Have you ever found yourself shooting outdoors and unable to see your DSLR or DV camera's external LCD screen? Glare on a bright, sunny day can make it impossible to see what you are filming.
Shooting and filming outdoors has its ups and downs. On the plus side you can capture stunning photos and record breath taking HD videos but on the downside you are subject to the elements of nature.
The ProAm 5" LCD Video Monitor Hood / Sunshade is exactly what you need.
This flexible, black nylon wrapped LCD Video Monitor hood is designed specifically for 4.6" to 5" LCD Monitors and will give you the confidence for shooting outdoors and allow you to see in detail what is on your external video monitor. The rigid frame and the black nylon of the ProAm Monitor Hood prevents external light from entering the monitor screen, which allows you to see the LCD screen clearly without glare.
The ProAm 5" LCD Hood / Sunshade is versatile. It has a 2-piece design allowing you to remove or attach the bottom section of the monitor hood to gain access to the monitor controls. The outer edge is lined with Velcro and attaches to your 5" monitor with sticky backed Velcro strips. This allows it to be quickly and easily affixed and removed.
The dimensions of the ProAm 5" LCD Hood / Sunshade are very compact. The top has a depth of 5" which narrows down to 3.5" at the bottom. The inside dimensions are 5" wide by 3.25" high. Exterior is 5.5" wide by 3.75" high.
Shooting outdoors can never be more easy comfortable!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you're looking for a sunshade for the BlackMagic Design Video Assist this will work quite nicely. The size of the sunshade matches the outer edges of the (roughly 1/2") bezel surrounding the LCD panel on the BMD Video Assist so once attached it is flush with the sides. This leaves all of the connectors, attachment points, power switch and card slot unobstructed. The one downside is that you have to adhere velcro strips (included with the sunshade) to the bezel of your monitor. Minor gripe – the velcro strips were not cut perfectly square (one of the long edges on each of the adhesive backed velcro pieces was cut crookedly) so I ended up trimming one edge to make them straight. Overall I'm pleased with the shade, I like that the bottom piece comes off when not needed and that material used to maintain the shade's shape is not overly hard (it's some sort of foam) so that if you end up hitting your forehead on the shade while peering at your monitor neither you nor the shade...
This shade works fine. Its light and attaches via some adhesive Velcro strips that you mount to your monitor. The bottom panel can be completely removed for easier access to the monitor's controls. There really isn't much to this, but it seems like a decent value for the price. Monitor companies sell similar shades for much, much more.
This item fits very snug to the 5" blackmagic video assist. Velcro that sticks to the monitor isnt very sticky. Came off after a few minutes. This is due to the tight fit. But I just put a bongo tie around the monitor and sun shade and it's very secure.
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