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#1 Matt Kearney

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:08 AM

Hey Guys,

Just wondering if anyone has any success with Hd wevi and the Panasonic Varicam??

Mine transmits a hd signal but it rolls on the monitor. Just wondering if that was just here in PAL land and it was alright in the US?

Thanks everyone.

Cheers

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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:13 AM

Hey Guys,

Just wondering if anyone has any success with Hd wevi and the Panasonic Varicam??

Mine transmits a hd signal but it rolls on the monitor. Just wondering if that was just here in PAL land and it was alright in the US?

Thanks everyone.

Cheers

Matt


been using it with no major issues for about 2 months now. i'll ask my dit tomorrow about pal compatability.

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#3 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:43 AM

Hi,

the receiver gives you an HD-sdi signal out, there is no pal output, check your monitor settings, maybe it does not support the signal or frame rate. What monitor are you using?
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#4 Matt Kearney

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:48 PM

Hi Jens,

Thanks for the help.

I am using a boland lcd that will accept hdsdi, but i have tried it on two other monitors and same result.????
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#5 Zachary Shannon

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 12:59 PM

Hi Jens,

Thanks for the help.

I am using a boland lcd that will accept hdsdi, but i have tried it on two other monitors and same result.????


Hello Matt,

Thank you very much for using our CW5HD transmission system. The rolling image is due to an incompatible video signal/frame rate. What frame rate are you trying to transmit?

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#6 James Leonzio

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:44 AM

Matt,

Having the same exact problem here in NTSC world. Here's my signal chain...

RED ONE SDI Out to
Cam Wave TX wireless to
Cam Wave RX SDI to
Panasonic 17" HD monitor SDI input

Signal looks clean, but it's rolling. I'll check the output frame rate of the RED tomorrow. Hopefully it's just a menu adjustment.

Thanks IDX for the heads up.
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#7 Charles Papert

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:05 PM

James:

I've worked with that exact setup, down to the 17" Panasonic, without problems...trying to think where the issue could be coming from.
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#8 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 11:55 AM

If I recall correctly, earlier versions of the IDX HD Cam-Wave didn't support certain frame rates (23.98??) and so an upgrade is required to your unit. It is available and new versions are shipping with this already in place.
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#9 James Leonzio

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 01:45 PM

If I recall correctly, earlier versions of the IDX HD Cam-Wave didn't support certain frame rates (23.98??) and so an upgrade is required to your unit. It is available and new versions are shipping with this already in place.


Jason,

You're on the right track. I just finished a job today and my AC and I figured it out! When the RED is on a timebase of 24, rolling image, boooo.

When set to 23.98, perfecto!

Since there was already footage shot at a 24 timebase yesterday, everyone (including me) was afraid to switch to 23.98 in fear that FCP might not like to handle different timebases within the same timeline. Although, wasn't this one of the selling points for FCP?

I'm not an editor and to be honest, DF vs. NDF never really made sense to me. If someone knows the real deal, and can explain it in layman's terms, it would be greatly appreciated.

As for the updated version of the Cam Wave, yeah, I think you're right Jason. The one I bought was the only one B&H had in stock, so that makes me think something is up. I'll be calling IDX tomorrow.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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#10 Charles Papert

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:57 PM

The 24 frame issue was resolved something like 8 months ago--I'd be surprised if there were units in stock from before that revision at major resellers like B&H. James, all you need when you call IDX is the serial number of the unit, they can check on the rev. number for you.

The update was for 24psf, incidentally--the unit was passing other flavors of 24p fine, including the one generated by the RED. Pre-current firmware handled the RED image fine but had issues with Sony's and other cameras using 24psf. I've always shot 23.98 with RED so I'd never seen an issue there.
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#11 James Leonzio

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 01:30 PM

So just got off the phone with Zach from IDX. He was very helpful. The unit I have has the latest upgrade already, but even so, the cam wave does not support a 24 frame timebase, only 23.98.

So I guess when it comes to the RED, do as Charles does. Just shoot 23.98. This seems to be the popular choice anyway.

Thanks for the help everyone.
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