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#1 Michael Collier

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 04:43 PM

I havent gotten a hold of the camera yet to see it up close, but I know I want a follow focus. The complex blocking and camera work I have planned pretty much nessecitates a folowfocus. What options do I have for mounting some 15mm bars and a followfocus? I need a cheap follow, so I will probably buy one used, but the support is what I am worried about. From pictures I see no mounting point. Uness a box mounts between the camera and tripod plate.

Anyone who know more than me feel free to chime in.
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#2 Mike Rizos

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 08:49 PM

Yes, you're right. The support bracket mounts on the bottom of the camera. Cinema Products called it Studio Jig. It had a tripod plate, dove tail plate, support bars, matte box, and follow focus. A zoom controler could also be mounted. It sold for $2,500 in 1980.
I am interested in a unit myself, but my guess is there isn't too many complete units around, and they would be expensive.
I don't know of any aftermarket jig that would work.
One other option would be to have a camera plate and 15mm rods made by a repair facilty, or even a machine shop.
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#3 Mitch Gross

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 09:03 PM

You can get a simple universal baseplate with frontrods. The rod mount is adjustable both vertically and horizontally. The plate mounts between the camera and the tripod plate. Several manufacturers make them, including Cavision.
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