I have a very tight budget and would like to see if I can use equipment I already have for a shoot in a couple of days I am curious if I can make my iPad work as a monitor with my Panasonic HVX 200 video camera. (a special program and special cables? or other options? Perhaps you have suggestions for inexpensive monitors with batteries for remote field shooting).
I am having someone interview me (I am producing a series of pieces about my own experiences) and for the right shot they have to be away from the camera about 5-6 feet the opposite side of the HVX foldout monitor. We would need a 3rd person to manage this without a monitor. My problem is I tend to sway or move a bit left or right and change the framing composition. With a monitor in her lap she could just give me signals with her hand to lean back this or that direction. I was thinking I could place a mirror where I need to look at the proper angle with her image reflecting so I can see her---but she us still sitting at the camera viewing the foldout monitor. She would be small and not convincingly the real thing, so I have to "pretend" to be talking to her as the interviewer.