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#1 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:02 PM

Not sure if this is old news or not, but was at GPI this morning to have a minor service (thanks again Jack and Ashley) after a bit of vehicle mount on the beach work yesterday and I noticed a very fresh batch of unannodized J-Box covers on the table. Jack mentioned they are the first batch of the new HD compatible ones and are probably still wet"
Hmm, I didn't know of this I stated.
He said, "well that's because nobody has them yet."
How much for the upgrade I inquire.
"We haven't even gotten that locked in yet."

Basically they are the upper and lower J-Boxes with an HD-SDI compatible BNC connector on them, so guys flying HD monitors can now get an HD signal through the post.

Jack mentioned they will be out "soon".
My guess is they will show them at Cinegear (may even start selling them before hand.)

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 03:15 PM

http://www.steadicam...h...ic=8495&hl=

can't wait to check it out
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#3 Erwin Landau

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 09:23 AM

My guess is they will show them at Cinegear (may even start selling them before hand.)

Cheers



That would be quite a trick, as GPI is not attending this years CineGear... neither are: Preston, Arri, Panavision... and a bunch of other regulars.

There is supposed to be an open door day at GPI where they will introduce the new HD compatible components... AFTER CineGear... and with a backlog of 14 weeks on Lemo's...

Just an FYI...
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#4 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 05:55 PM

Yeah, sorry didn't ask him when they would officially be released, but I had the very first one in my hand. Looks pretty much just like our current J-Boxes, just an extra port.

Not sure about the Lemo situation either, but GPI must be getting around that somehow, as doubtful they'd of just finished the first batch of the new HD Boxes I saw on the 7th if they didn't have Lemo connectors for them. But who knows.
Again, they didn't have pricing for them yet either, so who knows.
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 07:47 PM

it's an uncommon lemo for both ends of the post. Lemo won't do a special run unless they order many thousands. I was there last week and checked out the pieces. Looks cool -- but I can't wait to watch it plugged into an accessory loaded f-900, f-23, f-35, or genesis (the d-21 doesn't count since I can power it off my stock pro1 ni-cads!!).

probably won't be available until Aug-ish.
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#6 Iain Baird

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:20 PM

Does it look something like this?

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:38 PM

"Does it look something like this?"


not at all. Is that an mk-v?
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#8 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:39 PM

Does it look something like this?

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no, it does not, since there will a dedicated HD-SDI line and a dedicated composite analogue line.


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#9 Iain Baird

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:45 PM

no, it does not, since there will a dedicated HD-SDI line and a dedicated composite analogue line.


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This has both, the center co-ax is for HDSDI and the composite signal uses two of the regular pins. This is the only 3B Lemo (that I'm aware of) that has both co-ax and enough pins to carry power and video.

It's a modified PRO II
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#10 RonBaldwin

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:54 PM

This is the only 3B Lemo (that I'm aware of) that has both co-ax and enough pins to carry power and video.



that must be why it's not readily available.
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#11 Iain Baird

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:59 PM

I had to wait three months after ordering it for all of the parts to arrive, it's not one of their common plugs.
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#12 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:53 AM

it's an uncommon lemo for both ends of the post. Lemo won't do a special run unless they order many thousands. I was there last week and checked out the pieces. Looks cool -- but I can't wait to watch it plugged into an accessory loaded f-900, f-23, f-35, or genesis (the d-21 doesn't count since I can power it off my stock pro1 ni-cads!!).

probably won't be available until Aug-ish.


I'm a bit confused Ron, why would there be any different power draws from the HDSDI port on the new J-Box than say running a normal monitor?
If anything, I'd think it would be less power used, as those with HD monitors would no longer need to run a downconverter on the cameras that don't have downconverters built in. Do the HD Monitors use more power than the PRO or TB-6?
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 10:23 AM

I was just talking about powering the cameras with the new wiring...and wondering if the sled would still require a pig-tail cable.
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#14 Michael Stumpf

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 04:36 PM

I was just talking about powering the cameras with the new wiring...and wondering if the sled would still require a pig-tail cable.


Ahh, I see.
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