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  • Convert b/w seesnake to color?

    If you were to take a b/w mini reel, and swap the camera head out for a color one, would you now have a mini color reel?

    If your monitor is b/w, is the analog video out b/w as well even with a color camera?
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    Re: Convert b/w seesnake to color?

    i would say no but possibly. depending on pin outs between head and cable for the 1st answer and yes for the 2nd.

    steve
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    • #3
      Re: Convert b/w seesnake to color?

      Originally posted by Ace Sewer View Post
      If you were to take a b/w mini reel, and swap the camera head out for a color one, would you now have a mini color reel?

      If your monitor is b/w, is the analog video out b/w as well even with a color camera?
      Yep. That should work. Camera head pinouts and power supply requirements are the same. Be aware that you'll need a new camera spring - the color head is .2" larger in diameter. The color spring is flared slightly at the camera head end. It won't fit correctly in the B/W spring and might pop out while in the line (yikes!).

      I think if you feed a color composite video signal (say, from a camcorder you have laying around) into your monitor, you might find that it is actually a color monitor. Unless it's one of the very early tube-type that Ridgid sold.

      If you supply color video to a B/W monitor, the video out jack should just route it through - if it was color going in, it'll be color coming out.

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      • #4
        Re: Convert b/w seesnake to color?

        Check out what happened to me when I bought my seesnake at this thread. It will answer your 1st question.

        http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22497

        They just had to change the camera head.

        Lenny

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        • #5
          Re: Convert b/w seesnake to color?

          Thanks...

          Yeah, I know a b/w head works on a color reel, just I've never had a b/w reel and didn't know if it worked the other way, or if there was something different in the reel other than the camera.
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          • #6
            Re: Convert b/w seesnake to color?

            Wait!....so I don't have to buy a whole new setup to get a color camera?

            All I need is a new color head and have it reterminated onto my b/w reel?...interesting

            Can someone at Ridgid confirm this?

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            • #7
              Re: Convert b/w seesnake to color?

              i don't see it being an issue as the push rod supplies power, +,-, and coaxial. as far as the spring goes, that's something that might need to be replaced too

              bill, a new color camera head alone is $$$.

              you would be better off buying a complete camera as a backup.

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: Convert b/w seesnake to color?

                Rick is right. You can upgrade a B+W to color. One thing to remember though. The spring housing is slightly smaller on the B+W heads. so its not as easy as just swapping straight up. Generally most folks will end up buying a new real because the cost of converting is pretty steap. Its usually better to buy a new real and so you then have a backup.

                Josh

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                • #9
                  Re: Convert b/w seesnake to color?

                  Northstate has the color Mini head (RG14083)for $US1,675.21. I can't find the color spring, though.

                  Every time I buy a new 200' Mini cable, I get a spring for B/W and another for color, so I know they exist. Try Central Oklahoma Winnelson.

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