ERG-Ventures has announced a new HD location monitor, designed specifically for use with HDV camcorders, that will ship in March. Measuring 8.3" (W) x 2.55" (D) x 6.96" (H) and weighing 3.7 lbs., the HDM-EV85 has an HD analog input that can connect directly to Sony 's HDV-capable HDR-FX1 camcorder to be directly connected. In addition, the monitor's power unit is compatible with the Sony camcorder's 7.2V battery.
ERG says that each LCD is shipped only after color adjustment optimization to reduce the incompatibility between CRT and LCD monitors; some additional users image controls are available. The new portable HD monitor will ship in March with an MSRP of $2,980. A sun carrying case and angle support stand will be available later in the year.