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Old March 14th, 2006, 06:55 AM   #1
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The Brevis35 Imaging System

I'm firing up a new thread here as the name of my device has changed, as well as the web site. The site will be going through a major facelift over the next few days, compliments of a graphically talented tester, however the product forum is there and links to sample footage. I have a tester group that will be receiving the devices in a few weeks.

Expect a world class follow focus, flip module, jib, and dolly system to follow shortly. Thanks for looking.

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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:40 AM   #2
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Id like a follow focus, jib, and dolly system.. do you ship to new brunswick? :)
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Old March 14th, 2006, 08:39 AM   #3
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Andrew, the FF, dolly and jib items will likely be months as I'm completely focused on getting the Brevis into final production. Unfortunately, the site depics the prototype still...but that will be fixed in about two weeks.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 08:53 AM   #4
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The footage looks good. I didn't see an estimated price on the website. Also, will it possibly work with a higher end camera with 72mm threads, like the FX1?
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Old March 14th, 2006, 10:52 AM   #5
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Robert, there's a fleet of them heading out in about 3 weeks to users with just about every camera out there. It works fine on the XL1s I tested with 72mm threads. The product forum will have sections for each camera so you'll know what to expect. The production version will use 58mm threads so you'd need a 72 to 58 step down (provided). Final price isn't posted yet as I've yet to receive a bill from the machine shop doing the CNC work on the parts. The initial testing group paid $530, but I know that I cannot sustain this price. If I was using ABS, and hot glue yes, but the chassis is custom mandrelled carbon fibre tube, and the entire parts list done by CNC. The diffuser is being engineered to order as well...and therefore not cheap. Having rechargeable internal power/external power capabilities and providing a "world" power charging system adds a bit more to the cost.

My guess is the $700 range for the adapter/charger/case. There'll be a pre-order mailing list up in a day or so.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 11:05 AM   #6
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cant wait to see some footage from some more cams. i like the power supply alot.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 01:44 PM   #7
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The cinevate and the cinemek website are very similar...very similar.
Not trying to rain on anyone's parade here just pointing out the similarities in the two site.
Is this Brevis supposed to be in direct competition with the Guerilla35?
If so you just might beat them to the punch seeing as how the G35 is being redesigned at the moment and it's really quiet over there on their message boards.
Good luck with the Brevis35.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 01:58 PM   #8
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Erik, Cinevate = Cinema + Innovate. It was hard finding something not taken, or not for sale for $4000. One of the beta testers is doing up a great new site which should be up on a few days.
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this is the guskers35 redesigned
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Old March 14th, 2006, 02:44 PM   #10
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I guess you could say that Andrew, but really the Brevis is a completely different approach...oscillator vs spinner. The spinner is still my preference in some respects but I just couldn't live with the light loss.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 03:04 PM   #11
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Erik, Cinevate = Cinema + Innovate. It was hard finding something not taken, or not for sale for $4000. One of the beta testers is doing up a great new site which should be up on a few days.
Ah.
Well I can't wait to hear more about it and check out the new site design.
Consider me intrigued.
Thanks Dennis.
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Thank you Dylan.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 03:58 PM   #14
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Thanks Dylan.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:10 PM   #15
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My guess is the $700 range for the adapter/charger/case. There'll be a pre-order mailing list up in a day or so.
$700, eh?

Might I hope...$700...Canadian?

All the best, Dennis.

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