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.


SmallHD: The OLED 22 reference monitor is designed for use in post or on location

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.

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