An interview from the 2016 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with David Bredbury of SmallHD. SmallHD is a team committed to the advancement of on-camera monitor technology, giving creative professionals a deeper connection with their image. Creating value-driven products and providing excellent customer support stems from our passion for filmmaking. In this interview David showcases their latest production monitors, the 13" 1303 HDR & Studio.
The 1303 HDR includes a bright 1500 nit display (viewable in full sunlight), and provides HDR (high dynamic range) viewing capabilities. The 1303 Studio, designed for use where lighting is more controlled, features a 400-nit display and provides the same feature set, minus the high brightness and HDR capabilities. Both the 1303 HDR and Studio feature an extremely wide viewing angle with little to no visible color shift. The 1303 HDR also utilizes an optically bonded glass screen with an anti-reflective coating for added protection while eliminating glare.
As high-end cameras are including HDR specifications for expanded color gamut, contrast and dynamic range performance, camera crews on a set, in the field, and in post find themselves challenged to accurately view scenes incorporating these enhancements. The 1303 HDR builds on the HDR technology that SmallHD developed for its 17”, 24” and 32” Production Monitors. They offer SmallHD’s intuitive operating system and the technological advances for which its award-winning on-camera and production monitors are known—coupled with affordability.
These advanced monitors display a crisp 1920×1080 image on 10bit IPS LCD panels, with a 4-up signal view. The 1303 HDR offers a high color range, capable of reproducing the P3 color gamut. Plus it provides an HDR Preview function with built-in tools for real-time monitoring and customizable camera gamma settings. With an intuitive operating system, both 1303s support any 3D LUTs with SmallHD’s ColorFlow technology. Previously created look-up tables can be used on-set. LUTS can be loaded via the monitor’s full-size SD card slot. Additionally, a LUT edited on-set with third party software such as LiveGrade can be viewed on the monitor then uploaded to an SD card for reference in post.
The new monitors can be fed via either HDMI or SDI inputs and can output to either format as well. Cross conversion takes place in a mere single frame. Like the rest of the SmallHD Production and Studio monitors, the 13” versions are extremely rugged—built with a solid, milled aluminum chassis. To deal with on-set realities, even the 3mm thick screen impact protector can be replaced in seconds.
For quick deployment in any production environment, they are at home on a rack, table-top, arm, C-stand or cart. With numerous ¼-20 mounting options all around the frames, 1303s are ready for whatever items users plan to add. The convenient RapidRail system provides quick mounting of various accessories like wireless receivers and focus systems. Plus, there’s an ergonomic carry handle and built-in Vesa mounting solution.
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