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#1 Mark Williams

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 03:28 PM

I have come to the conclusion I would like a Video Assist and was wondering if You could use one of the small Cameras taped over the Eye piece perhaps !

http://www.avsupply....ls/xc73-75.html

OR

http://www.maplin.co...33842&doy=8m10D

Perhaps this will not work can anyone Help?

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#2 Dimitrios Koukas

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 05:21 PM

I have come to the conclusion I would like a Video Assist and was wondering if You could use one of the small Cameras taped over the Eye piece perhaps !

http://www.avsupply....ls/xc73-75.html

OR

http://www.maplin.co...33842&doy=8m10D

Perhaps this will not work can anyone Help?

:)


Mark,
For what camera u want this?
And u want to use it as a parralax camera, or thru the lens?
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#3 Andy Sparaco SOC

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 08:05 PM

If you look around you can find a Collar (Mazilview made one) 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 go

I have one and have used on a variety of cameras including Arri-Sr/S/2C/3C/ Eclair NPR/ACL/ Aaton LTR/XTR

It will work on any reflex camera you can clamp onto the ocular
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#4 Scot McPhie

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 12:31 AM

I've done it - it works alright - there's a few demo clips of how it works here:

http://www.mango-a-g...m/show/show.htm

and a discussion on it here:

http://www.filmshoot...opic.php?t=8776

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#5 Mark Williams

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 04:23 AM

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Dimitrios

Its an Arri BL AND I want it through the lens so that I can USE a Monitor..
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Scott

Just what I wanted a fILM Clip Thanks for that very useful and the forum info Brilliant.. Im surprised.. It didnt pick up the shutter movement as bad as I thought...

Nice website too. Downloaded everything!
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Asparaco

Sounds similar to scotts idea..I did a search for Mazilview Found a few links which didnt work I think they may be offline?

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#6 Dimitrios Koukas

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 04:40 AM

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Dimitrios

Its an Arri BL AND I want it through the lens so that I can USE a Monitor..
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Scott

Just what I wanted a fILM Clip Thanks for that very useful and the forum info Brilliant.. Im surprised.. It didnt pick up the shutter movement as bad as I thought...

Nice website too. Downloaded everything!
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Asparaco

Sounds similar to scotts idea..I did a search for Mazilview Found a few links which didnt work I think they may be offline?

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If it is a 35mm BL try this link, maybe you can copy this idea.http://www.jurgen.com/35bl.htm

Or for the 16mm BL try this link http://members.aol.c...um/16blccd.html

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#7 Mark Williams

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 07:30 AM

Hi Dimitrios

Yes sorry its a 16mm BL..Thanks for the link..

I have already had a price from Spectrum regarding their Video assist and Its the Best Option without a doubt..

The problem for me is its a £1000.. Its a fair price.. Hopefully I will get it done in the not to distant Future but for now I would like something that is more within my budget..
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#8 Andy Sparaco SOC

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 07:56 AM

Mazil is long gone. They sold Russian 16mm Cameras in the US from the Miami. If you look at the stills you can see how the device works. Two different size tubes which clamp on to the Video cam lens and the Film cam Ocular. You can piece this together at a hardware store. Thats why I posted the photos. This is simple stuff. If you do a Google search for a Microscope video camera you are half way to the party. No worries!

Here is a link to exactly what you are looking for:

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

The Adapter can be had for 49USD
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#9 Mark Williams

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 08:58 AM

Mazil is long gone. They sold Russian 16mm Cameras in the US from the Miami. If you look at the stills you can see how the device works. Two different size tubes which clamp on to the Video cam lens and the Film cam Ocular. You can piece this together at a hardware store. Thats why I posted the photos. This is simple stuff. If you do a Google search for a Microscope video camera you are half way to the party. No worries!

Here is a link to exactly what you are looking for:

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

The Adapter can be had for 49USD


What can I say ? Superb Information..Snapped it Up thanks asparaco ! :)
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#10 Carl Nenzen Loven

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 04:23 PM

I don't mean to wake up and old thread.

But I am on my way to get my own Eclair ACL. My operator would love to use it for steadicam as well and I am trying to figure out the easiest way to do this.

Especially now when Microscopes with HDMI has gone down in price.

Like this one 

http://www.amazon.co...ope camera hdmi

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#11 Carl Nenzen Loven

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 11:57 PM

I have come to the conclusion I would like a Video Assist and was wondering if You could use one of the small Cameras taped over the Eye piece perhaps !

http://www.avsupply....ls/xc73-75.html

OR

http://www.maplin.co...33842&doy=8m10D

Perhaps this will not work can anyone Help?

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Did you make it work?

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