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Transvideo HD6 X-SBL 2000nits.


Marc R. Berger
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And its great to be able to put your horizon with a clamp on your post. Very nice feature. Still feels like a expensive monitor, BUT considering how long i have my transvideo now, and the zero issues i had with them, i am affraid my next one will be a transvideo again. If its service i have to pay more for, so be it.

 

But PLEASEEEEEEEE, make it water proofffffffffffff, thats an absolute dealbreaker for me, i hate rain covers

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Thank you for your input and feature request. I know you´re all very good and experienced operators, so I can learning a lot from your opinions. I don´t have a long time experience in "Steadicamming" and not a lot with different monitors, but the service I experienced with Transvideo until now was so outstanding great!!! I would always go again with a Transvideo monitor, rainproof or not. I´m so tired about all this cheap made tools with its bad quality, popping up everywhere like mushrooms after a wet autumn day (Not meaning other monitors discussed here before). Service -and for sure build quality- becomes more and more important to me.

Marc

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Got it.

 

Used it on the beach today in mixed weather. Strong sunlight, then rain showers. We covered the camera, but not the monitor, and it's still working, so I guess it's waterproof enough for me.

 

it really is bright, but that's obvious. Compensated level works perfectly. Was scooting around on the Steadiseg and keeping a rock-steady horizon. Well the monitor was at any rate.

 

Another Transvideo gem—solid and dependable.

 

Nuff said.

 

Chris

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Dear Job,

 

My 1k NIT version survived a 1 month feature shoot in the Amazon with 45C, 100% humidity and torrential downpours, and has continued to work flawlessly—never refusing a signal, never getting more than warm to the touch—in the 4 years since. It has been sprayed with mud, dust, and salt water at fairly regular intervals without receiving more than a cursory wipe afterwards.

 

I'm curious to know what kind of work you put your monitor to that demands a higher standard.

 

All the best,

 

Chris

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I walked through 6 massive rain machine sticks for a shot last night that was proper proper torrential rain. Soaked through.

 

In the UK we regularly shoot in the solid rain. Chris did you shoot with direct heavy onto the monitor without rain covers? Would you recommend that with your monitor?

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If you could guarantee that it will stand in heavy rain, i'll will swallow my comment in. But as long as there own tech recommends me NOT to do this, its not water proof for me. I love transvideo stuff, i really do. I was only so hoping to see the new monitor to be water proof so no more rain covers.

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Guys,

 

I take it all back. I'm a wuss. When it starts to rain, I head for cover. So, no, solid pelting rain for a whole shoot. I haven't tried. The monitor has had many inadvertent soakings, though, and I don't remember ever bothering to wipe it off, so what i should have said is that it's well waterproof enough for me.

 

And at 2k, the blacks are still quite black!

 

(Excuse my enthusiasm.)

 

Chris

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Haha.. Not saying your a wuss Chris; there is a difference between an inadvertent soaking and sticking a rain deflector on the lens for a proper soaking. I am a massive fan of Transvideo and the insanely good service that company delivers. Easily amongst the best in the industry. Jacques says its almost waterproof. The screen itself is bonded and "There are o-ring on the metal pads. A seal on the rotating knob and LEDs. I would use a food film on the keypad an let the window as it is. "

 

Thats pretty good. Actually its very good as Chris can testify to. I do want that front panel to be completely waterproof. It is great though that this is in the offering according to Jacques but not yet. I don't know what the time period is.

 

These buttons that aren't waterproof... The touch ones How much does one actually use them?

 

Is there also talk of putting the panel in upside down in this monitor for Steadicam? Is there talk of different bonded glass options for the front of this monitor as well?

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lol chris, i do believe you. I did see the pics from you in the forrest, and its great it can handle so much. My concern is heavy rain, should i cover it. And that cover sucks big time, but i am to scared not to. I asked there tech in the booth and he recommended tthat cover. You could get the screen glued by transvideo by the way, so thats an option. Knobs could get a cover perhaps? Again, i urge new monitor to be rain proof so no more glare raincovers.

 

Do you have the new version already? The 2000 nits? Is there a good difference outside? I only saw it at there booth

 

Thx

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I have the new version, and it is brighter for sure. I still like the quality of the image, which was what attracted me to the original monitor—it's bright, not over-driven. If you want to try it out, Job, contact Kira. I'm working in Berlin, then off to Barcelona for the next 2 weeks. She'll have my kit at Golden Eye in the meantime.

 

Like Thomas, I carry a roll of cling film/saran wrap rather than special covers for cameras, etc. That's transparent enough for this:

so it should work for our purposes. I like that you just chuck it after use. I remember having to dry out camera covers after a soaking, and that's a royal pain.

 

As for inverting the monitor, I like when the best viewing angle is from above, but Curt (Sachtler) likes the better viewing angle to be from below. That leaves Jacques in a quandary about which way to mount the matrix. You can of course mount the monitor either way up on the sled, then use the monitor invert to flip everything, including menus (not the buttons, obviously).

 

All the best,

 

Chris

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Hi all,

 

Any 6" or 8" CineMonitorHD, as well as 7" RainbowHD, do have the screen glued on the front housing. Even no-glass-bonded screen: the glass protecting the LCD is also glued on the front housing. That's not an option, that's a default feature. Unless you bought your monitor 6 years ago...

 

Cheers

François

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