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Old June 9th, 2006, 01:52 AM   #1
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redrock m2 and image flipping

What are the preferred methods of flipping the image when using the m2?
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Old June 9th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #2
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Flipping in post? Or in camera?
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Old June 9th, 2006, 06:24 PM   #3
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Image flip

Either way, whichever is the most convenient... how about in cam because of the difficulty in composing shots with a upside down image?
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Old June 10th, 2006, 09:39 AM   #4
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Best option is to get an external monitor and an Israeli Arm (Jointed Arm) and mount a 5-7" LCD screen upside down on the cam!

My solution!
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Old June 11th, 2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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That sounds very simple Mathew. Can you recommend a quality inexpensive 5"-7" lcd monitor?
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Old June 12th, 2006, 09:41 AM   #6
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I bought the lilliput 7" LCD with VGA resolution (480 lines vs. 234) so I can focus. It was $400 Canadian. You can usually find somehtign similar for half that with half the res.

Check out B&H Photovideo for their Marshall and Varizoom monitors...
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Old June 19th, 2006, 02:42 PM   #7
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Image Flip

Amos!

Another way to flip/rotate the picture in combination with the M2 is this:

http://www.rowe.at/de/images/stories...2VF_promo.html

http://www.rowe.at/de/images/stories...pres_M2VF.html

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Old June 20th, 2006, 08:44 PM   #8
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The Xenarc 8" series (and maybe the 7", I haven't tried) have built-in flipping functions so you can mount the monitor normally and flip without using any kind of special mounting equipment. it's a selection in the menu. They're also built of durable aluminum and have exceptional image quality.
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Old October 29th, 2006, 01:53 AM   #9
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do these monitors still have a mirror image function though. i.e. pan left and image moves right?
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Old October 29th, 2006, 03:01 AM   #10
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The one I mentioned flips both ways, so this is not a problem.

I think for the other monitors they are assuming you know to mount the monitor upside-down. This gives you the fully correct orientation as well.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 06:48 AM   #11
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Ben,

I have been looking up the 7" version and cannot see info on image reversing, was this something advertised on your 8" version at all. Also, how are you battery powering it? Is yours the 800VR roof mount one?

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Old October 30th, 2006, 12:34 PM   #12
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This is the one I bought:
http://www.xenarc.com/product/800yv.html

The 7" doesn't appear to have the flip function, but the screwmount slides around on the back and rotates so its not difficult at all to mount it upside-down.

I am powering it with a great big $100 12v battery I bought. Heavy, but it goes for like 5 hours.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 12:39 PM   #13
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Ben,

So you think it's a good option then, crisp, sharp...how good is it outdoors?
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Ok...bought a lilliput 7" lcd monitor with VGA input. I have a component to VGA lead but the monitor says no signal. What am I doing wrong?
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Old November 15th, 2006, 10:55 AM   #15
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anybody got any ideas?
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