Video Monitors

1703 HDR

1703 HDR

17" HDR Ready 1000NIT 1080p Ultra Durable Monitor

Product Code: SHD-MON1703HDR

Product Discontinued

SmallHD OS3 - Our Biggest Firmware Update Ever!

OS3 has something to offer for every filmmaker. The free downloadable update comes with a host of new features for all current SmallHD on-camera and production monitors (FOCUS, 500 Series, 700 Series, UltraBrights, 1300 Series, 1700 Series, 2400 Series, and 3200 Series)

SmallHD RapidRail Overview

Overview of the RapidRail Shoe Mount System

SmallHD 1703 Bright @ NAB 2016

SmallHD 1703 17" HDR Monitor

Torture Test - HDR Production Monitors by SmallHD

Facing off against baseball bats, off-road vehicles, .40 caliber handguns and more, SmallHD’s new HDR production monitors are truly put through their paces.

SmallHD HDR Production Monitors

SmallHD Co-Founders Wes Phillips and Dale Backus overview SmallHDR: SmallHD's new line of 17, 24 and 32-inch production monitors.

  • Milled from billet aluminum, SmallHDR monitors are built to last
  • Give ambient light a dropkick to the face with 1000 NITs brightness
  • Save hours of setup and tear down time with a revolutionary accessory rail system and convenient table stand with built-in C-stand mount
  • Power the monitor and monitor accessories by XLR power input and 12v power out

Display Specs

  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Size Diagonal: 17.25
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Pixel Density (PPI): 128 PPI
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Active Area: 15(W) x 8.42(H)
  • Brightness: 1100 Nits
  • Contrast: 600:1
  • Color Gamut: 72% NTSC (REC709)
  • Color Depth: 8 bit (6 Bit w/ HiFRC)
  • Viewing Angle: 70 deg. Left/Right; 50 Deg. Up; 70 Deg Down
  • Backlight Type: LED
  • Adjustable Backlight: Yes
  • Temperature Adaptive Color: No

Technology Guides

SmallHD 1700 Series Flight Case
1700 Series Flight Case

Custom Flight Case for 1703 Monitors

SmallHD V-Mount Power - Cheese Plate Kit
V-Mount Power - Cheese Plate Kit

V-Mount Pro-Battery power solution and Cheese Plate for 1300, 1700 and 2400 Series

SmallHD C-Stand with Table Stand Kit
C-Stand with Table Stand Kit

Cstand Mount and Table Stand Kit

SmallHD Gold Mount Power - Cheese Plate Kit
Gold Mount Power - Cheese Plate Kit

Gold Mount Pro-Battery power solution and Cheese Plate for 1300,1700 and 2400 Series

SmallHD V-Mount Power Kit
V-Mount Power Kit

V-Mount Battery Bracket with XLR Cable

SmallHD Gold Mount Power Kit
Gold Mount Power Kit

Gold Mount Battery Bracket with XLR Cable

SmallHD Color Probe
Color Probe

Utilize the OS3 auto-calibration feature with the official SmallHD color probe by Xrite

SmallHD C-Stand Mount
C-Stand Mount

C-stand mount with VESA compatibility

SmallHD Deluxe 17" Acrylic Screen Protector
Deluxe 17" Acrylic Screen Protector

17" Acrylic Screen Protector Anti reflective Deluxe Edition

SmallHD 1700 Series Sun Hood
1700 Series Sun Hood

Sun Hood For 17" Monitors

SmallHD Cheese Plate
Cheese Plate

Cheese Plate for Mounting Anton Bauer / V-Mount Brackets and other Accessories

SmallHD Rack Mount Kit for 1700 Series Monitors
Rack Mount Kit for 1700 Series Monitors

17" Rack Mounting Kit for 1703 Monitors

SmallHD Basic 17" Acrylic Screen Protector
Basic 17" Acrylic Screen Protector

17" Acrylic Screen Protector Basic Edition

SmallHD RapidRail Mount
RapidRail Mount

Quick Release Hot Shoe Rail Mount for HDR Monitors

SmallHD 12-inch Thin HDMI Cable
12-inch Thin HDMI Cable

Thin HDMI Cable - 12 inch

SmallHD Cleaning Cloth
Cleaning Cloth

Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

SmallHD Goes Large

Firmware Update 1.4 for SmallHD Production Monitors

Features Added

  • RGB Offsets have been added to the appearance menu for custom color adjustment.
  • Added support for RED’s new IPP2 workflow: Input color space list now includes REDWideGamut/LOG3G10 (also removed the deprecated LOG3G12 gamma).


  • Color space options in the menu are renamed for clarity. The name now indicates both the expected gamma and gamut.
  • Adjustable Studio Brightness range has been increased.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing some 17” monitor’s screens to go black during a user upgrade.
  • Fixed a bug with the waveform’s spot meter.

Firmware Update 1.3 for SmallHD Production Monitors

Features Added:

  • De-Interlacer is now supported in all SmallHD production monitors.
  • The 1303HDR now supports Studio Mode, our 100 nit mode for studio environments
  • V-Log and S-Log 3 DeLOG and HDR Preview support now available
  • A “Color Picker” tool has been added to the toolbar. This allows you to display video color values of a selected pixel.


  • Multi-view has been simplified to Dual-View.
  • Repeatedly pressing the input button will now cycle through all available inputs.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that occasionally caused Vectorscope to crash.
  • Fixed a bug causing transient data to not display properly when “no correction” is set in the Input menu, even if a log format is not the chosen gamma.
  • Fixed a bug causing the Multi-view/Dual-view to occasionally show valid inputs as a black image.
  • Fixed a bug that occasionally caused some colors to be rendered incorrectly when the input format changes
  • Toggling “ignore look” on a scope while there is no active look on the current page will no longer result in a change to the scope data.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused a page to continue displaying Brightness & Contrast adjustments made within the “Focus Assist” & “Peaking” tools, even after these tools were disabled.

Firmware Update 1.0 for SmallHD Production Monitors

Features Added:

  • Enhanced Input Menu:
    • Each input type (HDMI, SDI1, SDI2) can be configured to support different incoming gamma formats.
  • HDR Preview Setting (HDR Models Only)
    • Enable with any SmallHD supported log format (HDR models only)
    • Histogram added to help users judge incoming data & make gamma decisions
    • List of recognized input color spaces:
      • HDR Monitors Only
        • BT 2020/2084/2100: Uses a 2020 gamut and the 2084 PQ EOTF
        • HLG
      • All Production Monitor Models
        • REC 709 (with various gamma options)
        • SLOG
        • SLOG2
        • CLOG
        • LOGC
        • RedLogFilm
    • Improved log correction from the above formats
  • New “Appearance” menu which provides controls for the following
    • The Appearance menu is not affected by the “disable calibration” button on the calibration page
      • Sharpness: Increase or decrease the edge contrast of the image
      • Contrast-Increase or decrease the separation between dark and bright levels of the image
      • Brightness: Adjusts the black levels of the monitor
      • Gamma Shift: Adjust image gamma curve with a new slider.
      • RGB Gain: Used to adjust the red, blue, and green balance in the image.
      • OLED Gamma Match: Changes monitor gamma to resemble an OLED display
      • The Appearance menu is not affected by the “disable calibration” button on the calibration page
  • Added Backlight Settings
    • Studio Brightness: 100 nit studio mode for true Rec.709 representation on all* production monitors
      • Excludes the 1703HDR
    • Standard Range: Factory calibrated range of brightnesses
    • Max Brightness: Uncalibrated maximum brightness
  • USB Support Added
    • USB ports are now activated, and can be used to power accessories – Outputs 5v through each port 1.5amp shared (total)”
    • USB flash drives may be used to load/save LUTs, Profiles, and Image Overlays
  • Crop Tool Added
    • Allows user to crop a region of the image and then blow that up to the full video area.
  • Image Flip Added
    • Flip the on-screen video signal and menu both horizontal and vertically
      • Horizontal
      • Vertical
      • Horizontal + Vertical
      • Menu Flip
      • Auto Flip
  • Multi View Page Enhancement
    • You can now select Dual input view or Quad input view for your multiview page. This is configurable in the monitor’s settings menu.
  • Enhanced Focus Tools
    • Focus Assist and Focus Peaking tools now contain a Contrast & Brightness value which can be modified for each page. This will make your focus assist even easier to read when contrast is turned up and brightness is turned down.
    • Peak Thresh option has been added to Focus Assist tool, this allows you to have increased control in your Focus Assist
  • Image Scale tool name has changed to Image Location

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • 1 x 1703 Bright
  • 1 x Carry Handle (ACC-MT-HANDLE)
  • 1 x 36" HDMI Cable (CBL-SGL-HDMI-HDMI-36)
  • 1 x Mains Power Cord


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