I've been experiencing a problem with the HD/SD SDI inputs on my Ultrabrite 2 monitor since about midday on a shoot I was on recently. It had been working fine all morning, then we took lunch, went back to my rig and I could not get HD video. The rig wasn't in the sun, monitor was covered for dust protection, and it was within my line of sight during lunch and I witnessed no bumping of the rig. Since then I have tried multiple configurations to try and single out where the problem is originating from.
My initial setup was HD SDI out from a RED EPIC to a Decimator 1 - Passthrough to sled - out sled to monitor. Composite output on decimator to SD wireless video, etc. I've tried a simplified setup (straight from camera to monitor with multiple different cables) to rule out any issues with the Decimator/cables and still no picture. I'm definitely going into either HD/SD SDI 1 or 2, and both are being recognized by the monitor during scanning, the scanner just passes those inputs by and continues scanning. I've even restored the monitor to it's factory settings just in case I had accidentally changed a setting I shouldn't have.
My first thought was that something had jogged loose just inside the connector, but chances are that would have only impacted one of the inputs as opposed to both.
I'm still able to down convert the video through the decimator and hook up the SD video to Composite 1 and get a signal, so the monitor is definitely working.
I have a gig requiring wireless video in a couple of weeks so I'm hoping one of you guys with a little more experience can point me towards a setting in the monitor that I am overlooking, or a quick fix before I try sending it in for repair. Thanks in advance for the help.