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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


class="Paragraph">>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


class="Paragraph">> 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


class="Paragraph">>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


class="Paragraph">>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


class="Paragraph">> 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