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A wireless video monitor for iPhone
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Wi-Fi WFM
FieldMonitor is the next evolution of Wi-Fi WFM. FieldMonitor does everything Wi-Fi WFM did and more. Don’t panic: if you have Wi-Fi WFM, updating it turns it into FieldMonitor.


FieldMonitor
turns your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® into a wireless picture monitor / waveform monitor / vectorscope / histogram, using a Panasonic™ GH5, GH4, or LX100 camera or a Teradek™ Cube™, Clip™, or VidiU™ transmitter as the video source. See exactly what your camera is doing, without tethering your camera—or yourself—to a hardwired monitor and set of ’scopes.

  • Full-screen monitoring of your signal, with or without engineering ’scopes—or you can choose a quad-split view to see pix and ’scopes at the same time.
  • A full range of onscreen markers: frameline and mask with adjustable safe areas and aspect ratios; several grids, center markers, and a customizable crosshair.
  • With modern iDevices, you can also see a fully-adjustable false-color overlay for direct exposure verification.
  • Anamorphic desqueeze support for 1.33x, 1.5x, and 2.0x lenses.
  • With a compatible camera—GH5, GH4, or LX100—you also get start/stop, exposure, color balance, and focus adjustments, so you can maintain essential control even while recording.*
  • It doesn’t matter whether your camera is handheld or on a gimbal, a jib, a Steadicam, or a drone. It can be right next to you, in the next room, or out in left field (literally). If you have a Wi-Fi connection, you can watch your levels, look for clipping, and monitor your color. You can know what your camera is doing, while it's doing it—without needing to run a hardwired cable.


Compatibility update: FieldMonitor is reported to work with the DMC-GX7: it “connected up straight away and all worked well.”




Full screen monitoring: camera controls at the edges, plus
a focus-area rectangle (if the camera’s focus mode allows).

Full screen monitoring


Display one or three ’scopes and set up how they should appear.
There are frameline, mask, grid, center, and custom markers, too.

FieldMonitor with WFM and markers


Anamorphic support? Sure! Pick your lens and your final aspect ratio.

anamorphic, with controls


The 4-way display lets you see all the ’scopes alongside picture.

4-way view


Many Panasonic cameras offer a peaking control
(in STBY mode only, alas).

peaking


You can magnify the focus area as both picture-in-picture...

PinP image mag


...and as a full-screen image.

fullscreen image mag


With version 3.2 or later, apply a correction LUT (camera sources only):

Display LUT


Here's a quick 'n' dirty demo of version 3.0.




See also Newsshooter.com's 2½ minute video on Wi-Fi WFM (FieldMonitor's predecessor) from Cine Gear Expo 2016.



* FieldMonitor provides a limited set of controls intended to supplement or replace on-camera adjustments while recording under Wi-Fi control. It does not replace Panasonic’s own Image App for comprehensive remote control, configuration, or playback.

FieldMonitor has been developed using GH5, GH4, and LX100 cameras. Compatibility with other cameras is not guaranteed, but the GX7 is reported to work well.


Your iDevice is a wireless video / engineering monitor with FieldMonitor

Dowload on the App Store




iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

FieldMonitor is an independently-developed app, not a product of Panasonic or Teradek. Neither Panasonic nor Teradek is responsible for FieldMonitor’s performance, suitability, or fitness for purpose. Panasonic, GH5, GH4, GX7, and LX100 are trademarks of Panasonic. Teradek, Cube, Clip, VidiU, and Bolt are trademarks of Teradek, a Vitec Group Brand.

© 2017 Adam J. Wilt.  Last updated 2017.06.22