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How to use computer monitor as video monitor?

I would like to be able to use computer monitors (LCD) to monitor video shoots, and photo shoots.

tylervitale2 years ago
Like frollard said, you need to have a video output that the monitors are compatable with. If the video doesn't output as a signal that the monitors can use, you'll need to use a converter. For example, let's say you have a TV that has an input for cable, but no RCA inputs.(those red, yellow, and white wires) There is a device that you can plug the RCA cables into, and attach a cable from the device to to the TV's cable input that will still allow you to use the RCA wires as an input.
I once tried to do something similar to this, (converting RCA to VGA) but I gave up when I found out the converter would cost more than $100. However, that was a while ago. I'm not sure how much the price may have changed.
frollard2 years ago
1) Turn on the monitors
2) Feed them a signal they are compatible with. This can vary from VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, Composite, Component, SCART, raw RGB, or RF tuner.

3) Profit!

Portable:
Optional, find a way to do #1 with batteries if you want it to be portable.
Optional 2: find a wireless video transmitter to link your sources to your portable monitor.