If Atomos’s monitors are already great, what could possibly make them better? If you ask Atomos, the brand would say adding more connectivity options so shooters can send their footage directly to the cloud to stream to the outside world or to instantly share with collaborators ups the ante. This is what the CONNECT lineup delivers and, after spending some time with it, I can confirm that it is a true next step for Atomos monitors.
Three Monitors on Display
The CONNECT series comprises a total of three products:
If you depend on the quality and professional functions of the SmallHD Smart 7 and Ultrabright on-camera video monitors, you’ll be happy to discover that SmallHD has announced the Smart 5 Monitor Series. With the same features as the Smart 7, but in a more compact 5" form, this latest line in SmallHD’s series of popular onboard monitors consists of the Ultra 5, Cine 5, and Indie 5 models, each equipped with features suiting them to different workflows. All models sport a 5" multitouch LCD interface encased in an anodized aluminum frame, both
The Pro Video department at B&H Photo is happy to share with you Atomos’s announcement of the Shinobi 7, a 7" on-camera monitor with 2200 cd/m2 HDR display suitable for interiors and exteriors. Featuring a 1920 x 1200 pixel display, the Shinobi 7 is an evolution of the original 5" Shinobi on-camera monitor. In addition to a larger size, the Shinobi 7 supports 4K60, featuring an HDMI 2.0 input and output, as well as 2K60p via a 3G-SDI
Below we’ve compiled the most popular on-camera monitors at B&H for all budgets, many of them with dozens of detailed customer reviews on our website that you may find useful. The majority are from just several brands. Most of the brands, such as Elvid and FeelWorld, have a focus on affordable offerings. Two on the list, Atomos and SmallHD, provide a range from affordable to high end. Blackmagic Design is also highlighted, having recently
Proving that Atomos monitor/recorders are as at home in a studio or on a broadcast truck as perched atop your camera, Atomos has announced the Atomos Shogun Studio II. Pending further details, here’s what we know so far about this successor to the Shogun Studio.
The Shogun Studio II is a rack-mounted
Entry level, starter kit, beginner. The words evoke the idea of something inexpensive that you start with and grow out of quickly. But it doesn’t have to be that way. When I’m looking at an accessory, I look for what I need now, and what I may need a couple of years from now. I’m looking for room to grow, because what is the point of getting something now, if I’m going to have to pay more to buy a new version next year?
A good mic is important, especially when you are doing everything yourself without a sound recordist. The
SmallHD has updated its already strong on-camera monitor lineup with the rugged 702 Touch, a bright 7" IPS LCD monitor that supports HDMI and SDI video input and output for a variety of configurations. The 702 Touch has a compact, lightweight profile that fits easily on top of a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or a gimbal rig. It features a 7" active area, 1920 x 1200 resolution, and 1500 cd/m2 brightness so you can see clearly
Jake Etes from B&H reviews the SmallHD: Focus 7, an on-camera monitor, featuring two hot-swappable batteries, a 7" screen for better focus and framing, impact-resistant plastic housing, and much more. This sharp monitor is also a touchscreen, giving you the ability to use gestures that make selecting menus and zooming in on your subject simple. Read more about this monitor
Atomos is doubling down on its highly successful Ninja V 5" Monitor/Recorder, with the launch of the AtomX SDI Module, at this year's NAB Show. This is no small feat, because it makes it possible for the svelte Ninja V to record and output 4K60 video over a 12G-SDI connection. It docks easily in the modular expansion port, located in the Ninja's battery slot, and has two user-configurable 12G-SDI ports.
Originally an HDMI-only device, the
If you felt the Atomos Shinobi professional HDMI on-camera monitor was not versatile enough for your varied camera types, Atomos heard you and responded with the 5.2" Atomos Shinobi SDI HD-SDI and 4K HDMI monitor. The Shinobi SDI features 1920 x 1080 resolution and allows you to monitor high-definition, Log, and HDR video with
When purchasing a camera monitor, some prefer to choose the accessories they want, rather than having to purchase a kit. SmallHD has announced its new FOCUS base monitor offerings, featuring the 5" FOCUS LCD HDMI, the 5" FOCUS LCD SDI, the
“You have chosen wisely…” reads the line inside the cover when you open the box containing SmallHD’s new FOCUS 7 4K touchscreen HDMI on-camera monitor, a line many of you will fondly remember from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Indy has to choose the correct cup. But is the FOCUS 7 really the Holy Grail of on-camera monitors? I spent a few days with
If a built-in LCD or even a 5" monitor is a bit too small for your production needs, there's good news: SmallHD has updated its FOCUS on-camera monitor line with the new FOCUS 7, a bright 7" IPS LCD monitor that supports up to UHD 4K video input and has a compact, lightweight profile that fits right in on top of a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or even a gimbal rig. The monitor maintains many of the popular features of its predecessor,
Love the Atomos line of professional onboard monitor/recorders but have no need for external recording when shooting with your DSLR? Treat yourself to the 5" Atomos Shinobi monitor for accurate in-the-field viewing and precision image control. Compatible with HDMI-output DSLRs, mirrorless, or video cameras, the Shinobi also works as a high-quality monitor for most HDMI-out tablets and smartphones.
The Shinobi supports a wide variety of
I recently had the opportunity to work with the SmallHD 5.5" FOCUS OLED On-Camera Monitor for HDMI. What you need to know is swipe left, swipe right, swipe up, and swipe down. It takes a little time to figure it out—at first I was swiping too fast, but the touchscreen interface replaces front-panel buttons, switches, and knobs. It is a compact unit, sleek and smartly designed. I already own a 7" on-camera monitor from