Marshall and Teletest launch 3D monitors10 October 2011
Both Teletest and Marshall have recently launched interesting on-camera 3D monitors: the Cyclops-HD, and the OR-70-3D, respectively, writes David Fox. Marshall’s monitor (pictured) is a new auto-stereoscopic 7-inch display that allows users view stereoscopic pictures without glasses. The 1600×600 pixel OR-70-3D can input separate or combined right and left images, and show waveform and/or vectorscope output for both eyes. There is an optional remote for flicking between 3D and either eye view, and to select various markers or show a check box mode to see if the two eyes are aligned. It can also show a full frame embossed or luminance difference view to show the difference between Left Eye and Right Eye. One useful innovation for 3D calibration is its Compare Box, which compares a specific region in both channels and gives easy-to-read graphs for Y, R, G, B with a numeric display. It will cost about $7,000. Teletest’s new Cyclops-HD (pictured left) is available in 2D and S3D versions, and is claimed to be the world’s brightest LCD monitor. At 1,500nits, Teletest’s managing director, Nick Rose, claims the 7-inch screen is "five times brighter than almost any other LCD available today." It can have HD-SDI inputs and 2D versions costs from £1,199. It can include a 5.8GHz video receiver for use as a director’s monitor. “The Cyclops-HD is perfect for use on my many Steadicam rigs. The screen is so bright that you can see the colour picture in direct sunlight," said Dave Crute from Rock Steadi Pictures. The 3D version should make it simpler for S3D rig users to set up their equipment. “The 3D card inside the LCD allows the stereographer to flip an image for a mirror rig and to align the camera using overlay and colour difference. Then they can view the images in 3D using the anaglyph mode and glasses," said Rose. It will cost £1,999 (or £2,499 with SDI and HD-SDI).