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    HDMI Monitor for DVX100B?
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    Hi all. Long time reader, first time poster.

    I've had a DVX100B for some time but I find it difficult to to nail focus because the viewfinder screen is so tiny and the display isn't the sharpest or most legible in the world. Autofocus (at least in 24p mode) is a sluggish bust.

    I've heard that you can use an RCA to HDMI adapter to connect an HDMI monitor to the DVX. Is that true? Also would I be able to monitor in 4:3? I do have an Atomos Shinobi that has a desqueeze option, so if the adapter converts automatically to 16:9 it should be possible to force it through 1.33x squeeze to properly display the 4:3 frame right? (I may be off the mark, I'm not very technically savvy.)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    - Luka


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    In theory, it should work but since the resolution is so poor, I'm not sure the 5" monitor would help much. Maybe though.

    As far as the de-squeeze option, it's most likely for anamorphic filming, but at least you could pick up an adapter for a few dollars to test all of this since you already have the monitor.


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    Well, you could certainly use a composite video to HDMI converter device. I see 'em listed on Amazon for around $15 or so. I haven't tried one, so I don't know how well it's going to work, but assuming the converter is decent quality, I would assume that the Shinobi display is going to be a lot crisper than the DVX100's LCD. Seems like an inexpensive gamble. Gotta figure out how to power it though; the ones I looked at need USB power input, so you might need one of those battery USB things to power it.


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    Okay, thanks guys! I'll go ahead and give it a whirl—will report back once I try this out


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    Seems kind of dumb to be honest? Why go through the trouble of spider webbing your DVX rig with cables and adapters to use a monitor it wasnt made for? Im all about DIY but theres no way you are going to get results that you could get with the nicest monitor using the RCA plugs it comes with. There are lots of SD monitors that surpass the LCD of the DVX100s.
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