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#1 Scott Dropkin

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:29 PM

Hey everyone,

I have a Film Master Sled with the 4" Green Screen CRT. I am currently in the process of finding a new monitor to replace it with when the green screen finally goes down and I just have a couple of questions to ask.

Will it be possible to have the digital level appear on my new monitor? If so, what kind of wiring or cable do I need to make?
For any operators out there who have made this switch, is there anything that you would recommend to do? Such as, what monitor to get or what brackets to use?

Obviously, any help is greatly appreciated. I hope everyone out there is doing alright with this SAG debacle going on.

Talk to you soon,

Scott
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#2 Marianne Exbrayat

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:20 PM

Hello Scott,

I hope all is well with you.

Cables: if you currently have a single cable for DC+video going to your green screen CRT, we will be happy to put the same connector on any Transvideo monitor you have or buy so you can use the same set of cables (and not spend a few hundred dollars additional in new cables). We do this connector modification at no charge.

Digital level: The digital level from your sled is embedded into the std video signal, so that it will show up on any monitor. It is a whole different issue with an HD signal.

If I remember correctly you have a 6" Cine3 monitor. I wanted to remind you that we can upgrade it for less than $1000 to a Cine3A with a brightness of 900 NITS.
Let me know if you still have this monitor and I will send you the comparative specs between the Cine3 and Cine3A (there is a very noticeable difference).

If you look for a 4" diagonal standard Def, the 4" Starlite Color SuperBright is a good choice. You can also order it with the Virtual Horizon built-in (Digital level).

If you want to cover both standard def and high def shoots, I would suggest you to look at the 6" CinemonitorHD/SD Superbright. You can order it with the Virtual Horizon built-in (Digital level) that will work with both std def and HD signals. And it also has Framelines (that work both in STD Def and HD), and exposure monitoring, etc....

All these monitors are available in our office to look at. You are also welcome to borrow one for a few days to test on a shoot.

Best,

Marianne Exbrayat- Transvideo International

Hey everyone,

I have a Film Master Sled with the 4" Green Screen CRT. I am currently in the process of finding a new monitor to replace it with when the green screen finally goes down and I just have a couple of questions to ask.

Will it be possible to have the digital level appear on my new monitor? If so, what kind of wiring or cable do I need to make?
For any operators out there who have made this switch, is there anything that you would recommend to do? Such as, what monitor to get or what brackets to use?

Obviously, any help is greatly appreciated. I hope everyone out there is doing alright with this SAG debacle going on.

Talk to you soon,

Scott


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#3 Scott Dropkin

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 01:53 PM

Marianne,

Thank you for your help. You are correct, I do have the 6' Cine3 Monitor. I would love to see the specs on the upgrade to the Cine3A.

I will definitely take you up on the connector modification. How long does it usually take? Since I live in Los Angeles can I just bring in it to the Transvideo office? Are you in the office next week? I would like to talk to you more about the other monitors available and more specifically upgrading mine. Again, thank you for your help and I look forward to speaking with you soon,

Scott Dropkin
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#4 Marianne Exbrayat

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 02:14 PM

Scott,

The Master film rig usually has a Hirose4 female on the CRT. We have this chassis connector in stock. Some have been modified with a Hirose6 or a Lemo8 chassis, and we also have these in stock.
Yes I will be in the office next week, and of course you are welcome to bring your monitors with you (both the CRT and the Cine3). This way we can also check that you are all set-up as far as the brackets.

We would need an hour to do the connector modif on your Cine3. Add another hour if you want us to upgrade the whole monitor to Cine3A as we like to make the electronic warm up before releasing the equipment. Bottom line is if you stop by before lunch and decide what you want to do, we can get it done while you grab lunch in the area.
I am sending you a direct email about the specs comparisons. You can look at your monitor next to a Cine3A in the office when you stop by, so you will see the difference before/after the upgrade.

Have a good week-end.

Marianne - Transvideo International.

Marianne,

Thank you for your help. You are correct, I do have the 6' Cine3 Monitor. I would love to see the specs on the upgrade to the Cine3A.

I will definitely take you up on the connector modification. How long does it usually take? Since I live in Los Angeles can I just bring in it to the Transvideo office? Are you in the office next week? I would like to talk to you more about the other monitors available and more specifically upgrading mine. Again, thank you for your help and I look forward to speaking with you soon,

Scott Dropkin
scottdropkin@yahoo.com


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