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Old February 14th, 2006, 04:37 PM   #1
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Is there a 2-camera tripod bracket?

I want to mount two, HC1's side-by-side on the same tripod so I can point them through my teleprompter and set one on a wide angle view.

Does anyone know of a low cost bracket or device that will let me do this?

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Old February 14th, 2006, 05:16 PM   #2
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Check out Bogenimagining.com>Accessories>Tripod accessories
These 2 might be close to what you want

DOUBLE CAMERA SUPPORT PLATFORM / Cat. No: 3269
Fits any tripod head. Lets you mount two cameras on a single head.
Supplied with 2 X 1/4" and 2 X 3/8" camera fixing screws.

ACCESSORY ARM FOR 4 HEADS (BLACK) / Cat. No: 3153B
Mounts on any column 3/8" thread, this side arm allows positioning of two heads on a 90 perpendicular angle and two heads on the side arm allowing the possible mounting of four heads

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Old February 14th, 2006, 11:16 PM   #3
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Battery Charger Crisis

I am leaving in two days to El Salvador where I will be documenting a humanitarian trip with my Panasonic PV-GS200. I have had the camera for a year without any problems. Now, all of a sudden, the batteries wont charge in the charger! It is curious though that when I plug the AC adapter into the camera through the same charger, the camera receives power. But when a battery is sitting in the charger cradle without the AC adapter plugged in the light doesn't come on and the battery doesn't charge. Does anyone know how to fix this or where I can get a PV-DAC13 charger ASAP in the Eastern MA area (02766) or southwestern NH area (03431). Even something in Boston would be ok. Thank you!!!
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Old February 15th, 2006, 03:03 PM   #4
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Hey, I dont have this exact camera, but with my GL2, if i have a battery in and the "Coupler" cord hooked to the base but not necessarily to the camera the battery wont charge, so do you have the cable to hook up AC power to the cam still plugged in?
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Old February 24th, 2006, 11:01 AM   #5
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"Straight" looking images on small inclines: center of gravity or ground?

To keep your image looking "straight" on small inclines; do you prefer to use the center of gravity or by using the ground?

For example, you're shooting a sidewalk, from the street. Left to right the sidewalk has a 0-10 degree incline. Not steep enough to obviously be a hill, but enough to make the picture look "crooked".

Leveling using the center of gravity let's your actor's posture look normal, but the sidewalk will exhibit a very slight tilt.

Leveling using the ground, makes the the image look "straight" but now anything falling in line with the center of gravity will be just slightly off kilter.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 11:17 AM   #6
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Always go with gravity unless you are after a particular look. Generally, it won't look right if you don't simply level the camera. Think of how it looks to the viewer. People are always upright.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:41 AM   #7
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Israeli Arm

Hey ,I just ordered an Israeli Arm (monitor support) from Film Tools.
Here is the link to the product.

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/cinemasu...rmwi1baan.html

I am not usually impressed by small supplies like this, and I hate it when I need to pay $200 american, plus shipping, PLUS $82 Tax and Insurance at delivery (bastards...)

But... all that aside, this is an amazing product. If you are looking for a good monitor support or accsessory shoe extension, this is it. It is a simple mechanism and one knob tightens every joint which is truly novel and useful.

Currently I am using it to hold a monitor upside down on my XL2/M2 combo.

http://img319.imageshack.us/my.php?image=xl225om.jpg

I am in no way affiliated with film tools, or anything... I just very rarely enjoy a product this much and feel others should know it is worth the money.

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Old April 7th, 2006, 03:27 AM   #8
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Shoot race horse

Hello everyone,

I will visit a gentleman who specialize race horse training tomorrow. I will do some moving shot. Any tips to make video interesting?

TIA

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Old April 7th, 2006, 03:29 PM   #9
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The weather is bad today, so I cancel the shooting. Hopefully next Saturday it would be fine. So I have one more week to listen to you. :)

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Old June 7th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #10
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Bottle Cap Tripod

Just saw a review of the Bottle Cap Tripod by semsons on the May issue of Videography.

Website is www.semsons.com

I can't believe they're selling it at $19.99

It's such a simple idea and yet I can't believe it wasn't made before.

I mean you could build it yourself! Drill a hole onto the bottle cap, insert screw and glue it in.

I've saved myself $19.00! Okay so I brought the cheap generic soda for under a dollar. :)

I like this idea cause when you don't want to carry gear around with you, you could just carry the bottle cap with screw attachment and attach it to a bottle for use when needed.

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Old June 16th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #11
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Fluid head on crane

Hi there - anyone doing this? I want to mount a 503 to the end of the crane
but the mounting screw sizes are different. do they make adapters? Any input?
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Old June 16th, 2006, 01:07 PM   #12
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The 503 has a 3/8 thread so your crane most be 1/4 (Camera thread)

So you have to look for a 3/8 to 1/4 adaptor, Try B&H
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Old August 30th, 2006, 03:23 PM   #13
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Saw this and had to post

Now http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation is the oddest thing I've ever seen.
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Old August 30th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #14
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Hi Stephen,

Nice Item, but I like my SIMA ChestPod, that I've installed handles on, a lot better and it's far more stable with a neck strap. Also a whole lot cheaper. It even has my Inrared Remote Control Mod attached, so I don't have to touch the Cam for Zooming.

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Old December 14th, 2006, 03:26 PM   #15
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Props to Varizoom

I'll give props when props need to be given. I called Varizoom with a part request and they helped me right away. It was an unusual request, but they were willing.

I just wanted to report my good experience with Varizoom.
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