HD monitor for the 5d Mark II – Marshall V-LCD70P-HDMI

by Erica Hampton on September 1, 2010

Marshall V-LCD70P-HDMI first impressions

Today I received a Marshall V-LCD70P-HDMI HD monitor to use with our Canon 5D mark II as a demo unit to test out on a music video shoot tomorrow. The HD monitor looks great so far… I have not yet read the manual but the Marshall V-LCD70P-HDMI seems to be pretty easy to use even though it has a lot of robust features.

I’ll be writing a full writeup about our experience with it after we have a chance to use it on a shoot. For now, if you are looking to buy a Marshall V-LCD70P-HDMI as an HD monitor for your 5d Mark II, you can from the link below (we get a small percentage of the sale).

  • http://www.ssvisualperception.com/ Stephen Stewart

    The 1:1 feature is so clutch for a sharp focus. I love it.

  • http://www.ssvisualperception.com Stephen Stewart

    The 1:1 feature is so clutch for a sharp focus. I love it.

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Yes! It came in very handy…

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Yes! It came in very handy…

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  • Lan Dalat

    What do you use to focus the subject through the screen? Do you shoot video with your camera?

    BTW, excellent work!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      I’m not sure I understand your question.

      The camera I used is the Canon 5D mark II and I use Canon lenses. They must be manually focused when I am recording video.

      • Lan Dalat

        Lan,

        Thanks the quick response. With the monitor do you have to use a loupe or some types of visual magnification to pin point the focus on the screen. I have the 7D and the 3″ screen in the back is very hard for me to do a narrow DOF. To get that hair thin focus, I have to use a 4x loupe.

        I just want to know how the pros are doing it.

        Thanks.

        LD

        • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

          Oh I understand now…

          We use an external monitor, like the one above… but we have also used standard computer monitors with HDMI and standard TV’s with HDMI.

  • Lan Dalat

    What do you use to focus the subject through the screen? Do you shoot video with your camera?

    BTW, excellent work!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      I’m not sure I understand your question.

      The camera I used is the Canon 5D mark II and I use Canon lenses. They must be manually focused when I am recording video.

      • Lan Dalat

        Lan,

        Thanks the quick response. With the monitor do you have to use a loupe or some types of visual magnification to pin point the focus on the screen. I have the 7D and the 3″ screen in the back is very hard for me to do a narrow DOF. To get that hair thin focus, I have to use a 4x loupe.

        I just want to know how the pros are doing it.

        Thanks.

        LD

        • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

          Oh I understand now…

          We use an external monitor, like the one above… but we have also used standard computer monitors with HDMI and standard TV’s with HDMI.

  • Lan Dalat

    How do you do that in the field? outside of the studio?

    BTW, Lan is a very good name for a photographer.

    LD

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      The Marshall HD monitors (like this one) can be used in the field with a 5D mark II with batteries. The monitors can use a variety of different batteries.

  • Lan Dalat

    How do you do that in the field? outside of the studio?

    BTW, Lan is a very good name for a photographer.

    LD

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      The Marshall HD monitors (like this one) can be used in the field with a 5D mark II with batteries. The monitors can use a variety of different batteries.

  • Lan Dalat

    Based on my understanding, you would not need a loupe to aid focusing. Thank you for the feedback.

  • Lan Dalat

    Based on my understanding, you would not need a loupe to aid focusing. Thank you for the feedback.

  • angela

    I’m really curious if this monitor can be daisy chained to another monitor for a director to view from

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      I’m not sure…

      One way to do this is to use a computer to connect via USB to the camera. This allows you to have a display on the camera and one on a computer! We did this the other day when we shot something that the actors needed to see what they were doing while we were shooting.

  • angela

    I’m really curious if this monitor can be daisy chained to another monitor for a director to view from

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      I’m not sure…

      One way to do this is to use a computer to connect via USB to the camera. This allows you to have a display on the camera and one on a computer! We did this the other day when we shot something that the actors needed to see what they were doing while we were shooting.

  • Nasser

    Hello ,
    Thanks for the review ,how was the LCD70P ? will you recommend it for my 5D and EX1 ?

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      It was great!

      I would highly recommend it.

  • Nasser

    Hello ,
    Thanks for the review ,how was the LCD70P ? will you recommend it for my 5D and EX1 ?

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      It was great!

      I would highly recommend it.

  • Kin Artos

    Hi Lan, did you had any problem about the aspect ratio ? My monitor in to the canon 5d doesn’t fit full screen mode. I change all the setting, full screen and stuff.
    Also when you are in “stand bye” or when I push the record botton, change format on the monitor. Any suggestion ? Thanks

    • Victor

      I am having the same problem as Kin Artos is. We have gone through all the settings on the monitor and we can’t get the full screen aspect ratio like you have demonstrated in your video. Also it switches when we hit record and it seems either squeezed or stretched. Is there something in the 5D’s menu i am overlooking?

      thanks

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Hi Kin!

      Yes, I did have to make some special setting changes on the monitor. Since the monitor was just given to us as a demo unit I don’t have it anymore to give you the settings.

      Also, when you press record the aspect ratio does change because the 5D mark II changes its output aspect ratio. It is a fault of the camera, not the monitor… you will experience this with any monitor you use with the 5D mark II.

      My preference is to set the monitor so that while recording the aspect ratio is correct and while not recording it is squeezed.

      Victor, I hope this helps you too.

      If you guys have any other questions please let me know.

  • Kin Artos

    Hi Lan, did you had any problem about the aspect ratio ? My monitor in to the canon 5d doesn’t fit full screen mode. I change all the setting, full screen and stuff.
    Also when you are in “stand bye” or when I push the record botton, change format on the monitor. Any suggestion ? Thanks

    • Victor

      I am having the same problem as Kin Artos is. We have gone through all the settings on the monitor and we can’t get the full screen aspect ratio like you have demonstrated in your video. Also it switches when we hit record and it seems either squeezed or stretched. Is there something in the 5D’s menu i am overlooking?

      thanks

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Hi Kin!

      Yes, I did have to make some special setting changes on the monitor. Since the monitor was just given to us as a demo unit I don’t have it anymore to give you the settings.

      Also, when you press record the aspect ratio does change because the 5D mark II changes its output aspect ratio. It is a fault of the camera, not the monitor… you will experience this with any monitor you use with the 5D mark II.

      My preference is to set the monitor so that while recording the aspect ratio is correct and while not recording it is squeezed.

      Victor, I hope this helps you too.

      If you guys have any other questions please let me know.

  • http://www.peopleinmotion.tv/ Zezar

    Hi, would you remomend this monitor for the red one camera for 2nd monitor from the sdi output or for a film camera using the componet output?

    Zezar

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Hi Zezar,

      Since the monitor is great, I think I would recommend using it with any video camera. It is a feature rich monitor so go for it!

  • http://www.peopleinmotion.tv Zezar

    Hi, would you remomend this monitor for the red one camera for 2nd monitor from the sdi output or for a film camera using the componet output?

    Zezar

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      Hi Zezar,

      Since the monitor is great, I think I would recommend using it with any video camera. It is a feature rich monitor so go for it!

  • avery

    Hi, a few months ago i asked if you could daisy chain this monitor to another. You mentioned running a usb cable from a laptop to the 5D to get another image off the camera….can you explain this a little more. I tried this briefly with no luck earlier….although i'm quite unskilled at tech stuff :) thanks for your time

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    Here is a brand new option… it is probably the best option too. An HDMI splitter:

    http://jag35.com/new/products/hdmi-splitter/

  • svasquez

    What cable are you using for connecting to the 5d and the computer, so you can see what your shooting on the computer screen. I have a apple lap top that I may use while shooting. Is it the one that came with the 5d Mark II?

  • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

    In the video above it is connected to a Marshall monitor… but I have used a USB cable to do live view on a Canon 7D… the 5D mk II should be able to do this as well.

  • tomabel

    Hi Lan,

    I am on the brink of buying this monitor and was wondering how your shoot was with the Marshall. Was it easy to do manual focus (during recording). As you know the 5D only does 480P while recording and focussing seem difficult. Did you use the peaking function as well? Can it also be used during recording? Was it accurate? Can the peaking function be done in an smaller part of the frame (picture in picture), so you still see the rest of the image in color? If so, can the PIP image be made smaller and bigger?

    Lots of questions, but i really appreciate your answers.

    Regards, Tom

    P.S. How was the brightness?

    Thanks man!

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