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#1 Daniel Wang

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Hi guys,

I just recently bought a Steadicam Zephyr HD and am currently trying to set it up with my RED Scarlet. I'm trying several different configurations with an HD BNC cable and have not been able to get signal to the Steadicam monitor.

Any suggestions? Any local operators that have experience with this?

Thanks!
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#2 John Stout

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

Daniel,

Welcome to the forums.

Have you tried connecting the camera directly to the monitor?

If so and the monitor gets signal, make sure that you have the right connection from the sled to the monitor. If I remember correctly, there is an SD and HD connection on the sled, you could just have the wrong one connected to the camera and the opposite one connected to the monitor.

If you find that your sled wiring is the challenge, the good news is that Tiffen is just around the corner from you.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

Hi John, thanks for the welcome and reply. The monitor itself doesn't seem like there is an SDI input connection. There is a HD SDI connector at the bottom of the sled as well as the top. I've tried connecting the camera to the bottom connector as well as top HD SDI connector. No luck with either.

Daniel,

Welcome to the forums.

Have you tried connecting the camera directly to the monitor?

If so and the monitor gets signal, make sure that you have the right connection from the sled to the monitor. If I remember correctly, there is an SD and HD connection on the sled, you could just have the wrong one connected to the camera and the opposite one connected to the monitor.

If you find that your sled wiring is the challenge, the good news is that Tiffen is just around the corner from you.


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#4 John Stout

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

What happens if you run a cable straight out of the camera and straight into the HD-SDI connection on the monitor and don't go through the sled?
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

That's the thing, there is not SDI input on the monitor. That's what baffles me.
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#6 John Stout

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

I would try giving Tiffen a call in the morning.

I am sure that they will be quick to take care of you.

It sounds more like it has an SD monitor vs an HD monitor if it doesn't have an HD-SDI connection on it.
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#7 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

Can you take a photo of the back and front of the motor?
It should be a rebranded V-LCD70XHB-3GSDI Marshall monitor http://www.marshallm...GSDI/index.html
If not, then you have a SD monitor, and will need a downconverter. If you can't connect your camera directly to the monitor, the you already have a problem.

The connectors on the sled are connected to each other with a cable in the post. You need to connect the camera on the top stage, and the monitor on the bottom stage.
Also, there are tow connectors on the top, one of them is SD the other is HD (also HD feed has been working on both for me). On the bottom, you have the hirose connector where you plug the monitor cable with power and SD-SDI breakout, the other is a HD-SDI connector.
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#8 Daniel Wang

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Victor,

Looks like it may very well be the SD monitor. It doesn't have any inputs at all except for one that goes into a 6-pin Hirose. It doesn't look anything like the Marshall monitor you posted.

Can't seem to figure out how to post a picture here ...
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#9 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

Then call Tiffen, they will sort it out for you if you paid for a HD rig...
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#10 John Stout

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

How did it turn out?
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#11 Daniel Wang

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:18 AM

Brought it back to Filmtools today who redirected me over to Tiffen and they resolved it right away. Turned out that the box was mislabeled. Just plugged everything in and works perfectly now.

Thanks for the help!
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#12 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:25 AM

What "box" was mislabeled? We generally have industry standard descriptors and names for the various parts of our rigs.
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#13 Daniel Wang

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:01 AM

On the flight case, there were several labels on the side when I purchased it. According to Filmtools, they accepted the shipment as an HD model w/ standard vest + v-mount, but the sticker labels on the side had SD monitor on it. Seemed to be a logistic issue within Filmtools, but they sorted it all out very quickly.
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#14 John Stout

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

Glad to hear it all worked out well in the end.

Happy Flying!
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#15 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

Enjoy you HD monitor! You may be interrested in getting the Digital horizon for the monitor as well, quite useful. http://www.bhphotovi..._Indicator.html

more info: http://www.marshallm...D-HI/index.html

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