Today, we’re taking a look at the Aperture V. S 5, the 7-inch pro monitor. Now, if you guys have been following my channel, I did a review on a seven inch fine HD a little bit earlier. And that’s a lower and kind of more budget-friendly monitor.
And this is a more professional level monitor. So there are a few key differences that you could tell between the 2 monitors and what makes this worth the money?
Also, depending on what you do. So let’s take a look at the outside.
You can feel the difference, the price point allows you. So let’s take a look. This the exterior, then we’ll touch on the software features.
And then these are your menu buttons on the side here and then coming over to the back. We have a little USP input.
Now, this is for upgrading firmware. We have a headphone jack.
So if you’re using a camera like the 63 or 6500. That doesn’t have a headphone jack. You can use this to monitor.
Do keep in mind that you’re not monitoring what’s being recorded on the SD card. But what’s coming out through the HDMI. But it’s still nice to have and definitely better than nothing. And I did make use of that on a recent shoot.
Of course, I see we have two battery packs here, which is really a great thing because you can hot-swap the battery and keep the display on.
So one battery is getting low. You unplug it, plug another one in. And just having the ability just not to worry about battery power is really, really nice. Moving on here, we have a DC input and it does come with a cable so you can plug into a big V battery, a D tap in there to power off of that.
We’re really there’s just an option you can use for this. Here we have a quarter-inch thread. This is 1 area that I wish we had more of.
And of course, at the bottom, we have the HDMI input and then we have it as the eye input, which is one big kind of key difference on the pro-level monitors.
So the lower entry-level monitors won’t have that because the lower entry-level cameras usually don’t offer SDI output to the monitors.
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Now, you guys see here, we have a setup with a lot of different software features that help you out when you’re shooting video.
We have vectorscopes. We have a histogram. We have a way for monitors, which I love. And we have our decibel levels for audio, which is really nice because not a lot of cameras showed that on screen, especially the more entry-level cameras.
And then we have our display here. So this is a 1920 by 1200 display. Nice and crisp sharp. So it makes it really nice to be manual focusing. So one is when we go out to the full view here. One is false color.
Find that button there. So you guys see here, one quick button, press away and you can customize what you want for these buttons, but you can get your false color if you like to expose that way.
Personally, I like waiting for monitoring more so than false color. But you have that option.
Let’s get out of that. And then quickly can switch over to this full setup with slightly different features and options and then coming into the menu here. We have your advanced assists, features, and we have our different options. You could turn it on and off.
So some of the things you can have on-screen with a big blown-up image such as your audio levels and your vectorscope, but you can not have your way form on.
You can either have a full screen or this kind of split view. So that’s one thing I wish they had is a small way for monitoring.
But the other software features you can add in here. Let’s go pop back in there. So we have a histogram volume bar that you can overlay.
You have other features such as Senator Mark, Safe Areas, Image.
There are different scan modes. You can flip the image. You can freeze it. Adjust your color settings.
Right now, brightness at 100, which is about 450 units, I believe. So it’s not a high net monitor, but it’s not bad. It’s kind of average in the area. Shortcut. So this is where you adjust your three different function buttons on the side and you have other settings. So we do have your land.
Language, transparency, input, reset. Stuff like that. So pretty standard, it’s nice to have these options, especially on these chutes where you have a little bit of time to set up.
And, you know, your exposure is spot on. You can view your levels and have that.
So overall, it’s a really nice monitor. One thing they do include is a really nice large hood for it. So the fine HD does come with one, but most monitors come with this little small hood this way. So if it’s really bright outside, you still kind of get reflections where this one, you guys see in some of these beautiful, real shots.
It is and it completely encloses a monitor.
So I tested that outside and it was amazing how dark it made it in there. So even in bright sunlight conditions, you can still clearly see what you’re recording.
And, you know, other features that using on this monitor? So I definitely like that. Other than that, I think the price point really is a good value. There were a few issues when it came out, a little bit more lag on the monitor from the signal coming in.
That was addressed in the actual firmware update. So if you buy one of these, make sure you go and check out the latest firmware.
They include a USB drive in the box, which is really nice for you to be a little updated that. One other thing I wish they would have done is included a thinner HDMI cable.
I know not all brands even include an HDMI cable, which they did, and they included two. So you have micro and mini HDMI, but it is thick, it’s nice quality. But sometimes when you have a smaller camera like this, it is just a little bit too thick and it kind of gets in the way at times.
So that’s something it’s not a deal because you can’t pick up ones on Amazon for very cheap at all linked to a couple of those below.
So you guys can check them out. I especially like the ones that have a little flexible point. So if you’re using a smaller camera than this next one, like my a 6300, then I’m recording on or 6500.
It’s nice to be able to have a little bit of bend in the cable.
So other than that I really like the monitor. So if you’re looking for something at this price point going to give you all these nice software features like the SD I input.
And that really is a big one for this price to be able to do that. I think it’s just it’s a great value. So thank you guys for watching. Let me know if you guys have questions in the comments section below. I’ll do my best to answer them and you’ll have some links in the article description.
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