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Old March 11th, 2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Marshall V-LCD70XP-3GSDI to EX3 - signal problems

Just got the Marshall - hooked it up via SDI out on the Sony, 3GHDSDI "in" on the Marshall. Power up both, set Marshall to SDI - "no signal". I went through the Sony monitor output menu settings, they all seem right - HD, ON, etc. Tried two different brand new SDI cables with bnc connectors, no dice. Hooked it up via the Sony video out/Marshall video in, switch the Marshall from SDI to VIDEO - I get signal (doesn't look great, but it's there).

I've been on the phone with Marshall, they can't figure it out. Has anyone here had any trouble with this? Can someone suggest something blatantly obvious that I missed? I have a habit of searching for my keys when they're already in my hand, so I am prepared for the embarrassment. Even looking forward to it.

Thanks in advance,

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Old March 11th, 2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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Problem solved

FYI, anyone else having this problem (and there will be others with this problem), apparently the EX3 has a firewire output - just in case you want to use the HDV workflow (why you would want to do that I do not know).

Problem: By default this firewire port is set to "ON" (active). The signal going to this firewire port is apparently shared between the firewire out, and the HD SDI out. So under the camera's default settings you will get no signal through your HD SDI port.

Solution: Go into your main menu window. Scroll down to the last catagory, select "I.Link I/O, select "Disable", select "Execute"

Your monitor will now get SDI signal.

*perk: your cam will now use less battery as it's not charging the HDV firewire port (says the Sony tech).
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Old March 12th, 2010, 01:10 PM   #3
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just in case you want to use the HDV workflow (why you would want to do that I do not know)
Actually, I had occasion to use this when I was asked to fill in with my EX3 on a 3 camera shoot where the other 2 cameras were Canon AH X1s shooting 1080 60i HDV.

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Old October 24th, 2014, 01:23 PM   #4
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Re: Marshall V-LCD70XP-3GSDI to EX3 - signal problems

Thanks a million for the post. I was having a heck of time hooking up my EX-3 to a SmallHD OLED monitor. You would think when SDI in "on" it would pass an SDI signal. Leave it to Sony :-)
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