A&P Anyone shoot video?

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  1. Jonny Chimpo

    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    I just picked up a Canon XL1s and I'm looking for a decent but not too expensive wireless lavalier mic system and a good video tripod that doesn't cost both nuts. Suggestions?
     
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    Jcolman could probably help you out with that.
     
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    nice, my friends got an XL1 (not the s) that i've used on many occassions, nice camera, his has been kinda off lately, but it's kind of old and has gotten a lot of use. Just remember it's not good to lay off the tape using the camera, invest in a mini-dv deck or another shitty mini-dv camera just for laying off.
     
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    I wish I could help but the wireless mics and tripods we use are not cheap. Lectrosonics is the brand of wireless mics we favor. Sachtler is the brand of tripods I like.

    One word of advice when purchasing a tripod though.....don't skimp. A good fluid head tripod is invaluable if you do a lot of shooting, especially if you are being paid and you have to get the shot right the first time. A decent tripod and head will probably cost nearly as much as your camera.
     
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    I ended up going with an audio technics mic (cheapish but okay quality) to get started and I think for the time being I'm just going to get a decent fluid head to put on my existing manfrotto tripod. It's not a video tripod, but still a sturdy set of legs.

    Lectrosonic and Sachtler are thinks I'll have to work my way up to, I think. ;)
     
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    I had an XL1s before. I sold it because all the projects I wanted to do were in 24p. I now shoot with a DVX100b

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    I have an incredible lower end Sachtler DV 4 tripod. It's critical for the stuff I want to shoot because I use a 35mm adapter and have to set up all my shots. I don't do anymore run and gun stuff.

    BTW, if you want to get very affordable hypercardiod mics, there are some Oktavas that you should look into. Incredible bang for the buck.
     
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    does your dof machine plug in for power yardsale? or battery?
     
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    It runs off a battery. I believe you can also set it up for AC as well
     
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    I just bought a Sony HDR-SR1 and I wanted to start getting into some mild film stuff.. if it looks like something I'll enjoy I'll jump into the bigger cameras. This cam is fucking god for picture quality though. HD on my 42" plasma and I can see the tiny hairs on peoples faces. It's looking like it might be something I'll like as much as photography.
     
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    :cool:
     
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    Bin, can you explain what all that shit is on your rig?
     
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    yeah i gotta say i'm pretty much a jack of all trades but the stuf you guys are talking about right now is completely over my head, :cool:
     
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    :werd:

    It looks like some kind of macro setup to me. But someone said something about a dof machine.

    How's that work?
     
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    35mm adapter. Lets me use nikon glass to get the depth of field I want. 1:1 ratio too, so if I have a 24mm wide on there, I'm shooting 24mm wide.
     
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    it gets around the P&S sized sensors DOF limitation in handycams.

    Basically its a lens mounted to a box which projects an image onto a translucent spinning wheel. You then use the cameras macro setting to focus on the wheel.
     
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    there you go :cool:
     
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    Hi guys :wavey:
     
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    :wavey:

    what's new?
     
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    :coolugh:
     
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    Working my ass off. Just got back from Marfa, TX. I was going to take Dec off, but I've already got the first two weeks booked :big grin:
     
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    nice nice! I've got a web sitcom that begins shooting mid december, the pre-production writing is crazy; day in day out :run:
     
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    Is this better/worse/same as the P+S Technik Mini 35? And who makes this unit?
     
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    Redrock Micro
     
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    Thanks.

    While it's 1/8th the cost of the P+S, the comparison with/without images make it look like the image quality really suffers when using the Redrock Micro device.
     
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    They sell plans to make that thing :rofl:

    I have access to several cnc mills, and a lathe. :noes:

    I know how to program them too. :mamoru:
     

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