Taperssection.com

Gear / Technical Help => Microphones & Setup => Topic started by: tim in jersey on June 11, 2018, 01:17:25 AM

Title: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on June 11, 2018, 01:17:25 AM
Old Thread: http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=151303.0

Super Clamp On Stage (https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=188646.msg2282615#msg2282615)

Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rocksuitcase on June 11, 2018, 01:31:09 AM
bump to join thread
clamp pron:
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: ycoop on June 11, 2018, 01:56:09 AM
I think it's about time I join this thread, now that I own a clamp (Manfrotto superclamp).

My first clampage ----> https://taperssection.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=186708.0;attach=131311;image
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on June 11, 2018, 02:08:52 AM
Not critiqueing, but a few wraps of e-tape on the 2' runs of Schoeps active cables have made a world of difference for me. I can deploy in about a minute and bust down in less time than that... And, if I plan ahead, I can actually  :cheers: with friends...
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on June 11, 2018, 02:19:07 AM
I think it's about time I join this thread, now that I own a clamp (Manfrotto superclamp).

My first clampage ----> https://taperssection.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=186708.0;attach=131311;image

Welcome! This is a DIY thread, AFAIC. Old salts and new eyes are always welcome...
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: morst on June 11, 2018, 04:28:27 AM

I'll put in a plug for using a safety cable, (or safety bond in UK) whenever hanging gear over people's heads or where it could crash down and hurt something if the clamp failed.
Here is a link to the safety cable used on what has become a standard stage lighting fixture, the "LEKO" which weighs a lot more than any microphone setup I've seen.

We can use their 5:1 safety ratio as a guide though 10:1 is not stupid. If your mics weigh 5 lbs with the clamp, get a "safety bond" that can hold 25 lbs and secure it running underneath the cables so it doesn't pinch them in case it needs to function.


https://www.etcconnect.com/Support/Articles/Source-Four-Safety-Cable.aspx (https://www.etcconnect.com/Support/Articles/Source-Four-Safety-Cable.aspx)


>This cable is a 30" long 1/8" diameter black wire rope cable with snap clamp fitted.The safety ratio of the cable is 5:1
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: ycoop on June 11, 2018, 05:04:48 AM

I'll put in a plug for using a safety cable, (or safety bond in UK) whenever hanging gear over people's heads or where it could crash down and hurt something if the clamp failed.
Here is a link to the safety cable used on what has become a standard stage lighting fixture, the "LEKO" which weighs a lot more than any microphone setup I've seen.

We can use their 5:1 safety ratio as a guide though 10:1 is not stupid. If your mics weigh 5 lbs with the clamp, get a "safety bond" that can hold 25 lbs and secure it running underneath the cables so it doesn't pinch them in case it needs to function.


https://www.etcconnect.com/Support/Articles/Source-Four-Safety-Cable.aspx (https://www.etcconnect.com/Support/Articles/Source-Four-Safety-Cable.aspx)


>This cable is a 30" long 1/8" diameter black wire rope cable with snap clamp fitted.The safety ratio of the cable is 5:1

Thank you for this. I was concerned the entire night about the clamp failing and someone getting hurt below. Getting a safety cable rated to a much higher weight for if I attach my soon-to-arrive extension pole from a balcony.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rocksuitcase on June 11, 2018, 11:19:12 AM
ycoop, I have 2 of those listed above, nothing we (amateur recordists) typically do mic/boom stand wise would require more than the 5:1 ratio unless you are running tube LD's. It looks "small" and is not very expensive, but will do the job.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rigpimp on June 11, 2018, 11:37:52 AM
I have a Bogen 3373 which is the 7' light stand.  I hacked the legs a little to give it a smaller footprint which sacrifices max height as well as stability a little. 

I want to clamp my Canon Vixia XA10 onto it for a static shot.  This is gonna make it more top heavy than it already is. 

Beside lowering the stand's center of gravity and taping the thing down does anyone have any tips on how to clamp the camera to my stand?  I have Rowis and a Superclamp but cannot get the camera out far enough away from the stand, or it is at the wrong angle.  Personally, I'd prefer the former since it weighs less.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: if_then_else on June 11, 2018, 11:51:48 AM
I have a Bogen 3373 which is the 7' light stand.  I hacked the legs a little to give it a smaller footprint which sacrifices max height as well as stability a little. 

I want to clamp my Canon Vixia XA10 onto it for a static shot.  This is gonna make it more top heavy than it already is. 

Beside lowering the stand's center of gravity and taping the thing down does anyone have any tips on how to clamp the camera to my stand?  I have Rowis and a Superclamp but cannot get the camera out far enough away from the stand, or it is at the wrong angle.  Personally, I'd prefer the former since it weighs less.

A magic arm / friction arm like this one:

:https://www.amazon.de/TARION-Edelstahl-Gelenkarm-Videoleuchte-Mikrophon/dp/B014F6G2TM/ref=pd_aw_sbs_421_of_11?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B014F6G2TM&pd_rd_r=5c69c7db-6d8e-11e8-a420-1b90d2848b1e&pd_rd_w=KWahE&pd_rd_wg=OvpCf&pf_rd_i=mobile-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&pf_rd_p=8822005502690862456&pf_rd_r=R5Y1NH327ERCN36Y7RQM&pf_rd_s=mobile-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=Z0KJNVGB8JDC9S4PS2H4&th=1

I'm sure the same thing is available under a lot of different brand names.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rigpimp on June 11, 2018, 12:21:38 PM
A magic arm / friction arm like this one:

:https://www.amazon.de/TARION-Edelstahl-Gelenkarm-Videoleuchte-Mikrophon/dp/B014F6G2TM/ref=pd_aw_sbs_421_of_11?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B014F6G2TM&pd_rd_r=5c69c7db-6d8e-11e8-a420-1b90d2848b1e&pd_rd_w=KWahE&pd_rd_wg=OvpCf&pf_rd_i=mobile-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&pf_rd_p=8822005502690862456&pf_rd_r=R5Y1NH327ERCN36Y7RQM&pf_rd_s=mobile-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=Z0KJNVGB8JDC9S4PS2H4&th=1

I'm sure the same thing is available under a lot of different brand names.

Cool, thanks for the fast reply!

Does that thing say it weighs 3 kilograms?  6.5 pounds?  I really only need something half that size I bet.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: if_then_else on June 11, 2018, 12:35:57 PM
A magic arm / friction arm like this one:

:https://www.amazon.de/TARION-Edelstahl-Gelenkarm-Videoleuchte-Mikrophon/dp/B014F6G2TM/ref=pd_aw_sbs_421_of_11?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B014F6G2TM&pd_rd_r=5c69c7db-6d8e-11e8-a420-1b90d2848b1e&pd_rd_w=KWahE&pd_rd_wg=OvpCf&pf_rd_i=mobile-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&pf_rd_p=8822005502690862456&pf_rd_r=R5Y1NH327ERCN36Y7RQM&pf_rd_s=mobile-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=Z0KJNVGB8JDC9S4PS2H4&th=1

I'm sure the same thing is available under a lot of different brand names.

Cool, thanks for the fast reply!

Does that thing say it weighs 3 kilograms?  6.5 pounds?  I really only need something half that size I bet.

No. The maximum **load** is 3kg / 6.5 pounds which should be enough for a small camera or a camcorder.
If you need more: Manfrotto 244N (very sturdy, extremely heavy and more expensive)
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: morst on June 11, 2018, 02:08:54 PM
I want to clamp my Canon Vixia XA10 onto it for a static shot.  This is gonna make it more top heavy than it already is. 

Beside lowering the stand's center of gravity and taping the thing down does anyone have any tips on how to clamp the camera to my stand?
Boom arm and sand bags?
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: ycoop on June 11, 2018, 07:26:51 PM
My Matthews telescopic baby stand extension arrived today (woohoo)!

I’m now trying to figure out how to attach a stereo bar with 5/8” threads to the stud. It looks like I’ll need a rapid adapter, but I can only find them going from 5/8” stud to 3/8” or 1/4” threads. Do I have to go 5/8” stud > 3/8” or 1/4” threads > threaded adapter to 5/8” threads or are there 5/8” stud > 5/8” threads rapid adapters that I just can’t find?
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: goodcooker on June 12, 2018, 09:21:27 AM
I have a Bogen 3373 which is the 7' light stand.  I hacked the legs a little to give it a smaller footprint which sacrifices max height as well as stability a little. 

I want to clamp my Canon Vixia XA10 onto it for a static shot.  This is gonna make it more top heavy than it already is. 

Beside lowering the stand's center of gravity and taping the thing down does anyone have any tips on how to clamp the camera to my stand?  I have Rowis and a Superclamp but cannot get the camera out far enough away from the stand, or it is at the wrong angle.  Personally, I'd prefer the former since it weighs less.

I use the Superclamp and short extension https://www.amazon.com/Impact-Extension-Spigot-Super-Clamp/dp/B00HCQDGI8 (https://www.amazon.com/Impact-Extension-Spigot-Super-Clamp/dp/B00HCQDGI8) then I put my pan and tilt head on the spigot. 

It gets the camera out 6 inches or so from the stand so I can use the flip screen but not so far out that it makes it wobbly.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: ycoop on June 13, 2018, 12:09:13 PM
My Matthews telescopic baby stand extension arrived today (woohoo)!

I’m now trying to figure out how to attach a stereo bar with 5/8” threads to the stud. It looks like I’ll need a rapid adapter, but I can only find them going from 5/8” stud to 3/8” or 1/4” threads. Do I have to go 5/8” stud > 3/8” or 1/4” threads > threaded adapter to 5/8” threads or are there 5/8” stud > 5/8” threads rapid adapters that I just can’t find?

Bueller?
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rippleish20 on June 13, 2018, 12:44:53 PM
I don't see any Stud adapters offhand with 5/8". Use something to convert the stereo bar

https://www.amazon.com/CAMVATE-8-Inch-4-Inch-Adapter-Microphone/dp/B019TWBQIE/
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: vanark on June 13, 2018, 01:09:59 PM
I don't see any Stud adapters offhand with 5/8". Use something to convert the stereo bar

https://www.amazon.com/CAMVATE-8-Inch-4-Inch-Adapter-Microphone/dp/B019TWBQIE/
Several of these in my bag.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: ycoop on June 13, 2018, 01:50:54 PM
I don't see any Stud adapters offhand with 5/8". Use something to convert the stereo bar

https://www.amazon.com/CAMVATE-8-Inch-4-Inch-Adapter-Microphone/dp/B019TWBQIE/
Several of these in my bag.

Figured this was how I’d have to go. Just wanted to check before pulling the trigger.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rigpimp on June 13, 2018, 01:55:55 PM
Figured this was how I’d have to go. Just wanted to check before pulling the trigger.

These are the ones I use. 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1083039-REG/auray_ad_combo_s_5_8_to_3_8.html

You may want to buy two.  You'll undoubtedly need a 2nd one or spare down the road for something.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: ycoop on June 13, 2018, 01:59:02 PM
Figured this was how I’d have to go. Just wanted to check before pulling the trigger.

These are the ones I use. 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1083039-REG/auray_ad_combo_s_5_8_to_3_8.html

You may want to buy two.  You'll undoubtedly need a 2nd one or spare down the road for something.
CAMVATE Female 1/4"-20 to 5/8"-27 Male 2 Piece Mic Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GWVQ022/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_OSviBbX8E2F96

Already purchased this a few weeks ago so I’m covered.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: goodcooker on June 13, 2018, 02:04:58 PM

CAMVATE Female 1/4"-20 to 5/8"-27 Male 2 Piece Mic Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GWVQ022/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_OSviBbX8E2F96

Already purchased this a few weeks ago so I’m covered.

I like these because if they get stuck, which they always do, you can use a quarter in the top slot to pry them loose.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rigpimp on June 13, 2018, 02:14:19 PM
Maybe consider a rapid adapter of some kind too.  Makes setup and break down a snap. (or twist)

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=rapid%20adapter&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: ycoop on June 13, 2018, 02:30:27 PM
Maybe consider a rapid adapter of some kind too.  Makes setup and break down a snap. (or twist)

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=rapid%20adapter&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

Got that about 20 minutes ago. Looks like I’m a step ahead of you today ;)
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rocksuitcase on June 13, 2018, 02:50:06 PM
Maybe consider a rapid adapter of some kind too.  Makes setup and break down a snap. (or twist)

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=rapid%20adapter&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

Got that about 20 minutes ago. Looks like I’m a step ahead of you today ;)
Yup, kindms and I are thinking of one of these for our Mathews extension pole:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/824403-REG/Impact_ca_102_Rapid_Baby_to_3_8.html

same page as rigpimp listed, only this is the specific 3/8 inch stud.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rigpimp on June 13, 2018, 03:30:18 PM
Yup, kindms and I are thinking of one of these for our Mathews extension pole:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/824403-REG/Impact_ca_102_Rapid_Baby_to_3_8.html

same page as rigpimp listed, only this is the specific 3/8 inch stud.

I bought the Manfrotto flavor back in 2003 and use it 99% of the time I record.  It is strong like ox.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546490-REG/Manfrotto_014_38_014_38_Rapid_Adapter.html?ap=y&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxoqv2q_R2wIVB3ZeCh1tWAJYEAQYAiABEgL0JfD_BwE
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: Brian E. on June 14, 2018, 09:19:25 PM
in
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on June 16, 2018, 08:08:32 AM
Minor MAJOR annoyance of mine when I first started taping was those damned thread adapters. Come off the stand? Stay in the mount? Drop in a muddy puddle on the first day of a fest?

Purple Loctite.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: ycoop on June 19, 2018, 02:40:26 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/sbnGwRu.jpg)

Used the super clamp+telescopic extension for the first time last night. The clamp could only latch on in a way that caused the pole to be at an angle. Is there any way to avoid this with a superclamp or would a c clamp be the way to get it up perpendicular to the ledge?
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: if_then_else on June 19, 2018, 02:57:19 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/sbnGwRu.jpg)

Used the super clamp+telescopic extension for the first time last night. The clamp could only latch on in a way that caused the pole to be at an angle. Is there any way to avoid this with a superclamp or would a c clamp be the way to get it up perpendicular to the ledge?

Manfrotto 026 Swivel Lite-Tite Umbrella Adapter (or an equivalent knock-off product).
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: goodcooker on June 19, 2018, 02:57:38 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/sbnGwRu.jpg)

Used the super clamp+telescopic extension for the first time last night. The clamp could only latch on in a way that caused the pole to be at an angle. Is there any way to avoid this with a superclamp or would a c clamp be the way to get it up perpendicular to the ledge?

Superclamps typically come with a wedge insert that allows it to clamp flat to a table top. I always lose that insert and have to wing it.

A lot of people prefer a Matthelini type jaw clamp for flat surfaces.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: jcable77 on June 19, 2018, 06:39:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/sbnGwRu.jpg)

Used the super clamp+telescopic extension for the first time last night. The clamp could only latch on in a way that caused the pole to be at an angle. Is there any way to avoid this with a superclamp or would a c clamp be the way to get it up perpendicular to the ledge?
This is what i would use and works great in that situation. Ive had the same issue, even with the wedge in the superclamp.
https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwiCj5-S5eDbAhXRtcAKHfVPBZ0YABAIGgJpbQ&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESQOD2cBbd6HlybuaLcGkm7fo9C6UT431KyU8V5C257vMIqiUHPGP-d3KxVjC2PEV4EqTnF7L9QWnrySyAkO0Mwdw&sig=AOD64_0l_RbK56baWAlEuV9xIc2AnraPzQ&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwj0t5WS5eDbAhUs3IMKHc3BBUwQwg8IJg&adurl=

Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rigpimp on June 19, 2018, 06:47:22 PM
If you lose the rubber insert superclamps are good for round rails, use a flat C-clamp like a Rowi for tables and lips. 
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: vanark on June 19, 2018, 06:51:48 PM
If you lose the rubber insert superclamps are good for round rails, use a flat C-clamp like a Rowi for tables and lips.

You can buy a 4 pack of the wedges if you lose one and need a replacement.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: ycoop on June 19, 2018, 07:08:19 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/sbnGwRu.jpg)

Used the super clamp+telescopic extension for the first time last night. The clamp could only latch on in a way that caused the pole to be at an angle. Is there any way to avoid this with a superclamp or would a c clamp be the way to get it up perpendicular to the ledge?
This is what i would use and works great in that situation. Ive had the same issue, even with the wedge in the superclamp.
https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwiCj5-S5eDbAhXRtcAKHfVPBZ0YABAIGgJpbQ&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESQOD2cBbd6HlybuaLcGkm7fo9C6UT431KyU8V5C257vMIqiUHPGP-d3KxVjC2PEV4EqTnF7L9QWnrySyAkO0Mwdw&sig=AOD64_0l_RbK56baWAlEuV9xIc2AnraPzQ&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwj0t5WS5eDbAhUs3IMKHc3BBUwQwg8IJg&adurl=

Thanks for the link, I was having trouble finding a clamp with an opening larger than 2”. That price is pretty steep though  :-\
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: heathen on June 19, 2018, 07:10:37 PM
Gear that enables you to set up in the ideal location is worth the expense, IMO.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: vanark on June 19, 2018, 07:46:56 PM
I think I use the Manfrotto quick release more than any other clamp. Although I use superclamps a fair bit too, esp. on round rails.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: jcable77 on June 19, 2018, 08:48:29 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/sbnGwRu.jpg)

Used the super clamp+telescopic extension for the first time last night. The clamp could only latch on in a way that caused the pole to be at an angle. Is there any way to avoid this with a superclamp or would a c clamp be the way to get it up perpendicular to the ledge?
This is what i would use and works great in that situation. Ive had the same issue, even with the wedge in the superclamp.
https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwiCj5-S5eDbAhXRtcAKHfVPBZ0YABAIGgJpbQ&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESQOD2cBbd6HlybuaLcGkm7fo9C6UT431KyU8V5C257vMIqiUHPGP-d3KxVjC2PEV4EqTnF7L9QWnrySyAkO0Mwdw&sig=AOD64_0l_RbK56baWAlEuV9xIc2AnraPzQ&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwj0t5WS5eDbAhUs3IMKHc3BBUwQwg8IJg&adurl=

Thanks for the link, I was having trouble finding a clamp with an opening larger than 2”. That price is pretty steep though  :-\
Think i found one on ebay a ways back around 35. It really was worth it. I use it all the time.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: Moke on June 20, 2018, 09:41:04 AM
clamping to clamps
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: ycoop on June 20, 2018, 03:01:23 PM
I ended up going with 6” wide jaw impact brand Matthellini type clamp that I found used (open box) on Amazon for $35.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: vanark on June 21, 2018, 09:36:48 PM
I ended up going with 6” wide jaw impact brand Matthellini type clamp that I found used (open box) on Amazon for $35.

That's a good deal.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: jbell on July 26, 2018, 05:34:49 PM
Can anyone share the link to the legs that can be attached to a Manfrotto 099b extension pole??  I can seem to find it searching B&H
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: jcable77 on July 26, 2018, 05:41:19 PM
Can anyone share the link to the legs that can be attached to a Manfrotto 099b extension pole??  I can seem to find it searching B&H
https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwjdqInN3b3cAhXWusAKHe6yC5oYABAKGgJpbQ&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESQOD2dYIp-qVvbEqrsxe9Y0rjj1_DridcLzoo8OpL1ExYCkutrwOtjE6THNocc5iAnJHqcZMkZig0rnOlyp9BbQc&sig=AOD64_0QEElpLwNEWXR2-pYTQaHRj9hULA&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwjtwIDN3b3cAhXGxYMKHc0PDEwQwg8ILg&adurl=
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rippleish20 on July 26, 2018, 05:47:33 PM
This maybe

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546481-REG/Manfrotto_003_003_Backlight_Stand_Black.html
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: jbell on July 26, 2018, 06:17:50 PM
That's it thanks!

This maybe

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546481-REG/Manfrotto_003_003_Backlight_Stand_Black.html
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: vanark on July 26, 2018, 08:24:12 PM
You are going to need a stud in order to use that one with the 099B. Both ends are female.

Here are two other options:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1119713-REG/impact_ls_3sb_backlight_stand_base.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/215853-REG/Manfrotto_003M_3095M_Mini_Backlight_Light.html

That's it thanks!

This maybe

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546481-REG/Manfrotto_003_003_Backlight_Stand_Black.html
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: kindms on July 27, 2018, 06:41:02 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/sbnGwRu.jpg)

Used the super clamp+telescopic extension for the first time last night. The clamp could only latch on in a way that caused the pole to be at an angle. Is there any way to avoid this with a superclamp or would a c clamp be the way to get it up perpendicular to the ledge?

(http://www.blueberrydreams.com/tabbenoit2018-07-20jpg_03.jpeg)

We have been using the articulated arm recently. The thing is pretty versatile and allows for just about any angle

Super clamp > Arm > Matthews if we need the height. The pic below is super clamp, connected to back of chair > Arm > rapid adapter

https://www.manfrotto.us/2-section-single-articulated-arm-without-camera-bracket
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: goodcooker on July 28, 2018, 02:55:23 PM

I probably use the two section articulated arm more often than I do my stand nowadays. With a Superclamp I can get either or both of my active setups just about anywhere I like. Best gear purchase I've made.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: StarkRavingCalm on August 01, 2018, 09:20:15 AM
in for new thread
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: heathen on August 04, 2018, 03:59:27 PM
Obligatory clamping to a clamp (clampception?): http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=187418.0
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on September 22, 2018, 03:39:19 AM
Stream of consciousness after a show on Thurday night.

We all clamped to a Matthews/Cardellini and pole extension on a single solid horizontal rail with the Matthews clamp in the vertical position. Photog buddy of mine pointed out the fact that the clamp point was a single point of failure. A single pivot point.

No issues. But the fact that a Super-clamp on either a horizontal pipe or vertical pipe spinning out of place made me think: Any ideas on how to mate a combo of the super clamp/Matthelini on both the Horizontal plane as well as the Vertical plane?

I'm thinking a super clamp on the vert. pipe and the Matthew-Lini on the Horizontal. Or vice versa.

Team Philly always runs safety cables. But just trying to hash out a solution that is mechanically superior...

I **know** there is a solution out there, but the Matthews/Cardellini/Bogen sites just ain't doin' for me at the moment...




Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: mnm207 on September 22, 2018, 10:25:29 AM
Simplest might be to bridge the two clamps with an articulated arm. Or a combination of Matthews Mini Grip heads or Microgrip heads and 3/8" rods. 9.Solutions also makes a series of 3/8" grip heads, rods and clamps. Check out the 9.solutions Python Clamp Mini product photos to see how they combine various rods, clamps and heads to create multiple mounting points.


Minigrip: https://products.msegrip.com/collections/microgrip-and-minigrip/products/minigrip
Microgrip: https://products.msegrip.com/collections/microgrip-and-minigrip/products/micro-grip
9.solutions: https://9.solutions/
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: splumer on October 31, 2018, 12:00:48 PM
Just saw this on B&H; what do you guys think of it:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1434572-REG/camvate_c1196_crab_clamp_with_ball.html

I've been wracking my brain lately trying to figure out what to get for a clamp setup, but this seems perfect! Could maybe use a longer arm, though.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rocksuitcase on October 31, 2018, 01:39:22 PM
Just saw this on B&H; what do you guys think of it:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1434572-REG/camvate_c1196_crab_clamp_with_ball.html

I've been wracking my brain lately trying to figure out what to get for a clamp setup, but this seems perfect! Could maybe use a longer arm, though.
interesting with the 360' ballhead. Is this why it is less money than a Manfrotto:
Quote
Made from CNC-machined aluminum
   $19.99
Manfrotto: T
Quote
he Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp is made of lightweight cast alloy
         but not that much more money: $29.02
OR is it just the brand which commands the $$?
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: capnhook on October 31, 2018, 01:56:21 PM
Just saw this on B&H; what do you guys think of it:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1434572-REG/camvate_c1196_crab_clamp_with_ball.html

I've been wracking my brain lately trying to figure out what to get for a clamp setup, but this seems perfect! Could maybe use a longer arm, though.
interesting with the 360' ballhead. Is this why it is less money than a Manfrotto:
Quote
Made from CNC-machined aluminum
   $19.99
Manfrotto: T
Quote
he Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp is made of lightweight cast alloy
         but not that much more money: $29.02
OR is it just the brand which commands the $$?

I'd get one if it was all 3/8"
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: splumer on November 01, 2018, 10:23:52 AM
Just saw this on B&H; what do you guys think of it:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1434572-REG/camvate_c1196_crab_clamp_with_ball.html

I've been wracking my brain lately trying to figure out what to get for a clamp setup, but this seems perfect! Could maybe use a longer arm, though.
interesting with the 360' ballhead. Is this why it is less money than a Manfrotto:
Quote
Made from CNC-machined aluminum
   $19.99
Manfrotto: T
Quote
he Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp is made of lightweight cast alloy
         but not that much more money: $29.02
OR is it just the brand which commands the $$?


Depends on the alloy, I guess. What I like about the Camvate is that it doesn't need any adapters or anything like that. I'm gonna get it, and once I've used it, I'll post a review.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rocksuitcase on November 01, 2018, 11:03:33 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
+T       for that cost, if it does what you want, I like the flexibility of it as well. Let us know your opinion of it once you use it.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: beegar on November 01, 2018, 02:53:50 PM
I've got this mic bar attached to a Bogen 196 arm/Super Clamp with an adapter. Is there a way to secure the bar to the arm? It just kind of sits there (not loose but not tight).

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/534725-REG/K_M_23510_500_55_23510_Microphone_Bar.html (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/534725-REG/K_M_23510_500_55_23510_Microphone_Bar.html)
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: vanark on November 01, 2018, 03:09:38 PM
I've got this mic bar attached to a Bogen 196 arm/Super Clamp with an adapter. Is there a way to secure the bar to the arm? It just kind of sits there (not loose but not tight).

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/534725-REG/K_M_23510_500_55_23510_Microphone_Bar.html (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/534725-REG/K_M_23510_500_55_23510_Microphone_Bar.html)
You need a rapid adapter. Manfrotto 014-38. Other manufacturers make them too and might be a dollar or two less.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: beegar on November 01, 2018, 03:36:01 PM
I've got this mic bar attached to a Bogen 196 arm/Super Clamp with an adapter. Is there a way to secure the bar to the arm? It just kind of sits there (not loose but not tight).

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/534725-REG/K_M_23510_500_55_23510_Microphone_Bar.html (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/534725-REG/K_M_23510_500_55_23510_Microphone_Bar.html)
You need a rapid adapter. Manfrotto 014-38. Other manufacturers make them too and might be a dollar or two less.

Thanks, ordered.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: beegar on November 26, 2018, 11:41:09 PM
My setup with the 196 arm is complete but I am missing at least one piece to my extension pole setup. I taped a show last weekend and the only place to set up was behind the sound board - if I had the 099b, I could have clamped FOB and avoided the sound board social hour.

Anyone have an idea on how to connect the 484 ball head to the 099b extension? Is there a stud with female 1/4-20" and 5/8 top stud? I cannot seem to find one with a female end AND a stud on the opposite end.

Super clamp > stud > Manfrotto 484 ball head > ? > Manfrotto 099b > stud > Rapid Adapter > K&M bar

It looks like this may work:

https://www.manfrotto.us/camera-stud-for-sky-hook-2970

Otherwise, maybe there's a better way to arrange the gear?
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: if_then_else on November 27, 2018, 12:31:01 PM
My setup with the 196 arm is complete but I am missing at least one piece to my extension pole setup. I taped a show last weekend and the only place to set up was behind the sound board - if I had the 099b, I could have clamped FOB and avoided the sound board social hour.

Anyone have an idea on how to connect the 484 ball head to the 099b extension? Is there a stud with female 1/4-20" and 5/8 top stud? I cannot seem to find one with a female end AND a stud on the opposite end.

Super clamp > stud > Manfrotto 484 ball head > ? > Manfrotto 099b > stud > Rapid Adapter > K&M bar

It looks like this may work:

https://www.manfrotto.us/camera-stud-for-sky-hook-2970

Otherwise, maybe there's a better way to arrange the gear?

Replace the Manfrotto 484  whith the "Lite-Tite Swivel Umbrella Adapter" (026) or something similar. The 484 might not hold enough weight.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: beegar on November 27, 2018, 01:21:54 PM
My setup with the 196 arm is complete but I am missing at least one piece to my extension pole setup. I taped a show last weekend and the only place to set up was behind the sound board - if I had the 099b, I could have clamped FOB and avoided the sound board social hour.

Anyone have an idea on how to connect the 484 ball head to the 099b extension? Is there a stud with female 1/4-20" and 5/8 top stud? I cannot seem to find one with a female end AND a stud on the opposite end.

Super clamp > stud > Manfrotto 484 ball head > ? > Manfrotto 099b > stud > Rapid Adapter > K&M bar

It looks like this may work:

https://www.manfrotto.us/camera-stud-for-sky-hook-2970

Otherwise, maybe there's a better way to arrange the gear?

Replace the Manfrotto 484  whith the "Lite-Tite Swivel Umbrella Adapter" (026) or something similar. The 484 might not hold enough weight.

Thanks for the reply. This is certainly an option, but I am running 853s with Tensimounts (very lightweight), so I estimate that I'm at around 1/3 of the 484's stated max of ~8.75 pounds with the heaviest part of the setup being the 099b extension. I'm certainly open to grabbing a new attachment, but if what I have will work for now, I'd love to grab the umbrella attachment at a time when I get new, larger mics.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: beegar on November 28, 2018, 10:18:19 AM
My setup with the 196 arm is complete but I am missing at least one piece to my extension pole setup. I taped a show last weekend and the only place to set up was behind the sound board - if I had the 099b, I could have clamped FOB and avoided the sound board social hour.

Anyone have an idea on how to connect the 484 ball head to the 099b extension? Is there a stud with female 1/4-20" and 5/8 top stud? I cannot seem to find one with a female end AND a stud on the opposite end.

Super clamp > stud > Manfrotto 484 ball head > ? > Manfrotto 099b > stud > Rapid Adapter > K&M bar

It looks like this may work:

https://www.manfrotto.us/camera-stud-for-sky-hook-2970

Otherwise, maybe there's a better way to arrange the gear?

Replace the Manfrotto 484  whith the "Lite-Tite Swivel Umbrella Adapter" (026) or something similar. The 484 might not hold enough weight.

Thanks for the reply. This is certainly an option, but I am running 853s with Tensimounts (very lightweight), so I estimate that I'm at around 1/3 of the 484's stated max of ~8.75 pounds with the heaviest part of the setup being the 099b extension. I'm certainly open to grabbing a new attachment, but if what I have will work for now, I'd love to grab the umbrella attachment at a time when I get new, larger mics.

To follow up, I ended up buying the Manfrotto umbrella adapter and will be selling the ball head. Thanks for the recommendation.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: Fried Chicken Boy on November 30, 2018, 05:52:58 PM
Checking in to part II.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: heathen on December 15, 2018, 02:43:38 PM
I wish I had a better photo to offer, because this was quite the setup: http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=188949.0
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: Moke on December 15, 2018, 09:58:19 PM
plastic stacking chair -check
Manfrotto mini clamp
Verticalness Adjustification device
SuperClamp

artist: Stradivarius violin - check
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: crunchy on December 17, 2018, 07:21:17 AM
Anyone use the 9.Solutions double joint arm? Thinking that with an extension pole and super clamp would be a nice combo.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1208761-REG/9_solutions_9_vd5089xs_double_joint_arm_tiny.html
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: checht on December 26, 2018, 09:03:52 PM
A few questions about using a Matthews baby extension:
1. Anybody ever thread the 5/8" stud?
2. Guessing not, so looking at: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/824403-REG/Impact_ca_102_Rapid_Baby_to_3_8.html (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/824403-REG/Impact_ca_102_Rapid_Baby_to_3_8.html)  plus a 3/8" x 5/8" adapter
3. What do folks use to mount the extension on a super clamp?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: beegar on December 27, 2018, 12:21:12 AM
A few questions about using a Matthews baby extension:
1. Anybody ever thread the 5/8" stud?
2. Guessing not, so looking at: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/824403-REG/Impact_ca_102_Rapid_Baby_to_3_8.html (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/824403-REG/Impact_ca_102_Rapid_Baby_to_3_8.html)  plus a 3/8" x 5/8" adapter
3. What do folks use to mount the extension on a super clamp?

Thanks!

2. I haven't used that one but I do use the Manfrotto version. Make sure the top of the adapter fits your mic mount. I use a 1/4" top screw with a Ryvote low profile base.
3. You'll need a double sided spigot like this one:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1131170-REG/impact_srp_114_double_ended_spigot_with.html/?ap=y&gclid=Cj0KCQiA6ozhBRC8ARIsAIh_VC3GNdjCFOIkG2M_A-mnFndAr2V2p5No3JE7mIjtr2yRRAq6gHpGIosaAscsEALw_wcB&lsft=BI%3A514&smp=Y
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: checht on December 27, 2018, 12:44:55 AM
^ Much appreciated, thanks!
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: beegar on January 04, 2019, 02:20:36 PM
I may  be clamping to a ~6" round structural pole in the near-ish future.  Anyone have a recommendation? I have a super clamp and 196 arm and run actives on a shapeways bar, so weight is not really a concern.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on January 04, 2019, 02:31:09 PM
https://www.productionhub.com/video/4768/matthews-studio-equipment-nab-2010
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rocksuitcase on January 04, 2019, 02:43:24 PM
I may  be clamping to a ~6" round structural pole in the near-ish future.  Anyone have a recommendation? I have a super clamp and 196 arm and run actives on a shapeways bar, so weight is not really a concern.
I use a large clutch style bar clamp (for woodworking) to clamp to a 8" square pole at a venue in our area. Here is a snap of it: (I think mine is the 12" version)
https://www.homedepot.com/p/BESSEY-24-in-Clutch-Style-Bar-Clamp-with-Wood-Handle-and-2-1-2-in-Throat-Depth-GSCC2-524/204986197         
https://www.homedepot.com/p/BESSEY-12-in-Clutch-Style-Bar-Clamp-with-Wood-Handle-and-2-1-2-in-Throat-Depth-GSCC2-512/204986133?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal3_rr-_-204986197-_-204986133-_-N
fer instance, I'm no Home Depot fan But this is the first image which popped up
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on January 04, 2019, 03:01:51 PM
Been known to do that on flat surfaces as well, RS. Not so sure how much confidence I'd have on a round surface. I'd have to do some experimenting 1st...
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rocksuitcase on January 04, 2019, 03:17:14 PM
Been known to do that on flat surfaces as well, RS. Not so sure how much confidence I'd have on a round surface. I'd have to do some experimenting 1st...
Yes, the roundness of the 6" pole is my concern re this wood clamp. However, I did not see any replies to beegar so I figured to at least chime in with a photo/link to see if that heads them in the right direction.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: heathen on January 04, 2019, 03:19:45 PM
I may  be clamping to a ~6" round structural pole in the near-ish future.  Anyone have a recommendation? I have a super clamp and 196 arm and run actives on a shapeways bar, so weight is not really a concern.

A matthelini is probably perfect for that.
Title: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: vanark on January 04, 2019, 03:40:06 PM
Or just a nylon cinch strap or two.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: mnm207 on January 04, 2019, 04:28:52 PM
I'd echo vanark's suggestion. I have a small wooden block ~3"x8" to which I've added a 1/4" bolt. The block can be strapped or gaffer taped to a pole, and then a tripod head or 5/8" stud (or whatever) can be attached attached via the bolt. Last time I used it was for a 4+ hour time lapse documentation of a bicycle race; no space to safely use a tripod so I mounted the camera to a light pole.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on January 04, 2019, 10:28:26 PM
Been known to do that on flat surfaces as well, RS. Not so sure how much confidence I'd have on a round surface. I'd have to do some experimenting 1st...
Yes, the roundness of the 6" pole is my concern re this wood clamp. However, I did not see any replies to beegar so I figured to at least chime in with a photo/link to see if that heads them in the right direction.  :laugh:

Hey, RS. Just wanted to tip you to this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546500-REG/Manfrotto_119_119_Short_16mm_Adapter.html

1/4"-20 bolt and 1/4"-20 nut to attach to the opposite side of the bar of the clamp to act as a shim and the proper rapid adapter.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aRwk5qxUhuR8R8rG9

Seems like less points of failure and a bit more stream-lined. YMMV...

Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on January 04, 2019, 10:30:43 PM
Or just a nylon cinch strap or two.

Please explain. To strap a stand to the pole (legs closed)?
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on January 04, 2019, 10:46:16 PM
I'd echo vanark's suggestion. I have a small wooden block ~3"x8" to which I've added a 1/4" bolt. The block can be strapped or gaffer taped to a pole, and then a tripod head or 5/8" stud (or whatever) can be attached attached via the bolt. Last time I used it was for a 4+ hour time lapse documentation of a bicycle race; no space to safely use a tripod so I mounted the camera to a light pole.

Totally missed that part. Makes perfect sense. I suppose one of those thick, closed cell kneeling pads for home or garden to help conform to the contour of a round pole couldn't hurt either...

Been taping for 25+ years and I still learn something new, especially in this thread... Thanks,and good job ladies and gents!
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rocksuitcase on January 05, 2019, 02:12:24 PM
Been known to do that on flat surfaces as well, RS. Not so sure how much confidence I'd have on a round surface. I'd have to do some experimenting 1st...
Yes, the roundness of the 6" pole is my concern re this wood clamp. However, I did not see any replies to beegar so I figured to at least chime in with a photo/link to see if that heads them in the right direction.  :laugh:

Hey, RS. Just wanted to tip you to this: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546500-REG/Manfrotto_119_119_Short_16mm_Adapter.html

1/4"-20 bolt and 1/4"-20 nut to attach to the opposite side of the bar of the clamp to act as a shim and the proper rapid adapter.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aRwk5qxUhuR8R8rG9

Seems like less points of failure and a bit more stream-lined. YMMV...
Funny we got the rapid adapter in your right hand photo after we bought a Matthews extension arm to use with the SUperclamp/articulated arm.
I may pick up one of those adapter spigots in the first link.    Thanks!   
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on January 05, 2019, 06:47:55 PM
I'm here to help and also learn more about this craft buddy.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: rocksuitcase on January 05, 2019, 07:46:46 PM
I'm here to help and also learn more about this craft buddy.
+T. And it is a great tribute to this site that so many folks are willing to share their information and hints/tips so freely.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: tim in jersey on January 05, 2019, 08:42:06 PM
Ditto. Made soooo many smoking tapes w/ the help of this place. Cheers, y'all  :cheers:
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: Moke on January 20, 2019, 06:52:18 PM
Gude, hanging down low w/ his ultra cool Manfrotto Mini and custom extensions set, and under the canopy of his cm3 pair, in XY90º stereo.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: beegar on February 08, 2019, 04:43:59 PM
How do you guys attach extension poles to the windtech clamp? Do I need a stud converter? It looks like it may be a 3/8" stud.

Trying to attach a Manfrotto 99b
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: audBall on February 08, 2019, 04:59:08 PM
I use a Manfrotto (119) female spigot, with a flat edge, to attach an extension pole to a clamp. You may need an additional adapter to go from the clamp’s 5/8” thread to the spigot.
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: vanark on February 08, 2019, 08:43:37 PM
How do you guys attach extension poles to the windtech clamp? Do I need a stud converter? It looks like it may be a 3/8" stud.

Trying to attach a Manfrotto 99b

I'm not sure I would even try that. An 099B is going to be a fair bit of force on that small clamp. What are you clamping  to? Vertical or horizontal? What other clamps do you have in your arsenal?
Title: Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
Post by: beegar on February 13, 2019, 11:38:00 AM
How do you guys attach extension poles to the windtech clamp? Do I need a stud converter? It looks like it may be a 3/8" stud.

Trying to attach a Manfrotto 99b

I'm not sure I would even try that. An 099B is going to be a fair bit of force on that small clamp. What are you clamping  to? Vertical or horizontal? What other clamps do you have in your arsenal?

I have a super clamp otherwise. I tried it out and it seems like a bad idea. I think I'm just going to use the Windtech for attaching a center channel mic to my stand. Hopefully it will have no problem holding a shotgun.