This is my Zhiyun crane monitor setup for visual and focus critical professional shoots.

SmallHD Focus
Light Sony battery
7″ Magic arm (generic)

I think this would be the best monitor for gimbal because the SmallHD focus is only 5″ super bright for outdoors, light and not to mention really clear. Essential for those shoots where an external monitor attached will make sure you can know if the autofocus is holding the whole time. Otherwise on the small screen of the Sony A6300 the screen can’t be relied on. It also allows you do complex tilting crane style shots and high shots with the comfort of actually knowing what you are filming the whole time!

Hope this was easy to follow and helpful, let me know if there’s anything you would like to learn, stay awesome!


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