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having problem with Mark V sled and CinemonitorIII

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#1 Dan Coplan

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 05:20 AM

I'm in Sweden using a RED on a Mark V sled from a local rental house. Everything worked fine when I prepped the rig at the rental house with their RED camera, but now that I'm on set with our RED camera I'm having problems...

Everything works fine including the Titan video transmitter that is taking video in from the output of the CinemonitorIII. There is an image on the Cinemonitor that's coming from the lens but I'm getting several diagonal blue lines as if the sync is off or something like that. I can't find any settings for NTSC or PAL on the monitor.

RED HD-SDI is outputting to an AJA downconverter which goes into the sled and then out to the monitor and through the monitor to the transmitter which properly transmits to a Panasonic 17" LCD.

I'm stumped. The rental house is stumped. Hoping somebody has a flash of brilliance for me.


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#2 Sven Joukes

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:11 AM

Hi Dan,

You've probably tried all this yourself, but here goes:
°have you put the signal from the AJA straight to the monitor (not through the post) see what that does?
°have you put the AJA straight onto the Titan?
°if you have a V2 D-Box, have you tried feeding the transmitter off the video out BNC plug?
°are you using the BNC input on the Cine IIIa or the accessory input?

Call me if you want +32 478 275 014, I have the same gear, never encountered this either.

Good luck,

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#3 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:24 PM

When you say several diaganol blue lines is it like the screen is full of them to the point of being unusable? I was doing a shoot with the Red the other day with an AJA downconverter and when I first set it up that was all I saw until the Red tech came over and changed some setting in the camera.

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#4 Dan Coplan

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:31 AM

Problem solved. My mistake was not selecting the proper format, PAL or NTSC, in the 'STANDARD' menu setting. This setting is in a list along with choice of screen color (color, green, or b&w) and I mistakenly assumed it was some sort of 'standard color' choice.

Was wondering why I couldn't figure out where the PAL/NTSC option was and ended up wondering if the monitor was auto-sensing.

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