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Old April 26th, 2006, 12:46 AM   #1
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I've just finished an HD shoot with the HVX and finally realized what all the moaning over focus is about. Thus, I now need to pick up an on camera monitor. What are the best recommendations? The Marshall keeps popping on these boards, but which model and price? Any advice or input would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:21 AM   #2
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I think you're looking for the Marshall V-R70P-HDA. It's a 7 Inch LCD Monitor for HD/SD Field Production with V-Type Battery Mount, Component, S-Video and Composite Inputs and Outputs. I've just seen it at NAB and it's the one I will be getting. It's not cheap (around $1,350 street), but how much is an in-focus HD shoot worth to you?
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:32 AM   #3
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I too got to see this monitor at NAB. It is very reasonably priced, and I think worth the $$ for that perfect focus.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 04:02 AM   #4
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I own the marshall R70 HAD and its a fantastic little camera monitor. Make sure you use the Component inputs when using it for the best possible image.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I think the Marshall is the way to go. Now on to finding the best price.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #6
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Chris,

I'll absolutely give my thumbs-up for the Marshall; I've been using it mainly for jib/crane work and have no manual focusing issues at all with it.

It uses the V-mount type battery and the IDX battery I bought runs literally all-day on a full charge.

The color is very accurate - for an LCD field monitor - it's light enough to be part of a steadi-cam type rig and the hood from Marshall goes on and off easily with velcro straps (Hoodman style).
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Old April 27th, 2006, 11:43 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the info. While researching online, I came across a series of monitors made by Nebtek. They are cheaper than the Marshalls and allow me to use extra Panny batteries to power them. Anybody have any experience with these monitors and can offer me a little critique? Thanks.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 11:51 AM   #8
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Chris, the Nebteks are OK but nowhere near the same quality and class of the MARSHALLS. Not sure they are hi res monitors either.

You get what you pay for. Buy a Marshall and you will not regret it.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 12:48 PM   #9
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If you are using the Marshall in the field (with component in), is there anyway to send a feed to a monitor for the producer?
Does the Marshall have a loop through?
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Old April 27th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #10
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is there anyway to get a wireless hd signal to the marshall? I will be doing a shoot with 2 HVXs and the director wanted to have 2 Marshalls in his hand to view the feed but didn't want to have to be tied to the cameras with cables. What setup would make this possible?
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Old April 27th, 2006, 02:50 PM   #11
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Brian, teletest sell a system to work like this, but whether it will work on the marshall I am unsure.

http://www.teletest.co.uk/
Click the radio link button on the left.
Also if anyone is interested I a selling a wonderful teletest 7 inch LCD at the moment on ebay. Post worldwide.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MESE%3AIT&rd=1
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Old April 27th, 2006, 03:12 PM   #12
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What do you guys think of the IKAN V7000? Anywhere near as good as the Marshall?
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Old April 27th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #13
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What do you guys think of the IKAN V7000? Anywhere near as good as the Marshall?
Not a fraction as good.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 03:41 PM   #14
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You get what you pay for. Buy a Marshall and you will not regret it.
I second that from my experience with the Marshall.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 09:44 PM   #15
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It uses the V-mount type battery and the IDX battery I bought runs literally all-day on a full charge.
Robert,

Out of curiosity, how long is "all day," twelve hours? Eight hours? How big a battery are you using?
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