View Full Version : Getting new monitor

Noel Evans
11-29-2006, 02:15 AM
Yes Ive fallen over to the side of the more portable Marshall LCDs, Im currently using a Sony Brick that really isnt very portable, especially when getting around Tokyo. And not much good for shooting outside a studio or set location.

Anyway, a little help quickly if possible.

Is this what I am lookimg for? Has the BNC composite connectors


Then theres this one, but has the split Y, Pb, Pr component connection as well as the composite. Interestingly this monitor has the same resolution but is called HD.

What am I missing if I go the cheaper option? Its for the following in the field: composition/focus/color rendition.

Christopher Barry
11-29-2006, 05:13 AM
Noel, here are all the models in the 7" range for the Marshall (http://www.lcdracks.com/monitors/6.5-7.0.html).

Your first one seems to be composite and S-Video only, and the later also has component. Perhaps also consider other models like the Nebtec (http://www.nebtek.com/products.php?cat=13) that give you the option for different battery plates, so if you are pana or canon user, and have a heap of batteries already, you can stay in the same family, utilising existing chargers, etc. I can't wait to get a Marshall next year myself...

12-01-2006, 01:11 AM
I would make a trip to the store before buying any one of these monitors and check out the image quality first hand. I had purchased that marshall hd model with my hvx. I was not impressed and incredibly did not find it all that helpful with the sometimes difficult to focus hvx. I sent it back and just used the zoom in the hvx flip out screen to focus and haven't missed it for framing or focusing since. Be warned that you might need to spend more than you anticipate on one of these turkeys to get an image you're happy with. -Although if you do get it get the hd model.

Noel Evans
12-01-2006, 06:41 AM
Going tomorrow for some comparisons, will have an HVX and the A1 to test.

12-01-2006, 03:26 PM
Going tomorrow for some comparisons, will have an HVX and the A1 to test.

I look forward to hearing your impressions. Hopefully you'll discover the holy grail of quality portable camera mountable monitors for those of us on a budget. Would you mind taking a still camera with you to show us some setups?

12-02-2006, 02:22 AM
Yeah still cam setups would be pimp.

Noel Evans
12-02-2006, 08:11 AM
OK did some side by side testing today. With Canon A1 and m2, HVX. The reality is the LCD options just werent up to scratch IMO. Marshall was reasonable. But compared to a conventional monitor they were all lagging way behind.

I didnt by anything based on this. But I will have to and am undecided.

12-02-2006, 09:11 AM
I think the Marshall HD SDI is fairly nice, but isn't the actual pixel resolution only 800x480? In a 7" screen the HD feed looks fairly sharp and useable, but I think it's deceptive when they call it a "1.2 Megapixel screen". It's just not. It's not even close to the neighborhood of 720p.