SmallHD DP7 built-in tally/cue light
Posted 09 March 2016 - 02:47 AM
I've noticed the 4 pin hirose has a tally pin (pin 3 or 4). What kind of signal should trig it? A short?
SmallHD is not very clear about this in the documentation..
Posted 09 March 2016 - 10:00 AM
Been wondering the same thing for a while, here is the answer form SmallHD's tech support.
Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:26 PM
I had the tally wired on my DP 7. I can't remember how I did it, but It has to go through the composite video connection on the side of the monitor. This is difficult if you have a yolk because there is usually very little clearance between the monitor and the yolk. You need a right angle Hirose, and I don't think they make one. The tally lights are located on the back of the monitor so you can't even see them when they are lit. On top of that, the DP7 2.0.4 software upgrade disables the composite connection . I called Small HD about this and they said they were going to fix it. That was at least a year ago. I can't remember if it disables the tally, but since I couldn't see it anyway, I ended up getting the Zalex Tally from Peter Abraham. I am happy with the Zalex.
Posted 09 March 2016 - 10:58 PM
optical Tally is the way to go - Peter Abraham makes 'em. I have one and it works great! I have an engineering friend that could make you one as well. Good luck!
Posted 10 March 2016 - 11:33 PM
The internal Tally works on the Small HD DP7 pro HB but the older software only allows it to blink when activated and it was wired opposite of our typical sensors. But Small HD has corrected this with the new software update. I have not yet done it, but I believe John Perry has his working correctly
Posted 11 March 2016 - 01:02 PM