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Jim Sofranko June 14th, 2004 04:38 PM

I am interested in purchasing a small field monitor. Anyone have any recommendations for a good and reasonably priced monitor? Even recommendations for on-board LCD monitors would be appreciated.

I am interested in both PAL and NTSC applications for these monitors.


Brent Warwick June 15th, 2004 11:47 PM

I just bought the Sony PVM9-L3. B&H Photo Video (www.bhphotovideo.com) has it for $999, which is about $300 less than other places I've seen it. Does PAL and NTSC, and has 450 lines of resolution.

Brian T. Young June 16th, 2004 03:47 PM

go to ikegami.com and follow the links to check out their LCD monitors. then...do a 'froogle.com' search for the part numbers that you found on the ikegami site. they will most likely come up with 'marshall' part numbers - no problem. good pieces of gear.

Jim Sofranko June 17th, 2004 06:44 PM

Thanks for the Ikegami/Marshall info. Very helpful.

On the subject of 8/9" monitors is there a substantial difference (aside from 200 lines) between the 250 line res and the 450 line res for a field monitor?? Of course, the 250 is cheaper but is the difference worth the price when using it on location for lighting and exposure judgements?

Brian T. Young June 17th, 2004 08:09 PM

thats a good question. i'm wondering if you would only notice it in a side-by-side setup. i'd suggest the obvious - and thats head to a vendor if you can and look an em together. if anyone has the access and ability to do this (i might, but it'll be a couple weeks) it would be great. i'm contemplating a monitor purchase in the near future as well.....

Steve McDonald June 18th, 2004 03:42 AM

Are you going to use the monitor alongside a camera on a tripod, as a viewfinder? Or just to review footage you are playing back? For active viewfinding, you need all the resolution you can get for focusing. You could think you had sharp video by using a 250-line monitor in the field, but when
you reviewed it later on a large screen, it could be off-focus enough to be unusable.

My little Sony GV-D1000, a portable DV mini-VTR, with a 4-inch viewscreen, takes care of my need for a bigger playback screen in the field, having twice the area of the 2 1/2-incher on the camera.

Steve McDonald

Jim Sofranko June 18th, 2004 05:07 AM

Playback in the field, judgements on lighting and exposure, and occasionally focus.

Josh Allen June 18th, 2004 10:48 AM

I am also interested in a new field monitor. My main reason is like Jim, for exposure, color and lighting decisions.

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