While at PhotoCine Expo and DV Expo I got some time to visit with Bernie Keach with Marshall Electronics about their new monitor, the future of HDSLR and why Marshall Monitors have the best reputation in the industry.
This new 5 inch monitor not only has a great image with an excellent viewing angle, but it’s very light and it’s the only monitor I’m aware of that takes AA batteries. Rechargeable propriatary batteries can be a nightmare if you’re on a budget or on long shoot with no power. With Marshall’s LCD50, continuous power is literally as easy as going into any convenience store anywhere in the world. To me, the most impressive thing about this little monitor is it’s huge feature set. If you were to ask me why Marshall monitors are simply the best, I would have to say it’s their feature set. Marshall’s peaking feature can literally save your production and and protect you from soft focus. Other features like false color ensure that what your shooting is exactly what you want. Here’s more about the LCD50 from Marshall:
Marshall Electronics introduces a new addition to its’ popular and well-praised lineup of portable camera-top monitors. This new portable unit is the perfect solution for DSLR and video professionals seeking to capture their best shots. Don’t be fooled by higher screen resolution or sizes. Our picture performance, feature set, customer service, and experience is why the industry’s leading photographers, videographers, and camera operators prefer Marshall over the competition.
The V-LCD50-HDMI 5″ monitor is packed with features found in more expensive models. This compact LED-backlit confidence monitor offers amazing picture performance and excellent viewing angles for users simply looking for a portable, yet versatile monitoring solution. The V-LCD50-HDMI offers standard features including a wide variety of formats and markers, 4 user-configurable front panel function buttons, RGB Check Field / Field Detect, RGB gain and bias control. Major features include Marshall’s industry leading FALSE COLOR and PEAKING Filters, along with Image Flip, Freeze Frame, and HDMI Auto Color Space and Ratio detect.
This unit can be battery-powered in the field using 4 AA batteries or the included power supply. The bottom 1/4″-20 mount allows this lightweight unit to be mounted to most DSLRs, cranes, and jibs (hot shoe adapter included).
For more information, go to Marshall’s website at www.marshallmonitors.com