salim Posted December 1, 2017 Share Posted December 1, 2017 Hi all - I shot one cover music video with my D810 and Sigma 50/1.4 art. I was very impressed with the colors. I thought it was just me, but then I read other reviews (including some comments on this site) and it looks I'm not alone. However, I had a hard time with the focusing. Especially shooting at 1.4 So I want to know what you recommend for an external monitor. I'm hoping a larger/sharper monitor or focus peaking might make keeping focus during the capturing much easier and reliable. I'm looking at Atomos Blade 5". I like the size...I can attach it to my gimbal handle. And shoot with the gimbal and ensure I'm keeping my focus distance. So here are my thoughts/questions: Do I need the external recording? Does the 422 ProRes vs 420 make a big difference? I like the compactness of 5" because I think it'll be easier to manage connecting it to my gimbal handle or on the hotshoe. But should I be thinking 7"? Should I just get an external monitor, that might be lighter and cheaper and use it for false color and focus peaking? Should I spend more and get a future proof recorder that does 4K? I might get a A7S or A7SII in the future? For the future-proof 4k recording are there other options than the Atomos? Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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