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Wi-Fi WFM

FieldMonitor
turns your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® into a wireless picture monitor / waveform monitor / vectorscope / histogram. See exactly what your camera is doing, without tethering your camera—or yourself—to a hardwired monitor and set of ’scopes.

FieldMonitor works with compatible Wi-Fi-capable Panasonic™and Sony™ cameras, or with Teradek Cube, Clip, or VidiU™ transmitters.
  • Full-screen monitoring of your signal, with or without engineering ’scopes.
  • A full range of onscreen markers: frameline and mask with adjustable safe areas and aspect ratios; several grids, center markers, and a customizable crosshair.
  • Use 3D LUTs to view camera images: use the built-in VLog-to-V709 LUT or import your own .cube LUTs.
  • With modern iDevices, you can also see a fully-adjustable false-color overlay for direct exposure verification.
  • H and V Image Flip.
  • Anamorphic desqueeze support for 1.33x, 1.5x, and 2.0x lenses.
  • With a compatible camera you also get start/stop, exposure, color balance, and focus controls, so you can maintain essential control even while recording.*
It doesn’t matter whether your camera is handheld or on a gimbal, a jib, or a Steadicam. It can be right next to you, in the next room, or out in left field (literally, if you’re using a Panasonic or Teradek and a separate, high-power Wi-Fi access point). 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 cable.

FieldMonitor has been proven to work with the following Panasonic cameras: DC-GH5, DMC-FZ300, DMC-FZ1000, DMC-G7, DMC-G85, DMC-GH4, DMC-GX7, DMC-GX85, DMC-LX10, DMC-LX100, DMC-ZS60, and DMC-ZS100. It's likely that any other Wi-Fi-capable Lumix camera that works with Panasonic’s Image App will work equally well with FieldMonitor.

Panasonic GH3 and earlier cameras do not support remote control or monitoring while recording video.

Cine cameras like the DVX200, EVA-1, and Varicam are not supported.

FieldMonitor implements the Sony Camera Remote API 2.40 and should work with any Sony camera listed here that offers liveview and movie recording capability using Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app. For Alpha, HX, WX, and RX series cameras, that means the ILCE-7M2, ILCE-7RM2, ILCE-7S, ILCE-7SM2, ILCE-5100, ILCE-6300, ILCE-6500, DSC-HX60/V, DSC-HX80, DSC-HX90/V, DSC-HX400/V, DSC-WX500, DSC-RX10M2, DSC-RX10M3, DSC-RX100M3, DSC-RX100M4 and DSC-RX100M5. These cameras must have the free Smart Remote Control installed from the PlayMemories Camera Apps Store to be controllable by FieldMonitor!

Sony A7, A6000, A5000, and earlier cameras do not support remote control or monitoring while recording video.

Cine cameras like the FS5, FS7, and F55 are not supported.


Source Type
Resolution (16x9 images)
Camera Controls
Display LUTs
Notes
Panasonic 640x360
320x180
Yes Yes GH4s can’t record 10-bit when in Wi-Fi remote mode. Some cameras only transmit 320x180 images. Latency: 4 frames @ 24fps typical.
Sony 1024x576
640x360
Yes Yes Sonys disable Picture Profiles and limit other features when in Wi-Fi remote mode: no S-Log! Latency: 5–6 frames @ 24fps typical.
Teradek depends on Teradek settings;
480i to 1080p
No No Cube 100–600 series, VidiU, and Clip only. Latency: 4+ frames @24fps depending on encoder settings.




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

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


False-color display allows setting each of the color levels.

FieldMonitor with WFM and markers


Anamorphic support? Sure! Pick your lens and your final (cropped) 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


With Panasonics, you can magnify the focus area as both picture-in-picture...

PinP image mag


...and as a full-screen image.

fullscreen image mag


Use a LUT to properly view log images or to apply a look (camera sources only):

Display LUT


Version 4.1 reviewed by DSLRVideoShooter:



Version 4.1 reviewed by DansTube.tv in Australia:



Versión 4.1 revisada por Toni Galera en LookMediaSpain.com:



A quick demo of version 4.2, showing FieldMonitor’s Sony-specific operations:



A quick demo of version 3.0, showing Panasonic operations, ’scopes, and anamorphic settings:




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 or Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile for more comprehensive control, configuration, playback, and image transfer.




Your iDevice is a wireless video / engineering display with FieldMonitor

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FieldMonitor is an independently-developed app, not a product of Panasonic, Sony, or Teradek. Panasonic, Sony, and Teradek are not responsible for FieldMonitor’s performance, suitability, or fitness for purpose.

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. Panasonic and Lumix are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation. Sony is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Teradek, Cube, Clip, VidiU, and Bolt are trademarks of Teradek, a Vitec Group Brand.

© 2017 Adam J. Wilt.  Last updated 2017.11.18