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ikan 2k 444 3g-hd-sdi hdmi component composite high definition monitorAt NAB this year, ikan showcased a few upcoming monitors with some strong features. The VX9i-2K takes up to 4:4:4 2K resolution via 2x 3G-SDI, HDMI, component, or composite inputs with active cross-conversion available for HD-SDI/HDMI output. It’s also sports pretty much all the scopes you’d ever need with 5″ of screen real estate still available for live monitoring out of its 1920×1200 display. Meanwhile, the DX5 is an impressive little guy featuring full 1080 resolution on its 5″ screen, the likes of which we don’t see very often. Check below for more details and our NAB 2014 interview with ikan. More »

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Zeiss CinemizerI, for one, can’t say I’m too thrilled about the idea that we’ll all be wearing and communicating with Google’s futuristic spaceman goggles sometime in the not-too-distant future (even though there’s some serious storytelling potential built into Google Glass). With that said, Zeiss is proving that not all spaceman goggles are designed to be playthings for trendy techies. The Zeiss OLED Cinemizer Goggles are an incredibly compact and high-quality video monitoring solution that might just change the way footage is monitored for aerial production and traditional production as well. Check out the details below. More »

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teradek bolt wireless hd high definition hd-sdi hdmi video monitoring odyssey7q convergent design monitor recorder camera shootingWe’ve recently talked quite a bit about the Teradek Cube’s unique combination of capabilities – but if zero-latency, “mission critical” wireless HD monitoring is needed, the Bolt is Teradek’s purpose-built solution. Offering both HDMI and HD-SDI pairs, the Bolt is capable of completing a wireless follow-focus package or rough-and-ready director’s monitor. When paired with Convergent Design’s monitor/recorder Odyssey7Q, twin Bolt receivers allow the 7Q to monitor not one but two camera feeds wirelessly. This, in addition to the two-thousand foot range of the upcoming Bolt Pro 2000 unit, may present some exciting monitoring options for the future. More »

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HDMIPi PrototypesThere aren’t many inexpensive monitors out there, and when you do find them, they are often pretty low-res, usually below HD. That’s no good if you’re trying to use them to pull focus or double-check a take and see if it was in focus. But what if you could get a 9″ 1280 x 800 monitor for under $150? Alex Eames from RasPi.TV and Dave Mellor from Cyntech want to make it happen. The company is working on a monitor for the Raspberry Pi computer, but with the generic HDMI input, it can be used with virtually any HDMI device, including cameras. Here’s their pitch video: More »

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tvlogic lcd monitor viewfinderThe world of external shooting monitors is more diverse than ever. SmallHD’s products alone comprise quite a range of options, sizes, and affordability. The trend seems set to continue, because TVLogic’s new field LCD boasts one thing few others can — true 1080 HD resolution. Announced just recently at IBC, the 5.5″ monitor is set to accept all manner of SDI up to 3G and traditional HDMI, plus many of the display options shooters want and need. Read on for more details from TVLogic. More »

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Convergent Design, one of the first companies to introduce a small and portable external recorder with the Nanoflash, just unleashed a brand new 7.7″ OLED 1280 x 800 external monitor that also doubles as an external recorder capable of receiving 4K RAW as well as uncompressed and DNxHD formats. That’s right, the company has decided that your external monitor isn’t good enough, and your external recorder is a little boring, so the best of both worlds should be combined into one device to rule them all. Here is the introduction video from the company: More »

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On-board monitors might not be among the sexiest pieces of gear on set, but they are definitely among the most useful. Whether they’re used as a reference for a camera assistant or a dolly grip, the camera operator isn’t able to use the eyepiece, or you’ve got a director who likes to hover behind the camera, on-board monitors have become essential to the filmmaking process in the digital age. But with so many different monitoring technologies, and with just as many options for these monitors in the marketplace, deciding which on-board monitor is right for your next production can be a downright daunting task. Luckily for us, AbelCine has our back. More »

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There’s no doubt that modern mobile technology has the capacity to streamline or benefit many aspects of filmmaking. Whether it’s the micro-video art emerging in social media, script supervision capabilities, lighting-fast previsualization softwares, or the surprisingly high-resolution video some phones and tablets can shoot (given what they are), there’s something to be said for their place in the industry. For goodness sake, modern smartphones are better at giving directions than my GPS navigator and shoot higher quality video than my first camcorder. With all that said, though, how far can things like the Apple iPhone or an Android tablet be taken down-and-dirty in the trenches of shooting? More »

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The differences between competing pieces of technology often become very, well, technical in explanation — but most of the time, we don’t get to use the term ‘organic’ as a qualifier. This happens to be true in the case of SmallHD’s new OLED HDMI and SDI monitors — and Organic Light Emitting Diodes are actually news to me in general. What’s even more exciting is that SmallHD is looking to provide very high-quality monitoring solutions for prices previously unheard-of. Read on for a more comprehensive specs readout and a bit on what makes OLEDs different from traditional LCD systems. More »

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Wireless monitoring is often a very expensive proposition, but in the last few years it really has been consumer technology that has brought down the price significantly. While there have been many new interesting wireless solutions over the past few years (like some of those from Teradek), many people still want a simple plug and play wireless device that is completely self-contained. Over at AbelCine, they are utilizing consumer technology and adding in some professional tools to make a wireless video solution fit into literally any workflow. Check out the video below as Mitch Gross takes us through the AbelCine Wireless Video Solution. More »

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The external monitor market has exploded in the last few years, and companies like SmallHD and TVLogic have a ton of new competition. As filmmakers we now have plenty of exciting options like ikan’s 5.6″ D5 monitor, which features HD-SDI and HDMI pass-through and a 1280 x 800 IPS panel. Rick Macomber of DSLR News Shooter takes a look at ikan’s new monitor in the video review below. More »

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Re-purposing something is always fun, especially when it can be used to help out filmmakers. This is one of the more interesting DIY monitors I’ve seen, and it’s got one of the largest screens I’ve ever seen for a device like this. Basically, the Motorola ATRIX 4G Laptop Dock for the ATRIX 4G phone can be used as an external monitor. The Micro HDMI port on the device senses any incoming HDMI signal and then outputs it on the screen. Check out the video below of the device in action with a Canon 60D: More »