New Marshall 5.6″ Monitor Available Now.

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We got our dirty little hands on the new 5.6″ monitor from Marshall Electronics at NAB 2012. The new modular system is future proof. The build quality improved and the new feature set blows away the competition. The base model 5.6″ with HDMI inputs starts at just under $1K. Here is a rip from the Marshall Electronics website. Click here to pick one up from Filmtools.

“The Next Generation of camera top monitors have arrived with the advent of the new Marshall Electronics Modular design Camera Top Series including the V-LCD56MD 5.6″, V-LCD70MD 7″ and V-LCD90MD 9″ monitors. Each of these models comes in a choice of three configurations. The V-LCD56MD-3G includes the base unit with a preinstalled MD-3GE module providing an additional 3G/HD/SD-SDI input with loop-through. The V-LCD56MD-O version includes the base unit with a preinstalled MDO-3G module providing a 3G-SDI output converted from the HDMI input. Finally the V-LCD56MD base unit comes with no preinstalled module.

Modules can be added at anytime in the field by you the user. The new modular design allows you the user to determine what I/O combinations you want.

Building on the features that made the V-LCD70 series famous these models add even more user friendly features. New Icon driven Menu System, Waveform Display with dual Audio Bars, Headphone output, Variable Pixel-to-Pixel function plus Marshall’s industry leading PEAKING Filter now in four colors for easier focus assist make these monitors a must have appliance for serious photographers and videographers producers and directors alike.

This 5.6″ monitor offers a high resolution 1280 x 800 panel and standard features including a wide variety of formats and markers, 4 user-configurable front panel function buttons, RGB Check Field / Field Detect, RGB gain and bias control, polycarbonate screen protection. New features include multiple DSLR presets, six User Presets, Adjustable IRE Clip Guide, and Backlight control just to name a few.

All of these new MD series monitors come equipped with an HDCP compliant HDMI input with loop-through, a selection of 10 available battery adapters and a choice of one Input or Output module.”

  • High Resolution 1280 x 800 LED Backlit IPS panel
  • Brightness 300-nit with Adjustable Backlight
  • Available in three Configurations:
    • V-LCD56MD (No Module)
    • V-LCD56MD-O
      (3G Output Module with two 3G-HDSDI outputs converted
      from the HDMI input. HDCP Compliant)
    • V-LCD56MD-3G (3G Input Module with loop-through)
  • DSLR Ratio Adjustment with 4 DSLR Ratio Presets
  • On Screen Waveform / Stereo Audio Bar Display
  • Manual Gamma Adjustment
  • Adjustable IRE Clip Guide (Zebra Filter)
  • 1/4″-20 mounts on all sides
  • Stereo Headphone Output
    (select a L+R Pair from the available channels)
  • 6 Monitor Configuration User Presets
  • HDMI Pass-Through (HDCP Compliant)
  • HDMI Auto Color Space and Ratio detect
  • New Peaking Filter
    (Choice of four color highlights and variable sensitivity)
  • False Color Filter
  • Four User Assigned Function Buttons with 32 possible uses
  • Pixel-to-Pixel Panning (Custom Pixel-to-Pixel Mode)
  • 15:9, 16:9, 4:3, Pixel-to-Pixel modes
  • Input Crop with automatic scaling
  • RGB Check Field with Monochrome
  • Scratch Resistant Protective Screen
  • Variety of Optional User-Replaceable Battery Adapters available
  • Icon assisted Menu System

 

Jared Abrams
Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.