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Old March 5th, 2006, 10:17 PM   #16
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Fresh footage from the adapter:

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Old March 5th, 2006, 10:26 PM   #17
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nice stuff dennis
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Old March 6th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #18
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Old March 6th, 2006, 02:40 AM   #19
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Nice footage Dennis.

Have you tested your unit with a bigger cam, like dvx100 or fx-1?
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Old March 6th, 2006, 07:08 AM   #20
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No Wayne. However based on existing adapters and known issues, I already have a pretty good idea what will work and what won't. From what I can ascertain, the DVX's will likely require a macro. I do have access to an XL1s and an XL2, so these cams will be tested by me personally. If the XL2 info (2cm focus distance w/wide macro) they may just be OK.

Fortunately, there are a number of folks stepping up to the plate with a number of different cams, so I should have a handle on most cams in short order.

The reality of my design is that the GG will be at minimum 55mm from the camera mount...so the only issue is macro, or no macro.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 07:10 AM   #21
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Must say I do like the footage. Very crisp, very nice. But I agree with wayne, you won't know you have a good product until you test with fx1 or dvx100, they have problems of their own...
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Old March 6th, 2006, 07:47 AM   #22
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Yasser, I may be oversimplifying here, but I see the isse as this:

Can the camera focus on a 24x36 frame at 55mm from the lens? If yes, it will work out of the box. If no, a macro will be required (or an extension tube). Either way, I'll feel much better once I know exactly the macro specs, if required, for each camera.

The reality of this gig is that unless I was making millions (ha) I could not possibly afford to own each of the cams out there. There's that all important balance of building a great, but affordable adapter. As it is, my investment in the adapter project is getting a bit scary.

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Old March 7th, 2006, 10:10 PM   #23
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I finished up a simple, but strong rail setup for the new adapter. Here's a pic. Yasser, got your email...stay tuned for the site intro, there'll be a pre-order for testing.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 11:17 PM   #24
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I have a question Dennis - how high can you take the camcorder shutter speed before you see grain? With my adapter anything over 1/50 starts to show grain especially around the edges of bright out of focus areas, the buzzing you mentioned on another thread. Basically I can't go over 1/50 which is quite a limitation for me.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 11:56 PM   #25
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I haven't properly tested this on a monitor, but I've been cranking shutter to 1/2000s to be able to properly visualize GG movement. To set backfocus, I've been using F/8 inside, (higher outside)on the 35mm lens to make the grain evident. So far based on what I've seen, I'd say 1/250s is the upper limit.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 12:31 PM   #26
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I've opened up pre-order for an initial run of 10 units at $540/unit. That price will include a smart charger for the internal battery pack. Expected delivery time is 4 weeks. As of 1 hour of making the announcement, half are confirmed with a deposit. If you're interested, please drop me an email. From the looks of things, the initial batch will be spoken for by day's end.

I'll have a site up in my webspace this week with more info and ongoing progress reports...thanks.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 09:02 PM   #27
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I've added a few spots, but the beta program is full. Thanks guys.

Edit: correction, after all the dust has settled, there's 2 spots left...

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Old March 10th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #28
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Here are a few pics taken with the Brevis35 attached in still mode. The GS400 is nothing spectacular in still mode, but these should give an idea of what to expect with HD cams. Advertised at 4MB, the real resolution of the cam's stills is more like 2MB. These are straight from the camera, although I've cropped the vignette out. The camera can zoom a fair bit more in record mode than it can in still mode. The lens is a 50mm f1.4 set at about f4 to deepen the DOF a bit.

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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:43 AM   #29
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Those are some clean pics! But remember speaking from experience I would test out with the dvx100 and fx1 asap. You will have problems, tons of them I garuntee it.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:59 AM   #30
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ill test it if you need an xl1s from New brunswick. Im getting the letus35xl when it comes out and it owuld be cool to compare yours, the relay, and the regular letus35a.
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