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Old December 6th, 2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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Tripod mounting plate

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Does anyone know if there is a tripod plate available like the canon xh-xl or sony bcast versions for the ex-1. All I see is a tiny plate with 4 screws.

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Old December 6th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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Typically your tripod would come w/ a plate, that would fit this or any other camera.

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Old December 6th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #3
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I was looking for the setup that comes with other cameras. Canon and Sony both use a similar plate that mounts on the tripod and its adapter and includes a shoe that stays on the cam.

Makes for easy dismount/mount.

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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:44 PM   #4
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Yes, that's correct. The quick release plate is matched to the pan tilt head and fits any camera using a 1/4 inch whitworth (20 tpi) screw. Most modern heads have quick release facilities built in (e.g. Miller), but you can buy a separate assembly (e.g. Manfrotto) for older heads.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 06:07 AM   #5
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Tripod Bracket/plate for EX1

With the EX1 what are people doing for a Tripod plate / bracket to be able to mount this camera on Pro Tripods?

I am in EU - Europe land so any suggestions in this part of the world would be greatly appreciated.

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Old December 12th, 2007, 07:02 AM   #6
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With the EX1 what are people doing for a Tripod plate / bracket to be able to mount this camera on Pro Tripods?

I am in EU - Europe land so any suggestions in this part of the world would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Simon

Every tripod has a different plate. You just use the plate that comes with your tripod and screw it on.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 11:46 AM   #7
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Hi Phil,

When we had the EX-1 for testing last week we had problems using the Vinten Tripods that the Digi Betacam SX uses since the SX has it's own V-Plate attached which locks in nice and firm but the EX-1 doesn't have this so I assume one needs to purchase this.

For example if you look at the link below you'll see the actual Tripod Plate and I am talking about and also there's the V-plate next to it to attach to the actual camera. In this case the EX-1.

http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/publi...er=jvc_ka-551u

My question is where might I get hold of one of these for the EX-1

Hope I am making sense.

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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:33 PM   #8
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I have been looking for the same... canon uses the v type plate as well.

very stabile and a positive lock when mounting.

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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:37 PM   #9
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Simon,

Because the EX1 is not a shoulder mount camera this type of tripod adapter will not work with it. The plate you are referencing has two points of contact, one on the front of the camera and one on the back. The EX1 is simply not long enough the accommodate both these points. Nor does it have the rear plate built in like every other large form factor camera.

You could try a number of Quick release adapters similar to this one.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Connect_4.html

Which would mount to the sliding plate on your Vinten.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:40 PM   #10
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for you reply.

Just is the company I'm doing some work for have a whole series of Vinten Tripods that use for the DigiBeta's and was hoping there was or is a small V-Plate that can be screwed into the base of the EX-1 that could lock into their current Tripod setups.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:45 PM   #11
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That might be a great thing to add to a set of rods. The plate I use for my JVC requires 9.5" between mounting points so in theory you could get that on a set of 12" rods. Could be a money maker.

But that plate is not stable without both mounting points.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 12:58 PM   #12
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Hi guys,

Are you looking for something like this? A plate that you can mount under the PMW-EX1, so that you mount it on a Sony VCT-U14 or VCT-14 tripod adapter. Take a look at the link below.

Press Shooter ST-1

Hope this helps!
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Old December 12th, 2007, 01:07 PM   #13
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Fantastic, Thank you
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Old December 12th, 2007, 01:15 PM   #14
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Ivan that looks like a winner.

Do you know any dealers that are supplying this?
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Old December 12th, 2007, 01:26 PM   #15
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No, I don't know any dealers. Sorry guys!

But what I can make of it, is that the price of this little plate is 19,740 Japanese Yen. That's would be about 175 US Dollar. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Maybe they are selling it online? My Japanese is not so well. Hopefully is someone from B & H photo video reading this! ;-) Looks like it can be used with lots of those smaller camcorders.

Google gives me this link of an eBay seller. He only has 3 pieces of them left for $185 buy now price.

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