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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:55 AM   #16
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Hi Bill

The microMatteBox does need the extended camera connector to slide beneath the microphone snoot. We have that in the works, and will be released following the microMatteBox

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Old August 8th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #17
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Our mattebox works just fine on the EX1 :-) Combined with the Proteus system and "shorty" links I'm pretty sure there is no camera, be it ENG or HV20 that does not work with our rails and mattebox...with or without an adapter.

Service is everything to us which is why Hubert (speaks four languages and has 20 years in the film industry) answers our phone and replies to your emails every day. Our service standard is to have product in our customer's hands 3 business days worldwide from the day of order and to have a person at the end of the phone, forum, or email to help if there's an issue. Our standard ship method is Fedex Express and their track record so far has been outstanding.

For those with our boxes, like the Brevis35 MP.1, any improvements tend to be modular and retrograde friendly. Our universal and height adjustable swing away module will be added to our rails system collection in a few weeks. It's designed to work with any mattebox and turn it into a height adjustable swing away :-)

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Old August 8th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #18
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Btw, (and sorry, I can't edit my messages) from what I've seen Brian has done a great job with the RRM offering :-)
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Old September 21st, 2008, 07:37 PM   #19
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The Red Rock looks very appealing, but has anybody seen this demo video for the Arri gear?:

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Old September 21st, 2008, 07:39 PM   #20
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Apologies if that last link didn't work.....try this one:

HDFilmtools.com Blog Archive ARRI Camera Accessories for Handheld HD Cameras

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Old September 21st, 2008, 08:27 PM   #21
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arri mattebox ...

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The Red Rock looks very appealing, but has anybody seen this demo video for the Arri gear?:

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At $3,700 for the arri, I'll be happy to stick with by RR matttebox, thank you very much. The swing away arm is very useful to change lenses and that doesn't appear to be the case with the arri.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 09:04 PM   #22
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Yeah, me too. But if I understood the video right, it looks like that price is for the mattebox, the rails and the follow-focus. No? Granted, I'll still probably get the Red Rock, too.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 09:09 PM   #23
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You said it.

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At $3,700 for the arri, I'll be happy to stick with by RR matttebox, thank you very much. The swing away arm is very useful to change lenses and that doesn't appear to be the case with the arri.
Happy with my RR so far. Similar or better features at 1/6th the price. Does the Arri even come with flags and wings?

PS. You can get RR gear quickly by knowing which online vendor to use.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 09:21 PM   #24
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Sounds good, Justin. I'll be sure to get that from you when my $$$ situation improves. Job loss has a tendency to diminish my spending, 'ya know?
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Old September 21st, 2008, 09:31 PM   #25
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Yeah, me too. But if I understood the video right, it looks like that price is for the mattebox, the rails and the follow-focus. No? Granted, I'll still probably get the Red Rock, too.
RR follow focus cinema bundle = $875.00
Cinevate rails system = $350 ~ $400
RR MatteBox deluxe bundle = $695.00

Still the total is very small considering the quality and price. In total, around $2,000.
When you consider these price ranges for use with big or small cameras and the added costs of filters $150~ $300 US each stack on the costs of a basic and necessary filter set of 4 to 5 filters $1,000, you are looking at $3,000 to outfit the MatteBox system one would need to do a shoot with. The cost of filter sets of course vary according to size and quality, so, I'm only referring to basic high quality filters here. You could go up to $2,000 to outfit in filters alone!
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 08:29 AM   #26
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At $3,700 for the arri, I'll be happy to stick with by RR matttebox, thank you very much. The swing away arm is very useful to change lenses and that doesn't appear to be the case with the arri.
new ex1 arri mattebox at ibc is around 1000 euros.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 01:35 PM   #27
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new ex1 arri mattebox at ibc is around 1000 euros.
Was that a special IBC deal? Are we talking about the same Arri mentioned in the video above? And does it come with flags and wings?

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Old November 14th, 2008, 06:32 AM   #28
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Redrock MB shipping after 1 week

I recently ordered a redrock mmb, and one week later now I was just informed it was shipping. I was expecting much longer. Once I get it, I'll post some photos, etc.

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Old November 14th, 2008, 06:39 AM   #29
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I've been using the RR mMatteBox, mFollowFocus and filters for some time now, but so far only with my Letus adapter and rails, mounted on the tripod (you can see pictures of my ring in another thread on this forum).

I have the interim solution (rubber lens hood) from Brian Valente (whose support has been outstanding), but in order to mount the microMatteBox on the naked EX1 I'll also need the RR microSupport base plate and rails, which are on my next order along with their microShoulderSupport.

I can only say that the quality of the Redrock micro products is superb, and the customer support - excellent.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #30
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I dont need a full on matte box, but I am constantly using this same one for my HD100...

do you think it would be a good purchase for an ex3?
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