D.I.Y videotap for canon 1014 XL-S
Posted 24 November 2008 - 02:37 PM
I now want to build a videotap unit for the camera, and thought about using one of the cheap "spycams" which you can order from various sites of the internets.
I saw a site where someone used a "cigarcam", which I dont think is available anymore.
Has anyone completed a project like this or do you think this could work?
Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:39 AM
Posted 27 November 2008 - 11:39 AM
I made one for a 1014xls... needed to get the camera in some tight spots for the "go mobile" (new camera car) featurette on the Bourne Supremacy DVD (see shots from taken from car floor). I forget what brand of spy camera it was. I can check. It was a black square cam that had interchangeable lenses that I mounted to the eyepiece (with velcro!!). With a bit of trial and error with the lenses I was able to find one that matched the Canon's ground glass perfectly.
I also rigged it for steady cam work with the video tapped image going to an LCD mounted on a glidecam 2000. In the end I didn't use the steady cam config very much because I didn't go as far as creating a way to pull focus remotely. If you have more money than time I would consider selling the setup... It works great.
Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:50 AM
http://www.qvcvideo.... ... 5&bcat=102
I think this is the model to get with the 12mm lens. I just bought a variety of lenses so they could be used with different super 8/ 16mm cameras.. lenses are cheap...so buy a few.
This is what the REP told me in an email:
our 520 kit will work great for that.
you can choose the 2 lenses that you want for that kit.
we have a 5in color monitor for 69.99, and rech battery pack for 29.99.
wireless av is 104.99 foir 2.4ghz, and $89.99 for 1.2ghz
let me know
My latest film, TROYMOTION is soon to be released... Shot on plus-x s8 cross processed as a neg. Camera- beaulieu 4008zmII.
Here's a clip from the video tap that I temporarily rigged together using a QVCvideo.com video camera with my scanport sp500 digital video recorder box (has a 2.5" lcd screen and video IN recording to DIVX for immediate playback).
Not quite perfected, but did the trick to make framing easier for fast paced running/handheld work.
Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:34 PM