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SmallHD Shows Off Ultra Bright Monitors: NAB 2017 Video

There is no need for a sunshade with these monitors

For the first time, SmallHD had not only a booth at NAB 2017, but a booth outside in the harsh Las Vegas sun. They did this to show off their new Ultra Bright 703 and 503 on-camera monitors. With a screen brightness of 2500nits, it appears there is no reason for a monitor sun shade anymore.  These monitors have metals houses, dual SDI inputs, and are designed for the harsh conditions often found on a production.

Ultra Bright Features

Ultra Bright

Ultra Bright 703 Display

Panel Type LTPS LCD
Size Diagonal 7.02
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Pixel Density (PPI) 323 ppi
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Active Area 7.02
Brightness 2500 nits
Contrast 1200:1
Color Gamut 70% NTSC
Color Depth 10-bit
Viewing Angle 178 Degrees (CR<10)
Backlight Type White LED
Adjustable Backlight Yes

Ultra Bright Input Signal Types/Formats

3G-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10-bits: 1080p60, 1080p59.94, 1080p50, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50
HD-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10-bits: 1080p30, 1080p29.97, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080psf30, 1080psf29.97, 1080psf25, 1080psf24, 1080psf23.98, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, 720p30, 720p29.97, 720p25, 720p24, 720p23.98
SD-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10-bits: 480i29.97, 576i25
HDMI YCC 4:2:2 @ 8 bits, 8/10/12 bit color in RGB & YCC 4:4:4: 1080p60, 1080p59.94, 1080p50, 1080p30, 1080p29.97 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98,1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080i30, 1080i29.97, 1080i25, 720p120, 720p119.88, 720p100, 720p60, 720p59.94 , 720p50, 720p30, 720p29.97, 720p25, 720p24, 720p23.98, 480p120, 480p119.88, 480p60, 480p59.94, 576p100, 576p50, 480i240, 480i239.76, 480i120, 480i119.88, 480i60, 480i59.94, 480i30, 480i29.97, 480i24, 480i23.98, 576i200, 576i100, 576i50, 576i25

Output Signal Types/Formats

3G-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10-bits: 1080p60, 1080p59.94, 1080p50, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50
HD-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10-bits: 1080p30, 1080p29.97, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080psf30, 1080psf29.97, 1080psf25, 1080psf24, 1080psf23.98, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, 720p30, 720p29.97, 720p25, 720p24, 720p23.98
SD-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10-bits: 480i29.97, 576i25
HDMI YCC 4:2:2 @ 8 bits, 8/10/12 bit color in RGB & YCC 4:4:4: 1080p60, 1080p59.94, 1080p50, 1080p30, 1080p29.97 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98,1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080i30, 1080i29.97, 1080i25, 720p120, 720p119.88, 720p100, 720p60, 720p59.94 , 720p50, 720p30, 720p29.97, 720p25, 720p24, 720p23.98, 480p120, 480p119.88, 480p60, 480p59.94, 576p100, 576p50, 480i240, 480i239.76, 480i120, 480i119.88, 480i60, 480i59.94, 480i30, 480i29.97, 480i24, 480i23.98, 576i200, 576i100, 576i50, 576i25

Connector Type

SDI 1x 3g Input, 1x 3g Output
HDMI 1x Input, 1x Output
Component Not Supported
Composite Not Supported
Audio 1x ⅛” Headphone Jack
Power In 2x Locking LEMO 2-pin Connectors: 1 for Power Input, 1 for Power distribution to an external device (Requires Power Input)

Software

Pixel Zoom (type) 2x & 4x Zoom with smooth pan via joystick
Frame Guides Yes: Preset Aspect Ratios & Customizable
DSLR Scale Canon 5DMkii & Canon 7D
Custom Scale Yes (Underscan Only)
Anamorphic De-Squeeze Yes: 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.66x, 2.0x
Image Rotate(Manual/Automatic) Yes – Automatic or Manual Control
Image Flip (Manual/Automatic) Yes – Automatic or Manual Control
Cross Conversion Yes: HDMI → SDI & SDI → HDMI
Focus Assist (Colors) Yes – User Adjustable Color Style and Intensity
Peaking Yes – User Adjustable Intensity
False Color Yes – Rainbow & Arri Style
Zebra Yes – Dual – User Configurable
Waveform Yes – Luma & RGB Style, Fully User Customizable w/ Region of Interest Highlighting
Vectorscope Yes

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