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How does the flip module affect image quality

New postby limeric on Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:01 pm

Hi,
I saw on the cinevate site under the FLASH demo link- introducing the new "flip module that says "Due to the changed optical path, you will see improved edge sharpness and light distribution". I hope Dennis can elaborate a bit more on this. How does the module actually achieve that?

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New postby Jon Wolding on Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:34 pm

The optical path is longer, therefore you have less distortion at the edges. It improves soft edges and CA (depending on the lens). It's a happy side effect.
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New postby steve witt on Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:43 pm

I am seriously starting to consider one of these flip modules. The incidental/accidental improvements to the image sound sweet. If it were to have a name for itself, it should be called the Cinevate "Serendipity" (or Serenflipity), because of the fortunate discoveries made by accident. Besides that, it looks great on the pictures that I have seen. :D
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-Nikon 50mm f1.4
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New postby jfroom on Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:05 pm

I hate to look dumber than I am, but can the flip be added to my 5 month old unit?

If so how much?
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New postby Jon Wolding on Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:12 pm

Yes. ~$400 (US).
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New postby steve witt on Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:12 am

Any extra support needed for these flip units? As far as I can tell in the photos, there is nothing extra.
-Canon HV20
-Brevis MP.1 with Flip
-Cinevate 2 Stage Matte Box
-Nikon 50mm f1.4
-Nikon 85mm f2.0
-Nikon 105mm f1.8
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New postby Jon Wolding on Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:48 pm

I wouldn't think of using the flip without rails. That's a lot of weight on a camera's threads.
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New postby DJ Lewis on Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:03 pm

Any updates on the mass roll out of flip units? Or how many pre-orders there are?
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Lens extension

New postby David Callahan on Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:36 pm

Jon Wolding wrote:The optical path is longer, therefore you have less distortion at the edges. It improves soft edges and CA (depending on the lens). It's a happy side effect.


Jon,
Based on this, would the spacer ring be something that improves sharpness as well?
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New postby Jon Wolding on Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:37 pm

Somewhat. I use one.
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When will be ready???

New postby Nicolás Mladinic D. on Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:53 pm

Hi,

I bought the pre-flip unit about 2 months ago. I was wondering, when will be ready the flip unit? And will you send an email to those who bought the pre-flip unit?
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New postby Jon Wolding on Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:13 pm

The flip units are ready... the first batch is claimed... I believe shipping has begun.
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New postby Dave Draper on Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:49 pm

Jon Wolding wrote:The flip units are ready... the first batch is claimed... I believe shipping has begun.


If shipping has begun, then why haven't those of us who signed up at the beginning been informed?

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New postby Jon Wolding on Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:56 pm

Dave Draper wrote:
Jon Wolding wrote:The flip units are ready... the first batch is claimed... I believe shipping has begun.


If shipping has begun, then why haven't those of us who signed up at the beginning been informed?

DD.

It's not over... it has begun.
I believe they're up to #4. :wink:
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general sale date?

New postby Jose Perez on Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:14 pm

Hi.

I'm really looking forward to the flip module. Any ideas when will it be available for purchase?
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New postby Philip Bloom on Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:23 pm

FANTASTIC NEWS!!

I have got the flip to work with the Brevis and the EX1. I haven't shot anything, that's tomorrow but it works and focuses on the GG now.

What have I done? Very little really...tried repeatedly with no success then I tried reversing the flip. When you get the flip it looks identical on either side. Especially with the logo. Is there a difference I really don't know but I removed everything and put it the other way around and hey presto...it WORKS!

I am worried that this has just been my ineptitude. If it is then I am very sorry. I shall make up for it with lovely pics. I promise. As much as I adore my extreme it's incredibly important to have competition out there as it makes everyone work harder and produce the best product for people like us!

So tomorrow I take it and my CF2LE out to shoot some pics. Wish me luck!
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Any news?

New postby Max De Ponti on Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:41 am

Happy New Year Philip!
Any news about your test? I'm very interested in both the Flip unit and the CF2Le...
Looking forward to hear your comments!
Cheers,

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New postby Philip Bloom on Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:13 pm

thanks Max

done some basic tests which you can see on my blog. It's not the best example of what it is capable of. With Dennis Wood's help I hope to get the best out of the brevis flip and ex1 soon. I plan to do some filming on Saturday and it would be great to get it perfect before then!
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New postby Dennis Wood on Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:30 pm

Phil, we'll get it....just emailed you regarding a SKYPE video link :-)
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EX1 and flip

New postby Ronn Kilby on Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:21 am

Phil: Did you ever get any flip/ex1 footage up for viewing? Did you gave to use a step-up ring for the Brevis?
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