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Old June 7th, 2009, 03:32 PM   #31
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my new 5D set up

total set up cost me around 500 bucks
Some more info is much anticipated and appreciated! Is that a geardear matte box? Where did you get the rails and handgrips? Inquiring minds want to know! Mainly because it looks really clean, and for $500?
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Old June 8th, 2009, 12:27 PM   #32
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the Rail system i bought it from indifocus.com & carvison

IndiSYSTEM - Studio 4 Productions - The indiRAILSpro ( ~ 269 )
Cavision Rods Support System for Mini-DV ( ~ 100 )

the matte box i got it from ebay for 139 $ bucks . but it need a lil mod in order to connect it with the Rod .
compair to redrock micro or zacuto DSLR kit . it alot cheaper
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Old June 8th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #33
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Nice kit, and for under $500 you really can't beat it. I just ordered the Redrock shoulder mount and that rig alone cost me about $400. I bet yours probably works just as well, but for a lot cheaper. Oh well.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #34
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my new 5D set up

total set up cost me around 500 bucks
THe problem I see with your's is that the camera body is not offset from the shoulder pad. The LCD Is basically in line with the shoulder pad. You have turn your head to look over at the LCD... That can't be a comfortable shooting position.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #35
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i'm gonna add an external LCd & the follow focus soon . The Lcd will be plae near the hand grip .
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Old June 8th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #36
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Vimeo

I also tried uploading a 29.97fps, HD clip in MP4 format, using the settings the Vimeo staff said should give good results. The video was good on my own computer, but truly sucked on the Vimeo stream (even after fully downloading). It looked like it was dropping frames.

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Old June 9th, 2009, 12:19 AM   #37
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I also tried uploading a 29.97fps, HD clip in MP4 format, using the settings the Vimeo staff said should give good results. The video was good on my own computer, but truly sucked on the Vimeo stream (even after fully downloading). It looked like it was dropping frames.

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The Vimeo ecompression & encoding system seems very iffy at times. In the 'Help' forum I see plenty of complaints from people who get the Vimeo staff to do some magic to their video which then fixes things. Often it's fixed by changing the video slightly & re-uploading.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 09:54 AM   #38
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Holy monkey, four hundred bucks for that? I'll spend the couple hundred more for an external HD monitor instead... yowza.
My thoughts exactly. I bought the Hoodman loupe for $75 and it works flawlessly. I dare you to take a look at the pricing on their other items... !
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Old June 30th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #39
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Buying the best is never cheap and Zacuto usually makes the best, it is in a whole other class than the Hoodman. External monitors are cool but more weight, more money, extra batteries to mind, hard to focus in daylight, you need to use a sunshade, making the whole rig ridiculously over sized and much heavier. The 5D MKII also drops it's HD output to SD when rolling, focus is a joke in SD. You cannot accurately focus 1080 Hi Def with an SD 480p monitor. Fine if you are on sticks, but for hand held operating, how are you going to track HD focus in SD?

There is a method to my madness with this rig, it is for run and gun documentary shooting. No follow focus or matte box, no monitor. Also, when I rent cameras that cost more to rent for two weeks than this entire 5D MKII rig, cost is relative. 5D MKIIs are close to disposable for many working pros, I will be buying at least one or two more for a multi-camera project I have coming up. They are a lot of bang for very little buck. ;-)

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I absolutely swear by it. Just finished shooting a hand held 5d commercial for a cell phone company using Zacuto Z-Finder and tactical shooter. Couldn't have done it without it
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Old July 1st, 2009, 04:08 AM   #40
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Hoodman v ZFinder

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You mean you couldn't have done as good a job with the Hoodman? Is it that much better?
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Old July 1st, 2009, 04:28 AM   #41
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yes due to it magnifying the image, makes focus much easier.
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yes due to it magnifying the image, makes focus much easier.
If it magnifies are you still able to easily see the whole frame, for framing the shot

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Old July 1st, 2009, 07:12 AM   #43
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If it magnifies are you still able to easily see the whole frame, for framing the shot

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yes, it's spot on. You don't lose anything. Sharp edge to edge on the lcd...
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Old July 1st, 2009, 07:14 AM   #44
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Thanks Phil for the instant reply. Good luck on the edit of your new commercial

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Old July 1st, 2009, 11:38 AM   #45
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Zoom H4N
Dan, perhaps it's only for show, but the way you have mounted the H4N in this picture will quite certainly give you a funny stereo image ;^)

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