Need tripod mounted Portable DVD player flex arm shelf thingy at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Distribution Center > DVD Authoring


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 7th, 2005, 05:29 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Enterprise, AL
Posts: 857
Need tripod mounted Portable DVD player flex arm shelf thingy

I need a way to mount a portable DVD player to my tripod for framing, composition, etc. No, I don't want one for just an LCD screen; I have a portable DVD player and want to work with it (in fact, if it broke, I'd replace it with another portable DVD player and not just an LCD screen).

The two ideas I have in mind are placing it in a sling bag mounted under the head attached to the tripod legs; saw one somewhere (other than the Bogen one at B&H), but can't find it now. Google needs a "Use mental image" button.

The other idea is a flex arm with a small shelf with the ability to clamp the flex arm to a tripod leg. The small shelf (6" to 8") would be required to hold the DVD player.

Ideas? Links?
__________________
Fear No Weevil!

Last edited by Patrick King; June 7th, 2005 at 07:53 PM.
Patrick King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #2
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
Posts: 11,543
I don't know if any of these meet your needs, but this company has some pretty cool ways to mount a lot of different things....

http://mobilecx.com/index.html
Boyd Ostroff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2005, 05:52 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 148
I use a Bogen Super Clamp with the Magic Arm and Video Monitor Holder (7"x 11-1/2"). I can clamp it on a tripod leg or a desk (or anything close) and it will allow you to position the shelf in different positions and then lock everything down with one handle. I usually have a 7" LCD monitor and small audio mixer on mine.


Bogen / Manfrotto 3152 Video Monitor Holder (shelf is pictured up side down)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ku=5405&is=REG

Bogen / Manfrotto 143N Magic Arm Without Camera Bracket
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=325446&is=REG

Bogen / Manfrotto 2915 Super Clamp without Stud
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...Type=accessory

Last edited by Hart Boyd; June 8th, 2005 at 06:15 AM.
Hart Boyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2005, 08:27 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 220
Don't do a flex arm. Not strong enough. Boyd, thanks for that MobilCX link! Damn, that's a lot of mounting stuff!

Dan
www.DVcameraRigs.com
Dan Selakovich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2005, 12:47 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Enterprise, AL
Posts: 857
I thank y'all for the input.

Boyd, I didn't see exactly what I wanted for this application, but I definately bookmarked that site (and the one you listed on another topic for stage supplies/fabric.

Dan, I had not considered the flex load bearing capacity, sounds like you saved me some money and heartache.

Hart, the Bogen parts you listed come as a kit (1352K) and it looks like the best solution so far.
__________________
Fear No Weevil!
Patrick King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2005, 02:02 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Ashford, AL
Posts: 937
Patrick,
How about mounting a flash bracket to the tripod, then mounting the DVD player to a rotating ball shoe mount. One of our guys attached a 7" LCD monitor to his GS400 using one of these.
Guy Bruner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2005, 02:45 PM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 916
Another idea that I was considering for my setup was a DVD player mount like the one in my camera crane post a few days ago, but held onto my Bogen 028 legs with a 3/8" bolt in the top strap mount. This would cost about 10 bucks. Because the player has a tilting screen, you don't really need a tilting mount.

I use an elastic strap with velcro at each end, around the player's battery pack (sticks out to the rear of the player) to secure it to the platform.
Dennis Wood 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 > Cross-Platform Post Production Solutions > Distribution Center > DVD Authoring

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:00 PM.


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