Nipros HDF-500 5" Color LCD Viewfinder

Nipros HDF-500 5" Color LCD Viewfinder

Nipros HDF-500 5" Color LCD Viewfinder

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Nipros HDF-500 5" Color LCD Viewfinder

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Product Highlights

  • 800x480 Resolution TFT LCD
  • High Brightness 700 cd/m2 Display
  • 3G-SDI, HDMI, and Analog Video Inputs
  • Supports Resolutions up to 1080p60
  • Built-In HDMI to SDI Cross Converter
  • Waveform, Vector Scope, Audio Meters
  • Tally Input and Indicator
  • Return Video Input with PiP Display
  • 8-Pin Camera Interface Input/Output
  • 4-Pin XLR & V-Mount Power Inputs
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  • 1Description

The HDF-500 5" Color LCD Viewfinder from Nipros features an 800x480 resolution, 700 cd/m2 high brightness display suitable for indoor as well as sunny outdoor locations. It provides 3G/HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, and analog video inputs that accept a wide range of video format workflows, from standard definition NTSC/PAL to 1080p60. This wide format support, combined with advanced monitor functions such as focus peaking, waveform and vector scope displays, and on-screen audio level meter, makes the HDF-500 well suited for a variety of professional and studio applications.

For multi-camera setups, a return video signal can be input to the monitor. This allows the camera operator to see the program video or picture from a second camera on the monitor. You can switch back and forth between the main video and the return video, or alternatively use the picture-in-picture function to display the re-sized return video over the main video. Another useful feature for multi-cam shoots is the tally function, which lets you show the REC tally status of a camera using the unit's built-in tally indicator light.

The monitor features an SDI loop through output for passing source signals to an additional device. A built-in HDMI to SDI cross converter also enables you to output an SDI signal from an HDMI video input. For power, the monitor accepts 12VDC through either the XLR 4-pin input or 8-pin camera interface connector. It can also be powered using a V-Mount battery using the built-in V-Mount on the back of the unit.

  • 5" high brightness 700 cd/m2 display
  • 800x480 resolution
  • SDI, HDMI, component, and composite inputs
  • Supports resolutions up to 1080p60
  • Built-in HDMI to SDI cross converter
  • Single cable connection to viewfinder interface for camcorders using 8-pin connection
  • Peaking with level adjustment
  • Zebra function; can be adjusted both for upper limit and lower limit of both luminance and chrominance signals
  • Waveform & vector scope display
  • Frame markers
  • Monochrome/RGB
  • On-screen level meter for SDI embedded audio
  • TC Tally function
  • Large "On Air" tally indicator and tally input
  • Return video input with adjustable picture-in-picture
  • Return video trigger
  • Headphone output
  • Configurable function buttons
In the Box
Nipros HDF-500 5" Color LCD Viewfinder
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type TFT LCD
    Display Size (Diagonal) 5" (12.7 cm)
    Resolution (H x V) 800 x 480 x 3 (RGB)
    Contrast Ratio 900:1
    Viewing Angle (H/V) 170° / 170°
    Brightness 700 cd/m2
    Video Inputs 2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, BNC connector
    1 x HDMI
    1 x Component (YPbPr), RGB (SoG), D-Sub connector
    1 x Composite, BNC connector
    SDI Output 1 x HD/SD-SDI loop through, BNC
    Audio Output 1 x 1/4" stereo headphone jack
    Speaker Built-in mono speaker
    Tally Input 1 x BNC, user selectable type: Voltage or ON/OFF
    Tally Indicators Yes, built-in
    Return Control 1 x 8-pin (input)
    1 x 8-pin (output)
    Video Formats Supported
    SDI 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    1080i 60/59.94/50
    720p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    480i 60/59.94
    575i 50
    HDMI 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    1080i 60/59.94/50
    720p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    480p 60/59.94
    576p 50
    480i 60/59.94
    575i 50
    Component 1080p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    1080i 60/59.94/50
    720p 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    480p 60/59.94
    576p 50
    480i 60/59.94
    575i 50
    Composite 480i 60/59.94
    575i 50
    USB 1 x Mini USB, for firmware updates
    White Balance 1 x D-SUB9, RS-232
    Power Input 1 x XLR 4-pin
    1 x Camera I/F
    1 x Battery V-Mount
    Power Requirement 12 VDV (10 to 16 VDC)
    Power Consumption Approx. 15 W
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40° C)
    Recommended: 68 to 86°F (20 to 30°C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Storage Humidity 0 to 90%
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Main Body (Approx.): 7.09 x 4.61 x 2.75" (18.00 x 11.70 x 6.99 mm)
    Weight Approx. 2.07 lb (0.94 kg)

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