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guentergunter

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Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2013, 09:44:23 AM »
Thanks ease for your reply.
Well, that's what I very often read about the 5D3. Also there not so much good news about the combination of raw and Android with the cheaper cams like 50D, 600D, etc.
But, what about the 5D2?

I would buy myself a Nexus 7 - in case it will work (especially for focus pulling).

Anyone with a 5D2 has tried it out?
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Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2013, 06:22:04 PM »
Well, I bought myself a Nexus 7 and tried it out: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7054.msg65493#msg65493
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Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2014, 06:15:49 PM »
Here's an Android tablet with HDMI input: http://cintiqcompanion.wacom.com/CintiqCompanionHybrid/en/

Pretty expensive but neat. It's a drawing tablet primarily.
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Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2014, 11:10:28 PM »
How much for that one?

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Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2014, 12:09:42 PM »
I think it is only hdmi out. Very, very rare to find hdmi in.
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Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2014, 03:27:44 PM »
It is a pen display. The HDMI input is for displaying the output from your PC/Mac, in order for the stylus to draw right on the image of what you are making in Photoshop etc.

Agree rare, this is the only one I've ever seen.
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Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2014, 10:38:53 AM »
This is a potential solution:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BN4HOLK/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687622&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00CE7SC66&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=11YMDT302BGSFP31C26S

And this:
http://www.adafruit.com/product/1033

They're obviously not tablets, but the Lilliput is an IPS monitor, and it can be run off an LP-E6 battery. It's also about the same price as an android tablet. The Adafruit is also an IPS monitor and, in theory, could be hooked up to a portable power source (though the setup might be a little cumbersome).

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Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2014, 11:14:08 AM »
...But then again, if you're willing to put up with a little bit of lag (though it's nothing compared to Android tablets), you might as well use a Windows machine (like the Surface Pro or Asus Transformer). Canon - and almost certainly Nikon - have utility software for PC and Mac. Despite the lag, you will be able to control your camera, and view some info like the histogram.

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Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2014, 03:25:37 PM »
I guess I missed this:
http://www.amazon.com/Projected-Capacitive-Touchscreen-Compatible-thickness/dp/B00DS18ZTG/ref=pd_sim_pc_6/176-7136640-8541063?ie=UTF8&refRID=0HMMESBQ04HGZGZ25KTJ

With a portable power pack it should work fine (though a few of the reviews are indicating that the USB connector's dodgy).

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Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2014, 05:24:57 AM »
Good find. Looks like it has quality issues on the USB, but it also has DC according to this review:
And here's one for half the price (1368x766) without touch: http://www.amazon.com/GeChic-ON-LAP-Portable-Monitor-Speakers/dp/B00H4MWMWQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

The company: http://www.gechic.com/product_en.asp

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Re: Android tablet as field monitor.
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2014, 03:31:50 PM »
So the Canon EOS utility does not work with my 600D with ML (MLV raw).  It generally refuses to update the screen (but I was able to get slow updates on the zoom in screen).
I disabled global overlays and as much extra as I could. 

That leaves the question does DLSR controller app work on a nexus 7 for the canon 600D with ML???

 
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