SmallHD announces DP-SLR 5.6″ DSLR monitor

Hot on the heals of Marshall’s new V-LCD50 5″ monitor SmallHD have announced the DP-SLR, a 5.6″ monitor that packs 270 pixels per inch and only weighs 284g. These could both be awesome accessories for a DSLR shooter, I wish I could make it to NAB to see them in action!

Here’s some info from SmallHD….

This monitor was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of the HDSLR videographer. The DP-SLR measures 4’x6’x1′ and weighs in at only 10oz (284g). This small, lightweight package makes it very easy to shoot on the run without first taking a bodybuilding course.

Within the small 5.6′ diagonal screen the DP-SLR packs a whopping 1280 x 800 resolution. At 270 pixels-per-inch (ppi), this translates into near laser printer quality. To put this into perspective, the new 27′ (2560 x 1440) iMac runs about 109ppi. The DP-SLR has over 2.5 times the pixel density. It is hard to describe how this looks. Hopefully you will be able to see for yourself at NAB. We thought about providing pictures, but you literally don ‘t have a computer display that would do it justice. You ‘d be like my grandma watching Blu-ray on her 4×3 SD TV

INTUIT remote focus controller

I just stumbled across this on vimeo and it looks like a great idea, lets hope it comes to market.

Here’s some info from the creator…

“This pre production demo show what the new INTUIT FOCUS v.01 (beta) is capable of. It is wired follow focus unit for those who tend to use new DSLRs on their rigs, Steadicams or any kind of dollies. This product will be coming in 2 versions, with 1 controller and 1 motor or 1 controller – 2 motors for easier and faster switches between setups.
Currently INTUIT FOCUS is in it’s final test faze and it will be ready for sale via IF web site.
If you need some additional specs and info – contact me via email:

If you would like to follow the development progress of this device the creator is using the comment system on Vimeo to answer questions.

Choosing an HDMI monitor – SmallHD vs Marshall

I’ve just written a long overdue report about my struggle with choosing the right HDMI monitor.

Click here to find out more

Controlling a Canon DSLR using an iPhone

I’ve been playing around with controlling a Canon DSLR from my iPhone today.

Click here to read the full story & comment.

Harley-Davidson doc: update 1

Only a month now until the BMW GS is dropped off and we set off on the ride the St Tropez…. can’t wait!

Preparations are coming on nicely. I’ve been talking to the local BMW dealership about the luggage on the new GSR and they were not confident about how waterproof it will be, apparently however BMW supply waterproof liners that will do a better job of keeping my cameras etc dry so I’ll be taking a set of those too.

After my road test of the GoPro’s I’m confident they will produce some nice results too, I’m working on some support options for those at the moment. I’ve also nailed down the angles so that I don’t end up with as much footage of the road!