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Old May 18th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #16
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Peter, they're interchangeable. We're just in the process of integrating a "micro-collimation" feature which will make precise and perfectly aligned collimation fine tuning of each mount type a snap without measuring anything. The PL and OCT19 mounts already have it integrated.
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Old May 20th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #17
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Max, the HV20 has been a lot of fun to shoot with :-) We shot this footage with apertures etc. set for max sharpness with great results. In about two weeks we'll have our brand new carbon fibre rails system released which should complement the camera nicely with respect to weight. I own both the XH-A1 and HV20 and use them as representative test cams with the adapter.
Wow,,, saw the footage... some amazing stuff.... Add some "scratches" with magic bullet and it would look just like film...
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Old May 20th, 2007, 04:19 PM   #18
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Max, the HV20 has been a lot of fun to shoot with :-) We shot this footage with apertures etc. set for max sharpness with great results. In about two weeks we'll have our brand new carbon fibre rails system released which should complement the camera nicely with respect to weight. I own both the XH-A1 and HV20 and use them as representative test cams with the adapter.
Do you by any chance have a picture of the setup that you used to do the footage.

Including the matter box.....

I would love to know the relative size of the whole thing....


My primary reason for getting HV20 was it's size as I could do some "guerrilla shooting" in places...... Showing up with HX-A1 made me look too "PRO"
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Old May 20th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #19
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I'd love to see one of these setups with a super rotator lens...
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Old May 20th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #20
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Do you by any chance have a picture of the setup that you used to do the footage.

Including the matter box.....

I would love to know the relative size of the whole thing....
I don't know if Dennis actually used this full set up for that particular shoot, but this is a pic of his HV20 setup "on roids", as he says:

http://www.cinevate.com/images/hv20b.jpg
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Old May 21st, 2007, 10:49 AM   #21
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I don't know if Dennis actually used this full set up for that particular shoot, but this is a pic of his HV20 setup "on roids", as he says:

http://www.cinevate.com/images/hv20b.jpg

WOW... awesome......
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:55 PM   #22
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That setup is pretty much the rig, although the Marshall and 12Volt power supply for it were not used. Without a really good shade, the Marshall is useless in bright sunshine. We're working on some shots with the rig mounted to a full suspension mountain bike..hopefully the HV20's "crash cam" designation does come to fruition :-)
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:19 AM   #23
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For those who like to shoulder mount shoot hand held, I have a DIY shoulder mount that I tried the other day shooting through the dreaded HV20 view finder. I was extremely surprised that I was able to focus pretty decently using the viewfinder and my Letus35a-- a big surprise to me, because I had counted the viewfinder out for those purposes, espeically withy my old eyes.. Over course, it was upside down....
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Old September 17th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #24
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Hi Max

The kit for that camera is more like $1295. In addition to the adapter, you will need rod support and an achromat - pretty much what we sell in our HD Bundle kit. You'll also need a small step ring, but that is very inexpensive (around $8 or so) via someone like adapterrings.com

Some other approaches suggest you do not need rods, but in practice most people really do end up needing them

It's a great little camera!

here's another shot of a rig from a customer of ours:

http://redrockmicro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3526


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