Today we will introduce 2 professional monitors, one is the Atomos Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI monitor, priced at $799. The other is the PORTKEYS BM5 III WR 5.5″ HDMI Touchscreen Monitor with Camera Control, priced at $749 dollars.
The BM5 III WR monitor is a cost-effective professional monitor developed by Portkeys. The Portkeys BM5 III WR is equipped with an LCD touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 2200 nit brightness for easy viewing both outdoors and indoors, allowing you to see every detail clearly even in bright sunlight. At the same time, the BM5 III WR has a solid and perfect exterior design. Sturdy aluminum alloy shell design, durable and light weight. The BM5 III WR adopts a sturdy aluminum alloy casing and weighs only 376g, which can withstand heavy daily operations and is easy to carry when shooting.
Portkeys BM5 III WR comes with a wireless control module specially designed to connect with RED Komodo wirelessly. The BM5 III WR with Camera Control maintains the same reliable BM5 clarity, vivid color details, and dynamic touch screen camera control.
- Support Wi-Fi connection and camera control RED Komodo.
- Support Bluetooth paired and camera control BMPCC 4K, 6K, 6K Pro.
- Support Wi-Fi connection and camera control Sony A7S III, A7M IV, A7M III, A1, A9I, A9II, A7C, FX3, RX10, RX0
- Wired Camera Control of Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Z CAM and BM
- Wired control Sony, Canon, Panasonic, BMD, and ZCAM E2, REC Key.
Although the Atomos Shinobi monitor is a professional-grade monitor threshold monitor, it also has its own characteristics.
Add a bright, high-resolution monitor to view your 4K/2K footage from a cinema camera such as a Z CAM E2, Panasonic BGH1, or RED KOMODO with the Shinobi 7″ 4K HDMI/SDI Monitor from Atomos. This 7″ on-camera monitor features a 1920 x 1200 10-bit FRC IPS display with a brightness of 2200 cd/m², which makes it suitable for use in both exterior and interior conditions. This larger model improves on the original Shinobi as it adds 3G-SDI input and loop output up to 2K60, HDMI 2.0 input and loop output up to 4K60, signal cross conversion, a camera control port, dual L-series battery slots, and future possibilities with its built-in USB and RJ45 ports.
The touchscreen Shinobi 7 runs the latest AtomOS firmware that features a variety of onscreen analysis tools such as multi-scope views, exposure, framing, focus assist, waveform, RGB parade, and histogram tools. It also features an SDI card input to load custom 3D LUTs, and it supports SDR and HDR viewing. The AtomHDR display technology allows you to accurately monitor your log gamma footage without having to view flat, washed-out images or use a LUT to compress the dynamic range and color space. The monitor supports popular log formats from Sony, Canon, Panasonic, ARRI, RED, and JVC cameras.
Portkeys BM5 III WR and Atomos Shinobi 7 are both professional-grade camera monitors, each with their own characteristics. PORTKEYS BM5 III WR 5.5″ HDMI touchscreen monitor that sets exposure correctly and focuses accurately when shooting video. This 2200nit ultra-bright wide color gamut monitor has a durable all-aluminum exterior and HDMI and 3G/SDI video input and SDI output. What customers like most is that BM5 III WR has camera control function, through BM5 III WR, you can easily control your camera. And the advantage of Atomos Shinobi monitor is not that it has any special function, it is neither control camera nor recording function, But it provides customers with a self-contained movie kit that can be used to power the Atomos Shinobi monitor all day long.
If all you need is a monitor that can monitor, the Atomos Shinobi monitor with its own power supply kit is a good choice as it will last you a long time. If you are willing to bring 2 more Batteries, then the BM5 III WR can also last you a whole day of use. If you wish to have a monitor that will help you control difficult cameras, then I believe you deserve a Portkeys BM5 III WR.