The Director's Monitor Cage v2 is engineered to be universally compatible with any monitor up to 9 inches (measured diagonally) and attaches via top, bottom, or rear 1/4-20 mounting
locations. Newly designed main brackets also allow direct mounting to the rear of Convergent Design Odyssey and Apollo.
The DMCv2 arrives mostly pre-assembled, with simplified, rod-based height adjustment. Ergonomic wooden hand grips can be quickly positioned via the built-in 15mm clamps. The battery mounting plate features V-Mount and Gold Mount attachment points as well as swing away functionality for easy access to the rear of the monitor and installed wireless devices. The cage includes a built in baby pin clamp with locking thumbwheel for stand mounting.
The included sun shade is adaptable to most monitors and snaps directly to the cage frame. The bottom of the shade is made of velcro, which can be adjusted to the proper width of the monitor and an included loop piece can be used to hook onto the bottom of the cage for a more permanent mounting of the shade.
The tool-less design of the handles allow them to be folded in for easy packing and the sun shade can be repurposed to act as a protective cover. Also included is a padded neck strap with 4 mounting points, a Teradek mounting bracket that offers easy attachment for wireless receivers with lower #4-40 or 1/4-20 mounting points, and a cable tie for cable management.
SmallHD 702-OLED On-Camera Monitor
Adding OLED display technology to their 700-series monitors, SmallHD's 702 7" OLED On-Camera Monitor adds a wide-gamut display solution suitable for DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, ENG camcorders, and cinema cameras. Using an OLED panel offers distinct advantages over standard backlit LCD panels. Since each pixel generates its own light, pure black can be achieved by turning individual pixels off. Pure blacks results in images with higher overall contrast and perceived detail.
Taking a design cue from their production monitor series, the 702 OLED is encased in a milled aluminum housing and has five custom function buttons, in addition to the joystick and back button for navigating the Page Builder OS. The OLED display itself is protected by a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass pane, for clear visibility of the dark black levels presented by the OLED display. Around the monitor there are five 1/4"-20 threaded mounting points for attaching the 702 OLED to articulating arms, stands, or securing accessories. At the rear of the chassis are the HDMI and SDI I/O and battery bays. Each bay can take either an LP-E6 or NP-F (L-Series) battery depending on the insertion direction.
Page Builder OS
Page Builder OS is an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that puts all the advanced functionality of the 702 OLED at your fingertips. Rather than have confusing menus, this GUI allows you to selectively apply monitoring tools such as waveform, vectorscope, multiview, LUTs, and focusing aids on different "pages". These pages can be easily flipped through using the joystick. The buttons on the front panel can also toggle monitoring tools on and off for each page.
Able to display a wide color gamut, the 702 OLED comes pre-calibrated from the factory to portray accurate colors. If the display requires further calibration, 3D LUTs from industry standard calibration software, such as Light Illusion's LightSpace CMS, or SpectraCal's CalMAN, can be loaded via SD card.
On-Set Problem Solving
Page-Builder OS has a dedicated "Output Preview" page which allows you to apply LUTs and other image adjustments specific to the output signal from the monitor. Whether you have your camera connected to the HDMI or SDI input on the 702 OLED, you are not limited by that protocol the 702 OLED cross converts to ensure compatibility with downstream hardware.
Fill the screen with up to three simultaneous scopes, including waveform, vectorscope, and histogram while still being able to observe the camera feed.
Exposure Assist supports both ARRI and Spectrum based false color, with built in IRE guides for reference. Utilize 2x Zebra to warn you when reaching a brightness level of your choosing. This is great for matching exposure across shots and cameras.
Versatile Frame Guides
Select standard markers and safety areas that can be overlaid on the display as lines or matte overlays, with custom opacity level and colors. Default aspect ratios include 4:3, 1.85, 2.39:1, 16:9, and Custom (user selectable).
Convergent Design's Odyssey7Q Raw OLED Monitor & Recorder
Convergent Design's Odyssey7Q Raw OLED Monitor & Recorder is an advanced follow-up to Convergent's Gemini 4:4:4 Raw monitor/recorder. The Odyssey7Q features a 7.7" 1280 x 800 OLED display with a 3400:1 contrast ratio and is equipped with advanced image analysis tools, including Waveform and RGB Parade. It includes the Apple ProRes 422 HQ codec (up to 1080p30) and supports several high-speed Raw and HD recorder options, sold separately. It features two built-in SSD slots and records to Convergent Design 2.5" SSDs only.
The Odyssey7Q has two SDI inputs, two outputs, and two bi-directional SDI ports. It automatically detects the incoming video format and when possible creates an entire recorder/monitor setup based on camera metadata. The bi-directional SDI ports can be assigned as either inputs or outputs via menu selection. When these are assigned as inputs, the monitor can simultaneously stream four separate 1080/30p/60i signals from a multicam setup, and you can monitor all four in a quad-split screen.
The interface is a capacitive touchscreen and simple to navigate, meaning less setup time. Most of the inputs/outputs are on the bottom, and 1/4" mounting threads are on the sides. An AC adapter is included for continuous power, and compatible IDX, AB and Sony battery plates are available.
- Upgradeable to Raw & HD recorder/player
- Includes Apple ProRes 422 HQ codec supporting up to 1080p30
- 4 SDI inputs & 2 outputs or 2 inputs & 4 outputs (you get to choose via the menu)
- 2 channels of embedded audio, 48kHz, 24-bit
- Four video streams supported simultaneously
- Quad split monitoring with live switching
- Image analysis tools can be displayed large or in smaller versions in the lower right-hand corner
- Play back four separate HD video streams
- Onion skinning support (overlay of still and live video)
- Image analysis (Waveform, RGB Parade, etc.) during playback
Recorder options sold separately:
- High-speed (240fps) 2K/HD Raw recording
- 2K/HD Raw support for WeissCam, LMP, IndieCam, IO Industries
- Sony FS700 2K Raw 12-bit up to 240fps and 4K Raw 12-bit up to 60fps, both in CinemaDNG format
- HD/2K uncompressed RGB 444 up to 60fps
- HD/2K Raw up to 120 fps
- ARRIRAW (16:9) up to 60fps, (4:3) up to 48fps
- Canon Raw QHD/4K up to 60fps
Record file formats:
- HD/2K Uncompressed = .dpx
- HD/2K Raw = .dng
- ARRIRAW = .ari
- Canon Raw = .rmf
- SDI record trigger (ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, Red, Sony)
- Optional remote cable
Image Analysis Tools
- Focus Assist
- YRGB Waveform
- False Color
- RGB Parade
- 1:1 and 2:1 Pixel Zoom with moveable image
- Auto flip of the image and menus using the touchscreen
- Recticule Markers