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SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit

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SmallHD
SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit
Key Features
  • 5" 1280 x 720 Touchscreen Display
  • 3G/HD/SD-SDI Input
  • 800 cd/m² 10-Bit IPS LCD Panel
  • 160° Viewing Angle
The SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit provides a compact, professional SDI monitoring option suitable for use with DSLR and mirrorless cameras. This bright, lightweight onboard monitor features a sharp display that is viewable even in full daylight. The 800 cd/m² bright touchscreen 1280 x 720 IPS LCD panel is fed by a single 3G/HD/SD-SDI (BNC) input and is crisp enough for pulling focus. Powered by a single Sony L-series type battery, this versatile monitor can also supply power to your camera when used with a separately available adapter cable for your camera.
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SmallHD Focus Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Full-Sized SDI Input
  • 3Camera Power
  • 4Swipe OS
  • 5Convenient Mounting

The SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit provides a compact, professional SDI monitoring option suitable for use with DSLR and mirrorless cameras. This bright, lightweight onboard monitor features a sharp display that is viewable even in full daylight. The 800 cd/m² bright touchscreen 1280 x 720 IPS LCD panel is fed by a single 3G/HD/SD-SDI (BNC) input and is crisp enough for pulling focus. Powered by a single Sony L-series type battery, this versatile monitor can also supply power to your camera when used with a separately available adapter cable for your camera.

Use the intuitive Swipe OS to turn on various monitoring tools like waveform, false color, and vectorscope, as well as focusing aids like peaking. A Tilt Arm is included with the monitor for mounting to your camera's accessory shoe or 1/4"-20 threaded hole. Additional features include a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and a low 5W power draw.

Full-Sized SDI Input
A full-sized SDI (BNC) connector is used to display your camera's 3G/HD/SD-SD video signal.
Camera Power
An output port enables you to power your camera directly from an NP-F battery mounted on the monitor, increasing runtimes over the standard batteries of many mirrorless cameras.
Swipe OS
SmallHD's Swipe OS enables you to apply monitoring tools such as waveform, vectorscope, and focusing aids, and swipe through preset pages with the ease of a touchscreen.
Convenient Mounting
Secure the FOCUS SDI monitor to your camera's shoe or 1/4"-20 thread using the included FOCUS Tilt Arm. The Tilt Arm enables 180° of tilt for convenient monitoring at nearly any angle. A cold shoe on the Tilt Arm replaces the camera's accessory shoe.

SmallHD Focus Specs

Display
Display
5" / 12.7 cm IPS LCD
Resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel Density
294 ppi
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Brightness
800 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Color Gamut
70% NTSC
Bit Depth
10-Bit
Viewing Angle
160°
Backlight
White LED
Temperature Adaptive Color
No
Interfaces
Inputs
1 x BNC, 3G/HD/SD-SDI
Audio Out
1 x 3.5 mm Stereo Mini-Jack
Other I/O
1 x Micro-USB
Input Signal
3G-SDI: YCC 4:2:2
1080p: 60/59.94/50
1080i: 60/59.94/50

HD-SDI: RGB/YCC 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
1080p: 60/30/25/24/23.98
1080PsF: 29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50

SD-SDI: YCC 4:2:2 at 10-Bit
576i: 25
480i: 29.97

Audio:
SDI
Software
Pixel Zoom
2x, 4x
Anamorphic De-Squeeze
1.33x, 1.5x, 1.66x, 2.0x
Audio Metering
Up to 8 Channels
Power
Power Input
1 x NP-F (Sony L) Battery Bay
Power Output
1 x Barrel: 3.5 mm Outer, 1.1 mm Inner
Voltage
6-8.4 VDC
Power Consumption
5.04 W
General
Storage
1 x SD Card Slot
Mounting Threads
3 x 1/4"-20
Operating Temperature
32 to 158° F / 0 to 70° C
Dimensions
3.34 x 5.24 x 0.98" / 8.48 x 13.31 x 2.49 cm
Weight
6.6 oz / 187 g (Without Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.4 x 7.25 x 2"

SmallHD Focus Reviews

Cheap quality, good focus

By Trevor
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-22

It's par for SmallHD, which is to say that the images are sharp and colorful, but the build quality is cheap and will not stand up to moderate use. Cables stop working inexplicably. Screen bugs out constantly. Shoddy materials. Better off using an iPhone or TV Logic.

Only got one year out of it

By Mark
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-12

Worked great while it worked. After a year, the monitor began to flicker and shut off on the slightest of bumps. I can't even get it to turn on anymore. Touchscreen response seemed to degrade quickly and histogram readings seemed to be a little off. It's really disappointing because the size of the monitor was perfect for run and gun sports videography. The mini HDMI to mini HDMI was a pain to deal with. Go with something with full HDMI support if you can.

Muy bueno

By ANDRIK
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-15

Lo uso con mi blackmagic 4k y funciona excelente, puedes alimentar la cámara con el Bundle LP-E6, lo recomiendo al 100%

Worked for 3 years. Sudden Death

By Jacob
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-16

It worked well for us for 3 years and died yesterday. Won't turn on with batteries or a power cord.

Perfect for my run-and-gun setup

By Shirley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-29

This is the perfect external monitor for my run-and-gun setup – lightweight and the display is clear and vivid when shooting outside in the bright sun.

Great Value

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-16

Finally i can see what i record. Best value for filmmakers. Great for cameras with poor monitors or working on a gimbal or a good handheld rig. Has a lot of extra functions and great brightness.

Cheap quality - Image & features are fine - Screen Cracked

By Cruise
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-02

I've had this monitor for about 10 months now and it has lasted until about 5 minutes ago. I was prepping my Red Komodo and putting the monitor on, then I grabbed the monitor and tilted it up gently and somehow the very light pressure of my fingers (tension on my monitor bracket was not tight) cracked the screen. It's still usable but I'm sure it will be rendered unusable soon if these cracks grow larger. I'll be contacting SmallHD support but I don't expect much to be done about it. We'll see...

There is a reason this was discontinued, BH/SmallHD what'sup

By Meat Camp
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-02

This monitor has issues. The other day I watched a small crack start to form across the middle of the monitor, it has never been dropped and always stored in a hard case or ruggard storage unit. After a few days the crack crosses the entire monitor and it has lost its mind. Totally useless, opens features on its own, zooms forever, won't turn on sometimes, etc.

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will this work as a good run and gun monitor for ...

will this work as a good run and gun monitor for the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 Digital Cinema Camera ?
Asked by: Levi
Yes it will.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-27

does this fit on the ursa mini pro g2 ssd ...

does this fit on the ursa mini pro g2 ssd attachment?
Asked by: Levi
Our recommendation would be to use a shoe adaptor like the one illustrated here: https://bhpho.to/2xQf0vg on a dedicated thread hole to support that monitor.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-05-11

will this work with a canon t6i rebel camera?

will this work with a canon t6i rebel camera?
Asked by: emily
No, it only has a SDI port. You need to but the HDMI version. But make sure your t6i has a HDMI output first.
Answered by: Li
Date published: 2020-01-16

Will this work with the RED Komodo?

Will this work with the RED Komodo?
Asked by: Earl
yes
Answered by: Cumhur
Date published: 2020-10-18

question

Hello.is there a D Tap to L series dummy battery included in this kit or will I have to buy it separately?
Asked by: Nigel
No, this kit does not include the L series dummy battery.
Answered by: SmallHD Product Expert
Date published: 2018-11-26

I have a V Mount battery plate with 7.2V output ...

I have a V Mount battery plate with 7.2V output on a barrel connector. Can I run this directly in to the monitor or do I need a dummy battery?
Asked by: Scott
V-Mount Batteries tend to have a D-Tap Port. You could get a D-Tap Dummy cable to go from that battery to this monitor. https://bhpho.to/2G9NahL
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-29

Is there a 1/4 inch mounting screw opening on the ...

Is there a 1/4 inch mounting screw opening on the bottom of the monitor?
Asked by: Dan
Yes. That is correct! There is a 1/4-20" thread opening on the bottom of the monitor The SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor. Picture A is what it looks like the side of this monitor and picture B is the screw on bottom capped. A https://static.bhphoto.com/images/multiple_images/thumbnails/1523286926000_IMG_966262.jpg B https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1401154-REG/smallhd_mon_focus_sdi_sdi_focus_monitor_kit.html
Answered by: Craig
Date published: 2019-01-18

Can I use this with my Canon 6D (not the latest ...

Can I use this with my Canon 6D (not the latest 6D model)?
Asked by: Konstantinos
its SDI input not HDMI.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-22
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