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    Hello, I am curious if the SmallHD Focus Monitor can display an image when my Pocket 4k is set to 4k Raw DCI. This monitor would be great due to the dummy lpe6 battery for power. I am just worried I will only be able to monitor in UHD which would kind of suck.

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    Originally posted by Peter917 View Post
    Hello, I am curious if the SmallHD Focus Monitor can display an image when my Pocket 4k is set to 4k Raw DCI. This monitor would be great due to the dummy lpe6 battery for power. I am just worried I will only be able to monitor in UHD which would kind of suck.
    Forgive me if I'm mistaken but the monitored output is only HDMI 1080P so I don't think you'll have any issues with the SmallHD. Good luck.

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    • #3
      Feelworld F6 is also great for the money. They also have 7" monitors.

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      • #4
        Doesn't matter what resolution the P4K is recording, it always outputs 1080P via HDMI. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a monitor that would *not* work.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Peter917 View Post
          Hello, I am curious if the SmallHD Focus Monitor can display an image when my Pocket 4k is set to 4k Raw DCI. This monitor would be great due to the dummy lpe6 battery for power. I am just worried I will only be able to monitor in UHD which would kind of suck.
          There aren't many monitors (on camera ones) on the market yet that actually have a display resolution of UHD/4K...I only know of this one:

          https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...st.html?sts=pi

          But the Pocket 4K surprisingly doesn't output 4K via its HDMI so most should work besides any very old ones that either don't support 1080p at all, or may not support 1080/60p (but would be okay for 24p/30p).

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          • #6
            Ah, I may have mis-worded my post, I do not need a 4k display I was just not sure if connecting the camera to the smallhd would have issues showing display when recorded at 4k DCI.

            I know with the video assist back in the day I had issues monitoring when shooting in 60p. Good to know it will work, sorry for the confusion.

            Now I am just curious how long one of those sony batteries will be able to charge the monitor and camera for.

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            • #7
              The FOCUS actually doesn't list 4K DCI in its specs, so it's best to test if I were you or confirm with someone who has one and is using it with a 4K signal (not UHD).

              SmallHD.jpg

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              • #8
                Yes, but the Focus works with the Micro Studio 4K Camera when it is set to 4K/UHD via its HDMI, which is also a HD, 1080p output.
                I had a VA, and did not have any issues displaying 1080p60, most issues were related to using a low bandwidth HDMI cable, that did not support 1080p60, most available today do.
                Cheers

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                • #9
                  The Micro Studio is a UHD camera, not 4K DCI.

                  Some monitors will simply not recognize the 4096 and stay black (or blink or whatever). With UHD, there should be no problem but the question is about 4K DCI regardless of the HDMI's output.

                  It's a technical aspect which may impact the compatibility.

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                  • #10
                    Now that I take a closer look at my camera, there doesnt seem to be any where to run the dummy battery cord from. I have never used a dummy battery, where the compartment not close without a slot for the cord to run through? I wont have the dummy battery until Saturday to test.

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                    • #11
                      Have exact same setup, can confirm it output's to monitor fine in 4k DCI.

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                      • #12
                        Now I am worried about the main reason I got the monitor. It outputs 8v and I am worried it is not enough to power the pocket 4k via dummy battery when recording Raw. This is why I need to not jump the gun and buy things so quick.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Peter917 View Post
                          Now that I take a closer look at my camera, there doesnt seem to be any where to run the dummy battery cord from. I have never used a dummy battery, where the compartment not close without a slot for the cord to run through? I wont have the dummy battery until Saturday to test.
                          If you look closely at the underside of the battery cover, there's a latch that lets you remove the battery cover.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Peter917 View Post
                            Now I am worried about the main reason I got the monitor. It outputs 8v and I am worried it is not enough to power the pocket 4k via dummy battery when recording Raw. This is why I need to not jump the gun and buy things so quick.
                            8v is what is required to run the camera via the LP-E6 slot, the side of the camera requires 12v. Don't put more than 8v into the LP-E6 slot.

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                            • #15
                              Correct NorBro, but I never said the Micro Studio was 4KDCI, it is UHD, BM just calls it 4K. But the point is, neither the Micro Studio 4H (UHD)or the new Pocket 4K (which is 4K DCzi) can or does output anything higher than HD from the HDMI connection, somyou do not need a UHD or full 4K capabile Monitor, just one that will gandlebthe frame rates you use at 1080p.
                              Cheers

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