8" or 9" portable tv/tuner
Posted 31 October 2006 - 12:21 PM
B&H has some that look promising but I would like to hear some reviews from folks
that have this size of receiver
Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:58 PM
I saw it on a set and the sound guy had one and he was getting great reception off my sled whereas everyone else was getting mediocre reception. I oughta get one...
Let us know what you end up getting and how it performs!
Posted 01 November 2006 - 07:51 PM
I met you during Peter's class at Birns and Sawyer a year ago. I'm with Robert and Eric on the Camos and I think David Hable is a true gentleman. I'm very happy with my TX/Camos set-up from Cramped Attic.
Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:32 AM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:29 AM
Posted 11 November 2006 - 01:10 PM
I picked up a used AB plate off of eBay ($10-20), and fixed it right to the back of the monitor - routing the wiring inside the monitor. It is so much neater than my previous setup.
It wasn't a difficult modification. I simply opened up the housing of the monitor and found the wires that carried the power. I then drilled the appropriate holes on the back of the housing: four for the mounting screws and one to route the AB plate wires into the monitor. The AB wires were soldered to the monitor's power wires, heat shrink was applied, and the monitor was sealed back up. Good to go!
I imagine this process may vary depending on your monitor, how its constructed, its power requirements/limitations, internal wiring, etc. This will most definitely void a warranty on any monitor you own. My specific monitor was only a couple hundred dollars so it wouldn't be the end of the world if I had ruined it somehow. Use common sense.
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Best to all,
Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:20 PM
Since then he made a couple of double units for TV shows... so that the director can see A and B camera simultaneous while he runs in circles or is lying beside the action in a Hospital bed like seen on "Medical Investigations"... (He was lying on the bed with crossed legs and holding the 2 monitor unit at arms length above him while they where rolling just a couple of feet to his right... I hope someone made a picture...)
The finished (single) unit was under $300.- a piece which makes it almost disposable... especially when you take in account giving your baby to an overly exited Director... I'm on my fourth with number 5 in the case just in case!
I was thinking of getting like a super deluxe Transvideo handheld Director friend going, until I saw my first unit hitting the ground and imagining that could have been my $6500.- set up...
The Director can live with the picture as long has he can follow the action and the performance...
Every single one loved the option... sometimes so much that we carry a transmitter on all set ups including Handheld, Dolly and Sticks, so he can be closer to the action or just mobile without ever loosing the image.