Just had my lens in for repair and while it was in the shop, I had them upgrade my FS700 to 4k (I had the 1080 model). I don't have a use for 4k yet, but I figured I might as well get it done before it's too late.
Well, I just finished a shoot where I really could have used an external focus monitor.
1. What is the go-to (best value of quality vs price) battery powered focus monitor? Would be great if it uses the same batteries as the camera.
2. Is the Odyssey 7Q the best choice for external recorder or is there a better option?
I do need slow motion capability and film 60fps mainly for my work.
Definitely get Odyssey. I spoke with the guy at Convergent Design and he told me Sony reached out to them to design the recorder to best accommodate FS700’s features.
Hi! I'm going to sell my fs700 4k and convergent design Odyssey 7Q+ with Sony Raw, because I have to change my entire workflow, but this combo is awesome! The quality that you are going to get is incredible.
The 7Q is an amazing match for the fs700. I have used it for five years and it has never let me down. if your model fs700 can do RAW out then get the Raw update for the odyssey as the RAW to Prores feature is so nice and sharp. (i would say you should spend a few days with the set up first to figure out the interface and the little quirks of it. Do not go straight onto a shoot with it)
At the budget end I've recently bought a Feelworld MA6 5.7inch aluminium body which gives me false colour option. Used to use a 7inch apature monitor until the thread bush failed in the plastic body. Cost about £180.
How about the new ATOMOS Shinobi SDI model? It uses a SONY (FS700) type battery. SmallHD also have some new monitors, however I am unsure as to what battery they use.
May I ask what the 4k upgrade cost? I have a 1080 also. Thanks
You have to use the Sdi to connect direct signal from the sensor of the Fs700 and the Odyssey does the rest of the work.