Bugs fixed, improvements to existing features and some new features are included in the firmware version 1.0 from SmallHD for their Production Monitors. Check the videos to find out more and continue to explore the firmware on SmallHD’s website.
The videos published by SmallHD show Wes and Dale (aka “bearded Vanna White”) outline all the updates that come with firmware 1.0. A lot of things change with this new software. The features added are an Enhanced Input Menu, HDR Preview Setting (HDR Models Only), New “Appearance” menu, Added Backlight Settings, USB Support Added, Crop Tool Added, Image Flip Added, Multi View Page Enhancement, Enhanced Focus Tools, while the Image Scale tool name has changed to Image Location.
Some of these features expand into multiple options that have to be explored by users of the SmallHD Production Monitors for a complete understanding of the possibilities they open when it comes to the use of the different monitors in the series. For example, on the Enhanced Input Menu it is now possible to configure each input type (HDMI, SDI1, SDI2) to support different incoming gamma formats.
The list of improvements includes, among other things, SD-SDI support or the availability of audio meters in multiview; in Page-View, the small tool icons are now rendered green if the tool is active, a message “Please Wait” now displays while monitor is performing long actions, or speakers now being muted when headphones are connected. The list if improvements continues, and can be explored on SmallHD’s website, but these give you an idea of how a firmware update can change the way things work.
Bugs fixed include audiometers, that now work when using a SDI signal, the removal of the audio POP that occurred when switching inputs (and that was not very POPular with people using the monitors…) and the support for the Sony FS700 on SDI.
To find more about the firmware and download it, visit SmallHD’s website.