Today, we’re taking a look at the Aperture V. S 5, the 7-inch pro monitor.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?
You can feel the difference. So let’s take a look. First, 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. So we have a little USP input. Now, this is for upgrading firmware. Again, 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 is recorded on the SD card. But what’s coming out through the HDMI. But it’s still nice to have and 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 an amazing thing because you can hot-swap the battery and keep the display on.
So one battery is getting low. So you unplug it, plug another one in. And just having the ability not to worry about battery power is lovely. Moving on here, we have a DC input, and it does come with a cable so that you can plug into a big V battery, a D tap in there to power off of that. We’re there’s just an option you can use for this. Here we have a quarter-inch thread. I wish we had more of it.
And of course, at the bottom, we have the HDMI input, and then we have it the eye input, which is one big kind of crucial difference on the pro-level monitors. So the lower entry-level monitors won’t have that because the lower entry-level cameras usually do not offer SDI output to the monitors. Now, you guys see here. We have a setup with many 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 nice because not many 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 fresh sharp. So it makes it lovely 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.
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 setup with slightly different features and options and then coming into the menu here. features and we have our other options. You could turn it on and off. So some of the things you can have on-screen with a giant blown-up image, your audio levels, and your vectorscope, but you can not have your way from on. You can either have a full screen or this kind of split view.
But the other software features you can add in here. So let’s go pop back in there. So we have a histogram volume bar that you can overlay.
You have other features 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 average in the area. Shortcut.
So this is where adjust 3 different function buttons on the side and have other settings. So we do have your land. Language, transparency, input, reset. Stuff like that. So regular, 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. So you can view your levels and have that. So overall, it’s an amazing monitor.
One thing they do include is a nice large hood for it. So the Superb HD does come with one, but most monitors come with this bit of a small hood this way. So if it’s bright outside, you still kind of get reflections where this one, you guys see in some of these beautiful, accurate shots.