SmallHD debuts reference-grade 4K OLED
GTC sponsor SmallHD recently announced a new entry into the reference-grade monitor space – the OLED 22 4K Production Monitor. Setting a new standard for colour purists, this latest 4K colour reference monitor comes equipped with many of the advanced features that OLED users had hoped to see.
“DITs, DoPs and Colourists have been waiting for what feels like forever to replace their ancient HD OLED monitors,” said Greg Smokler, Creative Solutions VP of Product. “That’s why we spent over two years building OLED 22, 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.”
Lightweight and portable
OLED 22’s hardware design is built around the Small4K™ Video Processing Architecture, which provides unparalleled 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-aluminum chassis including 36 individual ¼-20” mounting points along the top and sides, the OLED 22 weighs-in at just 9.3-lbs (4.2kg). A removable handle and removable feet allow for maximum portability.
The OLED 22 display has virtually no image degradation at any viewing angle, providing a real-time image as vivid and pristine as a final output, whether on set or in post.
The monitor delivers an impressive list of features including:
- 21.6in/55cm screen size
- >1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with an absolute black point
- 10-bit colour depth for nuanced colour fidelity
- 3840x2160 resolution
- 350nit brightness level
- 100% P3/135% Rec 709 colour gamuts generating true-to-life colour reproduction
Power options include two hot-swappable power inputs – one 3-pin XLR and a slide-on Dual Battery Plate (Gold Mount & V-Mount options, sold separately) – which can be attached via the built-in Smart Rail on the rear side of the monitor. Two 2-pin locking accessory outputs add power flexibility for additional devices.
For complete, untethered freedom, OLED 22 is Teradek Bolt 4K compatible – an ideal combination for cable-free, zero-delay video monitoring in 4K 10-bit HDR.
Introducing PageOS 4
Coinciding with the release of OLED 22, SmallHD is also introducing its most sophisticated internal toolset yet – PageOS 4. With this new software, users gain easier access to a diverse and customisable array of curated exposure tools and workflows for enhanced production functionality. Beyond a host of 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 includes significant upgrades in user page presets, 4K HDR (PQ) waveforms, improved false colour and dual/quad viewing options. The familiar and dependable features of previous PageOS-equipped monitors are also retained.
The bottom line
The SmallHD OLED 22 4K Production Monitor is currently on offer at an introductory price of $11,999. Shipments are expected to begin in August 2020.
In addition to OLED 22, SmallHD’s new 4K Production Monitors include Vision 24 and Vision 17 HDR monitors, as well as the Cine 24 4K High-Bright monitor. All are also currently available with special limited-time introductory pricing.
For more information please visit SmallHD's website.