February 22nd, 2011, 10:34 PM
I'm debating whether to buy a flanders scientific 17" field monitor, or the panasonic 17" field monitor.
When renting a camera / monitor/ lens package, does it matter to you guys if the monior is a flanders? Truth be told they have better color, resolution, and contrast, more video scopes and are even a bit cheaper.
The panasonic is the industry standard.
February 27th, 2011, 01:06 AM
Get the Flanders.
I have the Panasonic BT-LH1710W and find its scaling to be subpar with fine detail and movement.
I, too, wanted the Flanders but I went the conservative route. Now, I wish that I had gone with the FS LED model.
Plus, with the LED model, a v-mount/A-B battery will last very long in the field (using a d-tap to XLR cable).
Also, the FS can be upgraded to 3G input...for $1995. http://www.shopfsi.com/product_p/3gbps%20sdi%20i-fslash-o%20board.htm
For just a little more money, have you seen this 24" JVC with dual-link SDI for 444 1080/60p? JVC DT-R24L4DU 24" Studio Monitor w/HD-SDI DT-R24L4DU B&H
February 27th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Flanders it is.
That JVX looks awesome. I already have the 26" Panasonic.
February 27th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Are you getting the 3G upgrade now or possibly when the F3's 3G upgrade is released? Are you planning on getting the F3's HD-SDI upgrade and HDCAM SR recorder?
What is your opinion of your 26" Panasonic, and have you used other LCDs of similar size and price?
February 27th, 2011, 11:11 PM
The 26" pannys image quality is great however, it still has the Panasonic green bias, but it far more accurate than the 17". I need a second monitor, leaving me with one, and one with director/client.
February 27th, 2011, 11:22 PM
I am interested in why you say the 26" is way more accurate than the 17" Panasonic. I assumed a $3k 17" monitor should be comparable in quality to a $4k 26" monitor aside from 1080p vs 720p.
February 28th, 2011, 12:20 AM
The 17 is very green. At least the ones i have experience with. Even if you shift the phase down towards the magenta it still looks oddly green.
The 26" looks better.