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#1 Bjorn_Sorensen


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:22 AM

I am offered a used Pilot without monitor. I plan using it with my Sony EX-1, but need to find a monitor solution. Can anyone recommend a decent monitor that will work with EX-1 and the existing cables that comes with the Pilot?
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#2 Stavros Papastavrou

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:37 PM

I have successfully used a Lilliput 667 7" monitor with my pilot.
It has HDMI,component, and composite inputs.
Originally bought it as a cheap DSLR monitor, had to drill a small hole next to the 1/4-20 female mount hole in the frame to accommodate the anti-rotation pin of the sled's monitor mount.
It has no zoom function. It is brighter than the original pilot monitor, similar anti-glare coating but in no way sunlight usable...(need an assistant with a big shade over you). It does flip the image for low mode.
I have mostly used it with composite video signal,and occasionally hdmi, with the cable running outside the sled.
It doesn't have SDI input.
I'm currently looking for a cheap transflective sunlight readable monitor.

Edited by Stavros Papastavrou, 19 June 2012 - 04:40 PM.

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#3 Tim Wu

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:28 PM

I actually use the SmallHD DP6 HDSDI with my Pilot~ You could use the existing wiring on the Pilot and use the SD signal out of your EX-1! I actually found a super thin HD-SDI cable over on Markertek and spiral it up the post so I can use HDSDI feeds.
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