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allan forbes
Nx5 - how can we use vaio as a monitor?
on Mar 14, 2011 at 1:31:28 pm

Hi
We have just borrowed a Sony Nx5 and wondered how to connect it to a Sony Vaio F series (HD) laptop as a monitor. We have Cs5 onlocation but as all the equipment and software is new to us - we wondered can the laptop act as a monitor - and what leads we need to use to make it happen. Thanks


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john lenihan
Re: Nx5 - how can we use vaio as a monitor?
on Mar 14, 2011 at 2:48:35 pm

There are three ways to view the output.
1. analog composite
2. SDI
3. HDMI

You go into the menu settings will have an options on output, and you can tell it which output you want.

Another output setting if you set it to output all, it will output the display as in the viewfinder, ie battery life, speed, aperature etc.

Chances are your computer has an hdmi connection, and possibley a composite connection. However All the computers I have seen assume that those connections are outputs on the computer, not inputs.

I have considered using a laptop as a monitor before, but have never seen a way to turn the computer connections from outputs to inputs.

John Lenihan

John Lenihan

LeniCam Video Productions
http://www.lenicam.com


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Scott Morrison
Re: Nx5 - how can we use vaio as a monitor?
on Apr 20, 2011 at 1:57:22 pm

I had the same issue, but a laptop just wouldn't work for the reason John mentioned. Instead, I purchased one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001E78UQY

Works great, but you'll neeed a shoe adapter or some other way to hold it (I used an Israeli Arm from BHPhoto). Have fun!

Scott Morrison
Just an amateur trying to learn


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