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SmallHD FOCUS Bolt 500 TX On-Camera Monitor

BH #SMMFBOLTTX • MFR #MON-FOCUS-BOLT-500-TX
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SmallHD FOCUS Bolt 500 TX On-Camera Monitor
Key Features
  • 5" 1280 x 720 Touchscreen Display
  • Built-In Teradek Transmitter
  • 500' Wireless HD Video Transmission
  • Micro-HDMI Input
The SmallHD FOCUS Bolt 500 TX On-Camera Monitor combines SmallHD's popular FOCUS monitor with Teradek's Bolt 500 wireless transmitter, all in a single unit. Using the built-in transmission, the Focus Bolt can send uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 HD video to a Teradek Bolt 500, Bolt 500 LT, Bolt 500 XT, or Sidekick II receiver, or to a SmallHD FOCUS Bolt 500 RX or 703 Bolt monitor, up to 500' away. What's more is this monitor fits right atop your camera's accessory shoe using the included tilt-arm. An L-series battery kit, cable clips, matte and glossy screen protectors, a cleaning cloth, and an assortment of HDMI cables are included as well.
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SmallHD Focus Bolt Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Swipe OS
  • 3Camera Setup Integration
  • 4Convenient Mounting

The SmallHD FOCUS Bolt 500 TX On-Camera Monitor combines SmallHD's popular FOCUS monitor with Teradek's Bolt 500 wireless transmitter, all in a single unit. Using the built-in transmission, the Focus Bolt can send uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 HD video to a Teradek Bolt 500, Bolt 500 LT, Bolt 500 XT, or Sidekick II receiver, or to a SmallHD FOCUS Bolt 500 RX or 703 Bolt monitor, up to 500' away. What's more is this monitor fits right atop your camera's accessory shoe using the included tilt-arm. An L-series battery kit, cable clips, matte and glossy screen protectors, a cleaning cloth, and an assortment of HDMI cables are included as well.

Display-wise, the FOCUS Bolt 500 TX is based off the same display and I/O as the well-regarded standard FOCUS models. The bright, 800 cd/m2, 1280 x 720 touchscreen IPS LCD panel can be viewed in daylight, and is driven by a single micro-HDMI input. Using the intuitive Swipe OS, you can turn on various monitoring tools like waveform, false color, and vectorscope, as well as focusing aids like peaking, with a tap. If your camera outputs UHD 4K over HDMI, the FOCUS will support that input resolution as well as HD and SD inputs. At the rear of the monitor, a single NP-F battery bay accepts the included available L-series battery for power, while an integrated power output can also power your camera with a separately available DC coupler.

Swipe OS

Built on SmallHD's intuitive PageBuilder OS, Swipe OS offers the same intuitiveness of a graphical user interface (GUI), though with touchscreen navigation. Rather than have confusing menus, this GUI allows you to selectively apply monitoring tools such as waveform, vectorscope, and focusing aids to up to 12 different "pages". Using the touchscreen, swipe through different preset pages and toggle monitoring tools on or off with ease.

Camera Setup Integration

This monitor complements smaller cameras by providing power output and a headphone jack. The power output lets you power your camera directly from the NP-F battery mounted on the monitor, increasing runtimes over the standard batteries of many mirrorless cameras. If your camera doesn't have a headphone jack, the FOCUS de-embeds the audio from the HDMI stream for real-time feedback of audio.

Convenient Mounting

The FOCUS monitor secures to your camera using the included FOCUS Tilt Arm via shoe mount or 1/4"-20 thread. The Tilt Arm enables 180° of tilt for convenient monitoring at nearly any angle. A cold shoe on the Tilt Arm lets you secure equipment (like a microphone, or LED light) that would otherwise be displaced from the camera's accessory shoe.

SmallHD Focus Bolt Specs

Display
Display5" / 12.7 cm IPS LCD
Resolution1280 x 720
Pixel Density294 PPI
Aspect Ratio16:9
Brightness800 cd/m²
Contrast RatioNot specified by manufacturer
Color GamutNot specified by manufacturer
Bit Depth10-bit
Viewing Angle160°
BacklightWhite LED
Temperature Adaptive ColorNo
Technical
Inputs1 x HDMI Type D (micro-HDMI)
Outputs1 x 3.5 mm stereo headphone
Other I/O1 x Micro-USB
Input SignalHDMI: 8/10/12-bit color
3840 x 2160 23.98/29.97/30
1080p 23.98/24/25/30/50/59.94/60
1080i 50/59.94/60 (high-speed: 1080i 100/119.88/120)
720p 50/59.94/60 (high-speed: 720p 100/119.88/120)
576p 50 (high-speed: 576p 100/200)
480p 59.94/60 (high-speed: 480p 100/119.88/120/239.76/240)
NTSC (high-speed: 480i 119.88/120/239.76/240)
PAL (high-speed: 576i 100/200)

Audio:
HDMI embedded
Wireless
Frequency Band5 GHz
RF Power22 dBm EIRP
RangeUp to 500' line-of-sight
Latency< 1/1000 second
Video ResolutionUp to 1080p, 60 fps
Audio Sampling24-bit, 48 kHz
Channel SelectionAFS (Automatic Frequency Selection)
EncryptionAES-128
General
Battery Support1 x NP-F (Sony L) battery bay
Voltage6-8.4 VDC
StorageSD card slot
Dimensions3.3 x 0.75 x 5.25" / 8.4 x 1.9 x 13.3 cm
Weight3.75 oz / 106 g (without battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.395 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.15 x 7.2 x 5.05"
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