5 inch uwater HDMI SDI Video Monitor Live Video option option

5 inch uwater HDMI SDI Video Monitor Live Video option

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5.5 inch underwater HDMI SDI Video Monitor with Live Video option


  • Underwater Video Monitor, Screen resolution: 1920x1080, Full HD resolution
  • Submersible Video Screen fits and works with all brands of the underwater housings
  • Build in battery gives you 4 hours NON stop usage time
  • Set of the monitor includes: Sealed monitor, Battery charger, Monitor Hood, Hot shoe Ball Mount, Bulkhead connector per your choice
  • Compact and Rugged design, dimensions: 163 x 114 x 87 mm, Depth Rating -100 meters (150 m is option)​
  • Enhanced Display Quality: With a 450 cd/m2 back-light and a 1000:1 color contrast ratio, this Video Camera Monitor delivers a clear picture with vivid colors, even in sunlight.
  • Enhanced Precision: It eliminates the need for a viewfinder or small camera display, offering a large, bright external DNC-5A monitor for precise framing and focusing, swiveling and tilting for optimal angles, especially beneficial for underwater photography.
  • Color Calibration: The color temperature function allows you to match the DNC-5A screen's color with your Video or DSLR camera screen accurately.
  • Independent Power: Powered by UN/DOT 38.3 Certified Lithium batteries, ensuring it operates independently without draining power from the camera battery.
  • Video Monitoring Tools: Equipped with built-in tools for analyzing incoming video signals, facilitating correct exposure, focus, and color balance adjustments.
  • Screen resolution: 1920x1080, Full HD resolution
  • 5.5 inch Screen Diagonal, Wider view angle 160 degree
  • 5-inch Marine SDI Screen is completely sealed
  • Monitor fits and works with all brands of the underwater housings
  • Two user-programmable function buttons - F1; F2
  • Brightest available on the underwater market – 450 nits
  • Built-in battery gives you 4 hours of non-stop usage time
  • Compact and Rugged design, dimensions: 163 x 114 x 87 mm
  • Underwater Video Display, Depth Rating: 100 meters (150 m is an option)
  • Reverse polarity protection circuit

Line consist 2 different configurations:

DNC-5A(HS) - $2695 HDMI input, SDI live streaming video out connector
DNC-5A(SH) - $2695 SDI input, HDMI live streaming video out connector


Built-in functions of DNC-5A include:

DNC-5A Waveform 5.5 inch underwater HDMI monitor

  • Focus Peaking: Helps the operator achieve optimal focus by adjusting the focus control until red outlines appear on the desired area, indicating sharp focus.
  • Optimal Exposure: For best results, ensure the subject is appropriately exposed.
  • Color Options: Offers four color choices - Red, Green, Blue, and White for focus indication.


  • Pixel-to-Pixel Mode: The display's native resolution is 1920x1080 pixels. Any incoming signal of a different resolution is usually adjusted to fit this native resolution.
  • Purpose of Pixel To Pixel: At times, there's a need to view the incoming signal in its original size without any adjustments.
  • Enabling Pixel To Pixel Mode: This feature turns off scaling and presents a 1920x1080 pixel window displaying the original image, with each pixel of the panel representing one pixel of the original image.

Vectorscope, Waveform - will really aid you in getting beautiful shots that are properly exposed, and with vibrant, consistent color

  • False Color Feature: Utilizes a range of assigned color indicators to ensure accurate shot exposure.
  • Exposure Indicators: Adjusting the camera Iris changes the color of the subject based on specific brightness values, providing visual cues for optimal exposure.

Histogram - to graphically summarize the distribution of a univariate data set.

Zebra - Zebra Stripes is a feature that allows you to see where certain areas of brightness in the frame may be blown out, or too bright.

R/G/B only -  to adjusting chroma and phase

Color bars - Color bars are an artificial electronic signal generated by the monitor itself, for calibrating Brightness and Contrast.

Image flip; Freeze and much more


DNC-5A(HS) - this model has converter HDMI to SDI and additional Output SDI bulkhead connector for Live streaming video up to 3G
DNC-5A(SH) - this model has converter SDI to HDMI and additional HDMI bulkhead connector for Live streaming

HDMI Input, HDMI Output

  • Capable of transmitting HDMI signals from the monitor to a large screen for instant review, up to 30 meters using the DNC-1066 cable or up to 100 meters with the fiber optic DNC-1034.
  • Loop-through capability enables users to monitor filming and send signals to other devices like a film director's monitor.

DNC-5A hdmi version of underwater 5" monitorDNC-5A 5 inch lcd hdmi monitor with external 30 meters hdmi underwater cable

HDMI Input, SDI Output

  • Capable of transmitting SDI signals from the underwater monitor up to 50 meters using the DNC-1062 cable.
  • Allows simultaneous display and output of live signals via SDI.
  • Maintains original video quality while displaying live footage on the screen.
  • Adjusting monitor settings doesn't impact recorded footage or the live output signal, ensuring a clean SDI signal on the surface end.

DNC-5A(S1) sdi version of underwater monitor with full hd resolution 1920x1080


Option 1 (standard)

battery charger port of DNC-5A uwater waterproof monitor

  • Certified Rechargeable Battery: UN/DOT 38.3 certified Li-Ion battery with Battery Status Indicator.
  • Charging Convenience: Flashing mode signals low battery, while the 110V-240V charger suits various power outlets globally.
  • Battery Monitoring: A Check button activates an LED display indicating battery charge level.
  • Enhanced Safety Features: The charging port includes a water block and electrical protection circuit.
  • Protective Design: The monitor safeguards charging contacts with a water-resistant design even without the Protective Cap.
  • Performance Metrics: HDMI version boasts 4-hour continuous runtime with a 3-hour 30-minute recharge time.

Option 2

DNC-5A power port to charge internal battery POWER AND CHARGING CONFIGURATION of DNC-5A underwater monitor


  • External Power Source: The monitor operates using power supplied through a separate cable, compatible with a wide voltage range (DC 7.5 ~ 24V).
  • Built-in Protection: Features an embedded Reverse Polarity Protection circuit, safeguarding the monitor from incorrect polarity in power wires, a common occurrence in customized power setups.

Option 3 (only for SDI version)

  • No Internal Battery: The monitor operates without an internal battery.
  • Combo Cable: Combines SDI signal and power into a single cable setup.
  • Compatibility: Designed for RED and Arri Alexa cameras, allowing direct power feed to the monitor from these cameras.


  • Versatile Mounting: Comes with a detachable mount adapter enabling tilt and rotation of the underwater monitor, featuring a 1" ball at the end.
  • Convenient Connectivity: Equipped with binding T-slots on the bottom for easy attachment to underwater housings and arms.

dnc-4015 cold shoe ball mount for DNC-5A uwater monitor DNC-4015 cold shoe ball mount 1 inch diameter for DNC-5A HDMI waterproof screen 


We have bulkhead connectors (fittings) for all brands of the housings. To chose your Bulkhead, see our Connectors production line. Custom length and other HDMI connector types are available. All of our bulkhead connectors have water blocks and are open face pressure rated to 150 PSI (100 meter). Our bulkhead connectors fit into existing free ports in your housing and are easy to install. The DNC-5 has a detachable HDMI cable for a quick connection with a bulkhead connector on the housing. The unpluggable cable is convenient for transportation. The bulkhead connector is compatible with DNC-N and DNC-7. A dual o-ring seals the bulkhead HDMI connector and increases the reliability of the connection. The first o-ring works as an axial seal and the second as a radial seal to assure continued sealing.

  • Custom HDMI Cable: Utilizes a proprietary HDMI connection system with a heavy-duty rubber jacket, featuring a built-in water block and an 8mm outer diameter for durability.
  • Strain Relief Design: Connector sides equipped with strain relief for flexible cable movement without damage.
  • Versatile Bulkhead Connectors: Compatible with various housing brands, these connectors come with a built-in water block, pressure-rated for 100 meters.
  • Water Protection: Safeguards the housing's vacuum integrity with the AirLock Vacuum System and prevents water ingress due to cable or connector issues.
  • Easy Installation: Fits into available ports within the housing and offers straightforward installation.
  • Transport-Friendly: Designed as an unpluggable cable for convenient transportation purposes.


  • Compact and Robust: Measures 163 x 114 x 87 mm, offering rugged durability in a compact size.
  • Waterproof Assurance: Guarantees NEMA 6 (IP 68) rating, ensuring strong resistance against water and dust.
  • Sturdy Aluminum Build: Anodized aluminum shell withstands saltwater and extreme conditions.
  • Sealed Design: Completely sealed and non-openable, assuring no water or sand ingress, eliminating worries about resealing after charging.


  • User-Friendly Interface: Convenient navigation with accessible functions directly on the monitor body.
  • Customizable Function Buttons: F1-F2 buttons offer customizable functions such as Center Marker, Aspect Marker, Check Field, and more.
  • Menu Selection: Rotate the Menu shaft left or right to select desired menu functions and confirm by pressing.

5.5 IPS 1920 x 1080 Full HD 4K HDMI On-Camera LCD DNC-5A Monitor  

Menu functions of the DNC-5A monitor

PICTURE Mode consist:
Color Temperature
Red Gan
Green Gan

MARKER Mode consist:
Center Marker
Aspect Marker
Safety Marker
Marker Color - Red, Green, Blue, White, Black
Marker Mat

FUNCTION Mode consist:
Aspect -Full, 16:9, 1.85:1, 2.35:1, 4:3, 3:2
H/V Delay
Check Field - OFF, Red, Green, Blue
Zoom - 10%~90% (step value is 10%)
DSLR - OFF, 5D2, 5D3

WAVEFORM Mode consist:
Waveform - Multi, Y, YCbCr, RGB, OFF
Peaking - OFF, ON
Peaking Color - Red, Green, Blue, White
Peaking Level
False Color
Exposure Level
Histogram - Y, RGB, Color
Time Code - OFF, LTC, VITC (available under SDI mode only.)

SYSTEM Mode consist
Color Bar -OFF, 100%, 75%
OSD Timer -10s, 20s, 30s
Image Flip - OFF, H, V, H/V
Back Light 
Reset - revert back to factory settings

Monitor Hood

  • Glare Reduction and Protection: The detachable Sun Hood significantly reduces glare for better outdoor viewing and shields monitors from environmental elements.
  • Durable Construction: Made of robust plastic, ensuring resilience against field use.
  • Easy Installation: Includes spare screws within the monitor kit for hassle-free installation of the monitor hood.

Removable Sun hood for DNC-5A greatly eliminates glare in shallow water, outdoor viewing and protects delicate monitors from the elements. Constructed of durable plastic can stand up to the rigors of use in the field. Spare screws include the monitor kit. Monitor hood easy to install. Dive and See DNC-5A HDMI waterproof monitor with sun hood

Inclusive Set Features:

  • Sealed Monitor
  • One specific bulkhead connector (compatible with your housing)
  • 1 Metal and 1 Plastic Protective Cap
  • 1-inch Cold Shoe Ball Mount
  • Rapid Battery Charger
  • Monitor Hood (Sun Shade)


outside dimensions of dive and see monitor DNC-5ADNC-5A waterproof screen, outside dimensions


Screen Size: Diagonal 5.5" (16:9)
Display panel: IPS LED
Physical Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (401ppi)
Video signal input: HDMI
Signal Input: supports 1080/ 24i/ 24p/ 25i/25p/ 30i /30p/ 50i/ 50p/60i/ 60p; 720/ 50p, 720/ 60p; 480, 480p; 576i, 576p
Signal Input: supports 1080/24psf/25psf;50i/50p;60i/60p;720/50p/60p;480i; 576i
View Angle: 160(H) 160(V)
Brightness: 450 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Depth Rating: 100 meters
Weight: 3.1 lbs. / 1.4 kg
Size: 6.4 x 4.4 x 3.4 inch / 163 x 114 x 87 mm
Buoyancy: negative 300 g in fresh water
Battery Life: 4 hours continuous
Battery recharges time: 3h 30min