The Transvideo CineMonitorHD8 SBL Evolution 8" SuperBright Field Monitor is a high-brightness, 1000 Nits "on camera" monitor that ships precalibrated following the D65 ITU-R BT.709-5 and D56 specifications. It features a 4:3, XGA resolution panel that breaks the image into two zones: a 16:9, 1024 x 576 resolution picture zone above and a data zone below. The data zone can be used to display may types of useful information, including lens metadata, waveforms, histograms, SDI-embedded audio levels, and more. It also features various overlays for the picture zone, including user-definable makers and framelines, focus peaking, timecode, mattes, and OSD tallies.
The monitor supports standard definition PAL and NTSC signals as well as 720p, 1080i, and 1080p. It features an HD-SDI/SD-SDI input with reclocked loop through, an HDMI input on a mini type C connector, a dedicated composite input with loop through, and an analog combo jack on an 8-pin Lemo connector for component, RGB, or composite input. The screen adapts to non SDI-native aspect ratios, and can provide anamorphic squeeze and de-squeeze; the aspect ratios it supports are: 1.33:1, 1.78:1, 2.40:1, and 3.20:1. In addition, framelines can be used to "safe-in" a secondary aspect ratio in cases where multiple delivery formats are anticipated.
The monitor also features two data ports for tally and GPI. GPI is a general purpose input with user-configurable pins to remotely actuate various settings. The tally port accepts two tally sources; in addition, the third tally source can be derived from metadata in the SDI signal.