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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 November 17th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #1
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Matte box question

Anyone have a matte box suggestion for the A1U?
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Old November 17th, 2005, 11:08 PM   #2
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Jeremiah,

THis one looks great for travel etc,

http://www.cinetactics.com/mb100m-compatibility.php


but depends on your needs. I have decided to make my own.
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Old November 18th, 2005, 06:49 AM   #3
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I have a Cinetactics. It's great for a portable setup. You can see it on my PDX-10 here:

http://home.columbus.rr.com/deepblue...al/Studio.html

Much MUCH less expensive than others and with the oversized french flag, provides great shading.

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Old November 18th, 2005, 10:36 AM   #4
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Sean,

How do you have it attached? Is it to a wide angle, or just the regular lens?

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Old December 10th, 2005, 01:06 PM   #5
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Why bother with a mattebox - just go with filters.

Why bother with a mattebox? I had the same problem that I couldn't find one that would fit nicely with my A1U so I went online and looked at Tiffen 37mm fitlers. Picked up ND1/64 for High UV shots with motion- Circular Polarizer for water and snow shots - UV for safety and general shooting - 4 point star for city scenics - FL-D for flourscents and an Enhancing filter for flesh tones and fall/desert reds. All said in done spent just under $99 on the whole set. Any other effects or corrections can be done in post. What's nice in no bulky mattebox and you can stack 3 of these fitlers with out interrupting the shot.

If you still want the mattebox look take the guide off the supplied shader and attach right over the filter.

Good luck!
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Old December 16th, 2005, 01:30 AM   #6
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http://www.fxsupport.de/hc1/hc1_6.html (15.12.2005 14:21)

picture of my Chrosziel French Flag 3x3 on HC1.
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