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Oct 28, 2012 08:24 |  #1

I am looking for a good monitor to mount on top of my 5D2 but i have heard a lot of monitors have issues when you start recording and the image on the monitor shrinks to the size of the live view on the camera.

can you guys recommend any good monitors to use?


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Oct 29, 2012 13:39 |  #2

Best, by far, for the money is the SmallHD DP6 or its smaller version the DP4. IMO nothing that costs less is worth it, the SmallHD products are tried and true.

If you want an EVF then I think the Zacuto Z-Finder EVF is best.


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Oct 31, 2012 19:49 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #3

SmallHD DP4


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Nov 06, 2012 11:40 |  #4

Go with what Ben and Gem said, I have the DP4 and Marshall...and same here used the cheapo lilliput, swivi (dont waste your money them). I love the DP4 and the marshall for the crane.




  
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Nov 14, 2012 18:06 |  #5

FYI: The DP4's are on sale for 2 days only. Last day is today. Good luck


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Nov 14, 2012 18:26 as a reply to  @ ejicon's post |  #6

What makes the SmallHD units so much better than everything else? (sorry for the noob question)


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Nov 14, 2012 18:32 |  #7

I'm currently debating between the DP4 this Marshall unit: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …REG&si=rev#cost​umerReview (external link)

Seems the Marshall unit doesn't have the bells and whistles but it does have a larger screen. Can anyone tell me what exactly "Focus Assist" is, on a monitor, and how it will help with video?


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Nov 14, 2012 19:18 |  #8

TheEngineer wrote in post #15246591 (external link)
Seems the Marshall unit doesn't have the bells and whistles but it does have a larger screen. Can anyone tell me what exactly "Focus Assist" is, on a monitor, and how it will help with video?

Focus assist should not be part of the monitor, it should be provided from the camcorder and viewed on a monitor, otherwise it is second hand information.

That stated we just pulled in a couple of the Marshalls and they are decent monitors.

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Nov 14, 2012 19:25 |  #9

With all these nice, HD, Cheap tablets out there, why none has HDMI or USB video input?


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Nov 15, 2012 01:47 |  #10

The Android tablets have and there is a Camera Controler app which not only gives you live view but touch screen control at the end of a USB lead. I'm pretty well set on buying one for that feature alone.


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Nov 15, 2012 07:24 |  #11

John Sims wrote in post #15247705 (external link)
The Android tablets have and there is a Camera Controler app which not only gives you live view but touch screen control at the end of a USB lead. I'm pretty well set on buying one for that feature alone.

John, this sounds like a great idea...Are there any specific models you've heard about?


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Nov 15, 2012 07:33 |  #12

Just watched this: http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=RRWNLSmW3MU (external link)

Since this app uses USB it looks like the video feed is a little laggy. Is there any lag when using standard DSLR monitors? Wonder if this would really work for video shoots.


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Nov 15, 2012 10:17 |  #13

TheEngineer wrote in post #15248180 (external link)
Just watched this: http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=RRWNLSmW3MU (external link)

Since this app uses USB it looks like the video feed is a little laggy. Is there any lag when using standard DSLR monitors? Wonder if this would really work for video shoots.

What a dire video. I can't believe it has had so many hits. It was like "Death by Powerpoint", lets put words on the screen and then read them out aloud.....this does not a video make.

I did see a review on DSLR Film Noob which was somewhat more informative.

http://www.dslrfilmnoo​b.com …ntroller-dslr-controller/ (external link)


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Nov 15, 2012 12:26 |  #14

TheEngineer wrote in post #15246577 (external link)
What makes the SmallHD units so much better than everything else? (sorry for the noob question)

TheEngineer wrote in post #15246591 (external link)
I'm currently debating between the DP4 this Marshall unit: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …REG&si=rev#cost​umerReview (external link)

Seems the Marshall unit doesn't have the bells and whistles but it does have a larger screen. Can anyone tell me what exactly "Focus Assist" is, on a monitor, and how it will help with video?

Youve gotta do some more research if youre asking that question. The SmallHD DP6 has been industry standard for many years for the pro-sumer to up and coming video rigs. They are built like a tank, offer higher resolution than any of the cheaper models, great support and firmware updates from the manufacturer and offer the tools (peaking, zebra striping, false colors, focus assist) of high end monitors. Even used they are a better route to go. Keep an eye on eBay if the new price is too much to swallow.


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