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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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External Monitor for EX1R and mounting options

I have a Sony PMW EX1R Camera and Manfrotto 028B Tripod Legs.
I am looking for an external monitor but do not want to spend too much money for one. I am mostly looking for a monitor to aid in framing a shot, helping with focus, and having a larger view playing back footage from the camera. So I do not need an extermely professional monitor.

I wanted an opinion on the Vello RigVision 9" HD Camera Monitor (
Vello RigVision 9" HD Camera Monitor CM-9HD B&H Photo Video
).
Would this work fine with my EX1R just connecting it with an HDMI cable?

Also, In order to mount this to the leg of my tripod, would this work: Manfrotto 143 Magic Arm Kit (
Manfrotto 143 Magic Arm Kit 143 B&H Photo Video
), or would I need something else or any other accessories.

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Old March 27th, 2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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Re: External Monitor for EX1R and mounting options

If you get a lightweight enough system, you could use the rear 1/4'' hole or mounting shoe to mount the monitor on an articulating arm. I like to have options for handheld + the monitor sometimes.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 11:19 PM   #3
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Re: External Monitor for EX1R and mounting options

Thanks. I'm not looking to mount the monitor on the camera. Just on the tripod leg. So I want to know firstly if anyone has an opinions on the monitor I'm looking at, and secondly, if that arm kit will work for me to mount it on the tripod leg or if I need any other adapters.

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Old March 28th, 2013, 10:01 AM   #4
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Re: External Monitor for EX1R and mounting options

Anthony...a Manfrotto "Big Clamp" (or, I suppose the 'Small Clamp') depending on the diameter of your tripod legs would work. The 'Big Clamp' has several mounting options available for attaching lights, ball-heads, etc.. This method was suggested by one of the 'senior' members of the 'forum' who does a lot of sports video.

I hope that helps.

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Old March 28th, 2013, 11:49 AM   #5
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Re: External Monitor for EX1R and mounting options

Thank you. I looked into the specs and it says the super clamp that comes with this kits fits legs with diameters of 1/2" to 2". My tripod leg is 3/4" diameter so I should be fine.

Does anyone have an opinion of the monitor ( Vello RigVision 9" HD Camera Monitor)

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Old March 29th, 2013, 04:08 AM   #6
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Re: External Monitor for EX1R and mounting options

Hi Anthony. I'm not familiar with that monitor, but I posted a question about a monitor a while back. I also have an EX1R. Lots of good ideas in the thread. I hired a freelance shooter recently and he had a SmallHD DP6 monitor that mounted directly on my camera with an arm. He used a hood on it and it worked great, even handheld.
Link: http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/sony-xdc...ect-focus.html
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Old March 29th, 2013, 10:21 AM   #7
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