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Old June 24th, 2008, 02:20 AM   #106
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I don't get that at all on mine. I've yet to see a DVD that wasn't sharp... video or text.
Hmmm. Every Sony FX820 I've seen has soft DVD video when compared to the bright green overlay text that is seen when you switch to the Video Input. I think we have differences in what we call Sharp. I'm not surprised that composite video input is not sharp, but I would expect the DVDs to be sharper.
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Old July 4th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #107
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Mounting options

For mounting hardware you might want to take a look at Ram Mount systems http://ram-mount.com - they have a large number of components you can put together to mount all kinds of equipment. They probably have a clamp component that could be mated with a ball & socket mount, etc.
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Old July 13th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #108
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Does anyone have a good and stable idea to attach it to the tripod or camera?
I still want to use it sometimes to film protests, so It should be "movable"
Does anyone have ideas?




PS: I am new here, I hope I can learn from this board and it topics.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 08:11 AM   #109
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While in Japan, I saw a 12" LCD on a portable DVD player in the Shinjuku district. As I was hurrying by with my wife, I had no opportunity to write down the maker and model.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #110
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Can someone tell what cable I need? I read composite, but I am not that good in english. Can someone make a picture or show a picture of that cable? Or give a name of it?

To connect the DVD player with my camera (it does have component out)
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Old July 18th, 2008, 03:23 PM   #111
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Can someone tell what cable I need? I read composite, but I am not that good in english. Can someone make a picture or show a picture of that cable? Or give a name of it?

To connect the DVD player with my camera (it does have component out)
looks to me like the fx820 only has a composite video input in the form of a female miniplug jack.

So, assuming that your camera has a composite output, the cable would look something like this:
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Old July 18th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #112
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It really helps to read all threads. This has been covered already.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost....9&postcount=90

then again Daniel doesn't mention what camera he has :)
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Old July 18th, 2008, 04:34 PM   #113
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Here is an interesting 1280x768 7" LCD kit posted in a thread on dpreview.com . The interesting part is that the ability to mount the LCD with a long tether to the main board. I could see the LCD on a very thin jib arm while the rest of the package would sit in the back of a shoulder mount brace such as the Vortex. I wonder how sturdy the LCD. The remote control is interesting. I wonder if there is any support for zooming.

7" LCD at 1280x768
http://www.manhattanlcd.com/ProductD...Show=TechSpecs

10.9" Toshiba 1366x768
http://www.manhattanlcd.com/ProductD...oductCode=1001

15.4" Samsung at 1900x1200
(1900 probably a typo as specs say it supports 1920x1080)
http://www.manhattanlcd.com/ProductD...oductCode=1004
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Old July 21st, 2008, 10:42 AM   #114
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I pondered many design options for mounting this thing last night, then went out over lunch today to see what parts I could find. Here's what I picked up:

1 Drum Cymbal Boom Arm - $10
1 Multi-Purpose Clamp (probably for drums) - $10
1 Small Piece of 16 gauge Sheet Metal - $8
2 Strips of 4"x2" Velcro - $2.50
Nice design. I finally shot an event, an hour+ concert at my church
using the Sony DVD player as monitor. What a difference from using
either the camcorder LCD or laptop screen! I am not going back!

I think it's time I made this mounting option happen TODAY.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 02:24 PM   #115
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15.4" Samsung at 1900x1200
(1900 probably a typo as specs say it supports 1920x1080)
Manhattan LCD
There are other kits that cost a little less. I'd prefer something a little less than 15" for 1920x1080. Does anyone know which scalers I should look for on the board? I'm wondering if a 12" 1280x768 would work better, but I'm worried about the scaling from 1920x1080p.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 01:13 PM   #116
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new HD monitor

I just pre-ordered this monitor:

Manhattan LCD

Some of the numbers are typos, but it appears to be his 10.9" Toshiba LCD kit with a custom case. HDMI/component input, 1366x768. 1.5 lbs for under $600. If this dream feature set/price could be improved upon, it would only be to deliver 1080p with a 2x, 4x localized zooming function similar to what you see on a D3/D300/D700/D90 Nikon DSLR.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 01:52 PM   #117
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Nice find, Gints. Love to hear your evaluation once you get it.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 01:58 PM   #118
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Gints, I'd be interested in your opinion as well.

I do however wonder how straight up a company is that only shows an email address for contact info :-\
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 03:54 PM   #119
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Gints, I'd be interested in your opinion as well.

I do however wonder how straight up a company is that only shows an email address for contact info :-\
Yes, this is a bit of a gamble. However, the Manhattan LCD fellow did reply to my questions promptly. I get the feel that it's a one man operation, and that man has a limited command of English judging from the email we've exchanged. He's doing something special, and it's a hard opportunity to pass up.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 04:33 PM   #120
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He's probably legit. It's just an observation of mine :) I do wonder where the location is, and I assume NY, but could also be Manhattan Beach Ca, which I'd just run down there to demo this unit before an order if it was :)

I noticed some incorrect grammar on the site, so you're probably right.

Again, good luck & let us all know the results.

*edit* Upon looking at the "terms & conditions" (I was looking for the return policy the FAQ's directs to, but there's nothing other than NO REFUNDS), it looks as if they do biz in the state of Calif., (in Miscellaneous) so he very well may be somewhere local.
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