Creative Solutions Add SmallHD’s Indie 7 Smart Monitor To Its Lineup

The Indie 7 debuts this month as an entry-level member of their Smart 7 monitor family, further expanding creative control for filmmakers in need of a reliable touchscreen field monitor.

Featuring optional software upgrades for Camera Control access to RED DSMC2 and KOMODO cameras, Indie 7 is compatible with the Teradek Bolt 4K RX Monitor Module for 4K wireless video reception, and offers integration with Teradek RT’s Command Center lens control overlay software.

“The Cine 7 and 702 Touch monitors have proven widely popular, especially with operators who use Camera Control for RED,” explained Dave Bredbury, Product Manager (Cine) at Creative Solutions. “With the announcement of KOMODO and other compact professional cameras, we saw the need to add a model to the series for those working on an independent budget. Indie 7 is that solution.”

Built around a 7” 1080p display with hyper-responsive touchscreen functionality and bright daylight visibility, Indie 7 is powered by the intuitive PageOS 4 software platform. This industry-leading interface allows operators to build customized user pages, utilizing a host of imaging tools. Camera Control for RED DSMC2 & KOMODO are offered separately as two individual software upgrades and allow unfettered access to internal camera configuration settings. The Indie 7 KOMODO Kit will include a custom Control Cable for communication with the camera.

Indie 7 is compatible with the Teradek Bolt 4K RX Monitor Module (Gold Mount or V-Mount), a cableless integration that enables 4K & HDR wireless video from any Teradek Bolt 4K transmitter. Indie 7’s ability to accept a Full 4K image allows for 1:1 Pixel Mapping for greater clarity during punch-in. With a video signal 4x the resolution of the display, operators and focus-pullers will notice a significant increase in sharpness when zooming in to catch critical focus. Teradek RT Command Center is also available for direct interaction with connected Teradek RT lens controllers.

“Our goal at SmallHD has always been to streamline the process of capturing great footage,” Bredbury said. “We’re continuing to expand access into new cameras and simplify monitoring workflows for all creative professionals by developing additional hardware integrations and software upgrades for all of our Smart 7 monitors.”

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