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#1 Chris Soreide

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 10:05 AM

I was at a shoot yesterday and during the first shoot the Panasonic BT-LH900A LCD monitor we used suddenly got a heck loads of condensation on the inside of the screen.

The shoot took place in Singapore, so the climate is very tropical and guess it was around 100°F.
It might just be a coincidence, but this problem happened not too long after we connected it to an external battery.

Anyone had the same problem or know what might be the reason?

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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:03 AM

Was the monitor kept somewhere cool right before it was set up?
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:49 AM

The night before it was kept inside a air conditioned room that probably held about 77°F.
It was taken out maybe three hours before the shoot and was exposed to the heat all the time.

We were thinking the same, but the shapes created by the condensation almost looked like someone had pressed in the display. At the same time, the condensation keept increasing and decreasing for the next 2 hours we used it, before It completely went away.

By the way, little correction, It was maybe around 93°F outside.
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 05:35 PM

The night before it was kept inside a air conditioned room that probably held about 77°F.
It was taken out maybe three hours before the shoot and was exposed to the heat all the time.

We were thinking the same, but the shapes created by the condensation almost looked like someone had pressed in the display. At the same time, the condensation keept increasing and decreasing for the next 2 hours we used it, before It completely went away.

By the way, little correction, It was maybe around 93°F outside.


Any chance it was jarred or dropped? LCDs are a liquid inside, after all.
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#5 David Negrin

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:27 PM

Chris-
I too had the same problem in singapore several years ago.
You need to climatize all your equipment when you have a temperature change more than 20 degree,
but also those time when dealing with humidity.
1993 shoot in the area, I had to wait 3.5 hours for the camera's dew indicator to shut off and let the camera
function. The only other way is to take dust-off and blow it into the vents to speed the humidifying process
( not reccomended, but effective when the production clock is ticking).
enjoy some coffee on orchard street while your waiting.
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#6 Chris Soreide

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:55 AM

3.5 hours? Going to be a quite a few coffees before shooting then.

But thanks for the reply. Think we'll store the monitors someplace warmer next time.
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