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    I am thinking of getting a Ninja V to enhance my DVX200's recording capabilities, which has led me to this question: What accessories, other than a tripod and batteries, has made your work more enjoyable or professional or both?


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    Get a VariZoom Lens Controller @$229.00, It's the best accessory for the DVX200.


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    What Vardalos said. Im not inclined to accessorize my DVX200, it doesnt need much. A zoom controller is the exception. The only other accessory that I use is a matte box to use additional ND or Grad NDs when needed.


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    For me, it's two things. Sort of. One is a matte box with rotating trays for CPL's and GND's (of course, then you need support rails. And you might as well add that shoulder pad. Oh, and handles & counterweight...) and the other is a 7 inch monitor. Can't remember who makes it, but it can be seen in full daylight and, most important for me, can switch to false color which I have really learned to depend on for exposure.


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    Sorry to say, but the Varizoom is not my favorit. Please see this one:
    https://digipin13.hr/de/video/pare-p...-remote-detail
    I have used both. It's a difference like day and night. I only use the DigiPin. Much more features, much smoother control. Focus memories,...
    And for the Monitor look at Lilliput...


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    1. tripod pan handle zoom rocker (or complete FIZ controller) and rec trigger
    2. clamp-on mattebox with 360 rotating filter stage/s (screw-in filters work fine, too, but a mattebox means not having to fiddle with the sunshade)
    3. a decent external on-camera monitor for operating behind the camera
    3a. a method to properly mount the monitor to behind the camera, plus SDI cable and power supply
    4. a capable external recorder to take advantage of DVX200’s 10-bit 4:2:2 output
    4a. this can be built-in to the external monitor
    5. more batteries (two of the highest capacity OEM ones)
    6. more cards (SanDisk Pro, at no more than 128 GB each)
    7. a real fluid head that doesn’t suck and will properly counterbalance
    7a. two pan handles, adjustably long ones
    8. sticks that are easily deployable, strong, but light weight
    9. a proper shotgun mic holder that goes where its supposed to: by the A channel XLR input
    10. decent over-ear cans...preferably the kind that has one audio monitor that it pushes both audio channels to so you have a free ear
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    Hey Jason, good to see you back on the forum!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JRJphoto View Post
    1. tripod pan handle zoom rocker (or complete FIZ controller) and rec trigger
    2. clamp-on mattebox with 360 rotating filter stage/s (screw-in filters work fine, too, but a mattebox means not having to fiddle with the sunshade)
    3. a decent external on-camera monitor for operating behind the camera
    3a. a method to properly mount the monitor to behind the camera, plus SDI cable and power supply
    4. a capable external recorder to take advantage of DVX200’s 10-bit 4:2:2 output
    4a. this can be built-in to the external monitor
    5. more batteries (two of the highest capacity OEM ones)
    6. more cards (SanDisk Pro, at no more than 128 GB each)
    7. a real fluid head that doesn’t suck and will properly counterbalance
    7a. two pan handles, adjustably long ones
    8. sticks that are easily deployable, strong, but light weight
    9. a proper shotgun mic holder that goes where its supposed to: by the A channel XLR input
    10. decent over-ear cans...preferably the kind that has one audio monitor that it pushes both audio channels to so you have a free ear
    Jason -
    Curious as to #6 wrt 128Gb. I've used a Sandisk Pro 256Gb card for a couple years now in slot #2 (I typically record in SIMUL) with no issues. What's up?


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