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Old February 9th, 2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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Tripod for HV20

I have a shoot coming up where my HV20 will act as a fixed/B cam for a wide angle shot (my XH-A1 will be main/A cam).
I need a tripod recommendation. I am considering either the Matthews M25 or the Libec TH-M20. Anyone used either of these with a HV20?
Alternatives..?
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Old February 9th, 2008, 05:04 PM   #2
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I bought one of those Libecs with my vx1000 years ago. Its a great cheap tripod.

It works great with the hv20 too. Only complaint: a bit on the short side.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 02:25 AM   #3
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Here's an odd thought, get something you could use for other purposes. I have a set of Bogen legs that extends to over 80" (maybe 90") with a cheap Bogen video head on it. It works great with my HV20 locked down as a b-cam and almost goes to skycam heights;-)

I made the mistake once of NOT putting my HV20 into Cine mode when shooting b with my XH A1. It took multiple color correction filters to fix that mistake.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 07:21 AM   #4
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Doug, apologies for my ignorance, but what was the reason for Cine mode on the HV20?
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Old February 11th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #5
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I have a shoot coming up where my HV20 will act as a fixed/B cam for a wide angle shot (my XH-A1 will be main/A cam).
I need a tripod recommendation. I am considering either the Matthews M25 or the Libec TH-M20. Anyone used either of these with a HV20?
Alternatives..?
Rgds, Ross.
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The Matthews M25 & the Libec TH-M20 use the same legs, different heads.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 02:31 PM   #6
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Doug, apologies for my ignorance, but what was the reason for Cine mode on the HV20?
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The Cine mode features muted colors, different gamma, and a tad less sharpening all to allow a greater dynamic range in the image. Comes closer to the way film treats color and contrast than video presets.

I use it for most of what I do.
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