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SmallHD 1703 P3X 17" Monitor

The SmallHD 1703 P3X comes equipped with a wide color gamut display that is bright enough to see outdoors. Along with its 100% DCI-P3 color accuracy, the P3X has an amazing viewing angle.

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Whether producing content for broadcast or cinema distribution, you can depend on SmallHD's 1703 P3X 17" Studio Monitor to brightly display accurate colours in professional field, studio, and post-production settings. Each 1703 P3X is colour calibrated by SmallHD to ensure consistently accurate colour representation, with 100% coverage of both REC 709 and DCI-P3 colour spaces. Should you find that the display requires recalibration, the Color Intelligence engine accepts LUTs from industry standard solutions.

Key Features

  • 17-inch IPS LCD
  • Wide Color Gamut (100% DCI P3)
  • 900 nits Bright
  • HDR Preview
  • Ruggedly Built
  • 2-pin LEMO Power Out

True 10-bit colour depth can differentiate between 1024 levels of brightness, per channel, for smooth gradients essential for critical image analysis. While the LED backlight provides 900 cd/m² of brightness for viewing in daylight or brightly lit conditions, a special 100 cd/m² "studio mode" provides accurate brightness levels for light-controlled post-production environments.

Despite its many post-production friendly features, the 1703 P3X can tough it out in the production world with its milled aluminum body, RapidRail accessory mounting system, versatile power options, and wide selection of monitoring tools. Having a colour accurate monitor on set means that directors, clients, or DITs can have a dependable reference display for nearly any kind of production.


PageBuilder OS

Originally featured in the 500 and 700-series models, and extrapolated for the Production Monitor series, the PageBuilder OS is an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that puts all the advanced functionality of the 1703 at your fingertips. Rather than have confusing menus, this GUI allows you to selectively apply monitoring tools—such as waveforms, vectorscopes, multiview, and focusing aids—to different "pages". These pages can be easily flipped through using the joystick, or selected with the four quick-access buttons on the front panel. Additional buttons on the front panel can toggle monitoring tools on and off for each page.

On Set Problem Solving

The PageBuilder OS has a dedicated "Output Preview" page which allows you to apply LUTs and other image adjustments specific to the output signal from the monitor. Whether you have your camera connected to the HDMI or SDI input on the 702 OLED, you are not limited by that protocol. The 702 OLED cross converts to ensure compatibility with downstream hardware.

HD Scopes

Fill the screen with up to three simultaneous scopes—including waveform, vectorscope, and histogram—while still being able to observe the camera feed. The Color Picker function can analyze the raw color values of any individual pixel in the frame.

Exposure Tools

Exposure Assist supports both ARRI and Spectrum-based false color, with built-in IRE guides for reference. Utilize 2x Zebra to warn you when reaching a brightness level of your choosing. This is great for matching exposure across shots and cameras.

Power Options

Separately available V-Mount or Gold Mount battery plates can be attached to the rear of the display. A mounted battery can power the monitor, as well as attached accessories, through the 12V LEMO connection. The USB ports on the rear of the monitor can also power accessories with a maximum draw of 0.5 amps per port.

ColorFlow 3D LUT Processing

To keep your images consistent from production through to post-production, ColorFlow allows you to import 3D LUTs and display the treated image side by side with the untreated image, to correctly gauge exposure while visualizing what is being recorded by the camera. A side-by-side preview can also be used with the HDR preview function. Separate LUT-treated images can be sent downstream over SDI and HDMI, so you can have the 1703 display a log image or LUT-treated image, while the director or client monitors connected to the outputs can receive images treated with a different LUT. An image capture function saves a still frame from the incoming video stream onto an SD card, and records the applied 3D LUT for post-production reference.


View two video feeds side by side. The feeds can be from two different inputs to view angle options, or from the same source. Different adjustments can be applied to each feed, so you can have one feed with a flat uncorrected log image, and have the second feed display a corrected log image with a LUT. Monitoring tools can also be applied individually, so you can view a raw video feed side by side with a feed that has exposure tools or focus assists overlaid.

Focus Assist and Peaking Tools

Focus assist creates a bright highlight on in-focus subject matter—highly recommended when focusing on the fly. Focus Peaking increases the image sharpness, allowing for more detailed focusing. The color and intensity of the peaking can be adjusted to your preference.

RapidRail Shoe Mount System

Quickly secure and detach accessories such as wireless units to the rear of the monitor using standard shoe mount rails. This saves time over traditional screw-mounted methods and keeps your setup clean and neat. If required, these accessories can be powered straight off the monitor using the integrated 12V LEMO power output or the three USB ports.



Panel Type IPS LCD
Size Diagonal 17
Resolution 1920x1080
Pixel Density (PPI) 133 ppi
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Active Area 16.52
Brightness 900 Nits
Contrast 1400:1
Color Gamut 100% DCI-P3
Color Depth True 10 bit
Viewing Angle 178 degrees Vertical and Horizontal
Backlight Type White LED
Adjustable Backlight Yes - 0 - 100 in 6 steps with 100-nit studio mode
Temperature Adaptive Color No

Input Signal Types/Formats

3G-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10bit: 1920x1080p60, 1920x1080p59.94, 1920x1080p50, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50
HD-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10bit: 1080p30, 1080p29.97, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080psF30, 1080psF29.97, 1080psF25, 1080psF24, 1080psF23.98, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, 720p30, 720p29.97, 720p25, 720p24, 720p23.98
SD-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10bit: 480i29.97, 576i25
HDMI Supports YCC 4:2:2 @ 8 bits, 8/10/12 bit color in RGB & YCC 4:4:4: 1080p60, 1080p59.94, 1080p50, 1080p30, 1080p29.97 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98,1080i120, 1080i119.88, 1080i100, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 720p120, 720p119.88, 720p100, 720p60, 720p59.94 , 720p50, 720p30, 720p29.97, 720p25, 720p24, 720p23.98, 480p120, 480p119.88, 480p100, 480p60, 480p59.94, 576p100, 576p50
Component Not Supported
Composite Not Supported
Audio HDMI & SDI - Monitor through Speakers in Front Bezel or Through Headphone Jack - Metering up to 8 channels

Output Signal Types/Formats

3G-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10-bits: 1080p60, 1080p59.94, 1080p50, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50
HD-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10-bits: 1080p30, 1080p29.97, 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98, 1080psf30, 1080psf29.97, 1080psf25, 1080psf24, 1080psf23.98, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, 720p30, 720p29.97, 720p25, 720p24, 720p23.98
SD-SDI YCC 4:2:2 @ 10-bits: 480i29.97, 576i25
HDMI YCC 4:2:2 @ 8 bits, 8/10/12 bit color in RGB & YCC 4:4:4: 1080p60, 1080p59.94, 1080p50, 1080p30, 1080p29.97 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98,1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080i30, 1080i29.97, 1080i25, 720p120, 720p119.88, 720p100, 720p60, 720p59.94 , 720p50, 720p30, 720p29.97, 720p25, 720p24, 720p23.98, 480p120, 480p119.88, 480p60, 480p59.94, 576p100, 576p50, 480i240, 480i239.76, 480i120, 480i119.88, 480i60, 480i59.94, 480i30, 480i29.97, 480i24, 480i23.98, 576i200, 576i100, 576i50, 576i25
Component Not Supported
Composite Not Supported
Audio HDMI & SDI - Incoming Audio Stream is sent downstream via HDMI or SDI connection

Connector Type

SDI 2x 3G Inputs (BNC), 2x 3G Outputs (BNC)
HDMI 1x Input, 1x Output
Component Not Supported
Composite Not Supported
Audio 1x ⅛” Headphone Jack on Front of Monitor
Power In 1x AC Power Input - 3 Prong 90-260V, 1x XLR 4-pin Input 12-34VDC, 1x Lemo Output 12VDC @ 4A Max
Power Out 1x Lemo Output 12VDC @ 4A Max
USB 1x Front USB2, 2x Rear USB2


Primary Control Interface Joystick Navigation, Dedicated Back Button. Additional Dedicated buttons for: LUT Selection; Backlight Level; Input Switch; Settings Menu; Multi View; Page 1-4 Instant Selection; Tools Menu
Record/Capture Dedicated Capture Button on Front Bezel

Data I/O

Storage SD Card for LUTs, Captured Images, Image Overlays, Firmware Upgrades, Profile Saving
USB USB ports support storage devices for LUTs, Captured Images, Image Overlays, Profile Saving.


Connector Type Single XLR 4-pin 12-34V DC IN for Battery or Power Supply, 12V Lemo 2-pin OUT MAX 2A
Voltage DC: 12 - 34 VDC
Power Consumption Max draw (100% BL) is 48.9W, Min draw (0 % BL) is 17.7W
Recommended Power Supply Included
Overload Protection Yes
Battery Types Gold-Mount, V-Mount with optional Battery Plate Accessory
Output Voltage (VDC) 12V @ 2A via 2-pin Locking LEMO Connector
Battery Charging Time (hours) Battery Charging Not Supported


Compliance FCC, IC, CE, RoHS
Operating Temperature 32F - 100F
Storage Temperature 0F -104F
Screen Protection Optional Acrylic Screen Protector
Height 11.7" (29.72cm)
Width 17" (43.18cm)
Depth/Length 2.5" (6.35cm)
Weight (Item Only without battery) >12.0625lb (5.47kg)
Weight (Packaged) >16.86lb (7.65kg)
Mount Points Multiple ¼”-20 & ⅜”-16 Threads on Top, Bottom, Left & Right Sides. Cold Shoe Style Rails on Back of Monitor. Available Cheeseplate for Battery Bracket Mounting. Available Rapid Rail Mount interfaces with cold shoe slots for 2 additional ¼”-20 threads.


Pixel Zoom (type) 2x & 4x Zoom with smooth pan via joystick
Frame Guides Yes: Preset Aspect Ratios & Customizable
DSLR Scale Canon 5DMkii & Canon 7D
Custom Scale Yes: Image Crop & Scale Tool for Overscan; Image Size & Position for Underscan
Anamorphic De-Squeeze Yes: 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.66x, 2.0x
Image Rotate(Manual/Automatic) Yes - Automatic or Manual Control
Image Flip (Manual/Automatic) Yes - Automatic or Manual Control
Cross Conversion Yes: HDMI → SDI & SDI → HDMI
Focus Assist (Colors) Yes - User Adjustable Color Style and Intensity
Peaking Yes - User Adjustable Intensity
False Color Yes - Rainbow & Arri Style
Zebra Yes - Dual - User Configurable
Waveform Yes - Luma & RGB Style, Fully User Customizable w/ Region of Interest Highlighting
Vectorscope Yes
RGB Parade Yes - Fully User Customizable
Histogram Yes - Luma & RGB Style
Image Capture Yes - With Dedicated Button
Custom LUTS Yes - Loadable as Looks on Pages or as Systemwide Color Calibration via the settings menu
LUT Downstream Yes - Available on SDI 1 or HDMI Out. Applied on Output Preview Page.
LUT Import via SD Card or USB Storage Device
Image Overlay Yes with Opacity Slider and Blink Setting