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dcarstens
03-22-2009, 10:05 PM
I shot some handheld footage with Geoff Reisner last night to see how well the camera can be stabilized without a big, conspicuous rig. I just had the 5DMII on my Cavision base plate, which has a small swing-out shoulder brace. We used 16mm and 50mm Nikon primes.

http://davidcarstens.com/?p=170

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3586/3378510538_deb05c08f7.jpg

Also, please feel free to make this thread a comprehensive thread for specifically handheld examples with rig descriptions.

FatDaddy
03-23-2009, 05:11 AM
Not bad David. Would be nice to get a shot of you using it next time. Do you feel this is a usable set-up?

Mike_Bluestone
03-23-2009, 06:38 AM
"Cavision base plate, which has a small swing-out shoulder brace"

I can't see this on Cavision's website. Where did you get it from?

Thanks

Spartacus
03-23-2009, 07:13 AM
Thanks for the test!
Is focusing done with the LCD on the back? Or through the VF?

StormFactory
03-23-2009, 09:22 AM
Which Nikon adapter are you using?

dcarstens
03-23-2009, 12:47 PM
I find the Cavision baseplate, which I bought from EVS in Burbank, to be ideal since it allows the camera to remain low profile. My primary purpose in picking up the 5DMII is the flexibility to shoot in locations I'd ordinarily encouter resistance to shooting video with a more obvious rig.

In this instance, I was using the camera's LCD to focus, though obviously an external monitor would be ideal for accuracy when marks cannot be set.

I used a Nikon-to-EOS mount adapter off eBay called "Kawa".

ESTEBEVERDE
03-23-2009, 01:28 PM
Nice Fish Eye! ;-)

ESTEBEVERDE
03-23-2009, 02:08 PM
I shot some handheld footage with Geoff Reisner last night to see how well the camera can be stabilized without a big, conspicuous rig. I just had the 5DMII on my Cavision base plate, which has a small swing-out shoulder brace. We used 16mm and 50mm Nikon primes.

http://davidcarstens.com/?p=170

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3586/3378510538_deb05c08f7.jpg

Also, please feel free to make this thread a comprehensive thread for specifically handheld examples with rig descriptions.


Vimeo Link? :beer:

dcarstens
03-23-2009, 02:19 PM
Vimeo Link? :beer:

http://vimeo.com/3811924

morgan_moore
03-24-2009, 03:16 PM
What is the advantage against just hand holding the camera

I can see a shoulder mount is maybe worth it for a 'locked off' interview but for movement I think maximum isolation from the body is best

it not like its heavy !

It think it is very important to watch the camera 'move through space' while handholding as well as watching the viewfinder

S

dcarstens
03-24-2009, 03:21 PM
What is the advantage against just hand holding the camera


See this clip for an example of the "jello" skew that takes place when the CMOS sensor experiences too much movement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8ILR7uf4GM

morgan_moore
03-24-2009, 03:32 PM
Indeed it is possible to hand hold badly - would connect to the shoulder improve matters..

The end of this is hand held but static from 44s (I was up a step ladder so couldnt get the sticks up)

http://www.vimeo.com/3836210

S

Andrew Brinkhaus
03-24-2009, 03:59 PM
Cool stuff David. Do you own the Mark II?

dcarstens
03-24-2009, 04:02 PM
Cool stuff David. Do you own the Mark II?

Well, my credit card does.

Andrew Brinkhaus
03-24-2009, 04:05 PM
Should've looked at your sig first. Oops. :)

ESTEBEVERDE
03-24-2009, 05:29 PM
http://vimeo.com/3811924

Thanks David! :beer:

ESTEBEVERDE
03-24-2009, 06:10 PM
Indeed it is possible to hand hold badly - would connect to the shoulder improve matters..

The end of this is hand held but static from 44s (I was up a step ladder so couldnt get the sticks up)

http://www.vimeo.com/3836210

S

Very Nice Colors and Framing.

I didn't think the jello was too bad.

Lee Wilson
03-24-2009, 07:08 PM
Indeed it is possible to hand hold badly - would connect to the shoulder improve matters..

The end of this is hand held but static from 44s (I was up a step ladder so couldnt get the sticks up)

http://www.vimeo.com/3836210

S


Nice, I have been there, down the ol' Eco Balls, I even got the crap little train up the hill on the way out.

morgan_moore
03-24-2009, 11:01 PM
Very Nice Colors and Framing.

I didn't think the jello was too bad.

Thanks

The colours are straight from camera using only a by eye locked manual WB - no grading of any nature - in the last hand held shot I would say I needed to stop down half a stop - his face is clipping IMO

I cant see jello - but I can see my hands shaking - I can also see some woble on the tripod shots because I slackly mounted the 70-200 on the front of the camera rather than re-rigging the camera onto the sitcks

S

anthom
03-30-2009, 02:35 PM
nice shots david,

here is my attempt on some handheld work
with my rig:

a lil viral commercial

http://vimeo.com/2995866

Julian

AutumnFire@gmail.com
03-31-2009, 02:23 AM
Would definitely like to hear about the Nikon adapter you're using...

holyzoo
03-31-2009, 11:19 AM
nice shots david,

here is my attempt on some handheld work
with my rig:

a lil viral commercial

http://vimeo.com/2995866

Julian

Nice. Were the zooms with a dolly, zoom lens, or in post production?

anthom
03-31-2009, 12:46 PM
the zooms were done in post.

dcarstens
04-01-2009, 11:43 AM
Would definitely like to hear about the Nikon adapter you're using...

Here's a link to an ebay auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/Adapter-For-Nikon-Lens-to-Canon-EOS-body_W0QQitemZ300304090873QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCamer a_Lenses?hash=item300304090873&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50) for the adapter I've been using.

StormFactory
04-02-2009, 10:24 AM
Here's a link to an ebay auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/Adapter-For-Nikon-Lens-to-Canon-EOS-body_W0QQitemZ300304090873QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCamer a_Lenses?hash=item300304090873&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1234%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50) for the adapter I've been using.
Do you get focus confirmation?

dcarstens
04-02-2009, 10:28 AM
Do you get focus confirmation?

no.