Ultra 7 vs. 703 Ultrabright

As technology advances, our team works hard to make sure that our monitors keep up with the technology on set. The popularity of our 703 Ultrabright cannot be understated. Since its entrance into the industry, it has become a staple for filmmakers. To keep up with the changing times, we took everything you love about 703 and upgraded its processing power, features, housing, and accessories. Introducing the Ultra 7, the newest member of the Smart 7 Monitor Series.

Let’s see how the Ultra 7 stacks up.

Top 5 Reasons to Make Ultra 7 Your New Go-To Monitor

  1. Ultra 7 can withstand the demands of shooting on location.
  2. Ultra 7 has a 6G-SDI input to support a 4K workflow.
  3. Ultra 7 has built-in Teradek Bolt 6 integration.
  4. Ultra 7 enables Camera Control for ARRI, Sony, and RED®. 
  5. Accessories for Ultra 7 make set life easier.

Rugged and ready for the demands of production.

Shooting on location is already difficult with planning, coordinating, and getting the right gear — we want the Ultra 7 to be one less thing you have to worry about. The Ultra 7 chassis was designed with shock-absorbing bumpers for accidental drops and a raised edge all around to protect the screen when placed face down. It’s also water-resistant with protection against damp situations. No, that does not mean you can submerge it in a body of water and expect to control your ALEXA, but it does mean you won’t have to worry as much on your next shoot. Weather isn’t so much a problem with Ultra 7 as it can handle temperatures as low as 0ºC and as high as 40ºC.

4K Workflow in the palm of your hand.

Since HD was the dominant technology at the time we designed the 703 Ultrabright, it makes sense that we made a monitor to transmit that signal through its 3G-SDI input. But with the industry shifting into 4K, we wanted to make sure that we could offer a 7-inch monitor that does not break your 4K workflow.  With the 6G-SDI ingest on the Ultra 7, you can loop out a 4K feed and not lose the resolution– whether it be to another monitor or to an external Teradek Bolt 6.

As monitoring in 4K becomes the norm on set, the Ultra 7 will be essential to completing that monitoring experience without the loss of quality.

Teradek Bolt 6 Integration.

A SmallHD monitor with Bolt integration is nothing new. This winning combination has been a part of our engineering landscape since the 703 Bolt. What sets the Ultra 7 integration apart from its predecessors is the internal antenna design and a fully-contained Teradek Bolt 6, making it more compact and less likely to experience damage. This integration is useful on set because it utilizes the clear airwaves of the newly-open 6GHz spectrum, with RX and TX models that are compatible with any Teradek Bolt 6 and backward-compatible with any Bolt 4K system in 5GHz mode.

The Ultra 7 with Bolt 6 integrations will follow the release of the flagship monitor in early 2024.

Ultra 7 TX and Ultra 7 RX with integrated Bolt 6 wireless video.

Ultra 7 TX and Ultra 7 RX with integrated Bolt 6 wireless video.

Experience All the Control.

Unfortunately, our 703 Ultrabright users were not able to experience Camera Control, but that is not the case with Ultra 7. Ultra 7 is capable of Camera Control with RED®, Sony as well as ARRI. Camera Control allows you to view and adjust crucial camera-control functions and PageOS tools at the same time on Ultra 7, with a camera-control interface anchored to every page.

Beyond the Monitor.

When you are looking for your next monitor, you might not be thinking about accessories, but in the case of Ultra 7, you absolutely should. Along with this monitor, our team designed a new sunhood, and in most cases, this is no big deal. A sunhood is a sunhood, right? Wrong. The sunhood designed for Ultra 7 is a folding, magnetic design that installs in seconds without the need for tools. The durable material is not subject to any bending or tearing, and the folding capability protects the screen when the sunhood is closed or stored. Designed to attach with quick-release magnetic latches, it connects, expands, and collapses in seconds. This sun-stoppable hood protects your view and your screen, all with a few clicks.

The Ultra 7 Sunhood

The Ultra 7 Sunhood

Ultra 7 is compatible with Wooden Camera’s Micro Battery Plates. These battery plates are a large improvement over the legacy plastic plates because they have a resettable 5.8A digital E-Fuse, whereas, on the plastic plates, you would have to open the plate up to replace the fuse. Additionally, the Micro Battery Plates are made of anodized aluminum, making them more sturdy and durable.

Ultra 7 is compatible with Wooden Camera’s Micro Battery Plates. These battery plates are a large improvement over the legacy plastic plates because they have a resettable 5.8A digital E-Fuse, whereas, on the plastic plates, you would have to open the plate up to replace the fuse. Additionally, the Micro Battery Plates are made of anodized aluminum, making them more sturdy and durable.

Micro Battery Plates offer a cableless power option by sending
power
through the pogo pins on the back of the battery plate
into the Ultra
7.

Micro Battery Plates offer a cableless power option by sending
power
through the pogo pins on the back of the battery plate
into the Ultra
7.

A Micro Battery Plate installed on Ultra 7.

A Micro Battery Plate installed on Ultra 7.

The elevated designs in these standard accessories make outfitting your monitor more fun than it should be, so when exploring your latest option in a 7in monitor, don’t forget the essentials. 

Let’s sum it up.

As you can see, we’ve stepped up the game with Ultra 7 — keeping true to the core of why filmmakers loved the 703 Ultrabright as a foundation, we incorporated features from 4K Production monitors and the Smart 5 Series to produce a bright, powerful, and durable 7in monitor.


Shop Ultra 7

Ultra 7

Heavy Duty 7-inch Monitor

$2,999.00 Shop Now

Ultra 7 Sunhood

Folding, Magnetic Sun Protection

$199.00 Shop Now

Micro Battery Plates

Resettable 5.8A Digital E-Fuse

$249.00 Shop Now

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