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Don Blauvelt

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SmallHD 502 Bright Monitor
« on: August 09, 2018, 02:28:52 PM »

Any one have any experience or own a SmallHD 502 Bright Monitor?
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Re: SmallHD 502 Bright Monitor
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 11:45:21 AM »

Have 502 - broke the SDi which upset me lots- at that cost I expect a professional tool (which can take a knock)

Software and image management is excellent in SmallHD, hardware less so.
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Re: SmallHD 502 Bright Monitor
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 06:57:17 AM »

Have 502 - broke the SDi which upset me lots- at that cost I expect a professional tool (which can take a knock)

Software and image management is excellent in SmallHD, hardware less so.

Morgan,

Sorry about the sdi problem though I have a question.   How do compare the quality of the image on the 502 compared to your in/on camera screen/evf and how does it match up to the computer image?

Also, I don't know what camera your working with today, but why the 502 and not an atmos recorder?

Thanks

BC

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Re: SmallHD 502 Bright Monitor
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 02:21:24 PM »

Thank You Morgan for replying to my initial question.
Is your current monitor a 502 or a 502 Bright ?
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Re: SmallHD 502 Bright Monitor
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2018, 02:48:23 PM »

bcooter, I believe the new Atomos Ninja V (5") is a touch screen and the smallhd 502s are not. That might make a difference to some.
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Re: SmallHD 502 Bright Monitor
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2018, 08:28:56 AM »

Morgan,

Sorry about the sdi problem though I have a question.   How do compare the quality of the image on the 502 compared to your in/on camera screen/evf and how does it match up to the computer image?

Also, I don't know what camera your working with today, but why the 502 and not an atmos recorder?

Thanks

BC

FYI I have a 502 NOT bright. The first one they released.

My 502 image is sharp being 1080 vs the screen on my camera (Sony FS7) which is 480 or 720.

It is pretty good to focus, but the focus bash in doesn't really help as it just feels upscaled.

In terms of the 502 vs the Atomos - I have an Atomos too -

The 502 is 5inches and significantly smaller than the Atomos at 7 inches, I use the 502 on my camera and the Atomos as a director/focus puller monitor, via a wireless remote from the HDMI out of the 502

THe atomos lives on a C-stand on set. Not on the camera.

Both monitors support LUTs so the colour is 'tune-able'  - Ive never been that bothered about a high fidelity of colour in a camera monitor because I evaluate colour using the RGB WFM (available on both monitors) and shoot log anyway so expect to tweak colour in post. Both monitors look 'adequate' and can load LUTs from a card.

In terms of one vs the other.. they are different things.. one small '- operator monitor - the other larger - off camera monitor.

In terms of price I think the Atomos better reflects the build quality of both - I think Small is a bit overpriced vs the durability.

Recording and playback on the atomos are 'huge' to get a good vibe on set as ipad generation directors can use the Atomos UI to playback and pedal through different LUTs

In terms of a 5in monitor (small for camera) it is worth checking 'feelworld' amazon/ebay trash that might be worth a go at $200 - I think ebay trash is getting very good!

EDIT - I dont know - do atomos make a 5in? I dont really follow kit to closely - could be good

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Re: SmallHD 502 Bright Monitor
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2018, 08:35:19 AM »

Morgan,

Sorry about the sdi problem

You may find im not the only one if you do some gooogling. I think they did 'beef up' the design.
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Re: SmallHD 502 Bright Monitor
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2018, 08:20:49 AM »

FYI I have a 502 NOT bright. The first one they released.

My 502 image is sharp being 1080 vs the screen on my camera (Sony FS7) which is 480 or 720.

It is pretty good to focus, but the focus bash in doesn't really help as it just feels upscaled.

In terms of the 502 vs the Atomos - I have an Atomos too -

The 502 is 5inches and significantly smaller than the Atomos at 7 inches, I use the 502 on my camera and the Atomos as a director/focus puller monitor, via a wireless remote from the HDMI out of the 502

THe atomos lives on a C-stand on set. Not on the camera.

Both monitors support LUTs so the colour is 'tune-able'  - Ive never been that bothered about a high fidelity of colour in a camera monitor because I evaluate colour using the RGB WFM (available on both monitors) and shoot log anyway so expect to tweak colour in post. Both monitors look 'adequate' and can load LUTs from a card.

In terms of one vs the other.. they are different things.. one small '- operator monitor - the other larger - off camera monitor.

In terms of price I think the Atomos better reflects the build quality of both - I think Small is a bit overpriced vs the durability.

Recording and playback on the atomos are 'huge' to get a good vibe on set as ipad generation directors can use the Atomos UI to playback and pedal through different LUTs

In terms of a 5in monitor (small for camera) it is worth checking 'feelworld' amazon/ebay trash that might be worth a go at $200 - I think ebay trash is getting very good!

EDIT - I dont know - do atomos make a 5in? I dont really follow kit to closely - could be good

S

Atomos does now make a 5.
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