This is Garrett Sammons Best Budget Touch Screen Monitor

Garrett Sammons is very impressed with FeelWorld F6 Plus. It is a 5.5 inch touch screen monitor. Garrett took a deep dive onto the things he like and all the accessories and features. Enjoy !

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Transcript

we’ll get into the feature set in just a
second but just respect the size all
right people I’m Garrett this is making
movies and today we are going to be
talking about monitors you should never
under any circumstance regardless of the
camera trust the little screen on the
back that screen is good for things like
accessing menus and understanding basic
composition and framing that is about
yeah you can’t really trust the color on
them you can’t really trust the size of
them to be able to pull accurate focus
and you know exactly what I’m talking
about if you have gone in shot a
production and everything looked great
on the tiny little screen and then when
you got home everything was either super
soft or underexposed or overexposed or
there were things in the frame that you
didn’t know we’re there or didn’t see in
the moment and that is why you would use
a monitor and there are things that go
into monitors that make them better than
other monitors or things that you should
look for when buying a monitors and
those are the things I want to talk to
you about today specifically through the
lens of this monitor this is the field
world f6 plus it is a 5.5 inch touch
screen field monitor we’ll get into what
all of that means there’s a lot to this
so we’ll dive right in starting with the
things that I like right off the bat
this is a five point five inch monitor
making it slightly bigger than most of
its competitors which would fall into
the five inch range and this being five
point five or five and a half makes it
just slightly bigger than a five inch
which I really do like we have a three
quarter twenty mounts one on the bottom
one on the side and one on the top on
the side here we have our HDMI ports and
you will see that we have both HDMI in
and out now that makes this a loop
through monitor or a looping monitor
meaning that you can chain other things
off of this the same video signal that
goes into this comes out of this and
that becomes very helpful if you’re
doing things like wireless video
transmission right I have my camera I
have to monitor that way I can see what
it is that I need to see but then I have
wireless transmitter that sends it off
to video village or a director’s monitor
or what have you
and if I have only an HDMI in that makes
this an endpoint and I can’t plug
anything else into it and if your
wireless transmitter is also an endpoint
then you have to choose whether you’re
going to be looking at a good sized
monitor or video village is going to be
looking at a good sized monitor and you
don’t get to have both and that honestly
even if you don’t need it right now is a
way to help future-proof you as you grow
your kid underneath that you will see
that it has a DC out eight volt meaning
that you can then of course power other
things so if you wanted to run power to
your camera from this you have that
ability which is another very very cool
thing across the bottom you will see
that there is an SD card slot we’ll talk
more about that here in a little bit but
very cool DC power in this means that
you can either plug this into a wall via
just a standard 12 volt barrel port or
if you’re running Universal power this
gives you the ability to plug this
monitor directly into that power source
be a barrel port and then of course
power this then in turn off of that
universal power supply and then a
headphone jack another really key
feature I like about this because of
course HDMI not only carries video
signal but audio signal as well and I
can monitor that audio with headphones
right here this guy ships with a
standard arm you’ve probably seen
something like this before this is made
entirely out of metal which is very cool
it’s got quarter-twenty here and it has
a cold shoe mount down here at the
bottom so you would just take this guy I
don’t know if you can see this here
let’s see if we can zoom and look can
you there you go see how they’ve got
these little dots on either side of this
quarter-twenty on this you’ll also see
those same mounting dots here and what
that gives you the ability to do is when
you attach the monitor it has a fixed
position this is super cool because when
you screw this thing on it then has a
place to lock into one of the great
things about this is that this is a two
Lesar meaning that once I have this
tightened down
I then have the ability to adjust my
tilt position without having to screw
and unscrew this guy it’s all set in one
tension and I have the ability to move
it accordingly really sweet feature on
the back an amazing well thought-through
battery plate here there are two main
batteries that most often get used with
accessories that is the canon l PE 6 and
the sony l battery i don’t know why
they’re called L batteries because their
actual battery numbers NP F whatever and
those will look something like this this
is a canon l PE 6 battery this would be
things like in most of your mid-range
canon cameras and a lot of accessories
and then this one is a sony l battery
this battery comes in varying sizes
starting with something kind of small
like this and i think they actually go a
little small or something probably in
that range all the way up to really
really thick suckers which I believe for
like the NP F 9 70s or 9075 s this is
kind of a mid-range one which is really
great but this plate works for both and
the way that it works you’ll see that on
the one side we have these two gold pins
and on the other side we have these two
silver contacts this is for your LP e
six side this is for your Sony L side
and they are labeled for us on both
sides so we can tell which one is which
but if I have a whole bunch of these
Sony L batteries I can sit here plug it
in we’re off to the races it has this
little push to eject button slides out
like so same goes for these if you are
somebody who’s rocking a whole bunch of
these Canon batteries you take this go
to the other side punch it in slide it
in ready to rock and roll again push the
button slide to eject that’s how it
works so the fact that both batteries
are supported by one plate and you don’t
have to either order one or the other or
have like a screw-on adjustable plate is
a really really sweet and well
thought-out feature we talked a little
bit about this this is the cold shoe
mount this is how you would mount this
onto your camera because this monitor
doesn’t weigh very much it doesn’t put a
whole lot of strain on the hot shoe of
your camera like this look at the size
difference between these two monitors I
understand that this is a very tiny
camera but this is a pretty standard
screen size somewhere between three
three and a half inches here whereas a
five and a half inch monitor is
significantly bigger allowing us to see
a lot more of what our camera sees and
give us more clarity detail
understanding all of that we’ll get into
the feature set in just a second but
just respect the size because we’re now
using this hot shoe they have given us a
cold shoe on the side here so if you are
rocking something that looks like this
or this you’re not out of luck
you can still mount them like so HDMI
here and I have mini HDMI here and just
like that we are now rock-and-roll you
of course could get longer cables if you
wanted I like having super short cables
this works the perfect length I have the
ability to do whatever it is that I want
another accessory I want to bring up is
that it does come with a sunshade or ace
on the hood it comes in two pieces so it
has this frame here just kind of a thin
plastic frame with these little nubbins
on them and that then of course attaches
onto the top and the bottom of our
monitor like so and then it comes with
this collapsible Sun hood I love the
fact that this is collapsible that I can
fold it out and fold it down as I need
to some of the other monitors that I’ve
used that have Sun hoods have a fixed
plastic Sun hood and it becomes a pain
to try to figure out how to pack
something that’s shaped like this that
can’t move especially when it’s deep and
speaking of depth this is a very good
sized Sun hood here it is really nice
matte black kind of felt it almost feels
like on the inside against kind of
absorb light and not reflect it and then
it has this and then it has this soft
velcro strip here which is really good
for attaching it that said this plastic
bit doesn’t come with the hard part of
velcro or what I think is called male
velcro I think it’s male and female I
don’t know why that makes no sense but
the hard part of velcro versus the soft
part of velcro this comes with the soft
part that doesn’t come with the hard
part it’s not difficult I mean I just
cut some strips of it and put it here
and it works great and then you can just
sit here put this guy on like so just
like this and now I have a really sweet
Sun hood just take the velcro off
like that I can pack this down nice and
flat and then I’m back ready to go next
is the way that this monitor functions
across the top here because I forgot we
have the power button also a touch lock
button we’ll get to that in a second and
then we have a menu scroll wheel right
here so those are what we have across
the top if I press and hold the power
button you will then see this guy then
comes to life like so alright let’s see
if I could do this here kind of
backwards here so if we double tap
anywhere here on the monitor it will
bring up our full menu and you’ll see
here the top one looks like a picture
the middle one looks like crosshairs the
third one looks like whatever it looks
like we’ll start at the top here so the
top one looks like a photo we tap this
this gives us a whole bunch of our
monitor display options histogram focus
assist audio metering zebras monochrome
false-color all very very great features
to have in this especially things like
false-color which are great for finding
and getting proper exposure and it does
display an exposure key across the
bottom so you can interpret which colors
are at which exposure level histograms
pretty self-explanatory another really
great way of understanding kind of where
our exposure is at and where our total
contrast is in our image audio metering
I don’t feel like I need to explain
because it meters your audio right it’s
the way that we can monitor our audio
see if we’re peaking or not peaking or
what-have-you which is great
zebras again help you with your exposure
they let you know if anything is too far
overexposed or if it’s being blown out
monochrome is a great way of helping to
understand how to pull proper focus
especially if you’re using focus assist
next is focus assist which of course
gives you the ability to see what is
exactly tack sharp in your frame by
showing things with a singular color
around them and if we enable it you’ll
then see that we then get the option of
what we want the sensitivity of that
focus peaking to be as well as what
color we wanted to represent the next
icon down we then have safety marker
Center marker marker mat and marker
color our safety markers give us the
ability to set it I believe it goes 70
percent 80 percent 90 percent
then different aspect ratios 69 1610 4
by 3 5 by 4 so on and so forth so
there’s all these different ones and
what that is used for is that if our
camera only shoots in 16:9 for instance
but we know that after the fact we’re
going to reframe it whether we’re going
to crop it down we’re gonna put it in a
different sequence setting or we’re
going to be putting kind of bars across
the top and bottom having a display
overlay that allows us to see that gives
us the ability to frame properly for
what our final export is going to be
Center marker just puts a marker in the
center and this little crosshair is
really good for understanding exactly
what your center frame is the reason why
you would need something like that is
that if we’re trying to line something
up like a Wes Anderson shot where we
really need good symmetry or we want to
know whether we’re really in one third
or another third just having a simple
reference in the middle gives us the
ability to really line things up with
precision next of course is marker Matt
marker Matt very similar to safety
markers instead of giving us a line
around it what it’s gonna do is it’s
going to gray things out we’ll go to our
different aspect ratios will start with
16 by 9 but then if I go to 4 by 3
you’ll see how it jumps to kind of a
square rendition here just like if I go
to 185 or 235 it starts to give me that
letterboxing and then I can adjust the
intensity of that gray whether I want it
to be completely blacked out or if I
want it to just be a very light overlay
and then of course the marker color is
for what our safety marker is the next
one down which it has this magnifying
glass on it gives us a whole bunch of
options of how we are actually using our
monitor if we want to understand or
overscan if we have an aspect ratio in
mind we want to display it as these
things all have very specific
individualized uses I don’t use these
things very often but if you find
yourself in a position where that makes
sense to you good for you you’ll
probably know why you need that then we
get to the RGB icon the RGB icon gives
us a whole new set of features the top
one is lots this is where this SD card
slot comes in handy which would be
something like this is an SD card goes
in this SD card slot and the nice thing
is that you can load lots directly onto
the SD card low
the SD card into here and then I can say
I want to have Lutz on it has lots of
built in which are going to be standard
it has s log 2 s log 3 log CV log just
kind of all of the standard lots and
that’s great but let’s say that you have
a specific lot for a look that you won
you can load that on to this SD card to
load that in we then have this lot
import SD once you’ve loaded it in it
will stay in here but if you have a new
LUT that you want to load in you put the
SD card in go to this LUT import SD turn
that on it will then scan your card grab
that throw it back in and then as you’re
cycling through these lots you then come
across whatever it is that you’ve loaded
in here which is a super super helpful
function especially if you know what you
want the end color to pretty much look
like the next thing underneath it is
then also has a color temperature
readout where you can then change the
Kelvin value of the color temperature I
don’t know exactly why you would use
this on the monitor versus in the camera
because you should be white balancing in
your camera I guess if you had a lot
that worked only specifically with one
type of Kelvin value but then you still
should be doing it I don’t know you have
the option to adjust the Kelvin readout
or the Kelvin value of what it’s seeing
I don’t know why you’d use it but you
know if you know why go ahead and tell
me
that’d be great we then have our
standard two screen options here as far
as backlight goes brightness contrast
saturation that kind of stuff all of
that’s there which is wonderful I tend
to kind of leave that alone
unless I’m actually gonna go through and
seriously calibrate this monitor which I
don’t really have a need to the last one
is this gear here at the bottom and that
of course gives us what the wheel
controls what language this is
in our transparency time volume reset
firmware updates all of that stuff you
again would update the firmware with the
SD card as well and then the back arrow
will take you back out to this main
screen now if you don’t want to have to
get into all of that to adjust those
settings they do have a quick menu and
the way that you do that is you swipe up
from the bottom like so and then it
gives us a whole bunch of options here
and I can just single touch any of these
there’s our false-color single tapping
will get us out of that the last kind of
key function on this that I want to talk
about is across the top here our power
button seconds as a
touch lock button so if I have all the
settings that I want in and I don’t want
it changing things if I accidentally
press the monitor I single press that
and you’ll see here touch off now that
we’ve gone over the function of this
monitor I want to talk about some of the
things that I’m not saying that I wish I
did it’s really great to have a
histogram in this monitor because that
is very helpful for setting exposure but
it’s not as good for video as something
like a waveform would be now that’s
something that I feel you could adjust
with a firmware update to put waveforms
on here whether that’s RGB parade or
just your standard waveforms but that
would be much more helpful for me in
understanding exposure histograms are
more of a photo thing waveforms are far
more helpful for video so if that was
something that I could have in here I
would really really like that another
thing that I’m not a huge fan of is that
this LED light is always on so you’ll
see here the cameras off the monitor is
off but this little red LED light is
always on and then when I power
everything on that just goes from red to
green and it’s surprisingly bright LED
and I don’t really ever want that I know
when the monitor is off or when it’s on
because the screen is on or off again
that’s something I feel like you could
fix in a firmware update and it would be
super super helpful also because having
a light on is gonna continue to drain
the battery even when the monitor isn’t
on even if it’s you know an
infinitesimal amount the only other
thing I can say about this is that the
brightness of this monitor leaves
something to be desired I think it’s
about 500 nits I wasn’t even using this
outdoors if I was of course I would use
the Sun hood which it’s great that it
comes with but even in the studio the
monitor on the back of my camera was
brighter than this monitor and it’s not
so dark that it’s like unusable by any
means it’s still a very usable monitor
but I would love to see a little bit
more punch coming out of that
for 230 bucks fuel world really knocked
it out of the park with this I love the
size I love the functionality I love the
feature said that it comes with there’s
a lot of really really good engineering
that’s gone into this and honestly my
main issues with this can be fixed with
firmware I’m hoping it can get fixed but
all in all I mean you’re getting a lot
of really Pro and specs for not a pro
end price tag between the HDMI looping
here where we’ve got the HDMI out you
have the headphone volume control here
you can load lots into it save the Lud’s
Ian it has a two-way battery slot
depending on what type of battery that
you want it has a really solid metal arm
that has the cold shoe here it’s
lightweight durable
I like this thing this thing is really
really cool and I don’t think for the
price tag you’re gonna find something
that has all of the features that this
does so good on you feel world thank you
so much for sending this thing to me and
that’s it those are my thoughts on this
monitor if you use feel world products
or have used this monitor before I’d
love to know your thoughts on it is
there anything that I missed is there
anything that you like that I don’t or
vice versa
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One thought on “This is Garrett Sammons Best Budget Touch Screen Monitor

  • July 29, 2020 at 9:39 am
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    I’ve sat through a few video tutorials on Feelworld monitors and you’ve really sold me in the F6 Plus – Thank you for putting in this thorough walkthrough as I’ve been tossing and turning about which budget monitor to purchase and you have sold it to me personally! Keep up the work man that is good.

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