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ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Sony L-Series Battery Plate

Includes Free
Value $31.95
B&H # IKVH8S Mfr # VH8-S
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You Pay: $359.10
Product Highlights
  • Ultra Wide 1600 x 768 LCD Panel
  • Very Thin and Lightweight
  • HDMI Input and Output / Composite Input
  • Headphone Jack
  • 300 Nit Brightness / 400:1 Contrast
  • Four Assignable Touch-Sensitive Buttons
  • "Heads Up Display" Shows / Reads Signals
  • Sun Visor
  • Shoe Mount
  • DSLR Scaling / Peaking / Etc.

The ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Sony L-Series Battery Plate is 1/2-inch thick and weighs a 1/2-pound. At the same time, it's 8 inches wide. You get a wide monitor that is very slim and lightweight to attach atop your camera. The screen itself is about 7 inches and delivers a 1600 x 768 HD resolution.

The monitor has all the common software features for fine-tuning focus, exposure and other details, and it has four assignable function buttons for programming your most commonly used of these features. All the monitor's buttons are away from screen view, with the four assignable buttons located at the top of the back panel, and with three more not far away. These three control the monitor's menu and select between the monitor's inputs, HDMI and Composite.

The monitor comes with a Sony L-Series battery plate, which is optionally interchangeable for a different plate. Slim, wide, and feature-rich, the VH8 is a great tool for precision shooting, whether in videography or filmmaking.

  • Ultra Wide 1600 x 768 LCD panel
  • False Color, Clip Guide on-screen color chart
  • False Color -- adjustable Under Luminance & Over Luminance warning (only HDMI)
  • Clip Guide -- adjustable Threshold (similar to the Zebra crossing function (only HDMI)
  • Pixel Data Analysis (IRE the color charts)
  • Vertical H.U.D. (Heads Up Display) on the right side of the screen reads incoming signals
  • Peaking (red outline)
  • DSLR Scaling (only HDMI)
  • Underscan
  • Movable Pixel to Pixel
  • Guides (4:3 & 16:9 Framing Safe Area)
  • Check Field (blue, red, green, monochrome)
  • Manual backlight adjustment
  • H/V-line field delay
  • Aspect ratio (16:9 / 4:3)
  • Custom aspect ratio
  • Adjustable RGB
  • Four, assignable, touch-sensitive, function buttons on the rear
Peaking
The VH8 is equipped with both Monochrome and Color Peaking features, which highlight the desired focus area in a bright, RED outline. The operator adjusts the focus control until the RED indicator outlines on the desired area are razor sharp, indicating optimal focus. For the best results, be sure the subject is properly exposed.
False Color
The False Color feature utilizes a full spectrum of assigned color indicators, ensuring flawless shot exposure. The under/ over luminance warning enables the video professional to get the quality he/ she desires every time. By adjusting the camera's Iris, the subject of the image will change color based on specific brightness values indicating optimal exposure.
DSLR Scaling
The DSLR Scaling function enables users to extend their DSLR camera's HDMI video output to any option of four: Normal, 3:2, 16:9 or Full Screen - convenience made simple.
Movable Pixel-to-Pixel
The VH8's 1:1 pixel-to-pixel mapping allows the video professional to emphasize on individual chosen elements in the shot. This feature is essential for capturing optimum detail.
Clip Guides
The VH8 offers adjustable upper Clip Guide levels to accurately display overexposed images in any shooting condition. The operator simply assigns the upper IRE to their preference and any exposure over the set IRE limit will flash in a vivid purple, indicating only the over exposed area.
Screen Size Approx. 7" (18 cm)
Resolution 1600 x 768
Inputs 1x HDMI
1x Composite
Outputs 1x HDMI
1x headphone jack
LCD Brightness 300 nit
Contrast Ratio 400:1
Viewing Angles 35º/35º (R/L), 10º/30º (U/L)
Supported Resolutions Video:
NTSC-M, NTSC-J, NTSC 4.43
PAL B/G H I D, PAL M, PAL N
SECAM

HDMI:
720x480i & 720x480p @ 59.94, 60 Hz
720x576i & 720x576p @ 50 Hz
1280x720p @ 50, 59.94, 60 Hz
1920x1080i @ 50, 59.94, 60 Hz
1920x1080psf @ 24, 25, 29.97, 30 Hz
1920x1080p @ 23.97, 24, 25, 29.94, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 Hz
Mount Type 2x 1/4"-20 (one on bottom, one on top)
Operating Power DC 7 V - 24 V
Dimensions 8 x 5 x .5" (20.3 x 12.7 x 1.27 cm)
Weight .6 lbs (.27 kg)
ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Sony L-Series Battery Plate
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Sun Visor
  • Shoe Mount
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

  • Included Free

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    ikanVH8 8" Camera Monitor with Sony L-Series Battery Plate
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

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          5.0

          Great value

          By Jeff

          from Utah

          Comments about ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Sony L-Series Battery Plate:

          This monitor does all the things the more expensive ones do. This is my second, liked it so much I bought another!

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          4.0

          Not bad

          By Allen

          from Richland, WA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • No Side 14

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Sony L-Series Battery Plate:

          A few things you should know.1. It comes with a 1/4" female thread on the top and bottom of the monitor, but not on the sides.2. I first tried to connect to from the HDMI of the Ikan to the mini HDMI of my Nikon D800 with a 1.5' Pearstone cable. I did not get an image on the Ikan VH8. I got an Xtreme 3' cable and it worked perfectly. Bad luck? I know know, but I will buy Xtreme cables in the future.3. It came with a sun shade: 8"Lx5"Wx7"D. The monitor comes with a built-in 1" plastic sun visor. It really doesn't block the sun, but the sun shade does. See my photos. Tip: The sun shade attaches to the INSIDE (not the outside)of the sun visor with velcro. Like an idiot, I made that mistake of trying to attach it to the outside of the sun visor and had to call Ikan for help. By the way, Ikan does answer the phone, and they are helpful.4. You will see a 1"-wide menu bar on the right side of the Ikan monitor. That does not go away. It is always there.5. It comes with a hotshoe swivel ball head. It is too lightweight to be of much use. I ended up ordering a Manfrotto MA492 micro ball head to hold the monitor securely.6. It is pretty lightweight. It has a more plasticy feel. I would not want to drop it.7. The four page manual it comes with is just about worthless. But, again, you can call Ikan for help.

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          5.0

          good monitor for the price

          By Stoi

          from NJ

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer
          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Sony L-Series Battery Plate:

              professional

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              4.0

              Good Live Monitor.

              By Dee

              from Castro Valley

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Sony L-Series Battery Plate:

                  Great features for live camera monitor. Peaking and False Color work well. The clipping guide is also pretty neat. The size is good for sharp focus.

                  It is not an IPS screen. So the viewing angle is very limited. Not a monitor for accurate color work.

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                  3.0

                  PERFECT-viewed directly in front

                  By jghb&h

                  from Florida

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design
                  • Poor Performance

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Sony L-Series Battery Plate:

                  Used as monitor for Sony FS 100. Excellent image viewed straight on; and I mean directly frontal, not even at 15 degrees to the side in any direction you start to lose the picture. But it does render a decent full 1080 HD output and is very light weight before adding my Sony batteries which are twice as heavy as the monitor itself. Therefore, when mounted with an articulating "Israeli Arm" you have to really tighten it down very well to keep it from gradually losing position. I can only give it a 3 which is kind for what it cost. But considering the cost of a great monitor i would have to still recommend it to anyone that wants a decent cheap monitor with an HDMI in and out. Also, be very careful not to screw in too long of an arm screw into the bottom or you will ruin, as i did, the power connection to the battery. So now I have to use the wall wart connect on one of the 2 of these I have.

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                  4.0

                  Good produce

                  By Todd Juckett

                  from Jupiter, Florida

                  About Me Professional videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                  • Large Viewing Area
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • Movies

                    Comments about ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Sony L-Series Battery Plate:

                    Very light weight, slim, and overall good picture quality. There are some opportunities with the monitor tho. For one, the angle of view is not so good. And it doesn't track motion so well. But other than that it is a great tool to have.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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