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Inexpensive Wireless Video Monitoring for your Camcorder or DSLR


Inexpensive Wireless Video Monitoring for your Camcorder or DSLR
A recent documentary and wedding shoot thrusted me front, dead center on one of the important issues confronting a serious videographer- video monitoring away from the camcorder. We are all used to looking at the viewfinder or LCD monitor up close, but Im referring to monitoring what the camera is seeing- AWAY from from the camcorder- the way the professionals do it. In my documentary shoot I was using a new product from CoolJib that allows you to extend your camcorder or DSLR as much as 6 feet away from your body, and control the camera with true jib tilting/panning mode. A provided 5-in HD monitor was tethered to the camcorder by way of the HDMI cable. While the HD monitor was good for showing me what the cameramy HD camcorder was shooting at, I wished it had been slightly larger, like 7-in diagonal. And I only got about one hour of monitor on-time using brand new AA alkaline batteries! Luckily, I had spare batteries, but it was just too inconvenient to exchange them that frequently. There must be a better solution, I thought!

Videomaker awards "Best Monitor" to the VX7e from Ikan Corporation at NAB 2011


Videomaker awards "Best Monitor" to the VX7e from Ikan Corporation at NAB 2011

Videomaker has just handed out our first "Best of" award at NAB 2011. Out of the many monitors that are on display, we've chosen the Ikan Corporation as winner of "Best Monitor". The product name: VX7e 7 HD-SDI Monitor w/ Peaking & False Color. At a cost of $1,049 we think it's one heck of a nice monitor and worthy of our "Best Monitor" award at NAB 2011! The VX7e introduces Peaking and False Color features to ikans popular VX series of HD monitors.

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