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Hi! My name is Robert Benson, I’m a professional photographer in San Diego (you can see my stuff here). Recently I saw a need for something in my line of work, so I made it: A wireless monitor that takes the still or video high definition feed from a DSLR or video camera and sends it to a wireless, battery-powered wireless HD color 450 cd/m monitor.
The device, consisting of a transmitter, receiver, and color 7″ monitor, takes the feed that normally appears on the back of your DSLR (like the Canon 5dmk2, mk3, Nikon cameras, RED camera, Panasonic’s, etc), and transmits it wirelessly to a monitor, which can be used by the art director on a shoot, DOPs, assistants, remote cameras, cameras on cranes or dollies, or anyone else who wants to see what the camera is seeing. It sends this video or still photos with no delay.
This wireless kit came out of a need in real world shooting, and I didn’t see anything else really available. Not at a reasonable price at least. There’s the HD CamWave which sends an HD signal wirelessly to a monitor, but the price starts at $6000. HPvideo.tv makes a 7″ wireless monitor for $2800. The Canon wft-e5a does something kind of similar, but that cost $675 and doesn’t include a monitor, and isn’t job-specific like mine. There’s other stuff out there, but its horrifically expensive.
FRANKENsteined Canon 5dmk2 turned into Leica M camera:
I am selling this modified camera with the Noctilux for $8700. If interested, contact me. This has been my obsession for more than a two months, and its now complete. The camera above is (was) a Canon 5dmk2. I wanted to use Leica rangefinder “M” lenses on it, but of course you cant, because the Leica flange distance is really short – shorter than the Canon EOS – the Leica have to be mounted closer to sensor to work. So I ripped apart a camera, modified it, and now I have a camera better than the Leica M9, at a fraction of the cost. Want one? Click here to read more.
My wireless monitor used with a tethered Marshall Electronics monitor:
Here’s a video showing my wireless monitor being used by a team (videographer Patrick Moreau) who was producing a piece for the NFL during a combine in Indiana: