Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Shoot Bourne on DV Cam

There have been various improvements to make video look like film. The Panasonic 200 shoots 24p, removing various fields from your timeline and now this.

If you want to blow your competitors apart don't even think twice. Bourne Supremacy on an ultra shoe string budget. Mind you I'm off to find how much it costs first.

5 mins later.....

Back again, I have just found out. I have cribbed this from their site here.

M2 Cinematographer Bundle: HD Edition for PL Cinema Lenses


• M2 Cinema Lens Adapter

• Special M2 HD Achromatic lens

• 15mm Rod Support System - 18"

• Arriflex PL lens mount

• Redrock Hard Mount Kit, Shim Kit, and 82mm - 72mm Step-Down Ring

• M2 Cinematographer's cap

• Power Supply

• Carrying Case

M2 Cinematographer Bundle: HD Edition for PL Cinema Lenses.

Price: $1,821.45

I;m not endorsing the company per se, but the results truly are stunning and considering, not so long ago a lens on this thing her could cost you 15,000 UKP odd this looks a good buy.

Shooting in South Africa for a Videojournalism feature for Channel 4 News


Anonymous said...

...your spec is for PL cinema-cam lenses, which can cost a small fortune.

I have a Sony HVR-A1E with a Letus 35mm adaptor:

35mm adaptors usually flip the image upside down in the viewfinder, so you need an external monitor to 'turn' it back round.

The M2 needs an additional 'flip attachment' to turn the image back to normal, whereas the Letus flips the image to normal inside a single unit.

Get some support rods (they say you don't need 'em, but it puts a hell of a strain on the camera lens filter mount):

and a 35mm stills cam lens (in my case, a 24mm Nikon) and you're good to go for plenty of handheld Cloverfield/Bourne SpewCam action, without having to drag an external monitor round to see which way up everything is...

The whole setup - which coincidentally I only bolted together for the first time yesterday - cost about 700 quid.

Dr David Dunkley Gyimah said...


And that is why blogs work.

Fab info

"you're good to go for plenty of handheld Cloverfield/Bourne SpewCam action",

this however is something else altogether :)

Post us a pic of the new unit if you could, and I'll stick it inside viewmag with an article I'm writing for a lecture at Bauhaus University - and on the blog here to your stuff.

I'm not bad at bigging up those in the know.


Anonymous said...

I've sent you a pic at the e-mail address you mention at the top of your blog.

Dr David Dunkley Gyimah said...

just had a wee look nowt there at the mo

Anonymous said...

Havent got it? Hmmm...okeydoke, just sent it again to Davidg(at)