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Richard Cooper
LM-0750W resolution?
on Oct 18, 2010 at 8:43:20 pm

Hi Bram, What is the resolution of the Flanders LM-0750W?

Is it a 720p HD field monitor?


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FrostLine Productions, LLC
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walter biscardi
Re: LM-0750W resolution?
on Oct 18, 2010 at 9:29:15 pm

Specs are on the FSI website.

It's 800x480 and displays both 720p and 1080 resolutions superbly. Can use as a field monitor or a large Viewfinder for DSLRs and smaller digital cameras.

Has both AC power and a regular Anton Bauer battery plate.

I LOVE this monitor out in the field.

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Bram Desmet
Re: LM-0750W resolution?
on Oct 18, 2010 at 9:39:26 pm

800x480. Most higher resolution 7" monitors have one or more of these drawbacks as a trade-off for higher resolution:
1. Only 6 bit, not 8 bit, so subject to significant banding.
2. Slow pixel response time.
3. Much higher price.
4. 4:3, so actual resolution for 16:9 sources is not significantly higher than 800x480 wide-screen panel.

The LM-0750W has a very easy to access 1:1 pixel mapping mode that allows you to see any portion of the HD source 1:1. Whatever monitor you get, I would typically suggest adding 1:1 pixel mapping on the 'must have' list, regardless of the unit's resolution. The LM-0750W also has a focus assist feature and a new pixel zoom feature that allows for an adjustable zoom on any portion of an incoming HD signal.

The LM-0750W is very good at what it does provided you have realistic expectations on what the monitor is capable of doing. It is good for establishing focus (especially when using 1:1 mode), it is good for framing, and it is very handy for judgment of exposure with advanced features like our LUM Coloring Exposure Check. Additionally, this monitor features 9 different scopes modes that all work across all inputs, even DVI for DSLR operators and this is something very few monitors can do.

The limiting factors of the LM-0750W are the same as most 7" units at this price or under: color gamut a bit more limited than full Rec 709, resolution not native HD, and requires a hood to be truly suitable for very bright outdoor applications (with a hood this is not much of an issue).

If you are willing to spend twice as much or more there are a lot of decent performing options at the $3,500 to $8,000 price range that can offer higher resolution, wider color gamut, etc. However, at FSI we find that the market for 7" monitors that cost $1,000 to $5,000 more than our 17" monitors ($2,495 list) is relatively limited. For this reason we sourced the best quality panel we could find that would still allow us to sell a 7" monitor for under $2,000 with all of the features found in our larger monitors.

Anyway, I realize that this answer goes well beyond the scope of your original question, but I hope it puts into perspective what you can expect out of our LM-0750W.

Bram Desmet
FSI (Flanders Scientific, Inc.)

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