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SmallHD Focus Question

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Hey Guys,

 

Question for you all since SmallHD's support part of their website is no help -

 

I just got a SmallHD focus and while I love the UI and the form factor I noticed an issue. Whenever I send 1080p 23.98 footage to it it always shows at 1080i/59.58 and seems have movement artifacts/aliasing.

 

Just to verify that this is an issue I sent 720p footage to it and it was fine. I am using a canon c300 MKI. Does anyone else have a similar issue with it? Should I return it?

 

Thanks for an advice you can give!

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I have 2 X SDI focus monitors and have not seen any problems at 1080 23.98p from a Sony F5.. I don't know about HDMI.. can you check video out settings in your camera ..?

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Yeah I was able to get ahold of SmallHD. They think it could be the cable and are sending me a replacement. I'll let you guys know when I figure it out.

 

Thanks so far for all your help!

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i hate that monitor i used for a project with an arri alexa, i had to relied on my measuring tape to do focus because i wasn't sure.

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You may not have it set up right.. very commonly used monitor .. you can use your fingers to quickly expand the frame too.. handy function for focus..

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You may not have it set up right.. very commonly used monitor .. you can use your fingers to quickly expand the frame too.. handy function for focus..

yes i know i used monitors of that kind. it has handy tools, but the screen does not help. i would say never trust the monitor, is only for other people to see. use the viewfinder for better focus pulling.

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yes i know i used monitors of that kind. it has handy tools, but the screen does not help. i would say never trust the monitor, is only for other people to see. use the viewfinder for better focus pulling.

 

 

But sometimes there's no time to get marks.. some dir/DP,s don't work that way anymore .. I would say 99% of FP have monitors now.. wish they had them when I was a focus puller !!

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But sometimes there's no time to get marks.. some dir/DP,s don't work that way anymore .. I would say 99% of FP have monitors now.. wish they had them when I was a focus puller !!

Me too, Thats an excuse it takes 3 seconds to do that, you can do it sloppy or you can do it correctly, is not reliable to measure according to lying monitor, thanks to that monitor i got lots of out of focus shots. but when i used the measuring tape omg no out of focus shots i wonder why ? cinema lenses have measurements for a reason.

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Me too, Thats an excuse it takes 3 seconds to do that, you can do it sloppy or you can do it correctly, is not reliable to measure according to lying monitor, thanks to that monitor i got lots of out of focus shots. but when i used the measuring tape omg no out of focus shots i wonder why ? cinema lenses have measurements for a reason.

 

 

No its not sloppy .. its how some films are shot.. even big budget.. depending on the Dp or the Dir.. a lot of FP can work off monitors and their experience .. keep practicing ..you will get the hang of it..

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