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-   -   My XL2 Rig! (post yours?) (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-xl-gl-series-dv-camcorders/44126-my-xl2-rig-post-yours.html)

Matthew Nayman May 5th, 2005 05:47 PM

Post your XL2 Rig!
 
Hey, XL2 with dual charger, two 945's 20x lens, 3x on table, manfrotto 525 legs and 501 head, 7inch, 16:9 monitor and power supply mounted on top, and Cavision Matte box with rails.

Enjoy. (Wish the pool table was mine)

http://theexodus.battletechmodproduc...yman/Beaut.jpg

Jay Gladwell May 6th, 2005 05:13 AM

To what end, Matt?

Jay

Matthew Nayman May 6th, 2005 06:20 AM

Pardon? You mean, to what end am I posting this? To what end should you post yours? To what end do i want a pool table ? :P

I am jsut curious to see how other folks here keep there Canon's set up. Most forums have a "You show me yours, I'll show you mine" thread. Surpised this one doesnt. I'd like to see other's XL2's with follow focuses, different matte boxes, different tripods, maybe different monitors, view finders, filter setsd, lenses, steady cams, cases, etc. It's a nice resource to have, and might inspire good ideas in new owners and old owners alike.

Also, the Xl2, in my oppinion, is a very photogenic Camera. As a photographer as well as videogrpaher, I enjoy taking photos. So it was natural to take a nice photo of somehting that I like. The XL2.

I would lvoe to see some other rigs.

Jimmy McKenzie May 6th, 2005 07:23 AM

Nice setup Matthew.
What's the spec on the matte box ... and where'd you buy? Do you use it mostly as a filter holder or stray light deflector?
Keep the pix coming.

Matthew Nayman May 6th, 2005 08:13 AM

It is a cavision MB4169H matte box with 4x5 filter trays, one rotating. It sits on rails, and was about $600 canadian (not bad, really).

I'd like to see some other posts...

Jay Gladwell May 6th, 2005 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matthew Nayman
I am jsut curious to see how other folks here keep there Canon's set up.

Okay, I can understand that. Thanks for the clarification!

Jay

John Plunkett May 6th, 2005 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matthew Nayman
Most forums have a "You show me yours, I'll show you mine" thread. Surpised this one doesnt.

I don't know about anyone else, but to me the proof is in the pudding. I like to see what other people are doing with their XL2, rather than see their setup. I could only assume the reason there isn't one here is for the same reason I've mentioned above. I don't know, perhaps I'm wrong. I am sort of new to this place myself.

Xiaoli Wang May 6th, 2005 09:48 AM

Setup I rented a couple of months ago to shoot a short:

http://www.the-hegemony.com/P1010689.JPG

Matthew Nayman May 6th, 2005 09:59 AM

Hey man, nice follow focus set up! Looks good!

Also, in respones to John, Many people do not post footage tests because it requires a lot of space and downlaod time to show anything of decent quality. Ify ou want to see some footage of mine, feel free to email me I can transfer it to you directly. I jsut don't have bandwidth to be posting videos.

This thread is about the Physical Appearance on the XL2 and the equipment that goes with it. It is nice to see how many different incarnations there of this lovely cam.

Mikey Williams May 6th, 2005 11:56 AM

where did you get the dual battery charger? i haven't seen it anywhere!

Chris Hurd May 6th, 2005 12:10 PM

The dual batt. charger is a common Canon accessory, part number CH-910, and may be ordered from any authorized Canon dealer (see our sponsors list in my link below).

For Xiaoli, did you rent that Mini35 in Austin? Who has it?

Xiaoli Wang May 6th, 2005 12:17 PM

Nope, short was shot in Plano. Got everything from MPS Studios in Dallas.

Chris Hurd May 6th, 2005 12:19 PM

Thanks for the info -- I've been trying to talk Craig Chartier over at GEAR to pick one up for his DV rentals for a couple of years now.

Xiaoli Wang May 6th, 2005 12:25 PM

I was kind of disappointed MPS didn't have the 400 series. We had to shoot wide open, which was annoying.

Rob Lohman May 7th, 2005 05:39 AM

Also take a look at this thread: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=13127


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