The iKan 7" HD-SDI LCD Monitor with Peaking & False Color adds Peaking and False Color functionality to all the regular features of a standard VX7 monitor. Peaking is a tool that can be used to highlight the desired focus area on the screen, in color or B/W, and that way attain sharp focusing. False Color helps you achieve accurate exposure control by indicating brightness levels for each color spectrum in the image as you adjust the iris on the camera.
The VX7e is an inexpensive on camera monitor that blends the right size and weight with the high resolution needed by video professionals. With a full complement of HD-SDI, HDMI, HD/SD component and composite inputs as well as support for multiple resolutions, the VX7e readily interfaces with virtually any video device. A unique feature of this monitor is the ability to convert an SDI input signal to an analog component output signal in the monitor. High grade BNC connectors ensure a stable and secure connection between monitor and video source device.
The VX7e delivers a high resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels which together with a high brightness level of 300 NIT and a 400:1 contrast ratio ensures a clear, well lit, and well defined picture. Front panel controls make it easy to adjust picture parameters without having to access a menu system. There are also additional test functions such as movable pixel by pixel, underscan, and a blue gun tool function.
- Color and Monochrome Peaking for Sharp Focus
- The VX7e is equipped with both Monochrome and Color Peaking features which highlight the desired focus area in a bright, silver outline. The operator adjusts the focus control until the silver indicator outlines on the desired area are razor sharp, indicating optimal focus. For the best results, be sure the subject is properly exposed.
- False Color for Accurate Exposure Control
- The False Color feature utilizes a full spectrum of assigned color indicators, ensuring flawless shot exposure. As the camera Iris is adjusted, the subject of the image will change color based on specific brightness values indicating optimal exposure.
- The Interface
- Although it's loaded with features and options, the VX7e was made with intuitive and easy control in mind. The first thing you'll notice about these monitors is that all of the controls are front and center and clearly labeled.
- It's All About Connections
- The VX7e sports HD-SDI (which also transcodes to component out), HDMI, HD/SD component, and composite, giving you ability to use the VX7 with any video device in the industry. All of our inputs use professional-grade BNC connectors to insure you stay connected.
- You've Got the Power
- If you've been shooting video for any length of time, you probably have a variety of different DV batteries. It doesn't make sense to purchase an entire set of new batteries just for your monitor. The VX7e allows you to take advantage of the DV batteries you already have by giving you the choice to use Canon, Panasonic or Sony DV batteries. Just like our other monitors, the VX7e can be powered with anything rated 12 to 20 volts. This really opens up the possibilities for you to power these monitors the way you see fit. These batteries are readily available from a multitude of sources, so you'll have the freedom to add more as you need them.
- Professional Power Options
- If you need Anton Bauer or Sony V mount power options, ikan has you covered with the optional PBK-17 professional battery mount system. This simple device mounts directly to the back of the VX7e. Once it's mounted, you're in business.
- Moveable Pixel to Pixel
- The pixel view of other monitors limits you to viewing only stationary pixels. If you want to move the image, you are limited to moving within predetermined quadrants; if you want to move out of this quadrant, then you must physically move the camera. With the VX series monitors, you can actually toggle the image left, right, up and down using our controls as you see fit instead of having to move your camera, so you can easily ensure you're getting the shot you want.
- Don't Stop, Keep Going
- Your monitor may not be your signal's final destination. So we've created a way to convert your HD-SDI signal into analog component in the VX monitor without having to purchase an additional convertor box. This gives you the freedom to output your signal where you want. Your digital SDI signal can be converted in the monitor to analog composite.
With LCDs, it's all about the backlighting. This defines contrast, brightness and other performance metrics.
Regular LCD monitors are backlit using a cathode fluorescent lamp. They emit a blanket of light across the screen. An LCD is just a massive screen of tiny doors that open and close to create an image. When trying to show black, these doors close, but the fluorescent backlight is so strong it will inevitably leak through the closed doors, resulting in more of a glowing charcoal instead of true black.
Enter the LED
Instead of having one big fluorescent light shining up through all of the LCD pixels, you have arrays of LEDs that shine through smaller portions of the LCD screen, leaving other portions in the dark. The result is a crisp, clear image with true blacks and better contrast--which is why LED backlighting is standard on all of the VX monitors.
- Overscan / Underscan
Overscan is defined as the central part of the image that you can see on a standard TV. This option will show you only what you would see when your production is broadcast or played on DVD. When you must ensure everything essential will be in the scene, the overscan feature is a must have.
Underscan is the full frame with no part of the image marginalized.
- Freeze Frame
- This function displays a side-by-side comparison of the incoming video signal. Each time the F1/2 button is pushed it will freeze the current frame on the right-hand side of the display while the left continues to display the live signal.
- Get the Right Image with Blue Only Screen
- Blue Gun allows you to quickly calibrate your monitor to ensure the image you're seeing on the monitor is exactly the same color that your camera is shooting. It does this by isolating the blue color signal and when displaying a set of standard NTSC color bars, a set pattern will emerge allowing for precise calibration.