DIY Custom 1080p HDMI LCD Monitor Mount in Pelican Case

Here's on of my random ideas that just keep expanding. For one of my projects, I needed a large full 1080p monitor for my BlackMagic ATEM Switch in order to view 8 camera feeds at the same time. Since each feed is in it's own little window, I was also looking for something fairly big (at least 20"), not too expensive, and can be powered through batteries.

For this project I ended up putting an AOC 23" 1080p IPS LCD monitor with HDMI input inside a Pelican case which runs off of 12V, and means I can use it through battery power. Originally I just planned to put it up against the hood, but this meant not being able to get to the back of the monitor to hook up my HDMI cables and power plug.

Cheesycam AOC 23 inch HDMI LCD Monitor Display Pelican Case
find-price-button AOC 23" IPS LCD Screen HDMI 12V DC

Now that i've added a monitor arm, I can easily get to the back of the screen and tilt it to different angles.

Monitor Arm
find-price-button Small Articulating Monitor Arm

When this project is complete, it will have straps to secure the monitor into the hood, and will further be supported by extra foam when the case is closed up. I chose a large Pelican 1650 Rolling Hard Case since i'll need the extra room to store extra equipment with this setup including hundreds of feet of SDI cables.

cheesycam pelican 1650 rolling hard case monitor lcd
find-price-button Pelican 1650 Rolling Hard Case with Foam





9 thoughts on “DIY Custom 1080p HDMI LCD Monitor Mount in Pelican Case

  1. Emm

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    @Caleb MacDonald - I don't think there is enough room. Mine seems to be almost perfect.

  2. Caleb MacDonald

    Hey Emm,

    Just doing the maths on the monitor/pelican size - looks like a pretty tight fit despite the 1650 supposedly being 72.5cm internally horizontally while the monitor specs says 53 cm horizontally? Thinking I'll try fit a 65cm (horizontal) monitor in the 1650 but judging by the space left by your monitor I'm not sure it will fit...Thoughts?

    Caleb

  3. hey emm,
    thats great! love the setup! im interested how did you screw the metal plate onto the peli case. won't the screws come out on the other side?

    if you have some pictures/video that would be great! :)

  4. Emm

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    @luke kwan - I'm not sure about the draw, but the power adapter that comes with it is rated for 3.75A output. My Tekkeon is rated to support up to 4A output.

  5. luke kwan

    my bad, i commented before i watched the video...

    can u try to find out the amp draw though?

  6. luke kwan

    i was reading comments on amazon. they mention it doesnt have vesa mounts.

    how did u get the arm to work with it?

    i wonder how much draw does the monitor take? so i can calculate how big of a battery i would need to power for 1-2 hrs.

    at work, we use two 12v batteries 2300mah in parallel so that it makes a 12v battery at 4600mah.

    if this screen take 1A. i think it could last 4.6 hours? i will ask my coworker tomorrow but i will need to know the draw of this screen.

  7. Emm

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    @Daniel Hughes - We are expanding our services. This setup is great for simple things like Live Streaming, Conferences, and Webinars, to more complicated things like fast action sports. Here's a very simple example of a live switch with multi-cameras during this presentation where viewers are able to comment as they watch the programming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YGwO9KKW_E&list=UUHIRBiAd-PtmNxAcLnGfwog

    My setup offers the same (and we record the original footage locally as well). For things that need straight cuts, it's a great way to cut down on post production time using three or more camera angles. By cutting down post production, it becomes more affordable for the client.

    Some productions require they are available 'live' or 'immediately following the event'. Taking three camera angles home, backing up cards, trying to cut it down, and post it up same day or next day just doesn't work for some things. We want to be able to offer more in this area.

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