Matte Box - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog

Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog
Can't find it on the XL1 Watchdog site? Discuss it here.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 29th, 2004, 07:50 AM   #16
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: DFW area, TX
Posts: 6,108
Images: 1
I really like it. Has pouches that hold different size filters. This is a very ingenious use of velcro and nylon.

I would post pictures, but I have no place to post them.

Glad to be of help Tyson....I see you are just a few miles down the road from me in the mid-cities area.

regards,
Greg Boston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2004, 09:31 AM   #17
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 363
greg, I emailed you about maybe hosting some of the pics...

Chris might come up with some space here as well which might work out better.
Kevin Burnfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2004, 08:52 PM   #18
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Brossard, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 142
Tyson

Which matte box did you finally get? From Cavision or from Cinetactics? I got a bit confused going through the posts. Did you get it with the rail and rod setup?

I'm also looking at the Cavision's Matte Box with rod, rail, french flag for my XL-1.
Norman Woo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2004, 11:18 PM   #19
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Posts: 120
Norman,

I'm waiting to get a quote back from B&H on a Cavision matte box system/package... I just learned that Cavision now offers a 4x4' bellows style matte box that has 3 stages (the front stage is fixed and the rear 2 filter stages rotate 360 degrees) and it also has swing-away rod supports (not really sure what that is).

Cavision # MB413B-2

Naturally this new model matte box costs more but I think that the extra filter stage would be a great feature...
Ed Baatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2004, 02:00 PM   #20
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 363
Just found a dealer that carries the MatteBlox stuff for less then on their site:


http://www.evsonline.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?

it's only about 10 bucks less but still....
Kevin Burnfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2004, 09:45 AM   #21
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 319
If you want to deal with filters. a matte box really rocks that has a filter stage. 4x4 filters are a beautiful thing, and it's the only way to avoid vignetting when using the wide end of a zoom or a wide angle lens. (or multiple filters)
__________________
Director: http://www.mediathreat.com
John Threat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2004, 02:48 PM   #22
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 76
Hey,

I was pushed to this Thread from my original Post.

I was wondering if anybody has used or has any experience with the Products from Cinetactics?
As I understand there Filter-holders work, you slide in the Filters (glass) in to one Holder. Is good or health for the Filters? The velcro idea could be cool but
is it as Good as the Slide in/down system? Also the Price looks very realistic.

If anybody can give me some personal experience with this Product, will be very helpful for me.

Thanks




Shaggy
__________________
Apple Pro
Shaggy Franks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2004, 09:31 PM   #23
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Posts: 120
Shaggy,

Greg Boston and Tyson Thomas (see above) have both used it and they both give the Cinetactics matte box a thumbs up...

Personally, I'd rather pay more to get a more "substantial" matte box, but obviously people's needs differ...

Anyway, it sounds to me like two very positive endorsements of the Cinetactics?

== Ed ==
Ed Baatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2004, 10:07 PM   #24
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Hurst, Texas
Posts: 22
Here is my take on the Cinetactics Matteblox. I needed it because I am shooting a documentary. I have added so much to my XL1s including a heavy lens and a bunch of other stuff that just made the thing feel like a thousand pounds on my shoulder. The great thing about the Matteblox is, it is so light and it does its job.
Tyson Thomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 18th, 2004, 07:16 PM   #25
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Georgia
Posts: 76
Hey,

I just found some Products from Chrosziel which might work really good with the XL1s.
Here is a Prize list which is in but the there Products are sold at 16x9inc.

What do yall think?

Shaggy
__________________
Apple Pro
Shaggy Franks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2004, 03:24 PM   #26
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 363
seems like half decent products but they are just just as expensive, if not more, then the other stuff on the market.
Kevin Burnfield is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:13 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network