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ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Panasonic G6 Series Battery Plate

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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 Panasonic G6 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 Panasonic G6 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
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:

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 lb (.27 kg)
ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Panasonic G6 Series Battery Plate
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Sun Visor
  • Shoe Mount
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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    A great value for the money

    By Rusty

    from Dallas Fort Worth

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    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight


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      Comments about ikan VH8 8" Camera Monitor with Panasonic G6 Series Battery Plate:

      I have been waiting to add focus assist monitors to my dual Panasonic HMC150 rigs. Indoors we use inexpensive 19" LCD monitors at a direction station. But outdoors we had to use the on camera screens. They are hard enough to see, much less assure yourself you have good focus. This monitor solved that problem and I bought a second one for the other camera. I cannot wait for the Ikan rebate sunhood to arrive. Even with a sunhood, I can see the screen in direct sunlight. Not well, but well enough to see the peaking outlines.

      I had purchased telescopic arms for my Monfrotto 501 tripod heads. I cut down the original arms and attached them facing forward on the available left side mount of the head. An impact atom clamp and a Pearlstone articulating arm created the perfect mount for the monitor. The camera operator can easily float the monitor wherever he chooses. While the Ikan lacks some of the features of more expensive monitors, it fills my need. We can use the built in waveform monitor on the camera LCD while monitoring composition of the Ikan.

      The HDMI pass through is a bonus on this monitor. We can still pull the HDMI cabling back to the direction station.

      Listed as an 8" monitor, the actual viewing area is a 7" diagonal. The right most 1" is used as a function display area. A creative and cost effective concept.

      When we need teleprompting, we flip them around and attach to our Listec driven Android. We can gang them to have a teleprompter, albeit a small screen, over each camera lens.

      It is a lot of bang for the buck.

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