Actually, I like JVC's PL Mount adapter
for their 1/3" cameras. No moving parts, no power needed. Again, the problem of getting it onto the HVX, hence my thoughts of a lensectomy, among other things. I'm not sure I like Movietube's angled camera concept, though that does help the problem of lens adapters making small cameras ridiculously long.
I'd like to be able to use a "regular" video lens, like the Fuji 3.5x13, rather than cine lenses for most jobs. I don't have the $$$ to buy/rent a set of primes, or zooms and a lot of the stuff I shoot doesn't have the budget for them, nor do they require them. But, having an HVX that rides on my shoulder, has a viewfinder, interchangeable lenses, 14.4V power for the camera and accessories, would make a stable and comfortable camera set up. I like my handheld shots to be on the shoulder.
Still and all, with all the pieces: camera, lens, viewfinder, fabricated shoulder rig, would run about $15K-$17K, plus who knows how much for the mod. I might be crazy enough to try and hack the mod myself, but it's also a question of the tools and staying within tolerances, not to mention dust abatement. Not sure I have $5199 + to toss around for the mod, but I'm still intrigued.