BMPC 4K - Third Party external monitor (SDI to HDMI)

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Ben Woodward

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BMPC 4K - Third Party external monitor (SDI to HDMI)

PostMon Sep 26, 2016 11:35 am

Hi there,

I recently purchased a Blackmagic Production 4k Camera, as well as a third party (HDMI input) external monitor (with the converters and cables) - but for whatever reason, it doesn't seem to be working.

I've tried 2 different SDI cables and 2 different SDI to HDMI converters, but for some reason there doesn't seem to be any signal reaching the monitor.

The monitor is the: 'Feelworld FW759 7 inch Ultra HD 1280x800 IPS Screen external monitor - and the reviews mention that it has been used successfully with blackmagic cameras.

An interesting side note: The second converter I bought has an LED for 'SDI Lock' - This LED remained off for both SDI cables despite everything being powered up and plugged in correctly. It seems weird that this would be the same for both SDI cables, particularly because I got them from 2 different locations online.

Is there some specialty SDI cable that I'm supposed to be using? Am I supposed to be doing something in-camera to allow the SDI output to function?

Any help would be massively appreciated!

Kind regards,

Ben
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Tero Ahlfors

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Re: BMPC 4K - Third Party external monitor (SDI to HDMI)

PostMon Sep 26, 2016 5:55 pm

Are you outputting a signal the monitor can input?
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Ben Woodward

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Re: BMPC 4K - Third Party external monitor (SDI to HDMI)

PostMon Sep 26, 2016 7:31 pm

This is a good question, and I'm not sure!

The monitor is Ultra HD1280x800 and apparently works well with the BMPCC - So I assumed it would at least function with the BMPC 4K

The HDMI modes it supports are below:
HDMI Support Mode
480i / 576i / 480p/576p
1080i (60/59.94/50)
720p (60/59.94/50/30/29/25/24/23.98)
1080p (60/59.94/5030/29.97/25/24/24fps/23.98/23.98fps)


I've set the SDI mode to 'HD' in-camera so would assume it would be compatible

Any further help would be amazing!

Cheers,

Ben
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Michael Anthony

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Re: BMPC 4K - Third Party external monitor (SDI to HDMI)

PostMon Mar 20, 2017 6:21 pm

Any luck figuring this out Ben? I'm having the same issue...

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