Z7 on shoulder system at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony HVR-Z7 / HVR-S270

Sony HVR-Z7 / HVR-S270
Handheld and shoulder mount versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 28th, 2010, 06:07 AM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Posts: 11
Z7 on shoulder system

For 25 years I was used to shoulder held cam but I donít know why they make HD cam as HPX-300 and Sony Pvw-350 so big and heavy. I travel a lot by air and am tired of weight.
So we bought JVC-GY200HD : amazing camera with pristine image ... only if you have enough light. I decided to buy my very first hand held cam a Sony HVR-Z7. Shoulder adapters exist on the market but they are bulky and expensive. So I made mine.
The homemade system allows the use of V-lock batteries and all my existing accessories.
It is shorter than standard shoulder cam. I can use lenses from my JVC or the 13X3.5 wide-angle Fujinon lens. The cam can be mounted directly on a VCT-14 tripod plate (no need to reconfigure our existing plates. We put it in a Samsonite 55 cm roller bag which is carried on luggage in plane.

Hung Ton Quoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 04:16 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 565
Now it worked... sorry...

Thats a cool setup!

What Vmount->NP converter do you use?

ULI
Uli Mors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 06:28 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Posts: 326
Looks great Hung. Can you let us know how you built it and what materials you used?
__________________
www.leebergermedia.com
Lee Berger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31st, 2010, 07:52 AM   #4
New Boot
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Hervey Bay, Australia
Posts: 19
A great bit of ingenuity and saved you some money as well!! Great work.
I have to say that is a large lens to be hanging of that modest mount unsupported. I use my nikon lenses in this way but use a rail system to support the lens also. Just a thought as I've broken a few mounts in my time.
Cheers,John
Jon Wilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 31st, 2010, 12:35 PM   #5
New Boot
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Posts: 11
Material used :
- Switronix XP-DV-S20 Adapter
- Cavision Rod system parts
- IDX V-lock battery adapter on an aluminium plate
- Manfrotto 357 Pro Quick Release Adapter with 357PL Plate
- Sony SHL-32W LCD Hood with homemade cardboard shade
- Genus GAP Adapter Plate (for VCT-14)

Most was purchased from bhphotovideo.com

Last edited by Hung Ton Quoc; April 1st, 2010 at 07:03 AM.
Hung Ton Quoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2nd, 2010, 06:17 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Posts: 963
In your list of materials, didn't you forget a Hoodman hoodloupe? How do you focus on the LCD-screen with your eye so close, otherwise?
By the way: which lens is that? The Fujinon wide angle?
Luc De Wandel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2nd, 2010, 11:51 AM   #7
New Boot
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Posts: 11
You are right, some will need a Hoodman loupe - With my old eyes I can see that close by putting down my glasses - Yes the lens is the 13X3.5 Fujinon wide angle.
hung
Hung Ton Quoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 2nd, 2010, 12:39 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Posts: 963
OK, that's why I asked. In any case, I wouldn't advise the Hoodloupe, as it's optical quality is very poor. The Zacuto seems to better, but I haven't tried that myself. My wife made me a contraption that can house an old Mamyia 6x6 camera-loupe. That is perfect.
Luc De Wandel is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony HVR-Z7 / HVR-S270

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:59 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network