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Old September 6th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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Brevis Mp.1 Mp.2

I am considering the purchase of a Brevis Mp.1 but understand that the Mp.1 is an older model and the Mp.2 is the latest model. I have been searching for statistics to make my own comparisons but I can't find anything on the Mp.1

If someone can tell me the difference, or more importantly any disadvantages that would come with having an older model that would be great!

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Old September 7th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #2
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Your image will be upside down with this.

You will get a little better quality when you get into the flip module.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 10:03 AM   #3
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Your image will be upside down with this.

You will get a little better quality when you get into the flip module.
I'll be using it with the HV30. I can use the flip hack.

What do you mean by better quality?
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Old September 7th, 2009, 01:09 PM   #4
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The Flip module comes with a newer higher quality achromat.
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Alright thanks David.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #6
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Would anyone agree that an MP.1 with CF1 Nikon mount Cinevate Rails System: 45cm Full Rails Kit, Cinevate Proteus Shoulder Mount Pad, Cinevate 2 Stage Adjustable Mattebox is worth $1100?

I would say so. But I've never been the market for any of this stuff until now.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 06:23 AM   #7
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As far as used value, I wouldn't think demand for an earlier version of a lens adapter would be all that high, at least in my book. I have thought about selling my Brevis flip before they are worthless. IMHO, investing in a 35mm DOF adapter today is a mistake, when for the same cash you can purchase an HDSLR that will give all around better results.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #8
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Before I posted about this adapter I haven't really looked into the HDSLR cameras at all. I've been on and off AbleCine and other threads in this forum reading about them and am quite impressed. My opinion is that right now the D90, 5D and GH1 are some of the leading cameras in the digital video world. This opinion is bassed upon the larger sensor, the full HD capability along with all the frame rates you would want and the fact that you can slap on any lens you want. They even make a PL mount so you can slap Ziess lenses on one. Its amazing that still frame cameras have most of our leading HD cameras in a check mate.

So in other words, point well taken. I can get a D90 for about $1100. Toss me some rails and a matte box on there and I got a pretty decent looking rig save an LCD monitor.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #9
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Yep, I picked up a GH1 for $1500 that will shoot 1080/720 HD, beautiful 12MP pics,
has wonderful control over depth of field, and can use just about any lens ever made.

No DOF adapter light loss, no extra weight or bazooka length to deal with, no dust getting into the ground glass of the adapter, no ground glass grain pattern, no setup issues with adjusting focus, X/Y positioning, ground glass alignment, or limitations to the f-stop you can use.

Is it the perfect solution?
No!
But in my book, it is a much more versatile tool than a DOF adapter for the same cash.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 08:37 AM   #10
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I forgot a couple things. What about sound? and how do these cameras capture? I have a JuicedLink pre amp that I use to attach my microphones. Can I also do that with one of the HDSLR cameras?
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If sound is needed on a shoot I will use either my XH-A1, Zoom H4N, or Macbook Pro with MOTU Traveler, depending on the need.
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So there is no way to use XLR grade microphones with these cameras?
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So there is no way to use XLR grade microphones with these cameras?
Yes there is, I just prefer not to.
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