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This B&H Kit includes the ikan VH8 8" HDMI Monitor and the IndiPRO Tools LINK SDI to HDMI Converter. This kit has been put together so that you can use the VH8 monitor to view output from cameras with SDI outputs. The VH8 features 1600 x 768 HD resolution, 300 Nit brightness levels, and 400:1 contrast ratio for a crisp image. The monitor is about half an inch thick and weighs just over half a pound, making it a very slim and lightweight monitor to attach atop your camera. The monitor supports SD and HD resolutions, and incorporates a loop through HDMI in/out and composite input. The monitor features useful production display modes such as Peaking, False Color, and Clip Guides. A 1:1, pixel for pixel, viewing mode allows you to view your image without scaling, this allows you to see what your image actually is, and not be fooled by scaling artifacts. The monitor also features four selectable modes to scale DSLR video from the HDMI input for viewing. Four assignable buttons let you customize your workflow with the monitor's menu system. The VH8 also features an interchangeable battery plate that is compatible with Panasonic G6 DV type batteries.
The IndiPRO Link Converter does more than just convert SDI signals to HDMI signals; it also converts the frequency to 60Hz. This is important, as monitors with an HDMI input may not support signals that run at frequencies other than 60Hz, and cameras don't always output a 60Hz signal. Most SDI to HDMI signal converters do not convert the frequency, which means that you may not be able to see the converted output on an HDMI monitor. However, the Link Converter auto detects the input frequency and converts the source signal from SDI to an HDMI signal at 60Hz. This makes it simple to use cameras, such as the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, that output SDI at frequencies other than 60Hz with HDMI monitors.
Ultra Wide 1600 x 768 LCD panel
False Color, Clip Guide on-screen color chart
False Color -- adjustable Under Luminance & Over Luminance warning (only HDMI)
Clip Guide -- adjustable Threshold (similar to the Zebra crossing function (only HDMI)
Pixel Data Analysis (IRE the color charts)
Vertical H.U.D. (Heads Up Display) on the right side of the screen reads incoming signals
Peaking (red outline)
DSLR Scaling (only HDMI)
Movable Pixel to Pixel
Guides (4:3 & 16:9 Framing Safe Area)
Check Field (blue, red, green, monochrome)
Manual backlight adjustment
H/V-line field delay
Aspect ratio (16:9 / 4:3)
Custom aspect ratio
Four assignable touch-sensitive function buttons on the rear
The VH8 is equipped with both Monochrome and Color Peaking features, which highlight the desired focus area in a bright, RED outline. The operator adjusts the focus control until the RED indicator outlines on the desired area are razor sharp, indicating optimal focus. For the best results, be sure the subject is properly exposed.
The False Color feature utilizes a full spectrum of assigned color indicators, ensuring flawless shot exposure. The under/ over luminance warning enables the video professional to get the quality he/ she desires every time. By adjusting the camera's Iris, the subject of the image will change color based on specific brightness values indicating optimal exposure.
The DSLR Scaling function enables users to extend their DSLR camera's HDMI video output to any option of four: Normal, 3:2, 16:9 or Full Screen - convenience made simple.
The VH8's 1:1 pixel-to-pixel mapping allows the video professional to emphasize on individual chosen elements in the shot. This feature is essential for capturing optimum detail.
The VH8 offers adjustable upper Clip Guide levels to accurately display overexposed images in any shooting condition. The operator simply assigns the upper IRE to their preference and any exposure over the set IRE limit will flash in a vivid purple, indicating only the over exposed area.
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Approx. 7" (18 cm)
1600 x 768
1x HDMI 1x Composite
1x HDMI 1x headphone jack
35º/35º (R/L), 10º/30º (U/L)
Video: NTSC-M, NTSC-J, NTSC 4.43 PAL B/G H I D, PAL M, PAL N SECAM