Each monitor has its own features and advantages. Today we will talk about 2 professional-grade monitors, one is the Atomos Ninja V+ Monitor, priced at $999, and the other is the Portkeys BM5 III WR, priced at $749.
Portkeys BM5 III WR Monitor has a 5.5-inch 2200nit high-brightness touch screen, and you can clearly see every detail on the screen even under the sunlight. The BM5 III WR is an all-aluminum body with good heat dissipation. At the same time, the upgraded built-in fan can make it dissipate heat well in hot summer. Portkeys BM5 III WR Monitor has a comprehensive parameters and functions, including tools for screen exposure analysis, framing, anamorphic de-squeeze and focus assist. Its biggest feature is the camera control function, you can easily control your camera through the touch screen of the BM5 III WR. The included wireless control module offers Wi-Fi control for the RED KOMODO and Bluetooth control for BMPCC 6K/6K Pro and 4K cameras. Wired control is available for select Canon, Blackmagic Design, Panasonic, Sony, and ZCAM E2 cameras. The BM5 III WR with Camera Control maintains the same reliable BM5 clarity, vivid color details, and dynamic touch screen camera control, and it offers touch focus for the KOMODO, the Panasonic BGH1, and the ZCAM E2.
Both monitors have their own characteristics. The basic situation of BM5 III WR is described above. Let’s introduce the Ninja V+ Monitor.
Expand your on-camera monitoring and recording options all the way up to 8K30 and 4K120 ProRes raw with the flexible Ninja V+ 8K HDMI/SDI Monitor/Recorder Pro Kit from Atomos. Designed to bridge the gap between mirrorless and cine-style cameras, this kit pairs the latest 5.2″ Ninja V+ 8K HDMI recording monitor with an AtomX SDI module, a free-to-download H.265 codec license, and a pre-activated SDI raw key. Designed to offer multiple recording options for both HDMI-output mirrorless cameras and SDI-output cine-style cameras, this bundle will keep pace with your choice of the latest cameras for each job you take on.
This kit’s AtomX SDI module adds two 12-SDI ports to the Ninja V monitor’s HDMI output, offering the flexibility of up to three simultaneous video outputs. The SDI raw license enables support of up to 8K ProRes raw video via both the HDMI and SDI outputs, as well as up to DCI 4K120 ProRes. Cross conversion options include HDMI raw to SDI output and the ability to crop and down-convert DCI and UHD 4K for compatibility with EVFs and wireless video transmitters/receivers without adding other converters. A sun hood, battery eliminator, a power adapter, a locking D-Tap power cable, and a hard case round out this handy kit. The Ninja V+ is the same on-camera monitor/recorder as its predecessor the Ninja V 5″, but the Ninja+ now features a 5.2″ display and records and plays back up to 8K30 raw video to and from purpose-built mini-SSDs.
Both the Portkeys BM5 III WR Monitor and the Atomos Ninja V+ Monitor are professional grade monitors. The advantage of BM5 III WR is that it allows users to control the camera more easily. It can directly control this function of the camera through the touch screen, which can help many professional videographers to control the camera more easily when shooting with a stabilizer. Atomos Ninja V+ Monitor is designed to offer multiple recording options for both HDMI-output mirrorless cameras and SDI-output cine-style cameras, this bundle will keep pace with your choice of the latest cameras for each job you take on. Although they are both professional grade monitors, they are solutions for different needs.
If you need to record video through a monitor and need to keep multiple cameras in sync, then the Atomos Ninja V+ Monitor will be a good choice for you. If you want to be able to control the camera more easily in photography work and complete the videography work more conveniently, then Portkeys BM5 III WR Monitor will be a good choice. Portkeys BM5 III WR Monitor has different control methods for different cameras. For example, its connection method to RED Komodo is WIFI connection, and its connection method to BMPCC 4K, 6K, 6K Pro is Bluetooth pairing. You can check the specific details on the product details page, and the most important thing is that you need to know whether the control function of the BM5 III WR can support controlling your camera.