SmallHD Firmware 2.2 Adds Vectorscope, Dual Zebras, Reverse Log LUTs and More to 500/700 Series Monitors

SmallHD has released a new firmware 2.2 for their 500 series and 700 series monitors with some awesome new features that a lot of shooters out there will find very useful. The SmallHD team have been doing an outstanding job of expanding their latest monitor lineup by announcing the more affordable, but still equally impressive 701 Lite and 702 Lite monitors last month giving budget conscious shooters an opportunity to improve their on-set shooting experience. The big features added in firmware 2.2 are Vectorscope, reverse LUTs – so you no longer have look at the washed out LOG look when shooting with popular cameras from Blackmagic Design, Canon, Panasonic, Sony or even GoPro.

In addition to the above, users can now use two Zebras at the same time giving you even more control and confidence over your images. See in detail all new features in the latest firmware below.

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New Features in Firmware 2.2:

1. Full Support for 700 Lite Series Monitors Added


2. A library of Reverse LOG LUTs have been added to the monitor. These are accessible using the LOOK Tool on any page

3. Default Calibration LUTs have been added to the 702, 702 Lite and 701 Lite

4. On-screen “Status Display” may now be enabled in the settings menu
This feature displays:
– Input Type
– Input Format
– Time
– Battery Status- Voltage and Percent remaining for compatible LP-E6 Canon Batteries

5. LUTs now have an “intensity” slider
– When modified on the Output Page the intensity of the LUT is altered downstream as well

6. Vectorscope has been added
– Vectorscope displays data modified by LUTs loaded on pages

7. Settings menu option to automatically perform an image-capture when SDI Record signal occurs

8. Low Battery indicator now appears on top of video when a chipped Canon battery reports <15% remaining

9. Backdrop at boot time, background in collage, and background on individual pages changed from black to dark gray

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List of improvements in Firmware 2.2:

1. Improvements to the “Calibration” settings page.
“Brightness, Contrast” renamed to “Black Point, White Point”

2. “No Signal” text now includes source signal -> “No HDMI Signal” | “No SDI Signal”

3. Up to 2 zebra tools may be enabled simultaneously

4. Waveform Improvements:
– User-selectable intensity
– User-selectable Colour when in “LUMA” mode

5. Improved LUT support:
– LUTs with negative values should now load
– LUTs with values that range from 0.0-1.0, but also include illegal values above 1.0 should also now load

Bugs Fixed

1. Fixed a bug that kept some joysticks from working when upside down

How do I update my 500 or 700 Series monitor to firmware 2.2?

CAUTION: Make sure you do not lose power during firmware update

1. Download the .zip file by clicking here
2. Unzip file (extract files)
3. Read the included ReadMe .txt file to see what changes are included
4. Drag and drop .bin file from download onto your SD card (Must be 16gb or smaller – FAT or FAT32 for Windows, MS-DOS (FAT) for Mac)
5. Remove SD Card from computer or card reader attached to computer
6. Insert SD card into your 500 series monitor
7. Turn on your monitor
8. On monitor, page left all the way with your joystick to the monitor’s Setting Menu
9. Select firmware update in settings menu and follow on screen promts
10. Once firmware is installed and the on screen prompt tells you to reboot your monitor – remove the power source and then re-attach the power source to reboot (power button will not work for this reboot)

SmallHD 501 HDMI 5-inch – $889

SmallHD 502 HDMI/SDI 5-inch – $1,199

SmallHD 702 Bright HDMI/SDI (1920 x 1080) – $1,499

SmallHD 702 Lite (HDMI and SDI, 1200 x 800) – $899

SmallHD 701 Lite (HDMI, 1200 x 800) – $699

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