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#1 soren k jensen

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 08:03 AM

I need to fly my new Flyer and Panasonic HVX200 quite low: I film children and the camera lens height from the ground must be around 45 centimeters +- boom. I wish to have the arm function in the middle of the range, for best performance and booming range. I don't mind flipping the camera in the process, using the handle for mounting, or a cage. Whatever gives me the best performance and lowest operation.

What might the solution be? -I cannot see from the various Tiffen and 'DIY' projects in this forum which heights I can achieve. Also, the Flyer lcd is a apparently not easily adjusted, when mounted differently - I need to take it off and turn it upside down, to be able to see it properly. Any comments?
best, soren
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#2 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 12:24 PM

Get the Flyer Lowmode Kit from Tiffen, that should be all you need.

Attached is a shot of the FX1 (a little lighter than the HVX) in low mode.
Attached File  FlyerOTLowmode.jpg   79.54KB   206 downloads
My knees are about 45cm off the ground, that puts that camera at about 70cm. But I have the bridge a little high on the vest too for the shot.
The monitor can be rotated 180* on it's mount, and then tilted back up. Or you can jsut tilt it down far enoguh to see too. You can flip the image both ways via the menu (though only in one "mode" of the 2 [don't know why])

Contratulations on your new rig and Camera.

- Mikko
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#3 soren k jensen

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 02:59 PM

Thanks again Mikko, You seem to be my helper these days (as you help out many others, I can see).
I actually send you a PM on DVXuser some time ago, as I noticed (as far as I rememeber) your interests in sports, scouting, cameras and steadicam. I invited you to stop by at our University of Education if in Copenhagen. Don't know if you got it, but the invitation is there :-)

best, soren
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