SmallHD 502 Bright On-Camera Monitor

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SmallHD 502 Bright On-Camera Monitor
Key Features
  • 5" 1920 x 1080 LCD Display
  • SDI and HDMI Inputs
  • 1000 cd/m² Brightness
  • 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
Based off the original 502 monitor, the SmallHD 502 Bright On-Camera Monitor brings a bright 1000 cd/m² panel to the compact platform. While the 5" display is bright it doesn't sacrifice resolution, yet it won't overwhelm a DSLR or mirrorless camera if secured to the accessory shoe. The 1920 x 1080 panel is sharp and can be used to check critical focus and exposure. The wealth of monitoring tools included with this monitor are easily accessible using the innovative PageBuilder OS which utilizes customizable pages to cycle through monitor inputs and outputs, as well as your favorite tools.
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SmallHD 502 Bright Overview

Based off the original 502 monitor, the SmallHD 502 Bright On-Camera Monitor brings a bright 1000 cd/m² panel to the compact platform. While the 5" display is bright it doesn't sacrifice resolution, yet it won't overwhelm a DSLR or mirrorless camera if secured to the accessory shoe. The 1920 x 1080 panel is sharp and can be used to check critical focus and exposure. The wealth of monitoring tools included with this monitor are easily accessible using the innovative PageBuilder OS which utilizes customizable pages to cycle through monitor inputs and outputs, as well as your favorite tools.

The unibody aluminum exterior keeps the monitor durable yet lightweight, while also acting as a heatsink for the internal electronics. A bumper is included for further protection. At the rear of the display you'll find the SDI and HDMI I/O. Having two of each port allows for cycling two different signals, cross conversion, or sending a signal downstream to another monitor, switcher, or wireless accessory.

PageBuilder OS

PageBuilder OS is an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that puts all the advanced functionality of the monitor at your fingertips. Rather than have confusing menus, this GUI allows you to selectively apply monitoring tools such as waveform, vectorscope, multiview, LUTs, and focusing aids on different "pages". These pages can be easily flipped through using the joystick. The buttons on the front panel can also toggle monitoring tools on and off for each page.

Software Features

Pixel Zoom: 2x and 4x with region-of-interest selection via joystick
Frame guides
DSLR scale
Custom scale
Anamorphic de-squeeze
Automatic and manual image rotation and image flip
HDMI/SDI cross conversion
Peaking and color-edge focus assist
False color
Zebras
Waveform
Vectorscope
Histograms with RGB parade
Image capture
Import LUTs via SD card (LUTs can be sent downstream)
Image overlay
Audio meters
UPC: 850246006195

SmallHD 502 Bright Specs

Display
Panel TypeTFT LCD
Display Size5.0" / 12.7 cm
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Viewing AngleHorizontal: 179°
Maximum Brightness1000 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1500:1
Bit Depth / Color Support10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)441 ppi
Color Gamut100% Rec. 709
Image ControlsAnamorphic De-Squeeze, False Color, Focus Peaking, Image Flip, Pixel-to-Pixel Zoom, RGB Parade, Screen Markers, Waveform
I/O
Video1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Type A Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Input
1 x HDMI Type A Input
Embedded AudioHDMI
SDI
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In SpeakerNone
Other I/O1 x USB 2.0 (Micro-USB)
Card Slot1 x SD
Format Support
Video FormatSDI (10-Bit 4:2:2)
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080PsF: 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
576i
HDMI (8/10/12-Bit)
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/25/24/23.98
1080PsF: 30/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 120/119.88/100/60/59.94/50/30/25/24/23.98
576p: 100/50
480p: 120/119.88/60/59.94
480i: 240/239.76/120/119.88/60/59.94
576i: 200/100/50
Power
Battery Type2 x LP-E6
Mounting
Mounting3 x 1/4"-20 Female
Environmental
Operating Temperature30 to 85°F / -1.1 to 29.4°C
Storage Temperature0 to 120°F / -17.8 to 48.9°C
General
Dimensions3.4 x 6 x 1.1" / 8.6 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm, Including
Weight9.4 oz / 267 g, Including
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.385 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 7.05 x 1.95"
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