HD bundle with CF1 imaging element.
Adjustable rails support
Rotating filter stage mattebox
43-72 step ring set.
Approx. $1650 :-)[/QUOTE]
Dennis, can you throw in the camera?
Sure. But not until we're done with it. We're trying a few shots with it as the "crash" cam so I'm not sure what condition it will end up in.
Sorry Dennis, that part didn't come out quite right. Brevis and the SGPro are legitimate companies (not sure about Letus). I meant to say that RedRock is more established in that they seem to be a little larger and well marketed. I had to clarify this because I felt bad and wasn't what I was trying to say.
Originally Posted by Dennis Wood
The most important part is the performance. The Brevis is a professional looking and performing product. There are plenty of satisfied owners. I bought mine used from a former Brevis owner and have already gotten great footage from it. The light loss is an issue that people can't forget. HD cameras in general require lights because they aren't as sensitive. I remember my good old VX-2000 that could use available light (like simple house lamps) and look good. When you add an adapter that makes that HD camera even less sensitive and can really make you have a full production with some serious lighting needs. Brevis can give you the Bokeh of the M2 if you go with the heavier CF3 ground glass (Brevis ground glass can be changed out - another flexibility) but you'll have similiar light loss as the RR. For me the standard diffuser (the CF1 - I don't know if I have the CF1 or the CF1L) looses almost no light. This adds flexibility to your shooting and production.
Make no mistake Brevis is a performer and I feel it's flexibility, scaleability, & quailty make it the best recommendation. Don't have or want rails - use Brevis. Want rails - use Brevis. What almost no loss of light - Brevis. What greater Bokeh and don't mind the light loss - use Brevis. RR is a great product but it doesn't have this flexibilty. It is set-up to work one way and loses 2 stops of light.
Nathan, no need to apologize :-) There's no question that as we move past our first full year of production, emphasis has been on function first...with marketing taken care of pretty much by our users through their posted footage, reviews and most importantly, word of mouth. That will all change in the next year as we introduce a collection of tools built and budgeted for the indie shooter/filmmaker.
It's going to be great to get out to a few shows and put some faces to names.
2007 June 13th, 09:52
Anybody finding that the vibration of 35mm adapters is triggering the dreaded "jello effect" with the HV20? I've read posts that suggest the adapter itself can trigger or amplify this "wobble" in the image. Hoping folks are not having this issue, cuz I wanna pair a 35mm adapter with an HV20.
2007 June 13th, 10:00
I wonder what that strange dark flicker is on the right hand side of the image. Is that from misaligning the adapter on the camera or something?
Originally Posted by Rawfa
Not exactly cinematic. I know it's a test, but sheesh. At least lock it down and get the actor to walk through again. ;-) I appreciate the effort people go through to post informative test clips. I'm watching as many as I can. But I haven't seen anyone try that hard yet.
2007 June 13th, 21:17
Shakey? Yes. Unlit? Yes. No focus puller? Yes.
That footage (and the winter scenes on the Brevis site) came from a VIDEO CAMERA?
Oh, my old film-school snob buddies had no idea where video would wind up.
No idea at all.
I gotta get me one.
2007 June 19th, 13:01
I hav eactually tested the HV20 in some pretty low light situations. IT does come out grainy, but I have been happy with the results from putting back the blacks in post. Very Happy.
Originally Posted by Rawfa
2007 June 22nd, 18:45
Hey guys, my 2 cents is this:
I really like the RR M2, but for my HV20 it just looks like the Brevis is the best adapter for the job, plus, I personally think that the Brevis MatteBox is the best looking one around, I thing it just looks cool.
2007 June 23rd, 02:51
Why do you say that Tosh? What do you think about the sg pro rev 2?
Originally Posted by Tosh Layton