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    Got a couple of jobs coming up where I want the speaker looking down the lens.

    Came up with this. One can use with an ipad (or 7in monitor?) or flip it into 'eye direct' mode.

    It has a 'design choice' in that most similar fold up (and are a mess of velcro) this is ridgid.

    ANy major fails before I pull the trigger?

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    https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/09/17/voxbox-pro/

    "The VoxBox Pro is a two-way mirror box which positions in front of the camera lens. It allows film makers to shoot down-the-lens interviews while maintaining eye contact between the interviewer and the subject."


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    Nice - thanks for that link - really useful - gives me some hope.

    -paul and others agree that standard offereings are wobble hell.

    This is even smaller (mine presents about 300mmx300) and still works

    its not cheap - showing there is some margin in DIY which is not always the case.

    I thought about rod mount but think that will not be ideal = ill do something with arca plates.


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    Sam, I have a Vox Box Pro. It's versatile, super easy to set up, way better than eye direct. Set-up on rails or on a stand it's solid as a rock.

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    OK I threw money at the project, both have the glass and now the box in lasercut ali

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    And..
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    Of course the first job Im thinking that shooting 4k upright on the greenscreen to maximise quality hence upgraded to allow upright camera..

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    So Ive been noodling with laptop with HDMI out and a 7in monitor in the 'box.

    I wonder if people have good comment on laptop software .. and also how the image is flipped.

    HDMI flippers are available



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    Quote Originally Posted by morgan_moore View Post
    So Ive been noodling with laptop with HDMI out and a 7in monitor in the 'box.

    I wonder if people have good comment on laptop software .. and also how the image is flipped.

    HDMI flippers are available
    I use an iPad on my Vox Box Pro with an app called PromtSmart Plus. You can control it with another iPad or an iPhone. Super easy.
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