You should Activate your monitor but you can skip it if you are not comfortable doing so or if you are having technical trouble actiavting. Benifits of Activating your SmallHD monitor
- Activates your 1 year manufacture warranty.
- Receive emails when we add new features via free firmware updates.
- Be notified of new accessories designed specifically for your monitor.
How to update your Production monitor firmware. CAUTION: Make sure you do not lose power during firmware update
- Download Latest firmware file
- Drag and drop .bin file from download onto your SD card (Must be 16gb or smaller – FAT or FAT32 for Windows, MS-DOS (FAT) for Mac)
- Remove SD Card from computer or card reader attached to computer
- Insert SD card into your Production Monitor
- Turn on your monitor
- On monitor, page left all the way with your joystick to the monitor’s settings Menu
- Navigate down in the settings menu until you see the heading (System)
- Under the system heading you will see an option that says firmware. (Highlight the word firmware)
- Click your joystick to select firmware
- You should now see an option appear on the right side of the screen that says UPDATE TO 1.0 (FUSION) Select this option to begin update. Note: If you do not see this wording but instead see Current version followed by a version number. Than the firmware may not be on the card properly or the card is not inserted all the way.
- Once firmware is installed and the on screen prompt tells you to reboot your monitor – remove the power source and then re-attach the power source to reboot (power button will not work for this reboot)
SmallHD offers a free downloadable LUT package full of frequently used LUTs to try on your monitor. You can download them here: http://www.smallhd.com/support/?p=3111
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