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#1 brooksrobinson


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Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:35 PM

I have a quick question regarding viewing angles on a Transvideo 3A Super Bright. I recently had an issue viewing my monitor while in low-mode with a Varicam. The onscreen image seemed almost like a negative, and it was very hard to see any detail. I remember having this problem the last time I flew a Varicam several years ago. I haven’t had this issue with film taps for whatever reason.

When I was in Transvideo today, I asked Noel about it and he suggested flipping my monitor upside down, as the viewing angle was greater that way. I seem to recall Erwin telling me that a while ago also. Does anyone else fly their 3A Super Bright that way? Is there any disadvantage to having it upside down all the time? Does the standard spirit level bracket work on the other side of the monitor (with the monitor upside down)?

Also, Noel said he hadn’t heard of anyone else mention this (why is it always me with unusual problems), but the spirit level monitor bracket on both of my 3A Super Bright monitors have issues with the bolt coming loose. Not the bolt holding the monitor to the monitor arm, but the one connecting the spirit level bracket to the monitor. Mine seems to work itself loose every day, causing the monitor to become loose. It is a pain to continually take off the monitor and tighten the screw, and I’d like a more permanent solution. Noel mentioned perhaps using a locking washer. I’m wondering if someone else has an answer for this. Would lock-tight work or is the locking washer theory a better fix? Am I the only one that’s had this problem?

By the way, Noel fixed my frameline generator (a connector had worked itself loose) with extremely quick turnaround and I couldn’t be happier with either the gear or the customer service I’ve received from them since purchasing my monitors and frameline generators three years ago.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and thanks in advance for any possible answers.

Brooks Robinson
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#2 Tim Tønnessen

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:51 PM

We have 3 different monitors from Transvideo on 3 different riggs, and everyone of them we have flipped uppside down.
This has never been a problem.
It gives you better viewing angle.

Thats it

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#3 Andy Johnson

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:22 PM

nice, thanks for the tip. 

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#4 thomas-english


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:35 PM

Yeah.. I flipped mine upside down for a while. Then flipped it the right way up. Now I just turn it right over for low mode rather than folding it right in. Folding it in is always a bit of a compromise. 


Its a good monitor. Rock solid. 

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