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#1 Peter Emery

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:16 PM

Hello all,

I'm thinking of getting a lighting field monitor.

It has to have a scope and SDI. Around 8"

The contenders so far are the Astro WM-320 or Panasonic BT-LH900AE. Cost is a factor, but I'm looking to get something goooood.

Any thoughts?
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#2 Ralph Keyser

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:01 PM

Well, personally, I like the 17" Panasonics (BTH-1760 I think) for lighting and setup. While I still don't think they are quite as good as the big CRTs, they are much lighter and easier to deal with in the field. I like the larger screen for seeing details in the shot and the associated lighting. I'll use the 8" ones for operating, although I like operating with an optical viewfinder better. On top of all this, the 17" monitors are actually cheaper than the 8", which I don't really understand, but the world is full of such things.

Anyway, both of the 8" monitors you mentioned are great, and I don't think you will go wrong with either of them.
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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:17 PM

On top of all this, the 17" monitors are actually cheaper than the 8", which I don't really understand, ....


Probably they make a lot more of them, amortizing the design and tooling costs over more units.




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