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#1 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 12:28 PM

So I just got my first LCD monitor. I have a PRO and a PRO monitor and a PRO monitor arm. A friend of mine has a 8.4" LCD monitor from Boland. He loves it and swears by it. He uses a different rig and therefore a different monitor arm.

My question is this; what would be the best way to attach an LCD monitor (with a 1/4 20 hole) to my PRO monitor arm? Or, if that's not possible, is there a monitor arm that will attach to the LCD monitor and to my PRO post?

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#2 nick franco

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 04:28 PM

So I just got my first LCD monitor. I have a PRO and a PRO monitor and a PRO monitor arm. A friend of mine has a 8.4" LCD monitor from Boland. He loves it and swears by it. He uses a different rig and therefore a different monitor arm.

My question is this; what would be the best way to attach an LCD monitor (with a 1/4 20 hole) to my PRO monitor arm? Or, if that's not possible, is there a monitor arm that will attach to the LCD monitor and to my PRO post?

tnx,

mm.

Transvideo might have a bracket that might work, it's in the lower left corner of the pdf here:

http://www.transvide...df/Mounting.pdf
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#3 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 08:17 PM

yep, that looks like it will do the trick........ but they are out of stock, have to order them from the UK and woln't have any for a few weeks :(

anybody else make anything like that???
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#4 MarkKaravite

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 08:36 PM

Hey Mike,

Check with Howard at MK-V. On their site, they sell their version of the 8.4" Boland, so I'm sure they should have a PRO spigot for it.

http://www.mk-v.com/monitors.htm

I picked up a MK-V Hummingbird earlier this year for live work, and I ordered a XCS bracket for it. I'm still a greenscreen guy at heart, but I find myself using the LCD on more digital jobs as well as the live stuff.

Chime in once you've had some time on the Boland. I haven't heard much feedback on that LCD.

Good luck,
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#5 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:39 AM

tnx, ill shoot him an e-mail and ask if he makes that bracket.

as for the monitor, i start a feature monday and i plan on using it as my main monitor innitially just to test it out........ i should have some feedback soon.

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#6 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 06:30 PM

So I just got my first LCD monitor. I have a PRO and a PRO monitor and a PRO monitor arm. A friend of mine has a 8.4" LCD monitor from Boland. He loves it and swears by it. He uses a different rig and therefore a different monitor arm.

My question is this; what would be the best way to attach an LCD monitor (with a 1/4 20 hole) to my PRO monitor arm? Or, if that's not possible, is there a monitor arm that will attach to the LCD monitor and to my PRO post?

tnx,

mm.



For an LCD monitor mount to PRO arm adapter I went to a machinist and had a little aluminum block made with a 1/4 hole for a bolt to the monitor and a couple of "Fins" that fit over the end of the pro arm mount with a tapped out hole for the bolt. Here's a crude drawing: http://gallery.mac.c...p;bgcolor=black
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#7 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:20 PM

sweet. I'm guessing you just gave them the nipple on the end of the pro monitor arm and had them machine the fins to fit snug over it?

Ive come up with 2 other options as well. trans video makes a bracket just for this purpose and i was also able to 'rig' something myself. i bought one of those beefy ball and socket mounts with the monitor. it screws into 1/4 20 and has a pretty stout ball and socket lock. i just got a long (10/32? size thread) bolt at the hardware store and went through the ball and socket attachment into the bottom of the pro nipple (where there is a screw you can loosen to pivot the monitor). It looks like it might work, ill let you know Monday night.

thanks for all the suggestions,

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#8 nick franco

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 09:59 AM

Or there's always...

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#9 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 11:27 AM

[quote name='Mike McGowan SOC' date='Oct 20 2007, 09:20 PM' post='30735']
sweet. I'm guessing you just gave them the nipple on the end of the pro monitor arm and had them machine the fins to fit snug over it?

That's right. Your ball and socket sounds like a good solution too. I also have a Noga Israeli arm with a post clamp on one end which I sometimes use with a light weight LCD monitor. This allows me to position the screen pretty high up while keeping the weight of the monitor down low on the post. I use this only when shooting video as it's too light for film cameras. Always go back to the green screen for that.
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