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  • answers from Sony on PVM20-L5 vs L5/1

     walter biscardi updated 16 years ago 3 Members · 6 Posts
  • Joe Murray

    April 5, 2005 at 2:40 pm

    A while ago we had a thread that discussed the use of the PVM L5 monitors with Kona 2…the difference between the L5 and L5/1 of course is the L5/1 has support for 24 frame progressive footage while the L5 does not. I finally got around to calling Sony about whether or not this was firmware upgradable or not since my monitor is labeled without the /1. Their answer was that it’s not an upgradable feature, but they ran my serial number and said that my monitor does have the 24p feature built in. If any of you are in the same position, you can call Sony at 866-766-9272 to find out if your monitor has the feature or not.

    Joe Murray

  • walter biscardi

    April 5, 2005 at 3:34 pm

    Excellent information and advice Joe! I have the /1 model here and it’s quite impressive with 24p.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    Creative Genius, Biscardi Creative Media
    https://www.biscardicreative.com

    Now in Production, “The Rough Cut,” https://www.theroughcutmovie.com

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  • Richard Dee

    April 5, 2005 at 11:50 pm

    Wow, intersting. I have both an L5 and an L5/1. I tried calling sony but didn’t have any luck getting the info- I’ll try again tomorrow.

  • Joe Murray

    April 9, 2005 at 1:49 am

    Walter,

    I have not had the opportunity to work in 24p yet. I mean, I’ve worked with footage shot on a 24p camera, but captured at 30 fps, and I’d like to run some 24p tests before I’m under the gun with a client project.

    So when you work in 24p, such that you’re able to see this on your PVM monitor, what’s the workflow? Do you use a different capture setup with FCP or is it a setting on the deck to tell it not to create 3:2 (or whatever the DVCam equivalent is)? Or does the camera have to be set to shoot in 24p, not 30i to begin with? I’m just a little green to the process and would be interested to hear how it works.

    Thanks,

    Joe Murray

  • Richard Dee

    April 9, 2005 at 7:37 am

    I called sony and since my serial # starts with 20, not 21 it is not 1080P compatible.

    I have note yet done a 24P just- just 1080i and some 720P.

    Joe what does your serial start with?

  • walter biscardi

    April 9, 2005 at 8:54 am

    [Joe Murray] “So when you work in 24p, such that you’re able to see this on your PVM monitor, what’s the workflow? Do you use a different capture setup with FCP or is it a setting on the deck to tell it not to create 3:2 (or whatever the DVCam equivalent is)? Or does the camera have to be set to shoot in 24p, not 30i to begin with? I’m just a little green to the process and would be interested to hear how it works. “

    Set your camera for 24p. Then use an Easy Setup to get your entire workflow set up for 24p. The monitor displays the progressive scan material just fine.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    Creative Genius, Biscardi Creative Media
    https://www.biscardicreative.com

    Now in Production, “The Rough Cut,” https://www.theroughcutmovie.com

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

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