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- Insert USB drive into PC/Mac, remove any existing .bin file from the drive and make sure that it is formated FAT or FAT32.
- Download the desired Firmware version from www.smallhd.com/support. Be sure to read the “Changelog/Issues” file. (See link to the right of the download)
- Copy the *.bin file to the USB drive. The file must NOT be in a folder.
- Safely Eject the USB drive from the PC/Mac and insert it into the USB adapter cable that was included with your DP4.
- Switch the DP4 OFF and plug the cable into the DP4’s Mini-USB port. While pressing down on the DP4’s scroll wheel, Switch ON the DP4.
- Once white text appears on the black screen, you can stop pressing the thumb wheel.
- When prompted, switch the DP4 OFF, remove the USB cable, and then back ON again. You now have new software. (If the DP4 gets stuck during the “Verification” process for more than 4 minutes, the update is complete and the DP4 can be switched OFF and the USB cable removed.)
To fix this, do a factory reset under System in the menu. Once the monitor restarts, you may see weird colors on the screen. If so, just reboot the monitor and this will return the monitor to normal.
You can only use pip with the two following combinations:
SDI & Composite
HDMI & Composite
A good way to match the color of your camera lcd to your SmallHD monitor is to tape a few pieces of paper to a wall of varying colors. Then point your camera at that wall and look at the back of your camera, then plug in your monitor and compare the colors. Try to figure out what is different in the 2 panels. For example maybe your camera’s panel looks a bit more red then your SmallHD, in that case you would turn up the red gain on your small hd to increase the red in the panel. To access the color controls on your monitor make sure you have an image displaying on the monitor then go to the image menu and scroll down to the RGB control option. This is not a perfect method and you may not get perfect color or anything like that but its a decent method to get the color closer to where you want it to be.