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Old January 15th, 2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
Well, I've finally resolved my abberation problems with my macro. I ended up making my own. I bought enough parts to make many more as well. So overcoming this milestone allowed me to move on to completing the production grade micro35. I'll be releasing a guide on how to do it yourself. I'll also be selling the parts online for you guys that live in the sticks. And all you guys with two left hands, I'll assemble them for you as well. I promised myself I wouldn't post anymore "test looking" shots. But here goes anyways... I'm very happy with it and its size (3"x4") and the new rail setup.

15MB (Please download to your computer)
www.micro35.com/micro35.wmv

For all you guys that emailed me and anyone interested, please check out www.micro35.com and get on the list!

Thanks for all your comments and suggestions!
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Old January 16th, 2005, 03:19 AM   #2
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First off, wow! that looks great! Looks like true 35mm. Did you shoot that off the dvx-100a?
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Old January 16th, 2005, 09:51 AM   #3
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exellent footage.

i noticed really minor "rotating" atrefacts in brighter parts of the shot. (i.e. when sky is somehow in the frame) or it is due to compression?

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Old January 16th, 2005, 12:08 PM   #4
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DVX100A!! And I love iT!

I messed up an shot it with my first rev GG.... I'm shooting a music video with it in the next few weeks so I'll have some production footage available. Until then, keep a lookout for the guide!
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Old January 16th, 2005, 02:02 PM   #5
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Looks great -- I see the spinning in the sky, too :/

I assume you've got pics of the rig coming? Spinning/oscillating rigs produce the best images so far, but generally seem prohibitively bulky to me.

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Old January 16th, 2005, 02:15 PM   #6
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James remind me again...Are you rotating the GG or oscillating it? If your rotating it what size is the image your framing up on the GG? And if your rotating it are you filming the GG off center or right in the middle? Excellent footage btw! I see a acceptable amount of sharpness in the compressed footage. Im downloading the uncompressed version of the file right now. Cant wait to see what it can do. Could you shoot a rez chart both with and without? Thanks again. It looks like all of your hard work paid off!
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Old January 16th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #7
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It's not bulky at all. I shot some steadicam stuff with it and it flies great. I would have stuck it in the test video, but it wasn't very "horsey".

www.micro35.com/m351.jpg
www.micro35.com/m352.jpg

Sorry for the goofy light. I've been too lazy to take it off.

Brett, I used your framing pic to size up the frame. (It's off center). Again, I screwed up and used to first gg. it was a bit spotty. Sharpness is really sweet... I used a rez chart printed on a 13"x19" printer during the development. This was my first day of getting it out of the house. You'll be amazed of how simple and cheap it is to build. It won't require any machining etc.

I'm planning on taking the rig down to a production house close by. I plan on doing some real tests with different lens, follow focuses etc. for the guide...

Kyle, can I quote you on that? ("First off, wow! that looks great! Looks like true 35mm.")

Thanks again for the comments!
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Old January 16th, 2005, 03:53 PM   #8
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Can't wait for the guide.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 04:44 PM   #9
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Dude.

I want one.

Count me in to buy the guide or buy the apparatus.

Thanks!

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Old January 17th, 2005, 12:59 AM   #10
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"It's not bulky at all."

You say that and yet I don't see many pictures with it on your shoulder :)

Good luck -- congrats on the quality of the footage -- it's superb.

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Old January 17th, 2005, 01:15 AM   #11
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So its rotating - not oscillating? Hows the noise? RPMS? Again great job. Just trying to figure out if I should get my check book out.
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Old January 17th, 2005, 03:27 AM   #12
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Sure you can quote me! lol
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Old January 17th, 2005, 03:49 AM   #13
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Count me in. When will the guide be ready?

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Old January 17th, 2005, 10:21 AM   #14
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Hey Brett,
It is completly silent with zero vibration!

Thanks again guys!
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Old January 17th, 2005, 03:55 PM   #15
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Hello everyone! This is my first post.

James,

will your guide be useful for European people like me? I mean, does it describe dimensions in metric system as well as in inches? Also does Micro35 contain parts that cannot be obtained outside the US?

Thanks for such an amazing device! I'm already on your list.

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