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#1 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 11:52 PM

Hi everyone.

Thought I'd write a note on my experience with this monitor since no that much info is available out there.

I was looking for a new monitor for my sled and was interested in this model, but I had some hesitation because of the lack of information from users out there, so I hope this helps.

 

First off - It is without a doubt the brightest monitor I have ever seen. I had posted a picture on Facebook of the monitor on set with me while filming the movie "Heartbeats" and it was so easily visible while being blasted by the sun here in Bombay (pretty bright)

What I didn't realise was that I was nowhere near close to getting the monitor up to its full performance.

I spoke to Gary Litwin at Boland and he asked me to try out the Max Bright function - It is incredible.

I will take some photos and post them here later.

 

The second point is the off axis view ability. You can see a perfect image pretty much from any angle (unless you are behind the monitor)

It is extremely relaxing to not have to crane your neck at all to see the image.

 

It has a digital level which I dont use - after many attempts over the years I am still stuck with a spirit level. Cant seem to get out of that habit so how good the level is will have to be judged by someone else.

 

CONS:

No image flip - not a biggie for me because I turn the camera upside down and the monitor as well so it is a non issue . May come up at some time, but I plan to buy Matthias Bibers mount anyway, so I will be covered.

 

I am not a fan of the Yoke and don't use it. I have used spacers and mount the monitor with the stock Ultra2 yoke.

 

Btw- the customer service and response time from Boland ( and Gary in particular) is spectacular, even when you are exactly halfway across the world.

On par with Chapman/ Leonard - which to me is the Gold standard in customer support.

 

Highly recommended !


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#2 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 09:54 PM

Thanks Sanjay,

I'm planning on looking at this monitor at NAB in Las Vegas coming up.


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#3 Matthias Biber

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:47 AM

https://vimeo.com/152002969

 

 

If monitor software does not have a flip function, the Quattro monitor arm from cam-jam.de comes in handy.

 

I do also have mounts for the Boland BVB7 to rotate it around it´s center of gravity, even with a battery on the back of the monitor.


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#4 Gary Litwin

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:41 PM

Sanjay....just wanted to say thank you for the shout out.  Really appreciate it!!

 

Also...a kind reminder that if anyone wants to see the BVB07,  it will definitely be at NAB (booth SL4905), or just give me a shout and I will set up an eval for you.  And...if you need a pass for NAB...I can help with that too  :)

 

Best,

Gary


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#5 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 08:12 AM

The Cam Jam Quattro arm, yoke and CoG bracket for the Boland monitor.Attached File  image1.JPG   119.09KB   26 downloads


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#6 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 08:13 AM

I have no idea why the picture is upside down ...


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#7 gregor yalmanian

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 11:24 AM

i also contacted Gary , and looking forward to buy this monitor. i will try to make it to NAB to check it out.


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#8 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 02:04 PM

type in ....DayBrite in the search function

 

and there is tons of info on it.

 When I tried one for a week on a show, It did not have the 8 pin Lemo on it, nor the digital level, I'll check those out in the future. Great monitor. Only reason I did not buy one immediately is that I already have a main and back up monitor, but it is in my future....

 

Ozzie


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#9 Kyle Fasanella

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:01 PM

Love this monitor for its brightness in the sun alone.

add the multiple inputs, HDMI-SDI conversion, digital level ect I have not had a better monitor. 


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#10 James Baldanza SOC

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:37 PM

Yes, It's a very good Monitor.


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#11 Marty Smith

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 05:03 PM

Just wanted to add some thoughts to this thread.

 

I was looking to upgrade my monitor - and without doubt there are a variety to consider.  Going down the Boland path has been brilliant.

 

The monitor has been sensational - and combined with the cam-jam bracket - has been a great addition to my rig.  

 

I'm on a narrative gig at the moment that is reasonably steadicam heavy - and I've not had any issue with view ability of the monitor; high/low mode, outside bright sun (the max brightness function is terrific)

 

Combined with that, the service from Gary Litwin and his team was exceptional.  Australia still tends to be a long way away at times and he has been superb in assisting me with my purchase.  Probably something a number of other businesses could learn from!.

 

Thanks Gary, thanks Boland.


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#12 Gary Litwin

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 05:24 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Just wanted to let you know that if you have not had a chance to check out the BVB07 DayBrite, I will have one in Hollywood at SMPTE next week, and then again at NAB New York on November 9 & 10.

 

Many thanks....and looking forward to meeting some of you!


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#13 Gary Litwin

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 12:27 PM

Hi all,

 

Some of you have reached out to me about the possibility of a volume discount / group purchase for the BVB07.  I checked with my production folks, and am told that if we could get a group purchase of 75 units, I could offer a really large discount ($475 off).

 

If anyone is interested, please let me know. These units would need to be ordered in November, and would ship early January. 

 

Many thanks!


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#14 Jake Iesu

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 09:15 PM

Keep me updated on a group buy please.
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#15 David M. Aronson

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:46 PM

I like mine enough I'd buy another as a backup and for non steadicam gigs. I'm in


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