The SmallHD Cine 7 is a new on-camera monitor supporting advanced camera control via touchscreen display for Arri, RED and Sony. Furthermore, there’s a new 702 touch monitor which is a refined and upgraded model of the popular 702 bright.
Another day another SmallHD monitor… There’s a plethora of them out there, but rather than bolstering an existing line, the SmallHD Cine 7 offers something completely new – integrated camera control via touchsreen.
SmallHD Cine 7 Monitor
Currently compatible with ARRI Alexa Mini and Amira, but future compatibility is also promised for RED and Sony.
The Cine 7 is a 1800 nit, daylight viewable display with 100% DCI-P3 coverage.
The advanced camera control allows you to change settings such as white balance, shutter angle, exposure index and record start/stop through the 7” touchscreen display.
It does so through Ethernet connection; there’s a full size port on the bottom, along with other peripherals like SDI in/out HDMI in/out, 10-34V, 2A DC power via 2 pin Lemo, SD card and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Additional power options are available through a removable battery bracket, V lock, Gold Mount and Sony L series are all supported through individual mounts.
The removable battery bracket also allows for compatibility with Teradek wireless systems; TX and RX versions will both become available.
Like all current SmallHD monitors the Cine 7 supports OS3, meaning on top of the advanced camera control you get all the software tools from SmallHD for exposure and focus aids, overlay features and LUT support.
I will update this article with links when they are available, but pricing looks to retail at $1799 with a Gold Mount or V Lock battery mount, wireless options starting from $2749, and the ARRI camera control feature requiring a separate license.
SmallHD 702 Touch
The new 702 touch monitor is a refined and upgraded version of the popular 702 bright series. It sports 1500nits of brightness, comes in an upgraded chassis and sits just under the new flagship Cine 7 model in terms of functionality. It obviously lacks the camera control features but still offers HDMI and SDI in/out and –as the name suggests– a high resolution touch display.
It also offers upgraded DCI-P3 gamut in comparison to the REC 709 of the 702 bright. The whole unit sits in a unibody design and comes with a total of four 1/4-20 mounting which is always nice to have.
You can power the 702 touch with either 10-34V DC through its dedicated power input or via the included dual Sony L-series battery mount. That mount can be swapped out with either a Gold Mount or V-mount battery plate, too. All the OS3 software tools are available with this monitor, of course.
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