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Bob MarkDecent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 10, 2012 at 11:57:12 pm

Anybody found a decent field monitor in the $1K range? Looking for SDI in and decent rez (above 800x480). This looks pretty good, but I can't find any reviews. http://www.swit.us/s7hdmo.html

Bob


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Daniel StartekRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 11, 2012 at 1:16:13 am

I too was interested in purchasing one. Called the Canadian distributor for a dealer contact to see one but they never got back to me! Guess Swit is not interested in selling anything! Now I'll have to find a JVC DT-X71H or Ikan VX7e to demo.



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Bob MarkRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 11, 2012 at 2:11:52 pm

I have seen some negative comments on the Ikan brand. I was looking at Manhattan too, but heard some negatives on a pro users board.
http://www.manhattanlcd.com/ There will always be good and bad reviews.
The JVC looks promising.

Bob


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Clint FleckensteinRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 12, 2012 at 1:31:25 pm

Holy cow - I just saw a pic of the SWIT next to the JVC. Who's knocking off who? :)

Never been a fan of IKAN. In my experience they've been okay for framing but worthless for color or contrast.

Cf


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Bob MarkRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 12, 2012 at 3:37:37 pm

The Swit and JVC have almost identical specs too. Seems easier to get your hands on the JVC.

Bob


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Daniel StartekRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 12, 2012 at 3:44:39 pm

A local Swit dealer said they were the same monitor, just repackaged but the Swit distributor said they were not. Guess I'll save up for a TVLogic or Sony OLED.



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Bob MarkRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 12, 2012 at 3:48:33 pm

I was looking at the format specs for the JVC and Swit and they do not accept 720p 24 and 30 frame signals. This was confirmed to me by an email from JVC.
Kind of strange, since they accept 1080p 24 and 30 frame. That's a deal breaker for me because I use 720p 30fps quite often.

Bob


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Dale WestRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 12, 2012 at 9:56:07 pm

Have you looked at SmallHD?
http://www.smallhd.com

Dale West Video
North Miami, FL
305-588-2683
dale@dalewestvideo.tv


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Don GreeningRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:16:42 pm

The SmallHD line of field monitors are superb for the money. I was fortunate enough to corral one of the last DP1X monitors sold before they ceased production. You can't go wrong with something like the DP6. It's got HDMI. SDI (optional) component, etc.

- Don

Don Greening
A Vancouver Video Production Company
Reeltime Videoworks
http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com


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Bob MarkRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 13, 2012 at 4:59:21 pm

Yes, I wish they still made the larger one. 5.6" is too small for me.

Bob


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Dan SwineyRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 14, 2012 at 11:22:03 pm

I compiled some the info from this thread and other research over here in a chart: http://www.digitalbuilt.com/?p=169

I included the Swit S-1071F (aka JVC DT-X71F ), SmallHD DP6, IkanVX7e, TVLogic VFM-056WP, Atomos Samurai. Might help someone else.


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Bob MarkRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 18, 2012 at 5:37:02 pm

Thanks for the comparison info. That's very helpful. Can you tell me why the TV Logic was the way to go for you? Please post a review when you get it. Thanks.

Bob


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Dan SwineyRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 18, 2012 at 8:50:35 pm

Here is an updated list. I actually ordered the VX7e as it did everything I wanted, had the Sony battery power and the price was right.



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Bob MarkRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 28, 2012 at 1:17:20 pm

Has anyone seen the Manhattan monitors? http://www.manhattanlcd.com/

Bob


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Bob MarkRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Mar 28, 2012 at 3:18:31 pm

What about Bon monitors? http://www.bon.co.kr/eng/products/models.html?model=fm070sc

Bob


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Bob MarkRe: Decent field monitor in $1K range?
by on Apr 16, 2012 at 3:23:46 pm

I would just like to say that if you do green screen in the field, having a monitor with a built in waveform is great!. It adds a good amount to the cost of the monitor, though. The TV Logic VFM-056WP offers waveform monitoring at around $1400. Without waveform, it sells for around $1000.
http://www.tvlogicusa.com/product/vfm056.php

Bob


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