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#1 Babar Khan

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 02:23 PM

Hi all,

I have a shoot coming up next weekend. My DP wants to do some Steadicam work, we will be shooting with my S16 Bolex RX5.

I am wondering if someone can advise me where I could rent a lipstick cam to use as a video tap? Any idea of cost? I am in Toronto.

Also might very well need to rent a Tobin variable speed motor, and a couple of RX lenses (> 75mm, 16mm) that I don't own. Where would I get these?? Does anyone have some of this stuff and would be willing to rent to me?

Thanks!!

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#2 Babar Khan

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 07:32 PM

bump... help!!
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 09:27 PM

I'm no expert on Bolex's, but I've seen people strap on just a cheap CCTV security camera and it's worked fine. You could probably even use a webcam or something, not sure.

Setting focus "by eye" will be worthless, but you an at least see what you're doing while running the steadicam.
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#4 Nick Mulder

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 10:31 PM

Yip - any ol' camcorder will do (smaller the better obviously)... with the RX5 (SBM, EBM and EL too) the 400' mount has four bolts on the back of which two go into the film compartment and the other two into the internals - the two that go into the film compartment can be used to make a mount - no need for tape or those bodge up tightening thingys you see in cars and toilets (tube tightening thingys that work like a sort of circular worm drive)

Dont undo the other two or face the possibility of the associated nuts falling into the internals - yuck!

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Near on hopeless for focus - but fine for situations where the finder is otherwise a poke in the eye
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#5 Justin Lovell

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:05 PM

hey babar,

Check out www.qvcvideo.com I got a helmet cam from them and it works for a video tap- you just need the right lens.
Bring yer cam by the studio in Toronto, we can test it out and figure out what you need.
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