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Old March 7th, 2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Matte Box for Canon XL-H1

We have recently purchased the XL-H1 for our agency and I am have been trying to look for a Matte Box. Some dealers that I have been talking to are telling me the Matte Box for the XL2 will not be compatible for the XL-H1 because of the 16x9 chip that it has. Has anyone bought and used a Matte Box for the XL-H1? I am in a bit of a rush, I have a shoot on Friday and I would love to use a Matte Box for the shoot.

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Old March 7th, 2006, 05:06 PM   #2
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When I was at Vocas Netherlands (Vocas/Century optics) a couple of weeks ago, the sales rep told me they got a system inc. rods for the XL-H1. Since I know their stuff for other camera's (like XDCAM's, Digibeta's) I'm gonna get theirs. pretty decent stuff for a good price. They just recently announced a follow focus unit as well by the way.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 07:07 PM   #3
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I just picked up my H1 from Birns last night and bought the Chrosziel matte box, focus puller and base plate w/iris rods. Wasn't cheap, but it works great.

There's a picture of the setup on my blog:

http://www.starwaypictures.blogspot.com
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Old March 7th, 2006, 07:18 PM   #4
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And out of curiosity; How not cheap is not cheap exactly..?
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Old March 7th, 2006, 09:06 PM   #5
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Cinetech has a very nice 4 stage matte box, camera base adaptor, 15mm rods, follow focus, eyebrow as well. I bought a new base adaptor for my H1 and all my older gear work great on the H1.

www.cinetechonline.com
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Old March 7th, 2006, 10:46 PM   #6
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And out of curiosity; How not cheap is not cheap exactly..?
The matte box, base plate and iris rods, H1 adapter, follow focus with gear was roughly $3000. However, pricing was based on building an entire package (including camera), etc.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 11:24 PM   #7
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Some dealers that I have been talking to are telling me the Matte Box for the XL2 will not be compatible for the XL-H1 because of the 16x9 chip that it has.
Not really sure what the those dealers are talking about as the XL2 is native 16:9 as well.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 11:56 PM   #8
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I just picked up my H1 from Birns last night and bought the Chrosziel matte box, focus puller and base plate w/iris rods. Wasn't cheap, but it works great.

There's a picture of the setup on my blog:

http://www.starwaypictures.blogspot.com
Funny Robert, that photo of your site looks like one of my dreams I had recently ;)

Good Stuff!
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Old March 8th, 2006, 06:32 PM   #9
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Funny Robert, that photo of your site looks like one of my dreams I had recently ;)

Good Stuff!
Sometimes I find myself just staring at it! LOL!
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Old March 13th, 2006, 03:10 PM   #10
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Thanks for all your help. We decided to go with the Chrosziel Matte Box.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #11
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Thanks for all your help. We decided to go with the Chrosziel Matte Box.
Good choice.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 11:28 AM   #12
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I just picked up my H1 from Birns last night and bought the Chrosziel matte box, focus puller and base plate w/iris rods. Wasn't cheap, but it works great.

There's a picture of the setup on my blog:

http://www.starwaypictures.blogspot.com
now i want to sell my stupid looking z1, that beast of yours is just sick !
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