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Ali Quintana
On camera hd monitor
on Dec 1, 2014 at 2:22:48 pm

What would be a great on Cam Monitor for the BMCC.

I need it basically to focus and to see in bright daylight.

Of course it needs to be HD.

My budget would be around 800 US$.

Histogram etc would really be a plus as well.

I guess there will be many with experience in this field so some advice would really be appreciated.


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erik cantu
Re: On camera hd monitor
on Dec 1, 2014 at 3:29:42 pm

I use the Lilliput 7" 663/O/P/S2 monitor with my BMCC. I love it. You can find it for well under $600 on ebay. It has a great screen, hood, HDMI & SDI, most all video scopes and assists you could need.

Erik Cantu
Video Producer
RadioU TV & Animal Basement
14 years experience as a fulltime broadcast shooter, editor & broadcast designer.


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Matthew Sonnenfeld
Re: On camera hd monitor
on Dec 6, 2014 at 4:31:56 pm

On sale now. Look no further;

https://www.smallhd.com/products/ac7/index.html

Co-President at fourB Productions, Inc.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera, RED Scarlet-X
2011 Macbook Pro 17", 2.3 Ghz Quad Core, 16GB RAM
2008 Mac Pro 2.6 Ghz 8 Core, 10GB RAM
AJA IoXT, Blackmagic Intensity Pro, Blackmagic Mini Monitor
Adobe Production Premium CC, Avid Media Composer 7, Final Cut Pro Studio 3


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Ali Quintana
Re: On camera hd monitor
on Dec 6, 2014 at 4:50:01 pm

Wow great...

is this quality comparable with the Marshall?

What material is it made of?

just asking assuming you may have one...


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Matthew Sonnenfeld
Re: On camera hd monitor
on Dec 6, 2014 at 4:59:17 pm

I don't own one personally. I have a TVLogic myself but that is a bit out of price range at nearly $1200.

They have an aluminum frame wit ha rubberized ABS (high quality plastic) housing. I have held them though and I find build quality to be very good especially considering the price.

As compared to a Marshall, I think you get more monitor for the money with the SmallHD. I think the screens are better.

It does not have Waveform/Histogram which I would like to see. These features are on the DP7 which is more money. But it DOES have Blue Only which makes it easy to calibrate with color bars. Blue Only was NOT on the Marshall that I used last week. The Small also has false color, and focus assist options.

Before you rule out the Small though for not having Waveform/Histogram, remember that these features are in the current software of your CAMERA. I.E., you can use the exposure tools on your camera's screen, and keep a clean, calibrated image up on your monitor.

Co-President at fourB Productions, Inc.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera, RED Scarlet-X
2011 Macbook Pro 17", 2.3 Ghz Quad Core, 16GB RAM
2008 Mac Pro 2.6 Ghz 8 Core, 10GB RAM
AJA IoXT, Blackmagic Intensity Pro, Blackmagic Mini Monitor
Adobe Production Premium CC, Avid Media Composer 7, Final Cut Pro Studio 3


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Ali Quintana
Re: On camera hd monitor
on Dec 6, 2014 at 5:03:35 pm

Just wondering how it performs in bright daylight? Lets say compared to the Marshal 7inch.

I have never owned an external monitor.

Saw some good reviews on this one:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/887124-REG/Marshall_Electronics_V_LCD...


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Matthew Sonnenfeld
Re: On camera hd monitor
on Dec 6, 2014 at 5:18:00 pm

Both are nice monitors and I think you would be happy with either one.

In a nutshell;

1) The Small is sharper than the Marshall - 1280 x 800 versus 1024 x 600
2) The Marshall is brighter than the Small - 800 nits versus 400 nits
3) BOTH WILL NEED A SUNSHADE - NEITHER IS A "HIGH BRIGHT" DISPLAY - (For example, the SmallHD DP-7 High Bright is 1500 nits compared to the Marshall at 800)
4) The Marshall has more exposure tools - Waveform and Zebra are two notable things that the Small does NOT have
5) The Small will be easier to calibrate with Blue Only which the Marshall does not
6) The Small is an 8bit display which shows a much wider color gammut than 6bit - Marshall does not report this data so I cannot comment on what that display is.

The question is, what do you need this for? Do you need it to basically be a light meter? If so, get the Marshall. It has way more tools for that.

If you need it to be a calibrated reference for framing and viewing and color, get the Small.

Co-President at fourB Productions, Inc.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera, RED Scarlet-X
2011 Macbook Pro 17", 2.3 Ghz Quad Core, 16GB RAM
2008 Mac Pro 2.6 Ghz 8 Core, 10GB RAM
AJA IoXT, Blackmagic Intensity Pro, Blackmagic Mini Monitor
Adobe Production Premium CC, Avid Media Composer 7, Final Cut Pro Studio 3


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Ali Quintana
Re: On camera hd monitor
on Dec 7, 2014 at 9:58:55 pm

great Info, Thx so much.

I need this to do bright daylight shoots.

like in the streets etc, mainly because the BMCC screen is very reflective.

So Need this to be able to FOCUS, focus puling and check highlights etc.

For inside shoots I can always hook up a HD TV for the focus. In the field not.

Where I live (Caribbean) the sun always shines.

I have a very important outside shoot coming up, I need to film a block of buildings (doc style). Nice close ups, some focus pulling great establishing shots and some dolly/tracking shots.

Yes I will need the sun hood, i am aware of that.

Can you tell me your opinion on the size, i WAS thinking a 7inch, but I see lots of people use 5inch, any special reason for 5inch? would 7inch be a bit too big for what I need to do.


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Ali Quintana
Re: On camera hd monitor
on Dec 8, 2014 at 12:46:31 am

OOh, forgot to mention, I need to film all in 2.5 k RAW


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Jason Farris
Re: On camera hd monitor
on Dec 10, 2014 at 3:53:57 am

I just got a weird offbrand arrive today for $300. It's 1280x800, HD-SDI and 10.1 inch screen. Feelworld is the name but I suspect from the build it's the same manufacturer as Lilliput. Anyway, I just got it today and if you're looking for big, light and cheap it's working great with my BMCC.

It passes SDI overlays and peak focus but no meters, and the color banding and low refresh rate is very noticeable when the shot is way out of focus, this monitor is not for color accuracy. But if you just need to frame your shot / focus / review your shots on the go it seems awesome.


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