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    kitchentable got a reaction from Ergo Zjeci in Movi type 3 axis stabaliser for £434 !!   
    Yeah, I saw that one too.
     
    Pretty impressive but, again, whilst its cheap in comparison to the Movi, I still feel there is a premium being thrown on to it because of that.
     
    As for the one on ebay....I'm proposing 20 of us throw £20 each in to buy one and get Andrew to run round Berlin with it for a few days to give us the verdict!
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    kitchentable got a reaction from mtheory in Movi type 3 axis stabaliser for £434 !!   
    Yeah, I saw that one too.
     
    Pretty impressive but, again, whilst its cheap in comparison to the Movi, I still feel there is a premium being thrown on to it because of that.
     
    As for the one on ebay....I'm proposing 20 of us throw £20 each in to buy one and get Andrew to run round Berlin with it for a few days to give us the verdict!
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    kitchentable got a reaction from freddiewx4 in Blackmagic Cinema Camera shipping delayed   
    Mmmmm......Appears that the delay is just of your common or garden "it doesn't quite work properly" variety.

    Oh well at least I was right about it not being an issue with a licensing fee !

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    [size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][b] Blackmagic reassures customers over camera delay[/b]

    [color=#666666]15 August, 2012[/color][/font][/size]



    [background=transparent][size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color=#333333]Shipments of Blackmagic Design’s eagerly anticipated Cinema Camera have been delayed.[/color]

    The 2.5K device, which was [url="http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/techfacils/blackmagic-unveils-digital-camera/5040563.article?blocktitle=Most-popular&contentID=-1"]unveiled at NAB[/url] earlier this year, was meant to ship in July.
    Blackmagic EMEA senior PR manager Patrick Hussey said the camera would be delivered to customers by the end of the month.
    “We are making a few tweaks because we want to make sure we release a quality product, not substandard kit,” he said.
    “The reality of the situation is that a four-week delay is not an awful lot, particularly when you consider that delays to products from other manufacturers can be much more substantial.”
    Hussey declined to provide more information about the “final round of tweaks”, but he said suggestions from some resellers that the delay related to third party licencing issues were incorrect.
    “There are no problems there and Thunderbolt approvals have been granted.
    “All products go through a quality assurance process and we’re just making sure everything is nailed down.”
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    [size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Source [url="http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/techfacils/blackmagic-reassures-customers-over-camera-delay/5045378.article?blocktitle=LATEST-TECHNOLOGY-NEWS&contentID=1151"]http://www.broadcast...&contentID=1151[/url][/font][/size][/background]
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    kitchentable got a reaction from jgharding in Cheap And Cheerful Focusing   
    Picked one of these up as in impulse buy from the BVE show last week.
     

     
    Obviously not a new idea and there are loads of similar things knocking about and,yes,its basically a reusable tie wrap with a piece of metal but I have to say that it works really well.
     
    Of course its not going to replace a real follow focus setup but at £12 its a lot easier on your finances, a lot less hassle to set up in a run and gun situation and takes up infinitely less space in your bag than a full on system with rails.
     
    I'm definitely going to get another one to use for zoom control and will certainly still use it for that purpose even when I'm using a real follow focus.
     
    Also, because you can determine the position where the arm goes it might be possible depending on the focus throw of the two lenses in question to gang the arms to come up with a limited simultaneous focus solution for anamorphics. 
     
    Full details here http://www.cameragrip.co.uk/acatalog/fzl_hague_follow_focus_zoom_lever.html
     
    On a broader note, for anyone not familiar with Hague, they produce a broad range of equipment that is a bit utilitarian in appearance but is usually of decent quality and decent value for money particularly if you're in the UK where the import duty/VAT bumps up the price of the US gear. They do quite a lot of interesting bits and pieces for mounting cameras and fixit solutions that are well worth checking out. They are nice people too.
     
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    kitchentable got a reaction from Sean Cunningham in Is 3D really dead again or just resting?   
    Documentary rather than narrative but one motorsport feature that did work very well with 3D was the motorcycling film TT3D.
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QldZiR9eQ_0
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    kitchentable got a reaction from andy lee in RED PRICING Important Announcement   
    [quote name='andy lee' timestamp='1351858576' post='20865']
    'Battle Tested' is Red's way of saving face and not having to say 'we are selling these off cheap! '
    its all sales talk to make you think you are getting something of value.....

    and at $4000 it's one hell of a Hollywood hit movie camera ! a bargin

    now how much will the second hand Red One market drop to on ebay etc????..... $2500 ish????
    [/quote]

    There are some on ebay.co.uk at the moment that are going to have to seriously re-adjust their expectations thats for sure.

    Non modded RED ONE Ms (of which they are still many) are now not economically viable to upgrade to MX as its cheaper to buy the MX so the massive bargain might well be buying an M (which is still one hell of a camera) off someone who wants to upgrade to an MX.
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    kitchentable got a reaction from KarimNassar in Shipping thread - Blackmagic Cinema Camera   
    I've got deja vu here.

    Boss of company appears on message board to belatedly explain delay without really committing to a firm delivery date, throws a bone with some new features that will be included thanks to this delay and everyone thanks him profusely.

    RED really did start a revolution didn't it? ;)
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    kitchentable got a reaction from galenb in Blackmagic Cinema Camera shipping delayed   
    The retailer has my deposit, not Black Magic, so the manufacturer has not been using customer's money to fund development in this instance.
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    kitchentable got a reaction from nahua in Sony RX100 review   
    Picked one of these up last week but not really had too much time to test it.

    However, I have addressed the filter thread issue in a way that might be too extreme for some but here it is anyway.

    I looked at the magnetic option and as clever as it is, it is let down by the fact that there doesn't seem to be any info regarding a release date and I didn't fancy just having this thing in a box waiting for that to arrive.

    Before doing what I did, I rationalised it by asking myself two questions :

    1) Did I envisage a time when I wouldn't want this camera to have a filter thread
    2) Did I envisage selling it and if so to someone who would be put off by it having a filter thread.

    The answer to both was a pretty firm No so I pressed ahead with my not particularly hi tech solution of adding a permanent filter thread with the aid of a step up convertor and some super glue.

    As luck would have it, I had a 46mm-52mm step up convertor and the 46mm end is pretty much the perfect diameter to fit the lens housing of the RX100 and only adds a few mm of extra appendage to the camera. One advantage to that is that it does add a little bit of protection to the actual lens glass which is no bad thing.

    [img]http://www.eoshd.com/comments/uploads/inline/20751/501bd8d41ae06_r1000filterthread.jpg[/img]


    So, I now have an RX100 with a perfectly serviceable 52mm filter thread.

    I've found the Cokin A series system to be a good add on for something like the RX100 as it gives you a slot for a circular polariser and three more slots for NDs and Grad NDs etc so its pretty flexible.

    As the A series are pretty compact, it also feeds into the cinema camera in your pocket vibe !

    Another big advantage is that they are reasonably cheap (particularly "compatible" ones such as 4 x ND at less than £20 on ebay) and you also often find people selling an entire collection on ebay for a bargain price.

    [img]http://www.eoshd.com/comments/uploads/inline/20751/501bdb1e8dd17_r1000filterthread2.jpg[/img]


    Of course I'm not just limited to using the Cokin system, so I just add the 52mm-77mm step up and can use my Lightcraft variable ND as well.

    So, there you go, it might be sacrilege for some to start permanently disfiguring a brand new camera but I think the ends justify the means in this case as it makes it useable now rather than at some unknown point in the future and at less than a fiver you certainly can't argue with the price ;)
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