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Old March 22nd, 2016, 01:25 PM   #16
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Re: New camera advice please.

Thanks Noa, I looked at youtube clips for the FS5 a while back.
Your JVC gy-ls300 is worth having a look at.
Thank you for your advice.

(The first JVC camera I bought was a BY110, about 30yrs ago, how things have changed :) )
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 01:30 PM   #17
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There is a thread I started with a weddingvideo shot with the jvc, if you want to know more just ask: http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/wedding-...-gy-ls300.html
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 01:58 PM   #18
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Ok, thank you Noa for your help. :)
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 06:51 PM   #19
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I started 30 odd years ago too and my first camera was a JVC with a single Saticon tube feeding a VHS-C mini recorder all wrapped up in a JVC P3 shoulder mount frame and that was my introduction to filming.

I have always liked the JVC 800 series for balance and looks (it looks like a proper camera) but sadly nowdays way too heavy and pricey! If a $1K camera does as good a job as an $8K one do I really need to stick with an expensive and heavy unit?? Admittedly it does feel more "correct" with a decent size camera on your shoulder!
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 07:51 PM   #20
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Just a thought here... Since you still like the SM form factor I remember that Noa made up a neat rig for his GH camera and Tascam recorder and had a DSLR but shoulder mounted!

I'm sure Noa remembers where he posted the image...it might suit you???
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 01:22 AM   #21
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That mini shoulderrig was only ok if I needed to do some interviews handheld but not something I would use an entire day. It was basically just 2 rails with a shoulderpad that allowed mounting of the camera and a tascam dr60 and a audio receiver and then I had a loupe attached to the flipout screen so I could use it like a shouldercamera. It was a bit awkward to hold but it did work well for little camera's like the gh4 or my sonu cx730. It's something I wouldn't recommend to Anthony as it was just a custommade solution for one single task.
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 01:29 AM   #22
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Found it :) I don't use it anymore because my jvc can now be used for interviews.
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 03:25 AM   #23
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Thanks Noa

I just wanted to point Anthony to it to show that you can use a DSLR form factor in a shoulder mount form ..it might ease his transition ... Conventional still cameras have an awkward form for shooting video if you are handholding them which is why I built my little fig rig so at least it's more video compatible
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 06:32 AM   #24
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I just wanted to point Anthony to it to show that you can use a DSLR form factor in a shoulder mount form ..it might ease his transition ... Conventional still cameras have an awkward form for shooting video if you are handholding them which is why I built my little fig rig so at least it's more video compatible
Thanks Noa and Chris.
Thanks for looking that up for me, really appreciate your input.
Its just making that move form a shoulder mount camera and as Peter also said the move was worth it.

I think not having a backup device attached to my main camera is a worry for me.

Thank you all.
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