Vertical Vibration Isolator - Chapman Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc

Vertical Vibration Isolator - Chapman Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc
Vertical Vibration Isolator
USER GUIDE
Operational Instructions & Specifications
Includes the
Small,
Medium
and Large
Vertical Vibration
Isolators
It is Chapman/Leonard’s goal to provide the best camera support equipment with
exceptional Customer Service. Therefore, we are compiling this User Guide to aid in
the reordering of Replacement Parts for your Leased Equipment.
For any questions regarding this User Guide, please contact
Customer Service at 888-883-6559 or 818-764-6726.
Chapman/Leonard Certified Locations:
MAIN OFFICE
12950 Raymer Street,
North Hollywood, CA 91605
888-883-6559
or 818-764-6726
Fax: 818-764-6730
or 818-764-4347
Texas
1901 E. 51st Street, Suite 38
Austin, Texas 78723
512-473-0084
or 888-758-4826
Fax: 512-473-0042
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Canada
888-883-6559
or 818-764-6726
Fax: 818-764-6730
or 818-764-4347
UK and Europe
Chapman Leonard Studio
Equipment, Ltd.
Unit 5
Kingley Park Station Road
Kings Langley, Herts
England WD4 8GW
01923 265 953
Louisiana
660 Distributors Row Suite C & D
Elmwood Business Park
New Orleans, LA 70123
888-758-4826
Florida
9460 Delegates Drive
Orlando, Florida 32837
888-337-8243
or 407-851-3456
Fax: 407-855-1653
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Vertical Vibration Isolators
CONTENTS
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Description and Use of Small Vibration Isolator
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Chapman Vibration Isolators
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Specifications - Small Vibration Isolator
7
Changing Springs on the Small Vibration Isolator
8
Specifications - Medium Vibration Isolator
9
Specifications - Large Vibration Isolator
10 Adjusting the Springs
13 Horizontal Vibration Isolator
14 Center Spring Removal
16 Mounting Accessories for the Vertical Vibration Isolator
17 Adjusting the Gimbal
18 Adjusting the Springs
20 Adjusting the Shock Dampeners
21 Tech Support
22 Map - Chapman-Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.
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Vertical Vibration Isolator Small (VVIS)
Vertical Vibration Isolators
The Vertical Vibration Isolator can be over slung or under slung. It mounts easily on any standard camera
platform and may be combined with any remote or fluid head that you wish to use.
Chapman’s Vertical Vibration Isolator protects your shot from the jarring effects of an uneven terrain.
Using a system of springs and hydraulic dampeners, the Vertical Vibration Isolator smooths out the small
rhythmic vibrations of a traveling shot as well as dampening those sudden, unexpected jolts that a stone or a
pothole can produce.
The Vertical Vibration Isolator Small can accommodate any camera package: from 5 - 220 lb The compact design
of the Vertical Vibration Isolator Small allows it to be mounted on any dolly with a standard Mitchell mount.
Chapman’s Vertical Vibration Isolator Small protects your shot from the jarring effects of an uneven terrain.
Using a system of springs and hydraulic dampeners, the Vertical Vibration Isolator Small smooths out the small
rhythmic vibrations of a traveling shot as well as dampening those sudden, unexpected jolts that a stone or a pothole can produce.
The Vertical Vibration Isolator in Under Slung mode with Gimbal.
In many situations, the Vertical Vibration Isolator Small eliminates the need for dolly track.
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Vertical Vibration Isolator Small
Changing the Springs
Vertical Vibration Isolator Small (VVIS)
(VVIS)
Smaller, Lighter and Just As Strong
Item # 26500
Height of Unit
Width of Unit
Length of Unit
Camera Mount Offset
Load Capacity
Weight of Unit
Vertical Travel
Mounting Base
Total Shipping Weight
71/2”
83/4”
20”
12”
5 - 220 lb
25 lb
10”
19 cm
22.2 cm
50.8 cm
30.5 cm
2.3 - 99 kg
11.3 kg
25.4 cm
Standard Mitchell Mount
52 lb Vertical Vibration Isolator Small (VVIS)
Accessories and Case
23.6 kg
For Payload Range
Use
Up to 17 lb
1 Black spring
15 lb to 57.5 lb
2 Black springs
30 lb to 75 lb
1 Silver spring
70 lb to 115 lb
1 Silver / 1 Black spring
115 lb to 175 lb
2 Silver springs
175 lb to 220 lb
2 Silver / 2 Black springs
12” Offset from
Center Line of
Mitchell Mount
to Center Line of
Mitchell Mount
• Waterproof
• Heavy Duty Construction
• Easy Setup
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• 360 Degree Rotation
• Accepts Standard Mitchell Mount
• Extra Dampening Capability
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Changing the Springs begins by having an assistant lift the complete camera package (payload) and
removing the rear Quick Release Pin.
NOTE: The Spring must be fully collapsed in order to pull the Quick Release Pin. Lengthening the
tie-rod may be necessary (by turning the turn buckle). The goal is to be sure there is no tension on the
Spring that is being removed.
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Vertical Vibration Isolator Medium
(VVIM)
Vertical Vibration Isolator Large
Item # 25000
Smaller, Lighter and Just As Strong
Item # 26000
Height of Unit
Width of Unit
Length of Unit
Load Capacity
Weight of Unit
Vertical Travel
Mounting Base
Total Shipping Weight
39.4 cm
151/2”
143/4”
37.5 cm
29”
73.7 cm
180 lbs.
81.65 kg
50 lbs.
22.7 kg
161/2”
42 cm
Standard Mitchell Mount
94 lbs. (Vertical Vibration Isolator only) 42.6 kg
Height of Unit
Width of Unit
Length of Unit
Load Capacity
Weight of Unit
Vertical Travel
Mounting Base
Total Shipping Weight
(VVIL)
16”
41 cm
18”
46 cm
36”
91 cm
210 lbs.
95.3 kg
62 lbs.
28.1 kg
22”
55.9 cm
Standard Mitchell Mount
126 lbs. (Vertical Vibration Isolator only)57.2 kg
• Waterproof
• Heavy Duty Construction
• Easy Setup
• 360 Degree Rotation
• Accepts Standard Mitchell Mount
• Extra Dampening Capability
The Vertical Vibration Isolator Medium
in Over Slung mode
with Horizontal Stabilizer
• Waterproof
• Heavy Duty Construction
• Easy Setup
• 360 Degree Rotation
• Accepts Standard Mitchell Mount
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Adjusting the Springs
Vertical Vibration Isolator Small (VVIS)
Mounting the
Vertical Vibration Isolator Small (VVIS)
A 1/4-28 socket head serves as a key and may be removed if necessary with a 3/16” Allen wrench, which is
included in the tool kit.
In this photo, a weight is being used to simulate a camera payload.
Adjust both turnbuckles until the leveling rods are parallel to the base (assuming level head is level).
This view of the underside of the Vertical Vibration Isolator Small shows the key (socket head) being
removed.
Close up view of turnbuckle.
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Mount the Vertical Vibration Isolator Small to the Leveling Head. Rotate to a comfortable position and
attach the Castle Ring from below.
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Changing the Springs
Vertical Vibration Isolator Small (VVIS)
Before attaching the rear end of the spring, be sure
the 2 piece bushing set is installed.
Mounting the
Horizontal Vibration Isolator
Using a Horizontal Vibration
Isolator enhances the
performance of the Vertical
Vibration Isolator Small.
Used in combination,
vibrations in both the
horizontal and vertical
planes are eliminated.
The use of heavy grease will retain the split
bushings in place.
It is important to check this feature during all
changeovers.
Mount the Horizontal
Vibration Isolator so that the
”F” (marked on the underside)
is pointing forward. (Pointed
toward the front of the dolly or
in the direction of travel).
Lift up the complete payload package. It is recommended that 2 people perform this step. Line up
the rear spring and attach the rear Quick Release
Pin. Adjust the turnbuckle as described in the
Spring Setup section of this User Guide. (page 8)
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Removing Center Spring
Vertical Vibration Isolators
Removing Center Spring
Vertical Vibration Isolators
To remove the center spring,
start with a complete mounted
camera package setup.
Next, push down on the fork
until the tie-rod is free to
swing up.
Remove tension on the center
spring by lifting up on the fork
and pulling the quick release pin.
Now rotate and slide the
spring off the bushing and
remove.
It may be necessary to shorten
the tie-rod with a 1/2” wrench (on
the center spring only). This will
allow removal.
NOTE: Place all removed parts in the case to avoid
loss of parts.
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Mounting the
Vertical Vibration Isolators
Before the Vibration Isolator is set up, ensure that
the base is level and is on level ground. This will
ensure that you get equal vertical travel upward and
downward.
Gimbal
Vertical Vibration Isolators
The Gimbal System
Mount the Vibration Isolator fork with a castle nut.
Mount the Gimbal for under slung remote heads and
fluid heads.
When adjusting the dampening on the gimbal, always
adjust the compression and tension equally on each
dampener. For typical payloads, all 4 adjustment knobs
should be set to position 3 (three clicks from closed).
When the camera package is mounted, a good rule of
thumb in checking the dampening is to pull the camera
in any direction and let go. It should return to center in
approx. 1 second without swinging past center.
Standard Horizontal
Vibration Isolator
In some Gyro setups less dampening may be necessary
(0.7 seconds).
Mount standard Horizontal Vibration Isolator on
the Vertical Vibration Isolator Medium for over
slung manual heads or fluid heads.
NOTE: Use 3” riser with Vibration Isolator Medium to clear the leveling rods when mounting horizontal.
Vertical Vibration Isolator Medium
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The Gimbal shock
adjustment knobs
(typical).
NOTE:
NEVER Use More Dampening Than Is Absolutely
Necessary.
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Adjusting the Springs and Dampening System
Vertical Vibration Isolators
Adjusting the Springs
Vertical Vibration Isolators
Set up the camera package complete, and have it mounted on the Vertical Vibration Isolator before making any
adjustments to the spring tension or dampening controls.
With the complete camera payload attached, start with the spring adjustments. Payloads of 80-110 lbs. could
require the removal of the center spring. To remove the center spiring, see spring removal - pages 11-12.
These Tie Rods must be adjusted evenly.
NOTE: Check that the springs fully collapse before the dampener. To do this, one or two people can lift the
fork until the spring is fully compressed. If the shock cylinders collapse first (before springs are fully
compressed), loosen up the tie-rods. See below to avoid damage to the components (continued on
next page).
How to Adjust
Using 1/2” open end wrench adjust all three tie rods attached
to springs evenly until the Vertical Vibration Isolator fork is
level. We recommend 2-5 flats at a time. Be sure to count
each turn so that all the springs are pulled evenly.
Cross section view of typical nut.
FLAT
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About 1/8” - 3/16” of the dampening rod should be showing
when the spring is fully collapsed.
A fully collapsed spring looks
like this.
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Vertical Vibration Isolators
Adjusting the Shock Dampeners
Vertical Vibration Isolators
For Specific Technical Questions relating to the Vertical Vibration Isolator or any of our other products,
the following Technicians can help you:
Use the knob to increase/decrease dampening.
Turning the knob Clockwise closes the valve and eliminates the dampening effects of the shock absorber.
Use the minimum amount of dampening possible. Too much dampening will allow higher frequency vibrations to
reach the camera. Under extreme off-road conditions it may be necessary to increase compression adjustments.
Adjust by rotating in the counter clockwise direction. This will make the dampener stiffer all the way through the
compression stroke (vertical travel up and return). There are 10 click positions in the clockwise direction.
The setting chosen must match on both shock dampeners. Click 2 positions on each and test the dampening
effect.
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Jason Sutton - North Hollywood, California
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FAX 818-764-2728
Adjustment Knob
NOTE:
Remember NEVER Use More Dampening Than
Is Absolutely Necessary.
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Vertical Vibration Isolator Small (VVIS)
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Vertical Vibration Isolators
The Customer should be sure that the Vertical Vibration Isolator is properly crated for shipment. Get a signed
receipt from the Shipping Company that will be transporting the Vertical Vibration Isolator. Keep the receipt from
the transport company indicating that the Vertical Vibration Isolator has been shipped to Chapman/Leonard Studio
Equipment, Inc.
When picking up or returning rental gear to Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc., please remember that
rentals are due back by 10 a.m. The Rental office is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to
12 Noon on Saturdays. Trucks should be backed up to the bays for easier loading. Advise the Rental Office of your
arrival.
After hours service is available. Call 888-883-6559.
All drivers should first report to the Rental Staff for paperwork. Unloading will not begin until the paperwork has been picked up and stamped. Our Rental Staff is well trained to process equipment and
documents quickly and courteously. It is our intent to get you back on
the road in a timely manner.
There is video surveillance of the loading dock area.
MAIN OFFICE:
Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.
12950 Raymer Street
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Raymer
Sherman Way
Coldwater Cyn.
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