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#1 TerryWest

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:48 PM

I have the Modulus 5000 HiDef Transmitter in my shop now. Got it today. I want to test it this weekend.
First impressions: Seems to work well. It is a bit larger. Been running a couple hours and gets warm, but not hot. I need to put it on a Steadicam with a Red camera or some other HD camera to test it properly.
I am supplying (in lieu of a real HD signal) an up-converted Composite video to HD and the modulus picks it up pretty well. Still handles Composite video. They got rid of the dual channel switches to a push button type of channel selection. It handles NTSC and PAL.
I am not sure of the pricing yet, but it should be around $2500.
But I want to give a good test first.
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#2 David Baldwin

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:39 PM

Terry, what do you have in mind for a rx?

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:46 PM

Terry, what do you have in mind for a rx?

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I am receiving it at the moment on a Mod Quad with a Sony Tuner. I do not have a good HiDef monitor either. Maybe I am receiving on a Mod Quad due to the fact that I am using a up-converted signal instead of a real HD signal. But I have been able to supply this type of signal to HD monitors and lock in the signal. But until I try a real HD?????
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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:47 PM

Terry, what do you have in mind for a rx?

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I am receiving it at the moment on a Mod Quad with a Sony Tuner. I do not have a good HiDef monitor either. Maybe I am receiving on a Mod Quad due to the fact that I am using a up-converted signal instead of a real HD signal. But I have been able to supply this type of signal to HD monitors and lock in the signal. But until I try a real HD?????
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#5 Amando Crespo

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 09:02 PM

Terry, what do you have in mind for a rx?

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I am receiving it at the moment on a Mod Quad with a Sony Tuner. I do not have a good HiDef monitor either. Maybe I am receiving on a Mod Quad due to the fact that I am using a up-converted signal instead of a real HD signal. But I have been able to supply this type of signal to HD monitors and lock in the signal. But until I try a real HD?????


waitting for "good" news..... Thanks for this post dude.
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#6 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:43 AM

I am on a shoot in Long Beach on Saturday and Sunday with the F900R. Should be possible to test it out on set if you want to bring it by.

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#7 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:09 AM

Terry, are you saying it will accept a HDSDI signal and transmit it in standard def or will it transmit HD to some kind of receiver?
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:04 AM

Terry, are you saying it will accept a HDSDI signal and transmit it in standard def or will it transmit HD to some kind of receiver?


Supplying the answers as I get them. Just talked to Peter. The 5000 will take in a HiDef signal and convert it to either 4:3 or 16:9 (depending on your recever / monitor combination) and can be used with a standard monitor. I am using a Sony monitor with a Mod Quad. If you email me at techrat@earthlink.net I will send you a PDF of its specs.
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#9 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:16 AM

Terry, are you saying it will accept a HDSDI signal and transmit it in standard def or will it transmit HD to some kind of receiver?


Supplying the answers as I get them. Just talked to Peter. The 5000 will take in a HiDef signal and convert it to either 4:3 or 16:9 (depending on your recever / monitor combination) and can be used with a standard monitor. I am using a Sony monitor with a Mod Quad. If you email me at techrat@earthlink.net I will send you a PDF of its specs.



Terry none of that makes sense, HDSDI is a data stream, are you saying that it has a downconverter in it and it outputs a NTSC Signal?
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:36 AM

Terry, are you saying it will accept a HDSDI signal and transmit it in standard def or will it transmit HD to some kind of receiver?


Supplying the answers as I get them. Just talked to Peter. The 5000 will take in a HiDef signal and convert it to either 4:3 or 16:9 (depending on your recever / monitor combination) and can be used with a standard monitor. I am using a Sony monitor with a Mod Quad. If you email me at techrat@earthlink.net I will send you a PDF of its specs.



Terry none of that makes sense, HDSDI is a data stream, are you saying that it has a downconverter in it and it outputs a NTSC Signal?


Yes. it puts out a NTSC/PAL signal. 16:9 or 4:3 Letterbox or cropped. Is there a way I can post a PDF on the forum? The model I have is not the final configuration. CIT is wanting to get some feedback before they make a production run.
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#11 TerryWest

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:41 AM

Terry, are you saying it will accept a HDSDI signal and transmit it in standard def or will it transmit HD to some kind of receiver?


Supplying the answers as I get them. Just talked to Peter. The 5000 will take in a HiDef signal and convert it to either 4:3 or 16:9 (depending on your recever / monitor combination) and can be used with a standard monitor. I am using a Sony monitor with a Mod Quad. If you email me at techrat@earthlink.net I will send you a PDF of its specs.



Terry none of that makes sense, HDSDI is a data stream, are you saying that it has a downconverter in it and it outputs a NTSC Signal?


Yes. it puts out a NTSC/PAL signal. 16:9 or 4:3 Letterbox or cropped. Is there a way I can post a PDF on the forum? The model I have is not the final configuration. CIT is wanting to get some feedback before they make a production run.


Eric, I seemed to have a problem getting your email through my spam blocker. Could you resend it?
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#12 Peter Milanov

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:52 PM

So, basicly, it´s a downconverter and analog transmitter in one?
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:26 PM

So, basicly, it´s a downconverter and analog transmitter in one?


Basically that is what it is.
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#14 TerryWest

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 03:27 PM

So, basicly, it´s a downconverter and analog transmitter in one?


Basically that is what it is.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:26 PM

I have that already, it's called Decimator/Canatrans :-)
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