Hi there! Welcome to the world of video and audio connections. Here, we'll be taking a look at how to connect a camera to a monitor.
To connect the camera, you will need to connect the monitor video out to the monitor video in. You should also connect the audio out from your camera to your speaker. If you do not have a speaker and cannot hear what is being said on set, this can be an issue when it comes time to review footage or communicate with others who are working on set.
If you do not have access to an external monitor, projector or TV that has a composite input jack (RCA jack), then it would be best for you just to use whatever device you already have available so that all parties involved will be able find adequate means of hearing audio coming from their respective devices.
You can connect the audio output of your camera to an audio input on your monitor. This allows you to hear what's being recorded and also send it out through your speakers.
It's pretty straightforward when you look at the back of both devices—they have similar ports for connecting cables and displays. You'll just need some cables to make it happen, but those are easy enough for anyone who's comfortable with a screwdriver or utility knife.
Make sure the power cable is plugged in.
Turn on the monitor.
Plug the monitor into a power outlet and make sure it’s turned on.
Try to power up camera and monitor again.
Make sure cables are well connected.
Check that the cable is not broken or short-circuited.
Be sure to check the length of your cable, making sure it doesn't exceed 20 m (65 ft). If you do need a longer cable, make sure there is an active repeater somewhere along the line.
Make sure the thickness of your cable matches what it needs to be for its function, as well as its connection type (RJ45 and BNC connectors are different sizes).
If this doesn't work and you are still having issues, try to contact the manufacturer of both devices.