Professional & Prosumer Camera-Top Monitors
Marshall's camera-top field monitors are the industry standard with a variety of inputs and features to meet the needs of professional and prosumer videographers and photographers.
The M-CT camera-top monitors comprise our prosumer line. These monitors offer bright, colorful displays with features such as Auto Aspect Ratio Detect, Zoom, Image Flip/Flop, Full Color Adjustment and Focus assist (Peaking filter) HDMI pass-through. The M-CT monitors enable users to frame challenging shots with greater ease.
The V-LCD and Orchid camera-top monitors are part of our professional line. V-LCD monitors offer standard features plus multiple inputs, False Color, Peaking Filter, Pixel to Pixel, HDMI Color Space and Ratio Detect. Orchid field monitors offer Weveform and Vectorscope among many other advanced features they share with our professional production monitors. Our professional field monitors allow users to perfect the shot on camera, rather than in post.
Our picture performance, feature set, customer service, and experience are why the industry's leading photographers, videographers, and camera operators choose Marshall monitors.
* Features vary by model.
|V-LCD4.3-PRO-R||4.3"||Broadcast Quality 4.3 Color LCD Monitor with Dual Composite Video Inputs and Active Loop-Through||2 Composite||
|7" High Resolution 1280 x 600 Lightweight Camera-Top Monitor with Multiple Inputs||CVBS
|7" Full HD+ 1920 x 1200 Lightweight Camera-Top Monitor with HDMI & SDI Inputs||3GSDI (HDSDI, SDI) / with loop out or conversion to HDMI
with loop out or conversion to SDI
|M-CT710||7"||7" High Resolution Portable Camera-Top Field Monitor||HDMI
|OR-841-HDSDI||8.4"||Fully Featured 8.4" Rack Mountable / Camera-Top / Portable LCD Field Monitor||HD-SDI x 2||
|V-LCD101MD / LCD101MD-3G||10.1"||10.1" Full Resolution 1920 x 1200 Professional Focus Assist Field Monitor with Modular Input / Output||3GSDI/HDSDI
|M-LCD3.5-NT||3.5"||3.5" Portable Test Monitor||1.0Vp-p 75Ohms||
|M-CT6||6.2"||6.2" Portable Camera-Top Field Monitor||AV1
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).
Overexposed objects will display as RED
Underexposed objects show as
DEEP-BLUE to DARK-BLUE
Properly exposed objects will display elements of GREEN and PINK
The original version of the peaking filter removed the color from the image leaving a black and white picture with Red highlights. This new version not only keeps the original color but adds a choice of four colors, Red, Green, Yellow and Pink to choose from for the highlights as well as adjustable sensitivity for even finer control of focus. The Peaking Filter is used to aid the camera operator in obtaining the sharpest possible picture. When activated, the internal processor will display a colored highlight 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 these colored highlights. 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 the colored highlights.
Please note that this feature is most effective when the subject is properly exposed and contains enough contrast to be processed.
Subject In-Focus with Filter off
Peaking Filter with Yellow Highlights
Subject In-Focus with Filter on
Peaking Filter with Red Highlights
Waveform display and Stereo Audio bars may be displayed separately or together in any one of the four corners of the monitor. The Stereo Audio is de-embedded from either the HDMI input (8 channels) or from the optional 3GSDI input (16 channels). Any pair of the available channels may be selected for both the display and the Headphone Output.
Waveform Display with Audio Bars
Waveform and Audio displayed in the lower Right quadrant
The Zebra function (Clip Guide) is used to visually filter data on the screen that is under a Lower Threshold or over an Upper Threshold. Data on either side of the filters can be displayed with a custom color.
In the image above on the Right, the Lower Threshold has been set to 20 IRE (Red). This means that any part of the image UNDER 20 IRE will be "colored" in RED. Also, the Upper Threshold has been set to 90 IRE (Yellow). This means that any part of the image OVER 90 IRE will be "colored" in YELLOW.
To select a Custom Pixel-to-Pixel zone, enter the Adjust function:
The outer square represents the entire image and the inner grey box represents your current Pixel-to-Pixel selection. Use the COLOR knob to move your selection LEFT and RIGHT. Use the CONTRASEnable the Input Crop function to select the area of active video that you would like shown on the image display. Select the desired Input by accessing the Adjust option below the main function: T knob to move your selection UP or DOWN. Press the SELECT button or the ROTOMENU knob to lock in your selection.
Enable the Input Crop function to select the area of active video that you would like shown on the image display. Select the desired Input by accessing the Adjust option below the main function:
- Use the BRIGHT knob to move the selection box UP and DOWN
- Use the COLOR knob to move the selection box LEFT and RIGHT
- Use the CONTRAST knob to move the right border LEFT and RIGHT
- Use the USER knob to move the bottom border UP and DOWN
When you are satisfied with the position, press the SELECT button or press the BRIGHT knob to confirm your selection. The new cropped selection will be displayed on the screen. If your Aspect Ratio is set to AUTO, the monitor will select the closest aspect ratio
Use this menu option to switch between several aspect ratio settings. In 4:3 mode, images are scaled up or down to fill the maximum 4:3 portion of the screen.
- In 16:9 mode, images are scaled to fill the entire 16:9 screen
- In Full Screen, images are scaled to fill the entire screen
- In Custom mode, images scaling is adjusted to your selection in the Adjust portion of the menu:
AdjustUse any of the rotary knobs to select your desired aspect ratio. Some of the more common aspect ratio settings are shown on the Aspect Ratio selection widget. As you move along the scale, your current aspect ratio will be displayed below the widget.
Four user-definable function buttons can be used for direct access to various settings. Functions are assigned using the on-screen menu or by highlighting a function and pressing one of the function buttons. See User Settings Submenu for information on changing Functions.
The 1/8" Headphone jack on monitor's side takes two channels of embedded HDMI or SDI audio and provides an audio signal. See the Audio Submenu for information on working with audio capabilities. 8 channels of audio from the HDMI input or 16 channels of audio from the HDSDI input are available for monitoring. The headphones can monitor any pair from the available channels.
The HDMI Output is HDCP Compliant and will NOT pass through HDCP protected content.
Compatible Input Formats:
MD-3GE525i/60, 625i/50 720p/25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 1080p/23.98, 23.98sF, 24, 24sF, 25, 29.97, 30 1035i/59.94, 60 1080i/ 50, 59.94, 60
3G - Level A
1080p/ 60, 59.94, 50
MDO-3G (converted from HDMI to SDI)720p/ 50, 59.94, 60 1080p/23.98, 24, 25, 29, 30 1080p/50, 59.94, 60 1080i/50,59.94,60
HDMI Input480p59.94, 576p50 720p/25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 1080p/23.98, 23.98sF, 24, 24sF, 25, 29.97, 30 1080p/ 50, 59.94, 60 1035i/59.94, 60 1080i/ 50, 59.94, 60
*MDO-3G Module Output is converted from HDMI Input.
HDCP protected content will not be looped- through
Use the Module slot to install any of the compatible MD Series modules. This will function as your second video input or output.
Use the DSLR Preset option to reduce the visibility of on screen indicators shown with popular DSLR cameras. The available options are:
- NK 16:9
- NK 3:2
- CN 16:9
- CN 3:2
Select this submenu to fine-tune the monitor's color balance (R, G, B). This should only be done by someone experienced with video engineering, as this will alter the overall color shading of the screen. The purpose is to allow color matching to other types of monitors and/or displays. Note: The Color Temperature preset will automatically switch to Custom when Color Bias settings are adjusted. It is normal for color bias adjustments to be very subtle.
The Marker Enable setting turns 16:9 or 4:3 screen markers On or Off. By default, this setting is On.
Use this setting to display a center marker on the screen.
Marker SelectionUse this setting to adjust and view the settings of 1 of 2 available markers.
Use this setting to superimpose one of 13 markers on the screen or 1 custom setting. This setting is disabled when the Pixel-to-Pixel mode is enabled.• Off (No Marker) • 4:3 Aspect Ratio • 13:9 Aspect Ratio • 14:9 Aspect Ratio • 16:9 Aspect Ratio • 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio • 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio • 2.39:1 Aspect Ratio • 95% Safe Area • 93% Safe Area • 90% Safe Area • 88% Safe Area • 85% Safe Area • 80% Safe Area • Custom
Use this setting to customize the screen markers by using the BRIGHT, COLOR, CONTRAST and USER knobs. These control the LEFT, RIGHT, TOP and BOTTOM edges, respectively.
Each Marker (1 or 2) can be fully customized in this fashion.