Marko Zitzer Films
Love my AC7! The image is so crisp. The monitor is super light, perfect for run and gun but a great size for focus. The Sunshade is huge for outdoor shooting.
AC7-LCD, Panasonic GH4
Framing and keeping focus is always a challenge. I bought the SmallHD DP4 specifically for the focus peaking feature, and on these outdoor shoots it really pulls it's weight. Small, light, powerful, and an absolute must have not just for the run and gun shoots, but in controlled environment shoots as well. In fact, the only time I don't need it, is when I'm trying to keep the camera hidden on guerrilla shoots.
DP4, Canon 5D Mark II
I saw the SmallHD a few years ago at NAB, and was immediately impressed with the pop of the image on the screen. After purchasing a few other brands since then, we eventually bought the DP7 Pro OLED. I’m sorry we waited so long. So much of our shooting is outside, with quick setups and often without power sources. The DP7 is the only monitor I’ve found to be color true, bright enough to view in the sun, and accurate enough to hand to the client or director. It works as well with our F55 and C300 as it does with a 5D. SmallHD is now an essential piece of equipment on all of our shoots.
DP7-PRO-OLED, Canon 5D Mark III, Sony F55, Canon C300
Hamil Bros Studio
I had been hearing about SmallHD for a while and last October, I was a jib assistant at an MMA fight in our city that was being broadcast, the jib operator was telling me about how badly he wanted to get into a SmallHD monitor, so, I started keeping an eye on them. Then SmallHD made the announcement about supporting LUTs and doing field color correction on the DP7 series and that made my mind up. In June, we set out to do a major equipment upgrade and SmallHD was at the top of the list. Since we shoot on Blackmagic cameras, I knew that we needed a couple of monitors because the monitors on the Blackmagics have limited practical use. So, I opted for a DP7-Pro for a general purpose monitor and the DP4-EVF since I was tired of not being able to see what I was shooting when I was shooting outdoors in the daylight. Since, purchasing these monitors, I’ve used them almost daily for the last 3 weeks and I absolutely love them. I have also seen blog posts from Shane Hurlbut, ASC., on his recommendation for SmallHD monitors and that only reinforced how glad I am in my purchasing decision.
DP4-EVF, DP7 Pro LCD, BlackMagic 4K
I love my SmallHD monitor for both steadicam and AC work. I like how I can input an image with SDI but output it with an HDMI signal for wireless transmission. That is huge versatility. It's also so light but at the same time durable! I wouldn't choose any other monitor here on out.
DP7 Pro LCD, Sony FS700
Using the SmallHD AC7 has been an absolute revelation and has made shot composition and framing a whole lot quicker and easier. Whilst the GH3 screen is not to be sniffed at, the full 7" of SmallHD goodness has made the job so much smoother and more reliable. My primary reason for purchasing the AC7 was focus peaking and it certainly earns its money in that regard, allowing crisp racking in shot with confidence. Build quality of the AC7 is excellent and the screen image is sublime. A very worthwhile addition to the shoot.
AC7-LCD, Panasonic GH3