SmallHD Unveils New On-Camera Monitors With Wireless Connectivity To Teradek Receivers

SmallHD is expanding its lineup of on-camera HD monitors that include built-in Teradek receivers with the introduction of new 13-inch and 17-inch models. These join the company’s already popular 5-inch and 7-inch on-camera monitors with wireless connectivity.

Pre-loaded with SmallHD OS3 software, the new monitor/receivers offer quick-customizable professional tools including HD Waveform, Vectorscope, False Color and Focus Assist/Peaking, Anamorphic De-squeeze, Framing Guides, and unlimited 3D LUTs via SD card.

Both the 1303 HDR BOLT Sidekick and 1703 P3X BOLT Sidekick provide reception of 1080p HD video from Teradek 500, 1000, or 3000 Bolt transmitters at distances up to 500 feet line-of-sight.

The 1303 HDR Bolt Sidekick provides a bright, 1500 nit daylight viewable screen with Full HD (1920x1080) resolution. It delivers 10-bit color at 100 percent of Rec. 709 color gamut, 1150:1 contrast ratio and is HDR capable. With a dense 170 pixel-per-inch display, it is ideal for focus pulling. It measures 13 inches (33.02cm) wide by 9 inch (22.86cm) high by 2.88 inch (7.32cm) thick (including antenna), and weighs 9 lbs. (4.1kg).

The 1703P3X Bolt Sidekick delivers 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut and 10-bit color depth. The screen is Full HD (1920x1080) at 1000 nit-brightness. It features a 1400:1 contrast ratio, and a pixel density of 133 pixels-per-inch. The rugged monitor measures 17 inches (43.18cm) wide by 11.7 inches (29.72cm) high by 2.5 inches (6.35cm) thick, plus antennas, and weighs 12 lbs. (5.4kg).

The new wireless monitors each have 2 SDI inputs, as well as 1 HDMI and 2 SDI outputs. There is zero latency when cross converting from SDI to HDMI. The monitors provide a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees horizontally and vertically, so a number of crew members can view them simultaneously. For operating untethered, both monitors can be powered by Gold- or V-mount battery packs, utilizing an optional Battery Pack Adapter. AC powering is also supported.

Designed for quick deployment, SmallHD production monitors instantly fit into any production or post environment, whether mounted table-top, C-stand or cart. These monitors feature rugged milled aluminum chassis. The 17-inch offers hardened rubber corner bumpers and user-replaceable 3mm-thick screen protectors that drop-in and self-lock, as well as the RapidRail system that provides easy accessory mounting. The 17” also offers an ergonomic carry handle as well as multiple threaded mounting options around the frame for mounting external components.

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