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Old February 16th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #16
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for those of you waiting :)

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Old February 16th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #17
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The icing on the cake would be if there was a short lead which would allow the LCD screen to be mounted separately from the camera as a remote monitor facing back towards the subject or just simply in a better viewing position. An owner-pilot of a single-seat sports aircraft I know would be in pig-heaven if this was an option.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 11:10 AM   #18
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just get one of the many small LCD's monitors that are out there and use the camera;s composite or component V out connectors.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 12:07 PM   #19
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$79 but posting one to the uk is ...... $75!

No UK dealers have them in stock yet. Damn!
Just been chatting to them at BVE. Two weeks for UK stock they told me....
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Old February 18th, 2011, 05:11 PM   #20
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I too went to their stand at BVE on Wednesday and someone there told me they didn't know when the LCD would be available in the UK and that I should email them in a couple of weeks to see.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 03:33 AM   #21
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right now how doesi the battery last with the monitor attached?
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Old February 19th, 2011, 03:21 PM   #22
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I haven't done a serious timed test yet, but it seems to me that the battery life is reduced by around 25%
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Old March 4th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #23
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Re: GoPro LCD back now available

I bought one right away and then used the camera and the new LCD back on a forklift. I'm producing a series of training videos and one is dedicated to this company's shipping department. The new back really made the experience of getting the camera mounted and recording quick and easy.

When you have a client hungry to get in the middle of the action and get their hands in the way because of the immediate need to capture the footage, this configuration really helped me out. He was able to look at the LCD and understand what the camera was going to see before we recorded any video.

The one thing that I need to practice on is putting the camera's mounting configurations together so that when I have a situation, I can quickly arrive to a solution on how to mount it.

I had to put my camera on the cage of the Forklift, but the cage had this big square tubing. I took a maffer clamp and stuck a mount onto one flat area of the clamp. It worked out really well. This way I didn't feel like I wasted one of those stick mounts to the forklift.

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Old March 5th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #24
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Re: GoPro LCD back now available

I have a couple of Manfrotto nano clamps that I attached a GoPro mount to one, and the other I use the tripod mount on a Manfrotto coupler.
It's a nice, flexible clamping system that goes on and comes off really quickly, holds the camera very securely to just about anything you want to clamp it to. I agree, the LCD back makes it MUCH more useable in many situations
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Old March 11th, 2011, 02:52 AM   #25
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Re: GoPro LCD back now available

The LCD screen is 4:3 - fine for the GoPro in its stills mode. So is the image letterboxed when in movie mode - or is it horizintally compressed or worse truncated?
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Old March 11th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #26
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it letterboxes any 16:9 HD signal for the correct aspect ratio, 960mode is full frame.. hint : your lcd vf loupe can come in handy
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Old March 14th, 2011, 06:13 AM   #27
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Next week my cousing is going in FLoridda, would he find the lcdbackpacon the stores or should him order online?
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Old March 14th, 2011, 08:22 AM   #28
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I'd order online to be safe. I heard they should start showing up in retail locations late this month, but...
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 09:15 PM   #29
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I had a chance to test it out this weekend. With the vented back and 90 degree sunny weather the screen overheated after 20 minutes and shut off. When I turned it on again it said "lcd overheated, turning off in 5 seconds" then it would turn off.

Not that happy with it's performance and it has zero usefulness in any sort of light, but it is useful as a quick review screen.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 02:15 AM   #30
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Matt - you say the screen has 'zero usefulness in any sort of light'. You mean sunlight washes out the image? ANY sort of light?
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