The HD089C 8.9" HD Pro LCD Monitor from Manhattan LCD is designed for advanced field monitoring at a reasonable price. The screen offers high-quality display output in a portable package that weighs less than 2 lb (0.9 kg). With a native resolution of 1280x768, the LCD displays video formats from SD to HD, 480i to 1080p – including PAL and NTSC as well as most imaginable HD and computer formats via HDMI, component, and VGA inputs. (The display also has a composite video input for 480i.)
The field monitor allows you to adjust virtually all display parameters such as brightness, contrast, saturation, tint, gamma, etc. Advanced display features include false color, focus assist, under/over scan, monochrome, 1:1 pixel mapping, and picture-in-picture. The LCD offers 12 user presets.
The HD089C includes a special aspect ratio for the Canon 50D, 60D, 5D, T2I, and T3I cameras. These popular cameras are difficult to use with standard field monitors, as the cameras' preview and record modes require a custom aspect ratio to display the picture without distortion. The HD089C's "DSLR Rec" is an automatic aspect ratio that corrects Canon DSLR record and preview modes, providing a proper picture.
The monitor's False Color feature transforms video brightness to a colored scale that helps the operator in setting a camera's exposure. As the camera's exposure is adjusted, the picture changes colors based on brightness levels. Once this setting is locked in, you will know you are getting suitable exposure without expensive equipment.
Peaking (focus assist) shows you the position of the camera's focal plane. As you rack the focus back and forth you can see objects come in and out of focus by way of a bright white outline. Other convenient features include upgradeable firmware, NTSC/PAL auto-detect, and two 1/4"-20 mounting threads - one on top, one on bottom, for increased versatility.