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SmallHD Updates 500 Series Features

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SmallHD has released a set of new features for the new 501 and 502 Full HD 5-inch on-camera monitors via firmware upgrade version 1.0.

The latest 500 Series monitors deliver 1920x1080 resolution images on a 5-inch screen – initially launched with features like framing guides, focus assist, false colour and zebra exposure indicators, as well as 3D LUT import capability. The free firmware advance instantly upgrades both 500 Series monitors with an enhanced toolset of features, starting with Image Capture of up to 1080p raw images from the live camera feed.

Additionally, Image Overlay lets users load any JPEG – including an image capture – from the SD card and display it at varying opacity levels over the live camera feed, providing an instant comparison between two shots.

New analysis tools include HD Waveform which displays monitor luminance or individual RGB levels in HD resolution, and on-screen Audio Meters accompanied by Audio Line Headphone Output. New viewing functions include the Canon DSLR Scale that enables filling the entire screen with the image when using Canon DSLR cameras.

Regardless of camera used, the Auto Image Flip function automatically orients images right-side-up even when the monitor is mounted up-side-down. Wide screen shooters will appreciate the Anamorphic De-squeeze that displays a normal image even when shooting with anamorphic lenses; and for those that require extreme color flexibility, there is access to the Display Calibration LUT ('lookup table') within each monitor, permitting the user to replace the factory-generated Rec.709 color calibration with another 3D LUT file from a color management application like Lightspace CMS.

The free Firmware 1.0 update is available now.


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