Didn't like the Blackbird?...anyone else?
Posted 11 December 2004 - 01:31 AM
At first look the colours were off and the image wasn't handling the interior shadows and highligh on set. I then took the monitor to David Hable, an electronics specialist who works on steadicams in Vancouver and after performing a few test he seemed to think the monitor was defective.
I returned the monitor to Guy at ZGC, who has been great and helpful, to see if there was something wrong with this particular monitor. After a few days he said that there seemed to be nothing wrong with the monitor that they could find.
I'm not sure what to think. Has anyone else found the monitor to be less than satisfactory?
Posted 11 December 2004 - 09:46 AM
Posted 13 December 2004 - 10:20 AM
The monitor was very bright, very sharp, great colors - and very useable in direct sunlight.
Posted 13 December 2004 - 03:47 PM
That's what I've been hearing...only good things about the monitor. What video system did Howard have the monitor hooked up to? Was it a video camera or a film style video tap?
Posted 13 December 2004 - 11:33 PM
The monitor that I showed to Neal, Ramon and all the chaps in LA and on the East is the New MK-V/Hummingbird - Not the Blackbird.
I was using both an Aaton and a DVC cam with the monitor - at NAB and Cinegear it was the Aaton and in the East coast it was the DVC. - What ever you use it looks lovely.
The MK-V/Hummingbird has many different features than the standard/blackbird and is all set for 'steadicam' work and is availble in either PRO or CP mount.
Hope this helps.
Posted 14 December 2004 - 04:47 PM
I confused the Blackbird and the Hummingbird.
The one Howard is showing is really great.
Posted 14 December 2004 - 09:59 PM
Thanks for the info!! I have contacted Steve Campanelli and he has invited me to take a look at the Hummingbird in Jan. If all goes well I might be contacting you directly.
Do you have any in stock?