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Old July 12th, 2007, 12:40 PM   #31
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Well, clearly I am compensating :P

If anyone has any questions about setup stuff, let me know. I had to work a lot of the Canon's focus issues and make the RR hand-hold-able
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Old July 12th, 2007, 12:50 PM   #32
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Would that work with a Sony A1U?
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Old July 12th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #33
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I have seen people use Redrock adapters with A1U's and pretty much any camera really. Check out the Alternative Imaging Forums or www.redrockmicro.com to learn more about them. There is also the 35mm Brevis, P+S Technick, and a whole plethora of adapters
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Old July 12th, 2007, 02:08 PM   #34
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hey matthew,

the rig looks pretty sick. when i assemble my xha1/redrock setup, sadly enough, it looks just as unwieldly ;). do you shoulder mount the rig? if you do, i'm curious how you position the monitor/arm when you do. i'm currently using the marshall, but thinking about trading that in for the swit or ikan -- the marshall is just too heavy, and the noga arm is barely strong enough to keep it steady. also, how are you powering the swit?

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Old July 12th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #35
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Matthew,

That is a sweet rig! Would love to see some footage in the near future. My A1 is on the way and hope to have a set up like yours some day.

Speaking of rigs, I have a 3ccd panny that I love dearly and am a part of a forum for guys like me who own nice little panasonics and like to add on to stock cameras. That forum has a nice little section that allows members to check out what others have done with their set-ups via pics like you have posted here.

Being new to the forum, I was wondering if there is a place on this site to view a collection other A1's. It is always nice to learn from others and their ideas.

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Old July 12th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #36
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Hey Henry,

I lower the swit so it sits right next to the M2 and right infront of my face, then I put the camera body and rod underneath it on my shoulder and hand hold the grips. The new Follow Focus makes it a bit tougher, and it certainly is heavy. If I could just get a colour, HD viewfinder which turned the image right side up and put that to my eye like a broadcast camera, I'd be set.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 10:44 AM   #37
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Just curious, how heavy is that when not on the tripod? Looks like the hulk would have a hard time lifting that! :D lol
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Old July 13th, 2007, 11:24 AM   #38
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Well, I am about 6'4 and 270lbs so I can manage it fine, but it weighs about 30lbs or so (maybe 40lbs with EVERYTHING on) so it's like shooting with a super16mm or 35mm camera. Not light, but it's the price you pay.

I have even worked out a case so that I can load it up 90% assembled and be ready to shoot in less than a minute.

I'll post a pic of the case as soon as I get back my wide angle SLR lenses, cause my 50mm is just too damn long.
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I can post some hand-holding pics if you want too, might help demonstrate the balance of the rig. Footage coming too, I swear.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 04:43 PM   #39
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Yeah more pics would be great.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #40
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been looking to by a monitor to mount to the top like yours. Which one do you have....how much if you dont mind me asking?
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Old July 13th, 2007, 10:37 PM   #41
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Nice rig.

I'm also jealous.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 03:30 PM   #42
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Added are pictures of my case. I can put the A1 in the case 90% built, so run and gun shooting is a lot easier. Granted, the case weights about 50lbs :P

The case is a pelican 1650, and the only things that don' fit are my cavision shoulder mount and some extra lenses (but my 50mm and my 28mm stay inside)


http://www.notomatofilms.com/case1.jpg

http://www.notomatofilms.com/case2.jpg


WES: It's a varizoom SWIT monitor. It connects via component cables and is about 90% as good as Marshalls monitor. I love it.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 03:33 PM   #43
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my img code still didn't work, so here they are attached!
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Old July 16th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #44
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The SWIT monitor is not HD though is it?
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Old July 16th, 2007, 09:09 PM   #45
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Hey Matt, I live in Toronto as well.

Your pimp'of'an'A1 should duel my bare bones A1. I warn you, mine has a lot of heart even though it lacks muscle.

It also knows how to self destruct in dire situations, but I sure as hell hope it doesn't come to that. For your sake and mine!
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