Jump to content



Photo

flying a dvx100


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Nikk Hearn-Sutton SOC

Nikk Hearn-Sutton SOC

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 129 posts
  • Cincinnati,Ohio

Posted 27 April 2004 - 10:45 PM

I going to be using a DVX100 for a local feature my question is how can i weight down the camera to fly on my sk2 <_<
  • 0

#2 MichaelStewart

MichaelStewart

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 65 posts

Posted 27 April 2004 - 11:21 PM

Hi Nikk, I have an SK2 and I am having a cage built to help add weight, if you search the forums with the word "cage" the topic will come up with links where to buy. Hope this helps

Mike
  • 0

#3 MichaelStewart

MichaelStewart

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 65 posts

Posted 27 April 2004 - 11:26 PM

By the way Nikk, It is not only the weight to be concerned with (using just one steel plate for instance) it is how the weight is distributed, the weight needs to be higher than the stage level with weight on the top, this enables me to keep my gimbal closer to the stage instead of farther down the post to obtain balance(seems to not be as stable) Hope this makes sense.

Mike
  • 0

#4 nick franco

nick franco

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 258 posts
  • San Fernando, CA

Posted 28 April 2004 - 12:30 AM

try www.filmotion.com
  • 0

#5 Jeff Muhlstock SOC

Jeff Muhlstock SOC

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 240 posts
  • New Jersey, USA

Posted 28 April 2004 - 08:38 AM

If you are using cine style lenses and the conversion block, on board batts, matt box, etc, the camera will begin to feel like a typical 16mm camera in weight. I used this recently, and it came close to feeling like a "real camera". Very pro-sumer like, RCA conectors, some problems with temp changes.

Jeff
  • 0

#6 Anthony Hardwick

Anthony Hardwick

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 145 posts
  • Pasadena, CA

Posted 28 April 2004 - 09:19 AM

Jeff,

What cine style lenses are you talking about? I'm not aware of any for this camera. It has a fixed "leica" lens on it, and aside from using a wide angle adapter, I don't think there's any way to alter this. Are you sure you're not thinking of a different camera?

I did a google search and didn't find anything.

If there is something I'm unaware of, please let me know.

Thanks!

Anthony

Nick,

As others have said, you can use a practice cage, or just a slab of steel or other suitably weighted metal. There is a focus geared ring that you can get that pressure fits on to the lens that will allow you to use a focus motor. There is also a chart that you can download and printout to give you the conversions for distance in feet to the electronic scale used in this model. If you are careful, and set your limits when calibrating your Focus range for your FIZ or Bartech, the focus range will be relatively accurate and repeatable.

Anthony
  • 0

#7 Mitch Gross

Mitch Gross

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 269 posts

Posted 28 April 2004 - 09:33 AM

Jeff is referring to the P+S Technik adapter system which is a lens relay with a groundglass inside. You mount a 35mm format PL lens on the front and it projects an image onto the internal groundglass. Then the video cameras standard lens rephotographs it. Works surprisingly well and gives the field of view and depth of field of standard 35mm photography. The groundglass is actually spinning in there on an eccentric mount, but it's right near the center of gravity and the motion is very small so you won't feel any gyroscopic motion even with neutral float. The rig comes with front rods for mounting focus motors, etc. You'd be rather surprised at the quality of the images, but the adapter costs more than three times as much as the camera!
  • 0

#8 Anthony Hardwick

Anthony Hardwick

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 145 posts
  • Pasadena, CA

Posted 28 April 2004 - 11:48 PM

Thanks Mitch!

I hadn't heard of that system before... I'll look into it. I appreciate your reply to my question and providing an answer.

Anthony
  • 0

#9 Erwin Landau

Erwin Landau

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 1699 posts
  • TBD

Posted 29 April 2004 - 02:45 AM

I used the DVX-100(A) on a couple of Music Videos...

They have money for the Steadicam but no money for a Camera !?!?!?!

Anyhow...

I had a weight plate made (Industrial Metall Supply, $10.-) that after all mounting holes ($170.- after I mentined that I worked in the Film Industry) weight exactly 15 pounds. I added a tripod quickrelease/slider on top of it ($19.- at Samy's Camera), so that once balanced, I can remove/reattach the Camera without screwing with the balance.
Also Anton Bauer makes a Goldmount with an internal downconverter called the QR-DVX ($185.-) velcro does the trick, but I'm sure you can make a nice bracket for it. A Proformer will run the Camera for almost the entire day if you don't turn of the Camera ever...
Also it adds again another 2 pound of weight where I end up with a camera weight of roughly 22 pounds.

Abel Cine Tech makes a slip on gear ($110.-) as Anthony said, but Century Optics makes a very nice one that actually gives you a physical stop on the Lens ($325.- at Abel). But both will give you a standard 0.8/32 pitch.

To my knowledge P+S Technic does not make a PRO 35 Lens Adapter for the DVX-100.

Erwin "trying the Digital thing, still not liking it" Landau, SOC
www.landaucamera.com
  • 0

#10 Mitch Gross

Mitch Gross

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 269 posts

Posted 29 April 2004 - 08:59 AM

To my knowledge P+S Technic does not make a PRO 35 Lens Adapter for the DVX-100.

They came out with it late last year. For the small DV cameras they are the Mini35 adapters, which is a world away from the Pro35 2/3" video adapters. The ground glass is much, much finer on the Pro35.
  • 0

#11 Jeff Muhlstock SOC

Jeff Muhlstock SOC

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 240 posts
  • New Jersey, USA

Posted 30 April 2004 - 09:06 AM

To my knowledge P+S Technic does not make a PRO 35 Lens Adapter for the DVX-100.

They have one, Ive used it. Not sure where it came from, but it most definately exsists. And by the way, the 35mm blow up on film looked amazing, the wide shots are a little funky, but longer lenses looked incredible. Thanks for clearing it up Mitch.

Jeff
  • 0




BOXX

IDX

Boland Communications

Omnishot Systems

Ritter Battery

GPI Pro Systems

Engineered Cinema Solutions

Betz Tools for Stabilizers

PLC Electronics Solutions

rebotnix Technologies

Paralinx LLC

SkyDreams

Wireless Video Systems

Teradek

Varizoom Follow Focus

PLC - Bartech

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS