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Canon 5D MK III monitor and transmitter configuration

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#1 Ramon Engle

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

I'm flying the 5D Mk III next week. I've never used this camera, i try to avoid the DSLR's.

Whats the best way to:

Fly an onboard exposure monitor for the DP

Get an HD Image into my sled

Get an HD Image to my HD transmitter?


I've used the MK I and hated the loss of image issue.

Is this camera any different?

I have the hdmi to sdi converter, and have thought about broadcasting SD if it makes my life any easier.


I don't mind flying an onboard. I need the weight.




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#2 Wolfgang Troescher

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:06 AM

With the latest firmware you have full HD output (clean hdmi with 4:2:2 8 Bit uncompressed).
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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:13 PM

The mkIII doesn't have the issue of switching to SD when recording that the mkII had. You're good to go with a HDMI to SDI converter. Then it's like any other SDI camera from there.
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#4 Ramon Engle

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:59 PM

Thank you gentlemen.
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#5 brett.mayfield


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:48 PM

Just like these guys said, the MkIII doesnt downres the image, so youre good to go with a converter. I have used an Israeli arm with a hot-shoe mount like this one http://www.bhphotovi...s=REG&A=details

and then used it to oversling a SmallHD monitor off the side of the camera.


I believe SmallHD and other manufacturers have ptap options so that you can plug straight into a ptap battery plate. http://store.smallhd...tap-Barrel-45in


I have used the setup below (built by cedric martin) and others similar in order to get power to different components above the post. there are also Canon-Ptap solutions: http://www.switronix...&category_id=39





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