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Old September 19th, 2005, 07:31 PM   #16
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Ill try and get a small dv compressed clip uploaded. but it will be pal 720x576 25fps
No problem. I'm PAL too. Thanks.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 07:34 PM   #17
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Any other popular lens makes?
I think Nikon is the favourite. If you cover Canon as well, I think you have pretty much covered 90% of the low budget market. There's the odd ball Minolta and Pentax, but very few use that.
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Old September 19th, 2005, 07:46 PM   #18
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Thanks for the lens suggestion Michael, very helpful,

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Old September 19th, 2005, 09:46 PM   #19
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Hey, an OT question. What's the name of that song on clip #1? Is it a George Michael song? Can't get it off my head.
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Old September 20th, 2005, 05:15 AM   #20
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The music on both clips is Duran Duran, im a big 80's fan;) First song is called 'Come Undone' Second clips song is called 'Reach up for the Sunshine'.

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Old September 20th, 2005, 06:34 AM   #21
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OK,
Here is a 10 second DV compressed clip of the tilt up shot with the flowers, 30MB zip file:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/wayne.kinney/adapterDV.zip

Its PAL 720x576 25fps.

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Old September 20th, 2005, 07:59 AM   #22
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Thanks Wayne. But you cut it right before where I think I saw the pattern. I saw it on the wall, when tilting.
One thing I noticed, the DV file is no where as sharp as the smaller file. It would be very useful to see the adapter used with a better camera to see how sharp it would be.
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Old September 20th, 2005, 08:11 AM   #23
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Yes,
I wish i had a better cam then my 1 chip panasonic.

Ill try and post some more short clips in DV compression soon, ill double check all my focus to make sure its sharp, maybe an outdoor deep focus as you sujest with the aperture closed a bit.

Bill Porter, is it possible to upload that clip also? Or am i now being checky:D

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Old September 20th, 2005, 11:10 AM   #24
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Anything for a fellow '80's music fan!

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Old September 20th, 2005, 11:28 AM   #25
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Round Box

Just wondered if you might consider a round box or case for the adapter instead of the square box. I think the square box waste a bunch of space and the round box looks much better. Here is a link for my second attempt with pictures for you to see what it might look like.

http://bellaire.homestead.com/files/...les/X1035b.pdf

I am looking at putting a glass CD in this and staying with a 35mm format...
hope this helps
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Old September 20th, 2005, 12:16 PM   #26
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Thanks for uploading that bill!!!!

Craig, looked at the pictures, looks cool. I wont be using a round box in my commercial version. So are you using a plastic cd on cd player motor in yours?

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Old September 20th, 2005, 12:37 PM   #27
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Plastic CD

Yes at the moment... I also am using frosted film/window tint instead of grinding the cd. The crispness is very nice and even But not as nice as yours...Also with the Glass concept and the easy flat area on the motor to attach the glass, I'm gonna change to Glass.

By the time I finish my baby will be grown... ha ha ha
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Old September 20th, 2005, 12:49 PM   #28
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Craig,
If you decide to make a spinning glass disk using my method, please keep us informed of your progress, im very interested. Please do so on my other thread, though.

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Old September 20th, 2005, 03:11 PM   #29
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Wayne,
Ok, could you please update this DV camcorders that your adapter is compatible with?.
For example I have a canon XL2 and I just order the Micro M2 but I was thinking of buying another adapter just incase one is good for outside scene and vise versa .. you get the gist.

So which camcorders can use your adapter?.
How to make payment?
Any warrantee?
When will it be ready (commercial)?
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Old September 20th, 2005, 03:50 PM   #30
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Hello Eniola, thanks for your interest.

As far as im concerned, any camcorder can be used with my adapter. It will be shipped with a 58mm filter thread, so camcorders with different sized theads will need a stepup/down ring. Also, some of the bigger camcorders will require a macro lens, this is so the camcorder can focus on the 36x24mm frame. Once the commercial version is ready, I will provide the buyer with exact distance from filter thread to ground glass, so they can test if there camcorder can focus on a 36x24mm frame from that distance to see if they need a macro lens. I see this as a better option anyway, as it gives the buyer the freedom to choose the macro/acromat that best suits their camcorder and personal preference.

Payments can be made by cheque or postal order (UK) or paypal. As for warrantee, im in the process of gathering information and finalising things, but im a friendly and helpful guy in terms of support for the unit, and also if anything 'may' go wrong then a unit can always be returned. Im hoping for the unit to be ready by the end of this month.

More info on this as it developes....

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