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Hi, I'm looking to invest in a wireless monitor that I can use with my Canon 5D (mark II) while operating a DJI Ronin-M. The goal is to have a monitor that someone can reference while using the Ronins remote control so another operator can focus on their surroundings and moving with the Ronin. Price isn't a huge issue but obviously I'd rather not spend a ton if I don't have to. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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!

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