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#1 Tom Schnaidt

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 10:37 AM

I have recently purchased the HD Ultrabrite monitor with my rig and have been using a native 16:9 camera with it. (Ikegami HLDV-7W) I have been uanble to get into the 16:9 mode on the monitor. I am curious if anybody else has this monitor and may be able to shed some light on this. It seems very particular to the 16:9 mode because I have no problem with 4:3, 2:35, but just cant seem to figure out the 16:9...Thanks for your help.

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#2 Jerry Holway

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 06:59 PM

Tom-

There's no setting for native 16x9, but if you go into the "non-linear scaling mode" and play with the horizontal and vertical clipping, you can make a circle look like a circle on the screen -I did this with a PAL camera at CineGear just for fun.

Call Tiffen LA 310 645-4568 if you have other questions about the HD UltraBrite.

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#3 Tom Schnaidt

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 11:08 PM

hey Jerry-

thanks for your response. I will surely give this a shot. Though I was under the impression from the manual as well as the promo spec sheet that 16:9 was a format supported by the HDU? Hmmmm.

Thanks again for the input.

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#4 Ari Gertler

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:51 AM

Tom,
Great to hear that you made the jump and have your own gear. As to the 16:9, I often keep my monitor as a 3:4 when I shoot ( more with anamorphic) in order to be able to have more image on my screen (which also lets me be able to see the boom mic better in case it comes close to poping into frame). I hope all is well and be sure to let me know when you come into LA.

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#5 Jerry Holway

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 03:26 PM

Tom-

I just went through the exercise with my HD Ultrabrite.

In the non-linear scaling mode, set the vertical clipping to -95 to -100 (max) and leave the others at zero. As this setting will remain in memory, just use it when you are shooting 16x9.

Note: I set my little Sony PC-3 camera to 16x9 and sent that signal to the monitor via an S-VHS cable; it may differ slightly from your 16x9 signal.... but I did it at CineGear with a comparable PAL camera; same process.

Let us know.

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#6 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 10:38 PM

Tom,

Welcome to the club. Funny running into you on the steps that day (two different shoots; one location). Give me a call the next time you are in NYC.

Cheers,

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#7 RobVanGelder

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 11:08 AM

Right, so you have been sold a High Definition monitor with a preset build in 2:35 frame-mode but not a NATIVE VIDEO FORMAT that is with the HD!

Sorry, that doesn´t make sense to me! No matter what Tiffen of Jerry says, if you sell HD gear it must be also 16:9 as that is what the HD chips are!!!

Period!

No excuse for work-around solutions in my opinion, not for that price!

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#8 RonBaldwin

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 04:10 PM

how much is the Tiffin hi-def monitor? I heard it was around $10K?

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