The new SmallHD Focus 7 brings not only a size upgrade over the previous SmallHD Focus model but also some tech upgrades. It has a 1920×1200 touchscreen display, supports 4K video input, it a compact design weighing only 386g that features four separate 1/4-20″ mounting threads, and is powered by a pair of hot-swappable Sony L series integrated batteries.
Camera monitors seem to be popping up a lot for me lately. Perhaps it’s just that I’ve been thinking about getting a couple lately. Or it could be the increase in photographers adding video to their repertoire that’s causing them to simply be more popular. Regardless, there are a few names that keep popping up. Aputure, Atomos, and SmallHD amongst them.
Today, I noticed that B&H are running a huge sale on the SmallHD 702 Bright on-camera monitor. It’s a 7″ 1080p display, with 1000 nits brightness, LUT support, HDMI passthrough, waveform, vectorscope, false colour, focus peaking and a whole bunch of other features. And it’s currently seeing a $700 discount. But if you want one, you’ll need to make a decision quick. The sale ends in just 15 hours.
With more DSLR and mirrorless owners turning to video, the topic of camera monitors comes up fairly frequently. As a result, there’s a lot of choice out there now when it comes to camera monitors. They come with a whole host of different features, too. Some of those features are more beneficial to certain types of filmmaker while they may be overkill for others.
But which is the best? In this video, Caleb Pike at DSLR Video Shooter takes a look at four popular 5″ monitors ranging from $179 to $499 to see how they stack up against each other.
The Panasonic GH5 has an internal waveform and vectorscope, zebras, and you can check focus with focus peaking. Despite all this, it still makes sense to have an external monitor tacked on. Sareesh Sudhakaran from Wolfcrow suggests ten possible reasons why you still may need to use the external monitor when shooting with the GH5, and the principle also works with other cameras like Sony a7s II, Canon 5D Mark IV and so on.
Whether you’re shooting video or stills, field monitors can be invaluable. For video the advantages are obvious. Nailing focus is a lot easier on a big screen. That works for stills, though, too. Field monitors get very expensive, very quickly, though.
In this two part video series, YouTuber GreatScott, takes us step by step through the creation of a DIY field monitor. It also doubles up as a great monitor for Raspberry Pi, or to extend your regular computer desktop.
The rate of traffic accidents in Argentina is horrific; statistically speaking almost one person dies every hour, with 80% happening on roads and mainly while people try overtaking other vehicles.
While overtaking a sedan or SUV-sized vehicle can be a rather simple task, trucks are a different story. Due to their size, trucks are not only physically harder to overtake but they also block the view ahead for the drivers trying to pass them.
Samsung launched a prototype solution hoping to save lives in the country’s hundreds of one-way roads and eventually everywhere in the world.
Amazingly the solution could be extremely simple: the truck has a wireless camera mounted in the front and the footage is displayed on a screen on the back of the truck.