I hope my lengthy post wont deter people from reading....
I will admit, I am a newb to the forum and a newb in general when it comes to the world of movie making and equally the world of hv and in my case hf series cameras. So I am here to bow down to the almightys of the board and ask for your help in what may be a cheap and amazing solution for a viewing screen for dof users. On the other hand it might in no way even work lol
I am new to the forum as I said so I suppose I will introduce myself here in this section as it seems fitting for my first post. My name is James and I am 21 years young. I am attending college for an art degree, just one step in the long road towards becoming a movie maker. I took video production classes in highschool and never really started to have a passion for it until just recently when I realized what just could be done with even the simplest video cameras with a little imagination.
Anyways here I am. I currently have the following equipment.
Miny35 DOF Adapter $50
I have yet to use it and after reading some info on here I am kind of regretting paying the cheap price of 50 off ebay but hey I guess thats part of the learning curve. I planned on upgrading after I learned the basics of a cheap one anyways.
Canon HF M30 Camera $125
Also off ebay. After about a month of bidding on hv20 and hv30 camcorders and not having enough money to actually win a single auction I discovered the world of tapeless flash media cameras. I have heard good and bad but they seemed to be a fairly high quality camera for the price and when I came accross one that was about half the price of what a hv20 was going for I couldnt pass it up. Maybe I will regret this purchase as well later on but just part of the learning curve right?
Canon 30-70 35mm Lense $FREE
My mom had an old canon rebel slr camera laying around collecting dust that was never used after the purchase of a newer Nikon DSLR so I ended up conning her into what equaled to me a free lense!
So all in all I have a hopefully decent DOF Setup for about 175.00 so far. My question however follows Below....
Because DOF Adapters flip the image and in turn make an external monitor or flip hack a necessity unless you want to shoot upside down the whole time, can you use a android tablet as a viewing monitor?
I mean in theory the camera has an HDMI out to view the footage on a hdtv and I also found a cheap tablet that has an HDMI connection as well. I included the link below. Heres where my theory becomes blurry to me.
Can you actually view live footage as you record through an HDMI connection or is it only for playback?
And if so whats the guarantee of the connection on this tablet of being the right way. I mean I know they usually go one way, Input or output. So in turn can I hook this tablet up to my hf m30 and view my footage live as I shoot it ?
If so I think I found a very cheap HD 7" Screen that can do more than just act as a screen. Thanks for putting up with my long post. I just like to be thorough in my explanation.
Happy Hollidays! James