UPDATE: Go to the end of the thread for updated images
I finally assembled my rig. It is almost complete, the only thing that's missing is the Cinevate Follow Focus, I'll order one around Newyear. Almost anything is standard Cinevate:
I use a Sony HDR-FX1e with the Brevis, and I'm really amazed what can be done.
I have the pre-Proteus rails, carbon 60cm. The next thing that will be replaced is my old Manfrotto tripod. A few days ago, I finally ordered the Cinevate Matte Box, just for looks, I have to confess:
Please excuse the many shots, but I thing the rig just looks gorgeous, in the next image, it looks like something from Aliens vs Predator
Anyway, back to more interesting things. I have a Sony wireless receiver, that I added to the rig using a Manfrotto/Bogen camera holder thingy:
I tried several ways to attach the Ikan HD8000 LCD Monitor (which is quite good, but you get what you pay for), and I was not quite satisfied. The best solution so far was the cheapest one: I used two Swivel Umbrella Adapters, the cheap plastic ones, and a small ball head. It gives a lot of flexibility and is surprisingly sturdy.
I could have attached it directly to the rails, but then, I had to disassemble the rig every time I wanted to remove the monitor arm. Therefore I used an amazing Manfrotto Nanoclamp to attach the monitor arm to the rails:
To Dennis and all the good guys at Cinevate, thank you very much, for creating all this amazing things! You give us part time / indie film makers endless possibilities not imagineable a few years ago!
Currently, we're in postpro of a short movie with the Brevis in concert with the L**** 35mm adapter (we were working with two cameras), and it worked very well. But I would never trade the Brevis for the other
Thanks a lot, Michael