SmallHD has announced a new reference-grade monitor: the OLED 22 4K Production Monitor, which will join three other new 4K and UHD monitors that it will ship in the next month or two.
The OLED 22 is claimed to be “the first lightweight 4K OLED production monitor equipped with a feature set that finally enables critical monitoring of 4K images, both on set and in the colour suite”.
Its hardware is built around the Small4K Video Processing Architecture, which provides a wide variety of input/output options, with eight 12G-SDI and two HDMI 2.0 ports, all of which enable 4K signal processing. Housed in a rugged, unibody, milled-aluminium chassis that includes 36 individual ¼-20 mounting points along the top and sides, the OLED 22 weighs 4.2kg, with a removable handle and feet allowing for portability.
The OLED 22 display is claimed to exhibit virtually no image degradation at any viewing angle, with better than 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with an absolute black point, 10-bit colour depth, 3840x2160 resolution, 350 nit brightness level and 100% P3 / 135% Rec 709 colour gamuts.
Power options include two hot-swappable power inputs: one three-pin XLR and a slide-on Dual Battery Plate (Gold Mount or V-Mount, sold separately), which can be attached via the built-in Smart Rail on the rear. Two two-pin locking accessory outputs add power flexibility for additional devices. The unit is also Teradek Bolt 4K compatible for zero-delay wireless video monitoring.
The OLED 22 is being offered with a limited-time introductory price of $11,999.
Although announced earlier, SmallHD is also about to ship the Cine 24, 24in UHD high-bright monitor, which features 100% DCI-P3 10-bit colour and 1350 nits brightness, with four 12-G SDI and one HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs. It includes PageOS 4 Quad-View for multiple UHD-input viewing. It is initially priced at $5,499.
Due to ship in September are two HDR monitors: the Vision 24 is a 24in 4K model with 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 4096x2160 resolution, PQ and HDR:10 support, 1000 nits brightness, using proprietary Full-Array Local Dimming (FALD) hardware to enable nuanced control of over 2100 zones for deeper blacks and crisp highlights, 115% DCI-P3 colour and four 12-G SDI, 1xHDMI 2.0 I/O, costing $11,999; while the Vision 17 UHD 17in HDR model offers the same features (other than resolution) for $8,999.
Alongside the release of the new models, SmallHD is introducing its most sophisticated internal toolset yet: PageOS 4. This promises users easier access to a diverse array of exposure tools and workflows for enhanced production functionality. As well as improvements for simplicity and speed, PageOS 4 supports a streamlined colour-calibration experience with Color Pipe, an intuitive rendering tool that accurately converts log formats into SDR and HDR. PageOS 4 also includes significant upgrades in user page presets, 4K HDR (PQ) waveforms, improved false colour and dual/quad viewing options.