TV Logic F-7H – ‘World’s brightest on-camera monitor’ – IBC 2018

TV Logic claim their F-7H is the world’s brightest HD 7-inch field production monitor – with an ultra high luminance of 3,600nit. If you have ever shot outdoors in bright, sunny conditions you will be well aware of just how hard it is to see most on-camera monitors. You really need around 1500nit as a minimum on a monitor if you truly want to be able to see it clearly outdoors in all conditions.

The F-7H provides SDI <-> HDMI cross conversion with 1 SDI input, 1 SDI output, 1HDMI input, and 1 HDMI output. It also has a host of features such as waveform & vectorscope, audio level meters, focus assist, range error, timecode display, various aspect ratio, and makers, 3D LUT import, camera Logs and HDR emulation including HDR EOTFs of PQ, HLG and SLog3.

 

Audio Level Meter Display
Audio Level Meter Display
Displays the level of the embedded sound signal together with the video signal input through the terminal such as SDI or HDMI.
Blue Only / Mono
blue only
Red and Green channels are not used and only Blue or Monochrome channel is used to display the screen. This function is used to adjust the color tones (tones and saturation) of the screen using the SMPTE Color Bar. For example, after displaying the Blue channel, adjust the Color (or Saturation) and Tint (or Hue) so that the original Magenta and Cyan are of the same brightness, and the original Gray and Blue are of the same brightness.
Focus Assist
Focus AssistFocus Assist
Assigns a color to the pixels on the boundaries of the image to inform the user to achieve the best focus. With this function, user can easily differentiate the focused area from out-focused area especially when shooting with a shallow depth of field.
H/V Delay
H/V Delay
Allows you to check the Blanking area and synchronize signals by displaying the horizontal and vertical intervals in the center of the screen.
H/V Flip
H/V FlipH/V FlipH/V Flip
Allows the displayed image to be flipped horizontally or vertically. This feature provides flexible mounting options for camera operators.

Key Lock
Locks the knob or key control.
Luma(Y’) Zone Check
Luma(Y') Zone CheckLuma(Y') Zone CheckLuma(Y') Zone Check
Displays the Luma(Y’) level of the input image in colors. Each pixel’s Y’ analyzed and changed to a certain color or zebra pattern according to the Index on the right side of the screen.
Marker
Marker
Displays various kinds of aspect ratios on the screen. Wide range of markers and security areas are available with line color and curtain transparency selection. A User Marker is available if any of standard markers fits your requirements.
Max Brightness On/Off
Max Brightness On/OffMax Brightness On/Off
Displays the brightness increases from the normal up to max brightness to obtain a sharp and bright image when shooting outdoors.
Range Error
Range ErrorRange Error
Analyzes the input signal’s Luma(Y’) and chroma information(C’) and if the input signal exceeds the designated minimum value and maximum value, the pixel shall blink. This function is to help the user to easily find out any unwanted levels of signals and for a better exposure setting.
Time Code Display
Time Code Display
Displays the Timecode information on the screen.
User Aspect
User AspectUser AspectUser Aspect
Adjusts the Width /Height display ratio.
Various Scan Modes
Various Scan ModesVarious Scan ModesVarious Scan Modes
Controls the size of the image. Overscan: Extra area around the four edges of the image that may not be seen reliably by the viewer. Underscan: Constrains the size of the image so the monitor shows everything the camera is seeing. 1:1 pixel: Displays the original image resolution without scaling to match a certain resolution or an aspect ratio.
Waveform/Vector Scope
Waveform/VectorWaveform/Vector
Waveform Y: Displays the Luma(Y’), Cb, Cr component of the input signal into waveform.
Vector Scope: Displays the color components ‘B-Y’ and ‘R-Y’of the input signals onto the X-Y axis.
Zoom
ZoomZoom
Magnifies the input signal from 0% to 90%.
Camera Lut.
Camera Lut.Camera Lut.
Applies the LUTs to the outbound Log signal. A LUT for every major camera manufacturer has been included(LOG-C, C-LOG, S-LOG 1,2,3 and RED Gamma 3,4).
ARRI Alex Metadata over SDI
ARRI Alex Metadata over SDIARRI Alex Metadata over SDI
Takes the Metadata from the ARRI ALEXA is transported through the SDI outputs of the camera, and displays it on the monitor.
Split Zoom
Split ZoomSplit Zoom
Zooms the specified area sequentially.
Anamorphic Desqueeze
Anamorphic DesqueezeAnamorphic DesqueezeAnamorphic Desqueeze
Supports several formats and resolutions that are ideally suited for anamorphic lenses and aspect ratios. When shooting anamorphic the image you are monitoring is an “unsqueezed” preview of what’s actually being recorded.
Sleep Mode
Sets the LUMINANCE to the minimum value when the time set in the still image output is exceeded.
1:1 Pixel Mapping Modes for SD/HD
Displays the original image resolution without scaling to match a certain resolution or an aspect ratio.
3G-SDI Level A/B
Supports 3G-SDI Level A/B input.
HDR Emulation
HDR EmulationHDR Emulation
The HDR emulation function allows users to check how an HDR image will look at the shooting location. Adjustable modes are PQ, HLG and SLog3.
Custom 3D LUT Import
Custom 3D LUT ImportCustom 3D LUT ImportCustom 3D LUT Import
Allows you to load your making 3D-LUT files at NLE software like Davinci Resolve by USB flash memory and displays your LUT on VFM-055A or F-7H. Once you synchronize LUTs in the monitor, you will easily change them on production.
Display Spec.

 Size  7″
 Resolution  1920 X 1080 (16:09)
 Pixe Pitch  0.063mm
 Color Depth  16.7M
 Viewing Angle  160°(H) / 160°(V)
 Luminance  3600cd/m2
 Contrast Ratio  1200:1
 Display Area  151.2(H) × 94.5(V) mm

Input

 1 X BNC  3G-SDI A Channel Input
 1 X HDMI  HDMI Input

Output

 1 X BNC  3G-SDI Output
 1 X HDMI  HDMI Output

Audio

 Audio In  Embedded Audio/Analog Stereo (Phone Jack)
 Audio Out  Analog Stereo (Phone Jack), Internal Speaker(Mono)

FPGA Functions

,  3G-SDI Level A/B,  Audio Level Meter Display,  Blue Only,  Focus Assist,  H/V Delay,  H/V Flip,  Key Lock,  Luma(Y’) Zone Check,  Marker,  Max Brightness On/Off,  Mono,  Range Error,  Time Code Display,  User Aspect,  Various Scan Modes,  Waveform/Vector,  Zoom,  Camera Lut.,  Arri Camera Metadata

Calibration

, 3rd Party 3D LUT Import and Export

Other Functions

 USB   Firmware update by USB cable   Firmware update by USB memory stick
 Ethernet
 Conversion   HDMI-to-HDMI,  HDMI-to-SDI,  SDI-to-HDMI,  SDI-to-SDI,

Options

 Battery Bracket,  Camera Mount Ball Head,  Carring Case,  D-Tap Cable,  External Acrylic Filter,  Gold Mount,  V-Mount

TV Logic F-7H Price and availability

The TV Logic F-7H is shipping now, for €1,800

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