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Old August 1st, 2008, 01:18 AM   #61
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If you want to use the SGPro with a Canon HV20 / HV30 you will need an additional 3mm of shim, in addition to all the supplied ones, to get the Camera to the correct height.

Made my own, works great.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 08:21 AM   #62
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SGPRO on JVC 111

Just got a sgpro kit, looks really nice so far.
hooked it up to my jvc hd111, looks crazy but does the trick, bout to do a shoot shall put up info / pics once got some footage done

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Old August 2nd, 2008, 10:00 PM   #63
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I'd rather not deal with vignetting at all, but thanks for the white card method - sounds like a good idea.

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Old August 3rd, 2008, 12:08 AM   #64
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I'd rather not deal with vignetting at all, but thanks for the white card method - sounds like a good idea.

Lenny Levy

Yeah, works really well, I am sure someone could write a script to automatically reduce or remove vignetting based on this method.

I spent years, prior to using a 35mm lens adaptor, trying put in subtle but convincing grain and vignetting into my CG work (mainly for TV advertising) to make it more like film ! :)

Anyhow, shot my first bit of test footage today, looks very nice to me, sharpness is great, I will upload it to Vimeo tonight . . .
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 02:17 AM   #65
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Unfortunately, that's not something I think most of my clients would want to get into. If its your own footage its OK , but to tell people - Here let me shoot an extra white card which you need to keep track of to correct every shot - wow that would not go over too big.

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Old August 3rd, 2008, 10:47 AM   #66
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Lenny, don't use the white card method. :)
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 05:44 PM   #67
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Lee,

Why are you saying don't use it now - because of my considerations?
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 07:08 PM   #68
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Why are you saying don't use it now - because of my considerations?
Do you use a SGPro ?
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 11:02 PM   #69
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My personal preference is to set up an adaptor to a camera so that the image is as clean as possible and also to choose the limited range of lenses which enable this.

To go to the time and trouble of purchasing any 35mm adaptor known to be good, then not go the extra mile to set it up properly or hamstring it with troubled lenses, seems to me to be rather pointless.

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Old August 9th, 2008, 07:53 PM   #70
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Old August 10th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #71
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Lee - Yes I own an SGPro rev 2 and now a flip adapter with it and the EX-1 achromat, as well as a Letus Extreme and a Brevis.

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Old August 29th, 2008, 05:35 AM   #72
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SGpro rev 2 / 3 ...

Is there a frame rate limit to these units ... what I mean is at what speeds do they spin and what's the difference to the upcoming SGBlade? Are the units silent? Is there shake?
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Old August 31st, 2008, 04:28 PM   #73
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New footage! SGblade's GG1 - EX1 & new non flipped achromat!

Hi Guys,

As some of you know, last weekend we hired an EX1 to test out the prototype 'GG1' glass disk element that will be an option in the upcoming SGblade. GG1 offers low lightloss with the ability to stop down the 35mm lens and use high shutter speeds without seeing grain.

We filmed a lot of landscape shots, panning and tilting across skies and using wide lenses - all things adapters hate :) The lenses aperture is mostly between F4 - F8.

We also used this as an opportunity to showcase our new non flipped achomat that works great with the EX1 (currently EX1 users can not use non flipped). We hope to bring out this upgrade very soon.

Anyhow, enough talk, here is the link to the footage - please don't use VLC player, it seems to soften the footage badly:


164MB:
http://www.sgpro.co.uk/SGbladeGG1_EX1_nonflipped.wmv please right click and 'save as'.

Below are some grabs from the footage:

http://www.sgpro.co.uk/frame01.jpg
http://www.sgpro.co.uk/frame02.jpg
http://www.sgpro.co.uk/frame03.jpg
http://www.sgpro.co.uk/frame04.jpg
http://www.sgpro.co.uk/frame05.jpg
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Old September 1st, 2008, 01:03 AM   #74
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Wayne.


Assuming there has been no post-shoot adjustments, am I imagining things or have you shot over by about half to a stop. By this I speculate that the light transmission of your new groundglass must be pretty good given that the texture does not seem to be passing aerial image.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 04:49 PM   #75
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pretty clean ...

The footage looks pretty clean and crisp. I would like to see more! When will the SGBlade be ready for delivery?
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