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SmallHDSmallHD has made a pretty significant upgrade to their already visually superb 7″ DP7 field monitor, and David Bredbury gives us a quick demo at the SmallHD booth at NAB. The new features in the DP7 include the ability to load and export custom 3D LUTs, as well as editing and grading footage in real-time. Continue on to see the DP7 in action, as well as all pricing and availability information. More »

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nyrius aeries pro digital wireless hdmi hd high definition video transmissionWe’ve touched upon a few wireless high-definition video solutions before. You may be familiar with Teradek’s Cube and Bolt units, as well as the Switronix Recon. In the wireless HDMI corner, the Paralinx Arrow provides 10-bit 4:2:2 1080p60 at 300 feet line-of-sight for under $900 — clocking in well under the three aforementioned SDI options. However, if $900 is too steep for your chordless monitoring budget, there may still be an option for you. The Nyrius ARIES Pro provides some of the key functions of the Arrow, mainly the wireless HDMI part, for $250 or less. Furthermore, when hooked up to USB charging cells and a SmallHD unit, you’re suddenly talking a very affordable HD wireless monitoring solution. More »

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As we approach the end of the holiday season (and the end of the year), there are still plenty of last-minute gifts or great deals specifically for filmmakers. You might have already purchased a Wii U or Xbox 360 for someone in your family (or Playstation 3 if you’re still rocking those), but there are plenty of extremely useful gifts for filmmakers that won’t cost you an arm or a leg, and they’ll probably be put to more use than a video game (though I guess that depends on the specific filmmaker). Read through to check them out. More »

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The differences between competing pieces of technology often become very, well, technical in explanation — but most of the time, we don’t get to use the term ‘organic’ as a qualifier. This happens to be true in the case of SmallHD’s new OLED HDMI and SDI monitors — and Organic Light Emitting Diodes are actually news to me in general. What’s even more exciting is that SmallHD is looking to provide very high-quality monitoring solutions for prices previously unheard-of. Read on for a more comprehensive specs readout and a bit on what makes OLEDs different from traditional LCD systems. More »

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SmallHD is one of the younger display companies at NAB, but that doesn’t mean their products are low-quality. They are introducing a beautiful 1280 x 800 7″ screen that takes advantage of OLED technology to produce the richest colors you’ve ever seen on a monitor. They’ve got two versions that cost exactly the same, $2,700, but the other monitor uses a super-bright LCD to make viewing in daytime much simpler. I had a talk with Dale Backus from SmallHD, and he introduced both monitors and the Port Protector in the video below. More »

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This being my first time at NAB, it’s a little overwhelming with the incredible amount of exhibitors on hand. It should also be noted there are not a team of shooters and editors on hand to help me out – just me shooting and uploading everything you see (if you’re wondering why some videos might take so long to be uploaded). Some of the biggest news of the first day was the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera, which I had a few moments to play with and take a look at, and I also had a great interview with Simon Westland of Blackmagic. Some other big news was the announcement of the AJA Ki Pro Quad 4K recorder, and SmallHD’s new DP7 display, which has two versions – one with a very bright LCD and the other with an OLED – which reproduces colors impeccably. More »

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SmallHD has announced a new 4.3″ DP4 monitor for $549 (or $749 with their new viewfinder attachment). SmallHD doesn’t have a booth at NAB proper, instead throwing a party nearby; here’s FreshDV with their great annual NAB coverage of the monitor’s launch: More »

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One of the reasons I haven’t purchased a field monitor for my 5D Mark II is because the camera drops its HDMI output to 480p the second you hit the record button. Beyond the problem this presents for accurately pulling focus (because of the reduced resolution), this change in resolution is seemingly handled by every field monitor in a different way. Some scale the output accurately, others squash the image, and there is always a variable delay in between the time you hit the record button and the time the monitor refreshes with the new resolution. Monitor manufacture SmallHD is here to lay out the facts of DSLR field monitoring with their excellent video “Effective Pixels 101″: More »

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Jason Wingrove has a great walkthrough of the just-launched SmallHD DP6 (formerly the DP-SLR) field monitor, which I’ve had my eye on for a while. It’s a 5.6″, 1280×800 monitor perfectly sized for DSLR use, and the high resolution of the unit makes it viable for use on higher-end cameras like the RED. Priced at $899 for the HDMI version and $1199 for the HD-SDI incarnation, from a resolution-per-buck standpoint this monitor can’t be beat. More »

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NAB continues and so too does my jacking of FreshDV’s great coverage. For the full rundown head on over to their news page, where they’ve managed to post a ridiculous amount of video in record time. Here are some DSLR-specific vids from Zacuto, Jag35, Genus, Zeiss, and SmallHD. More »