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    That's the idea but it looks like it still needs to be manually controlled, rather than working like an auto iris. Also not for sale. Would be great to see one that could be attached to the end of a lens.


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    I shot a spot last year using motorized variable ND's, remote controlled from a follow van:

    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...=uber+for+fair
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    Wow. That was a complicated scenario, but demonstrates that there is indeed a need for something like this and probably a market for the right product.


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    I contacted Panavision to see if I could get an evaluation loaner but they couldn't do it. This product seems to be stuck in development at moment. At the time of introduction, there was talk of another company repping a for-sale version--can't remember if it was Lee possibly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesPapert View Post
    I contacted Panavision to see if I could get an evaluation loaner but they couldn't do it. This product seems to be stuck in development at moment. At the time of introduction, there was talk of another company repping a for-sale version--can't remember if it was Lee possibly?
    Cmotion has their version called Cinefade, it's been getting a decent amount of use, although at roughly 8 thousand Euros/9 thousand USD for such a niche use item, it probably falls more into rental territory.

    There's a quick couple of shots at the top of their site showing it in action

    https://cinefade.com/




    Can't get embed to work, but this is a great example:
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    I'm familiar with Cinefade but there's a big difference between that system and the Panavision product. What I did on the Uber spot was a poor-man's version of Cinefade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesPapert View Post
    I'm familiar with Cinefade but there's a big difference between that system and the Panavision product. What I did on the Uber spot was a poor-man's version of Cinefade.
    I haven't seen any electronic ones aside from the Panavision model but its also not something I particularly looked out for.


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    If someone could bring a quality VeND filter, as least as good as Sony's internal, to market for sale, at $1K-$2K, it would sell like hotcakes. Hell, at $3K they still wouldn't have a problem selling them. They'd probably have a problem keeping them in-stock. A quality 4x5.65 ND is pushing at least $240-$250 each with the IR ND's doubling that. I'd drop $1K-$2K and not think twice about it, for one that I could ride like an iris seamlessly from 1-stop to 8 or 10.


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