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Old July 11th, 2006, 03:16 PM   #1
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best jibs and remote focus for HD100?

Hey fellas,

I am a relatively new DP, and I don't have much experience with follow focus systems. I have AC'd a couple digital shoots using short (10') jib arms, with the HVX200, and the DP I was working with had a little focus remote, which was basically just a cord with a toggle wheel and a display giving the focal length. So for each shot would would do a run through, and pause the action at significant moments, finding the appropriate focus at each critical movement in the shot. Then during the takes I would adjust the wheel and hit the various marks until we cut. It was pretty simplistic, but it worked, and we got some very nice shots.

Now I am going to DP a short in August, and would like to do some jib shots using my HD100. I also own the manfrotto 525 tripod, and would ideally use that as a base for whatever jib I rent. Any recommendations for jibs or focus systems that you've tested with the HD100?

Any info on focus systems in general would be greatly appreciated.

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Old July 11th, 2006, 10:26 PM   #2
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Hey fellas,

I am a relatively new DP, and I don't have much experience with follow focus systems. I have AC'd a couple digital shoots using short (10') jib arms, with the HVX200, and the DP I was working with had a little focus remote, which was basically just a cord with a toggle wheel and a display giving the focal length. So for each shot would would do a run through, and pause the action at significant moments, finding the appropriate focus at each critical movement in the shot. Then during the takes I would adjust the wheel and hit the various marks until we cut. It was pretty simplistic, but it worked, and we got some very nice shots.

Now I am going to DP a short in August, and would like to do some jib shots using my HD100. I also own the manfrotto 525 tripod, and would ideally use that as a base for whatever jib I rent. Any recommendations for jibs or focus systems that you've tested with the HD100?

Any info on focus systems in general would be greatly appreciated.

PEACE.
I shoot alot of out door stuff nature videos for state parks ect and an occassional wedding. I use the varizoom VZ-PG-F and for the price I wouldnt use anything else preforms flawlessly I love it and I am so glad I bought it, I dont use it alot but when I do is a much needed thing to have.
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Old July 11th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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It controls both zoom and focus?
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Old July 12th, 2006, 09:09 AM   #4
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The VZ-PG-F is a zoom controller for Fuji lenses. Focus is a separate controller.

See http://www.varizoom.com/products/controls/vzpgf.html
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Old July 12th, 2006, 04:22 PM   #5
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The VZ-PG-F is a zoom controller for Fuji lenses. Focus is a separate controller.

See http://www.varizoom.com/products/controls/vzpgf.html
Sorry your right I was tired and didnt pay close enough attention the the question he was asking about a follow focus system which I do not use in my work my mistake.
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