Listed below is the gear we use to make our projects. Like almost everything in film, its a evolving process that takes into account the specifics of the job and the creative needs of the project.
Blackmagic Video Assist
We use both the 5" and 7" versions on set almost every day. They are a huge improvement from built-in screen to monitor and pull focus from. The 7" also records in 4k and features a host of great features including false color, scopes and timecode in.
The 7" goes through batteries pretty quickly. We've found it a lot easier to power it off the v-mount battery through d-tap with this cable.