Just announced is the SmallHD 502 Sidefinder EVF
SmallHD have just annoyed, 1 week before NAB, the latest upgrade to their new 500 series monitors, and its as impressive as it looks. We have had a go with the EVF sidewinder and we were blown away with the potential it has. I imagine these will be sold alongside a bundle with the 502 monitors, much like the DP4 EVF bundles of old.
Here is what we know of the new SmallHd Sidefinder EVF.
Highest Resolution EVF
The SmallHd 502 Sidefinder is a fully featured HD viewfinder with a flip-out 1080p display. It’s the brilliant, natural union between the SmallHD 500 Series Monitor and a cleverly designed, patent-pending, EVF loupe.
The Sidefinder gives shooters all the benefits of using a field monitor AND an EVF, without compromising speed, agility, or quality of the image. The Sidefinder represents the highest resolution EVF and the highest resolution 5-inch on-camera monitor in one device.
Crisp, clear image
At its core, the Sidefinder is a 1920×1080 resolution on-camera monitor. The EVF loupe uses a 1366×768 portion of that display to create a crisp, clear image in a truly immersive
The Sidefinder’s pixel density prevents pixelization (you can’t see individual pixels) when magnified by the optics. In addition, the Sidefinder is equipped with a wide range adjustable diopter (-2 to +4) for a customized focus.
Customisable viewing experience
Create a personalized viewing experience by quickly adjusting the field-of-view on the Sidefinder EVF. Choose a wide field-of-view for greater immersion into your shot, or a narrow one to reduce eye strain.
At the 40 degree default, the experience is like watching a 60-inch television from 6.8 feet away.
- NATO Rail
- 15mm Rod
- Arri Rosette
- 1/4″ 20
A universal viewfinder requires more than one acceptable mounting solution. The Sidefinder has the most robust list of EVF mounting options currently available.
Using a carefully engineered, well balanced bracket, the Sidefinder allows shooters to attach the viewfinder extremely close to the camera using all the popular mounting solutions (NATO rail, ARRI Rosette, 15mm Rod, and 1/4” 20 mounting holes).
Smarter Design, Effortless Interaction
By incorporating a joystick + back button, the Sidefinder provides the flexibility of a touch-screen display. High resolution scopes, customizable guides, and 3D LUTs are accessed effortlessly, without having to touch the screen.
The SmallHd 502 Sidefinder isn’t SmallHD’s first compact, high resolution monitor/EVF viewfinder. The SmallHD DP4-EVF introduced this concept in 2012 and it has remained a user favorite.
We’ve taken the best aspects of the DP4-EVF and added even more flexibility into the Sidefinder.
- Higher Resolution: 720p EVF/1080p LCD
- Increased Signal Processing: HDMI/SDI In and out + Cross Conversion
- Customizable Viewing: Adjustable Field-of-View, Adjustable Diopter
- Advanced Software: 3D LUTs, Scopes, Waveform, Image Capture, and more…
- Many Mounting Options: Integrated EVF Mounting Bracket (NATO Rail, ARRI Rosette, 15mm Rod, 1/4” 20)
- Added Durability: Shock-Mounted Display + Circuit Boar