Decode hire, a broadcast facility based in London, UK will start offering a full Movietube 35mm lens adapter shooting kit from April 2006. The kit will consist of a Z1U camera, movietube ST adapter with shoulder mount, viewfinder, walter grip handles, 15mm rods, mattebox, follow focus, ronford tripod with tall and short legs, 7inch high res LCD monitor and most probably a set of 5x 35mm prime lenses. The kit can be hired with the Z1 camera or without as it has an universal mount and can be fit onto pretty much any small DVCPRO HD, HDV, DVCAM cameras. Using the HVX200 with this kit is particular great for commercials test shoots and promos.
They have lots of equipment for hire, dollies, jibs, lights, etc. Anyone considering to shoot a short, music promo, low budget feature, etc, in the UK should consider giving them a call. As far as I know they are trying to work out a deal to offer 35mm lenses as part of a package. That would be cool because it would bring the rates down as you wouldn't have to go to a big rental house.
I've seen stuff shot on the Movietube and it is just plain awesome. The kit works with any 1/3 inch CCD DV/HDV camera except with the canon XL1S type.
Check their website at www.decodedigital.co.uk
Full MOVIEtube 35mm lens adapter kit at DECODE hire in London, UK
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