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Sony HVR-A1 and HDR-HC Series
Sony's latest single-CMOS additions to their HDV camcorder line.

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Old December 20th, 2005, 08:12 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by Glenn Thomas
Actually, I measured it and that distance is pretty much spot on 2.2" / 5.5cm. Although there is another issue I've learnt of. I'm looking at eventually buying a 35mm lens adapter for the HC1 to allow me to shoot with more of a shallow depth of field. The one I'll most probably go for requires the screw holes to be centred in order line up the camera with the lens support base. Here's the website for that: The guy can create one with a 37mm thread for HC1's.

Other than that, I think your unit appears to be a great solution and looks good too.
Thank you. The measurement I gave is approximate. It is possible there might be room up to 2.25", but I can't verify it until I get my camera back so I estimated conservatively.

I hadn't considered third party add-ons of that type. I might be able to make a nifty riser-only unit. A problem is that it looks like it would seriously need to be a block that is about 2.5" tall to do the job. This is because of the height of the tape cartridge and that the ejector mechanism moves down to release the tape. I don't know if that lense rig can cope with that much of a rise, that is something that you may need to ask.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 08:53 PM   #62
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Update from KB Solutions

I bought one of their adapters and as others said it will allow me to remove the tape but not while the cam is still on the tripod. At least I wouldn't have to remove the plate or whatever you call it. Anyway I wrote them about a 2" unit and here is the reply (email) I got from them.


Dear Danny,

Thank you for the feedback.

The next time I have the Tripod Adaptors manufactured I will increase the height to 2". Unfortunately, it will be 6-8 months before they will be machined again.

In the mean time I have been offering a discount of $5 for the purchase of a second Tripod Adaptor. The Tripod Adaptors do attach to each other very securely and lifts the camera off the tripod 2". The website is not set up to handle the discount, so if you order a second Tripod Adaptor please note that on the website so I can send you a check for $5.

Thank you again for your order and more importantly in taking the time to let me know how it worked for you.

Have a nice holiday.

KB Solutions


Looks like we have something better to look forward to. Most of my video work is without tape and is direct capture. Once in a while I get a situation when I do need tape and that is when I need this solution.

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Old December 26th, 2005, 10:12 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by Laurence Kingston
Well I ordered one yesterday off eBay.
I got it the day before Christmas. I love it!
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