How Portkeys Camera Monitor Helps You Shoot Better Video in the Sunlight

Many videos are shot on sunlightny days, but strong sunlight can also cause problems with video capture. The sunlight can cause glare on the camera’s built-in screen and make it difficult to see the video and camera parameters clearly. If you want to shoot the best quality video in direct sunlight, then you need an external camera monitor to help you. Portkeys LH5P II and BM5 III WR camera monitors both have 2200nits wide color gamut high brightness screens. In this article, we’re going to cover some tips about the camera. We’ll also explain why Portkeys camera monitors can help improve your video shooting in direct sunlight!

For Outdoor Shooting You Need a Portkeys Camera Monitor

Some very old cameras do not have a built-in screen. At present, mainstream cameras have built-in screens (example: Sony A7S3 / A7M4 / A6400 / FX3), but the screen size is relatively small, or the screen brightness is low or the picture quality is poor, it is difficult to see the screen clearly in the sunlight. As a result, you may not be able to make good shooting when you have outdoor projects, If you don’t want this problem to happen again in future shooting, then we recommend that you consider getting a Ultra-brightness monitor with wide color gamut screen for your camera!

Camera Monitor Needs To Be Bright Enough To See In Direct Sunlight

Portkeys LH5P II and BM5 III WR camera monitor screens have 2200nits brightness, so you can see your subjects clearly even in sunlight. Plus you can load 3D LUT! At the same time, LH5P II and BM5 III WR are all-aluminum alloy bodies, and they have cooling fans, which have good heat dissipation.

Check Monitor Display Colors Before You Shoot

The most important thing to do is check the display colors before you shoot. There are a few ways you can do this:

  • Check the monitor in daylight. This will give you an idea of how things will look when it’s sunlightny out and there’s no shade around.
  • Check the monitor in the shade. If possible, position your camera so that it’s facing into some shade (not facing right into a wall or anything). You’ll want to look at how things appear on screen in this situation — but pay attention to whether there is any glare on the screen or not! Glare can be caused by having direct sunlight hitting your camera monitor from behind, as well as from above or below if there are windows nearby where light might be streaming through. If there’s glare on your monitor when filming in these kinds of conditions, either wait for it to pass or move farther away from possible sources of light pollution (windows) until they’re no longer causing problems for what you’re trying to capture.

Portkeys LH5P II and BM5 III WR camera monitors use the color calibration technology, with the professional instrument calibration at the factory, it can achieve monitor calibration efficiently and get accurate color reproduction easily, do not distort the color, show the real image when you shooting video.

Make Sure You Adjust The Display to Appropriate contrast

Contrast is the difference between the darkest and lightest parts of an image. It’s important for visibility, color reproduction, depth perception, and emotional impact. You don’t want to see everything in washed-out gray tones or have your camera pick up every detail but miss the forest for the trees.

If you’re shooting in bright sunlight—or even just strong daylight—you’ll need a monitor that can do an excellent job of displaying contrast so that you can make out people’s faces clearly and get a sense of how much detail will be visible in your footage. Portkeys Monitor can meet your needs.

Features of LH5P Monitor

Portkeys Camera Monitor Helps You Focus Better

When shooting outdoors in bright daylight, there are also some problems with sufficient light, such as difficulty focusing on faces in a well-lit environment. One way to do this is to use an ND filter on top of the lens. This will help reduce the amount of light entering the lens without affecting color or sharpness too much. Since ND filters usually affect only UV rays rather than visible light spectrum bands. If affecting visible light spectrum bands, may cause color shifts and other undesirable effects like flares/glares and so on. This method can change the amount of light entering the lens, which can help focus to a certain extent.

Another way is that you can use the Portkeys Camera Monitor. Because Portkeys monitors have a unique New Peaking Algorithm. After being adjusted by Portkeys’ algorithm, even with a wide aperture, it can accurately capture focus when focusing on a face.

Portkeys Monitor Can be Touch Controlled and Control Camera

The most powerful feature of Portkeys monitor is touch control and controlling camera. Whether it’s adjusting monitor screen brightness, contrast, or focus, you can easily set it up on your monitor. And you can also set shortcut keys, you can set commonly used parameter functions as shortcut keys. Through the shortcut key, you can do one-key open zebra crossing, one-key open oscilloscope and other functions. Portkeys monitor feature that customers like the most is the camera control. You can control the camera’s color temperature, resolution, aperture and other parameters through Portkeys monitor, as long as your camera has these functions. The camera models that can be controlled by BM5 III WR and LH5P II are different. You can check the specific informations on the details page of the corresponding LH5P II and BM5 III WR.

Using Portkeys Camera Monitor Improves Video Shooting Quality In The Sunlight

A camera monitor is essential if you want to take videos in the sunlight. This allows you to see what your footage looks like from start to finish and helps prevent common video Shooting errors, like not being able to properly adjust exposure or focus.

Using a camera monitor also makes it easier for you to adjust the exposure without having to wait until you get home and view the footage on your computer. The contrast between sunlight and shade can be extreme, making it difficult for cameras without monitors to adjust their settings quickly enough before moving on with a shoot.


The advantages of Portkeys monitors are many, not only for monitoring cameras but also for camera control. You can see which cameras each monitor can control on the LH5P II and BM5 III WR  monitor product details page. Portkeys monitor can display an HDR (high dynamic range) signal for incredible clarity and detail, simplifying the complexities of shooting Log and HDR, helping you streamline post-production when it matters most–while shooting. With Portkeys camera monitor, you’ll be able to take better videos in the sunlight.