Posted 09 December 2010 - 01:39 PM
I'm a film production student who has invested in a 5D MkII and some acompanying rigging with the intent to produce as good a showreel as possible with the various graduate films I am shooting as I move on with my career.
When it comes to shooting, my preference is that the directors of the films I work on can always have a live view monitor to study as i shoot, and this is of course a big issue when it comes to D-SLR shooting. The issue of not being able to keep the LCD display on when an output monitor is connected is a real shame - maybe there's a trick to allow both outputs to display?
Of course if this isn't at all possible then what kind of setups would people recommend if i went with dual monitor output, obviously involving a HDMI splitter?
I was wondering whether any kind souls would mind posting some ideas of how to about convenient ways of having this set up; both on convenient tripod set ups, and when using my shoulder mount rig where adding a monitor for me to view is considerably more inconvenient...
Posted 09 December 2010 - 02:41 PM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:48 PM
I think the one to get is the Blackmagic Mini HDMI to HD-SDI, some of the converter boxes can't handle the resolution switching of the 5D (when it goes into record).
This way you avoid long HDMI cables and HDMI splitters both of which have never been very reliable in my experience.
As far as I'm away magic lantern hasn't yet solved the lcd off when video out is enabled.
Edited by jacob thomas, 09 December 2010 - 05:50 PM.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:49 AM
If you are looking for a cheaper different solution I would say that an HDMI splitter may work if you're willing to deal with unruly HDMI cables.
Posted 17 December 2010 - 05:39 PM
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