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#1 William Santana

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:02 PM

Hello, I have recently become proud owner of a Sony EX1 and Steadicam Pilot AA (which I have just successfully achieved static balance on my stand for the first time). But I seem to have hit a snag...

I cannot seem to relay an image to the LCD. I try using the SDI Out port with a BNC to RCA adapter and only manage to get faint static. I tried using the A/V cables that came with the EX1 but do not get an image. I was hoping someone could shine some light on this predicament of mine.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
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#2 Brian Freesh

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:38 PM

Hello, I have recently become proud owner of a Sony EX1 and Steadicam Pilot AA (which I have just successfully achieved static balance on my stand for the first time). But I seem to have hit a snag...

I cannot seem to relay an image to the LCD. I try using the SDI Out port with a BNC to RCA adapter and only manage to get faint static. I tried using the A/V cables that came with the EX1 but do not get an image. I was hoping someone could shine some light on this predicament of mine.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.


SDI won't work because your rig has a composite input, not SDI.

The rest of what you need is here.

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#3 William Santana

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 12:46 AM

Thanks Brian, I was able to get an image. However the image I'm getting is unusably bad. It can be compared to a watching scrambled cable television. Has this occurred to anyone else?
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#4 William Santana

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 01:12 AM

The image also appears to be horizontally inverted for some reason. (i.e. backward letters)
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 03:48 AM

The image also appears to be horizontally inverted for some reason. (i.e. backward letters)

The Pilot monitor can flip the image any way you want. Just go through the menu buttons on the Pilot LCD and you'll find it.
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#6 Brian Freesh

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 10:43 AM

I don't know why your image is so scrambled. Sounds like something is still not set properly in the menus.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:07 PM

One other thing to try (if you haven't already) with the SDI port is to convert the signal to STD DEF in the menus and like it mentions in the aforementioned linked thread: make sure "iLink" is turned OFF.

You will get a better signal out of the SDI port. I have tried it both ways (composite and downconverted SDI) and SDI wins.

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