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Matt Bishop May 8th, 2008 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Josh Chesarek (Post 874056)
So you are using the GC2000, with a quick release? I assume its working well for you? I might want to do that as I have to rebalance each time but I have gotten pretty good at it.


Yes, I only used it once on and off before I decided that i needed the quick release. Its sooo much faster and only takes a second to balance it once you have to put it back on. Definitely worth it!!

David Del Real May 8th, 2008 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Matt Bishop (Post 874050)
Here is my new setup. I have two identical setups like this one and am also using an hv20

Canon Xh-a1
Hoodman h300 lcd hood with magnifier
audio technica shotgun mic
right angle coiled XLR
sony large eye cup
glidecam 2000 ( it's heavier but is balanced perfectly and works great!)

What model # is your mic?

Paul Podraza May 8th, 2008 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Matt OBrien (Post 873629)
Nothing radical here, I'm in love with the blue star eye cup though. One of the best $8 I've ever spent, and on a superficial level, it perfectly accents the red ring on the lens.

Hey Matt, do you remember what size that eye cup is?
Is it the "Oval Long" - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...icrofiber.html
Or the "oval large"
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...eece_Oval.html

Very good thread, all the pictures are very helpful!

Marcel D. Van Someren May 8th, 2008 06:18 PM

Another set-up
 
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Here's my A1's typical set up:

IndieSnap Mattebox
IndiFocus Follow Focus and Rails
old Bogen 3068 Tripod

Jack Walker May 8th, 2008 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Marcel D. Van Someren (Post 874257)
Here's my A1's typical set up:

IndieSnap Mattebox
IndiFocus Follow Focus and Rails
old Bogen 3068 Tripod

How do you like the IndiFocus? How well does it work? Are there any problems? Do you have the old or the new gear box? Thanks!

Matt Bishop May 8th, 2008 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by David Del Real (Post 874088)
What model # is your mic?

It is the AT875. The short shotgun. So far I really like it !

Marcel D. Van Someren May 9th, 2008 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack Walker (Post 874304)
How do you like the IndiFocus? How well does it work? Are there any problems? Do you have the old or the new gear box? Thanks!

I believe it's the new geat box since I only got it a month or so ago.

Personally, I feel it's a great piece of hardware. No problems, what so ever, except that it has spoiled me. Once you get used to pulling focus with a Follow Focus, it's hard to go back to a bare camera.

Pavel Tomanec May 26th, 2008 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Marcel D. Van Someren (Post 874446)
I believe it's the new geat box since I only got it a month or so ago.

Personally, I feel it's a great piece of hardware. No problems, what so ever, except that it has spoiled me. Once you get used to pulling focus with a Follow Focus, it's hard to go back to a bare camera.

Hi Marcel,

I like your set up. Would you share how long does it take to get you ready for a shoot, etc? These Indi people do also an upgrade for handle grip and shoulder pad, would that go well, what do you think?

Just asking as am looking for a decent matte box solution yet indie

Regards,
Pavel

Taky Cheung May 26th, 2008 12:05 PM

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This is mine with RODE NTG1 :)

Marcel D. Van Someren May 26th, 2008 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Pavel Tomanec (Post 883421)
Hi Marcel,

I like your set up. Would you share how long does it take to get you ready for a shoot, etc? These Indi people do also an upgrade for handle grip and shoulder pad, would that go well, what do you think?

Just asking as am looking for a decent matte box solution yet indie

Regards,
Pavel

I usually keep it assembled in a large hard case. But to assemble it takes under 10 min.

I saw their shoulder mount set up. It would probably work pretty well. I think I would figure out some kind of counter balance system and add it to the shoulder pad to help balance the camera since it is fairly front heavy with that gear attached.

Jimmy Moss May 26th, 2008 11:57 PM

Here is mine, on M2 roids.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...9/DSC02298.jpg

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http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...9/DSC02298.jpg

Pavel Tomanec June 5th, 2008 11:24 AM

[QUOTE=Marcel D. Van Someren;883457]I usually keep it assembled in a large hard case. But to assemble it takes under 10 min.

Thank you for the info. Would you please post a picture of the case and where it is available? I wonder whether it fits on the air plane in-cabin storage space.

Regards,
Pavel

Matt OBrien June 5th, 2008 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul Podraza (Post 874156)
Hey Matt, do you remember what size that eye cup is?
Is it the "Oval Long" - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...icrofiber.html
Or the "oval large"
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...eece_Oval.html

Very good thread, all the pictures are very helpful!

Hey, sorry about the delay. I bought the "Blue StarOval Small Eye Cushion." Here is the link:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...eece_Oval.html

It fits just fine, although the soft foam type backing material gets a little stretched out if you're taking it on and off frequently. It does return to its original shape after a few hours of being left alone. It really makes the view finder more comfortable and easy to use for long periods of time. It breathes well, probably not as well as the chamois version, but plenty fine for me. I suppose you could mount it more permanently or go the Sony eye cup route.

Cheers

Gert Kracht June 5th, 2008 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Jonathan Shaw (Post 872565)
Just to add a little diversity... here's my A1 in Gates housing

That's not a camera! That's a TRANSFORMER!

Marcel D. Van Someren June 5th, 2008 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Pavel Tomanec (Post 888766)
Thank you for the info. Would you please post a picture of the case and where it is available? I wonder whether it fits on the air plane in-cabin storage space.

Regards,
Pavel

The only place this case will fit is in the belly of the airplane in the cargo bay. Its a Hardigg case. It's military surplus. I got it on ebay for about $40. I just added the custom cut-out foam.

Here are some pics (The last pic was from the ebay auction):


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