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woof75

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« on: June 23, 2008, 01:57:10 PM »

I have to fly with my monitor which I can usually avoid but this time I really need it with me. It's not massive, (lacie coloredge 19 inch) but I'll need to check it, will it survive if I just wrap it in bubble wrap and put it in a case. Does anyone have any experience doing this? Also, can you do color critical work on the new macbook pro screens?
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 02:03:06 PM »

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I have to fly with my monitor which I can usually avoid but this time I really need it with me. It's not massive, (lacie coloredge 19 inch) but I'll need to check it, will it survive if I just wrap it in bubble wrap and put it in a case. Does anyone have any experience doing this? Also, can you do color critical work on the new macbook pro screens?
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Pelican makes a specific case for this purpose, and Tenba has something too, though not the "armored" sort of design that Pelican offers. The Pelican cases that I saw were for larger displays, but they may have one configured for smaller as well. Otherwise, I'd choose one of their cases which is size-appropriate and build in the interior padding to fit.

Good luck.

Edit to add this link to a similar discussion: [a href=\"http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=21356&hl=natasa]http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....21356&hl=natasa[/url]
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 02:04:42 PM »

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I have to fly with my monitor which I can usually avoid but this time I really need it with me. It's not massive, (lacie coloredge 19 inch) but I'll need to check it, will it survive if I just wrap it in bubble wrap and put it in a case. Does anyone have any experience doing this? Also, can you do color critical work on the new macbook pro screens?
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 02:06:30 PM »

Do you have to deliver from the field or can you colour correct later?

You can calibrate a Macbook Pro screen but it won't be quite as good as a dedicated proofing monitor, of course. Depends how critical the colour should be. I have no problems using the calibrated Mac.

Where are you going? Perhaps you can hire a screen at the destination.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 02:40:20 PM »

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I have to fly with my monitor which I can usually avoid but this time I really need it with me. It's not massive, (lacie coloredge 19 inch) but I'll need to check it, will it survive if I just wrap it in bubble wrap and put it in a case. Does anyone have any experience doing this? Also, can you do color critical work on the new macbook pro screens?
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i use the big calumet case for flying with my eizo 21". works fine, but the eizo needs new kalibration after the pressure change it gets in the transport room in the airplane ( not full pressure compensation ).

the calumet case has i.m.o. same quality than the pelicans but way cheaper. it costs app. 250€ in germany.


and ,........ no:
the macbook pro isnt good for color critical work, ( if the work and/ or you are critical enough ).
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008, 02:40:46 PM »

my rental place ofers casae to rent, maybe yours does too. if you need to travel with your screen only once it might be an overkill to get a tenba air-case, as it is nearly as expensive as your screen.
a cheaper but maybe not as slick way of travelling with your screen is to get a regular samsonite hard shell suitcase and use a lot of padding. did this once without any problems.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 03:32:53 PM »

I used to design and build custom furniture so I made some fitted cases for all my equipment.

These are the two for my two flat monitors.

1/2" bamboo plywood. Dovetailed with a trick miter joint so not to be able to see the end grain where the top and bottom join.  Recessed spring latch and the seatbelt strapping allow for better packing in vehicles.

There are support pieces to cradle the monitor inside.
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008, 03:55:54 PM »

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the calumet case has i.m.o. same quality than the pelicans but way cheaper. it costs app. 250€ in germany.
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If anybody is interested, divingshop.com (uk) do great prices on Peli's eg My 1610 (with foam) was about £180, instead of the usual much higher going rate from the photographic outlets

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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2008, 04:04:35 PM »

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Do you have to deliver from the field or can you colour correct later?

You can calibrate a Macbook Pro screen but it won't be quite as good as a dedicated proofing monitor, of course. Depends how critical the colour should be. I have no problems using the calibrated Mac.

Where are you going? Perhaps you can hire a screen at the destination.
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A bit complicated, as it usually is, flying from ny to London, going to Paris to shoot, back to London for a job, etc etc.. I could just rent but then i'd have to calibrate it, get it delivered etc I'd rather take my own, I'm that way with most of my equipment.
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2008, 08:52:40 PM »

Tenba or Pelican.

I prefer the Tenba's for this type of equipment they are lighter.  They won't be floating to the surface if the plane goes down over the Atlantic.  But Pelican's in my opinion are good for extreme travel locations.  If you're urban then the Tenba's are fine and half the weight.

Best of luck
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2008, 02:21:46 PM »

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Tenba or Pelican.

I prefer the Tenba's for this type of equipment they are lighter.  They won't be floating to the surface if the plane goes down over the Atlantic.  But Pelican's in my opinion are good for extreme travel locations.  If you're urban then the Tenba's are fine and half the weight.

Best of luck
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Pelican -  same as Storms   http://www.pelican.com/

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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2008, 07:25:34 PM »

Never had any trouble with Tenba for apple 20"

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