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Old March 29th, 2003, 12:20 PM   #16
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<<<-- Originally posted by Charles King :
I was referring to the XL-2. You probably misunderstood the sentence. I was referring to the pic of the XL-2 mounted on a handheld support grip like the link below: http://www.cavision.com/Mattbox/for_canon.htm

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That's an XL1(s). The XL2 isn't here yet. I'm curious why you thought it was an XL2?
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Old March 29th, 2003, 12:30 PM   #17
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Okay. I'm sorry. XL-1 , XL-2, regardless. I'm only referring to the two hand grip under the camera.
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Old March 31st, 2003, 04:36 AM   #18
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congrat on your new matte box, Charles!
I gues you needed some relaxing time from all that stabilizer building, ha? :)

Nice work, like always!
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Old April 19th, 2003, 03:24 PM   #19
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Just want to add the new link to the mattebox I had build. The link is different then the one already post in my previous post. Someone wanted to view it but got the wrong link. So here is the new link:

http://homebuiltstabilizers.com/charlesmattebox.html
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Old April 20th, 2003, 06:13 AM   #20
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Hey Charles,

Nice work on the matte box.
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Old April 20th, 2003, 06:36 AM   #21
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Old April 22nd, 2003, 09:12 AM   #22
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Can I order one? :)
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Old April 22nd, 2003, 10:10 AM   #23
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Nice one Andrew. :)
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Old April 22nd, 2003, 10:16 AM   #24
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New to this so please forgive my ignorance

What is the big deal with a matt box? Isn't a matt box basically a device/hardware to "soften" the edges of the frame/picture?

I think this is an effect that is easily done with an editing program, which would offer more flexibility in post.

The only advantage I can think of having this device is to save a little editing.

Maybe I am deep left field with this. Please enlighten me.

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Old April 22nd, 2003, 10:23 AM   #25
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How's the view from deep left field? :)

A matte box as like a combination of a big lens hood and filter holder all rolled into one. It has no effect on the picture, unless you put filters in it.
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Old April 22nd, 2003, 10:48 AM   #26
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Thanks Dylan

Now I can see the infield.

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Old April 25th, 2003, 02:11 PM   #27
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Does the matte box get the ladies wet? It sure makes the camera look bigger...
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Old April 25th, 2003, 03:26 PM   #28
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Now if someone would offer a steadicam system for less than the "commercial" systems....
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Old April 25th, 2003, 04:23 PM   #29
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"Now if someone would offer a steadicam system for less than the "commercial" systems"

Here, here, I second that motion.
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Old April 25th, 2003, 07:01 PM   #30
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I'd buy one of those homebuilt steadicams. Some of them look better than "real" models!
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