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Old October 25th, 2007, 01:13 AM   #1
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Multirig with Canon XLH1...DUH...

I've been using my multirig pro,ocassionally, with my Canon XLH1. But I've never been really happy with the leveling issue (keeping my frame level with the horizon). I had been using the rig with both hands on the camera, and basically taking advantage of the support pod only. A guy I hired for a 2 camera, long shoot, tried the multirig and made a suggestion. He told me to keep my right hand on the camera and my left on the handle on the left side. BINGO....it works great! I keep my right hand on the camera for start/stop and zoom, and my left on the handle for balancing.And when I need to adjust iris, gain or whatever, I just temporarily move my left hand to the camera.
We also have an A1 as second camera, but I haven't really tried it yet with the multirig.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #2
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I've been using my multirig pro,ocassionally, with my Canon XLH1. But I've never been really happy with the leveling issue (keeping my frame level with the horizon). I had been using the rig with both hands on the camera, and basically taking advantage of the support pod only. A guy I hired for a 2 camera, long shoot, tried the multirig and made a suggestion. He told me to keep my right hand on the camera and my left on the handle on the left side. BINGO....it works great! I keep my right hand on the camera for start/stop and zoom, and my left on the handle for balancing.And when I need to adjust iris, gain or whatever, I just temporarily move my left hand to the camera.
We also have an A1 as second camera, but I haven't really tried it yet with the multirig.
Bruce Yarock
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I added a Varizoom zoom/focus/iris/rec remote (Rock PZFI) to my HVX200/MultiRigPro. It attaches quite nicely to the left handgrip. I keep both hands on the MultiRig grips, and am able to control everything pretty easily on the Varizoom. I can also keep track of the various setting's alphanumeric readouts on the HVX's display.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #3
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That sounds like a good solution. I have a Canon lanc controller, but it doen't let you adjust iris. I notice on Varizoom's page that they don't have one like yours for Canon H1, only hvx.
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