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PORTKEYS BM5WR 5.5" HDMI Touchscreen Monitor with Camera Control

BH #POBM53WR • MFR #BM5 III WR
PORTKEYS BM5WR 5.5" HDMI Touchscreen Monitor with Camera Control
Key Features
  • 5.5" Wide Color Gamut Monitor
  • Ultrabright Touchscreen, Image Overlay
  • Focus Peaking, ARRI False Color
  • HDMI In, SDI In/Loop Out
Set your exposure properly and focus accurately when capturing video with the help of the PORTKEYS BM5WR 5.5" HDMI Touchscreen Monitor. This ultrabright onboard monitor features a wide color gamut, a durable aluminum build, and both HDMI and 3G/SDI video inputs and SDI output. The included wireless control module offers Wi-Fi control for the RED KOMODO and Bluetooth control for BMPCC 6K/6K Pro and 4K cameras. Wired control is available for select Canon, Blackmagic Design, Panasonic, Sony, and ZCAM E2 cameras. The BM5WR with Camera Control maintains the same reliable BM5 clarity, vivid color details, and dynamic touch screen camera control, and it offers touch focus for the KOMODO, the Panasonic BGH1, and the ZCAM E2.
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PORTKEYS BM5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Wired Camera Control
  • 3Wired Motor Control
  • 4Touchscreen Control Focus
  • 52200 cd/m² Superbright Monitor
  • 6Robust Design
  • 7HDMI In/SDI In/Loop Out
  • 8Color Calibration
  • 910-Bit (8+2 FRC) Color
  • 10ARRI False Color Mode
  • 11New Focus Peaking
  • 12Precision Waveform
  • 13Image Capture and Image Overlay

Set your exposure properly and focus accurately when capturing video with the help of the PORTKEYS BM5WR 5.5" HDMI Touchscreen Monitor. This ultrabright onboard monitor features a wide color gamut, a durable aluminum build, and both HDMI and 3G/SDI video inputs and SDI output. The included wireless control module offers Wi-Fi control for the RED KOMODO and Bluetooth control for BMPCC 6K/6K Pro and 4K cameras. Wired control is available for select Canon, Blackmagic Design, Panasonic, Sony, and ZCAM E2 cameras. The BM5WR with Camera Control maintains the same reliable BM5 clarity, vivid color details, and dynamic touch screen camera control, and it offers touch focus for the KOMODO, the Panasonic BGH1, and the ZCAM E2.

Wired Camera Control
Wired control of select Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Blackmagic Design, and ZCAM E2 cameras
Wired Motor Control
The BM5WR can display the position of the Tilta Nucleus N/M and display the wireless follow focus scale
Touchscreen Control Focus
When you touch the screen of the monitor, it draws highlights around the edge of the focus, so you can focus quickly and accurately in real time without any other tools when using the RED KOMODO, Panasonic BGH1, or the ZCAM E2
2200 cd/m² Superbright Monitor
The BM5WR offers a 2200 cd/m² ultrabright 5.5" display with excellent color, resolution, contrast, and precise image control
Robust Design
The rugged aluminum alloy shell design is durable and lightweight, weighing only 13.3 oz yet able to withstand heavy daily operations
HDMI In/SDI In/Loop Out
HDMI input and SDI input and loop output ports with the ability to output a superimposed image with 3DLUT and peaking via the SDI output
Color Calibration
Each BM5WR has passed strict hardware color calibration before shipping to ensure the widest color gamut and the most accurate colors
10-Bit (8+2 FRC) Color
A 10-bit color depth for more accurate, richer color reproduction
ARRI False Color Mode
Expose your image using ARRI false color mode and user-defined modes with the ability to freely set the IRE in user-defined mode
New Focus Peaking
The optimized new peaking algorithm can accurately capture subtle facial focus
Precision Waveform
The high-precision fullscreen waveform monitor can accurately capture 1920 x 1080 pixels frame by frame
Image Capture and Image Overlay
Image Capture takes a snapshot of the video feed being sent through SDI or HDMI (combined with a LUT if desired) and saves it to memory; great for shot matching (continuity) or a quick overview of the days' shots

PORTKEYS BM5 Specs

Display
Panel TypeLCD
Display Size5.5" / 14.0 cm
Resolution1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Viewing AngleHorizontal: 178°
Vertical: 178°
TouchscreenYes
Maximum Brightness2200 cd/m2 (Sustained)
Contrast Ratio1000:1
Bit Depth / Color Support10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
HDR CompatibilityHybrid Log Gamma
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)401 ppi
Real-Time LUT MonitoringSDR
Image ControlsAnamorphic De-Squeeze, Check Field, False Color, Focus Peaking, Histogram, Image Flip, Image Rotate, RGB Parade, Screen Markers, Underscan, Waveform
Video I/O1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Input
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Loop Output
1 x HDMI Input
Embedded AudioSDI
HDMI
Audio I/ONone
Built-In SpeakerNone
Power I/O1 x Unspecified 4-Pin (24 VDC) Input
1 x Unspecified 4-Pin (7.4 VDC) Output
Other I/O1 x USB-A 2.0
1 x USB-B 2.0
1 x Proprietary
Media/Memory Card SlotNone
Wi-FiNone
Format Support
Video FormatHDMI (10-Bit)
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080PsF: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
576p: 50
576i: 50
480p: 60/59.94
480i: 60/59.94
SDI (10-Bit 4:4:4/4:2:2 RGB, YUV)
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
Gamma CurveHDR-HLG
Power
DC Input Power7.4 to 24 VDC
Power Consumption13 W (Maximum)
Mounting
Mounting1 x 1/4"-20 Female
General
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Dimensions5.7 x 4.8 x 1.8" / 145.4 x 120.9 x 45.5 mm
Weight13.3 oz / 376 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.475 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 4.7 x 3.3"

PORTKEYS BM5 Reviews

Very nice unit

By Christian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-17

Over all the monitor does what its supposed to and I think its great. The only tiny negative is that the cords are hidden under the case cushion a tab sticking out or note to say that they there, would be cool.

Zero customer service

By Bill
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-11

While the monitor works with my RED KOMODO, I have had several issues with the monitor and have found NON-EXISTENT customer service. My monitor arrived with one of the L antenna pins broken and I can't get PORTKEYS to respond in any fashion. Since the monitor is useless without the antenna, I think you really have to consider whether buying this is worth it

Great monitor. Menu is meh.

By Erik
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

Bright and versatile monitor. Well built. Great price. Menu system UI could use some work.

Disappointing

By Mark
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-09

Bought this to use on top of a gimbal as an operators monitor. I primarily wanted something that was bright (daylight viewable) and accurate, I saw the Komodo control as a cool bonus. On brightness, this monitor really lacks. This is not an alternative to the SmallHD 503. It may technically hit the 2200 nits with the brightness cranked to max, but at that point the contrast and color of your image is completely washed out, making it useless to even determine exposure. At base level brightness and indoors, the colors are pretty good and it's a decent monitor to operate with. The menus are clunky. Poor design if you're used to more common production monitors. There's often input lag that slows you down and gets annoying really quick. Finally, yes the BM5 can control my Komodo, but I typically still use the top screen on the cam because I don't like navigating the menus and it can be unresponsive, especially when you want to make repeated incremental changes to something like ISO or WB.

Trustworthy Image

By Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-31

I needed another monitor for a new Komodo and this was an easy choice as I already have one for my first one. Once you wrap your head around the swipe gestures it is a very easy monitor to use. The image can be trusted and it is more than bright enough for outdoor use. It does burn through batteries so be sure to get a spare.

Clunky

By Joseph
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-06

If purchasing for a Z-Cam, you're better off using the iPhone app. The menus aren't very intuitive and the responsiveness is not great. I found myself accidentally recording multiple times.

Honestly i Waste My Money

By Anonymous
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-26

honestly i waste my money i try to setup with my red Komodo but it totally wast of time to setup i dont like

Claims wide functionality, but does not deliver.

By bartholomew
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-19

I purchased the Portrays BM5iii-WR for its claim to control sony cameras. I already have a way to control my fx9's, but needed a way to control smaller A7 camera bodies. I tried every possible thing to make this monitor work with the A7-iv and the A7r-iv. Neither completely worked, there was always some feature that would not work such as stop start, or the video feed would cut out after connecting the usb cable. Also, the monitor comes with a bunch of cables, but not the one you need to connect A7 cameras, but B&H carries it. It also doesn't include an AC power supply. I also got the colors to match well enough for different cameras, but after powering down the monitor, the adjustments I made in the color settings would sometimes turn off on their own. The monitor has some great potential. It seems like portrays tried to include a lot of functions, but they don't actually work. The monitor also has the ability to be used in high brightness, but the contrast and colors get washed out, so you would have to make custom adjustments for when you want to have the brightness high. This was also where the custom settings would reset and that would be a time killer on set. Hopefully these issues can be fixed with firmware updates. The firmware I tested this with was: BM5-V3WR.17.44.C19.B26 I would test this monitor in store if you want to use it for camera control or have any kind of decent color/exposure. If those issues are fixed, it could be a decent little monitor. it is small and fairly light. I don't know if it would last because I returned it. One great thing about B&H is that they don't play games if something doesn't work, you can return it.

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