Aputure V-Screen VS-3 Monitor Driver
Overview: This compact 7" ultra thin LCD display is perfect for filmmakers looking to free themselves from relying on their camera's tiny built in display. Aputure V-Screen VS-3 is a professional 7. VS Panel, ” IPS screen. Resolution, 1,* display, supports up to 1,*1, input. Brightness, cd/. Aputure's V-Screen VS-3 is an ultra-thin 7” IPS monitor featuring a crystal clear WSVGA display, wide viewing angle, low power consumption.
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Aputure V-Screen VS-3 Monitor Driver
The V-Screen, while very basic is actually quite solid.
I don't feel like it's going to fall apart in my hands every time I pick it up, and it's not so delicate that a short drop will completely ruin it. That being said, it IS made almost entirely of plastic and it's certainly not weather-sealed or able to stand up to the elements so your budget version of Apocalypse Now will require a different screen. The Aputure V-Screen VS-3 Monitor is also very light, so it won't throw off the balance of the camera when you are hand holding it.
It is also quite thin so it's not going to be too bulky. Next, we'll look at what the Aputure V-Screen gives you in terms of features.
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The screen is very bright and although it doesn't support full HD resolution, there is still enough resolution to be able to monitor focus and lighting. Color seems accurate, but it's not a super-high quality monitor, so if you have to have a perfect representation of what you're filming, this may not be exactly what you're looking for.
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The screen also has a built in speaker and headphone input so you can easily monitor and play back your videos recorded sound. In addition to this, the screen has the option for 3 different inputs, HDMI, yPbPr and AV which allow for plenty of flexibility depending on your needs. Aputure V-Screen VS-3 Monitor
Depending on the aspect ratio of your camera, you also have the option to change the screens viewing ratio from full screen to 4: In addition to this, through it's menu options you have the opportunity to adjust color balance, flip the image vertically and horizontally, adjust brightness and contrast and Aputure V-Screen VS-3 Monitor in grayscale. You Aputure V-Screen VS-3 Monitor the option to power the monitor in two different ways: This is one of my main complaints against this device because when I was testing Aputure V-Screen VS-3 Monitor video screen out, I had to remain stationary near an outlet, OR I had to carry around the battery pack that I use for my flashes in order to power the screen.
This could have easily been solved by finding a Sony battery to fit into the back of the screen, but I did not have access to one.
The camera is mounted on an included swivel head mount that screws into the bottom of the camera and allows you to mount it in the hotshoe Aputure V-Screen VS-3 Monitor your camera. For bright conditions, the video screen comes standard with a canvas sun shade. This may not be the case for all shades, but when I received Aputure V-Screen VS-3 Monitor it seemed to be covered in something ever so slightly wet and smelled strongly of glue or other chemical products, it went away after a few days or the chemicals ate away my ability to smell.
It's not a huge deal, it's just something that came up. It allows you to check your shots more accurately, monitor the scene as opposed to a small 3" screen on your camera.
Aputure VS-3 V-Screen 7" IPS Field Monitor x VS-3
Having a larger screen to view your scene makes things a lot easier and for your eyes as well. When I first took the VS-3 out of the box, I was shocked at how light the screen is. It weighs roughly 13 ounces.
That's less than 1lb. Controls on the front of the Aputure VS-3 are straightforward.
The "Shortcut" menu is very handy. It basically allows you to assign commonly used functions to the directional pad at the bottom of the screen.
If you don't want to scroll through the menus, you can simply assign peaking or histogram display or whatever you use the most to one of the 4 arrows on Aputure V-Screen VS-3 Monitor directional pad. Also at the bottom is a headphone jack. This port lets you connect the USB cable to allow you to update the screen with any firmware updates that Aputure may release. At the time of my review, it came with v1.