Looking for info, on a Matte Box for the XL 1greenspun.com : LUSENET : Shooting DV Films : One Thread
Just wondering, if there are any Matte Boxes designed especially for the XL1. Or any adaptation that can be made, from a professional Matte Box. i want to be able to use my 4x4 filters on the camera
-- Angel Hepburn (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 04, 1999
Yes, check with Birns & Sawyer of hollywood, They have a good one for around $500. It holds 2 3x3 filters. Chrosziel has one with a two stage filter system also. check them out Angel. www.birnsandsawyer.com
-- John L Cummings (email@example.com), September 21, 1999.
Take a look at this site http://www.zgc.com/html/bellow_matte_box.html Regards Ricardo
-- ricardo ramirez (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2001.
It depends what you want it for, they all pretty much do the same. However if you want your camera to look beefy like I did buy a Chroziel 4 x 4, filters are more expensive and so is the mattebox but I got great results and my clients are pretty impressed. If you buy the small one from birns and sawyer it might do the same but wont' look as professional.
-- (PEPEMARCO@AOL.COM), August 09, 2001.
Also check out Century Optics' DV matte box. Very professional and a good build.
-- Timo P. (email@example.com), November 28, 2002.
CAVision (Located in Canada) makes a great 4x4 matte box specifically for the XL1. It runs around $1000, but it's a heavy duty bellows style and if you want to impress clients, it's the most "film camera" looking matte box around. You can find them on the web at www.cavision.com
-- Greg Steiner (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 28, 2003.