SmallHD's new monitor well-suited for daylight shooting
September 10, 2015

SmallHD's new monitor well-suited for daylight shooting

CARY, NC — SmallHD ( is at IBC with a daylight viewable, seven-inch, full HD, on-board monitor. The 702-Bright is based on a new, highly-efficient software platform, and offers a lightweight form factor with a 1,000 nit display, making it twice as bright as most monitors and smartphones. In addition, its screen is viewable from across a wide 179-degree angle.

The 702-Bright provides an accurate 1080p display that enables critical focus, exposure and color evaluation, even in broad daylight. Features include an expanded toolset, including 3D lookup table (LUT) video output to downstream devices, the pages system of tool presets, an operating system built for speed and simplicity, and built-in dual-purpose battery slots for either Canon LP-E6 or Sony L-Series batteries. It’s priced under $1,500.

The monitor’s 323 pixels-per-inch, 1920x1080 display yields a full HD picture. An optically bonded glass protector with an anti-reflective coating allows the monitor to be viewed in high ambient light conditions, while maintaining excellent contrast. Its milled aircraft grade aluminum uni-body housing and optional acrylic screen protector make it rugged and well suited for harsh shooting environments.

The 702-Bright has the ability to apply 3D LUTs to the video and output the colorized image to monitors and/or recording devices downstream. Operators will appreciate useful tools like HD waveform, RGB parade, HDMI/SDI signal conversion, image capture, and on-screen audio meters.

 In addition to the full resolution display, the monitor also provides peaking and focus assist tools. More features are enabled by the SD card slot. For example, custom 3D LUTs can be imported, as well as JPEGs of background plates that can be overlaid with live video to help the shooter achieve the perfect matching angle. This feature is also beneficial for camera alignment with 3D rigs. Saving and loading of monitor settings via the SD card allows users to move preferences between monitors. Plus the card slot enables capture of screen shots from the live video feed, with or without a 3D LUT applied.

Additionally, these versatile monitors accept either Canon LP-E6 or Sony L-Series battery packs. They can also be powered from an AC adapter or from a P-Tap/D-Tap off a large camera battery. The 10-Watt power draw is so low that the monitor can run off a pair of NPF-970 batteries for nine hours straight.