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Old September 14th, 2015, 06:19 PM   #1
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Best monitor for C100

I have read about the Atomos Ninja 2 but wanted to know what other monitors will work with the C100. I will be shooting alot out in the sun and need to be able to view my screen. My budget is around $300. Can the Atomos Ninja work as a monitor only? Thank you.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 06:46 PM   #2
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Ninja 2 has a crappy screen. The Blade is considerably better but the Atomos sun shade is close to useless. I use it and then add on a ton of Cinefoil to make it into a really useful in bright daylight hood. But that is a PITA and it looks pretty low rent. Why would you buy a recorder and then not use it? Prores HQ is superior to the C100's AVCHD. If you aren't going to record, buy a monitor. The new Small HDs are pretty nice.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 07:59 PM   #3
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I am looking for a monitor that I can use indoor and outdoors. I will check out the monitor you suggested. I just bought the C100 and I am very disappointed with the work around and the lcd screen. I read many reviews and didn't think it was going to be that bad. I m used to using my 6d and it's screen. I guess I just need to get used to it.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 08:03 PM   #4
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Will the monitor be blue like the screen on the c100 if I get a monitor thats HD quality?
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Old September 14th, 2015, 08:14 PM   #5
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For the money ($495) I think the Ninja Blade is the best value out there. It's quite bright, color accurate and the batteries last forever. If you need to record there's that added value, but even if not, it's cheaper than anything else out there. SmallHD 502 would be my next choice, but $$$.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 08:46 PM   #6
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Perhaps wait and see with the BMD Video Assist for fivie hundred also.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 10:44 PM   #7
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I have the Ninja Blade and the screen is really nice for indoor use, but when outdoors it's really hard to see because it's very reflective. Like Dan pointed out, the Atomos sunshade is basically worthless, so in order to use it outdoors you need something that will allow you to block out almost all the sunlight. I've read that some people have used this for the Ninja Blade with decent results:

Hoodman HRT5 Hood for 5" Red Touchscreen Monitor HRT5 B&H


I know that SmallHD has several monitors that they say are "Daylight Viewable" and I've read very good reviews, but they're quite expensive (I think they start around $1500).

I bought a cheap Aputure screen and sent it back because the quality was really poor. It would work for framing, but for checking focus it was basically unusable. I think most of the cheap screens are probably not worth buying if you want to use them to adjust your focus or exposure.
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Old September 16th, 2015, 09:34 AM   #8
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I ordered that RED sun hood you mentioned Michael. Thanks for the link. I will report back on how well it actually works. If it works well, that will be so great.
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Old September 16th, 2015, 12:35 PM   #9
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I ordered that RED sun hood you mentioned Michael. Thanks for the link. I will report back on how well it actually works. If it works well, that will be so great.
Here's a review of the sun hood that was posted on B&H:

"I bought it to use with our Atomos Ninja Blade. It's a pain in the butt to put on the first time. I recommend leaving it on overnight once you get it on. The hoodman fits just around the edge of the Blade, push it one way a little too much and the Blade ends up falling out of it.

It did a fairly good job blocking the sun. You can't do much better without getting an actual viewfinder."
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