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#1 Adam Coop

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:48 AM

Hi

We are currently developing a new monitor for Floatcam FC12 with one of our technology partners. I thought i would test the water to see what the reaction might be from the wider steadicam community as it will also fit other rigs and may be of interest.


It is a 7" 800 x 480 Sunlight viewable LCD monitor (1100 nits, dimmable and 200:1 contrast) in a rugged but lightweight Aluminium housing. We have kept it to just CVBS and SD comp inputs to keep the price down whilst maximising the quality of the LCD panel. It will be available with DV type, and AB or V-lock battery mounts, and currently uses a 12v DC input, although we will probably change this to 4pin XLR depending on what the general opinion is. We think it fills a whole in the current market between non-daylight viewable monitors which whilst well spec'd arent great outside or in backlit situations, and the high-end £2k+ serious hardware that is great, but means selling a kidney... We looked at SDI (HD and SD) inputs etc, as well as frameline generators and digital bubbles, but that just puts it slap bang in the middle of the £2k+ market, which kind of misses the point!

This monitor should appeal to steadicam operators on a budget but who need a good daylight viewable monitor, and more high end operators who need a straight forward, dependable monitor as a back up. Price is likely to be sub £1k + vat depending on final spec, but we will also be offering the first 10 units at a considerable discount.

We will soon also be adding a new 15mm bar style monitor bracket with 1", 1.5" or 2" post clamps for £279 - 299 + vat (depending on post size). First 10 units will be priced at £249 + vat for all sizes.

Any thoughts (or pre-orders!) would be appreciated...

Cheers

Adam Coop
0845 094 1138
adam@floatcam.co.uk


For full specs see below:

7? LCD WVGA AV Monitor
with high bright LED enhanced edge type backlight
LED
FEATURES
Bright Active Matrix TFT-LCD Display
800 x 480 Max. Resolution
Digital or Analog Interface
Wide Viewing Angles 130 deg (L/R)
Completely Sunlight Viewable
Aspect Ration: 16:9
Specification:
Display Size: 7 Inch
Panel Type: TFT Active
Resolution Capabilities: 800X480, VGA to WVGA
Pixel Format: 640x480, 800x480,
Pixel Pitch: 0.1905mm (H) x 0.1905 mm (V)
Viewing Angle: Left / Right: 65º/65º
Up / Down: 40º/65º
Active Area: 6.0? (w) x 3.6? (h)
152.4 (H) x 91.44(V) mm
Contrast Ratio: 200:1 Typical
Backlight type: LED high bright edge type at top and bottom sides
Brightness: 1100 nits, Completely Sunlight Viewable
Dimming range: 1100 nits to 10 nits dimming for daytime/at night
Dimming method: Auto by light sensor or manually by POT
Backlight lifetime: 50,000 Hours Typical
Colors Supported: 6 bit 262K
Electrical interface: CMOS 6 bit Digital RGB
Sync: TTL Separate H&V
Power Source: 12 VDC
Power Consumption: 15 Watt
3 Watts Sleep Mode
Temperature: Operating: -20° to 70°C
Storage: -30° to 70°C
Humidity Operating: 5 to 95% NC
Storage: 5 to 95% NC
Response Time: 10msec tr, 30msec tf
IP65 Option: Alu block milled front, alu sheet formed backcover
Monitor Specification
Video Input: VGA, S-Video, CVBS, YpbPr,
Video Output: CVBS
OSD Key Function: CH-, CH+, Menu, Vol-, Vol+, Auto, On/Off (Control by Remote control)
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#2 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:43 PM

Hi

We are currently developing a new monitor for Floatcam FC12 with one of our technology partners. I thought i would test the water to see what the reaction might be from the wider steadicam community as it will also fit other rigs and may be of interest.


It is a 7" 800 x 480 Sunlight viewable LCD monitor (1100 nits, dimmable and 200:1 contrast) in a rugged but lightweight Aluminium housing. We have kept it to just CVBS and SD comp inputs to keep the price down whilst maximising the quality of the LCD panel. It will be available with DV type, and AB or V-lock battery mounts, and currently uses a 12v DC input, although we will probably change this to 4pin XLR depending on what the general opinion is. We think it fills a whole in the current market between non-daylight viewable monitors which whilst well spec'd arent great outside or in backlit situations, and the high-end £2k+ serious hardware that is great, but means selling a kidney... We looked at SDI (HD and SD) inputs etc, as well as frameline generators and digital bubbles, but that just puts it slap bang in the middle of the £2k+ market, which kind of misses the point!

This monitor should appeal to steadicam operators on a budget but who need a good daylight viewable monitor, and more high end operators who need a straight forward, dependable monitor as a back up. Price is likely to be sub £1k + vat depending on final spec, but we will also be offering the first 10 units at a considerable discount.

We will soon also be adding a new 15mm bar style monitor bracket with 1", 1.5" or 2" post clamps for £279 - 299 + vat (depending on post size). First 10 units will be priced at £249 + vat for all sizes.

Any thoughts (or pre-orders!) would be appreciated...

Cheers

Adam Coop
0845 094 1138
adam@floatcam.co.uk


For full specs see below:

7? LCD WVGA AV Monitor
with high bright LED enhanced edge type backlight
LED
FEATURES
Bright Active Matrix TFT-LCD Display
800 x 480 Max. Resolution
Digital or Analog Interface
Wide Viewing Angles 130 deg (L/R)
Completely Sunlight Viewable
Aspect Ration: 16:9
Specification:
Display Size: 7 Inch
Panel Type: TFT Active
Resolution Capabilities: 800X480, VGA to WVGA
Pixel Format: 640x480, 800x480,
Pixel Pitch: 0.1905mm (H) x 0.1905 mm (V)
Viewing Angle: Left / Right: 65º/65º
Up / Down: 40º/65º
Active Area: 6.0? (w) x 3.6? (h)
152.4 (H) x 91.44(V) mm
Contrast Ratio: 200:1 Typical
Backlight type: LED high bright edge type at top and bottom sides
Brightness: 1100 nits, Completely Sunlight Viewable
Dimming range: 1100 nits to 10 nits dimming for daytime/at night
Dimming method: Auto by light sensor or manually by POT
Backlight lifetime: 50,000 Hours Typical
Colors Supported: 6 bit 262K
Electrical interface: CMOS 6 bit Digital RGB
Sync: TTL Separate H&V
Power Source: 12 VDC
Power Consumption: 15 Watt
3 Watts Sleep Mode
Temperature: Operating: -20° to 70°C
Storage: -30° to 70°C
Humidity Operating: 5 to 95% NC
Storage: 5 to 95% NC
Response Time: 10msec tr, 30msec tf
IP65 Option: Alu block milled front, alu sheet formed backcover
Monitor Specification
Video Input: VGA, S-Video, CVBS, YpbPr,
Video Output: CVBS
OSD Key Function: CH-, CH+, Menu, Vol-, Vol+, Auto, On/Off (Control by Remote control)


As always. we are all looking for the ultimate steadicam monitor, 200x1 contrast ratio is kinda scary for focus reasons but I am interested non the less, when and where can we get our hands on it for demo's and field testing?
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#3 Adam Coop

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:19 AM

We are hoping to have a demo unit available by the time BVE rolls around in mid feb... I will post more details as soon as i have the unit in hand. I will also speak to the tech guys about the contrast ratio...
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