Ikan VX9 8.9in HD-SDI LCD Monitor + Sony DV Battery Plate
Designed With You In Mind
ikan has become the standard of reliable, affordable production tools. As with all our products, we designed our monitors to be the highest quality at a price everyone can afford. The VX9 was built with this philosophy in mind. We’ve listened to our customers taking note of what they wanted in a production monitor, light weight, high resolution, multiple inputs and of course inexpensive. The new VX9 from ikan exemplifies these ideas, and more…
Although it’s loaded with features and options, ikan made controlling the monitor intuitive and easy. The first thing you’ll notice about these monitors is all of the controls are front and center and clearly labeled.
It’s All About Connections
The VX9 sports HD-SDI (which also transcodes to component out), HDMI, HD/SD component, composite, giving you ability to use the VX9 with any video device in the industry. All of our inputs use professional grade BNC connectors to insure you stay connected.
You’ve Got the Power
If you’ve been shooting video for any length of time, you probably have a variety of different DV batteries. It doesn’t make sense to purchase an entire set of new batteries just for your monitor. In today’s economy, you need to get the most out of what you already have. The VX9 allows you to take advantage of the DV batteries you already have by giving you the choice to use Canon, Panasonic or Sony DV batteries. Just like our other monitors, the VX9 can be powered with anything rated 12 to 20 volts. This really opens up the possibilities for you to power these monitors the way you see fit. These batteries are readily available from a multitude of sources, so you’ll have the freedom add more as you need them.
Professional Power Options
If you need Anton Bauer or Sony V mount power options, ikan has you covered with the PBK-17 professional battery mount system. This simple device mounts directly to back of the VX7 or VX9. Once it’s mounted, you’re in business.
Features You’ll Only Find With ikan
ikan didn’t just stop with the basics, we’ve added a few surprises you won’t be able to live without.
Moveable Pixel to Pixel
With other monitors, their pixel view limits you to viewing only stationary pixels. If you want to move the image, you are limited to moving within predetermined quadrants, if you want to move out of this quadrant, then you must physically move the camera. With the VX series monitors, you can actually toggle the image left, right, up and down using our controls as you see fit, instead of having to move your camera so you can easily ensure you’re getting the
Don’t Stop, Keep Going
Your monitor may not be your signal’s final destination. So we’ve created a way to convert your HD-SDI signal into analog component in the VX monitor without having to purchase an additional convertor box. This gives you the freedom to output your signal where you want. Your digital SDI signal can be converted in the monitor to analog composite.
ikan went to great lengths to create a feature set that was both innovative and functional. The VX Series has all of the features you would expect from a field monitor, and some features you always wanted but never had until now.
With LCDs, it's all about the backlighting. This defines contrast, brightness and other performance metrics.
Regular LCD monitors are backlit using a cathode fluorescent lamp. They emit a blanket of light across the screen. A LCD is just a massive screen of tiny doors that open and close to create an image. When trying to show black, these doors close, but the fluorescent back light is so strong it will inevitably leak through the closed doors, resulting in more of a glowy charcoal instead of true black.
Enter the LED
Instead of having one big fluorescent light shining up through all of the LCD pixels, you have arrays of LEDs that shine through smaller portions of the LCD screen, leaving other portions in the dark. The result is a crisp, clear image with true blacks and better contrast, and this is why LED backlighting is standard on all of the VX monitors.
Overscan is defined as the central part of the image that you can see on a standard TV. This option will show you only what you would see when your production is broadcast or played on DVD. When you must ensure everything essential will be in the scene, the overscan feature is a must have.
Underscan is the full frame with no part of the image marginalized.
Get The Right Image With Blue Only Screen
Blue Gun allows you to quickly calibrate your monitor to ensure the image you’re seeing on the monitor is exactly the same color that your camera is shooting. It does this by isolating the blue color signal and when displaying a set of standard NTSC color bars, a set pattern will emerge allowing for precise calibration.
Picking the Perfect Monitor
The following chart has been compiled from available information on each of the monitors in the same class. The attempt was made to choose the closest possible competitor’s models as a convenience for you, the end-user, while making this important choice in equipment for your field production kit.
- Diagonal (inch): 8.9"
- Resolution: 1024 x 600
- LCD Brightness: 180 NIT
- Contrast Ratio: 300:1
- Viewing angles: 45º/45º (R/L) 15º/35º (U/L)
- Operating Volts: DC 12-20V
- Dimension: 9.125" x 7.0" x 1.625"
- Weight (lbs): 1.6lbs
- Power Consumption: 8.5 Watt
- Dimension (inch): 0 to +50ºC
- Shipping Weight: 4
- VX9 HD Monitor
- AC Adapter
- DV Battery Plate
- 6" Articulating Arm (MA206)
- 1024x600 resolution
- BNC connections for composite, component & HD-SDI
- HDMI input
- S-video input
- HD-SDI to analog component conversion