for SmallHD 501 (HDMI) and 502 (HDMI and SDI Monitors)
The SmallHD 500 series, the sharpest and lightest 5-inch field monitors available, are the perfect complement to a Nauticam underwater video system. These products combine a stunning 5", 1920 x 1080 Full HD Display with an amazing suite of software tools for image monitoring in a compact form factor.
The monitor feels immediately familiar, almost identical in size to your favorite smart phone. A rubberized joystick is used to effortlessly flip through video "pages". Each page accepts multiple imagine analysis tools, configured by the user for their individual needs. The NA-502 housing provides access to all monitor controls, and the complete menu system is available in the housing, and at depth. To learn more, a complete 500 Series "Test Drive" is available
There aren't enough good things that can be said about this screen... Pixel density (the specification that results in sharpness) is greater than iPhone 6. The monitor is capable of displaying 85% of the NTSC color gamut, surpassing REC 709. These tech spec simply translate into the best color, contrast, and resolution available in this class.
The Nauticam NA-502 housing features the rugged build quality and advanced manufacturing expertise our user base has come to expect. The joystick navigation system used by the 500 series monitors is translated to four directional arrows, a center select button, and the dedicated "back" button. The interface is simple, but elegant, and perfectly suited to the underwater environment.
Cable Routing & Power
The form factor of 501/502 monitors is ideal for an underwater housing, with HDMI / HD-SDI cables nestled between two readily available Canon LP-E6 Batteries. HDMI and HD-SDI (502) are both supported by a single housing, providing an extremely broad range of camera support in a single underwater monitor system.
Joystick navigation, combined with a very well thought out image analysis tool set, make these monitors extremely useful for judging focus and exposure. Examples of some of these tools (but not all) are:
Highlights in focus edges, taking the guess work out of critical focus even when using large formate SLR cameras with narrow depth of field.
Extremely useful for judging exposure, false color mode maps the IRE Exposure Scale to color bars, providing detailed feedback about image brightness. Purple and Yellow warnings indicate under and over exposed areas. A gradient from blue through green maps shadows to highlights.
Zooming in on the video feed is available from every monitor page, all the time, simply by clicking the up arrow. The zoomed window can be moved around the screen via up/down/left/right, and exited easily with the back button.
Zebra LinesDesigned to warn of over exposure, zebra lines can be mapped to a custom IRE level, and even enhanced with color to make them more visible.
Right angle cable connector provides clean cable routing, and protects the cable from wear and tear at the housing connection.
Joystick navigation is translated to a 5 push button directional pad on the housing front, with enhanced spacing that is easy to use even when wearing gloves.
A Vacuum Valve, along with the Nauticam Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System is included as standard equipment.. A temperature compensated monitoring circuit with LED indicator provides constant feedback about vacuum status. The green led means the system is safe to dive!
Optional NA-502 Monitor Hood(#17916) provides generous shading, and reduces glare in shallow water.
SDI Surface Feed Cables (#25064 15m or #25065 45m) provide a reliable SDI feed capable of traveling over long distances to a topside director's monitor.