camera, and vice versa.
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Fig. 3c – DISPLAY
Following information is provided by the display on
the control board of the MOVIECAM SL, on the
READOUT or on the REMOTE CONTROL BOX
– MOVIECAM SL without ACCESSORY BOX:
Flashing when a buckle switch has
been interrupted (e.g. badly
threaded film).
Stand-by camera.
Lighting when camera runs with 12 fps.
Flashing when lower speed has
been selected.
Lighting when camera runs with 24 fps.
Lighting when camera runs with 32 fps.
Flashing when a higher speed has
been selected.
Flashing when multi-functional knob
is pressed and mirror shutter is in
shooting position.
Shows malfunction of the driving
system (motor, electronics).
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– MOVIECAM SL with ACCESSORY BOX:
Flashing when speed either too high
or low has been selected on SUPER
SPEED CONTROL BOX.
Lighting when camera runs with 2 fps.
Flashing when lower speed has been
selected.
Lighting when camera runs with 40 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).
Shown when reverse mode is chosen
(SUPER SPEED CONTROL BOX) and
an SL MAGAZINE is mounted.
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[25a]
[20]
[25b]
[14]
[13]
[11]
[16]
Fig. 4a – CAMERA REAR
[11] - Magazine / Magazine adapter connector
[14] - Camera opening
[16] - Power receptacle
[13] - Magazine / Magazine adapter mounting rails
[20] - Accessory / STEADICAM attachment
[25a] - Magazine / Magazine adapter release button
[25b] - Magazine / Magazine adapter lock
The connector [11], mounted mobile to facilitate the
plug-in, is used for both electronic interface and power
supply for the magazine drives.
The MAGAZINES (or MAGAZINE ADAPTER) are
attached at the camera rear by sliding them onto the
mounting rail [13].
Below the magazine lower mounting rail there is the
receptacle [16] for the camera’s 24 V power supply.
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[25a]
[25b]


[20]
Fig. 4b – MAGAZINE/M.ADAPTER LOCK
On top of the camera rear, there is a small unlocking
button [25a]. When mounting the SL MAGAZINE or
the SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER to the camera, you will
hear a click which indicates that the lock [25b] itself
is engaged in the MAGAZINE/MAGAZINE ADAPTER
notch and the MAGAZINE/MAGAZINE ADAPTER is
firmly mounted. By pressing the small unlocking button
[25a], the lock shifts upwards and the MAGAZINE
/MAGAZINE ADAPTER can be removed by pulling it
gently outward.
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[25a] [21] [20] [10]
[15]
[4]
[3]
[6]
[2]
[26]
[16]
[17]
[1]
[22]
[18]
Fig. 5 – CAMERA RIGHT SIDE
[1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [10] [15] [16] [17] [18] [18 ] [20] [21] -
On/off button outlet
24 V outlet
Accessory bracket (Dovetail)
Lens mount lever
Lens mount cap
Tape measure hook
Cover plate for VIEWFINDER exit
Power receptacle
Cover plate of the main fuse holder
Accessory bracket
Cover plate for accessory box interface plug
Accessory/ STEADICAM attachment
Threaded socket and gauged boreholes for
CARRYING HANDLE attachment
[22] - Accessory bracket / RIGHT HANDGRIP attachment
[25a] - Magazine /Magazine adapter release button
[26] - Sync out connector
The CARRYING HANDLE is attached to the threaded
socket and gauged boreholes [21] on top of the
camera right side; the RIGHT HANDGRIP attachment
plate is slid onto the rail [22]. Below the cover plate
[18] there is the interface plug for the accessory boxes.
The main fuse of the camera (Glass fuse: 6,3 A slow, 5
x 20 mm) is located below the cover plate [17].
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[16]
[25a]
[30]
[20]
[10]
[10]
[29]
[27]
[0]
[0]
[30]
Fig. 6a – CAMERA TOP
[10] - Tape measure hook
[16] - Power receptacle
[20] - Accessory / STEADICAM attachment
[25a] - Magazine / Magazine adapter release button
[27] - Assistant work light bracket
[29] - Engraved viewfinder mounting plate
[30] - Viewfinder attachment
(gauged borehole/threaded sockets)
[0] - Retaining screws
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.
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[0]
[30]
[0]
[29]
[30]
[0]
Fig. 6b – VIEWFINDER MOUNT PLATE
The viewfinder systems are attached to the gauged
borehole and threaded sockets [30] and flanged to the
plate [29] on top of the glass surface.
Caution: Do n o t touch the adjusting and retaining
screws [0] - they are reserved for the technicians of
the rental house only!
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[A]
[28]
[0]
Fig. 7 – CAMERA BASE
[A] - ARRI axis
[28] - Threaded sockets
[0] - Adjusting screws
Contrary to the other MOVIECAM CAMERAS, the
SL has only an ARRI - type axis base.
Caution:
When working with several camera types, care
should be taken that the accessories, e.g. BASE
PLATE, MATTE BOX or FOLLOW FOCUS, can be
adjusted to the ARRI axis.
Do n o t touch the adjusting screws [0] - they are
reserved for the technicians of the rental house only!
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Notes:
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CHAPTER 2
THE SL OPTICAL- AND THE VIDEO VIEWFINDER
CHAPTER 2
SL OPTICAL- AND
VIDEO VIEWFINDER
Fig. 8 – THE VIEWFINDERS
Various viewfinders may be used with the
MOVIECAM SL modular system:
A) SL OPTICAL VIEWFINDER
B) SL VIDEO VIEWFINDER (B&W VIDEO CAMERA)
C) All other OPTICAL and VIDEO VIEWFINDERS
of the COMPACT SYSTEM
A) The SL OPTICAL VIEWFINDER is a lightweight
construction with integrated beam splitter.
The eyepiece is not interchangeable. It can be
rotated 360° only vertically while maintaining an
erect image.
B) The SL OPTICAL VIEWFINDER permits the use of
the SL VIDEO B&W VIDEO CAMERA (mounted
on the top). The light transmission ratio of the builtin beam splitter is 80% / 20% (80% light
transmission for the eyepiece, 20% for the video

camera).
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C) By means of the SL ADAPTER PLATE all OPTICAL
and VIDEO VIEWFINDERS of the
MOVIECAM COMPTACT system may be used with
the MOVIECAM SL including VIDEO CAMERAS
and VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR, MOVIELITE,
REMOTE CONTROL and READOUT systems.
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[31]
[30]
[32]
Fig. 9 – MOUNTING THE SL VIEWFINDER
[30] - Threaded sockets
[31] - Glass surfaces
[32] - Gauged borehole
After removing both caps, the SL OPTICAL
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 pin engage easily in the gauged borehole and
3. both glass surfaces are absolutely clean.
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[A]
[B]
Fig. 10 – EYECUP
The eyepiece has an interchangeable RUBBER EYECUP
[A]. To clean the exit pupil [B], 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“, wellknown from tennis, as they are sweat-absorbing,
reusable and easy to attach.
Fig. 11 – EYECUP 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 must have a diameter of 31,5 mm.
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[8]
[8]
Fig. 12 – EYECUP HEATER
A heated eyecup, which eliminates fogging of the
exit pupil, is integrated in the eyepiece of the
MOVIECAM SL.
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, the other end into one of the connectors [8].
Connectors on camera and eyepiece are identical.
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[33]
[35]
Fig. 13 – FRICTION ADJUSTMENT OF THE
PIVOTING EYEPIECE/EYEPIECE SHUTTER WHEEL
The eyepiece is integrated into the SL OPTICAL
VIEWFINDER and rotatable by 360°. It automatically
gives an upright erect image, regardless of the angle
of view.
To swing the eyepiece, loosen the tension screw [33]
below the eyepiece mount, move the eyepiece and
tighten the screw again.
To loosen tension brake, turn counter-clockwise.
To tighten tension brake, turn clockwise.
An integrated eyepiece shutter wheel [35] can be set
to two different positions:
1) ”OPEN“
2) ”CLOSE“
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[33]
[34]
Fig. 14 – DIOPTER CORRECTION
The MOVIECAM SL eyepiece may be diopter-adjusted
by turning the knurled barrel [34].
With the help of a scale, where personal marks may
be added, the assistant can easily adjust the eyepiece
to the eyesights of the different people using the
camera. Corrections can be made from -5 to +5
diopters.
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[15]
Fig. 15a +15b – SL B&W VIDEO CAMERA
An SL B&W VIDEO CAMERA can be attached to the
SL OPTICAL VIEWFINDER.
At the top side of the SL OPTICAL VIEWFINDER,
below a cover [15], there is the exit pupil for the video
image and a small connector for the power supply of
the VIDEO CAMERA. Always attach the cover to the
OPTICAL VIEWFINDER (with two M5 Allen screws)
when no VIDEO CAMERA is installed.
The VIDEO CAMERA has a similar cover.
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[37]
[43]
[36]
[42]
[44]
Fig. 16 – THE SL B&W VIDEO CAMERA
[42] [43] [44] [36] [37] -
On/off switch
rotary (iris) knob
”Fischer“ connector for video assist monitor
BNC video outlet
attachment for the video assist monitor.
The SL B&W VIDEO CAMERA is provided with an
attachment and a connector for a small on-board
video assist MONITOR.
At the right side of the B&W VIDEO CAMERA there is
a BNC video outlet to connect various devices, e.g.
monitors, recorders or transmitters.
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 SL itself might be damaged!
The cables should not restrict the operator’s mobility.
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[38]
[39]
[40]
[37]
[43]
[44]
Fig. 17 – THE B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR
By adjusting the mechanical iris of the video camera
lens with the rotary knob [43], the video picture is
adapted to the brightness of the ground glass image.
Mount the small B&W VIDEO ASSIST MONITOR by
sliding its rotatable arm onto the accessory brackets
[37] on top of the VIDEO CAMERA.
Connect it to its ”Fischer“ outlet [44].
Caution: Protect the small B&W monitor tube against
strong lights (e.g. strong luminaires in frame) –
it might get damaged!
Adjust contrast and brightness with the two small knobs
[38+39] on the front. Standard defaults should only be
changed if necessary.
Caution: Adjust video iris only after lens aperture of
the MOVIECAM SL has been set!
In case the monitor is not needed, it can be turned off
with a small switch [40].
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THE SL OPTICAL- AND THE VIDEO VIEWFINDER
CHAPTER 3
THE VIEWFINDER ADAPTER PLATE
AND THE COMPACT VIEWFINDERS
CHAPTER 3
THE VIEWFINDER ADAPTER
PLATE AND THE SL
VIEWFINDERS
[VAP]
Fig. 18 – THE VIEWFINDER ADAPTER PLATE
As already mentioned in our Preface, the SL CAMERA
is compatible with most parts of the COMPACT
system. Two SL ADAPTERS are provided. With the first
one, the COMPACT viewfinder systems can be used
on the SL; with the other SL ADAPTER, the COMPACT
MAGAZINES can be used.
The VIEWFINDER ADAPTER PLATE [VAP] is a small
plate with an optical system that is attached to the
camera body like the SL OPTICAL VIEWFINDER.
On this plate, any COMPACT OPTICAL or VIDEO
VIEWFINDER as well as the accessories, such as
MOVIELITES, READOUTS and REMOTE CONTROL,
may be attached. The VIDEO CAMERAS (B&W or
color) may also be attached to the COMPACT VIEWFINDERS. You may fix e.g. the B&W VIDEO CAMERA
onto the VIEWFINDER ADAPTER PLATE of the
MOVIECAM SL for remote or STEADICAM operation
or the ORIENTABLE VIEWFINDER with LONG
EYEPIECE for studio operation.
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AND THE COMPACT VIEWFINDERS
For detailed information about all these parts, please
consult the COMPACT USERS GUIDE.
Caution:
Before mounting the adapter plate, make sure that
all glass surfaces are meticulously clean.
Care should be taken that the adapter sits plane on
the camera body.
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AND THE COMPACT VIEWFINDERS
[VAP]
44
CHAPTER 3
THE VIEWFINDER ADAPTER PLATE
AND THE COMPACT VIEWFINDERS
[VAP]
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THE VIEWFINDER ADAPTER PLATE
AND THE COMPACT VIEWFINDERS
CHAPTER 4
THE SL MAGAZINES
CHAPTER 4
THE SL MAGAZINES
[A]
[B]
[C]
[E]
[MA]
[MA]
Fig. 19 – THE MAGAZINES
MOVIECAM offers two magazines for the SL:
[A] 400 ft / 120 m LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE for
shoulder operation
[B] 400 ft / 120 m LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE for
STEADICAM operation
Both magazines are extremely light and minimum
sized.
Caution: There is one important difference to the
other magazines of the MOVIECAM family: with the
SL MAGAZINES, it is not possible to shoot reverse.
With a SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER [MA], you may use
the following magazines of the COMPACT system on
the MOVIECAM SL (for shooting in both directions):
[C]
[D]
[E]
[F]
[G]
1.000 ft / 300 m LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
1.000 ft / 300 m MAGAZINE
500 ft / 150 m LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE
500 ft / 150 m MAGAZINE
400 ft / 120 m LIGHTWEIGHT MAGAZINE for
STEADYCAM operation.
For more information about those magazines, please
consult the COMPACT USERS GUIDE.
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Fig. 20 – THE SL MAGAZINES
The digital footage counter displays the remaining
footage; 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 in order to load the on-board battery and to
reactivate the display. The magazine battery usually
recharges automatically during the shooting period.
After loading the magazine, use the ”preset buttons“ to
input the length of film loaded.
By pressing the ”set button”, the footage counter stores
the input. It counts backward when the camera is
running.
The ”raw stock” display shows the length of remaining
unexposed film.
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[A]
[B]
Fig. 21 – THE SL MAGAZINES
The small lock lever [A] is, when locked, secured by a
spring steel safety tab [B].
Open the magazines 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!
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[A]
[A]
Fig. 22a – SL MAGAZINE INTERIOR
The construction of these magazines was based on
two important aspects: size and weight.
Regarding the size, these magazines were built as
active displacement - type magazines. This means the
take-up core continuously shifts from its start position
towards the feed core, while the feed core itself shifts
backward.
Regarding the weight, these brand-new magazines
were made out of a carbon compound.
Compared with aluminium magazines, this means less
weight but still the same stiffness and acoustic
properties.
Even though the magazines have torque motors,
heaters and digital footage counters, they are still very
lightweight and thus ideal for shoulder or STEADICAM
operation.
The core holders are mounted mobile to allow an
active displacement. Be sure that no dust enters the
two openings [A] at the bottom of the magazine.
The core holders are identical with those of the other
magazines described in the MOVIECAM COMPACT
or SUPERAMERICA USERS GUIDES.
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[R]
[B]
[R]
Fig. 22b – SL MAGAZINES INTERIOR
The difference between these two magazines is the
design of the light-traps [B] in which the roller
assemblies are mounted. The STEADICAM magazine
mount is designed in such a way that, throughout
shooting the 400 ft / 120 m film, the center of gravity
is maintained.
Important: As soon as film is wound onto the takeup core, the core will automatically be moved
toward the feed core. For this reason it is essential
that the small roll [R] is rotating easily.
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[F]
[I]
[G]
[H]
[J]
[J]
[J] Core locks
[H] Core holder release knob
Fig. 23a – LOADING THE LIGHTWEIGHT
SL MAGAZINES
1) Clean darkroom / changing bag.
2) Lay the magazine down carefully onto footage
counter side; roller assembly is facing you.
3) Lift magazine cover.
4) Check and clean magazine.
Now put a core [G] on the film plate [F] 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. In case you do not
hear the“clicks”, the core holder [H] pin has 
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[A]
[B]
Fig. 23b – LOADING THE LIGHTWEIGHT
SL MAGAZINES
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 [H] on core holder. Checking core
holders [I] and core locks [J]: By pressing the
release knob [H] on top of the core holder, the three
core locks move inward.
Caution: In case of a malfunction of the core
holder, do not disassemble – magazines should
be serviced at a MOVIECAM Rental House.
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. Gently push the film into the slot between
rail [A] and roller [B] until it emerges from the other
side.
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[C]
[D]
Fig. 23c – LOADING THE LIGHTWEIGHT
SL MAGAZINES
7) Pull approx. 50 cm film toward you. Unlock the
left core holder by depressing the release knob [H].
Place film roll onto core holder - do n o t press
toward magazine bottom (caution - film might be
scratched!). Because of the displacement
mechanism, great care must be taken that the film
rolls on both sides are absolutely flatly wound.
8) Insert film from outside into magazine between magazine nose [C] in roller assembly and right roller [D].
9) Feed film into core slot so that no acute angle forms
when turning the core clockwise (See page 56 Fig.
23d).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 the small take-up plate [F]. Make sure that
the film is not wound up below the recess of the
small roller [R]. The film windings on the feed side
must not protrude below plate – film might touch the
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magazine bottom.
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[R]
[E]
[F]
WRONG WAY
Fig. 23d – CORE HOLDER
10) Close and latch magazine after checking that
film is properly seated.
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.
When the light is on again:
11) Attach a loop protector and
12) Feed length of unexposed film into footage
counter.
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Notes:
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CHAPTER 5
THE SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER
CHAPTER 5
THE SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER
Fig. 24 – THE SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER
In order to mount the magazines from the COMPACT
system, MOVIECAM offers an SL MAGAZINE
ADAPTER that simulates the COMPACT camera
opening. To mount this ADAPTER to the SL body, you
have to slit it onto the rail, like an SL MAGAZINE itself.
Slide the SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER onto the rails
carefully until you hear a ”click” and the adapter sits
tight.
The other side of the ADAPTER is similar to the
magazine receptacle of the COMPACT TOP MOUNT
ADAPTER.
The left side of the SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER can be
opened, which makes threading the film easier.
For information about the mentioned TOP MOUNT
ADAPTER and the other compatible MOVIECAM
MAGAZINES, please consult the COMPACT USERS
GUIDE.
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Notes:
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THE SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER
CHAPTER 6
THE SL CARRYING HANDLE AND HANDGRIPS
CHAPTER 6
THE SL CARRYING HANDLE
AND HANDGRIPS
[C]
[A]
[B]
[3]
Fig. 25 – THE CARRYING HANDLE
The SL CARRYING HANDLE is mounted onto the
accessory dovetail bracket [3] and fixed with two
screws. One screw [A] is tightened with an M5 Allen
screwdriver, the other by turning the knurled knob [B].
Make sure to mount the carrying handle firmly and
properly.
With the two knurled knobs [C], you may change the
position of the carrying handle.
The actual SL CARRYING HANDLE is only designed to
carry the camera equipped with the SL OPTICAL
VIEWFINDER. Other CARRYING HANDLES will soon
be designed for the SL equipped with other
Viewfinders.
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[C]
[D]
[A]
[22] [B]
[E]
Fig. 26 – THE RIGHT HANDGRIP
For handheld operation, MOVIECAM offers an
ergonomically designed RIGHT 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 the other one [7]
on the camera left side and vice versa. The RIGHT
HANDGRIP is fixed to the MOVIECAM SL by means of
a small MOUNTING RAIL [B]. The mounting rail is slid
onto the handgrip attachment [22] of the camera and
has a rosette with screw whose mobile latch permits
easier handling. Due to the rosette joint [C], the RIGHT
HANDGRIP may be attached firmly at any vertical
angle.
A further accessory is the RIGHT HANDGRIP
EXTENSION [D] that permits to adjust the handgrip
position ergonomically. This extension facilitates the
simultaneous use of the RIGHT HANDGRIP and
STUDIO FOLLOW FOCUS.
Do not forget to tighten the screws [E] and to connect
the handgrip plug to the on/off button outlet
( Fig.2) [1].
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[A]
[B] [A]
[C]
Fig. 27 – THE LEFT HANDGRIP
MOVIECAM provides an additional handgrip for the
camera left side that can be turned in any direction.
Slide the 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 (one-sided
strain!).
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Fig. 28 – THE SL LIGHTWEIGHT BASE PLATE
An extremely lightweight SL BASE PLATE has been
designed for hand held operation with the
MOVIECAM SL.
This base plate consists of two parts:
One part is attached to the camera, the other to the
camera head. To attach the camera to the camera
head, simply slide the plate rods into their
counterparts.
Caution: This base plate is available only for the
Standard 35 configuration.
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CHAPTER 7
THE INTERIOR OF THE SL
CHAPTER 7
THE INTERIOR OF THE SL
[O]
[N1]
[E]
[F]
[D1]
[G]
[H]
[D2]
[M1]
[L1]
[I]
[J]
[A]
[K]
[X]
[Y]
[L2]
[M2]
[C]
[N2]
[B]
Fig. 29 – THE SL INTERIOR
[A]
[B]
[C]
[D1]
[D2]
[E]
[F]
[G]
[H]
[I]
[J]
[K]
[L1]
[L2]
[M1]
[M2]
[N1]
[N2]
[O]
[X]
[Y]
Movement block
Lock lever for lower aperture plate
Lower aperture plate
Upper aperture plate
Gate
Handle of upper aperture plate
Lock lever for upper aperture plate
Front film guide
Pressure plate
Pressure block
Lever of movement block
Inching knob
Upper rear film guide
Lower rear film guide
Upper sprocket
Lower sprocket
Release knob for upper rear film guide
Release knob for lower rear film guide
Buckle switch
Mounting rail for aperture plates (hided)
Pitch adjustment screw
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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 been built into
the movement block of the SL.
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 counterclockwise, 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.
Remark:
The interior of the SL looks similar to that of the other
MOVIECAM cameras, but the rear film guides and the
rear buckle switches are mounted differently. Both rear
film guides can be opened by pressing the release
knobs [N1, N2] or closed by pushing the guides
towards the sprocket wheels. Notice that the upper
wheel has, contrary to the one of the MOVIECAM
COMPACT, two rows of sprockets.
The movement block and other parts, like the LOWER
APERTURE PLATE, the GROUND GLASSES, the mirror
shutter etc. are identical with those of the MOVIECAM
COMPACT.
The description of those parts can be found in the
COMPACT USERS GUIDE.
The UPPER APERTURE PLATE (gate) as well as the
PRESSURE PLATE of the SL have newly designed grips
– they are not compatible with other MOVIECAM
cameras.
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Fig. 30 – GROUND GLASSES
The SL is equipped with the same GROUND
GLASSES as the other MOVIECAM cameras.
GROUND GLASSES with the following markings are
available:
STANDARD 35 formats:
1 : 1.375 (Academy)
1 : 1.375 + TV
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 (camera + projector)
1 : 1.66 + TV
1 : 1.66 + 1 : 1.85
1 : 1.78 (HDTV)
1 : 1.85
1 : 1.85 (camera + projector)
1 : 1.85 + TV
1 : 2.35 (scope)
SUPER 35 formats:
Superscope 35
Superscope 35 (camera + projector)
Superscope 35 + TV
Super 1 : 1.85
Super 1 : 1.85 + TV
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Fig. 31a – CHANGING THE
GROUND GLASSES
The ground glass of the MOVIECAM SL lies flat on
top of the mirror shutter and has a metal holder with
a thread in the right front corner. Use the
MOVIECAM COMBITOOL [T4] to exchange the
ground glass as follows:
1.
Disconnect the camera
2.
Remove lens or cavity cap.
3.
Open the camera door. Turn the inching button
[K] to clear the mirror shutter out of the way.
4.
Screw the MOVIECAM COMBITOOL into the
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GROUND GLASS metal holder.
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Fig. 31b – CHANGING THE
GROUND GLASSES
When the COMBITOOL sits tight, pull out the ground
glass gently.
5.
Clean the GROUND GLASS gently with a very
soft brush or a vacuum cleaner.
Caution: Do not touch with fingers or a solid
object! Do not moisten or wipe!
6.
When screwing the COMBITOOL in or out,
hold the ground glass holder only.
7.
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!
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[d]
[c]
[b]
[a]
[e]
Fig. 32 – UPPER APERTURE PLATE
Film Gate with Gate Matte is integrated in the UPPER
APERTURE PLATE.
Four UPPER APERTURE PLATES are available:
1
1
1
1
:
:
:
:
1.33 Full aperture
1.375 Academy
1.66
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. hair or film
dust, the fine Gate Matte [a] in the aperture plate is
slightly recessed. The openings [b] for the registration
pins are located left and right of the gate. A 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 properly and carefully – should you clean it
with a small brush or an orangewood stick.
Caution:
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Never ever lubricate the aperture plate!
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[E]
[F]
[J]
Fig. 33a – MOUNTING OF THE UPPER
APERTURE PLATE
The image plane is located between the UPPER
APERTURE PLATE and the PRESSURE PLATE. Both
aperture plates (upper and lower) are attached to
notched brackets. For mounting, the UPPER
APERTURE PLATE has V-shaped notches at its top [d]
and bottom [e] edges. These notches must be
absolutely clean to make sure the aperture plate can
be seated properly. The V-shaped bottom edge of
the UPPER APERTURE PLATE, seated on the rail [X], 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!
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[F]
[E]
[X]
Fig. 33b – MOUNTING OF THE UPPER
APERTURE PLATE
Insert 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 aperture plate only parallel
to the rail [X]!
Caution: In case the aperture plate is slanting,
start inserting again.
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[X]
[J]
[C]
[B]
Fig. 34 – LOWER APERTURE PLATE
Like the upper plate, the lower one also has
V-shaped notches at its top and bottom edges.
The LOWER APERTURE PLATE has two slots for the
pulldown claws.
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.
When removing 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.
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
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 aperture plate in.
4. Lock the LOWER APERTURE PLATE in the
camera by releasing the spring loaded
lever [B].
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[G]
[B]
[I]
[H]
[a]
Fig. 35 – PRESSURE PLATE
In the front 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 lintfree 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.
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Fig. 36a – MIRROR SHUTTER
The opening angle of the mirror shutter ranges from
22,5° to 180°. To check or adjust the mirror shutter
angle, proceed as follows:
1. Important: disconnect the camera.
2. Remove lens or cavity cap and open the camera
door.
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[b]
[a]
[T4]
Fig. 36b – MIRROR SHUTTER
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 six positive stops for the
following shutter angles:
22,5°, 45°, 90°, 120°, 144°, 172.8°, 180°.
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Notes:
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CHAPTER 8
THE POWER SUPPLIES
CHAPTER 8
THE POWER SUPPLIES
[a]
[g]
[b]
[h]
[c]
[f]
[d]
[e]
Fig. 37 – THE POWER SUPPLY
[a] [b] [c] [d] [e] [f] [g] [h] -
Main switch
Camera supply 24V / 8A stabilized
Charge start button
Charger control green LED
Plug socket 110V or 220V
Battery charger 24V / 1,3 A
Connector 110V / 220V, 50/60 Hz
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 camera is powered either by the MOVIECAM
POWER UNIT or a MOVIECAM BATTERY BLOCK.
The MOVIECAM SL is operated with a constant
voltage of 24 V. Under normal working conditions
(approx. 25° C / color film in SL 400 ft - 120m
MAGAZINE / 24 fps), the camera consumes 2,5A.
The camera red diode lights up in case the voltage
drops below 20,5 V.
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The integrated, thermostatically controlled heating
elements need approx. 15 W, even when the camera
is not running.
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 UNIT body.
Caution:
Prior to connecting the power unit with the mains,
check the given voltage and, if necessary, adjust the
selector at the power 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 UNIT not
only to operate the camera (switch lights red), but also
when the power unit serves as battery charger.
Charging needs approx. 4-6 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 in-built
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
selector and the glass fuse 2 A slow (5 x 20 mm).
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[a]
[b]
[c]
Fig. 38 – THE MOVIECAM BATTERY BLOCK
The 7Ah 24V 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 on-board charger switches
off and the LED extinguishes.
To operate the MOVIECAM SL, plug the red CAMERA
CABLE into the 24 V outlet [a].
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[16]
[17]
[16] - Power receptacle
[17] - Cover of the Main Fuse mount
Fig. 39 – CAMERA POWER SUPPLY
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 SL.
Both coiled cables may be stretched up to approx.
2,5 m. 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 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.
If the camera is properly connected to a power supply
(loaded battery or main adapter), the display will light
up and the camera is ready to run. In case it does not
light up, you have to check with a meter if 24 V are
supplied. If this is the case, remove the small cover
[17] and exchange the glass fuse 5 x 20 mm (6,3 A
/ slow). If the display does not light up or the camera
does not run after the exchange, the camera has to be
checked at the rental house.
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to camera
[a]
[b]
from battery
Fig. 40 – ADJUSTABLE VOLTAGE STABILIZER
The MOVIECAM DC-DC converter stabilizes the
battery voltage to the maximum performance for the SL.
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.
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CHAPTER 9
THREADING THE SL
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[25a]
[25b]
[13]
[Q]
[P]
[13]
Fig. 41 – CAMERA DOOR LOCK
[13] [25a] [25b] [P] [Q] -
Mounting rail
Magazine / Magazine adapter release button
Magazine / Magazine adapter lock
Door lock conterpart
Rear buckle switch
The door lock is designed in a way that, when turning
this lock, the door is pressed onto the body which
protects it against light leakage.
In case the door does not close properly, check
whether the movement block is in its front position and
the film guides are closed.
Only then the door can be locked properly.
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[13]
[25a]
[Q]
Fig. 42 – THE MAGAZINE/ADAPTER
MOUNTING RAIL
Contrary to the magazine receptacle of the
SUPERAMERICA and the COMPACT, where the
magazines are suspended on a rail and swing
towards the camera body, the magazine receptacle of
the SL is designed with an upper and a lower rail [13]
where the SL magazines are slid on.
On top of the mounting rail is a lock to secure the
magazine or the adapter. By pressing the small knob
[25a], this lock [25b] (Fig. 42) is released and the
magazine or magazine adapter can be removed.
The rear buckle switch [Q] is located on a plate in the
middle of the magazine receptacle.
This plate serves at the same time as counterpart of the
door lock.
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[N1]
[L1]
[J]
[L2]
[N2]
Fig. 43 – THREADING FILM IN THE SL
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
pressing the release knobs [N1+ N2]
4. Pull film loop (approx.10 cm) out of magazine.

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[13]
[13]
Fig. 44 – THREADING FILM IN THE SL
5a. Threading the film in the SL using the
SL MAGAZINES
Slide the magazine onto the body until you hear a
”click”.
Take care not to put the magazine on its edges,

do not force!
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[MA]
Fig. 45a – THREADING FILM IN THE SL
5b. Threading the film in the SL using the SL
MAGAZINE ADPTER [MA] and COMPACT
MAGAZINES
Install the SL MAGAZINE ADAPTER like an SL
MAGAZINE by sliding it onto the rail until you hear

a ”click”.
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[MA]
[D]
Fig. 45b – THREADING FILM IN THE SL
Attach magazine mounting claw to the adapter
mounting rail. Insert film loop through the adapter
in the camera.
For easier threading, the adapter door [D] can be
opened.
Grab the film loop and swing magazine forward
toward the adapter until it engages in the latch.

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[D]
Fig. 46 – THREADING FILM IN THE SL
Caution: The latch of the adapter must be open!
Do not crimp or fold the film!
Do not forget: Lock the magazine on the adapter by
pulling the adapter locking lever forward.

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[M1]
[M2]
[L2]
Fig. 47a – THREADING FILM IN THE SL
From now on same handling with SL or COMPACT
MAGAZINES.
6. Pull film loop toward film gate and insert between
film guides [L1 + L2] and sprocket-wheels [M1 +

M2].
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[L1] [M1]
[A]
[M2]
[L2]
Fig. 47b - THREADING FILM IN THE SL
Then thread film between film gate and movement
block [A] 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 button also activates these
winders. To avoid this when loading film, just
disconnect the camera from power.
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[M1]
[L1]
[M2]
[L2]
Fig. 48 – THREADING FILM IN THE SL
7. Swing guide rails toward the sprocket-wheels
[M1 + M2] by moving the latches [L1 + L2].
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
[J]
[K1]
[A]
Fig. 49 – THREADING FILM IN THE SL
8. Turn the lever [J] with one hand gently counterclockwise 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 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.
Caution:
Sprocket must engage properly in perforation!
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
[M1]
[K]
Fig. 50 – THREADING FILM IN THE SL
9. To adjust loop length, turn inching knob [K] to the
position (dot) marked ”LOOP”.
10. Form upper film loop to the ”LOOP” mark
engraved on the rear side of the camera interior
by depressing and turning the sprocket button [M1].

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[M2]
Fig. 51 – THREADING FILM IN THE SL
11. Repeat this procedure with the lower film loop.
12. Film should always be tightened now by the
winders. If not, check that the locking levers are in
shooting position. The film is tightened by shortly
pressing the multi-functional knob [9] (see Fig. 52).
13. To conduct a test run, run camera shortly at its
regular frame speed.
14. When closing the camera door, care should be
taken that the camera interior is clean and the
door lock is flush with the door.
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[9]
Fig. 52 – DUST CHECK
When manually switching off the camera, the
electronic system of the MOVIECAM SL 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 multifunctional button [9] for 2 seconds. Inspect the gate by
either shining a flashlight through the lens or removing
the lens. By pressing the multi-functional button, the
letters ”dc“ are displayed on the control board. The
camera can then be switched on only after pressing
the multi-functional button 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 pressing
the multi-functional button.
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CHAPTER 10
THE ACCESSORY BOXES
CHAPTER 10
THE ACCESSORY BOXES
Fig. 53 – THE ACCESSORY CONNECTOR
From the MOVIECAM family, three ACCESSORY
BOXES can be used with the SL:
the SUPER SPEED CONTROL BOX, the SYNCO
BOX and the REMOTE CONTROL BOX.
Those ACCESSORY BOXES must be new types
which have digital displays.
The AATON CODE BOX cannot be used because
the SL is not equipped with an LED to record the
code.
In order to use the SUPER SPEED CONTROL BOX
and the SYNCO BOX, MOVIECAMsupplies an
interface cable.
The REMOTE CONTROL BOX is provided either with
a plug for attachment on the COMPACT
VIEWFINDERS or with an SL connector.
After removing the small cover [18] (see Fig. 5/page
23) at the camera right side, you may plug the
INTERFACE CABLE or the REMOTE CONTROL
CABLE into the accessory connector and secure it
with an M5 Allen screw.
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Fig. 54 – THE ACCESSORY BOX
INTERFACE
At the other end of the interface cable, there is an
attachment plate to mount the boxes.
Features and handling of the boxes, including the
IRIS CONTROL device, the SPEEDBOX REMOTE
CONTROL WHEEL and the MAIN SYNC ADAPTER,
are described in the COMPACT USERS GUIDE.
Please do not forget:
Using the SPEEDBOX, you may shoot forward from
2 to 40 fps (not 50 fps, as with the COMPACT ). If
you want to shoot reverse (12 to 32 fps), you have
to use a COMPACT MAGAZINE.
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[d]
[c]
[b]
[e]
[a]
[f]
[g]
Fig. 55 – REMOTE CONTROL
To connect the SL REMOTE CONTROL CABLE with
the MOVIECAM SL camera, remove first the interface
plug cover (Fig. 5 [18]) on the right side of the
camera; then plug in the connector.
When using viewfinders from the COMPACT system,
you may also use the COMPACT REMOTE
CONTROL CABLE.
The REMOTE CONTROL BOX works as both on/off
switch [g] 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 display [c] is on. By pressing the check button [a], the preset frame speed or a warning sign
appears on the ”FPS“-display. It can be reset to ”0“
by pushing the reset button [f].The ”FPS“ will be
shown when you switch on the camera.
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CHAPTER 11
SUPPORT, FOLLOW FOCUS AND MATTE BOX
CHAPTER 11
SUPPORT, FOLLOW FOCUS
AND MATTE BOX
[A]
[A] -ARRI axis
Fig. 56 – CAMERA BASE PLATE
Remarks:
Apart from the SL LIGHTWEIGHT BASE PLATE, further
support systems of the MOVIECAM COMPACT can
be used together with the SL.
There is one important difference, however, between
COMPACT and SL: the camera base of the SL is
provided with bore holes in ARRI axis standard only.
SUPPORT RODS and, subsequently, LENS SUPPORT,
MATTEBOX, 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.
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.
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[43]
[J]
[42]
Fig. 57 – BASE PLATE (35/S 35)
[42] - Adjusting rings
[43] - Locking lever
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 [42]. Just press both
sliders [43] toward the center and turn the rings so
that each one of the two dots of the same color face
the center and the locating pins engage in the holes.
White = STANDARD 35 format
Red = SUPER 35 format
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[a]
Fig. 58a – LENS SUPPORT
Mount the LENS SUPPORT to both SUPPORT RODS
and tighten the lever [a].
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[c]
[c]
[a]
[b]
Fig. 58b – LENS SUPPORT
The MOVIECAM LENS SUPPORT can be adjusted to
either MOVIECAM (MC) [a] or ARRIFLEX (ARRI) [b]
standard.
The lower part of the support ring is attached
asymmetrically and may thus be turned 180° after
loosening the two M4 Allen fixing screws [c]. This
shifts the ring´s central axis to the center of the
standard selected.
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[a]
Fig. 59 – STUDIO FOLLOW FOCUS
Slide the MOVIECAM FOLLOW FOCUS onto the
SUPPORT RODS and tighten it with the lock lever [a].
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[g]
[d]
[c]
[a]
[b]
[d]
[e]
Fig. 60/61 – STUDIO FOLLOW FOCUS
MOVIECAM provides several accessories for the
STUDIO FOLLOW FOCUS, e.g. focus extension
levers [a] and flexible shafts [b] (easy to mount with a
squared stick-in system [c]), as well as various gears
[d] for the different lenses, e.g. COOKE, ZEISS,
CANON, ANGENIEUX and MOVIELENS.
Loosen the locking lever [e] and swing the small

driver arm [f] toward the lens gear.
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[g]
[i]
[y]
[x]
[h]
Fig. 62/63 – STUDIO FOLLOW FOCUS
For each lens, two magnetic discs [g] for individual
marks should be available – one for each side of the
FOLLOW FOCUS.
Caution: When attaching these discs, the locating
pins [x] have to engage in the holes [y] .
The STUDIO FOLLOW FOCUS has a two gear
drive. To change gear, press the small button [h] and
simultaneously move the wheel [i] forward or
backward.
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[b]
[a]
[c]
[3]
Fig. 64 – LIGHTWEIGHT FOLLOW FOCUS
The MOVIECAM LIGHTWEIGHT FOLLOW FOCUS
is used mainly for handheld operation. It has no
scales; the distance has to be read directly off the
lens barrel. After the squared support rod [a] is
attached with a screw to the dove tail bracket [3] on
the camera front, mount the LIGHTWEIGHT
FOLLOW FOCUS to this rod. Fix it with the screw [b]
until the gear [c] attached to the driver arm engages

in the lens gear.
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[d]
[f]
[f]
[3]
[e]
[b]
[d]
[a]
[f]
Fig. 65/66 – LIGHTWEIGHT FOLLOW FOCUS
The lever [d] at the rear of the LIGHTWEIGHT
FOLLOW FOCUS is used to swing and adjust the
small driver arm. A small gear, used for prime lenses
(e.g. ZEISS), is attached to the end of this arm.
The operating wheels are attached to either left [e] or
right [f] side of the follow focus.
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[c]
[d]
[b]
[a]
Fig. 67 – MATTE BOX
This MATTE BOX is equipped with two filter stages
[b] for altogether four 6.6”x 6.6” filters, two each
rotatable and sliding through, as well as two toothed
filter frames, operable with a rotary knob or flexible
shaft. The 4x filter stage has a receptacle [a] on the
rear for 6”, 138mm or 4 1/2” filter rings, as well as
for reflex prevention rings [e] and an additional 4” x
4” filter stage. The 4x filter stage can be interchanged against other filter stages. The MATTE BOX
can be swung open to the front for easy lens
cleaning.
By lifting the lever [d] on the top right side, unlock the
MATTE BOX and swing it open to the front. After
swinging it back, care should be taken that the lever
locks into place again. Additional holders [c] on the

MATTE BOX serve for fastening French flags.
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[f]
[e]
[h]
[g]
Fig. 68/69 – MATTE BOX
The MATTE BOX holds two filter stages for altogether
four 6,6” x 6,6” filters, two each rotatable (knob [f])
and sliding. Each filter stage has an attachment at
the rear for 6” , 138 mm or 4 1/2” filter rings, rubber
donuts (reflex prevention rings) [e] and an additional
4” x 4” filter holder.
Some filter stages have a gear drive that may be
operated with the hand wheel [g] via a flexible shaft
to move a toothed filter frame [h].
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[n]
[l]
[o] [m]
[j]
[i]
[k]
[i]
[h]
Fig. 70/71 – MATTE BOX
The MATTE BOX with its filter stages is attached mobile
to two short rods [i]. The gear [j] engages in the toothed
lower rod [k]. To move the MATTE BOX forward or
backward without having to move the whole bracket,
loosen the locking lever [l] and turn the gear [j].
The asymmetrical upper bracket [m] allows to
adjust the MATTE BOX to the lens more precisely.
Loosen the adjusting screw [n] and turn the knob [o] at
the rear end of the upper rod.
Caution: When using graduate filters, care should be
taken that the filter, when in its lower position, does
not touch the rods.
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CHAPTER 12
MISCELLANEOUS
CHAPTER 12
MISCELLANEOUS
[A]
[8]
Fig. 72 – ASSISTANT WORK LIGHT
[8] - Connectors
[A] - On/off switch
The ASSISTANT WORK LIGHT is mounted either on
top of the SL body, on top of a READOUT or on top of
a MOVIELITE like a flash to a still camera.
After loosening the fixing screw, slide the light shoe
into one of the several brackets and tighten the screw.
Disconnect the camera, then connect the short coiled
cable (similar to that of the eyecup heater) to the
connector [8]. The light is switched on by turning its
cap [A].
Always carry a spare bulb (24 V/4 W) with you.
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[T1]
8-10 mm
screwdriver
[T2]
5 mm ballpoint
hex socket
screwdriver
(M5 Allen
screwdriver)
M5
[T3]
2 mm screwdriver
[T4]
MOVIECAM
COMBITOOL
Fig. 73 – TOOLS
In addition to the various cleaning tools, the camera
assistant needs only four other tools to work with the
MOVIECAM SL:
With [T1], you attach the BASE PLATE to the camera.
With [T2], you can mount and remove e.g. VIEWFINDER, HANDGRIPS etc.
[T3] is used for different tasks which should, however,
best be left to the experts of the rental house.
With [T4], you exchange the GROUND GLASS and
set the mirror shutter angle.
Caution: Compressed air should only be used for
blowing the magazines! Apart from this, high
pressure does more harm than good, especially to
glass surfaces.
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Fig. 74 – DIRECTORS FINDER
The DIRECTORS FINDER allows to look for set-ups by
using the lenses of the MOVIECAM SL. GROUND
GLASSES, COMPACT VIEWFINDER systems and
RIGHT HANDGRIP may be attached to the directors
finder in the same way as to the camera.
VIEWFINDER - even VIDEO CAMERAS, prime
lenses, an own GROUND GLASS (same format as in
the MOVIECAM SL) and RIGHT HANDGRIP are
usually mounted to the DIRECTORS VIEWFINDER.
The threaded socket (M5) at the rear of the finder
and the pin hole can be used as finder attachment.
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Now that you have read the whole manual, you
already know the SL by heart.
Just attach the tape measure to the hook and start
shooting.
Good luck!
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APPENDIX
CONNECTORS AND CABLES
CONNECTORS AND CABLES
Warning! Diagrams show factory standard. Socket and/or
pinning might have been changed by some rental houses.
SYNCO BOX
SYNC IN (female)
Top View
2
3
1
4
1
2
SYNC IN
MAINS IN 5V AC MAX
3
4
MAINS IN 5V AC MAX
GND (Ground, Return for Pilot)
Socket type: FISCHER D 103 A 053
VIDEO CAMERAS
VIDEO ASSIST OUT (female)
Top View
2
3
1
4
GND (ground)
+12V DC
N.C.
VIDEO SIG. OUT
1
2
3
4
Socket type: FISCHER D 102 A 053
MOVIECAM PILOT CABLE
FOR NAGRA IV PLUG (Bottom view)
MOVIECAM
NAGRA
SYNC OUT
SYNC INPUT
PILOT (50 or 60 Hz)
CRYSTAL
GND
CLAPPER
Plug type: FISCHER S 103 A 054
male
BINDER 680-1-9-0309-00-04
male
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CONNECTORS AND CABLES
CAMERA FRONT
24 V SUPPLY OUTLET
Top View
+24 V
GND
(2 Amps. max.)
(female)
Socket type: FISCHER D 103 A 051
CAMERA RIGHT SIDE
SYNC OUT (female)
Top View
1
3
2
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)
4
2
3
4
1
5
5
Socket type: FISCHER D 103 A 054
MOVIECAM DC SUPPLY CABLE
BATTERY
1
2
CAMERA
4
1
4
3
3
2
+ 24 V
+ 24 V
GND
4 PINS XLR (male)
4 PINS XLR (female)
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