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Gregory Lee May 6th, 2011 10:00 PM

How to select monitor for Glidecam?
 
Well now I'm considering getting a monitor for a Glidecam HD4000; ideally something as light as possible because my camera is only 4 lbs. Either Ikan:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/760512-REG/Ikan_VL7_7_HDMI_LCD_Monitor.htmlor the one glidecam sells:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/141721-REG/Glidecam_L4PRO_L4_PRO_4_Active_Matrix.html
If I get the Glidecam monitor, I'd have to buy the separate battery pack I think.

I'm leaning towards the first one because the monitor size is larger and I don't know if the Glidecam monitor's sun shade can be removed. Do you have any suggestions on this? Do you tape the video cable to the post?

D.J. Ammons May 8th, 2011 03:08 PM

Re: How to select monitor for Glidecam?
 
Because we generally leave our cam in auto focus (I know most pro's hate that) we only needed the monitor for framing so a couple of years ago I went the cheap route and bought an LDC4 7" LCD with a sony L battery plate for just under $200. Works great on the Glidcam 4000HD. The monitor and a large generic Sony battery takes the place of just about all of the weights that would be on the front of the sled. At some point we will upgrade to a HD monitor.

Kelly Huffaker May 8th, 2011 03:41 PM

Re: How to select monitor for Glidecam?
 
Get this guy

It's cheap, has a built in battery, and it's light. I use it more for my crane than my Glidecam though.

Gregory Lee May 8th, 2011 07:32 PM

Re: How to select monitor for Glidecam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by D.J. Ammons (Post 1646968)
Because we generally leave our cam in auto focus (I know most pro's hate that) we only needed the monitor for framing so a couple of years ago I went the cheap route and bought an LDC4 7" LCD with a sony L battery plate for just under $200. Works great on the Glidcam 4000HD. The monitor and a large generic Sony battery takes the place of just about all of the weights that would be on the front of the sled. At some point we will upgrade to a HD monitor.

Can you specify which brand/model of LCD monitor?

Gregory Lee May 8th, 2011 07:39 PM

Re: How to select monitor for Glidecam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kelly Huffaker (Post 1646973)
Get this guy
Amazon.com: Lilliput 7" 668gl-np/h/y for Hd Camera with Hdmi & Bnc Ypbpr and Built in Battery: Electronics

It's cheap, has a built in battery, and it's light. I use it more for my crane than my Glidecam though.

Thanks for that.

D.J. Ammons May 9th, 2011 04:35 PM

Re: How to select monitor for Glidecam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gregory Lee (Post 1647016)
Can you specify which brand/model of LCD monitor?

the company sells their own branded monitors from their website. Company is lcd4video.com

I just checked and the 7" monitor with a canon, panasonic,or sony battery plate is $179.95. Resolution is listed as 1140 x 234.It has RCA inputs (no HDMI).

I clamp it onto the Glidecam 400HD with a super clamp. As I said before I wouldn't use it for focus but it is great for framing shots. With the monitor on the front of the sled and the Sony battery plate / battery on the rear it is a good solution for balancing the rig pretty easily.

The monitor with the battery plate is described on their website as;

LCD4Video 7" LCD Monitor Deluxe On-Camera Kit

EDIT: I also just saw where they now have what they call "HD" monitor that is 800 x 480 and has HDMII inputs for $299.95 with your choice of battery plates as with the std def monitor. Even though it is not real HD if you can afford it the extra $100 would be worth it I am guessing.

Mark Schlicher May 9th, 2011 09:13 PM

Re: How to select monitor for Glidecam?
 
Pretty sure that the LCD4video monitors are Lilliputs, marked up. Home - LILLIPUT.

Antonio Ricca May 13th, 2011 05:47 AM

Re: How to select monitor for Glidecam?
 
I did bought on december 2010 the item 390308043394 from ebay. This ebayer sells a lot o different packages with one or two batteries, sun-hood, hot shoe and various gift from only 167$ including free shipping worldwide. The visibility on daylight (no direct sun) with sunhood is accettable for that price.


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