Image black and white via VGA? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The View: Video Display Hardware and Software

The View: Video Display Hardware and Software
Video Monitors and Media Players for field or studio use (all display technologies).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 7th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #1
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Posts: 1,225
Image black and white via VGA?

Hi,

I have a 7 inch monitor that I connect to my A1 via VGA. The image looks really good for monitoring/framing/focusing (like an SD TV) but it's in black and white. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?
Rafael Lopes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 10th, 2007, 12:05 PM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Augusta Georgia
Posts: 5,413
When IBM originally developed VGA, there was a very unusual characteristic, designed in, on purpose.

There used to be monochome (Black & white) VGA monitors. So when the computer powers up, it checks for a monochrome monitor and sets black and white mode.

So, today, with some computer systems, if you power up your computer with a VGA adapter and no monitor is connected or on, and then connect or power on the monitor, it may be in black and white mode. For this reason, some computer manufactures want you to power on your monitor first.

Other manufacturers have solved this problem and always coming up in color mode.

My advice is to power on your monitor, have it connected to your equipment, then power on your equipment.

Please let me know if this helped or not.

If not, please let me know how you are connecting a Canon A1 to a VGA monitor. What connections, and/or other equipment are you using?
__________________
Dan Keaton
Augusta Georgia
Dan Keaton is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > The View: Video Display Hardware and Software

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:12 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network