FEELWORLD LUT11S
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FEELWORLD has announced a new field monitor with a 10.1-inch screen, the FEELWORLD LUT11S. Although it could be used as an on-camera monitor, it’s really intended to be used as a director’s monitor. It promises a lot of features at a bargain price, so is it worth a look?

Ultra-bright

The FEELWORLD LUT11S has a 10.1-inch 1920×1200 full HD panel with a full touch screen. The monitor is also ultra-bright at 2000 nits and has a contrast ratio of 800:1. This means you should be able to see the display clearly even on a sunny day. The LUT11S also has a wide 170-degree viewing angle, which is ideal if more than one person needs to view the screen.

Color and LUTs

FEELWORLD LUT11S back
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The FEELWORLD LUT11S supports the REC709, DCIP3 and BT2020 color gamut. You can also load up to 50 custom LUTs via the built-in SD card slot. In addition, the LUT11S supports HDR (high dynamic range) monitoring. When the HDR function is turned on, you can select gamma and gamut corresponding to the camera you are using. FEELWORLD quote compatibility with Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Bolex, RED and ARRI cameras.

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Video tools

The FEELWORLD LUT11S has a range of tools to help ensure you capture the perfect image. These include waveform (RGB Parade, YUV Parade, Y Parade), vector, histogram, audio phase and level displays. There are also tools for focus, framing and exposure, such as focus peaking, zoom, zebra, false color and safe frames. In addition, there you can use the de-squeeze option for anamorphic monitoring.

Connections

The FEELWORLD LUT11S has two HDMI inputs and one loop-through output from the first HDMI input. There is also a 3G-SDI input and output. For audio monitoring, there is a 3.5 mm stereo headphone socket. The LUT11S supports up to HD 60P via SDI and 4K 60P via the HDMI inputs. The monitor has 1/4-inch-20 thread sockets on the left, right and bottom. It also comes with a desk stand.

Power

FEELWORLD LUT11S side shots
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The FEELWORLD LUT11S has dual Sony NP-F battery plates on the back. FEELWORLD says that with one 6600 mah F970 battery, you can run the monitor for about two hours. Adding a second F970 will double that time. There’s also a 12V DC input and an 8V DC output for powering a camera.

Attaching other devices

In addition, the LUS11S has what FEELWORLD calls an external install and power kit on the back of the monitor. In effect, this is a mounting plate that replicates the shape of a Sony NP-F battery. It allows you to attach and power devices such as wireless transmitters by sliding the other device’s battery plate onto the monitor’s NP-F compatible mount.

Verdict

The FEELWORLD LUT11S is a bright monitor with lots of features. It’s a little too large and would be unwieldy as an on-camera monitor. However, it would be ideal as a client or director’s monitor as well as an AC monitor for focus pulling. It’s very lightweight, weighing only 28.6 ounces, which means it’s easy to carry around but may point to a less durable plastic body. However, if you are careful with your equipment, then the LUT11S could be a great addition to your kit for on-location monitoring.

Pricing and availability

The FEELWORLD LUT11S is available now and retails at $349.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.