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Old June 19th, 2004, 10:08 PM   #46
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AT835b and VX2100

I am condsidering the AT835b for use on my VX2100. I read a post that said the 835 was not hot enough for the VX2000. I also read the the audio was improved on the 2100. Does anyone know if the 835 would be a good match with the 2100, without any additional amplification. I plan to use an XLR to mini adapter.

If it is not a good match, please make other recommendations.

If it would work, what is the best mount for a reasonable sum of money?

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Old June 26th, 2004, 07:15 PM   #47
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My Shotgun Microphone mount, help...

I have a GL2 and I have a shotgun microphone that I use on it's hotshoe. I want to know where I can find an "L" bracket that will fit in the hotshoe, so that the shotgun os to the left of the camera, so it's easier to hold the camcorder. I found this picture on here in a different forum...

here is a copy and paste of the bracket i want to find:

See that bracket he has for the microphone. where can I buy one? Im in Connecticut.....

Please give me some suggestions, ive searched all the sights can't find anything.

By the way, this is My GL2.
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Old July 14th, 2004, 01:35 PM   #48
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Shotgun mic holder

anyone out there fabricating a mic holder for the Ikegami HL-DV7W?
I would love to mount my Sunn me 66 on my cam.
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Old July 17th, 2004, 03:34 PM   #49
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BALANCE? Mini35, DVRig, DVX100.

Does anybody have any experience using A DVX100 with the Mini35 and zeiss 35mm primes and Panavision lightweight zooms Supported by the DV Rig Pro?

I know these lenses, seen pictures of the DVX/Mini35 hybrid and it looks great. Well, if you could get that operating comfortably off a DVRig Pro...well...fantasy.

Anybody tried it?

Anybody succeed?
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Old July 18th, 2004, 06:45 PM   #50
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Interesting package, Ronan. I'm personally not a huge fan of the PV LW zooms for 35mm, other than their weight--they are a bit susceptible to flaring and not as sharp as other PV lenses, and at a minimum ap of T2.8, will limit how shallow you can get the depth of field. But as you said, you are familiar with the lenses so this may not be news.

The thing I wonder is if the package when mounted on the DVRig Pro will throw the rear viewfinder back too far. I have found that the flip out screen is uncomfortable unless it is a certain distance away from the eyes also. Viewing with the Mini35 in handheld mode is a big issue. I'm going to be modifying my FU1000 XL1 B&W viewfinder to use with the DVX/Mini35 setup shortly, for just this reason (and for critical focusing, not easily obtainable with the supplied LCD finders).
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Old July 24th, 2004, 11:10 PM   #51
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Aaton/Canon adaptor


I have a Canon 8-64 super 16 zoom and an Aungenieux 10-150 that arent being used so maybe I will adapt one or both to the XL2. Should be good for telephoto work at least.

Both have Aaton mounts.
Anyone know where I can have an adaptor made up, or buy one, from Aaton to Canon.

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Old July 28th, 2004, 12:31 AM   #52
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Shoot an e-mail to Christine at ZGC as they deal with a number of adapters and would probably be able to answer your question.
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Old July 28th, 2004, 01:13 PM   #53
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PD150 camera support rig? "IN THIS WORLD"

i was just watching the DVD extras for m. winterbottom's "in this world" and spotted the cool (durable/tough) looking carry/mount rig they used for their sony PD-150 dv unit. it mounts the audio gear up top and has a nice foam hand grip. anybody familiar with this set-up? thanks!
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Old August 9th, 2004, 08:14 PM   #54
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Portable copy stand?

Is there such a thing as a copy stand that can support a camcorder but is light enough to cart around and set up on location? I am looking for a good way to copy client photos with my PD170 at the client site. Currently I shoot the photos handheld or from my tripod, and am looking for a way that produces better results.
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Old August 9th, 2004, 09:51 PM   #55
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Yes, there are light, easy to assemble copy stands. Start at about $125 and go up. I've got a really nice Olympus stand that does this. I also have a Nikon stand that is OK for the task. Nikon used to make on that mounted on it's carrying box. Don't know if they still make it but it was very expensive.

There is at least one tripod that will do this. Plus any number that can have the center post reversed so the camera can hang between the legs of the tripod. The only problem with this approach is that the legs may cast shadows you don't want.
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Old October 25th, 2004, 07:14 AM   #56
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My homebuilt Varizoom Flowpod

Here is a link to some pics of my stabilizer
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Old October 25th, 2004, 08:30 AM   #57
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Hi Sam,

Great job! I love it when people stick it to the Hollywood Man.

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Old December 17th, 2004, 05:13 AM   #58
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User friendly support

Even if this question seems to be repeating similar ones, I did a search on what was available over this matter and not much came out.

What I want to know is which stabilizer support, be it wrist supported, body supported or elastic supported, is more user friendly.

That is which allows a quicker learning for going out and doing something like a "one man show".

A friend of mine made this question to me, as he is planning on a job where it's quite likely it will be him only. So he thought of a stabilizing system that he can perhaps lay down on a bench when the interviewed person sists down, then can be picked up again and follow the subject around.

The ones I have been reading mostly of here are the Glidecam 2000 and the Varizoom Flowpod.

But I have also seen systems like the Marzpack, that seem easier to setup but also seem a bit more "obtrusive", as they park in front of the camera-person. Which might be a bit "threatening" to the person up front, if you know what I mean.

OTOS, simpler systems like the Steadicam Jr do not seem to be planned to "sit down and watch", and to help on the move situations.

Any suggestions on which way to go?

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Old December 17th, 2004, 10:25 AM   #59
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flying a rig laying down. can you do that?

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Old January 4th, 2005, 08:10 AM   #60
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Making the $14 Steadicam

Well it ended up being a $23 steadicam but it will be worth it. A buddy and I picked up all of the parts at True Value and the weight at Walmart. I still haven't drilled the holes into the end caps. I will post pics and video when I am done. For those of you who dont know what I am talking about.

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