smallHD is known for their ultra-high standard of quality field monitors. Keeping on par with their popular DP6 and DP4, the guys over at the smallHD HQ have done an excellent job with their latest AC7 LCD and OLED Field Monitor. For the video example below, we’re using the 7.7″ OLED monitor with the SDI option on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
When shooting with a camera that has an LCD monitor on the body, most shooters can tell you that the image quality of the picture their camera is seeing is hardly represented in truth on the LCD. This is not only attributed to the size of the screen, it is also due to resolution and color. A 7+ inch external monitor with an OLED screen is going to bring out vivid, vibrant colors and incredibly small detail that you might otherwise miss until your footage hits the editing deck.
The AC7 also comes with an SDI option, with pass through. SDI will give you the same clean signal as HDMI, however unlike the HDMI cable that tends to wiggle out, an SDI connection is locked. *smallHD has come up with a solution for finicky HDMI cables as well (CLICK HERE for an OliviaTech Video Review). High end cameras typically have an SDI port, if you’re shooting with a DSLR, you’ll likely only have an HDMI port.
Along with all of the usual suspects in the menu options, smallHD has implemented even more focus assist and false color options. Beyond just using a single color to aid in focus assist, you also have the power of Focus Assist Plus and Max.
False Color also has HL (high/ow) and HML (high/mid/low) options.
2X Zoom, also called 1:2 pixel mapping simply zooms into the image past its native resolution allowing for a very fine look at the details of your image. User Programable Buttons allow you to customize your monitor according to your workflow. Two user-defined function buttons which can be mapped to instantly switch on or off the effect of your choice, from Focus Assist+ to False Color to 1:1 Mapping and more.7" monitor, AC7, cinema, DSLR, external monitor, false color, field monitor, focus assist, focus peaking, OLED monitor, resolution, SmallHD, smallHD AC7, video