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#1 NOT Dominic Bartolone

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 07:35 PM

I am about to purchase a new monitor and I am having a tough time deciding which one to go with.  I was hoping for a little feedback.  In your opinion what is the best monitor right now?  Go.

 

The perfect monitor to me is:  Super high bright.  On board recording.  Reasonably priced.  6"-7". Great customer service.  HD.  

 

Does anyone know if any of the monitor companies are running any deals right now?  Coupon Codes?  Thanks everyone.  


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#2 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:43 PM

Transvideo seems to be the hype right now. SmallHD is cheaper, but it has some fame delay and a hit or miss on screen blemishes. For a recorder get a StarliteHD on the side (great low mode monitor). Otherwise XCS TB6 has yet to be outshined (pun intended) but is SD.
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#3 NOT Dominic Bartolone

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:51 PM

I am very intrigued by the Odyssey7 by Convergent Design.  The built in recorder seems amazing, but I have yet to find the Nits on this monitor.  I worry that it may not be bright enough for exterior work. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?  


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#4 thomas-english

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 03:12 AM

It isn't bright enough. Get a Transvideo. 


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#5 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:41 AM

Depending on your budget and needs.

Rainbow HD7 Sbl 3K

Or

Cinemonitor X-sbl Hd6 or HD8 around 5k
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#6 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 09:28 AM

The Odessey7 is OLED. So nit doesn't really apply to the technology as for LCD since there is no backlight. It's more color accurate but not bright enough for Steadicam. As of now there are no high bright monitor that does recording.
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#7 daniel hanit

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 03:56 AM

Is the Transvideo Starlite bright as the Rainbow high brightness monitor?
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#8 David M. Aronson

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:53 AM

Depending on your budget and needs.

Rainbow HD7 Sbl 3K

Or

Cinemonitor X-sbl Hd6 or HD8 around 5k

I can't find the Rainbow HD7 Sbl for much less than 4k. Am I looking in the wrong places?

 

Edit: I'm looking in the wrong places.


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#9 Chris Loh

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 02:51 AM

I strongly suggest you take a look at the Boland BVB07, Transvideo x-sbl 6", Cinetronic gen 2, and the TB6 in person. You really need to see which monitor you like by actually looking trying them out. I've gotten the chance to look at these four monitors, and I've realized I have different preferences than other people, and that there is no such things as a perfect monitor.


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#10 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:55 PM

stay with monitors that you can get serviced and are still in production, less headaches.

 

And for US prices, contact Marianne @ Transvideo in Studio City, she is the source here in the USA....


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#11 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:01 AM

Chris, can you share your preferences and thoughts?
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#12 Quaid Cde Baca

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 05:27 AM

Chris and I bought the Bolands.
I also have a tb6.
In our tests, the boland has an amazing anti glare screen and remarkable 1500 nit daylight value.
I think it's thee best bang for your buck at its ~2200 price range.

But you can make the leap, go with a transvideo X-SBL model for sure
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#13 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 07:34 AM

Love my Boland BVB07!  Great imaging with no daylight issues!  Assistants love it and directors even have praised it's performance.  No hesitation about using it or recommending it!  Don't wait, it's the best value for the money and their support is the best!


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#14 Nick Muller

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 10:38 AM

Chris/Quaid/Brant,
Are you guys using the on board level?
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#15 Lars Erik

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:11 AM

Brant, I visited the home page for the new Boland monitor. It didn't say anything about having a flip function. But I assume it has one..?


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