One of the most important aspects of filmmaking is being able to see exactly what your shot looks like through the lens. This is why so many directors rely on a large display that gives them the clearest possible view of their work. SmallHD’s 17-inch On-Camera Monitor is one of the largest monitors in its class, and it’s perfect for folks who need to see everything that’s happening in their shots.
In the world of film and video, directors rely on a large display that gives them the clearest possible view of their work. That's why we made sure the 17-inch HD monitor was built for filmmakers. It has a high resolution, which means your images will be sharp and clear—just like in your imagination!
SmallHD’s 17-Inch On-Camera Monitor is one of the largest monitors in its class. It’s the perfect blend of size and portability for folks who need to see everything that’s happening in their shots.
SmallHD has always been known for making quality displays, but their latest offering is truly exceptional. The 4K panel features a wide viewing angle, 10-bit color support (4:2:2) and HDR capabilities that make it an ideal companion for filmmakers on location or in the studio. But what makes this monitor truly unique is its ability to fold up into a compact form factor that mounts onto any VESA standard camera rig as easily as a smartphone tablet would mount onto an iPad holder. This gives you all the benefits of having a larger display on set (so you can see more detail) while still keeping your rig lightweight enough so that you can travel with it comfortably!
You’ll love the smallhd 17 monitor for its stellar 4K resolution and an incredible contrast ratio, so you know that you’re getting an accurate picture of what’s happening in your frame.
You shouldn’t have to worry about adjusting the brightness of your screen in order to see what you’re doing. The SmallHD 17 monitor delivers an astonishingly clear picture even in the brightest sunlight, so you can focus on the shot instead of fiddling with your settings.
For folks who need to multi-task across several devices, the 17-inch On-Camera Monitor comes equipped with input sources such as USB Type C, HDMI 2.0, and SDI—so you can insert multiple devices into the monitor at once.
For example: If your camera is plugged into one port on the back of the monitor and your computer is plugged into another port, you can turn on Picture-In-Picture mode and see both feeds side by side. This allows you to keep an eye on what’s happening in each feed without having to toggle between them manually.
The SmallHD 17-inch monitor is powered by two Sony L type batteries or two Canon LP E6 batteries if you find yourself working on location away from an outlet. SmallHD even includes two battery plates.
The battery plates are not just for powering the monitor, they also provide a mount point for your camera's hot shoe so that the monitor can be mounted directly to it. This makes it possible to have your camera power and display connected through one cable going out of your camera's hot shoe.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning about this incredible monitor. It’s the perfect blend of size and portability for folks who need to see everything that’s happening in their shots—but we understand if you still have some questions about what makes it so great. If you have any more questions about the 17-inch On-Camera Monitor, feel free to reach out! We love talking shop with fellow filmmakers.