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#1 Steve Minnick

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 09:46 PM

Hey all - Just wanted to see what most of were doing for low mode with regard to the flyer. i.e. using the low mode kit or simply flipping the rig upside down, moving the gimbal to re-balance and flipping the image in post.

Time may not allow for me to re-rig the HVX on the low mode kit so I'm pretty sure that I will be flipping the rig.

Any feedback from those that have already done it (esp. with a HVX200) would be awesome.

Thanks as always in advance!!!

Steve
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#2 Brandon Thompson

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 12:43 AM

Steve,
I bought the low mode kit for my DVX, but after spending a day with another operator he suggested that I just flip the rig upside down. We did it with my dvx100 and the M2. So I actually didn't have to flip that footage in post. If i remember correctly I had to move the gimbal like you said then adjust the fore/aft. Oh, but before all that I also took the monitor screw out and flipped that piece also, it helps for viewing. I think you souldn't have a problem if you do this. Oh Kyle from tiffen told me that you can always leave the low mode bracket on the handle of the camera, and if you want you could buy another dovetail plate and have it attached as well. But I still think flying the camera upside down is easiest.

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#3 Steve Minnick

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:19 AM

Well- the low shot got changed and I never had to "go low"...I would have just flipped the rig over though as time would have been tight to re-mount everything to the low mode kit.

Thanks for the feedback.

Steve
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