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#1 Jon Beattie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

Just got a 5.6" small HD monitor. Love it. It's built really well and the features are killer.

Poking around the site they have a 7" highbright monitor coming out soon. Looks to be a pretty sweet monitor. I was ready to place my cinetronic order but I really think I'll be taking a further look at this one.

At half the cost you actually get a number of added features. Some of them are overkill. some that aren't imo are the level sensor is built in, rec 720p onto sd card in monitor and they have and expansion port built into back which out of the box you can plug a paralinks into.

With most products you can usually hit 2 out of 3 things price/feature/quality.

Having the 5.6" already I think their final result could hit all 3 which is rare. Monitor only weighs 1.2lbs so adding a battery plate to back would likely help most balance that way we like.

Here's a the link http://www.smallhd.c...isplay.html#two

And the specs
RESOLUTION
1280x800
LUMINANCE
1200 nits
DIAGONAL
6.95in
COLOR GAMUT
50%
CONTRAST RATIO
800:1
COLOR DEPTH
8bit
VIEWING ANGLE
80º/80º/80º/80º
INTERFACE
2 Scroll Wheels
8 Smart Keys
DIMENSIONS
7.3in x 5.1in x .9in
WEIGHT
<1.2 lbs
POWER CONSUMPTION
16 watts
INPUTS
2 x SDI (BNC)
1 x HDMI (With Lock)
1 x YPbPr (Hirose Break out Cable to BNC)*
1 x Composite (Hirose Breakout Cable to BNC)
1 x Power (Input voltage 10-24v DC-locking Hirose connector: 4 pin)
1 x Stereo line in (4-pin Hirose)*
1 x Mini-USB (for Firmware updates)
1 x Battery Input (4-pin Molex connector for battery plates)
1 x SD Card Slot
OUTPUTS
1 x SDI (BNC)
1 x HDMI
1 x YPbPr*
1 x Composite
1 x 1 /8 Mini Headphone Output*
2 x Built-in speakers*
SENSORS
4 x Proximity sensors on front (for detecting users hands for intelligent menu assist)
1 x Accelerometer (Horizon indicator)
1 x Temperature sensor (to sense internal temp of DP 7 to avoid potential damage in extreme situations and to keep display calibrated as accurately as possible)
USER INTERFACE
8 x Tactile Smart Keys on front of display
with LED indication and proximity sensing
2 x Ergonomic scroll wheels in each top corner
PHYSICAL
Flush mount integrated polycarbonate screen protect or (anti-reflective, hydrophobic and scratch resistant, easily removable with 4 screws)
5 rugged 1/4"20 thread points on all sides
All ports recessed and locked for protection
2 x Tally indicators
SIGNAL TYPES
HDMI
SDI (SD /HD /3G )
Component*
Composite
X-PORT ACCESSORY SLOT
Yes
SOFTWARE
SCOPES
Waveform (PIP, Full Screen)
Vectorscope (PIP, Full Screen)
RGB Parade (Full Screen)
Histogram (PIP, Full Screen)*
FOCUS ASSIST
Intensity adjustment
Highlight color select
Background:color/B&W
ZEBRA
2X User-selectable ranges
FALSE COLOR
Variety of industry-standard styles
FRAME GUIDES
Aspect
Crosshatch
Crosshair
COLOR CONTROLS
yes
COLOR BARS
yes
BLUE ONLY
yes
UI LOCK
yes
SMART KEYS
Customizable/Expandable smart keys
UI
"Help" Text prompts
SIGNAL ROUTING/CONVERSION
INPUT -> SIMULTANEOUS
OUTPUT
(PIP, Side-by-Side
or switchable)
SDI -> SDI & HDMI
HDMI->SDI & HDMI
Component -> SDI, HDMI & Component
Composite -> SD I, HDMI & Component
SDI -> SDI & HDMI
HDMI->SDI & HDMI
Component -> SDI, HDMI & Component
Composite -> SD I, HDMI & Component
DUAL INPUT -> OUTPUT
SDI & SDI*
SDI & HDMI*
SDI & SDI*
SDI & HDMI*
POWER AND BATTERY OPTIONS
INCLUDED WITH DP7
Locking Hirose 10v-28v DC Connector with AC Adapter
OPTIONAL POWER
ACCESSORIES
Locking Hirose to 4-Pin XLR Adapter
Locking Hirose to bare wire (DIY kit)
Locking Hirose to D-Tap/P-Tap
V-Mount Battery Plate
Gold Mount Battery Plate on-screen
battery life/info
POLARITY PROTECTION
Yes, never worry about frying your monitor due to incorrect polarity
*Feature coming Q1 2013 via free software upgrade
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#2 Jon Beattie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

Sorry this was posted 3 times. Site gave me weird error messages
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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

I've been eying this monitor for a while now and talking with the smallHD team for the functionality. It looks great. Detail, the paralynx you attach to it is the RX part for a director to look at, not the tx dongle. The recording is a great plus (which would retire my brand new Hyperdech Shuttle).
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#4 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Nice specs but the Cinetronics monitor will beat those... Just sayin
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#5 Jon Beattie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

The cinetronic is looking to be a sweet monitor but I don't know if it'll be 3k better until I get to see both.
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#6 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

The SmallHD DP7Pro High Bright has a Polycarbonate screen, Isn't weather protected and only 1200nits. The Cinetronics Gen 1 is 1500-1600nits and the Gen Two as Chris says "Go To Eleven" The DP7PHB is $2700 on their preorder price special and it doesn't include a Pro Standard 8 pin monitor connector. Then you need to source a mount for it... The Cinetronic is $2K more and better suited for steadicam use, since that's what it was designed for.
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#7 Jon Beattie

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

Wasn't posting a debate about vaporware as neither until is actaully shipping.

Again, I think the cinetronic 2 is going to be a killer item. A pure, simple bullet proof steadicam monitor. It has all the standard must have features we'd want. Chris has been super proactive about addressing our needs and the open line of communication between manufacturer and end user is great.

Smallhd is more diversified manufacturer and here on the east coast. Which I take into consideration for service and knowing they'll be here in 5yrs.

Looking at the cinetronic 2 spec sheet "11"=1500nits.

Yes, you'd want to get a rain cover for the smallHD. What'd you say that'd cost about $200-? Smallhd uses a 4pin hirose not our favorite connector but reliable none the less.

Yes, one would have to source a mount as well for the smallhd. Being that I own an ultra 2 I'd have to source or modify cinetronic's mount as well. Cinetronic hasn't listed a yoke that'll work with tiffen rigs.

The cinetronic 2 preorder price with yoke and external digital level is $5586- for those paying retail and not doing the upgrade from the cinetronic 1.

The built in ability to rec onto an sd card of the smallhd so one doesn't have to purchase, mount and power another accessory like a hyperdeck is a great streamline feature.

Again the smallhd is an interesting item I was just trying to share. i hadnt seen mention of it here before. I'm interested in seeing and trying both before I purchase either.

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#8 quincy paglaro

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:27 AM

Hey,
Curious- why do you need to record to a external deck?

Cheers
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#9 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

It's always nice to record what you shoot for yourself (se if you did the shot properly, learn from your mistakes and enjoy your shots one more time) as its a pain to review it withe production sometimes.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

I had to unsubscribe from smallhd -- I was being inundated with sales bs. Hope to see their monitor someday but they may be a day late/dollar short?
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#11 Guille Moreno

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:32 AM

Does anyone have any information of mounting brackets for the small HD? Or if it would be compatible with other brands of mounting brackets?

I'm specially interested in a bracket like the Cinetronic or Transvideo monitors have that attaches from the sides of the monitor to easily change the angle of the monitor and keep the weight in the CG of the monitor.

Thanks for any informations, I couldn't find anything in their web site.

Guille


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#12 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

I contacted SmallHD about a mounting bracket and they said they are not looking into making one.  Also you could possibly adapt another one on it. I would wait till the monitor actually comes out before going into thinking about all this. Last resort would be to design one and make a small batch (or maybe someone like Mk-V could design one, I mentioned the monitor to them in the past)


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#13 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

http://www.cinematicprecision.com/

They can help.
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#14 Matthias Biber

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:52 PM

from the specs, the cam-jam.de yoke should fit as well.

 

http://www.cam-jam.de/yoke.html

 

I´ll make the right screws and shims, when the DP7 really comes out.


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#15 Charles Papert

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

The SmallHD guys are very cool, working very hard and open to all suggestions. I've been talking to them for a couple of years and they are interested in the Steadicam market, took notes from me and others when the high brightness monitor was first proposed and I see quite a few incorporated. I know the Cinetronic is considered the gold standard for Steadicam flat screens but there's always room for other options, especially more inexpensive ones as backup, second rig, smaller/cheaper rigs etc. And the recording function built in is something that has been dreamed of for quite a while (10 years? GPI?).


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