Jump to content



Photo

Tamuz vs. Transvideo


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 kes

kes

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 37 posts

Posted 13 February 2004 - 02:37 PM

In the near future I was thinking of buying another LCD monitor for my master but not sure what to choose. I know some well respected operators like Eastwood and Muhlstock are using the Transvideo but did anyone compare the Transvideo to the newer brand Tamuz monitors ? Does anyone use the Tamuz monitor ? It seems very profesionals and shares nearly the same features as the Cinemonitor. It is also about the same price - 3000 USD. Need help to decide.
Kes
  • 0

#2 RobVanGelder

RobVanGelder

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 919 posts
  • Bangkok, Thailand

Posted 14 February 2004 - 10:41 AM

I saw the Tamuz monitors and the range of models once at IBC and was..... not really impressed. The housing was a bit crude, the screens not particulary bright.

So I went for Teletest, an afforable monitor at around $1500 at that time, might be a bit more now.


Rob van Gelder, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 0

#3 kes

kes

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 37 posts

Posted 14 February 2004 - 11:13 AM

Rob did you actually see the Golden Hawk one ? It has the same contrast of 250:1
as the Cinemonitor but if you say it is not very bright I will take your words. Did you have the chance to compare between your Teletest and the Cinemonitor ? Your Teletest cost half the price of the Transvideo but I do not want to compromise as far as money concern even if the Cinemonitor is only a bit better than the Teletest. I also like the 1:2.35 Anamoraphic option which I can find in the Transvideo and the Tamuz. I really was wondering if someone does own the Tamuz LCD on this forum and can give some opinions how it reacts in varied situations.

Kes
  • 0

#4 JamieSilverstein

JamieSilverstein

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 361 posts
  • New York City

Posted 14 February 2004 - 12:33 PM

There are more than several options out there....... I own a Transvideo, am looking at a Hummingbird, thinking about a Panasonic, drooling over the Teletest HD, and wondering about the Tamuz. So much time, so little time to spend money.
Jamie.
  • 0

#5 RobVanGelder

RobVanGelder

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 919 posts
  • Bangkok, Thailand

Posted 15 February 2004 - 10:22 AM

Jamie, is that true, Teletest has a HD monitor?

About the difference between Transvideo and Teletest: there is some difference, but very little in mine opinion and some other operators
At the last workshop I did in Sweden, september last year, I was able to compare the output and resolution from the Teletest, the Panasonic, the Ikegami and the Cinemonitor from Transvideo and mine was one of the brightest.
The Transvideo has some extra features, like greenscreen and a frame-memory and a voltage display. Also, it handles over-exposure a bit better, koops the detail due to improved electronics (limiter?)
One Danish operator walked in one day and saw the Teletest, he had never heart of it before. He was instantly sold and mentioned without asking that it was brighter than his Transvideo.

But for the weight, the light-output and power consumption I think the Teletest is a very good choice. (for the money)


Rob van Gelder, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 0

#6 kes

kes

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 37 posts

Posted 15 February 2004 - 01:16 PM

Thanks again Rob. Since you actually compered most of the LCD I was considering and came out to a conclusion that the Teletest is one of the brightest I think I would go for that. Buy the way do you know where can I buy the Teletest in Germany ?
Kes
  • 0

#7 JamieSilverstein

JamieSilverstein

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 361 posts
  • New York City

Posted 15 February 2004 - 11:21 PM

Before you go out and spend several thousand bucks, I would check out the Hummingbird. The brightness is reputed to be better and the anti reflective coating is supposed to be excellent. I think you can do a google search for them.
  • 0

#8 Guido Lux

Guido Lux

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 161 posts
  • Munich/Germany

Posted 16 February 2004 - 05:01 AM

Hi everybody!

Maybe I can shed some "light" !? I've been using the tamuz (golden hawk) for about a year now.
For studiowork and overcast days outside it`s a really great monitor! But you better look for shade when the sun comes out cuz you won't see a lot on your screen!
Now, I've just received my hummingbird last week and I've been using it in the alps on a glacier - only outside and in bright sunlight over snow and ice for the last couple of days...and it rocks!!!!! It's the best I've seen so far! I never even used a sunshade!
We were 3 Steadicam on the show and the other two ops just ordered theirs this morning!
Take my word and your search is over!


Guido "will only work in bright sunlight from now on" Lux
  • 0

#9 Guido Lux

Guido Lux

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 161 posts
  • Munich/Germany

Posted 16 February 2004 - 05:16 AM

Takes a little getting used to...

Attached Files


  • 0

#10 Mitch Gross

Mitch Gross

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 269 posts

Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:24 AM

Dig that funky retro-styling! Looks like something that fell off the "Space 1999" set. Is the casing plastic? Kinda looks like adapted consumer technology.
  • 0

#11 Anthony Hardwick

Anthony Hardwick

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 145 posts
  • Pasadena, CA

Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:47 AM

Jaimie,

Is this Hummingbird the same company that makes marine electronics - as in depth finders/fish finders?

Anthony
  • 0

#12 Guido Lux

Guido Lux

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 161 posts
  • Munich/Germany

Posted 16 February 2004 - 12:16 PM

No! No plastic! It's a grey metal housing with light blue rubber shockabsorbing inlays.
And no matter what it looks like - it's the best lcd-screen so far! What's also nice: it's about the same weight as an crt, so you don't have to ad extra weight.


Guido
  • 0

#13 Mitch Gross

Mitch Gross

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 269 posts

Posted 16 February 2004 - 01:33 PM

Is there a website with specs?
  • 0

#14 Stephen Murphy

Stephen Murphy

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 261 posts
  • London

Posted 16 February 2004 - 01:39 PM

www.imp-electronics.co.uk

Makers of the Hummingbird monitor.
  • 0

#15 Brian D. Goff

Brian D. Goff

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 27 posts
  • Switzerland

Posted 16 February 2004 - 03:29 PM

I don't know if this fits for all transvideo LCD's, but I did notis that my Rainbow II shows the FULL image. I know that the teletest LCD's crops the image at the right and bottom (1-2% I think). Any way, I had Teletest once, and first thought my frameliner had gone mad, untill I read the small print on the package of the LCD. So, if you wish to have full control over the full image, you better ask befor you buy! I was told, that in order to not crop the image at any side of the LCD, you must have some image-processor builtin the LCD (Transvideo aparantly payed atention to do this).
I think Transvideo is by far worth the money, am very happy with the Rainbow II.

Brian
  • 0




Boland Communications

PLC - Bartech

PLC Electronics Solutions

Omnishot Systems

Wireless Video Systems

Betz Tools for Stabilizers

Engineered Cinema Solutions

rebotnix Technologies

Varizoom Follow Focus

BOXX

SkyDreams

Teradek

GPI Pro Systems

Ritter Battery

IDX

Paralinx LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS