The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is an incredible tool for filmmakers, but there are times when it's difficult to see the image on the camera's screen. That's why we've rounded up some of the best external monitors for this camera—so you can always get the perfect shot.
The SmallHD 502 5" On-Camera Monitor is a 1920 x 1080 display that sports a touchscreen, high resolution, and brightness. It's a battery-powered monitor for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (4K) that's small and easy to use.
The monitor has a lot of helpful features such as an adjustable screen brightness and automatic dimming when you turn off the camera’s power. You can also format SD cards directly on the device while it’s connected via USB to your computer or camera.
You will need a cable to connect the camera to your Camera Monitor. This cable is called an HDMI A-to-Micro HDMI B cable, and it’s required for connecting your monitor directly to your Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
The length of this cable should be as long as possible so that you can move around freely while filming. Lower quality cables tend to short out or break easily, so make sure you find one that’s hypoallergenic and won’t give you an allergic reaction if it touches your skin (a common problem with cheap cables). A good quality shielded wire will also prevent interference from other sources like wireless routers or cell phones.
The Atomos Shogun 7" 4K HDMI Recording Monitor is a 7-inch 4K UHD (3840x2160) high resolution display that connects to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera via its built-in SDI and HDMI outputs. It can also be used as an external monitor for other cameras as well.
The Shogun features four 3G-SDI inputs, two of which support 12G-SDI (with a future firmware update), allowing you to record from up to three SDI sources simultaneously at full HD or 2K resolutions via an expansion module. The unit also supports 4K recording with up to 30 frames per second in Apple ProRes 422 HQ or DNxHR HQX formats.
This is a large, very well-designed external monitor for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. It has a 6.5 inch IPS screen with 4K resolution and an HDMI input, so you can use it to connect your camera to any HDMI-compatible device like a laptop or tablet computer. The built-in battery lasts up to 6 hours on one charge, and there's also an SDI input if you want to use it as a wireless monitor instead of directly connected via HDMI.
There are several features that make this monitor unique: built-in fan for keeping the temperature down (it gets hot when used in direct sunlight), built-in microphone and speaker for monitoring audio from the camera, sunshade to protect against bright lights shining into the lens if necessary (though I don't think I'd ever need this feature), handle so it can be carried easily by hand or attached on top of other gear if desired (such as atop my bag), power switch on side panel so can turn off quickly without having shut off all power sources first
If you're looking for a mounting solution for your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K or 6K, this SmallRig mount is the perfect choice! It can be attached quickly and easily to any 15mm rail setup. The monitor mount is compatible with all cameras.
This is a really good option if you want to attach an external monitor to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
The best monitor for your Blackmagic Cinema Camera depends on what you need from it. If you want to use it as a second screen or make notes while shooting, then the Atomos Shogun is a great choice. If you want something smaller that will fit in your pocket, then go with the SmallHD 502 5".