PortKeys BM5. A monitor that can also control your camera?

PortKeys is a brand new firm I’ve simply realized about. They despatched me data on a brand new PortKeys BM5 monitor that does greater than most screens. It can even interface with the digital camera’s menu and features. Interesting proper?

PortKeys BM5. A monitor that can also control your camera?
Cable is included for knowledge port to speak with the digital camera.
PortKeys BM5. A monitor that can also control your camera?

The record of cameras that interface with controls is the Z Cam, Sony, Blackmagic, Canon, and Panasonic. The kind of options obtainable are few however PortKeys is engaged on including extra. For now, the choices obtainable that may be managed range based mostly on the digital camera. Mainly focus, report, zoom features and autofocus plus make modifications to ISO. What’s not clear is how the features are managed because the monitor doesn’t seem like a touchscreen. It does have a glass security cowl mounted to the entrance. Also the place the cable is plugged into every digital camera to allow management isn’t clear. Many hybrid mirrorless cameras have multiport for simply one of these management.

PortKeys BM5. A monitor that can also control your camera?

With cameras which have contact focus the PortKeys BM5 monitor might let you put aside the OEM show just like the C200 that’s cumbersome however has that good contact to focus function. I want to have a 5″ model for that and be capable to place it the place I would like versus the entrance of the deal with.

PortKeys BM5. A monitor that can also control your camera?
PortKeys presents an L bracket with two chilly sneakers much like the SmallHD Focus

The 5″ BM5 monitor itself has some fairly good specs. An enormous one is the display screen is 2000nit making it a real daylight usable monitor with a decision of full HD 1920 x 1080. The panel is a WLED or White LED. The body appears to be strong with all aluminum development.

PortKeys BM5. A monitor that can also control your camera?
SDI and HDMI in/out

For IO the PortKeys BM5 contains each HDMI in and SDI with each out and in. I don’t imagine it could help 4K, UHD singles because it’s not listed within the specs. A LEMO connector is on the again for including a Tilta NUCLEUS wi-fi controller. I’m not clear how the controller will interface with the monitor as that is nonetheless in growth. The monitor will be powered with a single Sony NPF kind battery or with exterior energy by way of a LEMO connector. The monitor can be pretty mild at 350 grams or 12.three oz.

Software Function

  • 3D LUT
  • Waveform
  • Guides
  • Zebra
  • Check Field
  • Grids
  • Audio Meters
  • Tint
  • Image Flip
  • Backlight
  • Color Temperature
  • Peaking
  • Zooming
  • Cross Hair
  • Waveform SDI Output
  • Camera Control
  • SDI TALLY
  • HLG
  • Display Flip
  • OSD Flip
  • False Color
  • H/V Delay
  • Aspect
  • Custom RGB
  • Sharpness
  • Chroma
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • UnderScan
  • 3D LUT SDI Output

HDMI Signal

SDI Signal

The PortKeys BM5 is surprisingly reasonably priced at solely $399 and shall be obtainable in late April.