Today we introduce 2 professional-grade camera monitors with completely different selling points. One is the Blackmagic Design Video Assist 3G-SDI/HDMI 5″ Recorder/Monitor, priced at $525, and the other is the PORTKEYS BM5 III WR 5.5″ HDMI Touchscreen Monitor with Camera Control, priced at $749. The main feature of Blackmagic Design Recorder/Monitor is recording. The main selling point of PORTKEYS BM5 III WR Monitor is auxiliary camera shooting, including auxiliary functions such as touch screen and camera control. Explain in detail below.
PORTKEYS BM5 III WR has a 5.5-inch 2200nit high-brightness Touchscreen. Set your exposure properly and focus accurately when capturing video with the help of the PORTKEYS BM5 III WR 5.5″ HDMI Touchscreen Monitor. This ultrabright camera monitor features a wide color gamut, a durable aluminum build, and both HDMI and 3G/SDI video inputs and SDI output. The customer favorite feature is the BM5 III WR’s camera controls.
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.
At the same time BM5 III WR has a very comprehensive camera auxiliary functions, such as false color, focus assist and so on. The Blackmagic Design 5″ Recorder/Monitor is not as good as the Portkeys BM5 III WR when it comes to auxiliary shooting functions, but the Blackmagic Design 5″ Recorder/Monitor has its own selling points as a professional monitor.
Add professional monitoring and high-quality recording to your camera with the Video Assist 3G-SDI/HDMI 5″ Recording Monitor from Blackmagic Design. It features a bright 5″ 1920 x 1080 display with 300 cd/m² brightness to help you frame and focus your shots, and it provides 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs for recording the video output from professional and consumer cameras. You can monitor and record video resolutions up to 1080p60 10-bit 4:2:2 and up to 16 channels of embedded 24-bit 48 kHz audio. Firmware update 3.3.1 adds a video output via the USB Type-C port that can be used to convert your connected camera for webcam use. It also enables you to select channels for audio monitoring.
The Video Assist 3G 5″ records to an SDXC/SDHC memory card using a single UHS-I SD card slot. Use the USB Type-C port to record for configuring and upgrading the monitor. Video is recorded using industry-standard Apple ProRes (HQ, 422, LT, or Proxy) and Avid DNxHD codecs.
The parameters of Blackmagic Design 5″ Recorder/Monitor are not outstanding except for the recording function. Whether it is the screen brightness or the comprehensiveness of the auxiliary camera functions of the monitor, the Portkeys BM5 III WR is even more amazing, but if you have a need for monitor recording For customers who want to buy a monitor that can record and transmit SDI for $525, then the Blackmagic Design 5″ Recorder/Monitor is also a good choice. If you have no need for monitor recording, then you can buy Portkeys BM5 III WR, because Portkeys BM5 III WR has comprehensive shooting assist functions and camera control functions, whether it is focusing or controlling the camera under various conditions, it can help you shoot well . You can easily control your camera directly using Portkeys BM5 III WR‘s touchscreen.