The V-LCD50-HDI 5" monitor is a compact LED-backlit confidence monitor with amazing picture performance and excellent viewing angles. This compact monitor offers standard features including a wide variety of formats and markers, RGB Check Field / Field Detect, 4 user-configurable front panel function buttons, Image Flip, Freeze Frame, and HDMI Auto Color Space and Ratio detect.


5" 800 x 480 Camera-Top Portable Field Monitor AA kit and E6 battery adapter with HDMI

Owner's Manual Spec Sheet
HDMI Camera SunBrite LCD Monitor


Optional Hood
Sun Hood
DV Black Diamond Award

The portable V-LCD50-HDI is the perfect solution for DSLR and video professionals seeking to capture their best shots. Don't be fooled by higher screen resolution or sizes. Our picture performance, feature set, customer service, and experience is why the industry's leading photographers, videographers, and camera operators prefer Marshall over the competition.

The V-LCD50-HDI 5" monitor is packed with features found in more expensive models. This compact LED-backlit confidence monitor offers amazing picture performance and excellent viewing angles for users simply looking for a portable, yet versatile monitoring solution. The V-LCD50-HDI offers standard features including a wide variety of formats and markers, 4 user-configurable front panel function buttons, RGB Check Field / Field Detect, RGB gain and bias control. Major features include Marshall's industry leading FALSE COLOR and PEAKING Filters, along with Image Flip, Freeze Frame, and HDMI Auto Color Space and Ratio detect.

This unit can be battery-powered in the field using the included rechargeable 4 AA batteries or power supply. It can also be powered by using one of 9 different optional battery adapters for even greater flexibility and portability. The bottom 1/4"-20 mount allows this lightweight unit to be mounted to most DSLRs, cranes, and jibs.


The V-LCD50 monitor can be powered by 9 different prosumer and DSLR batteries for greater flexibility and longer use. No assembly is required and the bracket can be easily attached or removed in seconds. Simply attach the battery adapter to the back of unit by screwing in the included ¼-20 connector to the bottom of the monitor. Even with the battery adapter attached, the monitor can still be mounted to any ¼-20 arm, bracket, or rig.



The following battery adapters are available for the V-LCD50 monitor (batteries and/or charger not included):
Canon DSLR #1 Canon LP-E6 / 7.2V V-BR5-LPE6 Available
Canon DSLR #2 Canon BP-511 / 7.4V V-BR5-BP511 Available
Nikon DSLR Nikon EN-EL3 / 7.4V V-BR5-NEL3 Available
Canon Pro Canon BP-970G / 7.2V V-BR5-CM Available
JVC JVC BN-V438U / 7.2V V-BR5-JM Available
Panasonic #1 Panasonic CGA-D54 / 7.2V V-BR5-PM Available
Panasonic #2 Panasonic VM-VBG6 / 7.2V V-BR5-PV Available
Sony M Sony NP-QM91 / 7.2V V-BR5-SM Available
Sony L Sony NP-F970 / 7.2V V-BR5-SL Available


The following kits include a V-LCD50 monitor adapter, battery, and charger:
Canon DSLR #1 Canon LP-E6 / 7.2V V-BR5K-LPE6 Available
Canon DSLR #2 Canon BP-511 / 7.4V V-BR5K-BP511 Available
Nikon DSLR Nikon EN-EL3 / 7.4V V-BR5K-NEL3 Available

V-BR5-LPE6 - Canon kit with charger and battery
Price: $31.00

Canon kit with charger and battery

False Color Filter

Color filter scale

The False Color filter is used to aid in the setting of camera exposure. As the camera Iris is adjusted, elements of the image will change color based on the luminance or brightness values. This enables proper exposure to be achieved without the use of costly, complicated external test equipment.

To best utilize this feature, you must understand the color chart and have a basic understanding of camera exposure. Normally, when shooting subjects like people, it is common practice to set exposure of faces to the equivalent of approximately 56 IRE. The False Color filter will show this area as the color PINK on the monitor. Therefore, as you increase exposure (open the IRIS), your subject will change color as indicated on the chart: PINK, then GREY, then a few shades of YELLOW. Overexposed subjects (above 101 IRE) on the monitor will be shown as RED. In addition, underexposed subjects will show as DEEP-BLUE to DARK-BLUE, with clipped-blacks indicated with a FUCHSIA-like color. Lastly, the color GREEN is used to indicate elements of the image that are approximately 45 IRE. This represents a "neutral" or "mid-level" exposure commonly used for objects (not people).

Filter display samples
Overexposed objects will display as RED
Underexposed objects show as
Properly exposed objects will display elements of GREEN and PINK

Peaking Filter

The Peaking Filter is used to aid the camera operator in obtaining the sharpest possible picture. When activated, all color will be removed from the display and a black-and-white image will remain. The internal processor will display RED color on the screen where sharp edges appear. When the camera operator adjusts (or "racks") the focus control (on the camera lens), different parts of the image will have RED colored edges. This indicates that this portion of the image is sharp or in focus. Final focus is achieved by racking the camera lens focus control back and forth until the desired portion of the image has RED colored edges. Please note that this feature is most effective when the subject is properly exposed and contains enough contrast to be processed.

Focus filter samples

V-LCD50-HDI specifications
Panel Number of Panels 1
Panel Size 5.0” Diagonal
Resolution 800 x 480
Aspect Ratio 15:9
Active Area 108.0 x 64.8 mm
Type LCD Panel
Brightness 300 cd/m²
Contrast 600:1
Color Gamut YUV, RGB
Viewing Angles (CR>=10) 85° x 85°
Backlight type LED
Adjustable Backlight No
Features Video Formats 1080p/1080i/720p
Color Temperature D65, D55 and D93
Display Flip Yes
False Color Yes
Peaking Filter Yes
HDMI Ratio Auto Yes
Pixel to Pixel Yes
Self-Sensing Yes
Modular Input Slot No
Input Status Display Yes
Ethernet No
Controls on front Panel Yes
User-Defined Function Buttons Yes
Handles No
Power Voltage 12 VDC
Consumption 5VDC, 2.0A, 10W Max
Power Switch Yes
Connector Coaxial 5.5 x 2.5 mm
Compliance Compliance CE approved
Environmental Operating Temperature (C°) 32° F to 104° F
Storage Temperature (C°) -14° F to140° F
Dimensions Rack Unit dimensions 4.86” x 4.40” x 1.84”
Weight (Main Body) .52 lbs (Without Batteries)
Mounting: 1/4”-20 Mounting Bracket
Protective screen No

Included Accessories:

  • 5” Monitor
  • 4 rechargeable AA batteries
  • Standard Mini HDMI to HDMI cable
  • AA Battery charger
  • AC adapter
  • Sunhood
  • Canon E6 DSLR battery adapter
  • Hot shoe mount
  • User manual