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Offline Nobleware

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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2011, 08:45:39 PM »
Thaat is coorrect....   (Billy Madison)

The T2i doesn't have the ability to pump out full HD monitoring while it records. So it jumps back to SD Composite grade video when you hit the record button.

This is the main reason I didnt buy a Lilliput or equivilent monitor and just a cheapy.
Besides that, attaching the monitor to a steady cam would make me even more nervous that Id smack it on something while moving around.

For everyone else, I will do a review with some piccies when I receive my monitor in the mail.
Im not pretty enough for fancy vids like Ry-boi here...

-Mitch
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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2011, 08:49:05 PM »
For everyone else, I will do a review with some piccies when I receive my monitor in the mail.
Im not pretty enough for fancy vids like Ry-boi here...

What'd you buy?

Offline Nobleware

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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2011, 09:06:51 PM »
One of deeez!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/7-Car-LCD-DVD-CCTV-Color-Screen-Monitor-Reverse-Camera-/280489616124?pt=UK_Audio_TV_Electronics_In_Car_Entertainment_GPS_In_Car_Audio_Players_PP&hash=item414e7be2fc

I paid alot less for it actually. Woot!

I also bought a chargeable Lithium Ion pack for about $13. 4800mAh should give me some decent shooting time.

Ive read a couple of reviews about pretty much this exact monitor and people are saying its bright enough, displays the t2i's video in stretched mode and is super light and easy to mount. Tick Tick Tick Tick!

Not bad for about $25aus...
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Offline Logan.G

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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2011, 11:18:48 PM »
Nice! I've been looking into trying to use a portable DVD player.

If the kind you bought works, I might just do that though.

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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2011, 12:53:46 AM »
1440x234(H) Isn't that strange?

Why 234 pixels? Is it usable? :)


4800mAh? Great!
Could you say where did you buy the AA chargeable batteries?


Offline Nobleware

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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2011, 02:02:54 AM »
Yer, it's a bit strange...
As Ry-boi noted sorta, you really have to consider this grade of monitor for framing and composition. I wouldnt use it to focus or get my colour etc right. For this case the Lilliput would be muuuuch better because it's designed to try and reproduce the captured material as best as possible. Even at lower res while filming, the Lilliput would look much better.

My plan is to use this while im mounted to my stabalizer and tripods etc for tracking the shots. Technically I could still use this in pre-shoot to focus etc as I can utilise the canons viewfinder zoom function. This should be enough to get it right. We'll soon see hey?

The battery comes in the form of a pack with charger. Something similar to this...
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/12V-DC-Rechargeable-Li-ion-Battery-CCTV-Cam-4800mAh-/120599450305?pt=AU_Gadgets&hash=item1c144992c1

Theres a million of them out there, just find one that looks good to you. I took the gamble on a cheaper one. See how she goes but Im expecting at least a couple of hours outa her considering theres similar sized monitors out there with 12v 1500mAh batteries that will give the user a full movies worth of playback.
DSLR Film Noob quotes 2hrs and 10mins off a 1500mAh battery with a Haier 7" TV monitor.

$44 Haier 7" HLT71 monitor review - DSLR FILM NOOB


Enjoy!
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Canon Kiss X4 (Japanese 550d) - Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 - Fluid Head Tripod - Adobe CS5 with Twixtor and Magic Bullet 10
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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2011, 05:19:48 PM »
Love that ryan! How much was your monitor?? Im looking at getting one!
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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2011, 07:43:15 PM »
$200 but the outputted video doesn't fill the whole screen (maybe it does without Magic Lantern installed, I've only tried it with it running).  I'm hoping that at some point, ML will come out with an update that fully utilizes the real estate on that bad boy.
Lenses: Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, Canon 50mm f1.8
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Offline Nobleware

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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2011, 06:44:56 AM »
Helloooooooo from the land of Oz...

A little update today as I finally received my 12v 4800mAh battery pack.
It's a neat little pack that's tightly wrapped in a plastic shrink wrap. It has a charging input in the form of a DC socket and the 12v out in the form of a DC plug. It also has on it a neat little rocker switch and a red LED to tell me she's on. PERFECT! It also came with the charging adapter and an ozzi plug adapter. Fanx!
First charge (and I hear they get a bit better with more charges) I managed to power my 7" LCD for 4.5hrs.
Woooot! This was spot on! I expected about 2hrs and to get double that, was a huge bow-narse!

A couple of notes. Latest ML as of this week, still doesn't fix any TV out issues with not filling the whole screen. But the lack of quality in the image is def due more to the monitor then the canons TV-out res. ML is littered with little onscreen gems of information. It's very small and hard to read on the Liveview screen. It's a bit better on my 7" but when i plugged into my 42" TV, it was very clear and sharp and colours were great.
SOOOooooOOOOOO
My thoughts are:
1. The cheap $30 7" LCD IS a great assistant for focus and monitoring (of course)
2. The cheapy's colour cooouuuld be a problem if you're relying on the monitor for this.
3. Spending a bit more on a better res monitor ($70-$100) would be all you'd need for better colour and clarity.
4. I don't think a $200 monitor would be worth it for the very small extra benifits you get.
5. The $100 LCDs will give you HDMI.

I can now finally finish my rigS (yup, now plural) by measuring up and balancing weight etc.
The battery pack has some good weight to it. I like this cus I need ballast for stabalising.

Next rigs in the works are my Fig Rig for run n gun, and I need a shoulder/tripod rig I can attach my matte box, mics and starf to.

Qns...?
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Offline Ryan

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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2011, 09:55:37 PM »
Nice!  Yeah, I really hope they can fill the whole screen with a future ML update.
Lenses: Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, Canon 50mm f1.8
Accessories: Cobracrane Backpacker, Igus Slider, Caselogic SLRC-205 SLR Camera Sling,  Satechi WR-C100 Wireless Remote Control, Lilliput 669HB Field Monitor, Rode VideoMic, DIY Steadicam

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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2011, 11:47:09 AM »
Ryan, your videos are fantastic. Very professional to say the least. It's amazing what these little T2i's can produce.

  -JT

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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2011, 03:40:03 PM »
Thanks JT.  All we need to do is learn the limitations of our camera and once we can do that, it's a pretty powerful tool.  I'm having a hell of a time color correcting though.  I find it really hard to do on these guys.
Lenses: Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, Canon 50mm f1.8
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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2011, 05:38:56 PM »
How do you balance it or does that not need to happen? Would your design work on a 7D?

Thanks and awesome tutorial.

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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2011, 07:46:53 PM »
Hey man! I need to know how is the correct weight of the flange, to use a different alternative THANKS !  ;D

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Re: [Video Tutorial] DIY Home Depot Steadicam
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2011, 08:52:17 PM »
This is SO sick! Would this work with my cannon 7d as well? My 7d is much heavier... 3 and a half pounds in total... My t2i is only a pound and a half with the kit lens. I wanna use this with the 7d so BAD! After seeing the finished product I am very very impressed! I'm gonna build mine tomorrow!  :o