IBC 2015 is off to a good start as the pre-show announcements start pouring in. The first one we have is the new SmallHD 702 Bright LCD monitor, which features a full 1080p 7-inch LCD screen, 3D LUT support with the already familiar Page Builder OS, that awesome joystick from the 501/502 monitors, but this time with 1000 nit brightness making it possible to view it outside on sunny days without a sun hood.
The 702 Bright is to be the first of the new 700 series monitors, and it also features SDI in/out and HDMI in/out enabling cross conversion. The really neat feature here is the dual battery support system – unlike the SmallHD 501 and 502, which use Canon LP-E6 batteries, the 702 Bright can also use the most popular batteries out there – the Sony NP-F style batteries, which is great as just about anyone has at least a dozen of these to currently power LED lights and other accessories.
Ruggedly handsome, beautifully designed.
Housed in an aircraft grade aluminium unibody, the 702 Bright is both durable and functional. Contributing to its slim physique is an industry first, Sony L Series and Canon LP-E6 battery solution (no battery plate required). The 702 Bright’s construction is the perfect complement to its daylight viewable display.
Powerful processing, intuitive interaction.
The 702 Bright is built on SmallHD’s Page Builder OS. It’s the operating system that feels less like firmware, and more like a production assistant. Page Builder was introduced with the SmallHD 500 Series. Create multiple pages (12 max), populate each with features you wish to use such as scopes, looks or focus assists then switch
back and forth with a left-or-right flick of the joystick.
The SmallHD 702 Bright monitor is priced at $1499. For more head over to SmallHD and we’ll bring you more news about this new monitor once we get to IBC tomorrow.