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#1 Kelsey W. Smith

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:04 PM

Looking for some feedback on steadi monitors. I think its finally time to upgrade to a HD version, lots of choices out there and hoping some of you guys can shed some light. ( I still love my TB-6 though  B) )

 

- Is 8" monitor too big? (yes, size does matter! :D  ) 

- What HD monitor are you using? (Looking for something that is good outdoors as well as a good ref monitor)

 

Here are the ones I'm looking at (in no particular order):

 

- Transvideo HD Evolution Superbright

- DP7 High Bright

- Cinetronics G2 

 

 

Thanks,

Kelsey W. 


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#2 James Baldanza SOC

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:10 PM

Those are all great monitors. I don't think you can go wrong with either one.

BUT 

I can't say enough about my Generation1 Cinetronic.

And at a refurbished price of $2200 it's a steal.

 

-James


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#3 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:30 PM

If you choose Transvideo, go for the X-sbl version, or wait for the cinegear to see the new XCS Tb7
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#4 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 04:42 PM

Here is a list I made of all the available HD High Bright monitors available for steadicam. https://docs.google....p=sharing#gid=0


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#5 Kelsey W. Smith

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 04:48 PM

Thanks gentleman! Oooh, TB7 sounds like it might be interesting.

 

Have to wait to see what the price will be...


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#6 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:08 PM

I'm not sure if it's still in the works. It's been a while without news about the TB7. http://www.steadicam...c=17277&p=90523


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#7 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:41 PM

Yes, TB7 prototype at Cinegear 2014
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:08 PM

I have used the Boland 8.4 HD Daybright for the past six years and absolutely love the product: performance and support have been exemplary. Highly recommend the product and the company.
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#9 Kelsey W. Smith

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:08 PM

Hey Brant. Hows the 8" monitor for tight spaces? I really would like the extra real-estate in screen, but I'm not sure if its too big? Have you had any issues? 


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#10 chris bangma

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:19 PM

The Cinetronic Gen2+ will be available before Cinegear, and has the highest brightness highest resolution 7" screen.  The screen is FullHD 1920x1080, so you can see every detail.  This screen also has the widest viewing angle and highest contrast of all the 7" screens available.  All this combines to be the most daylight viewable steadicam monitor available.


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#11 Afton Grant

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:40 PM

Small HD and Cinetronic Gen 1 are both good buys.  Small HD, I feel is a little more future proof than the Gen 1, but about $1000 more.  At around $3000 (for Small HD), however, neither one could be considered expensive.  They'd both serve well as primary monitors, and at the same time allow you to save some $$ for when the TB7 does come out, at which point a new benchmark will likely be set, you can use your saved money to buy one, and still have a good backup...or sell the old one for some extra cash.  


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#12 Nicholas Davidoff

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:58 AM

Here is a list I made of all the available HD High Bright monitors available for steadicam. https://docs.google....p=sharing#gid=0

That's a great list man!


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#13 Kelsey W. Smith

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:42 AM

How many of you guys are flying 8" monitors? Would you recommend the 8" or the 6"?


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#14 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:02 PM

what about 7"?  I like my Gen 1 and my Hummingbird.. Both are 7".


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#15 Guille Moreno

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:22 PM

I'd go for Cinetronic... but I haven't tried the new Transvideo. I've seen the small HD, is very good as well. I'd really like to see the new Gen2+ screen, though, sounds very promising!


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