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Old February 18th, 2011, 01:09 AM   #1
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Anyone using Small HD for 5D, etc...

I'm looking at adding a monitor for the 5D as I'm using this as a second camera on interview shoots.
What i'm thinking is using a monitor connected to the 5D and I'll run this cable and monitor on to my Sony PMW 500 so I can keep a check on the talent that the 5D is shooting.

This has brought me to the Small HD monitor.

Is anyone using this? If so, is this worth the purchase?

Or, is there something else out that I have yet to discover.

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Old February 18th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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I have a SmallHD DP6 and love it. The build quality is great- it's light but feels extremely solid. Works great with a 5D. I would highly recommend it. But if your only need is to monitor talent for interviews and you're not going to be using it for critical focusing or exposure, etc. then maybe check out one of the less expensive lower resolution Marshall monitors if you want to save a few bucks.

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Old February 18th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #3
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Hi Scott,

Does the DP6 show the 5D in HD or SD. I read somewhere that the DP6 is only showing SD out of the 5D.
Also what accessories have you purchased for the DP6.

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Old February 18th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #4
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The 5D hdmi output is in 1080i HD but when you start recording it switches to 480 SD. So no matter what monitor you use you will always only see an SD image while recording with the 5D. Some monitors like the SmallHD DP6 will automatically adjust so the image stays full screen when the 5D switches from HD to SD. Other monitors will drop the size of the image when the 5D switches.

Accessories- I bought the sunshade and screen protector which I think are must haves. The rest of accessories just depend on your needs.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 02:50 AM   #5
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Thanks Scott,

I'll be placing an order for the DP6 for both the use with the 5D and other cameras.
One last question, what power source are you using to power the DP6?

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Old February 19th, 2011, 03:55 AM   #6
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I didn't buy the DP6 battery pack but rather bought the Canon 5D battery adapter (even though I don't own a 5D) because the aftermarket batteries off fleabay are so cheap. I bought myself a bunch of them with an external charger and the adapter takes two of them so they give me heaps of running time. It was a very cheap option.

I bought the sunshade and the solid screen protector as well as I thought it was a good idea to protect my expensive screen
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Old February 19th, 2011, 09:23 AM   #7
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Simon you will definitely be happy with the DP6. SmallHD are a great group and have great customer service.

I went with the 5D battery plate because it seemed more convenient and less proprietary. The DP6 comes standard with a power supply for wall plug in and an auto adapter for powering from a car.

Check out the tutorial videos on the SmallHD site for a good overview of all the features and accessories.

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Old February 19th, 2011, 11:37 AM   #8
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You can also buy a AB cable acces. to power the DP6 off of Anton Bauer or other batteries that your Sony 500 might use. Love the DP6. I use it with my Sony XDCM HD camera as well as a Canon 7D. The HDMI/SDI model offers more flexibility if you are using it with multiple cameras and to future proof the investment. It is more money but gives you more options.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #9
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Thanks guys,

Yes I have been looking at the SDI version and think that this would be a better solution.

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Old February 21st, 2011, 06:48 PM   #10
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Re: Anyone using Small HD for 5D, etc...

Denny,

If interested, I purchased one for my 5D but have never used it and am looking to sell it. It is the SDI version I believe but will have to double check. I bought the kit with the small lion battery, etc,. plus the sleeve, acryllic protector, mini to normal hdmi cable....If you want, give me a shout....


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Old February 24th, 2011, 11:07 AM   #11
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Re: Anyone using Small HD for 5D, etc...

You might find these useful....





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Old February 24th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #12
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Hi Paul,

Thanks for the vid's.
I have ordered the DP6 HD-SDI after a lot or research and now looking forward to using it.

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Old February 25th, 2011, 08:06 AM   #13
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Thanks for posting these Paul, I've always wanted to know how these monitors handled the 5D.
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