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#1 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:16 PM

Take a look.



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#2 David A. Wolf

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 09:42 PM

Jens:
Any specs on this monitor? Size, weight, NITS, price, availability. Can't find any info, or any mention of the monitor, on the Transvideo website. Where did you get these photos?

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#3 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 10:10 PM

Hi.

It's on their Homepage. No infos though. It is a NAB premiere, just like the Rainbow/UHF monitor.

Call Marianne.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 06:54 AM

Why would you make a HD SDI monitor that is 4:3 Native? Do Transvideo think that nobody will notice that thay are paying for pixels that will only ever display black? I own a Cine IIIa superbright, but if I could have bought a 16:9 monitor with the same specs............not even hint of competition. HD/SDI Digtal TV is a widescreen format!!! What are these guys thinking?! :blink:
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#5 Peter Milanov

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 12:39 PM

You´ll probably use it with film cameras as well and when shooting 1:85 it´s nice to be able to see that extra area over and under the frame to keep an eye on boom mikes etc. The Tiffen HD ultra 8,4" monitor is also 4:3.
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#6 Charles Papert

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:25 PM

Yeah but...all film taps essentially "underscan" in that the ground glass image will always show a little bit around the sides, especially on top and bottom (Super 35 tends to be wall-to-wall on the sides). I've been using a 16:9 monitor on the rig for 10 years now (TB6) and have never missed using a 4:3 monitor when shooting film.
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#7 Chris Konash

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:37 PM

I don't think this monitor was made for anything in the film world. Correct me if I'm missing something but it looks to only accept SDI (Serial Digital) in Standard or High Def. So the under/over scan you speak of wouldn't really matter because it doesn't accept a composite video signal. Looks nice though... To me it's not really useful as an SD / HD-SDI monitor in 4:3.
Also, If I remember correctly the only people out there that can send an SDI signal through the post are those who custom modified the wiring in their sled or those who have the new U2.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:51 PM

I don't think this monitor was made for anything in the film world. Correct me if I'm missing something but it looks to only accept SDI (Serial Digital) in Standard or High Def. So the under/over scan you speak of wouldn't really matter because it doesn't accept a composite video signal. Looks nice though... To me it's not really useful as an SD / HD-SDI monitor in 4:3.
Also, If I remember correctly the only people out there that can send an SDI signal through the post are those who custom modified the wiring in their sled or those who have the new U2.

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Chris,
I do believe your correct . . . .

and once again the long unanswered question is, "where is the elusive, 7", Daybright, 16x9, HD/SDI/Composite monitor?" . . . .

Hopefully, NAB will produce a breakthrough
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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:09 PM

Has anyone ever tried the Marshall V-R70P-HDSDI 7" LCD?


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I haven't but I'm curious.....at under 2G's, it's tempting to have it in the kit.

Anyone?
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#10 Ramon Engle

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 11:03 PM

Hey Brian, my buddy owns one. I saw it today. Completely underwhelmed! Pure crap in daylight and even indoors it was nothing special. I own the Cinemonitor II from transvideo and the Marshall doesn't come close. I know the transvideo montior isn't HD but I'd be interested in their HD version.

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#11 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:34 PM

Has anyone ever tried the Marshall V-R70P-HDSDI 7" LCD?


Marshall Monitor


I haven't but I'm curious.....at under 2G's, it's tempting to have it in the kit.

Anyone?

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Hey Bryan,
Ya . . . . I have used it , good to have in the kit for the price, but as others have said pure crap in the sunlight.

Hopefully one day soon we will have the ultimate 7" Daybright, 1200 Nit HD/SDI/Composit Monitor.
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#12 Dan Coplan

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 05:56 PM

Report from NAB. I have SEEN the new Cinemonitor...

Here are basics. I'll allow Transvideo or others to fill in details:

The monitor is 16x9. The 4x3 area allows space under the image for menu text, a waveform monitor, and bubble level. Currently the inputs are two SDI (either HD or SD) and one output. I talked to Marianne about the absolute need for an SD composite input and she agrees and is working on it.

450 nits in 3 configurations: "full bright" for outdoors, "calibrated" for indoors or under a tent (the monitor is being marketed as a small portable production monitor as well, and "user configurable". The image looks really nice.

Framelines and bubble level are add-on options. 3 user defined sets of framelines are available in a variety of colors and patterns. You can also mask the area outside of the framelines with black or semi-transparent. There are a variety of bubble level options with respect to graphic representation (toggle through to your favorite).

Many features common to the current Cinemonitor as well.

Approximate cost of the monitor (***approximate!!! don't quote me on this!!!) is $6500 plus $700 for each of the two options mentioned above.

Why 450 nits when the Cinemonitor is twice that? Apparently providing HD resolution and high brightness is a technical challenge.

My personal opinion based on the demo I saw (I believe there are only 3 in this country at the time and final versions will not be available until June):

The image is great. The fact that you can use this as a production monitor with options to calibrate and waveform is really cool. The brightness concerns me. I can only remember one time I had a problem with direct sun and my Cinemonitor III but that's at 900 nits. Transvideo is marketing this as a daylight compatible monitor so we'll have to wait and see how it performs outside.

The frameline option is fantastic and easy to configure. Two sets is great, three is a bonus. Masking the image area outside your framelines is also great. Currently you can select the color of the mask (red, green, blue, black, etc.) which is nifty, but I would prefer to have black as the only option and be able to dial in the level of transparency. I find the choice of colors more useful for the framelines themselves.

Integrated bubble - great. And you can define what "on bubble" is so no need to angle your monitor just right to get it to work.

The mounting bracket is built as a slide so the option to position it left to right now exists. Great.

The price is a bit hard to swallow but as Marianne explained to me, it's because the dollar is so bad compared to the Euro.

That's all I know. I know you're going to read this, Marianne, so if I missed anything or stated something incorrectly, please say so.

Dan "Dehydrated and Exhausted" Coplan
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