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Best monitor rain cover solution that still lets you see the actual f'n image?

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#1 Brett Manyluk

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 05:00 PM

Looking to hear what all of you have going for rain cover solutions for your monitor when it comes to salvaging the most viewable image available. Obviously going without a cover in light rain is preferable, but when it gets heaviest or rain towers, we all have to button up. What tricks do you have up your collective sleeves? I've always used saran wrap and just toughed it out, but it leaves a lot to be desired if you you are fighting to see with bright, overhead silks. Any particular plastics out there anyone knows of? maybe dedicated hard plastic with anti-glare on it that can be welded into a wrap around cover? Any new tech that improves this situation? Also for you Transvideo guys, how much water do you let touch the monitor before you wrap it up?



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#2 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:57 PM

Transvideo and Tiffen both sell raincovers fitting the HD6 monitors. The Tiffen one is made for the 8.4" 4:3 LCD and will give you a bigger Lexan "window"



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#3 korey robinson

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 08:26 AM

I use Ziploc freezer bags, 2 gallon/XL size. Fits around my SmallHD DP-7 with a Switronix Hypercore 98 on the back. Two bongo ties, one on the top and one on the bottom on my monitor to keep the bag tight. Plenty of extra bag to even cover the monitor yoke up to my post and the storage bag has decently thick plastic.

Goes on quick, comes off quick. Not going to claim its the best solution, or the prettiest but it works for me.


 Combine that with Glad clear plastic recycling bags for the camera and sled, tightened up with binder clips and I'm good to go. All components are clearly visible and when done right, access to the camera is quick and easy, doesn't weigh anything and adapts to just about any sort of camera setup you may have. 

 Rain gear thats specific to one design of sled/monitor/what have you strikes me as too specialized. The situation on set is always changing and I want my rain protection to be able to change accordingly.

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