Marshall Monitor from Steadicam
Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:27 PM
i just sent in my archer 2 for a monitor replacement. I have loved the standard SD monitor, but the guys at Tiffen are suggesting an upgrade to the 7" Marshall. Im very familiar with it as I typically use it for remote follow focus. The dudes at Tiffen are telling me that they have some specific software/firmware upgrades that are Steadicam specific, and that the viewing angle has been changed.
Has anyone opted for this Steadicam Marshall yet? Ive gone through the forum but no one has really noted the firmware changes other than here: http://www.steadicam...h=1
what are the firmware changes? does the marshall monitor with which tiffen wants to provide me include a frame line generator or level indicator or will that all be external add ons?
Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:45 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:01 AM
Mine is on its way from B&H, after seeing it on IBC Amsterdam next to the other alternatives...
Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:50 PM
The only issue I've had with it is the frame lines are a pain in the ass to adjust. You have to go through several menus and the controls are pretty slow to respond. I usually just rip a piece of spike tape in half, stick it on, and call it a day.
Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:49 PM
Definitely get the 6.5" over the 7". It is one of the best monitors out their as far as sunlight goes while the 7" is horrible outside. Transflective isn't a coating on the screen, it means that behind the screen in addition to having a backlight it reflects sunlight back out through the screen. That is why the viewability is so much better than other monitors which have much higher NIT ratings (and draw more power).
Main drawback of the 6.5 is lack of image flip(I flip my monitor arm when I need this).