HDMI converter needed for 5d mark II?

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  1. Bryan Harvey

    Bryan Harvey Member

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    I think no, but I have not been able to find a definite answer to this.
    Can someone enlighten me please?
     
  2. Gary Haynes

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    Bryan if you want to send the HDMI from the camera to the ground via a transmitter on the CS8 then in most cases you need a converter since the majority of the transmitters like Iftron, Readymade or Lawmate only transmit composite video. There are transmitters for full HDMI like Paralinx and the Terradek Cube but they are in the thousand dollar and up range.

    QC sells probably the smallest converter out there and it is all setup to go.
     
  3. Howard Dapp

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    No HDMI converter needed. Straight composite video out via the A/V port.
     
  4. Josh Lambeth

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  5. Howard Dapp

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    I'm curious, why use the 5D's HDMI signal with an HDMI converter when it's going to be converted to a composite SD signal for wireless transmission anyway? Just seems like an unnecessary purchase, the 5D already has composite SD out via the A/V port. Is there a difference in video quality on the wireless video RX's monitor?? Been using the 5D's composite signal for years now...maybe I'm missing something here?
     
  6. Josh Lambeth

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    We needed one to use for the larger cameras (FS700, C500, Epic) and we just leave it on there to convert the HDMI from the 5D as well. And from what we noticed there was a very nice improvement in the color and picture quality on the ground.

    Josh
     
  7. Sedric "Zellevision" Sari

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    And, strange but the picture is much more clear when hdmi->converter->downlink then sd/av->downlink.
     
  8. Howard Dapp

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    That sounds great actually...I need to give this a try!
     
  9. Jei Swan

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    I have an HDMI converter for my 5Dmk2. Its not needed as the composite cable plugs directly in to the transmitter (lawmate); one thing that i did realize is that the 5d only works with canon composite cables.
    I have the HDMI converter on though its not needed just in case i needed to switch to my other cameras. but so far i have had no problems with my 5Dmk2.
     

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