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#1 Jerry Franck

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 06:47 PM

Hi all,

I was wondering if the sony ex1 has an analog composite output?
I have a pro2 sled and like to know if I need production to rent a downconverter or not...

Thanks for some clarification,
Jerry
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#2 David Williams

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 07:44 PM

My EX3 has a BNC for composite out, the EX1 also has composite out but I'm can't remember the plug type. You can set letterbox, squeeze or edge crop, overlay on or off. It won't output peaking or zebras.
The internal down converter isn't great quality, and also underscans a bit, but is usable for monitoring.
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#3 Brian Freesh

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 11:19 PM

The EX1 has a proprietary connector on the side of the camera beneath the hand grip. There is a plastic cover covering several connectors. The one you need is the A/V out and a cable comes with the camera to plug in. The other end of the cable is A/V RCA. Stick an RCA to BNC adapter on the video end and you are good to go! Almost... The camera will only output from this connector when the SDI/HDSDI output is turned off. Which means you cannot get an HD signal at the same time as the SD. Not a problem for you, but if they wanted to tether you for director's monitor it'll have to be SD (and split off the one output) There is only one menu in the camera that lists video outputs. I think YPrBr Out is the menu item you are ultimately looking for. The options are HDSDI, SDI, Off. Once you turn it off you are good to go.

It's all in the manual too

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#4 Gus Trivino

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:59 AM

Hi Jerry

I used a lot the EX1 camera. As Brian said, you have to enter to the menu to get composite video.
(Take care with the cable because the weight of the connector can bent down and dammage the conector of the camera)
Check the "steadyshot" of the camera. Set it off. and if you have a Pro, I think you need a Practice cage.

Best to all,

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#5 Jaron Berman

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:37 AM

Don't forget to turn off the ilink out! That also disables your monitor output! After 20 frustrating minutes I broke out the manual and discovered that little gem in small print.
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#6 Jerry Franck

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 11:52 AM

Don't forget to turn off the ilink out! That also disables your monitor output! After 20 frustrating minutes I broke out the manual and discovered that little gem in small print.




Thanks guys for all your inputs.
Sounds easier than I thought...glad that I don't need a downconverter!

I will actually use it with a lens adapter and lenses so it will be a little heavier...


best
jerry.
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