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#1 PeterAbraham

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:16 AM

Now you can have a Tally Light for your rig



Originally produced between 2000 and 2006, the Zalex™ Tally Light provided the solution to need for a Broadcast Camera tally light independent of any one sled or wiring design. This system employs an Ultra Bright red led that can be placed anywhere the individual Operator wishes.

Over 100 Zalex Tally Lights are already in use around the world.

A new production run is in process. Units are going to ship by October 20th, 2012.

Two designs are available. One is the Zalex Tally shown in the photo. The other one is the new Zalex- HR Tally. This design makes use of a spare Home Run video line in your sled, running the signal from top to bottom without having the cable exposed.

Custom designs are also possible, please email me with your request. For example, one cable news network recently purchased Zalex Tally systems for their hand-held cameramen to use for the upcoming Election Night coverage here in the United States. They all employ a 7" LCD TelePrompter mounted just above the lens. This monitor blocks the regular forward-facing Tally lights from the camera eyepiece. We created a solution and they will be in use for the hand-held crews from now on.

In addition to Broadcast use, many Operators make use of the Zalex Tally light to insure that their camera is recording when it should be, and is not recording when it should not be.


The Zalex Tally is $ 125.00.

The Zalex- HR Tally is $ 175.00

Worldwide Ground shipping included. Any expedited shipping additional.

Looking forward to helping out anyone seeking this affordable solution.

Best,

Peter Abraham, S.O.C.

peter@steadicamproductionservices.com

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#2 Rich Cottrell

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

Fellow operators,
I am still using one of Peter's original tally systems. The Zalex does what it should do and you can not beat the price.

It is a very simple system, and i know you can build your own, but at this price... I ask,
Why bother?

If you have a sled and monitor that is already wired for tally [i currently do not, but i soon will], this system is great as backup if something goes wrong.

I am glad to hear they will be back in production with a Coax option! That will become my primary, and my current Zalex will be the backup.
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#3 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:23 AM

I too have one of Peter's original classic Tally systems. the blasted thing just works! plenty of cable to run the light where you need to.

glad to hear they are back in production.
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#4 Ron Aerts

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:28 AM

In addition to the none broadcast solutions I use the WyTy wireless tally system (www.wyty.eu) when there is no direct tally feed.
The "Actual" output or LED indicator-reader from any switcher can be transmitted to the tally receiver which can be on the camera, or anywhere conveniant on the rig (even on the com headset).
Mark that the new Transvideo Cinemonitors have a 'tally over SDI' indication functionality and on top of that: Soon you can have a second tally onscreen-indication from the GPI input of the screen! (Green and red)
So you can read out if your cam is recording AND have the live-tally from the broadcast swicher.
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#5 PeterAbraham

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:14 PM

Updated info. With props to Adam Keith, superb broadcast Steadicam Operator here in NYC, I've settled on a design that's more comprehensive than the single-line Zalex Tally HR.

Now the design delivers two tally lights. The first one is run out from the controller box to above the lens. When using an above the lens prompter- very popular at least here in the States- the eyepiece forward-facing tally lights are completely blocked. Now you can accommodate that need by fixing the top led line between lens hood and bottom of prompter panel with some velcro.

The second line is connected as described before. A BNC cable is run to an open SD or HDSDI line on the top of your sled. Find the matching connector at the bottom and plug in the second BNC to led line that comes with the Zalex Tally HR.

When only using one led for tally, a BNC Terminator is used to close the circuit on the unused BNC jack.

Already have customer asking to have them sent to South Africa, Australia and Times Square !

Best,

Peter

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#6 Yoann Malnati

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:10 AM

Just used my new Zalex Tally HR this week end on a live show and it works like a charm !!!

 

Thanks Peter for designing such a great and affordable system !

 

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#7 PeterAbraham

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:44 AM

Hi Yoann,
Glad it's working well for you. So far, the new run of Zalex Tally HR's have made their way to Australia, Scotland, Canada and the United States. And.... of course.... I use mine every time I fire up the rig !

Best,

Peter Abraham, S.O.C.
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#8 daniel hanit

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

Hi Peter,

 

can i wire this tally system through an EFP with a regular bnc?

 

cheers,

 

Daniel


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#9 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:09 PM

Hi Peter,

 

can i wire this tally system through an EFP with a regular bnc?

 

cheers,

 

Daniel

Looks like you can, as he said, any BNC cable will do. 

 

The second line is connected as described before. A BNC cable is run to an open SD or HDSDI line on the top of your sled. Find the matching connector at the bottom and plug in the second BNC to led line that comes with the Zalex Tally HR.

he is only using the BNC as a simple pair of copper wires, no digital signal or video signal will go through, simply electricity to power the LED (low power)

 

Great design and simple.

 

Now my question, is it a internal 9v battery to power it or is there a power input?


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