Portkeys BM5 III Review | Camera Control for RED
What is interesting about Portkeys BM5 III?
BM5III 2200nit wirelessly camera control monitor continues the original aluminum alloy body of BM5II, with fast heat dissipation, good hand feeling, and is solid and durable in quality. 4K HDMI/3G-SDI loop out, built-in camera control module, 3D LUTs, In-cell multi-touch screen, and multiple touch gesture operations.
BM5 III we use a new peaking algorithm, which can capture more details of the real-time image.
In order to better help customers to create, we also added the new function freeze-frame in BM5 III users can use this function to capture an image, it can be compared with real-time video by semi-transparent image superposition.
Full-function and high-precision oscilloscope: equipped with five high-precision oscilloscope functions: vector oscilloscope, RGB oscilloscope, luminance oscilloscope, RGB histogram, and luminance histogram. It also has multiple display modes such as full screen to switch at will.
BM5III can connect camcorders with a control cable, allowing users to control the cameras’ IRIS/ISO/shutter/color temperature/focus/shooting format and even menu settings by touch screen. At the same time, it can be used with Sony/Panasonic/Canon/BMD/Z CAM and other mainstream brands. Tilta’s motors and cursor display with wired control.
REC KEY can be used as an extended recording switch for the camera. At the same time. When connected with BM5III, REC KEY can also be used as a recording switch for cameras with a remote port.
2 ways to connect the Portkeys BM5 III to your cameras:
Way 1: The camera control cable (Z CAM, Blackmagic, Sony, Canon, and Panasonic models)
Way 2: Directly wireless with the camera via Bluetooth (Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 6K/4K cameras)
How to connect Portkey BM5 III with your camera wirelessly
It only takes one step to turn on the Bluetooth on BMPCC and connect directly to the monitor with a short password.
【Important】BM5-III could control a lot of cameras. We provide Lanc and USB-C control cables, if your camera is not these two control interfaces, please purchase the control cable separately. To control BMPCC 4K&6K, you need to purchase Bluetooth module BT1 separately
【High Performance】2200 Nit Touch screen monitor with aluminum frame;1920×1080 resolution;3G-SDI/HDMI signal supports. It allows you to make better videos
【Tilta Nucleus N/M Follow Focus】Wired connect to motor out on BT1 for control. Including CAL、A/B Point、Follow Focus. Power supply to Tilta Nucleus Follow Focus system
【Charging Method】Sony NP-F970/F960/F750/F550，or you could use Portkeys 12V-2A Power Adaptor with Aviation Connector to power camera monitor
【Attention】One year warranty, Please check the product description before buying to see if it is suitable for your camera. The metal casing of this camera monitor has good thermal conductivity. Be sure to adjust the fan to the maximum under the highest brightness
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