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Creative Solutions Launches Entry-Level SmallHD Indie 7 Monitor


Small HD Indie 7

Creative Solutions has added a new entry-level touchscreen field monitor to its SmallHD product line and Smart 7 monitor family, the Indie 7.   It features optional software upgrades for Camera Control access to RED, DSMC2, and KOMODO cameras and is compatible with the Teradek Bolt 4k RX Monitor Module for 4K wireless video reception and integrates with Teradek RT’s Command Center lens control overlay software.

From the production description:

“Built around a 7” 1080p display with hyper-responsive touchscreen functionality and bright daylight visibility, Indie 7 is powered by the intuitive PageOS 4 software platform. This industry-leading interface allows operators to build customized user pages, utilizing a host of imaging tools. Camera Control for RED® DSMC2® & KOMODO™ are offered separately as two individual software upgrades and allow unfettered access to internal camera configuration settings. The Indie 7 KOMODO™ Kit will include a custom Control Cable for communication with the camera.

Indie 7 is compatible with the Teradek Bolt 4K RX Monitor Module (Gold Mount or V-Mount), a cableless integration that enables 4K & HDR wireless video from any Teradek Bolt 4K transmitter. Indie 7’s ability to accept a Full 4K image allows for 1:1 Pixel Mapping for greater clarity during punch-in. With a video signal 4x the resolution of the display, operators and focus-pullers will notice a significant increase in sharpness when zooming in to catch critical focus. Teradek RT Command Center is also available for direct interaction with connected Teradek RT lens controllers.”

Creative Solutions Product Manager (Cine) Dave Bredbury explained: “The Cine 7 and 702 Touch monitors have proven widely popular, especially with operators who use Camera Control for RED. With the announcement of KOMODO™ and other compact professional cameras, we saw the need to add a model to the series for those working on an independent budget. Indie 7 is that solution.”

“Our goal at SmallHD has always been to streamline the process of capturing great footage,” he added. “We’re continuing to expand access into new cameras and simplify monitoring workflows for all creative professionals by developing additional hardware integrations and software upgrades for all of our Smart 7 monitors.”

The Indie 7 launches today, and you can get more information at

Indie 7
Small HD Indie 7

Pricing and specs for the Indie 7, RED Komodo Kit, and software license upgrades are below:

Indie 7 Smart Monitor: $899
Indie 7 RED KOMODO Kit: $1,399 – Introductory Price $1,149
Teradek Bolt 4K RX Monitor Module: $2,399

Software License Upgrades for Cine 7, 702 Touch, Indie 7:
Camera Control Kit for RED® DSMC2® : $499
Camera Control Kit or RED® KOMODO™: $499 – Introductory price $249

Indie 7 Smart Monitor Specifications:
Display: 7-inch IPS LCD touchscreen
Resolution: 1920×1200
Brightness: 1000nits
Color: 100% Rec 709
Input: 1x 3G-SDI, 1x 3G-SDI In/Out, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x Micro USB
Output: 1x 3G-SDI, 1x HDMI 2.0
Audio: ⅛” headphone jack
Power Input: 2mm barrel connector (DC 10-34v), Sony L-Series dual battery bracket
Construction: Anodized aluminum chassis
Software: PageOS 4
Compatibility: Camera Control for RED® DSMC2® & KOMODO™, Teradek Bolt 4K RX Monitor Module, Teradek RT

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