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Old November 4th, 2007, 07:50 AM   #1
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Field monitor for Sony PMW-EX1?

Can anyone recommend a good "On Camera" 6" - 8" type monitor with SDI in and out that can be attached to the EX1?

One that will help with focus and color?

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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:31 AM   #2
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Controll monitor for ex1

Hello, the PMW-EX1 have a built in 3.5" LCD monitor with a resolution of 640x480, this is a new record in this price class of camcorders. Focus controls on this monitor is not more a problem. Only the viewfonder is not so ideal for focus controls ("it's the same mini lcd panel of the HVR-Z1") but you can switch in color or black and white.

But when you want a bigger control monitor, with SDI build in, i reccomend the 7 inch Marshall V-R70P-HDSDI, he has same vertical resolution as the built in 3.5 inch monitor of the PMW-EX1. To attach this monitor on the acessory shoe, Marshall Electronics have special adapters for the monitor.

The website is really informative.

http://www.lcdracks.com/monitors/vr70phdsdi.html

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Old November 6th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #3
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Hello, the PMW-EX1 have a built in 3.5" LCD monitor with a resolution of 640x480, this is a new record in this price class of camcorders. Focus controls on this monitor is not more a problem. Only the viewfonder is not so ideal for focus controls ("it's the same mini lcd panel of the HVR-Z1") but you can switch in color or black and white.

But when you want a bigger control monitor, with SDI build in, i reccomend the 7 inch Marshall V-R70P-HDSDI, he has same vertical resolution as the built in 3.5 inch monitor of the PMW-EX1. To attach this monitor on the acessory shoe, Marshall Electronics have special adapters for the monitor.

The website is really informative.

http://www.lcdracks.com/monitors/vr70phdsdi.html

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You might want to contact Marshall on the shipping date of their new V-LCD65SB-AFHD or the V-LCD84SB-AFHD. One's 6.5" and the other is 8.4", These are made for field use and are higher res as well (just the 6.5"). I for one would very much appreciate the lower reflectivity (SunBrite™ technology! We have the one Alessandro mentioned and it's hard to use in the field. A great little monitor, but limited for field:

http://www.lcdracks.com/monitors/v-lcd65sb-afhd.html
http://www.lcdracks.com/monitors/v-lcd84sb-afhd.html

It looks like either could be a good match for the EX1.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 10:17 AM   #4
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Marshall monitor

Wow, i haven't see never before this model of monitor from Marshall, thanks.
One of this monitors i must have for my field produktions.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 11:50 AM   #5
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www.izzotek.com
they got kit for 15" tru HD screens.
or 8" 720p

http://izzotek.com/achat/produit_details.php?id=266
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Old November 6th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #6
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24p monitor

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www.izzotek.com
they got kit for 15" tru HD screens.
or 8" 720p

http://izzotek.com/achat/produit_details.php?id=266
PAL area: Acc. to the manual when using 24p, you will need NTSC monitor!
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Old November 6th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #7
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where did you see this ?
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Old November 6th, 2007, 11:23 PM   #8
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We have the one Alessandro mentioned and it's hard to use in the field. A great little monitor, but limited for field:
Have you tried something like this:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ting_Case.html that or the portabrace one seem to work pretty well for us.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 05:58 AM   #9
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24p NTSC monitor

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where did you see this ?
A norwegian Sony distributor confirms that there is no 24p PAL on EX1, one has to use 24p NTSC settings. All EX1 shipped has both PAL and NTSC std.
The monitor must display 24P and connected to HD-SDI or analog component plug, using 720P or 1080P depending on the modus set.
It's also possible to use downconverted HD til SD NTSC (for 24P footage) SDI, composite.
Recordings in 720/25P, 720/50P, 1080/25P or 1080/50i can be downconverted to SD PAL
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Old November 8th, 2007, 12:34 PM   #10
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Manual reference

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where did you see this ?
Page 108 to 110 in the English manual (3-280-015-11(1).
In the setup menu list on page 108 is 24p only listed under NTSC.
Page 109 shows output signals on different connectors and settings to downconvert HD to SD (NTSC)
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Old November 8th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #11
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User manual?

Hello, do you have the users manual, can you give me a link o download this document?

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Old November 8th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #12
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Hello, do you have the users manual, can you give me a link o download this document?

Thanks Alessandro Zumstein
Try this address
http://www.sonybiz.net/biz/view/Show...=1193315622075

At the bottom of the page you will find a file to download, named: XDCAM EX clip browser.
It's a complete dist product CD, several languages
Its a 130 Mb zip file to be unpacked.
The eng user manual for PMW-EX1 is aprox 4,5 Mb PDF-file.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 07:46 PM   #13
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Field monitor for EX1?

Hi. I am relatively new to the world of HD video and am going to be purchasing an EX1 in a few months time. I was wondering if anyone could steer me in the direction of a high-quality hd field monitor. I have never needed field monitor before, as I was using sd cameras and could achieve critical focus quite easily, but I am well aware of the fact that CF is much more difficult to achieve if one is using HD cameras. Laser-sharp focus is extremely important to me as I am going to shoot low-budget features. Price is a consideration, but I am more concerned with getting the best possible picture quality I can from the ex1. Any advice is highly appreciated.

Thanks,

-Spencer Dickson

P.S. One thing I am not sure of is the size of the monitor. I assume that the bigger the better, provided it is of high-quality. I can't see myself being happy staring at an 8.5 inch screen.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #14
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I can't see myself being happy staring at an 8.5 inch screen.
Then your probably also not going to be happy when you pay as much as your camera for a real HD field monitor of that size.

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Old November 30th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #15
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I assumed that it would cost upwards of $5000 for a "decent" monitor. Can hd cf be achieved easily on an 8.5 inch screen?
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