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Old February 9th, 2006, 04:55 PM   #1
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LCD mount to C-stand/light stand

Greetings all,

I had posted this on another thread and then I discovered this one. I just recently purchased the Dell 2405 monitor and I saw that Shanon has noted that he will modify retro-fit his LCD to a C-stand. This is exactly what I want to do. I'd be willing to buy one... and when I checked, the only thing I could find was 280 bucks. Anyone know of what components I would need, or of a place selling an LCD mount to C-stand/ light stand plug. I'd need something that can support a 23 pound monitor. The Dell is awesome BTW.


Thanks for any and all info and leads. I'm hoping to pick something up for a hundred to 150 for the adapter.. and it would need to be able to tilt, pan and really be solid.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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I just did a search on VESA mounts, and found this:

http://www.techadvice.com/info/item....1388&iid=20925

Most VESA mounts are articulating arms, but if you google a little deeper you can those meant for other purposes that don't extend out at all. FYI, the spud on a c-stand is 5/8s inch.

Maybe something designed for a wall screwed to a 2x6, with a 5/8s hole drilled in the edge?
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Old February 9th, 2006, 11:13 PM   #3
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Nate,

That is a great idea. I could buy a wall mount.. screw that into a piece of wood, then on the back side mount it to somekind of 5/8 female plug... like a monitor stand and viola. I'm sure I could get the hardware and mount and everything with the wood for a hundred bucks.


Thanks man.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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cheap solution found

Greetings all. I found a good solution with a lot of options and it's cheap.. study and readily available.


I already have several c-stands with grip heads so I'm going to buy this 6" baby plate:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

From there, I will be able to cut and mount a small wooden platform big enough to securely hold a large LCD stand.. and one preferably that I can screw into the wooden platform. I'll keep this all together as my field/location c-stand mount for the LCD.. and will leave the Dell stand at the office.


I'll be able to put the whole thing together for 50 bucks... and then take it apart later for other stuff. Ther's also other adapters to convert this to a female stud and all that. I'm just happy to have a simple solution and one that doesn't cost 260 bucks. Those guys must be smoking some good stuff to be able to charge that... I mean, the baby plate is only 14 bucks....
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Old March 17th, 2006, 03:49 AM   #5
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Does the Dell handle 1080i input?

Hey Justyn - Are you planning to use this as a field monitor? I'm interested in this too, but Damien Molineaux stated in the thread below that he canNOT view HD on the Dell 2405 via component inputs - quoting him -- "As expected I haven't been able to visualize HD through the component inputs on the Dell 2405. "

So, the big question is (in my mind), can this monitor actually display an HD input signal or are you stuck with SD only?

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=51773

Here's the manual too, but I can't find any mention of 1080i support there:
http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...w/en/index.htm
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Old March 17th, 2006, 06:43 AM   #6
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Aw, forget all that, boys!

Check this out:

http://www.markertek.com/SearchProdu...ff=0&sort=prod
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Old March 17th, 2006, 03:51 PM   #7
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Barry, I couldn't get that link you posted to work, but I think this is what you were mentioning -- I searched for the "DELV-LCD1" which is listed as the "Combo Stand & VESA LCD Mount For Field & Studio Monitoring". The stand looks great but I wish I could just buy the top portion to fit on one of my existing stands. Anyway, thanks for the post.
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Old March 17th, 2006, 03:56 PM   #8
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Now I tried the link again and it worked. So your suggesting the "Camera Mount Adapter For Delvcam"? It'd be tought to mount a Dell 2405 on that, but interesting idea for the Delvcam - do you have a Delvcam and if so, how do you like it?
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Old January 14th, 2007, 04:09 PM   #9
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Just bought a Samsung 23" HDTV which I plan to mount upside down and place on a rolling stand to use as a monitor with my HVX/Brevis35. My problem is two fold. 1. The TV weighs 19 pounds. 2. The vesa mount is 200mm x 100mm, not the smaller 75mmx75mm or 100mmx100mm. The Vesa to stand mounts I've found are as follows:
http://www.vfgadgets.com/LCDmountPro.htm
http://www.markertek.com/SearchProdu...ff=0&sort=prod
http://cinemasupplies.stores.yahoo.n...vemobrfib.html

None of them have a 200mmx100mm mounting plate like I need. They also seem to have a max weight of 17 or 18 pounds, while my TV is 19.

Anyone have any ideas? Are there VESA adapter plates?
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Old January 15th, 2007, 04:20 PM   #10
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c-stand mounts

Here is one for $57: http://cinemasupplies.stores.yahoo.net/bomobr51.html
here is one for $100: http://cinemasupplies.stores.yahoo.net/msemoho8.html
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Old January 15th, 2007, 04:23 PM   #11
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Those are trays generally used for CRT production monitors. It would not be best for my purposes. I am looking for an LCD mount.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #12
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lcd mount

I have a 17" LCD I mount on them all the time- you will notice both mounts have straps- just strap them over the base plate or your LCD, unless your LCD has no base at all? anyway it's basically a case of bungee and/or velcro straps which also makes it easier to use the monitor normally on a desk later without having to change out a bunch of mounting hardware, and it will fit easier into an anvil case too. I have mounted this rig on tracking vehicles doing car shots and as long as your straps are tight, it works great.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 06:38 PM   #13
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I'm using a Brevis35, so I must mount the monitor upside down, I can't do this with a tray style mount as you've suggested. The tv stand only fits on the lcd right side up. This is why I need tot find a vesa style mount where I could just screw in the mount to the back of the TV upside down.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #14
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Solution?

I think I came up with a solution. So I get a simple, flat, Vesa 200 wall mount like so:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

And then I attach it to a baby swivel plate with female recepter like so:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

The holes may not line up properly, so I may have to drill into the wall mount, which I don't think would be too hard. The monitor could then fit on a c-stand or 750 rolling stand, be mounted right side up or upside down and tilted however which way I want.
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