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Old April 24th, 2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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Amusing DVi meme comes to life on Ebay

I've lost track of how many times people have posted here that "they should make a full-size shoulder-mount housing for small camcorders to make them look professional." Sony and Panasonic have actually done this, in the form of the HVR-HD1000 and the AG-DVC15, respectively.

But now here's somebody's home-made attempt at that, which is now on Ebay for about the same price as the camcorder that he put inside of it; the "Docket," custom-made for the HV20 or HV30.

Note: if somebody out there is seriously thinking about placing a bid on this thing, speak up and we'll show you better ways to spend the same money.

For entertainment purposes only...

On Ebay: "THE DOCKET Pro Conversion for HV20"
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Old April 24th, 2008, 12:43 PM   #2
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Wow, it looks so cool! :P

It is a little ridiculous looking. If I were a client, I'd have second thoughts about the job!
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Old April 24th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #3
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I got two of 'em for my XL H1 cameras. Now people take me seriously.
Seriously.



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Old April 24th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #4
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I take you seriously Pete.

Now get back to work!







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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:06 PM   #5
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Are you sure it was me? I just lost my voice... didn't get sick until the plane ride home.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #6
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I lost my voice too. But I almost didn't make it to the plane. I think part of the problem was the dry air conditioned desert air with cigarette smoke in it... I'm still sick, coughing and sore throat. Now my wife has it. Oh joy!


Don't worry Chris, you're just the scapegoat!
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Old April 25th, 2008, 12:58 AM   #7
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I love the Docket! If I was ridiculously wealthy Iíd buy that piece of art and give it to my HV20-owning friend as a gift. It would be worth it to see the look on his face.

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I lost my voice too. But I almost didn't make it to the plane. I think part of the problem was the dry air conditioned desert air with cigarette smoke in it... I'm still sick, coughing and sore throat.
You didn't drink enough. I did just fine. ;) Seriously, I'm sorry you and your wife are feeling so rotten, Doug. Get well soon.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 01:50 AM   #8
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You didn't drink enough. I did just fine. ;)
Ahhh, so that's the secret. Guess I drank enough because I didn't get sick either. Actually, I think I was too tired to get sick.

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Old April 25th, 2008, 09:07 AM   #9
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So you did get tired! I wondered at times if you were the Energizer Bunny in a Greg Boston suit. :) Even when we came to say goodbye on Thursday you were looking great!
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Old April 25th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #10
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Back to the docket

Looks like a well dressed old, conservative lady.
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Old April 27th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #11
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My favorite line from the posting...

"...and produce that HD film you always wanted to without investing $8,000.00 or more for a camera that probably wont give you better quality.."
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Old April 28th, 2008, 10:30 AM   #12
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This just boggles my mind, please tell me there is no one out there who would actually buy that thing.

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Old April 28th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #13
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Just give me a couple of days and I'll have my own made out of black cardboard & gaffer tape - the CROCket - and the resolution will be just as good!

lighter, biodegradable, comes with extra french flag and velcro to attach, plus a whole sheet of black cardboard with patterns to make replacement parts - at half the price!

Optional extras: roll of heavy duty Gladwrap (Saran) for the underwater version, adhesive RED TWO labels, cap with logo "this guy owns a CROC"
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Old April 28th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #14
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Old April 28th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #15
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