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Old January 10th, 2006, 10:41 AM   #46
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U35A treats me well

Steev,

Absolutely it treats me well for what i do. Did you have chance to look up at this site www.reel-stream.com. These guys modified dvx100a from 411 to 444 color sampling. What i mean is raw image capture and color correcting it with NLE.

HVX sounds lot of fun. What worries me is the P2 cards. So damn expensive.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 11:01 AM   #47
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Heck, The Andromeda reel-stream mod sounds like fun but it's also "so damn expensive"--$3,000. Yikes.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 11:06 AM   #48
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Heck, The Andromeda reel-stream mod sounds like fun but it's also "so damn expensive"--$3,000. Yikes.
For 3g's i'm buying a new camera.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 12:09 PM   #49
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Wow, this thread is derailing fast. Hari, email me for more discussion.

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Old January 11th, 2006, 02:04 AM   #50
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Steev, may I ask how can DVX100 focus from such a small distance from MPIC? I`ve only rented DVX from time to time but haven`t used any macro settings on it if it has those at all...
... I remember reading about it from somwhere though.

Other thing that interests me is if MPIC has full frame coverage for 35mm SLR lenses?
I mean full 36x24 so that 50mm lens shows me 50mm lens angle of view and not some cropped one like cheap digital SLR`s do. For instance EOS 350D has crop factor of 1,6 what means 22,2x14,8 frame size plus it adds 1,6X teleconverter effect so once popular 50mm lens becomes something like 80mm lens and so on.

I quess almost all afordable adapters suffer from that cropping by means of camcorders zooming in and showing less than full 35mm frame. Correct me if I`m wrong.

Thanks in advance,
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Old January 11th, 2006, 02:46 AM   #51
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Actually, the whole point of these adapters is to get a 35mm image size. Assuming everything is working properly and aligned, you will get a 1:1 ratio between the image on your video camera as you would with a 35mm film camera with the same lens.

Also, most video cameras with small CCDs (1/3" and 1/4") have a fairly close focus capability. There are no special macro settings, the lenses just happen to focus close. Regardless, many of the 35mm adapters use macro lenses in their optics. The MPIC design does not use a macro, but it works anyway. The reason one is not used is to limit the number of lenses the image must pass before being recorded (as stated by Dan) to keep image quality the best. All lenses create aberration, and the fewer the better. Even filters can add unwanted reflections. The fewer the better. I like the MPIC design because of this simplicity and if I could afford it, that would be my choice. Maybe if my camera holds out that will be next after a follow-focus!
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Old January 11th, 2006, 06:22 AM   #52
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Yes, you get the full frame. It's a true 35mm image you are capturing, not cropped.

More test footage tweakage...

http://www.holyzoo.com/media/video/H...re_1200kbs.mov
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 12:41 PM   #53
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low light

Good example of how it handles low light. Sounds like no extra lighting is needed for a horror film.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 12:23 AM   #54
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More goofin around with this thing:

http://www.holyzoo.com/media/video/H...ar_Tweaker.mov
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Old January 26th, 2006, 12:05 AM   #55
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Are you taking requests? How about Smoke on the Water, er, gasp, choke....

Cool clip.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 05:13 PM   #56
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Cool. A red PRS. Just like mine :)

That some fun editing there. I like that you called it "guitar tweaker" hahah

Keep the footage coming! it's maaavelous
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Old February 10th, 2006, 02:41 PM   #57
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hvx200&mpic

Steve,

I'm thinking of buying mpic. I shot couple of footage with youir UA35 and its awesome. I need to post it in my website. No time.

I need your input on something. Does the MPIC work for HVX200. Also i'm thinking of using sony HDX-F100 HDV. I'm thinking probably the MPIC wont work on HDX-F100. Well i asked you for help i think you were busy. So i'm ending up buy one.

Please let me know man.

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Old February 10th, 2006, 02:48 PM   #58
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Hari, yes, the MPIC works with the HVX200. I think it would be even better with a Century Optics 82mm diopter, since the HVX200 doesn't focus as closely to the lens in macro mode as the DVX100. Hence, I'm getting some slight vignetting, but that won't stop me from being creative with it. On the other hand, the MPIC works perfectly on the DVX100 plain and simple.

And, yes, I've been incredibly busy testing everything out, and preparing for future shoots.
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Old February 10th, 2006, 03:17 PM   #59
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Steve,

Thanks Steve. Little bit of clarification. I'm getting the total package from Dan. The MPIC does it come along with letus rod mount with camcorder mount support to use slr lenses.

I'm kind of confused with what kind of rod support is given along with the MPIC.

What is the Mighty Universal Focus Gear aka MUG?
Is MUG used for attaching MPIC for any camera?
I'm really impressed with Universal Follow focus. I saw the clip its a smoooooth operator.

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Old February 10th, 2006, 03:22 PM   #60
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Steve, Thanks Steve. Little bit of clarification. I'm getting the total package from Dan. The MPIC does it come along with letus rod mount with camcorder mount support to use slr lenses. I'm kind of confused with what kind of rod support is given along with the MPIC.
It ships with mount with rails. Contact Dan for more info.

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What is the Mighty Universal Focus Gear aka MUG? Is MUG used for attaching MPIC for any camera?
I'm really impressed with Universal Follow focus. I saw the clip its a smoooooth operator.
MUG is the gear that attaches to each lens, so you can use the Universal Follow Focus to pull focus. Dan can tell you much more.

Fire questions Dan's way. He offers world class support. :)
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