Happened a couple of days ago: We couldn´t get signal from the SDI out to a Panasonic 1710 monitor. "No input signal".
We then used a decimator HD SDI-SD composite downconverter to check if it was the camera that wasn´t outputting SDI signal or a failure in the monitor: using the SD input in the monitor, we had image. So the Epic SDI out was working.
Just by chance we checked again the HD-SDI input in the Pana, BUT USING THE ACTIVE LOOP TRHOUGH ON THE DECIMATOR, and we had HD-SDI signal! checked again straight from camera and nothing...
Is it that the new firmware outputs only true progressive and the monitor doesn´t support it? (this system was working a couple of weeks ago with an earlier firmware). And the decimator can output 50i or 60i? (I couldn´t check the decimator settings)
Stranger was that we did this test at 23.98 fps, and when we set the camera to 25fps, the signal went off again. ¿?...
Using the false colour, we lost signal too, but this time the monitor said "not compatible signal".
I´m still scratching my head.
I will appreciate any input