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Old May 17th, 2005, 03:25 PM   #31
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I use the same setup that you are talking about. I have a 10.2" portable DVD player and use it all the time as a monitor with my GL2. What I use is the cables supplied with the GL2 and the DVD player and conect them with an adapter from Radio Shack http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=274-898

I hope this works.

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Old May 18th, 2005, 10:00 PM   #32
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wow. that radio shack coupler was EXACTLY what i needed.
it works like a charm.
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Old May 27th, 2005, 08:03 PM   #33
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What type of DVD Player are ya'll using?
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Old May 27th, 2005, 08:52 PM   #34
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Jason,
I use a portable DVD player for 16:9 framing with my XL2. I used the same cable that came with the portable DVD player which connects the DVD to a TV. Mine has a 'monitor mode' which when activated accepts (pulls) video over that cable from a device instead of transmitting (pushing) video to a TV.

The cable that came with mine has a yellow RCA male plug on one end to attach to the TV (or camcorder), and a stereo mini-plug to attach to the portable DVD player.

The trick on mine is to figure out (and remember) the series of keystrokes to force the DVD player into the 'monitor mode'. Works great though and provides a good mechanism for showing off footage at locations other than my place.
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Old October 19th, 2005, 06:18 PM   #35
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sun hood for ADVUEU PD710 Portable DVD Player w/ 7" 16:9 LCD Monitor ?

just bought a ADVUEU PD710 Portable DVD Player w/ 7" 16:9 LCD Monitor

need a sun hood for it.

i found a HOODMAN sun hood for the panasonic 7" lcd monitor
but i'm not sure if it will work.

heres a thought, is it possible to make one?

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Old January 30th, 2006, 03:23 PM   #36
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Portable DVD player and other field monitor options

Hey guys.

I'm currently looking for field monitoring options that will allow me to obtain better focus when using 35mm adapters and jib/crane shots.

I've heard of people using portable dvd players as a solution. The ideal player would have a high resolution in order to assist in achieving focus when using 35mm lenses. In addition, being able to mount the player to the camera upside down (or flip the image vertically and horizontally) would be advantageous.

I've narrowed my choices down to two options.

The first is the best protable DVD player I could find.
The Philips PET1000:
http://reviews.cnet.com/Philips_PET1...2.html?tag=nav

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...2107-9667041?%

It is renowned for its superior image quality. However, I'm not sure how I'd mount it or deal with the upside down and flipped image.

Next are Lilliput car monitors I've found on ebay.
Lilliput 8 inch car monitor:
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Lilliput-8-T...yZ3698QQssPage NameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

More here:
http://www.mp3car.com/store/advanced...words=lilliput

The screen is a touchscreen, but the seller claims high resolution (up to 1024 x 768), 4:3 display (i wonder if I could use letterbox also).
Again, I'm not sure what my screen flip and reversal options are.


Any advice would be appreciated. Has anyone used devices such as these for monitoring? Any issues with the image quality or flipping features?

Thanks a lot.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 02:44 PM   #37
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Hi Layi

Check out the Lenco DVP1022.

www.lenco-audiovideo.com/index2.php?lang=en

I just bought one.It has a 480 lines resolution, an aspect ratio switch 4:3letterbox or 16:9 widescreen, flip and a built in battery pack!
I hooked it up to my DVX100 and the image is bright and sharp enough for manual focussing.

Watch out for resolution though. Most of the small LCD A/V screens only have a vertical res of 234 lines, and that's insufficient when you want to us manual focus. At least, that's my experience.

Hope this helps. i'm not sure if you can get Lenco gear in the US though.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 04:20 PM   #38
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Thanks Piet! I'll check it out.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 04:21 PM   #39
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One more thing, does it flip vertically AND horizontally? Thanks
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Old January 31st, 2006, 04:57 PM   #40
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Only vertically, I'm afraid.

I honestly couldn't find any external LCD screen that supports mirror mode.

Usually the camera can do it, but only for the on-board LCD.
It does not output to the video out, unfortunately.


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Old January 31st, 2006, 06:02 PM   #41
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I could be wrong here, but inverted mode (rotated 180 degrees) is exactly what you need no? My cheapo DVD player does this just fine.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 06:16 PM   #42
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Dennis, we're also looking for a DVD player with high resolution so we can properly focus the image, something the el cheapo models lack.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 06:19 PM   #43
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dennis... the image from the adapters is flipped upside down and is inverted.. so if you want a true image you would have to have a monitor which will perform an x and y flip
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Old January 31st, 2006, 09:49 PM   #44
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Ok fellas. I like the little think tank we have going on here. I believe I've found a solution. It's the Lilliput 809GL-80NP.

Info here:
http://www.lilliputuk.com/productinfo.php?product=22

Purchase here:
http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=42

and here:
http://www.case-mod.com/store/lillip...06.html?src=fr

and here:
http://www.translinks.com/touch_screen.htm

I like this device since it's meant for cars and not film makers. Hence, it's cheap and still has some of the features we need. It has a mirror mode AND vertical flip (Some people use this as a rear view mirror) allowing us to flip the image when using 35mm adapters.

It has high resolution so we should be able to obtain sharp focus.
(1024 x 768 dots - Higher than DV resolution and the best I've seen in an LCD)

Let me know what you think.
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Old January 31st, 2006, 10:18 PM   #45
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To undo a 180 degree rotation, you flip, then you mirror. It's the same thing.

Thats why running your camera upside down (which I do) results in the correct orientation of video when captured. You'll also find in your NLE that rotating 180 has the same effect as flip and mirror.

Many portable DVD players have a "reverse" button, as mine does, which rotate the image 180 degrees to allow operation of the unit upside down. Given my GS400's propensity to allways right the LCD image, this is the only way I can monitor an upright image.

Try it!

This is 800x480, $189, 16:9/4:3 switchable, but no S-video input: http://www.mp3playerstore.com/stuff_...l/IN-700VG.htm

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