-High Definition color video assist camera w/ HD-SDI Output
-Provides full-screen HD image compatible with modern HD monitors
-Eliminates need for additional converter boxes and/or wires
-Draws power from SR3 RS 3-pin port (Hyper Tap power 3-pin cable included)
-Low power consumption, on/off switch allows video tap to be turned off when not in use
-No brightness reduction in viewfinder
-Covers Super16 frame without vignetting
Visual Product’s Arri SR3 HD Hyper Tap Elbow Video Assist — High Definition Video Assist for the Arri SR3 Camera
During initial development of the Visual Products’ HD-SDI Hyper Tap we performed side-by-side comparisons between our HD-SDI video assist & many standard-definition video assists, including the high-end Arri IVS units on 16SR-3 cameras which had long been considered the premiere video assist of the time. After testing the results were clear: our Visual Products’ HD-SDI units far exceeded old cameras in sharpness, color rendition, contrast, low-light capability… EVERYTHING!
The HD video tap unit we have developed for the Arri SR3 camera is small, lightweight and simple– not to mention priced right. This “elegant solution” approach eliminates expensive frills like programmable generated frame lines and on-screen footage counters– costly features not necessary to going back and seeing if that mic boom really did drop in the shot.
Don’t just take our word for it, here’s a recent testimonial from one of our customers!
“Just shot a day on the new SR3 and the Visual Products HD tap is amazing. Rivals the taps I’ve used that Panavision has been developing for the Arri 16mm bodies. The Visual Products tap has just a bit of rolling shutter compared to the Panavision, but it’s so much smaller and more light weight it’s a worthwhile trade off.”
SR3 COMPATIBILITY: In order to install this Visual Products Hyper Tap Arri SR3 HD Video Assist on your SR3 camera, your camera needs to have the ARRI SR3 video top handle and optics elbow.
If your SR3 camera is currently outfitted with a stock Arri video carry handle and optic elbow, you can simply remove your existing camera and mount the Visual Products SR3 Hyper Tap HD camera via the c-mount.
If your SR3 is outfitted with an Arriflex IVS unit or if your optic elbow has been modified to mount a CEI video camera– check out our VP HYPER TAP II HANDLE TAP.
SEE FOOTAGE SHOT OFF OF AN HD MONITOR SHOWING THIS SR3 HD VIDEO ASSIST AT DIFFERENT FRAME RATES AND VIDEO SETTINGS:
-VP Arri SR3 HD Hyper Tap Elbow Video Assist
-RS 3-Pin Power Cable
PLEASE NOTE: When using the Teradek Bolt or other wireless video transmitters with the Visual Products HD Video Tap, make absolutely sure of proper voltage input and polarity to your video transmitter prior to connecting the SDI cable from the output of your Hyper-Tap II. If either the voltage or polarity to the Teradek Bolt transmitter (or other video transmitters) is incorrect, damage to the internal electronic components of the video tap can occur and will void repair cost coverage under the video tap's warranty.