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SmallHD 703 Ultra Bright
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:49 PM
I was at a trade show couple days ago, SmallHD had the 702 out to play with which I was, been thinking about getting one for awhile. They did not have 703.
Looks much the same tho, different buttons? Is it brighter?
Posted 03 March 2017 - 04:41 PM
Don't buy SmallHD. Not worth it. Invest in something that will last and keep value.
Posted 03 March 2017 - 06:47 PM
Looks awesome as an on board operating monitor. Probably too light for most higher end cameras on a Steadicam rig but who knows. Not so sure why John is so negative about SmallHD. Just about every manufacturer these days updates their products at a high rate. I've got a Transvideo HD monitor I think I paid $7000 for many years ago that's worth less than what this monitor cost now. Anyway, not a big $ investment.
Posted 04 March 2017 - 11:45 AM
I had the chance to play with the prototype awhile back and I'll be ordering one. I did not get to see it in sunlight, but frankly my 702 Bright which I use for Studio mode operating has been so good that I have high confidence in this big brother. More than twice as bright (2500 NITS versus 1000 NITS - although NITS aren't everything), glass bonded screen, and all the functions I love in my 702. Plus, Lemo connector for power (same as the Teradek cables) with a 2nd Lemo for passthrough power as well. Not sure why someone is bashing Small HD as I've found them to be incredibly responsive and a fabulous company.
As for the weight Doc, its beefier than the 702 by a lot, but still light so you'd need to add a battery on the back. I've already put Matthias Biber from Cam-Jam in touch with Small HD abut making a yoke for his great monitor bracket.
Here are a few snap shots I took when I saw the monitor:
Posted 17 March 2017 - 11:05 PM
Alec, when you got a to play with the monitor, is the zoom function exactly the same as the 702? I find the zoom function on TVLogic monitors far superior (in terms of sharpness) compared to the 702.
Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:25 PM
Alex, sorry but I don't really know. I can't say I use the zoom feature on my 702 much, but hopefully someone can chime in.