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July 3, 2006 at 2:32 PM #36831AnonymousInactive
Is there a good, but cheap video montior you can use on set?
I have a Canon GL2. Can I hook that up to a regular computer monitor, or do I need something special?
Is there a cheap wireless solution?
I want my director to be able to watch the monitor and not the LCD on the Canon GL2.
July 8, 2006 at 3:37 PM #163572AnonymousInactive
I went to Best Buy, purchased a brand new 25 inch TV set (with a/v in/outs) for $60.00 and used it. A simple A/V cable from my camera location to the TV set and voila – it worked fine.
The nice part about the 25" set is that I could be the cameraman or director and see the image (and framing/composition) right then and there and make any lighting/sound adjustments accordingly.
An extra benefit is the actors (interns) could see their performance immediately afterward and I could discuss changes or the like RIGHT THERE … and it was only a $60.00 investement less the cost of the A/V cabling expense (about $20.00 more).
At the end of the entire shoot, and since the actors were not being paid (interns), I raffled off the TV set to the actor pool and someone walked away with their 15 minutes of fame and their slightly used 25" set.
Worked for me.
July 8, 2006 at 4:14 PM #163573AnonymousInactive
a 25 inch tv for 60.00? are u sure?
July 8, 2006 at 11:05 PM #163574AnonymousInactive
[quote="ishootparties"]a 25 inch tv for 60.00? are u sure?[/quote]
As sure as my credit card was charged … the big six oh.
I walked into the local (new) Best Buy and they had these APEX TV’s for sale at 60 bux, about 400 of them to off-load. I got number 340 of the 400 (it was marked that way) and it worked fine.
Funny thing .. I just upgraded all my TV’s to flat screen (LCD) and sold both of my 10 year old TV’s for 60 bux each.
Regarding the NTSC thing – yes, I agree – but using the right combo of talent behind the camera and good editing (slight color corrections) I guess I got lucky … the end result looked VERY GOOD.
I like it that way.
July 10, 2006 at 5:10 AM #163575AnonymousInactive
Can anything send a wireless signal back to a TV?
Reason I ask is that our next film is shoot in a heavy wooded area. I fear that the cable will get snagged on underbrush and possibly disrupt the shot or even maybe pull the camera down and harm it.
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