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#1 Scott Dolan

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 06:05 AM

Hi all,

Just curious if anyone has had a go at, or knows anyone who has modified a Red Pro LCD 7" or 5.6" to take a HD-SDI signal from a non-Red camera? Surely someone has rewired one by now to take a BNC and 12V power input?

If anyone knows of a wiring diagram out there it would be much appreciated.

Cheers
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 06:04 PM

Hi all,

Just curious if anyone has had a go at, or knows anyone who has modified a Red Pro LCD 7" or 5.6" to take a HD-SDI signal from a non-Red camera? Surely someone has rewired one by now to take a BNC and 12V power input?

If anyone knows of a wiring diagram out there it would be much appreciated.

Cheers


Would make a pretty nice little monitor. I wish RED would make their stuff a little more standardized rather than going off just to be different. I'm certainly not going to drop the cash on one to, possibly, destroy it.
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#3 Kar Wai Ng

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:31 PM

It is my understanding that the majority of the electronics and circuitry required to drive the RED LCD's actually reside in the camera body itself, which is why it has to connect via a lemo connector with many pins. It's also why the LCD itself is so thin. I don't think it's possible to rewire it to accept an HD-SDI signal because all the signal processing is done by the camera, not to mention that the panel also has a non-standard resolution.
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#4 Scott Dolan

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:19 AM

It is my understanding that the majority of the electronics and circuitry required to drive the RED LCD's actually reside in the camera body itself, which is why it has to connect via a lemo connector with many pins. It's also why the LCD itself is so thin. I don't think it's possible to rewire it to accept an HD-SDI signal because all the signal processing is done by the camera, not to mention that the panel also has a non-standard resolution.




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That explains everything.

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#5 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:18 AM

Would this work? Third item from bottom: http://www.ortec-onl...es/adapters.htm
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#6 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:27 AM

That monitor isn't very good though.... Sure, when you're right in front of it at the exact perfect angle it looks good, but if you're off axis by a degree or two it's un-viewable. I think there are quite a few much better monitors out there that don't need modifying. Is it how cheap it is that makes it attractive?
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#7 Chris Keth

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:49 PM

That monitor isn't very good though.... Sure, when you're right in front of it at the exact perfect angle it looks good, but if you're off axis by a degree or two it's un-viewable. I think there are quite a few much better monitors out there that don't need modifying. Is it how cheap it is that makes it attractive?


I like how light and thin it is.
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#8 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:39 PM

I like how light and thin it is.

Yeah, it does have that going for it.
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