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#1 Lav Bodnaruk

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 04:23 AM

Hi guys,

I've tried searching a forum but had no luck in finding an answer and was hoping that someone out there might be able to help me. :huh:

I have a 16BL and need to make a video tap on it. Now, from my readings on Google I have come to realise that I have two options:

* an upgrade of the door with a camera inside it (APEC) or
* getting a CCD unit that sits on the viewfinder

This is where the question lays...

As I am after the cheaper option, (so not the upgrade of the door) do you know what kind of unit I should be looking for to put over my Swan Neck like viewfinder? I understand that majority of CCD cameras such as SONY XC-77, 73, 999, etc have a C-mount lens end and was wondering if one of them would fit onto it? If it did fit, would it be able to produce the picture from the viewfinder onto the monitor, due to lux limitation and lack of actual lens on the CCD camera itself? Or do I need to have the lens on the CCD camera and then mount it on the viewfinder?

So many questions, so little knowledge of the subject on my part. Any information will be greatly appreciated! This web site has some of those SONY XC cameras to view: http://sonyccd.com/xc_cameras.htm

Thank You. :D
Lav

PS. Aranda Group in Melbourne Australia does an APEC door conversion for $2100A plus $250A for the door itself... http://www.arandafil...m.au/index.html I was hoping at finding something for $500A...

Edited by lav, 01 September 2005 - 04:31 AM.

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#2 Andy Sparaco SOC

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 03:24 PM

Here is another resource: http://members.aol.com/azspectrum/


If you look around you can find a Collar which will clamp on to the eyepiece once the eyepiece cup is removed which in turn clamps on to the C-mount or CSmount lens usually about 8mm which screws into a Microscope or survellence cammera.

Check around the various used equipment folks to find one. Works on any camera but you can't look thru the eyepeice.

This is the "Cheepest" way to goVA1.jpg VA2.jpg

The eyepeice (with the with the red triangle) is from an Arri SR or S
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#3 Andy Sparaco SOC

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 08:02 AM

Here is a link to a Microscope video camera with adapter which should work in your application

http://www.microscop...a.com/evid.html

The actual adapter is 49USD
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#4 Dimitrios Koukas

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 02:51 PM

Hi guys,

I've tried searching a forum but had no luck in finding an answer and was hoping that someone out there might be able to help me. :huh:

I have a 16BL and need to make a video tap on it. Now, from my readings on Google I have come to realise that I have two options:

* an upgrade of the door with a camera inside it (APEC) or
* getting a CCD unit that sits on the viewfinder

This is where the question lays...

As I am after the cheaper option, (so not the upgrade of the door) do you know what kind of unit I should be looking for to put over my Swan Neck like viewfinder? I understand that majority of CCD cameras such as SONY XC-77, 73, 999, etc have a C-mount lens end and was wondering if one of them would fit onto it? If it did fit, would it be able to produce the picture from the viewfinder onto the monitor, due to lux limitation and lack of actual lens on the CCD camera itself? Or do I need to have the lens on the CCD camera and then mount it on the viewfinder?

So many questions, so little knowledge of the subject on my part. Any information will be greatly appreciated! This web site has some of those SONY XC cameras to view: http://sonyccd.com/xc_cameras.htm

Thank You. :D
Lav

PS. Aranda Group in Melbourne Australia does an APEC door conversion for $2100A plus $250A for the door itself... http://www.arandafil...m.au/index.html I was hoping at finding something for $500A...


Lav,
I have the feelling that you are going for the video assist only option here, and not for the viewfinder/split to video assist.
Why not buy something that is tested and works (like the door) ?
Dimitrios Koukas
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