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SmallHD Doubles nits on 17″ Production Monitor

By Daron James

SmallHD looks to rival OLED displays with the updated 17″ 1703-P3X production monitor.

When we first met the creators behind SmallHD, it was at a tiny Cine Gear Expo booth nearly a decade ago. Now, they’ve blossomed into a brand bought out by Vitec Group which owns the likes of Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, Teradek and dozens of others. With that kind of support, SmallHD has been rapidly growing its product line for filmmakers.

Known for on-camera monitors, SmallHD has been adding to its line of production monitors in 13″, 17″, 24″ and 32″ flavors. The 1700 series now includes its fourth option, the 1703 P3X, only months after debuting the 1703 P3 this year. So what’s the difference? An additional 450 nits for $200 more.

The 1703 P3X is a daylight view-able version of the 1703 P3, providing 900 nits compared to 450 nits on the 1703 P3. Besides doubling the nits, specs on both monitors are nearly identical. The only difference being in contrast: 1400:1 for P3X and 1500:1 on the P3 and one degree less viewing angle.

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See For Yourself: Panasonic Debuts First Official EVA1 Footage

By Daron James

Does this EVA1 footage live up to the hype?

We first heard rumors about Panasonic’s new digital video camera leading up to NAB 2017, and when we finally saw the original specs at the Cine Gear Expo, we declared that it might be the ultimate indie cinema camera.

The EVA1 features dual native ISO, 5.7K (5720 x 3016) resolution on a Super 35 CMOS sensor, a 10-bit 4:2:2 internal codec for 4K and full HD and internal data rates up to 400 Mbps all for under $8,000.

As part of Panasonic’s official launch of films created with the camera, the company has released footage shot by Italian DP Filippo Chiesa, as well as other behind-the-scenes videos for 4K viewing.

DP Filippo Chiesa

The first was shot in Iceland by director of photography Filippo Chiesa, with color grading done by Frédéric Savoir at Amazing Digital Studios.

Behind-the-Scenes

While Chiesa was filming, DP Matteo Mezzadri and his crew followed the real world situation of the shoot.

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From:: No Film School