If you just bought a BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (BMPCC 4K), let me start by congratulating you on your purchase. This is one of the best cameras for filmmakers out there. However, for a good camera and if you want to step up your game a notch, then you need an external monitor, and although the BMPCC 4K supports a variety of external monitors through its HDMI or NTSC/PAL connections, it is good practice to pick & use the best external screen for BMPCC 4K that can provide good signal output and accurate colors.
There are various benefits to using an external monitor in your video production. When compared to an on-camera LCD screen, you will be able to check out the camera’s angle from a different point of view. This gives you a wider perspective of action that is not limited by the top, side, or back of your camcorder.
Things to keep in mind when picking an external monitor:
- Why using an external monitor will make you a better Photographer/Videographer.
- Why you should have an external Monitor
- What is a good size for an external monitor
- Major Features to consider in a Monitor
Before we proceed though, let us show you our favorite choices.
Top 3 Best Monitor For BMPCC 4K
We will list from the most expensive to the cheapest, pick the one you prefer based on your budget.
With a 5-inch 10-bit HDR or SDR display, the Atomos Shinobi monitor is the ideal companion for your camera, allowing you to review and check focus or exposure in real-time. Featuring a wide array of unique technologies designed to enhance your monitoring capabilities, the Shinobi comes with a 10-bit color depth allowing you to make adjustments more accurately. The Shinobi also features a 1000nit screen which has an Anti-Reflective coating and Anti-fingerprint technology. This combined with its high brightness allows you to work in any light conditions.
With Shinobi you can enjoy precise viewing with Focus Peaking, 4:1 / 2:1 / 1:1 Zoom, Zebra, False Color, Frame Guides, SMPTE Safe Area, Waveform, RGB Parade, and more. The flexible 3D and 1D LUT support give you options for anamorphic de-squeeze monitoring – perfect for VFX or client review. When it comes to professional color accuracy and features – Shinobi delivers.
It features the ATOMOS LUT box which holds up to 8 LUTs, allowing you to apply and compare looks. This high-end monitor also provides analysis capabilities including Waveform, Histogram, Vectorscope, False Color, Zebras, and Focus Peaking.
The F6 Plus frame is engineered with the exclusive FEELWORLD Lens Interchange Technology, and available in 2 sizes for an optically precise fit. High-strength, scratch-resistant, impact-resistant glass and a slim, lightweight design create durable & comprehensive full-fit protection.
FEELWORLD F6 Plus has 2 HDMI input and output, allowing it to display live signals on multiple displays at once while still maintaining the original video quality.