Posts Tagged ‘ Monitors

Zacuto EVF or SmallHD DP4 – Both EVF’s reviewed

Stand alone EVF’s (Electronic View Finders) have become quite popular recently mainly because they solve a few of the niggles associated with shooting video on a DSLR. It’s very limiting trying to shoot handheld using the built in LCD on a DSLR, even if your’e using a viewfinder attachment like the Z-Finder or LCDF because you’re stuck behind the camera making it impractical to get anything where you would like to detach your head from the camera.

The SmallHD DP4 and Zacuto EVF have both become the most popular choices so I put them to the test to see how they compare.

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HDMI Monitors reviewed

I’ve just posted one of the longest reviews I’ve produced to date, this time looking at a bunch of HDMI monitors from Marshall & SmallHD.

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Dual SmallHD DP6 monitoring

One area where I use my DSLR’s a lot is for interviews. Because the cameras are so small and portable I’ve been shooting a lot of two camera interviews by myself. Up until now I’ve tended to hitch one camera to my Marshall monitor and treat that as my main shot with the other camera set up and then left largely un-monitored during each take. With their ability to achieve a such shallow depth of field any movement on the part of the interviewee can result in the focus needing to be adjusted so only being able to monitor one camera is a bit risky.

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SmallHD announces DP-SLR 5.6″ DSLR monitor

Hot on the heals of Marshall’s new V-LCD50 5″ monitor SmallHD have announced the DP-SLR, a 5.6″ monitor that packs 270 pixels per inch and only weighs 284g. These could both be awesome accessories for a DSLR shooter, I wish I could make it to NAB to see them in action!

Here’s some info from SmallHD….

This monitor was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of the HDSLR videographer. The DP-SLR measures 4′x6′x1′ and weighs in at only 10oz (284g). This small, lightweight package makes it very easy to shoot on the run without first taking a bodybuilding course.

Within the small 5.6′ diagonal screen the DP-SLR packs a whopping 1280 x 800 resolution. At 270 pixels-per-inch (ppi), this translates into near laser printer quality. To put this into perspective, the new 27′ (2560 x 1440) iMac runs about 109ppi. The DP-SLR has over 2.5 times the pixel density. It is hard to describe how this looks. Hopefully you will be able to see for yourself at NAB. We thought about providing pictures, but you literally don ‘t have a computer display that would do it justice. You ‘d be like my grandma watching Blu-ray on her 4×3 SD TV