The SmallHD Cine 7 now has integrated camera control for RED DSMC2 cameras. The previous ARRI-compatible-only touchscreen now has an array of camera control for current RED cameras.
The SmallHD Cine 7 was announced back in April this year.
It’s a 7” panel featuring all of the current monitoring features you would expect from a new high-bright SmallHD display, with the addition of touchscreen access to all monitor settings, as well as support for advanced camera menu systems.
ARRI control rolled out with the initial announcement, with touchscreen control possible through the Ethernet connection on the Cine 7 monitor.
The SmallHD Cine 7 now has full support for RED DSMC2, offering touchscreen access for settings such as exposure, clip info, playback and media through REDLINK Command Protocol.
With RCP (REDLINK Command Protocol) through existing third party software-based systems, you can control pretty much every feature available on a RED DSMC2 system.
It will be very interesting to see how many settings the Cine 7 can delve into.
There is known support for white balance and exposure, recording, media, playback and clip settings.
What looks nice is the variety of displays you can quickly switch between – perimeter view, top, and bottom overlays as well as full screen.
Control is through hardware – a bolt-on 5-pin connector that links to a RED DSMC2 CTRL port.
On the Cine 7 monitor itself – it’s a 7” high bright 1800 nit display, 1920X1200 in resolution with 100% DCI-P3 Color gamut.
It supports 10-34V 2A DC power via 2-pin Lemo to keep the setup slim. Or use the removable battery bracket to mount your V lock, Gold Mount or Sony L Series batteries.
The former larger battery systems are more reserved for when using the 7’ touchscreen monitor off the camera.
In these configurations, SmallHD also has the Cine 7 available with integrated wireless Teradek Bolt RX systems – the Cine 7 500 RX for compatibility with Teradek/SmallHD Bolt 500 transmitters, and the Cine 7 500 SK RX for use with Teradek Bolt 500,1000 and 3000 transmitters.
A Cine 7 500 TX is also available for camera on-board as a 500-foot transmitter.
All TX/RX models have a slim-profile integrated wireless unit with aerials.
The RED DSMC2 control can be purchased separately for $500. This includes the software update as well as aforementioned Lemo bolt on, control cable, neoprene case, and bnc cable.
However, a current offer is on to purchase the Cine 7 that includes the RED software package for free.
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