Today, let’s talk about the Atomos Ninja V+ 5.2″ 8K HDMI H.265 Raw Recording Monitor that support 8K raw recording and the Portkeys BM5 III WR that support camera controling. The price of the Atomos Ninja V+ Monitor is $799, and the price of the Portkeys BM5 III WR is $749.
BM5 III WR is a 5.5-inch WCG on-camera monitor with wireless camera control that is your loyal assistant to adjust proper exposure and sharp focus when capturing images. It has a 2200nit bright touch screen, sturdy aluminum alloy shell design, durable and light weight. Through the monitor’s touch screen, you can easily control the monitor. The most striking function about the BM5 III WR is the ability to control the camera. The Portkeys BM5 III WR comes with a wireless control module specifically designed to connect wirelessly with the RED Komodo. At the same time, BM5 III WR also supports Wi-Fi connection to control RED Komodo, Bluetooth pairing to control BMPCC 4K, 6K, 6K Pro, wired control of Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Z CAM and BM, etc. There are more camera models that the BM5 III WR can control, and you can check the BM5 III WR specific information on the product details page.
The most powerful feature of Atomos’ Ninja V+ 5.2″ 8K HDMI H.265 Raw Recording Monitor is the ability to record in 8K raw. The Ninja V+ can record Apple ProRes RAW up to 8K30 or DCI 4K120 directly from the sensor, and it is compatible with select cameras such as the Canon R5. It also includes a H.265 free-to-download license to record with the high-quality, low-bandwidth codec for up to 10-bit recording in ProRes 4:2:2. Display features include a 10-bit screen with a brightness of 1000 cd/m² AtomHDR technology for accurate monitoring of your log gamma footage, and support for popular log formats from Sony, ARRI, Canon, JVC, Panasonic, Nikon, RED, Sony, and Z CAM cameras.
Built to withstand the rigors of production, the Ninja V+ features an aluminum chassis and powers from a single L-series battery. Additional features include a variety of on-screen exposure analysis, framing, anamorphic de-squeeze, and focus assist tools. Separately available AtomX SDI, AtomX SYNC, Connect 4K modules, and an SDI Raw license key further expand your Ninja V+ capabilities. Firmware update 10.76 supports Apple ProRes RAW over HDMI with the Olympus OM-1 Micro Four Thirds camera.
Atomos Ninja V+’s aluminum chassis and other designs are excellent, but the most shocking thing for me is the 8K raw format recording function, which can achieve such high resolution as 8K. The resolution of Portkeys BM5 III WR is 1920*1080, which is enough for normal work. If you are after ultra-high video definition, then Atomos Ninja V+ will be a good choice. However, the monitor brightness of Atomos Ninja V+ is still 1000nit, which is not as clear as Portkeys BM5 III WR in the sunlight. At the same time, the Atomos Ninja V+ is not a touch screen, nor can it control the camera. If you buy the Portkeys BM5 III WR, then you can have a monitor with a 2200nit highlight display that not only has physical buttons, but can be controlled via a touchscreen. Its most popular function is camera control, you can monitor the parameters and functions of the monitor itself through the touch screen, and you can also directly control the camera through the monitor touch screen.