NAB News: Manios Digital & Film Debuts Low-Cost, High Resolution Field Monitor
New 7-inch LED monitor works with most popular DSLR cameras and camcorders while priced below $450.
(April 01, 2014)
At NAB 2014, Manios Digital & Film will introduce a 7-inch LED 1080p HDMI field monitor that is packed with professional features and available at a price that is a breakthrough for its class.
The Manios MD7 Field Monitor, which NAB visitors can see at Manios Digital & Film Stand C9539, is designed for use with DSLR cameras. Less than an inch thick and weighing only 12.9 oz., the monitor offers high resolution (1280×800), high brightness (400 cd/m2) and high contrast (800:1). Key features include record/run control for DSLR Cameras, a safety marker, check field, freeze input, peaking, and a histogram for exposure. Yet its cost is less than $450.
"The MD7 Field Monitor is super sharp, rugged, reliable and outperforms everything in its class-and it's affordable."
"The MD7 Field Monitor is super sharp, rugged, reliable and outperforms everything in its class-and it's affordable," says Manios Digital and Film president Steven Manios. "It's perfect for all types of field applications and works seamlessly with all of the most popular DSLR cameras and most camcorders with an HDMI out."
The monitor is available in three kits. MFM-777D, priced at $440, comes with four DV-style battery plates (for Canon, Sony and Nikon cameras). MFM-777S, priced at $460, for Snap-On(tm) batteries and. MFM-777V, priced at $460, for V-mount batteries. All three versions also include a D-tap power adapter cable. Snap-On and V-mount plates may also be purchased separately for $40. Other available accessories include shutter release cables for most popular cameras, and a detachable sunshade.
Controls on the front face are designed for easy operation. They include buttons for input, menu and run/record, navigational controls, and three programmable function keys. The menu system includes selections for display, DSLR, audio and system options. The function keys are set by default to peaking, exposure and histogram, but can be reprogrammed to match user preference.
"The run/record button is a unique feature," says Manios. "It controls the start and stop of the recording process with an optional remote control cable. It's great for rigs attached to Steadicams, jibs and car mounts."
Available accessories include shutter release cables for most popular cameras, and a detachable sunshade.
About Manios Digital & Film
A division of Ste-Man, Inc. and led by President Steven Manios, Jr., Manios Digital & Film has been bringing the world's highest quality products to professional filmmakers, videographers and ENG crews in the United States since 1992. The company has longstanding relationships with leading manufacturers around the globe and an extensive dealer network spanning the United States. It is an authorized distributor for Cartoni, PAG, Vocas, Kinotehnik, Orbiter and LockCircle. By working closely with its customers, and by listening to and understanding their needs, Manios Digital & Film has become a trusted partner to film and video professionals worldwide.
Manios Digital & Film 10663 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601; 818.760.8290.
MD7 Field Monitor Specifications
Panel Size: 7-inch
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Aspect Ratio: 16:09
Viewing Angle: 178° / 178°
Input Signal: HDMI / AV
Output : HDMI
Audio: Speaker x1 built-in, mini headphone jack
Input voltage: DC7-24V
Power Consumption: = 12W
Operating Temperature: -4°F ~ 140°F
Storage Temperature -22°F ~ 158°F
Dimensions: 7.25 x 5.15 x .9" (184.5 x 131 x 23mm)
Weight: 12.9oz (365g)
Warranty: 18 months
Accessories included in all kits:
DC 12V Power Adapter
HDMI A/C Cable
D-Tap Power Adapter
MSM-777D also includes:
Battery Plates for Sony F970, Sony QM91D, Canon LP-E, Nikon D700/D800
MSM-777S also includes:
Snap-On(tm) Battery Adapter and neutral bracket
MSM-777V also includes:
V-Mount Battery Plate and neutral bracket
Optional Shutter Release Cables
SRC01 Canon (3 pin jack): EOS 10D/20D30D/40D/50D5D Mark II/7D/1D/1Ds