HM700 front mount screws holes different from HD100/200 series at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > JVC ProHD & MPEG2 Camera Systems > JVC GY-HM 600/700/800 Series Camera Systems

JVC GY-HM 600/700/800 Series Camera Systems
GY-HM6xx, HM7xx and HM8xx ProHD camcorders & decks.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 26th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #1
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posts: 3,637
HM700 front mount screws holes different from HD100/200 series

I've been working with the HM700 for a week now I've had nothing but a positive experience... until now. The first really big disappointment for me happened when I removed my Cavision 15mm rods from my HD100 with the intent to attach them to the HM700. But wait... what's this? The design and placement of the screw holes is completely different from the HD series. This means that my Cavision rods (and I assume other third-party rods designed for the HD series) just won't fit.

Like the HD200 series, the HM700 ships with a "V-mount" for quick-release plates already attached. JVC have designed the new "V-Mount" as a two-piece unit with a total of 7 screws (instead of 4.) Four screws hold the square black alignment rails piece and the other three screws attach the steel "V" piece to molded "posts."
The screws aren't even the same size or pitch.

My Cavision mount has loads of other holes for mounting on different cameras but those three molded posts mean that I can't even get it flush to the camera.

So I guess anyone upgrading with the intent to use their old rails is SOOL. Now I guess its a waiting game for third-party companies to design new systems that are compatible with the new mold.
Attached Thumbnails
HM700 front mount screws holes different from HD100/200 series-hd100_mount.jpg   HM700 front mount screws holes different from HD100/200 series-hm700_mount.jpg  

__________________
Tim Dashwood
Tim Dashwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia (formerly Winnipeg, Manitoba) Canada
Posts: 4,087
Thanks for the heads up Tim. I had intended to pick up a Cavision rods and matte box system as soon as an expected cheque shows up with the intent of swapping it back and forth between my 200's and my yet-to-be-purchased 700. Bizarre thing to change.
__________________
Shaun C. Roemich Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC - Videographer - Webcaster
www.roaddogmedia.ca Blog: http://roaddogmedia.wordpress.com/
Shaun Roemich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2009, 01:32 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Posts: 96
Looks like Cavision has come out with the adapter plate for the 700. Check out the link.

http://www.cavision.com/pictures/HM7...700wMB4169.htm

Steve
Steve J. Nordahl 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 > JVC ProHD & MPEG2 Camera Systems > JVC GY-HM 600/700/800 Series Camera Systems

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:56 PM.


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