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Terminator For Monitor

Published : 19th June 2005

I have a Sony 8041 8" field monitor. I recently heard (was it on this list?) that it's a good idea to terminate it even though it's self terminating.

Is this true and if so, what kind of terminator do I want? Can I get this at Radio Shack (a reliable one!) or should I go to a specialty place?

Thanks.

Dan "Ah'll be bhack!" Coplan (Get it? Terminator impression? Ok, I'll shutup now...)

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Dan Coplan
Cinematographer/Editor/DVD Authoring
www.dancoplan.com


>I have a Sony 8041 8" field monitor. I recently heard (was it on this list?) >that it's a good idea to terminate it even though it's self terminating.

Dan

75 ohm bnc terminator is for video, be sure its not a 50 ohm data terminator.

To tell ya the truth I've never seen the failure of a Sony auto terminator on one of their monitors.

I'd spend the money on a beer instead.

Al Emer
Lighting Cameraman
Holmdel, NJ


> To tell ya the truth I've never seen the failure of a Sony auto terminator >on one of their monitors.

The one 8041Q monitor we own has a bad "A" output self terminator, and we have to leave a 75 ohm terminator on the output or else we get that lovely washed out look, but, our 8044s and 8045s have never had an auto termination problem.

Needless to say we leave the 8041 in the office for shooting things like stills, and running camera tests.

Jeffrey Bloom
Pie Town Prods.
Director of Technical Operations


>The one 8041Q monitor we own has a bad "A" output self terminator, >and we have to leave a 75 ohm terminator on the output

Dan buy the terminator ....I'll buy you the Beer.

Allen Emer


>Is this true and if so, what kind of terminator do I want? Can I get this at >Radio Shack (a reliable one!)

I've never seen one at Radio Shack, but in a pinch what I've done there is buy a BNC connector, a 100 ohm resistor, a 250 ohm resistor ( 1/4 Watt) & solder them in parallel and connect to the BNC plug

Sam Wells


I bought some the other day at an electronics/electrical supply store.

They were only a couple of bucks. Cheap insurance against a failed auto-terminator.

Mark Schlicher
Sr. Writer/Producer
sometime-DP
Point 3 Nashville

www.sunporchmedia.com


> Our 8044s and 8045s have never had an auto termination problem.

I own 3 8044s, and 2 of them have had auto termination problems at one time or another. I've heard from others that this isn't unusual. So cast my vote for "carry a terminator, just in case."

George Hupka
Director/DP
Downstream Pictures
Saskatoon, Canada


 

 

 

 

 

 

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