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#1 Nelson Reis

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:52 PM

First of all i like to give props to ALL steadicam operators ...its not as easy as it seems ... With time and and lots of training i hope to máster this skill ...Just got my first rig the zephyer.... Rig is awesome and the compact vest fits my body frame like a glove ...my first dilema was trying to use my 7'ikan monitor ...unfortunally it does not have sdi out so i can spit hdmi from dslr without a converter on top and bottow of the sled .... if i coil a hdmi cable from the top of the sled to the bottom around the pole will it unbalance the rig in anyway ? Have any of you guys tried this workaround ?
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#2 Alan Rencher

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

You just spent $10,000 on a rig, and you don't want to spend another $250 to use it properly? Just buy a Blackmagic Design Mini Converter, Atomos Connect, Decimator, etc.


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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:05 PM

I wouldn't coil it around the pole but simply have it go from the front of the camera to the monitor in a straight line, but no matter what this is not a good final solution. I have a zephyr too and I use a HDMI converter by the camera to switch to Sid for the sled. If you get a decorator converter, you will also be able to down convert to ad and use the original ad monitor.
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#4 Nelson Reis

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:20 PM

I did bougth the blackmagic hdmi to sdi converter with battery ...but i forgot that my ikan monitor doenst have sdi Its got hdmi , video bnc, and ypbr... Im only trying go keep the ikan so i can work with false colors . I think the two options would be to buy a new monitor that accepts sdi or buy another converter to put on the bottow of the sled to convert back to hdmi into my ikan
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#5 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:03 PM

I would say the only option would be a new monitor, your ikan is not high bright which will be a very bad situation once you step outside with the rig, also going from a converter to another will add bulk, plugs and problems.

Check my monitor chart if you like: http://bit.ly/steadihdmonitors

 

 

Keep your ikan as a Director's monitor with a Paralinx arrow. I did that with my DP6 and my 1AC and Clients are happy.


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#6 Alex Kolb

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:24 PM

While it's also not ideal to have an external cable when things can be done through the post, I have colleagues who have run things externally for years, even with high end rigs.
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#7 RonBaldwin

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:27 PM

get an extra receiver and transmit to the monitor with the paralinx...problem solved!


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