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Transvideo Videofinder 5.8" Video TFT LCD Monitor, NTSC, 16:9/4:3 Switchable

B&H # TR58VM Mfr # 5.8VF
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The Transvideo Videofinder 5.8" Video LCD is a high quality TFT video monitor built to be used with mini DV cameras. The Videofinder is built with easy-to-use image adjustment knobs along with a built-in backlight dimmer that can be changed dependending on lighting situation.

Durable Frame
The Transvideo Videofinder is extremely durable. A high quality compound casing and tempered glass projects the unit from abuse during extreme field conditions.
Convenient Adjustments
The large side-mounted knobs provide simple access to fine-tuned adjustments for quick and easy setup.
Application Field, Video Monitoring
LCD Size 5.8"
Video System NTSC
Picture Elements 400 x 234
Input and Output Connectors Composite In: BNC
Composite Out (Loop Through): BNC
Picture Controls Hue
Brightness
Saturation
Dimmer
16:9/4:3 Toggle,Termination Toggle, Left/Right Toggle, Zoom On/Off Toggle
Remote Control None
Power Requirements 8.5-18 VDC
Power Consumption 9W @ 12V
7.5W @ 8.5V
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.4 x 3.9 x 2.3"
16.3 x 9.9 x 5.8 cm
Weight 1.25 lbs
0.55 kg

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TransvideoVideofinder 5.8" Video TFT LCD Monitor, NTSC, 16:9/4:3 Switchable
 
3.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Film professional (3)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      1.0

      Does not work with Go Pro Hero Cam

      By Jim

      from Santa Rosa, CA.

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Reviewer

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            Comments about Transvideo Videofinder 5.8" Video TFT LCD Monitor, NTSC, 16:9/4:3 Switchable:

            I tried everything I could think of but could not get this monitor to work with my "Go Pro Hero" camcorder. The Go Pro displays fine on my TV monitor but not on the Transvideo monitor.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            STUNNING!!!

            By filmfactory

            from boston

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Interface With Camcorder
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors

              Comments about Transvideo Videofinder 5.8" Video TFT LCD Monitor, NTSC, 16:9/4:3 Switchable:

              The best there is in it's class.. no it's not HD, but after trying them all in the price range, it puts all the others to shame.

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              1.0

              Not as advertised!

              By Jim

              from Santa Rosa, CA

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • No Performance Improvement

              Best Uses

                Comments about Transvideo Videofinder 5.8" Video TFT LCD Monitor, NTSC, 16:9/4:3 Switchable:

                First of all this monitor appears to be well built from a structural standpoint but the picture just doesn't measure up to what it should be for the very high price. When using it outside with the expensive hood ($85.00), the picture has less clarity than the LCD monitor on my JVC GY-HD110 and the 4 controls on the side have little effect when trying to make the screen improve.

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                5.0

                Worth the money... Really

                By Lonnie

                from New York City

                About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Transvideo Videofinder 5.8" Video TFT LCD Monitor, NTSC, 16:9/4:3 Switchable:

                  After trying to save money with other monitors, I bit the bullet and spent $1K on this unit. It's worth it. Wide viewing angle, sharp enough to check focus, excellent image and it's built like a tank.

                  If you're tired of the mediocre offerings from the competition (and I was), this monitor is a really good choice.

                  Two beefy mounting bosses, mirror (horizontal) flip, real BNC and XLR connectors...

                  No real complaints. It makes a great aux (or main) viewfinder.

                  • How long have you owned it:
                  • A month or less

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                  5.0

                  The best

                  By Matt

                  from Florida

                  Comments about Transvideo Videofinder 5.8" Video TFT LCD Monitor, NTSC, 16:9/4:3 Switchable:

                  With out a doubt the best monitor in the business. I wouldn't modify a thing. Comes in its own pelican case and microfiber cloth which is not listed.

                  Expertise: Professional

                  Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Nebtek pro 50

                  Items I Recommend: noga arm

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                  • You Pay: $298.95
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                  • You Pay: $34.95
                   

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                  Hoodman -  Super Hoodskin XL
                  • You Pay: $12.99
                   

                  LCD Hoods & Protective Coverings

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                  Hoodman -  7" Monitor Hood for RED Cameras
                  • You Pay: $59.99
                   

                  Bags & Cases

                  Kata -  LCM-9 LCD Monitor Case
                  • You Pay: $199.99
                  Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
                   
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