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Cheapest Field Monitor to shoot anamorphic custom ratio?


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Hey guys. There are bunch of topics about this on these forums, but all the options discussed there are over my budget.

 

I see a bunch of chinese field monitors and I'm pretty sure there's one that can display image with custom ratio. I'm going to need to shoot 2x anamorphic, also 1:1 ratio from time to time.

 

I don't care about weight or battery type, just ability to use custom ratios with BMPCC and low price.

 

Any brands I should look at?

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DP4, DP6, Shogun, Ninja Assassin are just a few that I know of. 

Those are way too pricey for a amateur.

i use the neway for 1.33x desqueeze and works well in "extrusion mode"

Can you change the de-squeeze factor to a custom one? What exact model do you have? It seems like the cheapest option so far and I am thinking about it.

 

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AC7 was the best I could find. Not as inexpensive as the chinese options, but you get what you pay for. If you want niche pro features like desqueezing 2X and cropping it to 2.40, you have to pay for it. If you don't have a monitor now, the AC7 is a good long-term investment and very useful in most situations, even if you aren't shooting scope.

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No, just curious how it performs. Thanks tho.

It's not that good. "Custom" ratio is not that custom, it cannot de-squeeze 2x, only 1.33 (if you shoot 16:9). It also cannot de-squeeze 1:1 ratio and that is what I was buying it for.

Also mine has a glitch and the image is constantly broken. It also smells like plastic. Another quirck is that if you turn it on/off you do not get the image from BMPCC, you need to unplug the micro HDMI cable and plug it back to get the image. I never had a field monitor before, so maybe this is common.

Mystic "Extrusion Mode" basically lets you set up start of X and Y coordinates, and X and Y size of image in pixels. Sounds nice but it can only do -80 pixels vertically. That's a really poor de-squeeze.

Is it a good cheap monitor? I guess so. Is it worth $389 they ask for it? I would say no. Is it worth $290 that I paid for it? I would say no. If there was somebody who could tell me how those features work exactly I would not buy it. I think I would still pay $150 for it if it had no glitch. Talking to a seller now to see if that can be fixed, no reply yet. Sigh.

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It's not that good. "Custom" ratio is not that custom, it cannot de-squeeze 2x, only 1.33 (if you shoot 16:9). It also cannot de-squeeze 1:1 ratio and that is what I was buying it for.

Also mine has a glitch and the image is constantly broken. It also smells like plastic. Another quirck is that if you turn it on/off you do not get the image from BMPCC, you need to unplug the micro HDMI cable and plug it back to get the image. I never had a field monitor before, so maybe this is common.

Mystic "Extrusion Mode" basically lets you set up start of X and Y coordinates, and X and Y size of image in pixels. Sounds nice but it can only do -80 pixels vertically. That's a really poor de-squeeze.

Is it a good cheap monitor? I guess so. Is it worth $389 they ask for it? I would say no. Is it worth $290 that I paid for it? I would say no. If there was somebody who could tell me how those features work exactly I would not buy it. I think I would still pay $150 for it if it had no glitch. Talking to a seller now to see if that can be fixed, no reply yet. Sigh.

Man, I'm sorry to hear that!

I was hoping to hear it was a great solution and you loved it.  I know too well the sting of dropping money on gear that doesn't measure up.  Sorry it didn't work out this time. But thanks for coming through with the review - that was cool of you.

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Man, I'm sorry to hear that!

I was hoping to hear it was a great solution and you loved it.  I know too well the sting of dropping money on gear that doesn't measure up.  Sorry it didn't work out this time. But thanks for coming through with the review - that was cool of you.

I really hope that seller can work it out somehow, but I realize I might end up opening a claim and hoping that Aliexpress can resolve it.

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