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Panasonic 26" Director, AC Monitor BT-LH 2550 with Sun Hood

Panasonic 26" Director, AC Monitor BT-LH 2550 with Sun Hood

$39
/day or weekend
$117
/week
  • Pickup & return days are free.
  • Weekends count as one day.
  • One-day minimum.
  • Rent 4-6 days per week, pay only for 3!
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$39 day / weekend
$117 week

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This Panasonic 26" Director, AC Monitor is a much cheaper alternative to a Flanders. It offers little compromise, high quality picture, reliability. The only downside is that there are some dampened spots on he LCD that may confuse a client, but an AC and a director will understand the benefit. Most high end modern day cameras have SDI Outputs and that is awesome with this monitor! Both my 26" and my 17" (https://www.sharegrid.com/losangeles/l/79741?type=rent) Have two SDI Inputs that you can toggle on the buttons below. You cannot do a splitscreen without a Quad Splitter as far to my knowledge. I do not have a Quad Splitter. There are a few DSLR cameras like the A7s ii and the GH5s that are very popular cameras that I have successfully tested. These are the best options that I've tried with my GH5S and A7s ii. GH5/GH5S: My recommendation is that you use one HDMI cable as long as you need. Avoid the temptation to connect HDMI cables as that weakens the dual video/power outage being detected from the camera. When you get as far as you need to the monitor, Plug in to an HDMI to SDI converter. From the SDI converter, go out to an SDI input on the monitor. If that doesn't work, switch the system frequency between 23.98, 29.97 and 59.94 and see which ones work and which do not. A7S i & ii: (This setup is the only way to get picuture to the monitor outside of using a Shogun, Small HD or Teradek, which I recommend) First, you have to plug in a micro HDMI to female regular HDMI as I have pictured in the Sony A7S i (https://www.sharegrid.com/losangeles/l/95227?type=rent). It's a short cable, but if you do this method, it allows you to plug a 20' HDMI cable in and it's okay to power. From the one 20' (or however long; as long as it's only one) HDMI cable, plug into the HD Fury HDMI to VGA connector and then the VGA to YPBPR adapter should already be connected. Now plug in the YPBPR cable into the back of the monitor. The green cable goes in the Y, the blue cable goes to the PB and the red cable goes to the PR. Turn on the camera, you should have picture. If you don't have picture, you may need to plug AC into the HDMI to VGA connector. Normally it doesn't need it, but sometimes it does. So then plug in AC power if need be. This solution of going from HDMI to YPBPR sometimes works with the GH5 as well and you might also need to adjust system frequency of the GH5. Both HDMI adapters to SDI and YPBPR come with the rental of either the 26" or 17" monitor. The monitor also offers an S-Video Output in the back. So what is the difference between the three: SDI, YPBPR, and S-Video SDI: SDI is a hard locked solid connection. It is often required that you test any conversion to SDI rather than assume it will work. Once you do get it working, this monitor offers resolutions of up to 1920x1080p and also sound if sound is being output through the camera. Through the GH5 I can get sound for playback. Through the A7S i & ii I'm pretty sure there is no way to get sound. It is possible, but would be much more difficult. YPBPR: Let me start by saying that HDMI and SDI are both an audio/video capable cable all in one. Why is YPBPR so special? Well to get all of your video it requires three plugs: the Y, the PB and the PR. I ask myself the same thing all the time... Y? PB? PR? All three cables only do video. Sounds like a lot of work, right? Well, it's actually pretty cool! If you just plug the Y cable into the monitor, then the picture will be in Black & White! Might be cool if that is the post color grade desired look of the film. The same thing happens if you just plug one cable in, each does do it's own thing, so each one acts independently of the other. So YPBPR is like a higher resolution RCA. It offers up to 1280x720 picture. The color might also look different when using YPBPR so I'd recommend using SDI if both options are available, unless you want to see it in black and white, of course. S-VIDEO: S Video can be useful in that RCA and HDMI video signals can be converted to S Video. But over SDI and YPBPR, S Video is going to be a compromise. However, for cameras with RCA (Red, White, Yellow) inputs, the Yellow (Video) input can be converted to an S-Video input and voile. You have S Video. Other cameras have S Video outputs already, and that is key. S Video is standard def, but it is a slightly higher resolution than RCA video, by a slight amount. Again, if you plan on converting to S-Video, please ask for converters. Last thing to mention is the sound when converting to YPBPR. The converter gives you a headphone jack output. So if you want to hear dailies on set and the camera has audio, then plug a 3.5mm audio jack to red and white rca cable into the monitor and voile you have your audio with the sound adjustment. This is also something that may or may not work depending on the camera. I forgot to test if it will work with the a7s.
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Specs

  • Brand:
    Panasonic
  • Model:
    BT-LH2550 25.5-in Widescreen HD/SD LCD Video Monitor
  • Replacement Value:
    $1,050

Cancellation Policy

Your card will be charged when the owner accepts your request. Cancel within 2 hours of acceptance and you will receive a full refund. Cancel within 48 hours of the rental start date and you will receive a 50% refund. Cancel within 24 hours of the rental start date and the rental may be non-refundable. Cancellation fees are imposed at owner's discretion.


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$39
/day or weekend
$117
/week
  • Pickup & return days are free.
  • Weekends count as one day.
  • One-day minimum.
  • Rent 4-6 days per week, pay only for 3!
  • Learn More
$39 day / weekend
$117 week