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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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How to select monitor for Glidecam?

Well now I'm considering getting a monitor for a Glidecam HD4000; ideally something as light as possible because my camera is only 4 lbs. Either Ikan:

Ikan VL7 HDMI LCD Monitor (7") VL7 B&H Photo Video
or the one glidecam sells:

Glidecam L4-PRO 4" Active Matrix TFT LCD Monitor L4PRO B&H

If I get the Glidecam monitor, I'd have to buy the separate battery pack I think.

I'm leaning towards the first one because the monitor size is larger and I don't know if the Glidecam monitor's sun shade can be removed. Do you have any suggestions on this? Do you tape the video cable to the post?
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Old May 8th, 2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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Because we generally leave our cam in auto focus (I know most pro's hate that) we only needed the monitor for framing so a couple of years ago I went the cheap route and bought an LDC4 7" LCD with a sony L battery plate for just under $200. Works great on the Glidcam 4000HD. The monitor and a large generic Sony battery takes the place of just about all of the weights that would be on the front of the sled. At some point we will upgrade to a HD monitor.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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Get this guy
http://www.amazon.com/Lilliput-668gl-np-Camera-Ypbpr-Battery/dp/B0041I8UAO
It's cheap, has a built in battery, and it's light. I use it more for my crane than my Glidecam though.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #4
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Because we generally leave our cam in auto focus (I know most pro's hate that) we only needed the monitor for framing so a couple of years ago I went the cheap route and bought an LDC4 7" LCD with a sony L battery plate for just under $200. Works great on the Glidcam 4000HD. The monitor and a large generic Sony battery takes the place of just about all of the weights that would be on the front of the sled. At some point we will upgrade to a HD monitor.
Can you specify which brand/model of LCD monitor?
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Old May 8th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #5
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Get this guy
Amazon.com: Lilliput 7" 668gl-np/h/y for Hd Camera with Hdmi & Bnc Ypbpr and Built in Battery: Electronics

It's cheap, has a built in battery, and it's light. I use it more for my crane than my Glidecam though.
Thanks for that.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #6
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Can you specify which brand/model of LCD monitor?
the company sells their own branded monitors from their website. Company is lcd4video.com

I just checked and the 7" monitor with a canon, panasonic,or sony battery plate is $179.95. Resolution is listed as 1140 x 234.It has RCA inputs (no HDMI).

I clamp it onto the Glidecam 400HD with a super clamp. As I said before I wouldn't use it for focus but it is great for framing shots. With the monitor on the front of the sled and the Sony battery plate / battery on the rear it is a good solution for balancing the rig pretty easily.

The monitor with the battery plate is described on their website as;

LCD4Video 7" LCD Monitor Deluxe On-Camera Kit

EDIT: I also just saw where they now have what they call "HD" monitor that is 800 x 480 and has HDMII inputs for $299.95 with your choice of battery plates as with the std def monitor. Even though it is not real HD if you can afford it the extra $100 would be worth it I am guessing.

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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #7
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Pretty sure that the LCD4video monitors are Lilliputs, marked up. Home - LILLIPUT.
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Old May 13th, 2011, 06:47 AM   #8
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I did bought on december 2010 the item 390308043394 from ebay. This ebayer sells a lot o different packages with one or two batteries, sun-hood, hot shoe and various gift from only 167$ including free shipping worldwide. The visibility on daylight (no direct sun) with sunhood is accettable for that price.
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