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#1 Sam Morgan Moore

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:11 AM

Morning all :)

 

So I'm doing a job on a BMC 4k - 90% will be sticks or whatever but Im thinking some moving shots on my Steadicam Pilot.

 

Anyway simply the BMC4k has SDi out and my Pilot is Component/Composite (I dont really know the difference)

 

I have the origninal pilot monitor and also a small (analogue) Transvideo monitor - which I far prefer due to brightness.

 

Is this what I need to see. http://www.decimator...decimator2.html

 

Also I have an HDMI SmallHD DP6 which I use with sticks - again would that work?

 

Thanks

 

SMM


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#2 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:02 AM

Sam,

The decimator is indeed what you would use to convert the HDSDI to composite video. There are other products out there as well (blackmagic makes one, as does Aja) but I personally am quite fond of the decimator. 

And you are correct that the decimator will also provide you with a HDMI to use with your smallHD.


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#3 Sam Morgan Moore

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:23 AM

Thank you for the reply

 

The BlackMagic boxes don't offer (AFAIK) composite and HDMI which is why the decimator seems to be the thing.

 

Two additional questions..

 

Do you know if it works at both 24/5p

 

Do you know how to power it - I guess it is Dtap to custom connector

 

Does it have an internal battery

 

Thanks.

 

S


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#4 Michael Hauer

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:44 PM

Hey Sam,

 

The decimator does not have an internal power or any included cables beyond the AC power included. You could strip the AC end and build a cable with 4 pin xlr or a connector of your choice or if you have a dtap somewhere you could just buy this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D0HPTRO/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1 


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#5 Sam Morgan Moore

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 03:58 PM

Thank you so 2.5mm plug - Im sure Ive got a load of them (same size as pilot power is it not)

 

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#6 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

I think it is actually a 2.1mm DC plug (5.5mm OD). Someone correct me if I am wrong.


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#7 Emmanuel Dinh

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:52 PM

Yes it is 2.1 mm, and I think the Decimator could be powered by the Pilot DC output as well.


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