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thinking of putting together a directors handheld monitor with an IDX Camwave on the back.

 

 

Is there any combination of monitor and monitor housing that works well for this? Any porta brace or anything like that robust enough to withstand hot headed drunk crack smoking directors?

 

I saw movie tech here in London built some really cool housings for their oxygen p3 monitors sporting a boxx receiver. they seem to have built it out of delrin. two side plates with 4 cross bars. To be honest a porta brace will do. Directors can't afford as much crack as they used to.

 

any one used anything for this purpose?

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I have a portabrace one for my marshall monitor and you might as well wrap it in a plastic bag for all the protection it offers, especially with certain directors who have a habit of leaving it under an overflowing gutter....

Some sort of adapted peli case is what I'm thinking of next.

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... Any porta brace or anything like that robust enough to withstand hot headed drunk crack smoking directors?

 

Yes, it's called a Certificate of Insurance. I have that set up minus the PortaBrace. When I hand it off to the Director I explain this is the most frequently broken item and insurance claim in my kit. I also have a yellow Ptouch label on the bezel that says "Fragile".

 

Robert

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Insurance claims are a nightmare. Like I say this Delrin structure from Movietech is good. I've also seen this wide thing with two handles on each end but for the life of me I can't remember where.

 

Might be best to just get someone to make something out of a nice piece of birch or other hard wood. Probably be a shed load cheaper than industry bags and metal work.

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I've also seen this wide thing with two handles on each end but for the life of me I can't remember where.

 

I've often thought modifying something like this would make a nice monitor mount.

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Thanks Job. That Petrol bag looks great.

 

http://www.libraprobroadcast.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=PM801

 

And your using the Sony Oled 9inch? Or the 7.5 inch

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/897820-REG/Sony_PVM741_A_7_4_OLED_Monitor_3G_HD_SD_SDI.html

 

Do you find OLED to be brighter than the LCDs for daylight directors viewing?

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its the one that fits in that bag LOL

I find the oled very good for directors viewing. There all happy with the image it gives them. I had panasonic's before but the are crap. You pay a ton for them and the keep breaking, and service is total crap

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