At BIRTV in Beijing, Swit was showing off a brand new 7″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) monitor that has 2500nits of brightness. The 7″ monitor is called the CM-S73H and it is based around Swit’s existing S-1073H, except it is a whopping 525% brighter.
As far as display aids go, the CM-S73H has peaking, R/G/B/Mono only, zebra, and false color. There is also an embedded timecode display and aspect ratio guides.
S-1073H monitor has built-in camera logs to Rec 709 conversion LUTs, including Log-C, C-log, S-log2, S-log3, V-log, J-log1, RedLogFilm. You can also import own 3DLUTs to monitor by USB stick (support 17x17x17 3DLUT cube files).
The monitor has the following inputs/outputs:
2K/3G/HD/SD-SDI input × 2
2K/3G/HD/SD-SDI loop output × 1
HDMI 2.0 (4K60p) input × 1
HDMI 2.0 (4K60p) loop output × 1
3.5mm SDI/HDMI embedded audio output
The monitor has embedded audio monitoring of up to 16-ch meters with alerts and a select output. Users can also select any 2 channels audio to output via 3.5mm socket or speakers. The audiometer pattern position can be selected from one of four corners, and you can select to display only 2 channels, 8 channels, and full 16 channels. Also scale markers, alert info, and translucent of the audiometer pattern are selectable.
The CM-S73H certainly looked impressive and I was impressed by the color accuracy that I saw. With 2500nits of brightness, it is on par with the smallHD 703 UltraBright. We weren’t able to confirm a price or availability for the Swit CM-S73H.
Swit also had two new Sony BPU style batteries on display at BIRTV. The S-8U95 (98Wh) and the S-8U65 (63Wh) are designed to power the Sony PXW-Z280, PXW-FS5/FS7/X160/X280, PMW-EX160/ EX280, as well as the PMW-EX1/EX3/F3.
Both batteries have Li-ion battery pack of 14.4V nominal voltage
◆ Display power info available in the camera’s viewfinder
◆ 6.8Ah capacity
◆ 4-level LED power indicator
◆ 14.4V D-tap DC output
◆ 5V/1A USB charging output
◆ Multiple circuit protections
Pocket Wireless DMX Controller
Swit also had a Pocket Wireless DMX controller, called the LA-WR8, which features a standard 5-pin wireless DMX adaptor for all DMX lights. This looked like a great little product and allows you to control up to 8 lights via DMX in a very compact package that could fit in your pocket, well maybe cargo shorts with big pockets!