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Postmaster
06-11-2011, 03:16 AM
Added a better handle, a cheese plate or exoskeleton?

Here is the place to show off.


This is my (preliminary) rig for the moment (sorry the crappy smartphone pic - I do some better ones tomorrow)

Still ab bit awkward, but need to go to the machine shop next week and get me some custom build stuff.

Frank

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speedracerlo
06-11-2011, 04:02 AM
this is what mine looks like for now

http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-53m5Nmr/0/XL/i-53m5Nmr-XL.jpg

http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-RTq4bKM/0/XL/i-RTq4bKM-XL.jpg

Hobbes00
06-11-2011, 04:11 AM
Ohhhh! The dogs!!!

Spartacus
06-11-2011, 05:14 AM
Guys, for a rue show-off, please list your gear! ;)

DvxHerb
06-11-2011, 05:15 AM
The dogs actually own the rig. They just let speedracerlo borrow it ;)

Seriously nice setup.

Gan Eden Australia
06-11-2011, 06:43 AM
Very nice.

Crafters of Light
06-11-2011, 09:18 AM
As long as you take care which "dog" you pick up for the shoot. I wouldn't want to put my eye to the viewfinder of the furry one.

Postmaster
08-23-2011, 05:16 AM
Rainproof :cheesy:


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The FS100 rig with all the bells and whistles

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Frank

Matthew Bennett
08-23-2011, 11:03 AM
iphone shots of a quick tight run and gun.

W/Cineroid finder. Although using the roid with the FS was difficult.

Ergonomically, it's nice when the side of the FS is mashed against your cheek, the follow focus is grazing your lips, and the roid' is so tight you think it's going to suck your eyeball out. Head cam!!

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Jean-Philippe
08-23-2011, 11:14 AM
W/Cineroid finder. Although using the roid with the FS was difficult.


Why difficult? Could you give us more details? I am in the process of deciding which EVF to buy, between zacuto (Good brand, quality, expensive) SmallHD (Good reviews, less expensive, bigger) and Cineroid (Less known brand, less reviews, less expensive).

morgan_moore
08-23-2011, 11:36 AM
Small HD gives 'HD' Vision, Sanken CS2 onboard, Lav receiver

Hawkwoods powers camera and monitor

Shown is kit lens but I also use Nikkors

Rig is desinged to hug the shoulder and provide handheld balance, there is a 501 tucked away to drop onto my sticks..

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Jean-Philippe
08-24-2011, 09:15 AM
Here is my shoulder rig in progress.

24" rods
Cavision handgrip
Portabrace Universal Shoulder Pad (IMO one pf the most underrated rig accessories. Simple design, great effectiveness)

To do:
Find a better base plate
Figure something for counterweight (dead weight or AB barreries?!?)
Getting an EVF

robmneilson
08-24-2011, 09:59 AM
If you want to make a cheap counterweight, just go to a fishing supply store and get some lead sinkers. I gaff taped together some two pound, and one pound lead sinkers for my counterweight. Total cost $6! You're going to have to tape it onto your rails whenever you want to use it, but it works.

morgan_moore
08-24-2011, 10:03 AM
Most of these rigs look very front heavy -for shoulder use

My monitor is significantly in front of the lens (needs to be adjusted with a 14 but works with 18)

Dive weights make a clean counter weight for $20

Personally I like the weight to work for me - thats a brick battery running mon and camera

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littletiger2010
08-24-2011, 10:24 AM
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Here is some pictures of my last shoulder rig.

Matthew Bennett
08-25-2011, 12:33 PM
Why difficult? Could you give us more details? I am in the process of deciding which EVF to buy, between zacuto (Good brand, quality, expensive) SmallHD (Good reviews, less expensive, bigger) and Cineroid (Less known brand, less reviews, less expensive).

The Cineroid was glitchy in the extreme with the FS100 - perhaps because there is so much info coming out of the HDMI?

Anyway I was losing signal every twenty seconds...

legrevedotcom
08-28-2011, 10:21 AM
My very humble rig... nothing much, was at a veteran train docu shoot today. Brought my homemade Rigwheels dolly... my homemade Ikea shoulder mount (which amazingly worked decently with the FS100) and well, yeah, it works... :)

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Justyn
08-29-2011, 10:56 PM
I too think the Portabrace shoulderpad is so underrated and hasn't gotten much love. For 50 bucks its really great and on long flights I can use it as a pillow...


Nice rigs people. For once in my life Sony is producing some cameras I'm really interested in.... cheers

cinevateluke
08-30-2011, 02:58 PM
Quick question for the guys who posted pics (or anyone actually), what lens mounts are you using? Definitely not feeling the E-mount lens I got with the camera... lol

Jean-Philippe
08-30-2011, 05:03 PM
On my pics, it's the Rokinon 35mm in canon mount with a fotodiox adapter. Must have lens.

Chris Johnston
08-30-2011, 07:43 PM
Added a better handle, a cheese plate or exoskeleton?

Here is the place to show off.


This is my (preliminary) rig for the moment (sorry the crappy smartphone pic - I do some better ones tomorrow)

Still ab bit awkward, but need to go to the machine shop next week and get me some custom build stuff.

Frank

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What type/model is that base plate?

eiker_ir
08-30-2011, 08:02 PM
looks like the Indian copy of RedRock Micro's base plate

Kyle McConaghy
08-30-2011, 08:18 PM
What's the make and model of that side brace you are using?

Nice rig!

Postmaster
08-31-2011, 05:23 AM
Side brace C-frames are ProAim India - today I would buy these here though - much better quality:

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http://www.trusmt.com/en/proview.asp?id=103 (http://www.trusmt.com/en/proview.asp?id=61)

This one is also very nice: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Rail-system-Rod-Support-Handle-Follow-Focus-5D2-7D-5D-/220809101733?pt=AU_Video_Cam_Accessories&hash=item33693f81a5



There are actually 2 base plates on my rig. One (the lower one, that also holds the rods and c-frames) is a Bescor v-mount studio plate.
On top of that, there is a fast release plate for the camera, so I can remove it from the cage within seconds.

Frank

Mestizo Devon
09-01-2011, 07:33 PM
I think god sent you something better under the monitor:happy:

nyvz
09-01-2011, 08:48 PM
I think god sent you something better under the monitor:happy:

Haha yeah seems to be someone hiding under there.

Shoulder pad looks awfully far back though.

finaleditor
09-01-2011, 10:00 PM
This my Fs-100 with Zacuto Fs-100 kit and berkey systems''s to plate and some parts from berkey.

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/9223/mailattachment6.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/710/mailattachment6.jpg/) http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9407/mailattachment5.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/mailattachment5.jpg/)


http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9498/mailattachment4.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/18/mailattachment4.jpg/)


http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3986/mailattachment3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/mailattachment3.jpg/)


http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/7703/mailattachment2ra.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/687/mailattachment2ra.jpg/)


http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/2428/mailattachment1.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/mailattachment1.jpg/)

LiamR
09-01-2011, 10:37 PM
Very nice, I am waiting for some cash to get a Easom Halo Solo and Berky Baseplate for my FS100!

moldcad
09-02-2011, 12:29 AM
Looking at all those big rigs, I wonder whether the tripods many of them are mounted on have enough load capacity? Like 12-15 kgs? Judging from the size of the head balls, they don't...

This is somewhat of a problem to me right now. My big and heavy EX1 rig I'm using with a hefty tripod (up to 15 Kgs pay load), but for the FS100 I wanted to go lightweight, so I bought the 504HD head on carbon legs (very nice and light tripod from Manfrotto), This is ideal for the FS100 alone, but the full-blown rig is definitely too heavy for it...

Hobbes00
09-02-2011, 03:19 AM
Here's my rig. Will be shooting a huge action scene next week... will update you guys on what i'm actually using on set.

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Postmaster
09-02-2011, 04:34 AM
Nice noir style lighting :-)

Frank

MattDavis
09-02-2011, 07:07 AM
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New standard config until I get me my Vari-ND. Shot on an EX1. In my garden (as I'm too cheap to hire a proper blackout studio).

Chris Johnston
09-02-2011, 09:33 AM
Nice noir style lighting :-)

Frank

Yea, I expect to see the cameraman wearing a fedora

Gary W
09-02-2011, 11:19 AM
Haha yeah seems to be someone hiding under there.

Shoulder pad looks awfully far back though.

Shoulder pad can be ajusted, just slapped it together for the picture. Most certainly
did not see my wife in the background when I took it, will repost new pics later.

Gary W
09-02-2011, 11:23 AM
I think god sent you something better under the monitor:happy:

Can't believe I didn't catch that. Good thing it was only a back side shot, will repost new pics later.

speedracerlo
09-02-2011, 06:02 PM
I just received my Sachtler DV-10 SB and 100ENG2 CF HD Legs from B&H
I love the legs, but the DV-10 head is a bit smaller than I actually thought, especially with such a beefy tripod and I'm thinking about sending it back and exchanging it for the DV-12 SB... Could anyone say otherwise and advise me to keep the DV-10?

It doesn't looks too bad in the photo
http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-SHkFzb3/0/XL/i-SHkFzb3-XL.jpg

That's my Iscorama Zeiss 50mm ZF 1.4
with my TV Logic and custom desqueeze

http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-9GpPxF2/0/L/i-9GpPxF2-L.jpg

finaleditor
09-02-2011, 07:11 PM
This is ccmpleted situation of my rig with Zacuto FS-100 kit and Berkey parts. I have installed everything just showing. It is now almost like a regular shoulder type camcorder.

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/4788/dsc01499o.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/825/dsc01499o.jpg/)

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/7635/dsc01506wu.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/dsc01506wu.jpg/)

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3205/dsc01493h.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/dsc01493h.jpg/)

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/2003/dsc01503o.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/dsc01503o.jpg/)


http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/4428/dsc01502kt.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/832/dsc01502kt.jpg/)


http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7526/dsc01495nn.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/199/dsc01495nn.jpg/)


http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/6585/dsc01504i.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/801/dsc01504i.jpg/)

Allan Black
09-02-2011, 07:15 PM
What's the total weight of the rig, is it within the head payload specs?

Cheers.

finaleditor
09-02-2011, 07:19 PM
I didn't weight yet, but I call it terminator. It terminates me :)

It is well balanced, even it says in my shoulder without touching it. I will not use everything on the rig same time (led lights, extra handles etc). My friend said it is lighter than his shoulder camcorder.

Chris Johnston
09-02-2011, 07:55 PM
B&H rates it at 26 lbs and the legs at 200+. Might be overkill. (ouch on the $ )

speedracerlo
09-03-2011, 01:16 AM
The weight isn't a problem with the FS100 rigged up at about 15-18 lbs, but I wanted to buy a future proof head/tripod that I can keep for the next 5-10 years. Might purchase something like a used F3 or Red MX sometime in the future.
The DV-10 looks a bit small and disproportionate to the size of the legs, so I think I'll just exchange it for the DV-12. I think it may even be smaller than the Manfrotto 504HD.

Gary W
09-06-2011, 05:41 PM
New pictures of my rig reposted after a mishap with my wife in the background.
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Kyle McConaghy
09-06-2011, 07:42 PM
New pictures of my rig reposted after a mishap with my wife in the background.
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Awesome rig, Gary! Do you mind sharing the specs on it? What kind of grips and shoulder mount is that?

tanega
09-07-2011, 01:07 AM
THis rigging is awesome...
http://www.studiodaily.com/filmandvideo/projects/13390.html

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Postmaster
09-07-2011, 01:36 AM
How do you handle that beast on the shoulder Gary?
The pad is way behind the center of balance and I imagine that you have to carry all the wight on your stretched out arms, even with that thingy that preses against your chest.

Is it comfortable if you wear it for a while?

Frank

DM_rider
09-07-2011, 11:35 AM
Here's how I've been using my FS100 a lot lately. Strictly for shoulder use, small and compact. I'm all about small and efficient rigs that do the same thing as a monstrous rig. It can be set flat on a table or ground if you turn the handle inwards.

http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/IMG_8198.jpg
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/IMG_8199.jpg

http://vimeo.com/28726372 PASSWORD: fs100
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Gary W
09-07-2011, 11:52 AM
Awesome rig, Gary! Do you mind sharing the specs on it? What kind of grips and shoulder mount is that?

The 15mm rod system I already had 23.5 inches long, so I added this from Cine City works just fine.
http://www.thecinecity.com/eshop/product.php?productid=362&cat=3&page=1

Monitor is a Lilliput 7" HDMI on camera monitor similar to this, though I am replacing it at a later date.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/7-HDMI-SONY-NEX-FS100-LCD-On-Camera-Crane-Monitor-kit-/250881989356?pt=UK_Photography_DigitalCamAccess_RL&hash=item3a69bb5aec

The battery set up was this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/220807297306?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

The lenses I use are leica summicron R 50mm, 35mm, 19mm and then the kit lens 18-200mm.

The monitor arm + clamp is this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/260785137847?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

The Leica R to Sony emount adapter is this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/260747925768?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

The matte box is the Proaim MB-600. http://www.thecinecity.com/eshop/home.php?cat=26

and then I have a follow focus system which is not in the picture.

Gary W
09-07-2011, 12:10 PM
How do you handle that beast on the shoulder Gary?
The pad is way behind the center of balance and I imagine that you have to carry all the wight on your stretched out arms, even with that thingy that preses against your chest.

Is it comfortable if you wear it for a while?

Frank

It handles very well Frank, and the position of the pad and grips were for quick display only.
I adjust the pad and grips when I am using it as a shoulder mount a little differently
than is shown in the picture.

The center of the weight is not quite on my shoulder when
adjusted but it's not bad, it just depends on what I have on the front and back end as to
how I adjust it and yes it is comfortable at least for me, not to bad on the arms.
The brace in the front also helps.
Though I use a steadicam system and a tripod most of the time.

Postmaster
09-07-2011, 01:44 PM
Thanks for explaining Gary.

I have the same grips and really like them - they are a bit heavy, but much more solid as those Zacuto style clamp-on things.
I can hold my whole 25lbs rig at one grip with confidence.

Frank

mrk177
09-07-2011, 02:53 PM
I really like the light weight approach, would you mind sharing a link to the shoulder pad?
Thanks in advance..

DM_rider
09-07-2011, 03:34 PM
I really like the light weight approach, would you mind sharing a link to the shoulder pad?
Thanks in advance..


If you were referring to the pad I use, here it is.
http://www.berkeysystem.com/store/shoulder-pads/shoulder-pad-assembly-with-ultralight-rail-block/

(http://www.berkeysystem.com/store/shoulder-pads/shoulder-pad-assembly-with-ultralight-rail-block/)I also use this porta brace pad every now and then
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/752114-REG/Porta_Brace_SP_3G_Universal_Shoulder_Pad.html

bgundu
09-07-2011, 03:41 PM
I have the same shoulderpad. Well made and light. You can mount the block to different holes to change the angle.

morgan_moore
09-08-2011, 03:21 PM
My Rig out and about, managed to shoot no sticks, performed well good batt life and all, blew some highlights, fast turnaround edit with no grade, kit lens and nikkor 35-70

Both 25p and 50/25p

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=CXFuXxClwo8

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maffl
09-09-2011, 04:48 AM
If you were referring to the pad I use, here it is.
http://www.berkeysystem.com/store/shoulder-pads/shoulder-pad-assembly-with-ultralight-rail-block/

(http://www.berkeysystem.com/store/shoulder-pads/shoulder-pad-assembly-with-ultralight-rail-block/)I also use this porta brace pad every now and then
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/752114-REG/Porta_Brace_SP_3G_Universal_Shoulder_Pad.html

i also would like to set up a small and compact one...and yours looks perfect.
maybe u can do a list up of every parts (baseplate. evf, handles etc..) ? would be great!

DM_rider
09-09-2011, 10:16 AM
i also would like to set up a small and compact one...and yours looks perfect.
maybe u can do a list up of every parts (baseplate. evf, handles etc..) ? would be great!

Here's what I am using, really basic setup and parts. You wouldn't even necessarily need the top plate for a similar setup.
Berkey fs100 top plate
Berkey dslr baseplate
Porta Brace pad or Berkey pad with rail block
Berkey Handle

FelixGER
09-10-2011, 10:06 AM
No picture of an actual rig, but Im at the Cote dAzur right now and just wanted to show you the FS100 at work :cheesy:

davidwinters
09-10-2011, 10:18 AM
Photos of various builds on various jobs. I need to put together a simple right hand pistol grip and shoulder pad setup for handheld. Something that allows quick change from dolly / sticks to HH and back. Most of the setups I've seen require too much tweaking time to add / remove the HH components.

http://dpwinters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/photo-63.jpghttp://dpwinters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/photo-61.jpghttp://dpwinters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/photo-60.jpghttp://dpwinters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/photo-58.jpghttp://dpwinters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/photo-59-e1315671423395.jpg

http://dpwinters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/photo-62-e1315671346531.jpg

LiamR
09-10-2011, 10:38 PM
Baseplate for FS100, which one should I go with.

This
http://www.berkeysystem.com/store/sony-pmw-f3-nex-fs-100-accessories/sony-f3-panasonic-af-baseplate-assembly/

Or, This
http://www.berkeysystem.com/store/camera-base-assemblies/dual-quad-baseplate-assy-w4-risers/

I will probably in the next 6 months, get another camera, bigger than the FS100, F3/Red.

moldcad
09-11-2011, 02:01 AM
In the below pictures, my FS100 rig under construction :)

The idea is to get the shoulder pad underneath the camera (in order to balance it better on the shoulder, and make the rig shorter). This was achieved using my old Letus riser v.1 (still must go down some 10-15mm, to get in axis with the mattebox). Speaking of the latter: as can be seen, the RedRock mattebox is way too large (not to mention, heavy) - will probably be getting the Proaim MB-600, or even MB-300, instead. Apart from being smaller/lighter, they can be moved along the rails freely to accommodate the changing length of the lens - while one of the RR MB's shortcomings is it can not go backwards beyond a certain limit, as it would collide with the rails ...

In the foreground, the surprisingly good Manfrotto 504HD head on the 535 CF legs - very smooth, and lightweight tripod. Ideal for camera-only usage!

PS. Looking at my rig, please suggest a better way of attaching the nanoFlash... Mounting it at the hot shoe via a ball joint is only temporary, as it's unnecessarily high this way and spoils the rig's balance.

mrk177
09-11-2011, 11:49 AM
If you were referring to the pad I use, here it is.
http://www.berkeysystem.com/store/shoulder-pads/shoulder-pad-assembly-with-ultralight-rail-block/

(http://www.berkeysystem.com/store/shoulder-pads/shoulder-pad-assembly-with-ultralight-rail-block/)I also use this porta brace pad every now and then
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/752114-REG/Porta_Brace_SP_3G_Universal_Shoulder_Pad.html

Awesome thank you!

Searcher
09-11-2011, 11:35 PM
Baseplate for FS100, which one should I go with.

This
http://www.berkeysystem.com/store/sony-pmw-f3-nex-fs-100-accessories/sony-f3-panasonic-af-baseplate-assembly/

Or, This
http://www.berkeysystem.com/store/camera-base-assemblies/dual-quad-baseplate-assy-w4-risers/

I will probably in the next 6 months, get another camera, bigger than the FS100, F3/Red.

I'm personally waiting for the FS100 baseplate that Berkey are currently working on and should be ready in about a month hopefully.

LiamR
09-12-2011, 02:10 AM
I'm personally waiting for the FS100 baseplate that Berkey are currently working on and should be ready in about a month hopefully.

Yeah I have heard about this, will have to wait and see it, make my mind up then, give me time so save some cash aswell.

DC EX1
09-12-2011, 03:30 PM
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Here's the rig I came up with for an upcoming indie feature I'm shooting... The DP6 on the right side is for the Director/AC, and will usually be removed, but I just wanted to see if it would fit into this rig. Berkey top plate is a life saver, having a handle really makes life easier.

davidwinters
09-12-2011, 04:42 PM
@ DXEX1

Nice setup. What is the brand and model of the top handle in the pictures?

Thanks

bgundu
09-12-2011, 06:25 PM
@ DXEX1

Nice setup. What is the brand and model of the top handle in the pictures?

Thanks

I think it's this one:

http://www.berkeysystem.com/store/15-mm-series/handle-grip-with-spud-mount/

DC EX1
09-12-2011, 06:27 PM
@ DXEX1

Nice setup. What is the brand and model of the top handle in the pictures?

Thanks

Berkey Systems handle attached to the FS100 berkey plate with zacuto 3" male rod and berkey female spud block.

Jean-Philippe
09-12-2011, 07:17 PM
Do you like the DP4 with the FS100? I just ordered one, will have it by thursday.

DC EX1
09-12-2011, 10:45 PM
Do you like the DP4 with the FS100? I just ordered one, will have it by thursday.

Yep, it's been great... the FS100 onboard monitor is kinda wonky, can't see anything when shooting outside in strong light so you need the DP4 with EVF to get the full effect. It's a great EVF, haven't tried the Zacuto one but I assume it's comparable... Firmware updates, LP-E6 batts and hdmi pass thru are all a big bonus!

rx8pilot
09-12-2011, 11:35 PM
Solid Camera PL with 15mm ultra-support on FS100. 16x9 base plate.
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Dermot
09-13-2011, 07:53 AM
This is my ultimate digital cinema camera form factor.. and the relationship between shoulder / viewfinder / handgrip / lens is the target for my FS100;
http://www.aaton.com/images/delta_profile1_531_2.jpg
Piccie is from Aaton's website

MattDavis
09-13-2011, 08:06 AM
Penelope (http://www.aaton.com/images/penelope5.jpg) - the Lamborghini the camera world, and Edison Carter's (http://www.pophistorydig.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/edison-net-23-250.jpg) dream camera.

Aaton seem to have the male machismo design ethic just down to a T - even if most of the rear end is fresh air, it's cool fresh air in every sense of the word - hot stuff going on inside, and really, stylistically, you just need a grille on a camera somewhere. I mean, even their sound recorders (http://www.aaton.com/images/cantar_2007-03_tigre_full.jpg) are almost fetish items.

As a film student, I shot on Eclair NPRs but fantasied about Aaton.

After all, cameras seem to be like cars, so contrast and compare Tony Southgate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_meWc64VHSk) and JP Beauviala (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP8BPFFbCqA).

Dermot
09-13-2011, 08:44 AM
i have not seen the Tony Southgate clip before, and i see the comonalities

I'm a fan of JP's work, shot one short film on a NPR, but the ACL was my main tool through the late 80's, then an LTR for a while untill i shifted focus to post prod and staying at home to be a dad.

I look at the plastic brick that is the FS, and wonder what it would be if JP was a conslutant? Doesn't Sony owns a hunk of Panavision, and Panavision in turn own a hunk of Aaton? Now i winder what it would be if Southgate was a conslutant?

Oh well... the FS is really not as much a camera as it is a starting point to make a DIY camera.. as seen by the rigs in this thread...

I would love to keep the existing monitor information at hand... what would it take to move the screen 7.5" sideways & 5" forward i wonder daily...

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zeke
09-13-2011, 10:29 AM
this is what mine looks like for now


http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-RTq4bKM/0/XL/i-RTq4bKM-XL.jpg

Ahhhh, a fellow Yorkie owner! Damn, I have just one and he's a hand full. You have three?

LiamR
09-13-2011, 09:17 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6075/6146158120_40a50461e1.jpg

Couldn't find the viewfinder, but I do normally use it, some gear that I am getting soon is DP4, Berky Baseplate, Follow Focus, and I am still trying to figure out a way to put my ntg-3 in the microphone holder that comes with the camera, I need to find a plastic wrap around thing that's on the mic that comes with it... any other suggestions?? I've tried just wrapping stuff around it but I want a better solution...

Searcher
09-14-2011, 12:27 AM
I am still trying to figure out a way to put my ntg-3 in the microphone holder that comes with the camera, Why are you wanting to do that? Run and gun?

LiamR
09-14-2011, 02:18 AM
Why are you wanting to do that? Run and gun?

Yeah basically, I film a lot of sport and don't have any sort of handheld rig, just the camera, so need to mount it off the camera.

Jean-Philippe
09-15-2011, 11:15 AM
My shoulder rig start to look like something usable. Now need to add a bit of counterweight (5lbs) and eventually a top handle of some sort...

Cekko
09-20-2011, 09:08 AM
My custom setup.
Support plate with top handle designed by me.
4044240441

LiamR
09-22-2011, 12:24 AM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6180/6171661462_2f17831297_z.jpg

Got my adapter for my Sigma today but, alas I bought cheap and coping it bad now, it's a Nipon AF - E, and it's shocking. Aperture ring just freely / loosely moves around and I cannot keep it in one position... and I can't fathom how to get it off the lens either... Think I might buy a Kipon one, anyone have any experience?

Searcher
09-22-2011, 06:56 PM
Got my adapter for my Sigma today but, alas I bought cheap and coping it bad now,

For every post of this sort someone will post "why spend $200 on an adapter when you can get one on eBay for $30!". Well I bought a $220 Voigtlander Nikon F - E adapter and it works great. The lottery of cheap adapters is not something I care for.

LiamR
09-22-2011, 07:01 PM
I understand that the more expensive one's and genuinely more expensive because they WORK. But it cost me $10 bucks and I have about 6 cheap one's that work, so I thought, why not...

Richard Allen Crook
09-22-2011, 09:39 PM
My custom setup.Support plate with top handle designed by me.4044240441 Nice. really nice!

Cekko
09-23-2011, 06:35 AM
thanks Richard

tanega
09-23-2011, 01:20 PM
Jean What kind of case or bag are you using to carry this beast around in???

Jean-Philippe
09-25-2011, 12:09 PM
Jean What kind of case or bag are you using to carry this beast around in??? I don't have a case to carry this setup assembled. I don't use this configuration everytime. These parts are pretty versatile so I often use a simpler rig. For now I am carrying the camera and every disassembled part of this kit in a Pelican 1600 case (minus my lenses, matte box, filters and follow focus which are stored in theire own pelican case). It's pretty easy and fast to put together all the pieces so it's not usually a problem.

But I plan to try to find a soft padded bag big enough to accomodate this complete rig in the future, when I have to travel between locations often.

legrevedotcom
09-25-2011, 11:31 PM
I don't have a case to carry this setup assembled. I don't use this configuration everytime. These parts are pretty versatile so I often use a simpler rig. For now I am carrying the camera and every disassembled part of this kit in a Pelican 1600 case (minus my lenses, matte box, filters and follow focus which are stored in theire own pelican case). It's pretty easy and fast to put together all the pieces so it's not usually a problem.

But I plan to try to find a soft padded bag big enough to accomodate this complete rig in the future, when I have to travel between locations often.

Yeah the small Pelicases work like a charm. I have the smaller 1510 and it holds the entire fs100 kit, the 16mm, the wide angle, a seen G3 112 kit, a Rode lav in its box, a Senn HD25-1 II and a lens support bracket.
Once you find out how to lego the pieces together, you don't need too much space. The best thing is that the 1510 is approved for cabin travel.

speedracerlo
10-02-2011, 01:30 PM
updated my rig

got a Sachtler Video 18 sb and SP100/150 spreader
upgraded to Cinefocus R2
purchased another Iscorama 54, Zacuto Baseplate V3 and Berkey System top plate with custom handle

http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-BJgKXrN/0/XL/i-BJgKXrN-XL.jpg


http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-zv52hxM/0/XL/i-zv52hxM-XL.jpg

http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-cGLST9x/0/XL/i-cGLST9x-XL.jpg

http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-GgwKwmd/0/XL/i-GgwKwmd-XL.jpg

bimdas
10-30-2011, 07:16 AM
Here's my Lanparte (LPT) and shoot35 shoulder Rig. Most of the time I just slide my FS100 out and use it on a tripod though.
42519
42520

plasticam
10-31-2011, 08:54 PM
42615Here she is cased. Check out the monitor at top of photo. Tight fit is the right fit!
I'll take her out and show some more ASAP.

hulkster2k3
11-01-2011, 01:00 PM
updated my rig

got a Sachtler Video 18 sb and SP100/150 spreader
upgraded to Cinefocus R2
purchased another Iscorama 54, Zacuto Baseplate V3 and Berkey System top plate with custom handle

http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-BJgKXrN/0/XL/i-BJgKXrN-XL.jpg


http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-zv52hxM/0/XL/i-zv52hxM-XL.jpg

http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-cGLST9x/0/XL/i-cGLST9x-XL.jpg

http://photobylk.smugmug.com/photos/i-GgwKwmd/0/XL/i-GgwKwmd-XL.jpg

What mattebox and swing arm are you using?

hulkster2k3
11-01-2011, 01:02 PM
42615Here she is cased. Check out the monitor at top of photo. Tight fit is the right fit!
I'll take her out and show some more ASAP.

What case are you using?

hulkster2k3
11-01-2011, 01:09 PM
<img src="http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/attachment.php?attachmentid=42615&amp;stc=1" attachmentid="42615" alt="" id="vbattach_42615" class="previewthumb">Here she is cased. Check out the monitor at top of photo. Tight fit is the right fit!<br>
I'll take her out and show some more ASAP.<br><br>What case are you using?

jambredz
11-01-2011, 02:53 PM
What mattebox and swing arm are you using?

http://www.shoot35.com/products/cinebox/cineboxmainframe.html

LiamR
11-01-2011, 04:32 PM
Here is my basic setup...

42673

plasticam
11-01-2011, 05:08 PM
That's a Versa-Flex. It's huge, hard to carry. I got it for a TV series in remote locations and just got addicted to it as a mobile camera
dept, but it;s not for all shoots or all shooters either. It's bullet proof tho. 12 years and like new. Ask for Larry, tell him Caleb sent ya.
Hand made in USA and it's quality kit.

plasticam
11-01-2011, 06:02 PM
42681An iphone snap- i put the built FS100 on top for size. that is a 4x5 matte box with 2 foot rails. It's the fatboy deluxe case but i needed big - I'm sure Larry makes all sizes. 216 631 0666.

rx8pilot
11-01-2011, 08:10 PM
426824268342684

Bad to the bone. Breaks down in seconds. All parts are quick release.

LiamR
11-01-2011, 08:26 PM
What is that system / articulating arm / thing, that holds the Zacuto EVF on?

mattyheffner
11-01-2011, 08:39 PM
That is the Solid Camera system. It looks cool.
www.solidcamera.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Solid-Camera-Inc/258537017518373

Olivier Biron
11-01-2011, 08:46 PM
The solid system look great
If i may i prefer the woodencamera uvf
http://www.woodencamera.com/universal-evf-mount-red
simply based on the fact that you can adjust how far or close do you want to be from the camera
with a berkey top plate i was able to instal the uvf

DM_rider
11-01-2011, 09:09 PM
426824268342684

Bad to the bone. Breaks down in seconds. All parts are quick release.

Well that's not really fair.

LiamR
11-01-2011, 09:23 PM
The solid system look great
If i may i prefer the woodencamera uvf
http://www.woodencamera.com/universal-evf-mount-red
simply based on the fact that you can adjust how far or close do you want to be from the camera
with a berkey top plate i was able to instal the uvf

Thanks (and the reply above), that universal evf looks great aswell.

Olivier Biron
11-02-2011, 06:58 PM
this is the way that i will go for now for the base plate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87uqgM0pDx8

LiamR
11-02-2011, 07:51 PM
Yep, I've been pestering Brian for a while, good to see it is finally coming through.

Bubble
11-02-2011, 08:27 PM
Bad to the bone. Breaks down in seconds. All parts are quick release.

carlos, what is the ETA for this kit? can't wait to order.

rx8pilot
11-02-2011, 10:01 PM
About 2 weeks away from finishing production models.

Bubble
11-02-2011, 10:23 PM
Carlos,

what is the cost of the same system you have in the picture? Any discount for pre-order? :)

rx8pilot
11-02-2011, 11:09 PM
please contact me off-list, thanks
carlos@solidcamera.com

Lee Saxon
11-03-2011, 08:59 AM
Carlos I really like your designs, I will be ripping all of them off for my upcoming releases :)

Jean-Philippe
11-03-2011, 10:40 AM
Caleb, HHwat is this bag? I need something like that. What is the inside wirth?

Bubble
11-16-2011, 01:11 PM
my rig.


http://www.vnpixel.com/rr/rig.jpg

http://www.vnpixel.com/rr/rig2.jpg

http://www.vnpixel.com/rr/rig3.jpg

http://www.vnpixel.com/rr/rig4.jpg

http://www.vnpixel.com/rr/rig5.jpg

http://www.vnpixel.com/rr/rig6.jpg

http://www.vnpixel.com/rr/rig7.jpg

Postmaster
11-16-2011, 02:38 PM
Solid!

Allan Black
11-16-2011, 02:44 PM
Yeah .. can you describe all the parts thx

Cheers.

Jordan Scott Price
11-16-2011, 02:53 PM
Looks like mostly Redrock: cage system with top handle, micro followfocus V2, microMatte box, and a spud and arm for the DP4.

Agree with Frank. Solid!

Michael Solomon
11-16-2011, 03:10 PM
What baseplate is that?

Bubble
11-16-2011, 05:05 PM
Yeah .. can you describe all the parts thx

Cheers.

I convert my RR Cinema bundle to fit the FS-100 the way i want it. The mattbox is Trusmt. I sold my RR mattbox for this Trusmt because i can slide the mattbox from the bottom rod instead of sideway. Baseplate is RR also.

Michael Solomon
11-21-2011, 05:11 PM
43691

So happy to finally contribute to this thread =)

Bubble
11-21-2011, 05:23 PM
michael, the weight counter balance, is it Zacuto or Gini?

Michael Solomon
11-21-2011, 05:34 PM
Gini. One day I'll be able to afford Zacuto. For now, gini gets the job done =)

Andrew Luczenczyn
11-22-2011, 10:08 AM
Bubble, which adapter are you using for the nikon lenses? Im building a setup similar to yours off of my existing nikons

Bubble
11-22-2011, 10:11 AM
Andrew, i use Novoflex.

stancemedia
11-22-2011, 12:34 PM
Bubble,

Is that an NTG-3? If so how did you coax it into fitting in the mic holder?

Andrew Luczenczyn
11-22-2011, 05:08 PM
is the blue ring for manual aperture?

Bubble
11-22-2011, 07:42 PM
@stancemedia: On the mic of FS-100, there is a plastic spacer. I took that spacer out and put on the NTG. ;)
@Andrew: Yes, that blue ring from Novoflex control the aperture.

LiamR
11-22-2011, 09:52 PM
@stancemedia: On the mic of FS-100, there is a plastic spacer. I took that spacer out and put on the NTG. ;)


I've been contemplating doing this myself, does it handle the extra weight well, the mic rig itself is pretty crappy, worried about that.

Bubble
11-22-2011, 11:10 PM
@LiamR: it handles the NTG pretty good. Once you plug the XLR cable to NTG, it kinda counter balance itself out. :)

LiamR
11-22-2011, 11:18 PM
yeah fair enough, will give it a shot tonight! are you using a custom xlr cable or a branded one?

Daniel Grey
11-22-2011, 11:34 PM
43767

Bubble
11-22-2011, 11:47 PM
yeah fair enough, will give it a shot tonight! are you using a custom xlr cable or a branded one?

i use Pro Co brand. Thin cable so i can attach it to the rail via Redrock microtie. Cleaner cable management

stancemedia
11-23-2011, 02:36 AM
@stancemedia: On the mic of FS-100, there is a plastic spacer. I took that spacer out and put on the NTG. ;)

My NTG3 is not big enough to fill out the space.
This causes the mic to not be firmly in place.
Not fit for even test fitting and leaving on.

I believe you have the reverse of my problem?

Bubble
11-23-2011, 02:46 AM
take out the plastic spacer FROM your FS-100 and apply that to your NTG-3. That will make your NTG-3 fatter to fit the mic holder.

plasticam
11-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Made a new clip today for righeads & riggers. it shows the nitty gritty of attaching monitors and mics with stub clamps. The clamps are 2 piece so they can be placed anywhere. Tripod leg. C-stand arm. I think they are the smallest clamp made which was the big idea. Save room, fit anywhere. About $50 apiece plus a bit for the optional thumbscrews.


http://vimeo.com/32587115

Kyle McConaghy
11-28-2011, 05:23 PM
Small HD gives 'HD' Vision, Sanken CS2 onboard, Lav receiver

Hawkwoods powers camera and monitor

Shown is kit lens but I also use Nikkors

Rig is desinged to hug the shoulder and provide handheld balance, there is a 501 tucked away to drop onto my sticks..

38866

S

Morgan or any other SmallHD DP6 / FS!00 users: How do you like using the Small HD6 / sun hood as a viewfinder? I'm considering that so that I could use the DP6 as a client monitor when I'm not going handhelp. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks!
Kyle

Kraut69
11-28-2011, 05:56 PM
I have one, it a good enhancement, may not be necessary, in any case buy it today, Monday 11/28/11, and get 10% off, you won't see this opportunity often.

morgan_moore
11-28-2011, 06:12 PM
Morgan or any other SmallHD DP6 / FS!00 users: How do you like using the Small HD6 / sun hood as a viewfinder? I'm considering that so that I could use the DP6 as a client monitor when I'm not going handhelp. Would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks!
Kyle

For operating the sunhood is critical .. in fact why I bought the monitor not the TVlogic version of simillar spec

I still feel the DP6 is the best 'cheap' viewing solution

On my rig I view the DP6 to operate and the client might be able to see the onboard monitor

S

Kraut69
11-28-2011, 06:21 PM
With the DP 6 and last scene review on the FS100, your subject can get instant feedback for better shots.

Kyle McConaghy
11-28-2011, 07:07 PM
Thanks, guys! So you think the DP6 will be good for a EVF as opposed to a DP4?

morgan_moore
11-28-2011, 11:45 PM
DP6 has higher ress, but is bigger heavier, its a trade off,

IMO the DP4 is not at a sweet spot because there are smaller EVFs and better monitors

But that is just my opinion

S

Jean-Philippe
11-29-2011, 09:25 AM
While I respect Mr Moore's opinion, I tend to prefer the DP4 to the DP6 for on cam monitoring. The DP6 is a bit big for my taste on cam. The res of the DP4 is perfect for it's size, so resolution is not an issue. The EVF option is great. It's more like a glorified sun hood than a true EVF, but it is so versatile! at 4.3", the monitor can truly be used as a monitor, while the competition (like the ZACUTO EVF) are just too small 3" to be used as a monitor. You get the best of both world. And the DP4 has HDMI looptrough, something missing from the DP6.

Searcher
11-29-2011, 02:37 PM
I love the size of my DP6. I wouldn't want a smaller monitor.

smallHD have hinted they may be working on a dedicated EVF. If that comes to be then I'll be first in line. Then I will (literally) have the best of both worlds. DP6 for serious locked down work and DP2? for when I want a light rig etc

morgan_moore
11-30-2011, 06:36 AM
While I respect Mr Moore's opinion..DP4 ..resolution is not an issue.

We all have 'what works for us' so I appreciate the respect and respect you opinion too!

To me the camera records at 1080p, in an ideal world one would monitor at 1080 but that is not a portable option at this time
The Dp6 means you are monitoring at 720, which is seeing about 2/3 of the pixels you are recording
THe DP4 is 480 which is seeing about 1/4 of the pixels you are recording

In other words with a DP4 you do not see 75% of the information you are recording

To me this is critical in terms of aquiring (or not) focus

This is a S35 camera, often mixed with prime lenses at wide Tstops

It is a challenge to focus

Now if you are shooting with a Focus Puller doing the focus for you using marks, or maybe, shooting at 6.3 with the kit lens in AF then the res of the monitor does not matter.

If, however, you are operating alone and trying to pull the full best from the camera (wide Tstop prime lens) IMO the resolution of the monitor becomes of critical importance

That is of course just my opinion

SamMM

MichaelGrugal
12-01-2011, 03:16 PM
Rainproof :cheesy:


38856 38857


The FS100 rig with all the bells and whistles

38858 38859

Frank


Are those C Clamp Cages 6'' or 9''?

Postmaster
12-01-2011, 04:16 PM
Are those C Clamp Cages 6'' or 9''?

They are 6". I also have the 9" but they are to huge and look strange on that little camera.

Frank

MichaelGrugal
12-01-2011, 06:18 PM
They are 6". I also have the 9" but they are to huge and look strange on that little camera.

Frank

Does the flip up monitor clear the cage?

Postmaster
12-02-2011, 02:34 AM
Nope, I flip it around, so I can see it from the top, but I route all the menus to the external monitor anyway.

If you want to svivel the monitor around, you need the 9".

Im selling my 9" C frames by the way, ....just saying (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) ;-)

Frank

SergeSmArt
12-02-2011, 05:46 AM
My 9" Cage work fine:

http://www.sergecinema.com/temp/SonyFS100_017.jpg


http://www.sergecinema.com/temp/Skater_4.jpg


http://www.sergecinema.com/temp/Skater_2.jpg

..and when I need light setup I use just my sholder RIG:

http://www.sergecinema.com/temp/SonyFS100_016.jpg

or.. NO any RIG's at all ... :)

Jean-Philippe
12-02-2011, 07:13 AM
To me the camera records at 1080p, in an ideal world one would monitor at 1080 but that is not a portable option at this time
The Dp6 means you are monitoring at 720, which is seeing about 2/3 of the pixels you are recording
THe DP4 is 480 which is seeing about 1/4 of the pixels you are recording

In other words with a DP4 you do not see 75% of the information you are recording


I undestand that and I kind of agree with you. We want to monitor with the best resolution possible. What I am saying is that I find the DP6 (or equivalently sized monitor) too big for on-camera monitoring, particularly handheld. I tried to mount the DP6 but I have to put it too far from my face to be comfortable, approximatly on the side of the mattebox. The DP4 is the perfect size. Would I liked it to be of higher res? Of course.

But in use, I have found that the dp4 resolution, given it's size and feature (peaking works great on it), does not restrict me, at all, in my ability to properly achieve focus, even with prime lenses at wide stops.

And it is of course my opinion too, I think it's great that the market today give to us so many options. I hope forum members will be able to select the right product for them to fit a specific application, based on our varied opinions.

(and forgive my english skills, i'm a french speaker).

robmneilson
12-02-2011, 07:55 AM
I undestand that and I kind of agree with you. We want to monitor with the best resolution possible. What I am saying is that I find the DP6 (or equivalently sized monitor) too big for on-camera monitoring, particularly handheld. I tried to mount the DP6 but I have to put it too far from my face to be comfortable, approximatly on the side of the mattebox. The DP4 is the perfect size. Would I liked it to be of higher res? Of course.

But in use, I have found that the dp4 resolution, given it's size and feature (peaking works great on it), does not restrict me, at all, in my ability to properly achieve focus, even with prime lenses at wide stops.

And it is of course my opinion too, I think it's great that the market today give to us so many options. I hope forum members will be able to select the right product for them to fit a specific application, based on our varied opinions.

(and forgive my english skills, i'm a french speaker).


I had the same problem, had to use the huge ass Dp1x for shooting handheld with my face pressed up against it, completely cross eyed...awful. Grabbed a cheap cineroid and have been in handheld shooting heaven. This camera is lovely in the ENG style, and when I need it I've got my big monitor to use when on sticks.

legrevedotcom
12-02-2011, 08:10 AM
They are 6". I also have the 9" but they are to huge and look strange on that little camera.

Frank

What monitor model is that? And how does it hold up in sunlight?

echo9
12-02-2011, 09:12 AM
My 9" Cage work fine:

http://www.sergecinema.com/temp/SonyFS100_017.jpg


http://www.sergecinema.com/temp/Skater_4.jpg


http://www.sergecinema.com/temp/Skater_2.jpg

..and when I need light setup I use just my sholder RIG:

http://www.sergecinema.com/temp/SonyFS100_016.jpg

or.. NO any RIG's at all ... :)


Do you mind telling me which baseplate you're using?

Jean-Philippe
12-02-2011, 09:30 AM
Seems to be an indian copy of the redrock one. And an indian copy of the Cavision in the last picture.

SergeSmArt
12-02-2011, 11:36 AM
Do you mind telling me which baseplate you're using?

My Tripod RIG from India, and there is this baseplate with 2 rods:

http://www.dvcity.com/Follofocus/finalrail-3.jpg

and for $145 it's almost perfect :) --> http://www.dvcity.com/dvshop/product.php?productid=17680&cat=261&page=1

for my Shoulder RIG I use some kind of MIX of old Cavision RIG and carbonfiber rods and sholder parts from 9" Cage, also from Idia:

http://www.dvcity.com/cage/9''cage31.jpg

$195.00 for that is alomst nothing !! -- http://www.dvcity.com/dvshop/product.php?productid=17883&cat=299&page=1 .. and I do NOT reccomend get 6" Cage - it's too small for FS-100 ! ...

This indian company make better and better product... I like they Follow Focus V2:

http://www.dvcity.com/Follofocus/FFV2-2.jpg

for $275 you will get a lot : ( I pay $400 for this almost 3 years ago )

http://www.sergecinema.com/temp/02FFV2.jpg

http://www.dvcity.com/dvshop/product.php?productid=17572&cat=253&page=1

and now they have much better Slider:

http://www.dvcity.com/Slider/Mdolly-8.jpg


for $655.00 you will get all of this:

http://www.dvcity.com/Slider/Mdolly-18.jpg
http://www.dvcity.com/dslrkits/st-25.jpg

http://www.dvcity.com/dvshop/product.php?productid=17947&cat=294&page=1

.... it's a really good deal! .. :)

jetswing
12-02-2011, 12:45 PM
44324

DM_rider
12-02-2011, 02:33 PM
A few different setups.

This has been working well for handheld. Very stripped down, but I like it. Light and comfy
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/IMG_1954.jpg

http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/IMG_1953.jpg

http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/IMG_1952.jpg

Studio
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/Screenshot2011-12-02at31459PM.png

MacGyver
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/IMG_1734.jpg

Motion Control. I believe this spot is currently playing in Targets on Channel Red. If you see a spot with a couple having a christmas card war, it was shot on the fs100! It was one seamless shot using motion control. Bunch of lighting changes, wardrobe, turned out cool.
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/IMG_1516.jpg

Don't mind the fancy matte box...
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/IMG_1518.jpg

bkmvincent
12-02-2011, 10:48 PM
Don't mind the fancy matte box...
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/IMG_1518.jpg

Dude...what kind of wild track is that?! Is that a ladder? With skateboard AND rollerblade wheels? So many questions about this one picture....

DM_rider
12-03-2011, 09:40 AM
Dude...what kind of wild track is that?! Is that a ladder? With skateboard AND rollerblade wheels? So many questions about this one picture....

It's a Berkey System ladder dolly that we modified a bit for this job. It runs on an aluminum ladder, and they can be connected for an endless amount of track.

morgan_moore
12-03-2011, 11:08 AM
DM_rider

What nikon is that

Does it bump into your ND as you zoom it?

Thanks

SamMM

blickblocks
12-03-2011, 01:59 PM
Looks like the 80-200. Don't see why it would, that's an internal focusing lens.

morgan_moore
12-03-2011, 02:47 PM
28-70 more like? (in the top pic)

DM_rider
12-03-2011, 04:21 PM
28-70 more like? (in the top pic)

yep 28-70. It does extend when you zoom, but I have a rubber ring on my mattebox that allows for the extending of the lens., so no filter issues.

stancemedia
12-05-2011, 09:11 PM
http://stancemedia.net/FS100_Current.jpg

Crappy iPhone picture but I didn't feel like getting out the DSLR. So forgive the image quality.

That's mostly kitted out.

Imaginate
12-06-2011, 12:02 PM
Here is my GH2 wireless rig One 12volt battery powers - monitor,hdmi splitter, hdmi transmitter, and camera. The 22inch monitor can also be powered by battery. The HDMI transmitter/receiver were bought off ebay for $100 and power from the battery rather than the power adapters they came with.

We are working on a second more compact wireless rig design for steadycam rather than on the shoulder.


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robfilms
12-06-2011, 12:22 PM
Here is my GH2 wireless rig One 12volt battery powers - monitor,hdmi splitter, hdmi transmitter, and camera. The 22inch monitor can also be powered by battery. The HDMI transmitter/receiver were bought off ebay for $100 and power from the battery rather than the power adapters they came with.

We are working on a second more compact wireless rig design for steadycam rather than on the shoulder.



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garnet-

i like how the multiple monitors are powered.

very nice thought.

care to share some of the details?

i don't have any experience with hdmi splitters or transmitters.

thanks in advance.

be well

rob
smalltalk productions

Bubble
12-06-2011, 01:26 PM
garnet-

i like how the multiple monitors are powered.

very nice thought.

care to share some of the details?

i don't have any experience with hdmi splitters or transmitters.

thanks in advance.

be well

rob
smalltalk productions


HDMI splitter:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anton-Bauer-Gold-Mount-Battery-HDMI-Splitter-Power-Station-DSLR-Rail-System-/260865785235?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cbccffd93

Kyle McConaghy
12-09-2011, 08:43 AM
What kind of rods are those black carbon fiber rods? Are any rods out there known to be significantly lighter than zacuto rods?

Thanks!
Kyle

Jay Mc
12-09-2011, 11:36 AM
So far

Joel Pelletier
12-11-2011, 10:28 AM
@Jay Mc


What are your thoughts about the Sachtler ACE ? It's seems to be a nice head for the $$$. Do you feel like it could handle a more beefier (but still lightweight) rig?

Kyle McConaghy
12-11-2011, 09:04 PM
Sorry to be asking so many rig questions: what do you guys think of the following shoulder pads?

- Porta Brace
- Jag35
- Berkey

Thanks so much!
Kyle

Jean-Philippe
12-22-2011, 01:52 PM
I just finished writing a blog post about every bits and parts that constitute my rig and why I choosed them, what I was looking for. Have a look!

http://www.jparchibald.com/?p=411

HiDefSouth
12-25-2011, 09:40 PM
I've just put my rig together after getting all of the components attached the the whole thing wobbles at the Z-Riser. Anyone else having a problem with it? If so what's the best workaround off the Zacuto universal base plate if you need the drop down for mounting a matte box on the rails?

HiDefSouth
12-26-2011, 07:27 AM
Looks solid. Is that a Manfrotto QR plate that the cam is sitting on? I bought the Z-riser from Zacuto and the whole rig wobbles.

robmneilson
12-26-2011, 09:14 AM
I did the same as many others here, added a Manfrotto QR plate, and it has worked perfectly.

stancemedia
12-26-2011, 11:16 AM
I did the same as many others here, added a Manfrotto QR plate, and it has worked perfectly.


Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter with Sliding Mounting Plate (501PL)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/241139-REG/Manfrotto_577_577_Rapid_Connect_Adapter.html

(http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/241139-REG/Manfrotto_577_577_Rapid_Connect_Adapter.html)Fix your problems like everyone has stated. Makes my Mattebox fit perfectly now.

HiDefSouth
12-27-2011, 05:55 AM
Thanks, that did the trick. Zacuto will have to do better on the Z-spacer they've contrived.

taubkin
12-29-2011, 07:50 AM
Can I ask you guys a question?

Everytime I see some pictures of these monstrous rigs with all sorts of accessories on them, handles, and I'm always perplexed about the field monitors hanging to the side. How long can you operate with a field monitor hanging to the side of the camera? Is't the unbalanced weight to the side a little awkward? I'm trying to operate with a z-finder rig (a lot smaller) and even so, I have to put the finder very close to the camera (covering several function buttons) in order to get a rig that doesn't weight sideways. Do you always work as a 35mm camera, using both andles and with an assistant pulling focus? Does anybody works solo, correcting focus with the left hand and holding the camera with the right, like a 16mm shoulder camera or ENG? Can you work a full day with your rig on your shoulders?

JMartin
12-29-2011, 07:07 PM
I just finished writing a blog post about every bits and parts that constitute my rig and why I choosed them, what I was looking for. Have a look!

http://www.jparchibald.com/?p=411

Nice article, thanks for posting this.
And I think you're right about that Porta Brace shoulder pad!

JMartin
12-29-2011, 07:18 PM
Any of you using the Manfrotto 577 as a riser on the Zacuto plates having problems with clearance for the tightening knob on the side of the 577?

stancemedia
12-29-2011, 07:32 PM
Any of you using the Manfrotto 577 as a riser on the Zacuto plates having problems with clearance for the tightening knob on the side of the 577?

The Zacuto Universal Baseplate with this QR works great.
The knob hangs off the side and you aren't banging your
fingers into the baseplate trying to adjust it.

You have 180 degrees of motion (actually over 180 I think? )
to tighten and loosen the QR unit. Which works
out to be more than enough.

LiamR
12-30-2011, 01:16 AM
Got my Berkey Systems Baseplate + Top Plate, which meant I could finally attach my rails & follow focus, I also got a new monopod, slider and lenses.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6599128517_702b433467_z.jpg

Can't wait for the new year, so I can use these.

morgan_moore
12-30-2011, 11:06 AM
Can I ask you guys a question?

Is't the unbalanced weight to the side a little awkward?

My monitor/shoulder rig I operate focus with the right hand, at that point its right heavy not left heavy, but with a longer rig and the Vlock at the back moves the CofG to the left of the camera.. over the left handle.. very good balance


S

Joost
01-06-2012, 05:03 AM
http://www.gewoonnietnormaal.nl/?p=205

I got my Berkey baseplate and topplate + shoulder pad. I love it, it is so tight.

To have it better ballanced on shouder and tripod I replaced the original 2" spacers for 1" spacers.
The rig is low and compact as I wanted. Just miss a EVF. I hoped the redrock would come out, but I don't think it's goin to happen.
To bad, I liked the round compact shape, it dont flip and it works on AA batt.

I don't like te current EVF's because to lump and bulky. Maybe buy the Zacuto by lack of better.


Got the redrock handle.
Also got the D|Matte mattebox. Wich doesn't need rail support. Ideal because the baseplate is to low for that.

NVentive
01-06-2012, 05:58 AM
Although not a scientific survey, I found it interesting to see so much Sony in all these pics.....

Joost
01-06-2012, 06:22 AM
Is that a bad thing when you photograph a sony camera? :)
Do you think sony brand their camera to much, like Tommy Hilfinger their clothing??

Rick Burnett
01-11-2012, 03:20 PM
So I've seen a lot of setups for shoulder mount and tripod, what if you want to do hand held. What are people doing? I find a lot I want the ability to get some movement, but don't want the camera always on my shoulder as that puts it really high for me on shots that I need it much lower. Thoughts? Pictures? :)

Mestizo Devon
01-11-2012, 04:08 PM
Rick,

Funny, I just broke my rig down last night and finished setting it back up now.
I didn't really like the hand held, so I'm up for input as well!

sinapps
01-11-2012, 04:44 PM
So I've seen a lot of setups for shoulder mount and tripod, what if you want to do hand held. What are people doing? I find a lot I want the ability to get some movement, but don't want the camera always on my shoulder as that puts it really high for me on shots that I need it much lower. Thoughts? Pictures? :)
Fig Rig

mico
01-11-2012, 07:48 PM
http://www.gewoonnietnormaal.nl/?p=205

I got my Berkey baseplate and topplate + shoulder pad. I love it, it is so tight.


Yeah I agree the Berkey topplate and bottomplate with shoulder pad are fantastic. Light and strong. I have 1", 2" posts but I use the 1/1/2" baseplate posts to give me the ability to adjust vertical positioning of mattebox and I keep my miller fluid head plate on the bottom for quick handheld to tripod mounting:

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/1959/dsc00325ex.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/210/dsc00325ex.jpg/) Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3507/dsc00319n.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/252/dsc00319n.jpg/) Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

ProAction Films
01-11-2012, 09:28 PM
Thats a cool rig Mico.

How do you like the Genus FF?

mico
01-11-2012, 10:12 PM
Thats a cool rig Mico.

How do you like the Genus FF?

I bought it a couple a years ago before a million other follow focus's came out. It was the most affordable quality FF around. And to this day it's solid with no play or backlash. Great build quality and has a dampened butter smooth turning that feels great. And an easy quick reversible front to back gear.

Kit Hannah
01-11-2012, 10:22 PM
Although not a scientific survey, I found it interesting to see so much Sony in all these pics.....

I think there should have been more. Sony makes quality stuff :)

Rick Burnett
01-11-2012, 10:29 PM
I definitely use the Berkey plate, it's great. I think I just need to order some more Berkey hardware to hit out my hand held system more. The more options of moving around and testing things, I think I can come up with a better solution.

Andrew Luczenczyn
01-18-2012, 04:03 PM
46444

Here is my new camera package. I'd like to thank Bubble for helping me out on this.

bostonmike
01-18-2012, 06:10 PM
You guys have some awesome rigs. Here is my setup so far. I'm using the Panasonic GH2 with Juicedlink CX-231 and Rode NTG-3 Shotgun Mic on boom pole. I need to get myself a nice shoulder mount with follow focus, but these are a little out of my price range right now as I need to pick up a few lenses first. I'm using the kit 14-140mm lens for now. Will be adding the 20mm pancake and a few 50mm primes. I saved some money on a boom pole using a $17 telescopic painter's pole at Lowe's and attached a shockmount to the handle of a paint roller that I cut off at the top. I bought the shockmount dirt cheap on Ebay because the rubber rings were broken. I bought new rings at B&H and its like new. I cemented the shockmount onto the handle of the paint roller and it screws nicely onto the pole. You can unscrew it to use the mic handheld if needed as well. The Rode NTG-3 I bought used from B&H and the Juicedlink I bought used on Ebay. Working on some homemade lighting now.




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bostonmike
01-18-2012, 06:11 PM
That is a great setup Andrew!

Bubble
01-18-2012, 06:58 PM
46444

Here is my new camera package. I'd like to thank Bubble for helping me out on this.

yay...finally it is here. What baseplate did you use?

morgan_moore
01-18-2012, 11:55 PM
Ive shown my rig before, but not showing it on sticks..

46476

I describe in detail here..
(http://dslr4real.tv/index.php?option=com_zoo&task=item&item_id=98&Itemid=1)

Doctor Wu
01-19-2012, 01:07 AM
That's pretty cool Morgan. More of a do-it yourself type job.

I have some TrustMT equipment coming from China pretty soon. I will probably go with the Berkey F3 bottom plate which I hope will also work with the FS100 (would like to use the rig for more than just the FS100 body). I'll post my rig within two weeks. It's really lame that I've owned the camera for 7 months and haven't shot a thing with it but tests. Just been so busy doing post work, but that's paying for the new rig and a Scarlet + Scarlet rig which will probably sit around for a while too, duh !!

Postmaster
01-19-2012, 03:00 AM
I hope this is not insulting Morgan, but I really appreciate that steampunkish look of your rig.
The leather, that tripod plate, the mattebox is sooooo cool, and how it all comes together.
No really, I think this is very cool - all our gear looks (somewhat) the same.
Most of it is just form follows function and no company has the balls to bring a different design aspect into the game.

:beer:

Frank

morgan_moore
01-19-2012, 04:22 AM
I find that making stuff like that plate for myself is very very educational

If I like it - I proceed and get stuff properly made in a machine shop

The main joy in this rig is good balance and ability to drop on sticks with no adjustment to the rig - its about working faaaast

There is also minor detailing like the mount which holds the SMallHD rigid that I don't know how people work without - I hate a monitor that comes undone with the smallest tap because its attached by a single screw..

Best

S

kyle.presley
02-02-2012, 05:17 PM
Here's mine. Fotga DP500 rails, RJ follow focus, ProAim MB700 matte box, cheap Chinese LCD, generic 5" articulating arm. All told for everything listed: $675. Not too shabby.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6809338661_cbd4a1e673_b.jpg

MichaelGrugal
02-06-2012, 11:39 AM
475294753047531


I also have the TV Logic 5.6'' which I mainly use. Everything is powered up though through the V Mount Bracket / Battery.

paulcurtis
02-06-2012, 04:06 PM
475294753047531


I also have the TV Logic 5.6'' which I mainly use. Everything is powered up though through the V Mount Bracket / Battery.

I assume that's a clip on matte box, which make is it and if that 18200 is zoomed then is it strong enough to hold the weight of clip on and filters? I'd be a bit dubious about adding weight to the end of that thing fully zoomed out?

Clip on matte boxes are a good idea for those dSLR lenses that extend, i have a Lee bellows matte box which has been really useful in the past.

The rig implies that you shoulder mount it and use the existing LCD with the loupe - does that work for you?

cheers
paul

andijansen
02-06-2012, 05:21 PM
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MichaelGrugal
02-06-2012, 07:13 PM
I assume that's a clip on matte box, which make is it and if that 18200 is zoomed then is it strong enough to hold the weight of clip on and filters? I'd be a bit dubious about adding weight to the end of that thing fully zoomed out?

Clip on matte boxes are a good idea for those dSLR lenses that extend, i have a Lee bellows matte box which has been really useful in the past.

The rig implies that you shoulder mount it and use the existing LCD with the loupe - does that work for you?

cheers
paul

That mattebox is extremely light, never felt a problem with it clamped on. I do have a lens support coming in though.

I kind of like that loupe eye piece I prefer my TV Logic 5.6'' monitor with noga arm, and I am thinking about buying the new TVlogic EVF. I don't know yet I will have to play with it.

MichaelGrugal
02-06-2012, 07:14 PM
The V-Mount Bracket I bought off of eBay, I think it is the same one Frank is using.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5D-MKII-7D-60D-DSLR-Rig-BP-Battery-V-Mount-HDMI-Fr-Sony-Battery-Follow-Focus-5D2-/260945360438?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc18e3636


The battery is from Batteries4Broadcast.

MichaelGrugal
02-06-2012, 07:17 PM
The shape handles are great though, my favorite piece of kit. Along with that red rock micro plate. I push the handles forward and plate pushes up against my back, so I am able to get a real steady shot. Very comfy. Camera is a little front heavy though.

I should move the battery bracket towards the back.

Kraut69
02-06-2012, 07:44 PM
Michael, looks like your matte box is the Dmatte.

http://dfocussystem.com/dmatte.php

Would like to hear all the negatives about it. Thanks

MichaelGrugal
02-06-2012, 07:49 PM
Yes I bought the DMatte.

The only problem I have with it is when clamping on to the adapter ring. I don't think it meant to clamp onto a 82mm ring. Probably more like a 81 or 80mm. You really have to force it on there. You can't beat $225 though.

paulcurtis
02-06-2012, 11:46 PM
Michael, looks like your matte box is the Dmatte.

http://dfocussystem.com/dmatte.php

Would like to hear all the negatives about it. Thanks

As i mentioned take a look at the Lee filter system. You can build up your own combinations and the clip on matte box is bellows style which are pretty flexible. You can get different adaptor rings for different sized lenses which will adapt the system to a variety of sizes and it's pretty easy to clip on. I'd been running it on an EX1 for years, did the job really well and the Lee filters are very nice. It's all a bit non standard though but fairly inexpensive.

The dmatte looks a bit more universal

cheers
paul

HiDefSouth
02-21-2012, 07:38 AM
@bubble, how did you get the second wheel off of the Trusmt FF? That second gear wheel gets in the way of operating a zoom lens. I tried to get it off and am afraid of busting the FF by putting too much force on it.

MichaelGrugal
02-21-2012, 10:29 AM
I could never get mine off. I was scared of busting the FF too.

HiDefSouth
02-22-2012, 01:18 PM
Will supposedly get on Skype with the Trusmt folks to learn how best to deal with this issue. Will report back.

Olivier Biron
02-22-2012, 07:09 PM
one of our 2 FS100 minus lens and mattbox
enjoy
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Olivier Biron
02-22-2012, 08:10 PM
as i said we have 2 and they are both variation on the same theme
The Rig as you see it now is:
from Berkey system
Top Plate
Base plate
cross clamp
flange mount
(top handle)
Versa plate
accessory mount block
zacuto zsometing or better 15mm right angle block from berkey
and some creativity

Battery Plate from woodland with (may not be the best in town)
5v 7.2v and 12 v and ptap out
(not showed) Chrosziel cmbr20

Genus superior follow focus
Shape Handle
zacuto EVF
Genus heavy duty shoulder pad
Blackmagic hdmi to HDSDI
Teradek cube (sdi version)
as for rain cover Kata (red one)

HiDefSouth
02-23-2012, 05:31 AM
Will supposedly get on Skype with the Trusmt folks to learn how best to deal with this issue. Will report back. They had some difficulty removing the gear wheel, "very tight fitting to prevent backlash", according to them. They finally used a flat head screw driver and pried the gear wheel off. Hard to see if it dinged up the housing on the Skype video. I'l give mine a try when I get back home.

Al MacLeod
02-23-2012, 09:14 AM
I had the link for a mount that attaches to the pan handle rosette of a Manfrotto 503hdv head...and now I can't find it. Can anybody help?

Kyle McConaghy
03-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Pardon the bad iphone image, but I finally have a decent rig combination that is fairly light weight (14.4 lbs w/ counterweight) and balances very well.

Parts include:

- Berkey FS100 baseplate (with backloaded configuration)
- SmallHD DP6
- Jag 35 handles / shoulder pad/ counterweight / monitor mount

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Postmaster
03-15-2012, 05:21 AM
OPERATION OVERLOAD :)

Full rigged FS on pimped Kessler Pocket Dolly with Igus slider.

49975499764997749978

plasticam
03-15-2012, 09:04 AM
Jesus Frank! That thing needs a swivel seat and a cup holder!!

Postmaster
03-15-2012, 09:26 AM
Im working on it hehehe! :)

zapmedia
04-06-2012, 08:01 AM
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/images/DVXuser_413/attach/jpg.gif

Zacuto baseplate, handles, rods and plate with Anton Bauer mount and battery, Berkey top plate, handle and rods, Berkey shoulder mount (not shown), Small DP4 EVF, Anton Bauer/BEC Lectrosonics wireless holder, Genus matte box with nuns knickers..

The battery serves as a counterweight for handholding, and I have a Bauer multitap on it to power the wireless, the EVF and a light if I ever use one again.

Everything is balanced really well and works on the tripod or handheld. Its not too heavy either thanks to the lightweight Zacuto grips and the Berkey stuff. With tripod work I usually remove the grips but I left them on here to shoot the image.

Love the Berkey stuff, but I am looking for a solution to the top handle mount. I am concerned it is holding a bit too much weight.

Jeff

MattDavis
05-02-2012, 03:53 PM
Picking up from a post in a different section, moving the debate about the following to here where it belongs. :-)

53042

So, the Pix220 is on a Noga Arm, and the cabling is pretty manic as we were doing a quick setup quick pulldown job (talking head with autocue, obviously).

The Noga is usually doing EVF duties:

53043

Which felt natural on the tripod and on the 'lollystick' handle setup in faux Bolex H16 mode.

I need to do a bit of experimenting with my ShotGrip FS100 handle, mounting the Pix200 to that, but it's all building UP and I think it's got to go AFT for ENG/R&G. The time is rapidly coming where I have to say 'bugger it all' and get a full on rails system. But before that I need to buy Mr Morgan Moore a pint or two.

Duncan Craig
05-07-2012, 02:28 AM
Frank, where are you getting HDSDI from?

Does the BM Hyperdeck Shuttle convert HDMI to HDSDI?
Shame it doesn't record ProRes, it will sell loads more.

Duncan.

Philip Goetz
05-07-2012, 06:26 AM
Red Rock Micro + GH2 + MFT CP2 = http://youtu.be/csk-o-T9nsA

Grug
05-07-2012, 07:45 AM
Has anyone used/seen the new Cinevate interchangeable lens mount/cheeseplate for the FS100?

http://i.imgur.com/HSDwM.jpg

Looks pretty shmick.

moldcad
05-07-2012, 08:07 AM
Yep - looks cool. I wonder what this kind of looks cost :(, though...

Grug
05-07-2012, 08:30 AM
Yep - looks cool. I wonder what this kind of looks cost :(, though...

$650 for the cheeseplates and mount adapter, plus $75 for standard still camera mounts or $450 for the PL-mount.

Would certainly be handy for distributing the weight of heavier lenses.

nemisis633
05-07-2012, 01:46 PM
Frank, would you buy the Tilta again? I've been leaning towards the Letus MCS but They seem like a really nice option for the money.

Postmaster
05-07-2012, 02:08 PM
Any day - Im extremely happy with my Tilta rig.

wannabeapilot
05-07-2012, 02:14 PM
Has anyone used/seen the new Cinevate interchangeable lens mount/cheeseplate for the FS100?

http://i.imgur.com/HSDwM.jpg

Looks pretty shmick.

so does this take the place of the metabones adapter? (you could use this with canon ef lenses instead of the metabones?)

KMA_WWC
05-07-2012, 03:26 PM
so does this take the place of the metabones adapter? (you could use this with canon ef lenses instead of the metabones?)
I dont like this rig only because you can't use other manufacturer adapters and even changing between cinevate adapters will take hell of the time (unscrewing etc).

RebelFilm
05-07-2012, 04:42 PM
so does this take the place of the metabones adapter? (you could use this with canon ef lenses instead of the metabones?)

No, the Cinevate is a dumb adapter, not a smart one like the metabones. They are up to stock btw, emailed them for delivery time, 3 weeks instead of the 14 I keep reading online lately.

I finally figured out how to mount my FS100 on my Cinevate Atlas 10 with vertical kit for vertical slides!

http://distilleryimage8.instagram.com/aac70a2c95e811e1b9f1123138140926_7.jpg

seven.b
05-07-2012, 06:30 PM
No, the Cinevate is a dumb adapter, not a smart one like the metabones. They are up to stock btw, emailed them for delivery time, 3 weeks instead of the 14 I keep reading online lately.

I finally figured out how to mount my FS100 on my Cinevate Atlas 10 with vertical kit for vertical slides!

http://distilleryimage8.instagram.com/aac70a2c95e811e1b9f1123138140926_7.jpg

Rebel, how do you like the Atlas for the vertical slides with the weight of the FS100 on it? Is it smooth everytime?

legrevedotcom
05-08-2012, 12:28 AM
Picking up from a post in a different section, moving the debate about the following to here where it belongs. :-)

53042

So, the Pix220 is on a Noga Arm, and the cabling is pretty manic as we were doing a quick setup quick pulldown job (talking head with autocue, obviously).

The Noga is usually doing EVF duties:

53043

Which felt natural on the tripod and on the 'lollystick' handle setup in faux Bolex H16 mode.

I need to do a bit of experimenting with my ShotGrip FS100 handle, mounting the Pix200 to that, but it's all building UP and I think it's got to go AFT for ENG/R&G. The time is rapidly coming where I have to say 'bugger it all' and get a full on rails system. But before that I need to buy Mr Morgan Moore a pint or two.

Matt... how do you like the pix220? Do you get noticable increase in quality? Or is it purely a workflow thing? Apart from the SDI, would you see any reason to upgrade to the 240?

RebelFilm
05-08-2012, 01:12 AM
Takes a bit of practice to get it right, but overall happy. Not much different than the 550D. If its a bit wobbly I use warp stabilizer in After Effect or now Premiere CS6. Gives you amazing smooth slider shots 90% of the time.

morgan_moore
06-11-2012, 05:13 PM
Latest Builds;

Bigger rig with lots of power for all day shooting, good balance on the shoulder, good eyeline shoulder mount, drops on sticks balanced, shotgun, lav, monitor for focus, hand to reporter mini boom

54790

Super small rig, rig for sticks or cradle handheld (no shoulder), less power, no lav, but super light

54791

Mestizo Devon
06-11-2012, 07:35 PM
All rigged up and ready to roll!

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moldcad
06-12-2012, 06:29 AM
OK, so here I go :)

Sorry for the poor pic quality - just wanted to make the point:

- my FS100 is on a shoulder rig with perfectly balanced CoG, which is also well balanced on the tripod
- the rig can be detached from tripod and put where it belongs (on my shoulder, that is)
- the camera itself can easily be detached from the rig (the Zacuto EVF and nanoFlash are left over; all that is required is just some cable swapping), for low-profile, R&G shooting
- the PAG battery is a good counter-balance and it can power the light, the nanoFlash, and the Zacuto EVF
- depicted is my Canon FD 50/F1.4 lens, but there is plenty of room for a longer lens; with my Canon FD 35-105 the matte box goes forward, the camera goes back a little - and I'm getting perfect balance again!

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allstar
06-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Hi, this is my FS700 set:
http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af225/allstar_cine/_MG_9471.jpg

http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af225/allstar_cine/_MG_9493.jpg
http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af225/allstar_cine/_MG_9478.jpg
http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af225/allstar_cine/_MG_9482.jpg

ed_lee83
06-12-2012, 12:24 PM
Hi, this is my FS700 set:


http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af225/allstar_cine/_MG_9482.jpg

I like it. Quite practical. Never thought of mounting the shoulder pad underneath like that. Seems like when you have your face right beside the cam like that does it not make it inconvenient to operate the buttons on the side and top?

Joost
06-12-2012, 12:26 PM
What the hell Allstar. You lucky bastard :) that's a brutal setup. Could be the best possible.
Is the FS700 out already!!??

Can you do gain and shutter (and iris with E-lens) on the handle?

robmneilson
06-12-2012, 02:00 PM
I like it. Quite practical. Never thought of mounting the shoulder pad underneath like that. Seems like when you have your face right beside the cam like that does it not make it inconvenient to operate the buttons on the side and top?

I have my shoulder pad mounted underneath as well, and so far it's not been too annoying to operate the buttons on the side/top...and most importantly having my head against it has not hit any of the buttons or switches either. Neither has my sweat in the hot Texas sun fried the camera more importantly!

morgan_moore
06-12-2012, 02:16 PM
Now people moan about he flush buttons on the FS100 - but I really like that you can push your head against the camera for a more static shot without selecting flower mode

morgan_moore
06-12-2012, 02:20 PM
Mine lives (apart from air jobs) in a really useful box - the poor mans peli - on location setup time is minimised..

54882

corycross
06-12-2012, 05:19 PM
now people moan about he flush buttons on the fs100 - but i really like that you can push your head against the camera for a more static shot without selecting flower mode


hahaha!

allstar
06-12-2012, 05:57 PM
What the hell Allstar. You lucky bastard :) that's a brutal setup. Could be the best possible.
Is the FS700 out already!!??

Can you do gain and shutter (and iris with E-lens) on the handle?

Hi,
It is just a demo camera, the dealer said he can give me a new camera on July.
There are expanded focus, iris push auto and REC buttons on the handle.
here is my FS700 FPS test:
https://vimeo.com/43907108

allstar
06-12-2012, 06:08 PM
I like it. Quite practical. Never thought of mounting the shoulder pad underneath like that. Seems like when you have your face right beside the cam like that does it not make it inconvenient to operate the buttons on the side and top?

This is a balance shoulder rigs, so the camera needs to put on my shoulder. My arms are easy because most weight is on my shoulder. You have to mount the camera in front of you face if you want to operate the buttons, but that will be laborious to hold it.
The base has ARRI standard dovetail, so I can balance the camera on the tripod after changing lens.
http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/af225/allstar_cine/_MG_9464.jpg

ed_lee83
06-19-2012, 09:44 AM
Keeping this thread going... Here's mine.

Some items worth describing:
1) Magnification monitor loupe. I wear glasses so this is more convenient for me instead of a viewfinder loupe. It doesn't fit securely on the EVF so I need to bandage it with some velcro straps (need to find black ones!)
2) Convergent Design's NanoFlash. I'm still finding the comfortable spot to place this.
3) 12v 4600mAh battery that has a 1/4" mounting screw, for the NanoFlash. Goes onto the back of the Edelkrone rig
4) That little knob is for a suspension support rod. It's attached to a cheese plate so I have more room.
5) Coiled HDMI cable.

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moldcad
06-19-2012, 12:26 PM
The magnification glass over Zacuto EVF is an interesting idea for people wearing glasses - what did you use for that?

ed_lee83
06-19-2012, 08:58 PM
The magnification glass over Zacuto EVF is an interesting idea for people wearing glasses - what did you use for that?
It already came with a frame mount, kinda fits the EVF but i make sure it doesn't fall off by attaching velco straps (pictured above the kit). It also comes with a large hood that fits both eyes.
Mine was the OEM version as I can buy that stuff here in China. Jag35 has theirs called Monitor-X