Video Assist Monitor - any chances for waveform ?

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Emilian Dechev

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Video Assist Monitor - any chances for waveform ?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 1:33 pm

Hi BM, any chances to include a waveform function to the Video Assist monitors?

I think that could be the most important function for many DPs.
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Re: Video Assist Monitor - any chances for waveform ?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 2:44 pm

Agreed. I'd like RGB parade and vector scope too, perhaps even more than a waveform. SmallHD and Atomos both have them and they're very useful.
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Re: Video Assist Monitor - any chances for waveform ?

PostWed Apr 19, 2017 2:58 pm

+1
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Re: Video Assist Monitor - any chances for waveform ?

PostFri Apr 21, 2017 11:15 am

+2

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Re: Video Assist Monitor - any chances for waveform ?

PostFri Apr 21, 2017 4:11 pm

Would be great, but these are features of more expensive monitors useually. BM has their waveform monitors set up in their "Broadcast" line, like the Duo Monitors. A waveform/Vector scope needs to be well executed, and requires some processor power in the monitor to store and execute the monitor correctly. A poorly done waveform is next to useless. Not sure the VA has the processing power to pull it off.
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Re: Video Assist Monitor - any chances for waveform ?

PostFri Apr 21, 2017 4:36 pm

Maybe the VA 2.0?
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Re: Video Assist Monitor - any chances for waveform ?

PostFri Apr 21, 2017 4:46 pm

Golden opportunity for a disruptive company to be disruptive. :-)
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Re: Video Assist Monitor - any chances for waveform ?

PostFri Apr 21, 2017 4:55 pm

Yes, yes it is... :mrgreen:
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Re: Video Assist Monitor - any chances for waveform ?

PostSat Apr 22, 2017 6:41 am

I second the point about processing power. There are some cheapo monitors around with waveform, but it's close to useless being too crude and unprecise. Looks more like a marketing gimmick. Admitted, the one from Atomos ain't bad, but it's also more costly.

So, if it can't be done right, we have to relate it to the price point of the VA.

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