A field monitor can be a tremendously useful tool for getting things right when you are shooting video. This great tutorial will show you how to use a variety of tools on a field monitor when shooting video.
Coming to you from B&H Photo and Video, this helpful video will show you a variety of tools a field monitor has that can help you when you are shooting video, including a waveform monitor, vectorscope, focus peaking, zebras, and false color. In the video, an Atomos Shinobi is used, though there are a ton of great choices out there depending on your needs, how big a screen you would like to use, and more. Certainly, a lot of knowledge and techniques from still photography carry over to working with video, but unlike images, you generally get a lot less latitude in post, which is why it is so important to get things as close as possible in camera. These tools will help you keep an eye on your exposure, colors, and focus. Check out the video above for the full rundown.
And if you want to continue learning about shooting video, check out "Introduction to Video: A Photographer's Guide to Filmmaking With Lee Morris and Patrick Hall!"