Monitoring functions include waveform, vectorscope, and 16-channel audio level meter displays. The versatile VFM-055A monitor has both 3G/HD/SD-SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, enabling HDMI-to-SDI and SDI-to-HDMI conversion. You can preview images using popular camera LUTs from ARRI, Canon, RED, and Sony such as S-Log1/2/3, Log-C/C-Long, and RED Gamma3/4.
Select the normal 4:2:2 10-bit 3G input format or choose among a range of 4:2:2/4:4:4/10-bit and 12-bit settings. Customize your viewing area using the VFM-055A’s multiple marker and adjustable safety area functions including line color, thickness, and area transparency. Additional features include horizontal/vertical image flip, timecode settings, image zoom, auto/manual aspect ratio selection, blue and mono-only modes, and select DSLR scale and aspect ratio compatibility. Pro-style focus assist functions like color and mono in-focus boundaries help your assistant keep your image sharp.
The VFM-055A’s DC-in connection doubles as a tally input, enabling front and rear tally functions. Additional interfaces include a USB port for firmware updates, and a stereo audio-out jack. Power the VFM-055A using a separately available battery and either the integrated Sony L-series type battery plate or included D-Tap cable, or via a separately available AC power supply.