Nipros and its North American dealer Samaserve will introduce two new combination monitor/viewfinders at NAB in April.
The new 5-inch HDF-HR500 and HDF-500 full HD color monitors/viewfinders are designed to mount directly to the flexible Nipros camera-agnostic HDS-300 rig which is compatible with any video camera on the market today, including 4K units from Blackmagic Design, Canon and Sony.
“The Nipros system portfolio continues to grow to meet customer demand for more features and functionality,” said Sal Sandoval, CTO at Samaserve. “Our camera agnostic system message is resonating with broadcasters and production studios that own multiple brand cameras and want to make the most use from those investments. These new monitor/viewfinders offer expanded functionality in a very small package.”
The 5-inch HDF-HR500 includes a high-quality 1920×1080 HD LCD screen that features a variety of BNC connector types (HDMI, Component, RGB and Composite) as well as built-in stereo headphone jack, remote control, Tally and Mono speaker. The HDF-500 version is similar in size, weight, and functionality but features an 800 x 480 resolution LCD screen with a narrower viewing angle.
Measuring approximately 180 x 117 x 69.9mm, both models also include BNC connectors (3G/HD/SD) for main (with an active loop-through) and RETURN video, and feature built-in test and measurement software that includes waveform, vectorscope, white balance and other visual parameters that can be displayed full screen or in multi-view mode. Power consumption is approximately 19W on the HDF-HR500 and 15 watts on the HDF-500 model. Additionally, both units are field upgradeable via a built-in Mini-USB port.