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Old September 17th, 2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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Size of A1?

Hey, Chris--Since you've seen these cameras in the flesh, how is the size in comparison to the PD150? Smaller, larger, about the same?
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Old September 18th, 2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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Hi Bill, quite a bit larger than the PD150. At first glance it's about the same size as the Sony FX1 / Z1. Not much smaller than an XL2 / XL H1. In other words, they're bigger than they look.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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Excellent. While tinycams have their place, that's not what I'm interested in at this point. Things get too small and they're...too small. By my standards the Z1 is a small camera, and I shot with one over the weekend and thought, "This is cool...I could learn to like this...but it would be nice if it had 24p." (Which reminded me that there's a good reason to wait for the Canon.)
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Old September 20th, 2006, 05:53 AM   #4
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Talking abt how small camera can get.... is it possible to add an add-on to make the camera shoulder-mounted? some sort of rig or something??

Anyone has any idea what I'm talking about?? (some links would b helpful)
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Old September 20th, 2006, 06:06 AM   #5
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I actually want to add on to david's post...

with the fixed lens, how many options are there, if any, for adapters and/or the like? matte boxes that fit the H1 will probably fit these also, i assume??
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Old September 20th, 2006, 06:11 AM   #6
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Do you mean something like this:

http://studio1productions.com/dvbrace.htm
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Old September 20th, 2006, 11:49 AM   #7
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Thanks for ur reply bill... Yes - but I wonder if there is something more 'solid' and 'cool' maybe something like those RED has :P

And as what Joseph has added,
with the fixed lens, how many options are there, if any, for adapters and/or the like? matte boxes that fit the H1 will probably fit these also, i assume??
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Old September 20th, 2006, 12:05 PM   #8
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David we have an entire forum dedicated to shoulder supports of all kinds. It's located at http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/forumdisplay.php?f=121

And don't overlook the SpiderBrace: www.spiderbrace.com
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pardon me. thanks.. :D
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Old September 20th, 2006, 12:36 PM   #10
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A friend got a Cavision matte box and shoulder brace for his Z1. It's very cool and not too pricey. http://www.cavision.com/pictures/pictures.htm
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Old September 20th, 2006, 01:35 PM   #11
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David we have an entire forum dedicated to shoulder supports of all kinds. It's located at http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/forumdisplay.php?f=121
Apparently I need to go exploring the listed forums to find what sub-forums exist! There's a whole lot more to this site than first meets the eye.
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David we have an entire forum dedicated to shoulder supports of all kinds. It's located at http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/forumdisplay.php?f=121

And don't overlook the SpiderBrace: www.spiderbrace.com
I own a spider brace but I am not sure if it will hold the XH-A1. The model I have is the Spiderbrace 2. Would be nice if it worked.
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Old September 26th, 2006, 11:09 AM   #13
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http://www.zacuto.com/camera_support_2.jpg

I hope this is COOL ENOUGH :)
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Old September 26th, 2006, 01:41 PM   #14
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Those Zacuto rigs are very nice. I saw several of them in Chicago a few weeks ago. Not cheap, but very well made and solid.
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Old September 26th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #15
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yep, but all of their stuff are very expensive though :(
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