Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

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Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostMon Jan 07, 2019 12:17 am

Got my P4K last week and have been having a blast. Has anyone found a monitor hood that easily attaches to the camera’s built in monitor? Trying not to make the leap to an external monitor just yet.

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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostTue Jan 08, 2019 8:04 am

I have a 3DR Screen Hood for Select Tablets B&H # 3DTS11ATSH MFR # TS11A for a 3DR Solo Quadcopter that is 8 3/8" wide, 6 7/8" deep and 5 1/8" high. It was designed for the 7.87" x 5.3" Apple iPad mini 2. I have a Smallrig 2203 full cage and use a Sony NP-F970 battery mounted vertically next to my Samsung T5 SSD using the included bracket from a 12V kit with BMPCC4K power connector from the Ringteam Tech Store on Aliexpress.
If I attach some adhesive backed Velcro to the bottom of the battery then I can use it to mount the hood below it. The side panels of the hood fold down and magnetically attach to two 15/16" side tabs that fold out from the smartphone back plate. I should be able to cut out that plate to view the screen and operate the screen buttons. The side panel can be tilted out to the side and then snap back in place if my hand needs more room to push the screen buttons.
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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostTue Jan 08, 2019 8:48 am

Tilta makes a cage for the BMPCC 4K, and among the (tons of) optional accessories is a rubber hood for the screen that attaches to the cage via a screw. I bought the hood but when I attach a V-mount or gold mount battery to the rear of the camera, the screen will definitely be obscured nevertheless (and it does not swivel), so I would still use an external monitor in this case. But if you want to use the screen outdoors in some circumstances, then there you have a decent solution.
They also make an extended hood that is very deep and should work very well blocking all the light hitting the screen and there's a cut-out on the bottom for touch-screen accessibility. But Tilta is apparently still working on their production, they still haven't shipped my V-mount battery plate yet because their production hasn't caught up yet. You'd better ask about availability before you order.
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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostTue Jan 08, 2019 8:50 am

Just Google ' sun hood for mobile phone' and you'll find a pile of sun hoods used by drone operators and the like. It shouldn't be too difficult to modify one to fit.
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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostTue Jan 08, 2019 11:36 am

SmallRig is in preproduction stage. Metal frame that will be attachable to the cage, with fast removable (and maybe foldable) hood


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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostTue Jan 08, 2019 9:24 pm

Brilliant suggestions, thank you! I ended up ordering one of the smartphone sun hoods recommended. Might rig it up with some velcro.
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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostTue Jan 08, 2019 10:49 pm

Designed my own with the help of a friend and we 3d printed it.
Go interchangeable bracket for naked camera, SmallRig cage etc
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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostWed Jan 09, 2019 12:16 am

That looks great. What I really want to do is get someone to 3d print me out an adapter that would go from 5" down to 3" so my zacuto loupe could clip onto it.
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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostWed Jan 09, 2019 12:46 am

Without cutting it up (I still want to have one for my Quadcopter, so I will order another) I taped my 3DR Screen hood against my BMPCC4K. The bottom fits flush with the cage bottom. I added 1/8" of cardboard below the battery to simulate Velcro. The Hood has not been cutout for the battery holder so it tilts down and doesn't line up with the bottom of the battery. The top of the hood is magnetically attached to the sides of it's base and could tilt up more if it wasn't square with it. There is plenty of room to operate the buttons. There is a lot of shade for direct sunlight but you would have to hold the camera up high to see through the hood.
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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostWed Jan 09, 2019 12:56 am

Here's another shot from a different angle.
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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostWed Jan 09, 2019 1:02 am

An overhead shot.
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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostThu Jan 10, 2019 3:51 am

I already had this ProAm hood (US$18) for my video assist 5inch - just added a thin strip of stickyback velcro around the screen on my BMPCC 4K. Think they're also available on Amazon
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1090222-REG/proam_usa_p5h_5_lcd_video_monitor.html
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Re: Monitor hood for BMPCC4k?

PostThu Jan 10, 2019 10:43 pm

Got the RC GearPro Foldable Smartphone iPads Tablets Monitor Sunshade Sun Hood Cover for DJI Mavic Air/Pro / Spark/Phantom 3 4 Pro/Inspire 1 2 / Osmo and Other RC Drones Remote Controller Sun Shield (L111)

Slips right onto the camera with the included rubber, I'm happy!
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