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While recording one of our new “One Roving Cook” programs a new 5.7″ HDMI0-SDI bright monitor arrived from Spain. We soon got it working for us using the HDMI input.


It has HDMI and SDI and a headphone socket, uses Sony NP-F L type batteries.


As you can see the monitor is far brighter than the LCD on the JVC LS300 giving my cameraman Scott a major advantage for focusing.

As of quality, this monitors feature a well detailed full HD native resolution at 1920 x 1080 with a contrast ratio of 1000:1, with up to 600 NIT’s of luminance. The first model of the Loyal series now available, is a powerfull compact 5.7 inch monitor, resistant as it is housed on a metal lighter chasis, and weights only 297 grams or 422 grams full equip including battery.
The chassis provides buttons for access to the GUI on top os the monitor, including a wheel for better manage those settings, as well as a some user customizable button to direct access almost any feature.

Loyal series comes with a lot of functionality as well as dedicated Assist and Exposure tools including False color, Histogram, Peaking, RGB parade, Waveform, Zoom and more.

Other useful tools inlcuded in Loyal series are: Audio Meters, Audio Gain, Color Bar, Markers and the ability to change aspect ratios.
5.7 inches is one of the sizes most demanded by users, as 5 inch might be a little small and 7 inch might be too much big, this 5.7″ compact monitor will meet most user demands, having a width like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, so, keeps in your hands or in the pocket of your cloth or jeans, while having a viewable area and a resolution (402 PPI) enought for you to get the most from your camera. As well as can be used to playback your recorded clips from your DSLR or camcorder, as it have a nice contrast and 169 degrees of viewable angle. An in all, plus 2 video inputs and 2 video outputs acting like a Mini Converter, plus an audio speaker and headphone jack (well suited or cameras that lacks audio like Sony a6300), will make Loyal 5.7″ by Cinemartin, one of the most selling monitors in the upcoming time. Check the friendly price on the official website at

I have been very impressed with this 5.7″ monitor, the colours are very true as is the ability to check both focus and exposure.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

3 thoughts on “5.7″ HDMI + SDI Bright Monitor from CINEMARTIN 495 euros

  1. This monitor looks like a clone of the new Lilliput Q5 monitor which also has the same software functions

  2. On the Lilliput website they seem to be selling these with a rubberised case and a sun hood.

  3. They’ve announced their 4K monitor today for €99! Any good Philip?

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