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Old May 4th, 2006, 11:42 AM   #31
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Lilliput makes a 7inch 16:9 LCD screen with 1024x480 res, a touch screen and VGA input. I took out the touch screen for enhanced image quality and it looks great!

Use it to focus my XL2/M2 combo
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Do you know what model it is and the approx price? Sounds like it could work well. Also does it mount on the XL2? If so is it a shoe mount or rear bracket mount?

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Old June 7th, 2006, 05:28 PM   #32
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16x9 production monitor for xl2?

guys, soon I'm starting filming and I'm going to be using XL2.
Can you please tell me a relatively cheap production monitor, I could buy with 16x9 ratio. It's important for me to see exactly what the composition will be, as well.
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Old June 7th, 2006, 06:08 PM   #33
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Victor I would suggest checking out the Xenarc 7 or 8 inch units if you're on a budget. I think they are about $350 USD

Ben Winter and others on this forum has seen them and say they are quite good.
They are 800x480 vs. the Varizoom and several others which are all 480x240. It does make a big difference even with composite/SVideo. I find the previous class a bit mushy for my liking

I was looking for a 16:9 aswell but and went for the Marshall HDA with component input. Thats is about $1350 USD but worth it.

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Old June 8th, 2006, 01:17 AM   #34
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thaks Paul,
what do you think about JVC, like this one for example
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
do you think I'm better of going for CTR monitors as oposed to Xenarc's lcd?
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Old June 9th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #35
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after you factor in the size and weight of a crt monitor, and it's still an option for you, i'd suggest getting the crt. i've used the jvc in the link you provided, and it's color accuracy and resolution will prove far more useful for focus and color checking than any camera mountable lcd i've used (and i've been through a few). that said, i have no experience with the xenarc or any of the high-end hd lcds out there now.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 11:54 PM   #36
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Thanks Henry, I agree with you on CRTs... that's probably the one for me especially when I don't want to spend $1200 for monitor....
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Old June 21st, 2006, 05:48 PM   #37
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TFT Monitor

I purchased a 7" TFT monitor for my XL 2 . It has an SG cable. What kind of adapter do I need to connect to the camera? Also, what is the best method of attaching the monitor to the camera?
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Old July 15th, 2006, 02:29 PM   #38
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Onboard Monitor for XL2

Hi all. Iíve been looking for a monitor to attach to my XL2 thatís about 7 inches that will go between 16X9 and 4X3. It has to be lightweight and portable, meaning battery powered or phantom powered (somehow). I donít want to spend over 500$ but I will go a little over if I have to. I have looked for months to try to find one and have found a few, but they are either to expensive, they wonít work with the XL2 or they donít shift between 16X9 and 4X3. If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old July 15th, 2006, 02:36 PM   #39
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Old July 15th, 2006, 03:09 PM   #40
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Have a read through ths thread...

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=68671

I went with the Varizoom VZ-TFT 7Ē 16:9 it does just what you want.

Everything you want at $475
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

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Old July 15th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #41
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Hi Alan,

I did a quick search of the web for you and came up with an auction on Ebay that may be the type of monitor you are looking for. I dont have any experience with this monitor nor do I have anything to do with the seller. I am looking for a monitor for my XL2 also and thought I would give you the link to check out. Hopefully it is what you are looking for.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-7-Pro-LCD-Mo...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old July 15th, 2006, 03:45 PM   #42
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Tom, I actually already have one of those and I'm not happy with it. It is a TV set not a portable LCD monitor. It has to be pluged in to an electrical outlet. As a TV it works great though so if u are buying it for that then great choice. Bill, I actually posted this in the XL2 fourm area and wasnt even looking in the monitor forum at the time. Thanx for the fast response.
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Old July 15th, 2006, 03:56 PM   #43
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BTW, I use that exact monitor on my XL2 so I know it will work.
It will even flip the image incase you ever use a ďmini35Ē or the like.

Oh yeah my post started out in the XL2 forum as well. :-)

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Old July 15th, 2006, 04:06 PM   #44
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Hi Bill,

I have read in other posts that the resolution of the Varizoom is a bit lacking. Do you have any experience with the Ikan monitor. My choices are narrowing down to those two setups now that Alan has set me straight on the monitor that I found on Ebay.....you get what you pay for I guess, gotta keep reminding myself of that. I have read of basically 3 different monitors, the Varizoom, Marshall and the Ikan monitor, all basically in the same price point. Basically what I am looking for is a 16:9 native resolution, small form factor in the 5 - 7 inch range, be able to run on batteries for a decent amount of time and be under $750. So I think Alan and I are looking for the same basic thing. Any help that you or others can provide would be great.

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Old July 15th, 2006, 04:17 PM   #45
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Tom, I actually already have one of those and I'm not happy with it. It is a TV set not a portable LCD monitor. It has to be pluged in to an electrical outlet. As a TV it works great though so if u are buying it for that then great choice. Bill, I actually posted this in the XL2 fourm area and wasnt even looking in the monitor forum at the time. Thanx for the fast response.
All monitors will have to be plugged into a power source battery or A/C, none I know of will run off of your cameras power. Few if any will have underscan, and most are just used to get a larger view of what you are shooting. I have a Varizoom.

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