I’m having an issue with the Cinetronic 2 monitor on my XCS sled and I wonder if anyone else using this monitor/sled combo has run into the same thing, and if so, what the possible fix might be.
I have an XCS Ultimate 1 with a Cinetronic 2 monitor. I’ve been running the image out of an Alexa into a Decimator 2 downconverter to take advantage of the XCS’s terrific built in SD level. The problem I’m having is strange vertical “ghost” lines. Initially, there was a vertical line that traveled side to side across the screen with the motion of the level sensor. There was also a fainter vertical line that stayed in the middle of the screen with the center level marker. When contacted, Chris at Cintetronic suggested that I turn down the level brightness in the sled. This did the trick, and the traveling vertical line went away.
What I was left with however is less annoying, but still not right, and I need to find an answer. I have faint, evenly-spaced vertical lines that appear across the monitor from side to side. They don’t move, and appear to greater or lesser extent depending on lighting conditions on set. The lines appear whether the level is turned on or off. This is obviously distracting when scanning the image for camera/mic shadows, and certainly doesn’t inspire confidence in the DP when he comes to look over my shoulder at what I’m lining up as we set the shot.
Does anyone else use this combination of gear with similar results? I like the monitor, but can’t have this happen on a professional set. Now that my show has ended, I need to use the time before my next one to find a solution or move on to something that works. Thanks in advance.