CARY, NC — At NAB, SmallHD (www.smallhd.com) is introducing a new, affordable on-camera display. The Sidefinder is a high definition, fully featured, electronic viewfinder that also boasts a five-inch, fold-out, HD display that is designed to be used as a field monitor.
The compact, ergonomic design provides a footprint that's smaller than many of today's third-party electronic viewfinders, while offering a much bigger screen. Its shape also allows operators to slide the viewfinder close to the camera, eliminating a common source of neck strain during shoulder-mounted operation.
The foundation of the Sidefinder is SmallHD's new 502 field monitor, which offers a simple user interface and adjustable field-of-view. Shooters also get to choose how they control the Sidefinder. Since the user interface of the 502 field monitor is simple, it has been transplanted onto a tiny omnidirectional remote that can be mounted right at the users fingertips so that camera operators never have to move their hand away from the camera to instantly see focus and exposure tools.
The Sidefinder is also flexible when it comes to mounting options. Shipping standard with a specialized side-mount bracket, the EVF can be fastened to any camera setup using a 15mm rod system, _-20 based EVF mount, NATO rail clamp, or Arri-style Rosette mount.
Using a built-in LP-E6 battery bracket, the Sidefinder accepts power from rechargeable Canon LP-E6 batteries. External power may be provided via D-tap using a regulated LP-E6 adapter cable, or from an AC adapter that also snaps into the monitor's battery plate.