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  1. I know you are switching systems but it is an easy fix — just move the switch or put the stock one back in. Sadly that is many times bigger than the switch that was originally there
  2. We have all been in that situation. It’s hard to speak up but if it’s hurting you say something. Another solution to shooting off the stand is using a vehicle mount on a dolly or bazooka. They you have the arm to make corrections/boom etc.
  3. That’s a really cool mod for sure. How is the safety mechanism on that topstage? I have never used a Betz, only have the wave which is unfortunately missing any kind of safety — dont tug cables while in low mode!
  4. Don’t be silly. We all have three of everything riiiight?
  5. I applied a different one on each of my monitors (2 503’s and a 703) so I can swap them out as try in different situations. I think the MXT looks like the one I’ll settle on, though I still wanna try in a real world situation.
  6. David is awesome — this is a great mod (and what was originally intended when Greg first started playing around with roll correction). this would be so perfect for an XCS sled since it already has the x/y at the bottom. It could definitely work using only the side to side of Greg’s plate as a course adjustment but I would miss the fine corrections. That being said I want
  7. Thanks Henry — I am certainly no expert...just a guy with too much time on his hands and who misses being able to actually see an image in the daylight. I think the best overall for me would be the MXT — cuts unwanted reflections of bright overcast sky, overhead frames, silks and lights that can really be a pain with a shiny screen. However from what I can tell any matte screen turns to doo-doo with direct hits from the sun. The sun’s reflection even getting close to the edge of the screen with start to whiteout the whole frame! That being said, doesn’t the transvideo have some pretty sweet coatings? Perhaps not since you are asking. here is another video showing the MXT (medium matte on the left) and the MXH (lighter matte on the right). I left the center open to really see what happens with a shiny vs matte with a direct hit FullSizeRender.mov
  8. Assuming pro2? I also have pro 1 of you need but all the connectors are the same
  9. How can I not post this?! The framerate is often weird with tubes so can sometimes be tough to photograph for iPhones but you can see what’s happening. The 503 is at 100%...the TB6 is at most around 70% — completely blown out on the video but to the eye there was no comparison and it could be viewed at the same intensity at any angle. FullSizeRender.mov
  10. As much as I steered away from matte screens over the years, I was impressed with how they get rid of distracting reflections. Clearly the 503 is brighter but the less powerful Boland is much easier to see. FullSizeRender.mov
  11. Never was a fan of matte screens because they tend to fall apart with direct sun hits — well, most (all?) LCD’s kinda turn to poop with or without the matte but the loss of image is longer and more of the frame with the matte. Here is an example of that with the same screen protectors as shown above IMG_2592.MOV
  12. Here are some older pics comparing the crap matte screen protector from Small HD (I think they may have a better one now?) to the same monitor with the Nushield Day View (also from Small HD).
  13. Been playing around with some monitor and screen matte comparisons over the last year or so — mainly the Small HD 503, 703, and the Boland. I’ll post some pics and a video or two which might show advantages of one over the other. Funny to note that just when I thought I found a clear winner the environment would change and suddenly I found myself preferring the other! Moral of the story? Have 15 monitors. IMG_9254.MOV
  14. From Ted’s manual of style...always a great idea to charge per minute, or even per foot moved. More for stairs. They can’t afford low mode.
  15. Yeah...reducing or even losing that buffer zone to “cushion” stops and starts would be tough
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