Color Picker samples color/value information from a single pixel to give a precise readout of a specific location. Great for matching multiple cameras or getting consistent exposure in changeable lighting conditions by sampling from a color chart or an actor/subject's face.
Applicable to both tutorials: first connect Ethernet (RJ45) to the monitor and the LEMO cable (for Alexa Mini / Mini LF) to the camera on the port labeled ‘ETH’ - for the Amira use a standard RJ45 to RJ45 cable.
RED DSMC2 camera control is available as a license on compatible Camera Control monitors and is compatible with cameras that have a DSMC2 Brain. A specific Controller and USB adapter (if applicable) must be purchased as well to allow the monitor to communicate with the camera. The license and cable are available bundled directly from SmallHD or authorized resellers.*It is one license per monitor for control, it is not transferable. You will need both the software and control cable to use this feature with your compatible camera.
Sony Venice camera control is available as a license on monitors that support Camera Control and have an Ethernet port. The monitor communicates with the camera over an Ethernet cable. The license and cable are available bundled directly from SmallHD or authorized resellers.
If you update your KOMODO firmware to version 1.4, be sure to update your monitor to firmware version 4.4.3 or newer, available from our Downloads page.
Latest version overview can be found here.
Either before or after reading this guide you will have an understanding of how to set proper exposure using SmallHD's industry-leading toolset. Learn how Waveform, Exposure Assist, Zebra, Histogram and Color Picker compare and how to get the most from each.
Note: This article refers to SmallHD OS4, please refer to this tutorial for OS3.
Below we will walk through an example of using tools.
Let's make a new page into a 'focus + framing' page that we can flip to for composing our shot and nailing focus. This will include a focus assist, a crosshair for accuracy performing pan/tilt and custom frame guides for a cinemascope aspect ratio. We will also go over adding a LUT to a new page and show the benefit of using the page system.
Manually focusing a camera with accuracy can be difficult, thankless, and if unchecked can lead to a surprise of the worst kind in post-production. Use SmallHD's industry-leading focusing toolset to help achieve razor-sharp focus every time and to free you up for other on-set tasks.