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#1 Rob.m.Neilson

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 01:47 AM

Anyone have any success stories using a carmount with the HVX and the M2? Im really afraid of using the sticky pod and Im trying to not have to build a DIY rig.

Any info would be a huuuge help!
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#2 Michael Nash

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 04:05 AM

Anyone have any success stories using a carmount with the HVX and the M2? Im really afraid of using the sticky pod and Im trying to not have to build a DIY rig.

Any info would be a huuuge help!



Which carmount do you mean? Hostess tray or hoodmount (or other)? In any case, I think vibration could be your enemy. Under perfectly stable conditions the M2 is prone to physical misalignment and image wobble or shake from the groundglass.

The more I see from these adapters the more I'm convinced that they're a "specialty lens" setup, best used for only those shots where you really need the shallow dof. If you don't have to have a super-buzzed BG, don't use the adapter for that shot and save yourself the grief. You're going to have to color-correct your contrast/shading anyway.

Just my $.02
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#3 Rob.m.Neilson

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 11:42 AM

Which carmount do you mean? Hostess tray or hoodmount (or other)? In any case, I think vibration could be your enemy. Under perfectly stable conditions the M2 is prone to physical misalignment and image wobble or shake from the groundglass.

The more I see from these adapters the more I'm convinced that they're a "specialty lens" setup, best used for only those shots where you really need the shallow dof. If you don't have to have a super-buzzed BG, don't use the adapter for that shot and save yourself the grief. You're going to have to color-correct your contrast/shading anyway.

Just my $.02


I think that makes the most sense...I was going to go pretty wide with the hood mount shots anyway. I also spoke to a guy who will cut me a deal and rent me his HVX plus a small HD camera that I could easily use in the hood mount...
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#4 Mitch Gross

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:52 PM

A stickypod is way too weak even for an HVX200 on its own. You need something beefier, such as a Panther Multi-Mount. I wouldn't use any 35 adapter that uses a spinning or "jiggling" groundglass. You're better off using a MOVIEtube LT which has no moving parts. Of course I'm partial because we represent these fine devices, but then again there's a reason we do that! If you're interested in renting feel free to contact me.
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#5 cf64inc

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:06 AM

Had great success using a car mount rented from Abel Cine Tech. Mounted it on the hood in less than an half hour, saran wrapped the camera, and drove it around New Yrok City.
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