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> Wearing A Lipstick Sized Camera

>Published : 23rd September 2008

>Hi

>Looking for small camera to attach to a boxers protective head gear, with battery /recording stuff possibly attached to boxers body.

>Looking for short dynamic 'right in there' shots to intercut with the rest of the TV drama shot on super 16. UK shoot

>Any suggestions?

>Cheers

>James Welland

>UK DOP


class="style23">>>Looking for small camera to attach to a boxers protective head gear, [...]to intercut with the rest of >>the TV drama shot on super 16.

>This chap came up in a thread a while ago;

>http://www.iconixvideo.com/

>Looks the biz but I don't know who available it is in the UK (or anywhere else for that matter) just yet.

>This outfit make a nifty little 'push-on' 4:3 to 16:9 anamorphic adaptor for single chip 'lipstick' cameras

>http://www.abakus-scientific.com/Format_Converters.htm

>Tom Townend,
Cinematographer/London.


class="style23">>>Could someone please hurry up and design a HD clamshell

>Anyone?!

>Thanks for that …

>James Welland

>Uk DoP

>James Welland


>James Welland wrote:

class="style23">>>Looking for small camera to attach to a boxers protective head gear, with battery /recording stuff >>possibly attached to boxers body. Looking for short dynamic 'right in there' shots to intercut with the >>rest of the TV drama shot on super 16. UK shoot

>It's more of an "ice cube" size, but if it needs to cut in with super 16mm, try the iconix HD camera.

http://www.iconixvideo.com/

Steve Hullfish
Verascope Pictures
(630) 717 9069 office
(312) 399-4237 cell
www.veralith.com


>The Iconix camera would be ideal but it must be cabled to its control box. To date there isn't a wireless solution for it though I suppose someone clever could manage it.

>It makes terrific looking images given the size of its CCDs and it's 16:9 at either 1080p/i or 720p. 1080 native.

>My review of it runs in DV magazine that will be out at NAB and available online before then.

>Robert Goodman
Author/Photographer
Philadelphia, PA
www.goodmansguide.com


>The Iconix is dead, at least in the long run. There are better choices either out there now or soon to come.

>Panasonic has available the GP-US932HT at a price significantly lower than the Iconix. The camera is available now. It is based on the HVX200 handicam chip block and is less noisy than the Iconix. It is native 1080p with 720p and 1080i output with simultaneous SD output. It sends a purely digital signal between the head and the CCU on a miniature 34 pin cable. The head is slightly larger then the Iconix but not much.

>I believe Toshiba will introduce the HD1 at NAB. They are actually behind much of the guts of the Iconix camera but will have their own version available this summer. The price will be substantially lower than the Iconix.

>Sony is sending me a prototype 3 chip camera with no CCU but HD out, I'm not sure if it will show at NAB.

>Jeff Silverman
Inertia Unlimited
www.inertiaunlimited.com
Jacksonville, VT


>The Iconix HD-RH1 is the best choice that is out there today. It is pricey but it makes a beautiful picture and PLEASE don’t just don't believe me, see it yourself. The Schneider 5.3 c mount which is designed for a 3 CCD camera looks stellar on this camera. Pro Kit and PoleCam have Iconix available in the UK.

>Jeff K wrote:

class="style23">>>The Iconix is dead, at least in the long run. There are better >choices either out >>there now or >>soon to come.

>Hmmm... none available in the near future with unseen image quality and or features, Glad to see that you have no personal issues with Iconix.

class="style23">>>Panasonic has available the GP-US932HT at a price significantly lower than the Iconix. The >>camera is available now. It is based on the HVX200 handicam chip block and is less noisy than >>the Iconix.

>Which has a whopping 960 X 540 imager and is in fact quieter than the Iconix RH-1until you turn on the Panasonic. Jeff apparently you haven't seen the current version of the Iconix. (wonder why, huh?)

class="style23">>>It is native 1080p with 720p and 1080i output with simultaneous SD output.

>Again, it is a 960 X 540 imager so native is an interesting term here. Many SD pov camera upconverted look better.

class="style23">>>It sends a purely digital signal between the head and the CCU on a miniature 34 pin cable.

>Which can be how long?

class="style23">>>The head is slightly larger then the Iconix but not much.

class="style23">>>I believe Toshiba will introduce the HD1 at NAB. They are actually behind much of the guts of the >>Iconix camera

>Really, might want Wayne from Iconix to jump in here since he designed and built the Iconix.

class="style23">>>but will have their own version available this summer. The price Z will be substantially lower than >>the Iconix.

>With a smaller feature set-- don't need progressive? don't need 1080P? Don't eed 4:4:4? Really like interlaced? You'll save dough for sure.

class="style23">>>Sony is sending me a prototype 3 chip camera with no CCU but HD out...

>And of course this too surely will be better than the available to buy and rent & useable Iconix

class="style23">>>Guess we know how you feel about Iconix, very curious what they did to garner such support from >>you?

>They are really nice bunch and they have produced a pretty remarkable product, especially for a startup company.

>Michael Bravin
Chief Technology Officer
Band Pro Film & Digital