When I saw the first reviews of the Osee 4k UltraHD monitors, I was impressed. I really wanted to get a unit and see if the price tag (more than Lilliputs and Feelworlds, less than Atomos) made sense. It had a lot to offer, at least on paper: 3000 NITS, both HDMI and SDI pass-through loops, and an IPS panel. We got a G7 kit and used it for a month. Our tl;dr – it’s awesome; for a full breakdown, hit the jump.
I’ll be honest. I’d never heard of Hollyland when they reached out to me and asked if I could have a look at their Mars 300 wireless video transmitter (Amazon | B&H). Will I be keeping my eye out for more stuff from them after having tried read? Read on to find out.
The Mars 300 is a new entry-level wireless video transmitter. So why would you need or use one of these?
Well, there are a few different use cases for wireless video transmitters.
Initially announced last April, the Atomos Ninja V finally went on sale in January of this year. Since then, it has rapidly become one of the most popular 5″ monitor recorders out there. It has a wide range of versatility and some unique interaction with certain products like the Nikon Z6 & Z7 as well as the Panasonic S1 and S1R. We spoke with Atomos at NAB 2019 to find out more about the Ninja V and what it offers.
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.
The idea of streaming liveview from your phone to your camera is not a new one. I’ve been doing it over USB and WiFi now with my Nikon DSLRs to qDslrDashboard for a while now. Other solutions, such as the TetherTools Case Relay. But, both of these systems are quite limited. You have to have one of a set list of specific cameras, for a start.
This device, called LukiLink, though, actually gives your phone HDMI capture abilities. So, you can use it with any camera that has an HDMI output. You can use it to monitor, record, and even live stream your DSLR, mirrorless or other camera’s output. The product is currently about a third funded on Kickstarter with 23 days to go. But if it can deliver on its promise, it looks fantastic.
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.