5 Reasons Why You Should Use the Osee 17" Field Monitor

In this article, you will discover five very compelling reasons why you should be using something like the Osee 17-inch field monitor when you are creating your videos. Because if improving the quality of your work is important to you, then you will want to check out the helpful tips in this article.

Number One

Let’s dive right in with reason number one, and that is framing your image. Sometimes, it is hard to tell exactly what is happening in a scene on a small three-inch camera monitor. By using a larger 17-inch field monitor, you will have a much clearer idea of how to compose your image, and you can also take advantage of the various built-in framing guides to assist you in creating a pleasing composition.

Number Two

it will allow you to view your image using focus assist features, which will guarantee you much more accurate results, especially if you are trying to manually focus with a shallow depth of field at f/1.4 in dim lighting, for example.

Reason Three

It will help you get a proper exposure for your scene by giving you several different methods of gauging the light in your image. With a production monitor, you will have access to tools like a waveform monitor, false color, zebras, and a vector scope, which you may not find on some camera models.

Number Four

It will help you to concentrate on the small details in your scene. On a tiny monitor, it is very difficult to tell if a hair is out of place or if there is a wardrobe malfunction. Observing and paying attention to the little details in your videos will set your work apart from the rest of the other video creators out there.

Number Five

Other important people on the set need to see what is happening in real-time, such as the director, producer, makeup artist. Or wardrobe consultant.

In the video above, you will get a behind-the-scenes look at the Osee 17-inch field monitor in action connected via the HDMI out port from the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro.

Of course, the monitor also works with any camera that has an HDMI-out port, like the popular Sony a7S III or the Canon EOS R5. Additionally, for higher-end cinema cameras equipped with an SDI out connection, the Osee monitor is equipped with SDI in and out ports on the back of the display.

Other Features to Look For in a Production Monitor:

Another helpful feature in a large field monitor is the ability to load your own LUTs, also known as look-up tables, for monitoring flat footage like Sony’s S-Log3 or Blackmagic Raw. Fortunately, not only can you upload your own LUTs to the Osee 17-inch monitor, but you can also take advantage of the already built-in LUTs from top camera brands such as Arri, Sony, Canon, RED, BlackMagic, Panasonic, and more.

You also have the option of mounting it on a light stand or on a desk depending on the situation you find yourself in. And if you need to cut down the glare on set, you can always get the optional sun hood for extra versatility.

Another useful feature is the optional battery plate, which will give you the ability to connect a portable v-mount battery or AB battery for monitoring your video feed when you are not near a power outlet. In some cases, you might find it necessary to also monitor the audio feed, for which the Osee monitor has a 3.5mm audio input jack.

You can learn more about the different production monitors available right here.

In conclusion, using a large production monitor just might be the edge you are missing when it comes to taking your videos to the next level. If you have any questions about the Osee 17-inch Production Monitor after watching the video above, feel free to ask them in the comment section below.

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Craig Beckta is a portrait and fashion photographer based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Craig currently has over 160 photography and videography tutorials on YouTube.

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