If you are shooting video, you know how annoying those built-in camera monitors can be. Even if they are slightly bigger. Even if they tilt. Even if they flip out. They are just not very convenient when you need to do work on a bigger scale. I am not dissing them completely. Some situations call for small built-in monitors. But you want an external monitor when you need accuracy and a bit more real estate. Today, we will look at PortKeys LH5P II, which is not only an on-camera monitor but also a clever camera remote.
The Portkeys LH5P is a great monitor that also controls your camera
The Portkeys LH5P is a really interesting monitor, to say the least. It boasts a great feature set and a bright panel. But the most attractive feature is definitely the camera control function. Portkeys has been getting notoriety for its camera control abilities, and this monitor brings it to an even more affordable market. Peaking at 1700 nits, this 5.5-inch monitor can do some pretty cool stuff.
Even taking into consideration that Portkeys is a budget brand. This monitor stands out with its feature set.
Convert any Android phone into an HDMI monitor
Whatever your camera is, you probably have an App to turn your phone into a wireless monitor. Sony has Imaging Edge; Canon has Camera Connect; Fuji has Camera Remote; Panasonic has Lumix Sync and Nikon has Wireless Mobile Utility. What’s common to all those remote control apps is that they work over WiFi and display horrible Lag. That the lack of creativity in the apps’ names.
What if there was a cheap way to convert any Android phone into a wired, low latency, high brightness HDMI monitor? Youtuber Neon Airship shares how to accomplish that for about $20. It involves as little as a tiny capture card and an OTG cable. The good news, you already own the expensive monitor, it’s your phone.
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