All these whishes for specs sound very familiar.
-Carbon fiber reinforced hood.
-2 fully Rotatable, and one tiltable filter. total Up to 5 filters. One 138mm round filter in the back.
-The basic unit can be used as clip-on, with optional brackets also on 15mm and 19mm rails, swing away.
-Large diameter lenses, up to 144mm.
-Internal "eyebrows" in the hood.
-Build to last.
Sorry to burst your bubble Bas, but my guess is this product gets it's genes from Germany
Bas, I saw your matte box at Cinegear. I thought it was absolutely excellent. However, it seemed very expensive ($4000 for matte box plus swing-away module?).
If yours were priced in the $1000-$2000 range, you'd be selling a ton right now. Additionally, Red might possibly not have been motivated to compete with you because you would already be filling that gigantic gap in the market where a decently-priced, high-quality matte box should be?
Put yourself in our shoes - if the Red matte box can do 90% of what yours does (minus your super-cool front filter tilt, which is patented?) for 50% of the cost of yours, wouldn't you be excited too?
If I am wrong about pricing, please, please correct me!
Hi Bruce, our mattebox is in the same price range as Chrosziel, and about 20% lower than Arri for a comparable mattebox.
We never had the intention to be the cheapest.
Our main goal is to give the camera man all the possibilities he needs to take advantage of all his creative ideas.
But than again, that is why there are Porches and VW's..
Edit: THe Vocas MB-450 is 20% lower in price than a comparable Arri mattebox.
Out of curiosity:
Originally Posted by ladru
Did you know that Porsche is close to getting full control over VW?
Beside their common history, the "smaller" Porsche owns about a third from the "giant" VW by this time...
Competition is always a good thing. Bad it, if there is not competition or prices have been fixed by someone. To overcome fixed prices, you need a new competitor, and one that is willing to stay away from such politics.
Clearly a new competitor means loss to established companies. There is just one question: Would one compete or just stay and die. Future always tells the story.
Our concern is we have a mattebox market with an over representation of Porsches and Hyundais and no middle ground VWs... and when that VW comes to market it is going to take some of the Porsche market share.
Originally Posted by ladru
And you ain't gonna pick up chicks 'cause of the mattebox in front of your camera.
And I tease a little here, I know that a small market and a quality product lead to a higher price point... but I think that market is set to expand and some economy of scale is going to come into play here. You can take advantage of that or get bit on the ass by it.
When I saw the Vocas mattebox at NAB I loved it. I have a couple older Vocas models I use for EFP (clip on). But I also felt the cost was a bit out of the ballpark for the new one. I agree with Bruce that you could corner the market with your mattebox if you came in at a more competitive pricepoint.
Part of the RED revolution is that they have developed a way to sell Porsches for VW prices. The era of the $300,000 camera and $4,000 mattebox is coming to an end.
Originally Posted by Häakon