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#1 Rasmus Frostell

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 12:36 PM

Hi all, i'm wondering what the safest mattebox to put on a black arm / russian arm is for a car commercial where i assume the DOP will use polarizers and different filters while shooting. (And i want a clear filter in front of the lens for possible chips flying from the car we're filming.) Obviously i feel like a clamp on mattebox feels a bit risky. But wouldn't a mattebox with rods cause small vibrations near the lens while going at faster speeds?

 

What's your experience with this? What works, and what doesn't?

 

Best,

Rasmus


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#2 evanwalsh

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 04:03 PM

You'd be fine with a clamp on, just secure it to the body. Arri LMB15/25/Pro have a hole on the bottom to allow a safety chain or rope to prevent the matte box from falling away from the body in case it does fall off. 


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#3 Rasmus Frostell

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 03:20 PM

You'd be fine with a clamp on, just secure it to the body. Arri LMB15/25/Pro have a hole on the bottom to allow a safety chain or rope to prevent the matte box from falling away from the body in case it does fall off. 

 

Great, thanks i'll go for a clamp on then.


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#4 Michael Kubaszak

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 05:36 PM

Clip On's are fine. But you'll want something stronger than an Optical Flat. I have production have a company make me Lexan filters cut to 4x5. Once they get dust or a scratch they are garbage but way better than a rock going through the clear and into a Master Prime or Summilux-C. 


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#5 Rasmus Frostell

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 08:27 AM

Thanks for the advice guys!
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#6 Rasmus Frostell

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:25 AM

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