Marshall Electronics V-LCD56MD 5.6" HDMI On-Camera Monitor

Marshall Electronics V-LCD56MD 5.6" HDMI On-Camera Monitor

Marshall Electronics V-LCD56MD 5.6" HDMI On-Camera Monitor

Marshall Electronics V-LCD56MD 5.6" HDMI On-Camera Monitor

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Product Highlights

  • HDMI Input / Output
  • 1280x800 Resolution / 300 Nit Brightness
  • Icon-Driven Menu / 4 Assignable Buttons
  • DSLR Ratio Adjustment with 4 Presets
  • 2-Bar Waveform / Stereo / Headphone Out
  • 4-Color Peaking / Adjustable Clip Guide
  • Manual Gamma Adjustment
  • RGB Check Field / Field Detect
  • 15:9 / 16:9 / 4:3 / Pixel-to-Pixel Modes
  • Polycarbonate Screen Protection
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Marshall Electronics V-LCD56MD overview

  • 1Description

The Marshall Electronics V-LCD56MD 5.6" HDMI On-Camera Monitor is a 1280 x 800 high-resolution camera-top panel, equipped with IPS technology and an adjustable LED backlight, featuring 300 nit brightness, a 500:1 contrast, an icon-driven operating system, and advanced versions of many familiar features, (and a not-so-familiar feature: DSLR Ratio Adjustment).

Connections are on the rear panel and consist of an HDMI input and an HDMI output (and a micro USB port), with the input giving you 8 channels of de-embedded stereo audio. You can monitor the audio on-screen on a dual-bar Waveform display and with headphones via a stereo headphone output. The front panel has 14 buttons four of which are user configurable with 32 possible uses. For mounting, a 1/4"-20 screw-hole is available on every side of the monitor.

A polycarbonate coating protects the screen from scratches; a power supply comes included; and many different battery adapters are compatible with the monitor so you can work with most of the common batteries out there. (Please see specs for battery compatibility.)

DSLR Ratio Adjustment
Lets you scale video that does not completely fill the monitor's screen when connected by HDMI in "Record" mode on certain Canon DSLRs. You can scale DSLR video output, fill the screen, and eliminate black pillar bars with a variety of options to choose select, from Normal, to 3:2, 16:9, and Full Screen. DSLR Ratio Adjustment is programmable to one of the four user-configurable buttons on the front panel.
Waveform and Audio
The LCD56MD incorporates both a Waveform display and Stereo Audio bars. These may be displayed separately or together in any one of the four corners of the monitor. The Stereo Audio is de-embedded from either the input.
Zebra Clip Guide
The Zebra function visually filters parts of images under a Lower Threshold or over an Upper Threshold. Data on either side of the filters can be displayed with a custom color. Zebra can also be inverted to filter the area between the Upper and Lower Threshold. The color selected for the Lower Threshold acts as the color for all inverted Zebra data.
Input Crop with Auto Scaling
The Input Crop function selects the area of active video that you would like shown on the image display. Select the desired Input by accessing the Adjust option on the screen.
Custom Pixel-to-Pixel Panning
Lets you select a custom Pixel-to-Pixel zone and use the COLOR knob to move your selection LEFT and RIGHT and the CONTRAST knob to move UP or DOWN. The SELECT button locks in your selection.
False Color
Helps set camera exposure. As the camera Iris is adjusted, elements of the image will change color based on the luminance or brightness values.
Helps get the sharpest possible picture. When activated, the internal processor will display a colored highlight on the screen where sharp edges appear. When the camera operator adjusts ("racks") the focus control / camera lens, different parts of the image will have these colored highlights. This indicates that this portion of the image is sharp or in focus. Final focus is achieved by racking the camera lens focus control back and forth until the desired portion of the image has the colored highlights.
Adjustable Screen Markers
A variety of screen markers in 4:3, 16:9, and full screen modes allow accurate monitoring of the different aspect ratios used in broadcast environments. User Markers allow for custom aspect ratio, cropping framing, now with a choice of four colors and variable width lines.
6 Custom Configuration Presets
Six User Setting Presets allow the user to save six system configuration files for later recall when needed. These configuration files will save 38 different parameters that can be adjusted by the user.
User-Definable Function Buttons
Four user-definable function buttons on the front-panel allow quick access to numerous settings and features including focus-assist, false color filter, aspect ratio, screen markers, monochrome mode, color temperature, delay mode, and more.
Stereo Headphone Output
You can monitor 8 channels of audio from the HDMI input
In the Box
Marshall Electronics V-LCD56MD 5.6" HDMI On-Camera Monitor
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to 2-Year with Product Registration
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    Marshall Electronics V-LCD56MD specs

    Panel Type IPS-Type LCD
    Display Size 5.6" / 14.2 cm
    Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
    Aspect Ratio 16:10
    Viewing Angle Horizontal: 170°
    Vertical: 170°
    Maximum Brightness 300 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 500:1
    Dot Pitch 94.5 x 94.5 µm
    Response Time 30 ms
    Image Controls False Color, Focus Peaking, Pixel-to-Pixel Zoom, Screen Markers, Waveform
    Video 1 x HDMI Type A Input
    1 x HDMI Type A Output
    HDCP Support Yes
    Audio None
    Built-In Speaker None
    Card Slot None
    Format Supportddzsaqadzdyera
    DC Input Power 7 to 20 VDC
    Battery Type None
    Power Consumption 9.6 W
    Mounting 4 x 1/4"-20 Female
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.1 x 5 x 1.45" / 15.5 x 12.7 x 3.68 cm
    Weight 1 lb / 0.45 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.6 x 7.6 x 6.2"

    Marshall Electronics V-LCD56MD reviews

    V-LCD56MD 5.6" HDMI On-Camera Monitor is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT MONITOR !!! I compared this side by side to the SmallHD DP4 which is a bit smaller and less expensive. I was worried the Marshall might be too large sitting in a hotshot, but it's fine. I love the knobs and buttons THAT ARE CLEARLY MARKED !!! I also ordered a Nikon dual EN EL-15 battery plate from Marshall, for some reason B&H doesn't seem to carry it. I also really like being able to see my audio levels and histogram while recording, the larger screen makes that easier, and it has a built in setting for my D800. I've used the SmallHD's in the past, they work fine but this takes it to another level. It's very user friendly, especially with the well marked buttons and dials. For me it was well worth the extra $.
    Date published: 2015-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Monitor I'm very happy with this monitor. Excellent quality, beautiful colors, crisp blacks, light weight and plenty of options for my Canon 5D Mark III. The four user settings come in handy when lighting becomes a pain. This monitor is always with me whether I'm shooting a commercial or a wedding video. Two thumbs up!
    Date published: 2013-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great monitor Great monitor, perfect for my Canon 7D. Definable function buttons on the front-panel is very easy to use and the menu is intuitive. I like high resolution 1280 x 800 panel, the screen protection, custom Ratio Adjustment, pixel-to-pixel mode, and Adjustable Screen Markers for my projects in 2.35:1 (for exemple)
    Date published: 2013-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Monitor Bought this to use with my Canon 5D Mark II and my Canon HF G30 and it works as advertised. I hesitated for a long time to buy this because of the price differential between this model and the cheaper Marshall offerings, but it's an investment and I'm glad I bought this one. The features are well articulated and already reviewed well. I wasn't overly excited about the battery plate options for this model, but went with the LP-E6 battery plate which works ok. If you're going to use this in the field without power, research the battery plate options first. Unit is easy to use, the shortcut buttons are a time saver, it's well made, the colors are very accurate and the monitor is very sharp which greatly improves my ability to pull focus, etc. Highly recommend the sun hood for outdoor use. I'd also make a reflective shield to cover the battery if using this in the sun to keep it cooler and make it last longer. This is also great for shooting in the studio for reviewing images when you don't won't to be tethered to a lap top. I use it with a super clamp and a 1/4 super clamp stud. Overall, great unit.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meets all of my expectations I purchased the V-LCD56MD for my DSLR camera rig on various applications. I'm very happy with this unit, as it's light, compact, and provides me with an excellent picture. I ordered it from B&H, and it was delivered on time and without hassle. As of now, I have no negative things to say, it works perfect for my applications.
    Date published: 2014-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from has helped my focus 1000% i run and gun with very shallow focus. i use the peaking on my camera to help with focus but it's not enough. adding this monitor to my rig has made a substantial improvement in my final product. it's so sharp i don't use the peaking b/c it's distracting.
    Date published: 2013-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Monitor I needed a monitor that would help with focus. The peaking works well and the ability to adjust it and the higher resolution make this work much better than the LCD51.
    Date published: 2014-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh yeah !! This product is amazing !! easy to use, cheap, solid and just beautiful. I use it and it helps me a LOT doing what i'm doing, but better.
    Date published: 2012-12-31
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