The Digital Director is a great way to stretch the dollar in the field and receive two handy devices for the price of one. The Director works well as a Field Monitor and camera control but some key bugs in the software hold it back from its potential.
With a 5-inch screen and a 1080p resolution, SmallHD’s pixel-dense 502 monitor is the perfect companion for any small camera or lightweight gimbal. It’s wide color range, huge selection of helpful overlays and professional build quality gives cinematographers a great tool for getting great shots.
The new Sony a7S II is a wonderful follow up to the a7S and the a7R II. With beautiful 4k images, internal image stabilization and an amazing ability to shoot in low light this is a great camera for low budget filmmakers or as a solid B camera. The new Sony a7S II is not without it’s faults with banding and 4:2:0 color sampling being big disappointments.