Portkeys recently released an upgraded 7-inch monitor, which comes with some very unique features that can help simplify the wireless transmission process, and there is a spoiler alert, and they did it. This Portkeys HS7T-metal edition is not just some ordinary 7-inch monitors. It features an all-aluminum alloy, which makes the monitor stronger and more durable. Furthermore, this metal construction also helps with heat dissipation. Moreover, it is packed with professional features that come at an astonishing, affordable price.
- New design includes a plate on the back of the screen to comfortably host a wireless video transmission system. The monitor can supply power for any wireless video transmission system attached to the back. The back of it actually has a huge benefit, that is, you can now directly connect the wireless transmitter to the system.
2. When connect the wireless transmitter to the back, just like you plug it into the battery, and the display itself will power your wireless transmitter.
3. Hot-swappable batteries keep your monitor running.
You can insert two Sony NP-F batteries into the back of the camera. These batteries are hot-swappable, when you have two batteries, if one of them is dead, you can take out one and insert the next one, so as long as you have enough batteries and chargers to complete your shooting. You can have an almost endless power cycle. You can also use the V-shaped battery inside the box to power my monitor. There is a D-tap cable. You can do this, but it is very beneficial when using this monitor, because this is a very professional monitor, it not only has HDMI, but also SDI and almost any type of wireless transmitter, you may want to use it.
4. You will be able to use HS7T monitor because you now have everything you need for the display itself. Some quick specifications about the actual appearance of the display.
- It can receive 4K signals, but it’s actually just a 1080p panel, so it won’t be the clearest panel ever, but for $399, it can reach a peak brightness of 1200 Nit.
- It also supports HDR, so for a reasonably priced display, especially a 7-inch display, especially since it has a wireless transmitter accessory, if you are looking for something about a director’s display, this is actually a very reliable one. The display is now set.
5. Another nice benefit is that HS7T has HDMI and SDI inputs/outputs, which means that it must not only be the director’s monitor, but also can be used as a camera monitor.
This monitor only has 399 US dollars, so it is worth the money, especially when working with customers, you will found that giving them their own display on their own screen, especially in the era when we still need to maintain social distancing and we want to ensure that our equipment is always safe to give your customers a display and a screen that allows them to see everything in decent quality and to be able to sign what you are shooting instead of telling me later, which is definitely a huge victory.