Flashpoint DV DSLR Matte Box Pro Complete Bundle 3 w/Follow Focus Pro II, C Arm, 15mm Swingaway Arm, Flags & Side Wings, Rubber Donuts, Filter Stage & Tray, Base Plate, Quick Release Plate

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About Flashpoint

Save $193.94 when you buy this kit . This Value Bundle comes with a Flashpoint Follow Focus Pro II, New Matte box will work with the standard 15mm rod and follow focus rig systems, Flashpoint C-Arm and a Flashpoint Platform and Shipping is free! .

The Flashpoint DV DSLR Matte Box Pro is the best value in a creative videographer's treasury of tools.
Adding a simple matte box to your camera lens strengthens the clarity and contrast that lens flare can destroy. The detrimental effects of light entering even the most expensive lenses are reversed. Not just a 'lens hood on steroids', but a rotating 16:9 filter holder and masking system that suits the specifics of your lens and camera combination. The superior material finish of the machined aluminum and the generous thumb screws, tension knobs or locking hubs, make it perfect for field or studio use without special tools. French flags are firmly secured and twin side wing, adjustable flaps that perfect the protective shade of the matte box, feature locking tracks and catch tabs. As filmmaking is often a moving experience, the lens is subjected to various light paths to keep the action framed properly. The matte box customizable components minimize the challenges of a camera in motion facing harsh environmental or studio lighting. The matte box has 360 degree rotating filter stage and filter trays that support both 4 X 4 and 4 X 5.65 filter sizes. While 'you can do it in post' is a familiar expression, endless hours and expense can be saved by getting better final images while recording. Using filters during your shoot will give you great color and style before the footage gets anyplace near editing.

The Flashpoint DV DSLR Matte Box Pro Complete Bundle 3 provides quick and accurate focus pulls with any DSLR and lens combination and adds the ease, convenience and professionalism of the Flashpoint Follow Focus Pro II. The premium system creates professional level shift effects, imparts atmosphere, and smooth sophisticated perspective changes in HD video recording. Simply attach the adjustable gear collar onto the lens barrel, mate the follow focus drive mechanism to the gear collar and setup your shot. The generous master gear is a stepdown radial dial for translating gross rotation to very fine, subtle adjustments, not obtainable with direct focus control on a lens. By noting the start and finish of the shot with the generous erasable marking surface, exacting focus pulls are achieved. Using rotating A/B hard-stop markers, a cameraman can independently hit the proper sharpness during filming at the appropriate frame, again and again, without ever overcranking. The completely slip-free gear drive design is mountable from either side for right or left handed operators. Compatible with Nikon, Canon and many more popular DSLR's for great HD cinematography.

To give stability and hand control for low point of view shots, the Flashpoint C-Arm and Top Handle for Standard 15mm Rods attaches to the Flashpoint Platform on Quick Release System on 40cm Rods. The generous top handle is balanced perfectly atop the frame rig and swing away arm.
Altogether, the Flashpoint Matte Box Pro offers ultimate light flare management, works with industry standard elements and filters, has easy access for service and changes during film sessions, and rock solid construction to meet the rigors of your production challenges.

Flashpoint Features

  • Ultimate Matte Box for all still and video formats
  • 16:9 Format 240mm x 150mm ABS sunshade
  • High grade machined aluminum construction
  • Precision engineered swing-away mechanism for quick lens changes
  • Compatible with wide angle lenses
  • Industry standard height with +/-10mm adjustment
  • 2 dual-purpose filter trays, supporting both 4x4 and 4x5.6" filter sizes (rotating 360 degrees)
  • Complete with top flag and two adjustable side flags in aluminium (all detachable)
  • 4 neoprene donuts to fit lenses of varying diameters (diameter of openings 51mm,64mm, 76mm, 102mm)
  • Universal compatibility with 15mm rail systems
  • Positive securing locks, knobs and Tool Free adjustments
  • Flashpoint Follow Focus Pro II System:
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Adjustable A-B Hard Stops with override spanning 180 Degrees
  • Right and Left Hand Control Slip free Gear Drive Design
  • Industry Standard 0.8 Gear Pitch
  • White Erasable Marker Wheel
  • Standard 15mm Rod Compatible
  • Standard Accessory Port on Focus Wheel
  • Only 17 oz
  • C Arm ideal for low angle stable shots
  • One Year Warranty

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 1 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Heavy and problematic

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from Minneapolis

Never even got to use as there was a problem during assembly. Two thumb screws that attach the MB to the rail system, and also provide the tension for the vertical adjustment feature, didn't tighten and the MB was flapping around loosely. My overall impression of the rest of the kit is that it was well built, but heavy. The FF has a little play in it and isn't as solid as the rest of the kit. Got the speed crank in addition to the kit to use with the FF, but I would describe it as subpar. It is very loose and sloppy feeling and does not stay clicked in at all.

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