Professional and Prosumer Camera-Top Monitors

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.

Part# Screen Size Description Inputs Price
V-LCD4-PRO-LBroadcast Quality 4-inch Color LCD Monitor with Dual Video Input and Active Loop-through model V-LCD4-PRO-L 4.0" Broadcast Quality 4" Color LCD Monitor with Dual Video Input and Active Loop-through 2 Composite
Available
V-LCD50-HDI800 x 480 Camera-Top-Portable Field Monitor with HDMI model V-LCD50-HDI 5.6" 5" 800 x 480 Camera-Top Portable Field Monitor AA kit and E6 battery adapter with HDMI 1 HDMI
Available
V-LCD51Camera-Top- Portable Field Monitor with HDMI model V-LCD51 5" 5" Small 800 x 480 Camera-Top / Portable Field Monitor with HDMI 1 HDMI
Available
V-LCD56MDCamera-Top Monitor with Modular Input-Output model V-LCD56MD 5.6"
(widescreen)
5.6" High Resolution Camera-Top Monitor with Modular Input/Output 1 HDMI
(HDCP Compliant)
Available
V-LCD5.6-PROLCD Monitor With Audio 5.6" 5.6" LCD Monitor With Audio & Reverse Image Composite x 1
Audio x 1
Available
V-LCD651STX-HDISuper Transflective High Definition LCD camera-top Monitor with Composite, Component, and HDMI  model V-LCD651ST-HDI 6.5" 6.5" Super Transflective High Definition LCD Monitor with Composite, Component, and HDMI Composite x 1
Component x 1
HDMI x 1
Available
V-LCD651STX-3GSDILightweight High Resolution Super Transflective Portable Field Camera-Top Monitor model V-LCD651ST-3GSDI 6.5" 6.5" Lightweight High Resolution Super Transflective Portable Field / Camera-Top Monitor Composite x 1
Component x 1
3G-SDI x 1
Available
V-LCD70MDLCD Monitor model V-LCD70MD 7"
(widescreen)
7" High Brightness Camera-Top Monitor with Modular Input/Output HDMI
(HDCP Compliant)
Available
V-LCD71MDLCD Monitor model V-LCD71MD 7"
(widescreen)
7" Full Resolution 1920 x 1080 Camera-Top Monitor with Modular Input/Output HDMI
(HDCP Compliant)
Available
V-LCD70XHB-HDIPTLCD hi-definition analog monitor model V-LCD70XHB-HDIPT 7"
(widescreen)
7" High Brightness Field / Camera-Top LCD Monitor with HDMI Loop-Through Composite x 1
Component x 1
HDMI In x 1
HDMI Out x 1
Available
V-LCD70XHB-3GSDILCD monitor model V-LCD70XP-3GSDI 7"
(widescreen)
7" High Brightness Field / Camera-Top LCD Monitor Composite x 1
Component x 1
3G-SDI x 1
Available
V-R84DP-2CLCD monitor model V-R84DP-2C 8.4" 8.4" Budget Field Monitor Composite x 2
Available
V-LCD84SB-AFHDLCD monitor model V-LCD84SB-AFHD 8.4" Standalone 8.4" Outdoor High Definition Monitor with all Digital / Analog HD/SD Inputs and Advanced Function Features Composite x 1
1 S-Video x 1
1 Component x 1
1 HD-SDI x 1
1 VGA x 1
1 DVI x 1
Available
V-R841DP-AFHDLCD monitor model V-R841DP-AFHD 8.4" Standalone 8.4" monitor with advanced features Composite x 1
S-Video x 1
Component x 1
HD-SDI x 1
VGA x 1
DVI x 1
Available
OR-841-HDSDILCD monitor model OR-841-HDSDI 8.4" Fully Featured 8.4" Rack Mountable / Camera-Top / Portable LCD Field Monitor HD-SDI x 2
Available
V-LCD90MDLCD Monitor model V-LCD90MD 9"
(widescreen)
9" High Resolution Camera-Top Monitor with Modular Input/Output HDMI
(HDCP Compliant)
Available
OR-901-3GSDILCD Monitor model OR-901-XDI 9" Fully Featured 9" Rack Mountable / Camera-Top / Portable LCD Field Monitor with 3D SBSH Anaglyph monitoring
3G-SDI x 2
Available
OR-901-XDI9 inch Rack Mountable Camera-Top LCD Field Monitor with HD-SDI-HDMI Cross Conversion  model OR-901-XDI 9" Fully Featured 9" Rack Mountable Camera-Top LCD Field Monitor with HD-SDI / HDMI Cross Conversion & Anaglyph 3D 3G-SDI x 2
HDMI x 1
Component x 1
Composite x 1
Available
V-R104DP-2SDIField Monitor with two SDI Inputs monitor model V-R104DP-2SDI 10.4" 10.4" Field Monitor with two SDI Inputs SDI x 2
Available
V-R1041DP-AFHDStandalone 10.4-inch LCD Monitor with Advanced Features model V-R1041DP-AFHD 10.4" Standalone 10.4" Monitor with Advanced Features Composite x 1
S-Video x 1
Component x 1
HD-SDI x 1
VGA x 1
DVI x 1
Available
Part# Screen Size Description Inputs Price
M-LCD3.5-NT3.5-inch Portable Test Monitor 3.5" 3.5" Portable Test Monitor 1.0Vp-p 75Ohms
Available
M-CT508-065-inch Portable Camera-Top Field Monitor 5" 5" Portable Camera-Top Field Monitor HDMI
Video
Audio
Available
M-CT66.2-inch Portable Camera Top LCD Monitor 6.2" 6.2" Portable Camera-Top Field Monitor AV1
AV2
HDMI
VGA
Available
M-CT77-inch Portable Camera Top LCD Monitor 7" 7" Portable Camera-Top Field Monitor AV1
AV2
HDMI
VGA
Available
M-CT7107-inch Portable Camera Top LCD Monitor 7" 7" High Resolution Portable Camera-Top Field Monitor HDMI
Composite
Audio
Available
The following features may not be available on all Marshall camera-top monitors. Please, check the monitor's features on the individual pages.
DSLR RATIO ADJUSTMENT
DSLR RATIO ADJUSTMENTMarshall's new DSLR RATIO ADJUSTMENT feature allows users to scale video that does not completely fill the monitor's screen when connected via HDMI in "Record" mode on certain Canon DSLRs. This new feature allows the user to scale their DSLR video output, fill the screen, and eliminate black pillar bars with a variety of options to choose from. The user has the option of choosing between NORMAL, 3:2, 16:9, and FULL SCREEN. The DSLR RATIO ADJUSTMENT feature can be programmed to one of the front panel's four-button presets for quick and easy access.
FALSE COLOR FILTER

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).

False Color Filter feature scale
Filter display samples

OVEREXPOSED

Overexposed objects will display as RED

UNDEREXPOSED

Underexposed objects show as
DEEP-BLUE to DARK-BLUE

PROPERLY EXPOSED

Properly exposed objects will display elements of GREEN and PINK


PEAKING FILTER

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.

ORIGINAL FILTER

Subject In-Focus with Filter off

Subject In-Focus with Filter off
NEW PEAKING FILTER

Peaking Filter with Yellow Highlights

Peaking Filter with Yellow Highlights

Subject In-Focus with Filter on

Subject In-Focus with Filter on

Peaking Filter with Red Highlights

Peaking Filter with Red Highlights
WAVEFORM, AUDIO & CLIP GUIDE DISPLAYS

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 Display with Audio Bars
Waveform and Audio displayed in the lower Right quadrant
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.

Lower Threshold
Lower Threshold has been set to 20 IRE

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.

Zebra function
The Zebra function can also be inverted to filter the area between the Upper and Lower Threshold. The color selected for the Lower Threshold acts as the color for all inverted Zebra data. In the image on the Left, the Lower Threshold is set to 20 IRE and the Upper Threshold is set to 90 IRE. The Zebra Invert will filter all data in between 20 IRE and 90 IRE and display it in RED.
Custom Pixel-to-Pixel Panning

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.

Input Crop with auto Scaling

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:

Adjust

Custom Pixel-to-Pixel Panning
  • 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

Aspect Ratio
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:

Adjust

Use 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.

User-Definable Function Buttons

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.

Stereo Headphone Output

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.

HDMI Input & Output

The HDMI Output is HDCP Compliant and will NOT pass through HDCP protected content.

Compatible Input Formats:

MD-3GE

525i/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
YCbCr, RGB
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 Input

480p59.94, 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

Module Slot

Use the Module slot to install any of the compatible MD Series modules. This will function as your second video input or output.

DSLR Preset

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
Bias & Gain

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.

Screen Markers
screen markers

Marker Enable

The Marker Enable setting turns 16:9 or 4:3 screen markers On or Off. By default, this setting is On.

Center Marker

Use this setting to display a center marker on the screen.

Marker Selection

Use this setting to adjust and view the settings of 1 of 2 available markers.

Presets

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

Customize

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.