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#1 Amando Crespo

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:19 PM

Hi!.
I had to work with this photo-video.... camera and I did this.
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#2 Amando Crespo

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:22 PM

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#3 Amando Crespo

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:26 PM

Detail of antlers attachment. Down the low-mode box, for not to up gravity center.
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:57 AM

i like the antlers for added weight, good stuff!

how did you get video to your monitor, is there a video out on the camera?
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#5 Amando Crespo

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:01 PM

i like the antlers for added weight, good stuff!

how did you get video to your monitor, is there a video out on the camera?

Yes Mike. You´ve an output in NTSC/PAL.
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#6 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:25 PM

Thanks for the pics Amando. I will be working with the 7D soon as well.

Please post some footage from your shoot if you happen to get a hold of some.
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#7 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:32 PM

Lovely 1/8" AV jack on those cameras. I've delt with it so much that I finally chopped my own cable down to a more managable 1ft length.

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#8 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:47 PM

For some reason, it won't let me edit the above post..

So upon further research, I stand corrected. The 7D made some negative progress and introduced a proprietary "digital out" jack like so:

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Positive progress on the HDMI. Who wants to be the first to introduce that on their J-box

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#9 Amando Crespo

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:52 PM

For some reason, it won't let me edit the above post..

So upon further research, I stand corrected. The 7D made some negative progress and introduced a proprietary "digital out" jack like so:

Attached File  Canon7D_outputs.jpg   22.75KB   107 downloads

Positive progress on the HDMI. Who wants to be the first to introduce that on their J-box

..I think that if you´re working in HDMI, the video signal gets down when you´re recording...
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#10 Charles King

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 02:35 PM

Fantastic!!! I too will be working with the 7D shortly and this setup is inspiring. Did you find any major issues?
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#11 Amando Crespo

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 02:46 PM

Fantastic!!! I too will be working with the 7D shortly and this setup is inspiring. Did you find any major issues?


Hi Charles!.
I´ve the idea to do a heavy plate (3-4 Kg.)...But this configuration worked so well.... ;) . Antlers increases inertial pan and it´s very comfortable to work.
I´ll post news about this as soon as I do it.
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#12 Charles King

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:15 PM

Fantastic!!! I too will be working with the 7D shortly and this setup is inspiring. Did you find any major issues?


Hi Charles!.
I´ve the idea to do a heavy plate (3-4 Kg.)...But this configuration worked so well.... ;) . Antlers increases inertial pan and it´s very comfortable to work.
I´ll post news about this as soon as I do it.



I was thinking of making a single weight plate of about 3-4kg but without the cage.....mmmmm, Ideas ticking away.
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#13 Peter Schmehl

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:25 PM

Hey guys,

I was actually about to work with a Canon 5D tomorrow for RED Bull, but we changed the setup to a SONY HDW 750.
Anyways, I had to think about shooting with it as well, so I thought of my Sushi-Server Low-mode cage from Baer-Bel with a weight plate that I had made for the cage to act as a weightcage. But the antler idea is fantastic, to give it more stiffness. The only problem seems to be the one screw on the Canon that is not enough to stabilize the camera for torsion of the remote focus motor. But I was told there is also a solution for it. They`ve made a certain frame to make the camera rigid.

Do you guys think there is a future for this kind of recording? I personally dont think so.

Peter
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#14 Sydney Seeber

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:35 PM

The only problem seems to be the one screw on the Canon that is not enough to stabilize the camera for torsion of the remote focus motor. But I was told there is also a solution for it. They`ve made a certain frame to make the camera rigid.

Do you guys think there is a future for this kind of recording? I personally dont think so.

Peter

You don't need anything for the body of the camera... A good rail system will alleviate that problem. If the matte box isn't enough to hold the lens steady, then use a lens stiffener that basically uses a ring to attach the lens to the rail system. That bypasses the issue of that one single screw at the bottom of the camera. Every company that I've come across who makes the rail systems also makes the lens stiffener as well. There is definitely a future for the small form-factor cameras... Lenses themselves haven't gotten much smaller, but these days it's technically possible to get a 13-stop dynamic range camera body in such a tiny size, so...
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#15 Charles Papert

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 02:19 AM

I've done a few shoots with the 5D and the 1D and haven't had a problem with the Preston motor pushing the camera body around. 5D and 7D have a hole in the bottom for attaching the battery base--unfortunately in different positions on each, lovely. As indicated, manufacturers like Redrock do have plates that work with these.
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