You want a broadcast monitor that is considered a view finder too? Well edge closer to your seat because there is one and it’s from TV Logic. There are 2 versions of the monitor, one is the the VFM-056W but it is the light and compact 5.6″ VFM-056WP monitor that is 1280×800 with HDMI and SDI video inputs as well as SDI Loop Out that stands out.
One function DSLR guys will love is that the TV Logic VFM-056WP monitor has DSLR Scale. That means the DSLR camera output is then up scaled to a 1280×800 Full Screen display. The monitorhas 1:1 pixel mode, focus assist, markers, H/V Delay, Various Scan modes, Zoom, Range Error, and Luma(Y’) Zone Check, just to name a few of the goodies.
You will pay about $1500 for the VFM-056WP and around $1100 for the VFM-056W monitor.

TV Logic VFM-956WP 5.6 Inch Monitor

Check out the YouTube roricon1 Channel where the TV Logic VFM-056WP is tested:

DSLR Scale:

Focus Assist:

VFM-056W/WP is an amazingly light and compact viewfinder monitor specially designed for HDSLR and small camcorder shooters. Utilizing 5.6″ LCD panel with high resolution of 1280×800, wide viewing angle of 170 degrees and luminance of 300cd/m2, VFM-056W/WP guarantees the best usability for indoor and outdoor shooting with HDSLR cameras. Innovative and ergonomic design of VFM-056W/WP makes you comfortable and provides you best performance in the shooting environment. Also, VFM-056W/WP’s solid and light magnesium case offers stable use and outstanding ventilation.

TV Logic VFM-056WP Monitor

VFM-056WP Monitor Highlights
Size 5.6″ 1280×800 Resolution
LED Backlight
Max Brightness On / Off
Waveform/Vector Scope (Y/ Cb/Cr, Wide Type, Line Waveform)**
Focus Assist
DSLR Scale
1:1 Pixel Mode
User Aspect
Blue Only/Mono
H/V Delay
Various Scan modes
HDMI & SDI Audio
16.7M colours (8bit Dithering)
Range Error
Luma(Y’) Zone Check
HDMI to SDI Through-out
3G Level A/B
Embedded Audio Level Meter 16Ch
Time Code Display
Magnesium Housing
Pixel Pitch 94.5(H) x 94.5W) mm
Viewing Angle H : 170 degrees / V : 170 degrees
Luminance of white 300 cd/m2(Center)
Contrast 500:1
Display Area 120(H) × 75(V)mm
Audio Out Analog Stereo (Phone Jack) / Internal Speaker Mixed (Mono)
Power: DC 12V
Low Power Consumption Power Consumption: (Approx.) 9.6Watts(Typ.)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (- 4°F to 140°F)
Supports TV Logic Color Calibration Utility for proper color alignment

For more go to TV Logic on their full range of monitors.
Download the Brag Sheet PDF for the VFM-056W/WP Monitors.
Download the Brag Sheet PDF for the TV Logic full range line up of Monitors.

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