TV Logic Introduce the VFM-055A – A High End 5.5″ OLED Field Monitor

By Nic Divischek

TV Logic VFM-055A

TV Logic, a popular name for high end monitors, has just announced a new 5.5″ on-camera field monitor. The TV Logic VFM-055A sports a high contrast OLED display and packs a whole lot of features.

TV Logic VFM-055A

Does TV Logic VFM-056W ring a bell? This has been one of the most successful high end field monitors a few years ago. Now TV Logic are releasing the new TV Logic VFM-055A, which packs some of the same features but also has an OLED display.

What is the benefit of OLED over LCD? LCDs have colour desaturation in the low colour levels and make dark colours appear more dull than the actual scene. The TV-Logic VFM-055A has an OLED display, which bring back the lost colours in the dark scenes with a more accurate colour reproduction and higher contrast.


The TV Logic VFM-055A supports multiple video formats via 3G-SDI and HDMI 1.4 inputs.

The monitor includes:

  • 2 x 3G-SDI / SDI (in/out)
  • 2x HDMI 1.4 (in/out)
  • 1x 6-12V DC In, 3-pin
  • 3,5mm Stereo jack
  • USB for Firmware updates

Markers, Waveforms and more

The most important features that a monitor must have can be found on the TV Logic VFM-055A. Features such as waveform and vector scope, markers, focus assist, audio level meters and more are fully supported. You can see the full list of settings below:

  • Types : OFF, 16:9, 4:3, 4:3 On-Air, 15:9, 14:9, 13:9, 1.85:1, 2.35:1, 1.85:1 & 4:3
  • Safety Area : 80%, 85%, 88%, 90%, 93%, 100%, EBU Action 16:9/14:9/4:3, EBU Graphic 16:9/14:9/4:3
  • Marker Mat : darkness level outside the marker, OFF(transparent) ~ 7(Black)
  • Custom : Colour, thickness, position

TV Logic VFM-055A HDMI protector

Pre-Installed LUTs Support

The VFM-055A comes with a cinema camera log-to-linear LUT conversion. It supports various Camera LUTs from major camera → continue…

From:: Cinema 5d

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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From:: No Film School

Photonicz One is the first ever compact weather-sealed LED strobe light

Photonicz, a California-based company founded by photographer Alex Munoz, is seeking funding for the new Photonicz One: the first ever compact LED strobe light that is weather-sealed. Due to this weather-sealed design, the Photonicz One can be used outdoors in snow and rain without risking damage… not bad.

oining that durable construction is a light weight of just 1.5kg / 3.3lbs, and compact size measuring in at just 4.9 x 4.7 x 3.5in (or 124 x 119 x 89mm for you metric types).

The Photonicz One strobe light offers a maximum power output equivalent of 2500 watts, is capable of speeds as fast as 1/50,000 of a second, and can fire at full power at speeds up to 30fps from battery power. The built-in battery is capable of powering ‘thousands’ of full-power flashes per charge, according to the company.

Users have two options for controlling the Photonicz One: a built-in touchscreen display, or the remote control with OLED display. The remote control can be paired with an iPhone or Android mobile device for use with an app that lends even more control options. Finally, the Photonicz One can also be wirelessly synced with other lighting devices, or can be triggered individually from distances of up to 0.6 miles / 1km.

Here’s a quick intro to the new strobe:

The Photonicz One’s design is still a work-in-progress; the Kickstarter campaign, which is offering backers the chance to get the device at $750 USD, offers images of the device prototype. The final design may have a different look.

Assuming Photonicz is able to successfully fund the strobe, the Photonicz One will begin shipping to backers in March of 2018.

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From:: DPreview