External Monitor for camera

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    • #44547
      AvatarShaun
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      Hey all, I’m trying to rationalize my desire to buy a tablet.

      I’m wondering if there’s ANY tablet that has HDMI in, that would allow me to hook up my camera to it, so I can view the image on the tablet?

      If there isn’t one… why the hell isn’t there one?

      Dedicated monitors for cameras seem pricey and very niche.. tablets can easily do this.. or they should. Anyone hear of this on any tablet?

    • #186550
      AvatarWoody
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      That was one of the beauties with SD. Anything with RCA jacks was a monitor. I don’t know of any tablets yet but have heard people talk about the subject since tablets came out. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it in the near future. I’ve used laptops with Adobe’s OnTarget software since CS3 came out.

      Dedicated monitors however, aren’t just a viewing device but a tool for calibrating values of video quality. Put what is needed in a tablet hardware and software wise and you are likely right back up there in price. Not sure you could replace one with a tablet.

    • #186551
      AvatarShaun
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      i hear ya, however, i’m just suggesting adding hdmi in, which I’m sure isn’t cheap, but it can’t knock the price up that high. Really all I want is a larger viewfinder (and a reason to buy a tablet other than for the fun/convenience part). I recently did a gig and one scene is out of focus a bit, I was able to fix it in post enough.. but still, that can happen too easily.. would love a large screen that’s sleek and multipurpose.. we’re soooooooooo close with tablets on the market, but not a SINGLE one has any video in.. blows my mind..

      i hope i’m wrong about this.. if so, someone tell me…

    • #186552
      AvatarWoody
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      I shoot with a VG10, the DOF ate my lunch and I wound up with a lot of soft focus shots at first with it. The firmware update with peaking helped quite a bit but I went with a Sony external field monitor and I don’t shoot without it ever. I’m kind of blind without it, so I know how you feel.

    • #186553
      AvatarShaun
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      Hmmmmm.. well I got this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006HZJXQ4/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00 and it doesn’t seem to have the focus peaking. Is that when the edges/areas of what’s in focus get briefly highlighted so you know that it’s in focus?

      If so this may go back then. Which one did you get WSanford. This one looks good and is much cheaper than Sony’s other models. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/755854-REG/Sony_CLM_V55_CLM_V55_Portable_Monitor.html Still it’d be $500 for this and a good battery… that’s twice what I’ve spent. Hmmm….

    • #186554
      AvatarShaun
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      Sending what I brought back based on your advice WS, I bought this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007H2QSQY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

      looks solid, a little cheaper than the Sony, so we’ll see. Went into this only wanting to spend $200 tops… I shoulda known better… better to buy once and buy right… I hope this is right! Thanks again.

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