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Old February 3rd, 2005, 07:31 AM   #1
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DvRigPro Price drop

Just noticed a new 519 price for the DvRigPro at
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 09:52 AM   #2
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Yeah - I noticed that too. Do they know something that we don't? I've been tempted to pick one up for weddings, and now the temptation is even greater.

Hmm....
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 10:34 AM   #3
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I just bought one and I love it! The DvRigPro works for DVX100A etc. They have a specific one for the XL series from Canon. It is called the DvRigXL....I think.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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Did you pick up a lanc controlller for it as well? I've been wondering if I need to have one. Could you make easy adjustments with focus and zoom without too much trouble. I guess what I'm asking is if you can make one-handed adjustments without throwing the thing way out of balance.

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Old February 3rd, 2005, 11:01 AM   #5
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Yes I picked up the controller. I ordered a Zoe-DVX For Panasonice DVX 100/100a. The other contender was a Manfrotto 521P. However the Zoe controller has more features for the same price. You can preset the amount of zoom with the Zoe. I did a search and read a few reviews and decided the Zoe was the best deal.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 01:38 PM   #6
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The Zoe is not very good on the soft foam grips of the DvRigPro. it
gets stuck.

I wraped the grip with a thin piece of plastic about the size of the Zoe and attached it over the plastic so the zoom rocker will not touch the foam grip. It works great now.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 01:46 PM   #7
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I purchased the Zoe because of the features and also found that it was awkward trying to zoom while holding the rig. However, it doesn't affect focus which you have to set on automatic or still do manually. I'm adding this for Ron's benefit because he asked if I felt the zoom control was necessary. What is your opinion?
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 02:16 PM   #8
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Any controler is half of the DvRigPro fun.

I usually operate focus with the "push auto"

In situations when I have to do manual focus by the focus ring, I screw out the left grip so it will not be on my way.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 04:13 PM   #9
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Thanks for the tip. I wouldn't have thought of screwing out the grip.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 06:04 PM   #10
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Another important DvRigPro isue is adjusting the back weight
as low as possible and flat on your back.

The Manufacturer advised bending the shoulder brace to fit your
back. Another trick is to insert a piece of soft nylon tube (hose)into the sleave located under the brace. This will compnsate for the shoulder slop.

I keep in touch with Danny from DVTEC he is responsive and helpfull. info@dvtec.tv
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Old February 8th, 2005, 05:30 PM   #11
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I just checked the evs website and the DVRigPro is now only 499.95. Does anyone know why it keeps dropping? Maybe a new model? I've been really thinking about getting one and now it seems like the right time...unless there is a better one coming out.

Any thoughts?

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Old February 8th, 2005, 05:57 PM   #12
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Perhaps to match B & H?

When this thread started, I immediately checked B & H and they were at $499.95, so perhaps EVS dropped it to match them.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 05:58 PM   #13
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<<<-- Originally posted by Ron Quizon : I just checked the evs website and the DVRigPro is now only 499.95. Does anyone know why it keeps dropping? Maybe a new model? I've been really thinking about getting one and now it seems like the right time...unless there is a better one coming out.

Any thoughts?

Thanks -->>>
This close to NAB it's always smart to wait and see what's coming next. Unless you need gear right away.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 07:41 AM   #14
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i so hope this price reflects in europe! whilst its $500 for you guys (say about 270 converted) the only prices i've seen here are close to 400 (nearly $800!)

its currently the rig i'm most interested in as it'll add stability and comfort (whereas something like the glidecam will only add stability, and thats after learning to use the thing!). i'm a big fan of walking shots so need *something* :) maybe i'll just buy something cheap for the time being until i have the funds... making something myself is sure to end in death of camera as it slides off the rig :P
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Old February 9th, 2005, 12:31 PM   #15
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If I was you I would order one from EVS, with shipping you can still save a bundle.
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