SmallHD Debuts Indie 7, an Entry-Level Monitor for Filmmakers

SmallHD's Smart 7 series has a new family member.

The Indie 7 from SmallHD is an entry-level monitor that features a 1000-nit 7-inch touchscreen, imaging assist tools like focus assist, 3G-SDI and HDMI connections, and a wide viewing angle that's built around a lightweight and rugged aluminum chassis. 

Key Features

  • Display: 7-inch IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Resolution: 1920x1200
  • Brightness: 1000 nits
  • Color: 100% Rec 709
  • Input: 1x 3G-SDI, 1x 3G-SDI In/Out, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x Micro USB
  • Output: 1x 3G-SDI, 1x HDMI 2.0
  • Audio: ⅛” headphone jack
Indie 7

In a price comparison, the Indie 7 is only $899, whereas the 702 Touch is $1,299, and the Cine 7 starts at $1,799.

Even with the price difference, the Indie 7 touts all the familiar features we've come to know from SmallHD. Additionally, there's an upgrade path where the Indie 7 can control the RED DSMC or Komodo cameras, similar to its Cine 7 lineup. That version is $1,149.

As of now, the Indie 7 doesn't offer an option for ARRI camera control like the Cine 7, but it's possible in the future. 

The Indie 7 is also compatible with the Teradek Bolt 4K RX Monitor Module, for an additional cost. The wireless version will set you back $2,399. Teradek RT Command Center is also available for direct interaction with connected Teradek RT lens controllers.

Indie 7
The Indie 7 can accept a full 4K image and allows for 1:1 pixel mapping. It runs on PageOS 4.

The biggest differences between the Cine 7 and the Indie 7 is that the Cine 7 offers 100% DCI-P3 coverage, whereas the Indie 7 is 75% of Rec. 709. Additionally, the Cine 7 offers a brightness of 1800 nits. So if you find yourself in sunny areas, the Cine 7 might be better suited for those shoots. But in terms of connection type, you're getting the same. 

You can check out more about the Indie 7 here.      

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OVERPRICED!

October 16, 2020 at 1:36AM

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