An interview from the 2019 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with Dave Bredbury of SmallHD. Founded in 2009, SmallHD has made a name as the leading innovator of on-camera monitoring solutions for professional cinematographers, videographers, and photographers worldwide. Creators of the world’s first high definition on-camera monitor, SmallHD continues to push the envelope of what’s possible in an on-camera, studio and production displays. In this interview Dave talks with us about their latest innovation, the 13" and 17" Monitors with Integrated Teradek Receivers.
After garnering outstanding industry acceptance of their 5-inch and 7-inch on-camera monitors with built-in Teradek receivers, SmallHD adds 13-inch and 17-inch monitors to their wireless connectivity lineup. The 1303 HDR BOLT Sidekick and 1703 P3X BOLT Sidekick provide reception of Full 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 (1920×1080) resolution. It delivers 10 bit color at 100% 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? (33.02cm) wide by 9? (22.86cm) high by 2.88? (7.32cm) thick plus antennas, and weighs 9 lbs (4.1kg).
The 1703P3X Bolt Sidekick delivers 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and 10 bit color depth. The screen is Full HD (1920×1080) 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? (43.18cm) wide by 11.7? (29.72cm) high by 2.5? (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 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” 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 ¼-20 and ?-16 threaded mounting options around the frame, ready for whatever users need to add.
Equipped 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.
New 1303HDR Bolt Sidekick and 1703P3X Bolt Sidekick are available from the global network of SmallHD resellers and partners. For more information or to order online, visit: www.smallhd.com