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SmallHD Cine 7: a cinema camera control monitor for ARRI, RED and Sony

SmallHD introduces Cine 7, a family of 7-inch Full HD touchscreen on-camera monitors with cinema camera control and built-in Teradek wireless video technology.

SmallHD Cine 7: a Cinema control monitor for ARRI, RED and Sony cameras

SmallHD continues to introduce new monitors, and the newest, showcased at NAB 2019, is the  Cine 7 monitor,  is designed to work with support for ARRI, RED and Sony cameras.

Unveilled at NAB 2019, the new Cine 7 monitor with cinema camera control and Teradek wireless continues to expand the line up of monitors from SmallHD. The Cine 7 is a powerful new monitor platform for professional cinematographers, with, claims SmallHD, “ a stunning 1080p, daylight viewable 1,800 nit display that offers 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut.”

What sets this monitor apart, adds SmallHD, “is its seamless integration of cinema camera control, allowing users to manage a variety of camera settings right from the SmallHD software interface”. In fact, the Cine 7 comes with support for ARRI ALEXA Mini, AMIRA, and Mini LF cameras as an optional software license. That’s just the start, because support coming for RED and Sony later this year, according to the company.

SmallHD Cine 7: a Cinema control monitor for ARRI, RED and Sony cameras

Available with Gold and V-Mount

Camera control via the Cine 7 interface solves a number of production issues. The ARRI ALEXA Mini and AMIRA provide viewing of camera controls only through the electronic viewfinder. The Cine 7 wireless video transmission function can become an essential tool when the camera is mounted on a Steadicam, on a camera car, or other specialty rigging.

The Camera Control Menu appears as an overlay on the video feed once assigned to a Page. Each Page gives the user quick access to sets of tools (framing, exposure, focus, etc). Operators can toggle from Page to Page via the highly responsive touchscreen interface.

Input and output of video with integrated audio is provided via 3G SDI and HDMI, with cross conversion between the two. Power is delivered via locking 2-pin power connector (10-34V DC, 2A in) or battery bracket (Sony L Series included – Gold Mount and V-Mount available separately). An Ethernet port allows for camera control connectivity.

SmallHD Cine 7: a Cinema control monitor for ARRI, RED and Sony cameras

See the Cine 7 at NAB 2019

Offering the flexibility and durability required by demanding professionals, the Cine 7 has a a lightweight milled aluminum frame and several 1/4″-20 mounting points. The monitor is available in 4 different varieties, including 3 wireless models with built-in Teradek Bolt technology (500 TX, 500 RX, and a Sidekick RX version), as well as a non-wireless base model.

Each model supports cinema camera control. All Cine 7 models are compatible with Teradek RT real-time lens data overlays, allowing users to get critical follow focus information directly on the display, including lens focal distance, focal length, iris, zoom and more.

Cine 7 begins shipping April 2019, but you can see it at NAB 2019 in Las Vegas. The Cine 7 base model costs $1799, the Cine 7 Bolt 500 RX and Cine 7 Bolt 500 TX cost each $2749 and the Cine 7 Bolt Sidekick has a price of $3699. The ARRI Camera Control License costs $500.

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