Marshall Electronics' latest 7-inch monitor is claimed to be the "world’s first camera-top field monitor with HDMI loop-through" avoiding the need for HDMI splitters, additional power sources and other requirements necessary to split the signal.
The V-LCD70XP-HDMIPT allows users to pass-through the HDMI video input to another monitor, or electronic viewfinder, for a client, director, focus puller or others to view on-location.
It also has False Colour (an exposure aid) and Peaking (for focusing), plus a new DSLR Ratio Adjustment feature for Canon DSLRs. This allows users to scale video that does not completely fill the monitor's screen when connected via HDMI in Record mode on some Canon DSLRs - choosing between Normal, 3:2, 16:9, and Full Screen.
The $1,199 V-LCD70XP-HDMIPT has an 800x480 LCD panel and can be used with nine different battery configurations for mobile operation. This option provides flexibility when using different cameras. All battery configurations can be swapped by the end-user.
By David Fox