jonroads wrote:I'm planning on getting the MP.1 for my HVX200 real soon. Nathan, you willing to share what equipment was used for the film?
Not sure how much/exactly what equipment info you're looking for but I'll focus on the camera rig and just let me know if you were looking for something else.
Having worked with most of the adapter brands out there, I can say that the Brevis is definitely my pick of the bunch and I'd highly recommend it. It worked out great with our HVX200 and the DP was pleasantly surprised by how little light loss the adapter produced. Even when we had some technical issues with the adapter, the Cinevate team was very professional, courteous, and quick in getting the issues resolved.
Along with the Brevis and HVX, we used a Redrock Micro Follow Focus (decent for the price) and Hyson mattebox (pretty flimsy) mounted on Proteus rails. Our set of Nikon lenses started out with 24mm 2.8f, 35mm 1.4f, 50mm 1.8f, and 85mm 2.0f manual lenses. We added a 105mm 2.8f macro during the shoot for a little more reach and some CU macro shots we needed. The 24mm never ended up leaving the case, we broke out the 35mm once in awhile, but the 50mm and 85mm got by far the most use. Video was sent to an Ikan V8000HD 8" LCD monitor for our camera op and focus puller, with another feed sent to a 19" HD LCD panel for the director. The rig was used handheld, on a Kessler crane, and mounted on Sachtler DV-6 sticks (definitely recommend a heavy duty tripod such as this that can handle the weight of an HVX/Brevis rig).
Footage was shot in 108024pA and recorded onto two 8gb P2 cards (would recommend larger, but we used what we had). Once a card was filled our Data Management guy would offload it onto 2TB custom built external hard drives via his 15" MacBook Pro and a Duel Systems PCMCIA adapter. We had four 2TB hard drives with a master and back up drive for the native MXF files, and a master and back up for the Quicktime files generated by FCP (definitely want FCP6 as opposed to FCP5 - much better P2 management and handling).