GH4 HDMI downconverter (Steadicam Pilot VL, SD monitor)
Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:01 PM
First time post so my apologies in advance on any departures from proper decorum.
I am negotiating the purchase of a steadicam pilot vl with vest, arm, mounting stand, one battery, backpack, etc. for $1575 but have encountered a problem getting the monitor to accept the hdmi out signal from my GH4.
The Atmos H2S has been recommended to deal with this issue in other, older threads and I was wondering if this was still the case? Not having my hands on the rig, I assume I will also have to purchase a Sri --> rca cable as well as a short microhdmi to hdmi to connect camera --> atmos --> pilot. Finally, as this adapter is an additional $295 expendature, is the purchase of the rig still a value worth jumping on?
Thanks so much for the advice!
Posted 27 December 2015 - 01:47 AM
Another attractive option would be a monitor recommendation which would require no additional conversions (plugs into the same 12v power cord) and a 6-8' HDMI-->HDMImini. If there are any reasonable options others have used under $300 I would love to hear them.
Posted 27 December 2015 - 11:24 PM
Although it sacrifices screen brightness, I may settle for purchasing a ~$250 HD monitor with HDMI in and 15v power, plug it into the sled's power and run a cable up the central pole.
Keeping in mind I don't have either unit on hand so "plugging it into the sled's power" might not be as simple as it sounds.
Posted 28 December 2015 - 03:31 AM
the converter I linked to is under 20$ - try a search for "hdmi2av mini". The sled's monitor is not THAT bad at all (okay, the colors are), but at least it's non-reflective and quite daylight viewable. Enough for framing. A really better and bright enough replacement starts beyond 1,000$ and you'll probably have to change the wiring. ;-)