On an MK-V V2 Genesis, I'm flying with a Ruige TL-s700HD monitor. The monitor has a tally built in, but the tally input is a VGA plug (15 pins). We have a photoresistor on the rig that runs to a seperate Tally light, but we use that for talent. That is the tally direct form Howard at MK-V. We have a few rigs in our studios and we use all photoresistors for our tally lights, including our pedastle cameras.
After lengthy ammounts of research, I found that to active the tally, you simply need to close the contact between the ground and a pin, but the Ruige website is not user friendly and I can not find a manual that has a pin out for the plug. After testing with jumper wires, I found that pin 5 and 11 activate a green tally. Of all the combinations that worked, I couldn't get the red(which it is suppose to have) to work.
Today I wired a photoresistor I had to a vga cable and tested the wires to see which ones worked. I got it to work, but I feel that there must be a better solution.
My question is this:
Does anyone have experience with this monitor, specifically using it with a tally.
Is there a way to run a VGA cable but only wire it up with 2 wires (and I would put a sensor on the other end).
My information may be a little confusing, I'm sorry for that. Thanks in advance!