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Old July 20th, 2006, 10:58 AM   #76
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Dont laugh at this but i use this all the time. i use a black and white battery powered Portable tv that cam free with my mums new credit card. (one of those free gifts)
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Old July 20th, 2006, 07:24 PM   #77
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i'm looking for a monitor solution too. but aren't those dvd players small? 6" screens or something? I've found 9" sony monitors barely big enough to compose a shot and check for make up smudges etc.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 04:03 AM   #78
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DVD Monitor

I have read many threads about using a cheap portable DVD player as a monitor for the GL2. Can someone recommend a cheap out-of-the-box solution? If you can tell me specific models that would be great.

Also, if someone knows of a cheap remote dvd monitoring solution that would be even better. I guess i could run long cables but that would suck! LOL
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Old October 25th, 2006, 05:22 AM   #79
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Sony offered a cordless IR video links (transmitter & receiver) at one time. WouLd be line of sight. Model numbers began with something line IFT and IFR.I do nto know if they are still on the market,

Use of a DVD player as a monitor adds weight and bulk, but can work if more portability is not needed. Some people use small screen (e.g., 3"-5") dedicate LED monitors. A search may pull up some threads on the subject.

As to sources, in the USA, I see COSTCO an amny of the big consumer electronics stores often have portable DVD players in stock.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 05:50 AM   #80
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Recommend a model at costco

Can you recommend a model at costco? I assume i'll be using Svideo right?
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Old October 25th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #81
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I use one of these:-

http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/sound-a.../586182/prices

Velcro-ed to one of these:-

http://www.avsupplystore.com/delv-bpca.html

Which is powered by the biggest one of these:-
http://www.hahnel.ie/index.cfm?actio...ygroup&mbid=17

Supported by a system I designed from parts utilizing this system:-
http://www.ram-mount-uk.com/ram-b-149z-c1.htm

Connected by the right-angled multi and chopping of the unnecessary:-
http://www.flatbatt.co.uk/Leads-cabl.../video-35.html

. . and soldering the YELLOW to this right-angle 3.5mm mono mini jack:-
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...mini&doy=25m10


Result?

A bigger screen that provides me with a more "natural" view of the World than my piddly 2.4" LCD; in a 16:9 version which aint elongated; for a price that I could afford; with parts that are completely interchangeable and when I get bored with the shoot I can turn on the TV! Is it a MARSHALL or a NEBTEC or a TELETEST? Nope - it sure aint! However, for the prince and time I spent it was ALMOST worth it. Least ways if any of these "cheap" items go pphut, then I can easily and cheaply replace.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 02:23 PM   #82
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Final result

Graham

Could we see a picture or two of the final result?


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Old November 3rd, 2006, 03:55 PM   #83
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Could we see a picture or two of the final result?


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Sure. I''m just in the throes of cannabilizing the parts to fit my newly acquired SpiderBrace. As Soon as I'm done I'll reassemble it for the above. I got wires, Velcro, in-line plugs, water pipe retaining clamps ( just DON'T ask!) and this evening's meal strewn over our large dining table!

Tomorrow it's "Out with the soldering iron and meter" and by ooooh 4:00pm on with the Matt Black paint.

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Old November 4th, 2006, 04:57 PM   #84
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Hi Michael,

Where do you want to mount it ??

I've made a couple of setups to mount small monitors to the TriPod, or to a second TriPod. Or even next to the Cam.

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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:39 AM   #85
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7 in lcd

I was looking on e bay last night at xl2 accessories and there are 7 in lcd kits for 159 dollars.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 04:21 PM   #86
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Graham,

Please send a photo when you can. I would love to see your rig set up like this! What is your total added wieght? Great engineering!

Until the pics!

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Old November 20th, 2006, 05:34 PM   #87
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Please send a photo when you can. I would love to see your rig set up like this! What is your total added wieght? Great engineering!

Until the pics!

Bradley
Aw, shucks, sorry Guys!!

I did some real dodgy photography of it, with my other XM2, saw how good others do theirs, felt ashamed . . however . . I'll have it up in the next 24 hours . .promise! ( Now where DID I leave Jacks Bowers cell-number?)
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Old November 21st, 2006, 07:41 AM   #88
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NOT my most serious piece of work to date - oh no! . ..

But BE happy for me!!

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Old November 22nd, 2006, 10:06 PM   #89
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spider brace

Grazie,

I loved your little clip!! I had a couple good chuckles. How do you like the spider brace?? I have a shoulder brace from varizoom and its ok but it is a little long to toe around loose in the truck.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 01:09 AM   #90
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Grazie,

I loved your little clip!! I had a couple good chuckles. How do you like the spider brace?? I have a shoulder brace from varizoom and its ok but it is a little long to toe around loose in the truck.
Thanks Dale! - It was meant as a chuckle too. The photography stinks and it is ALL over the place in terms of sequencing, but I hope it does demonstrate the use of the screens and the ease when used in conjunction with a shoulder support - here the SpiderBrace.

Now the SpiderBrace! What can I say.

I LOVE it!

I have one of my cameras semi-permanently screwed to it it now. I have now done videoing capturing the antics of our MAD ducks - and they are fairly bonkers. I have used it for up to 2 hour sessions at a time, and with short periods of rest, have found it a pleasure. The secret is the LARGE 7" monitor that I use for solely framing and push focusing.

And yes, the length is a bit restrictive, but here again you CAN unscrew this later model's rear extension. That DOES add to its convenience - but I don't bother. The thing to recognise it that made from some kind of high impact, plastic piping it is VERY light to start with.

Thanks for watching!

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