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SmallHD Cine 18 & OLED 27 Manufacturing Screens and PageOS 5 Defined

NAB 2022 is already within the rearview mirror, however we’ve got a number of extra fascinating interviews right here in regards to the newest gear for filmmakers. SmallHD confirmed its Cine 18 and OLED 27 manufacturing screens, and we had the chance to examine them out in individual.

Extra screens from SmallHD! To get you began, let’s evaluation the corporate’s three most important traces of (manufacturing) screens: the Cine line, the OLED line, and the Imaginative and prescient line of screens. Every line has its personal options and, in fact, is available in completely different sizes.

The principle purpose was to offer every filmmaker with a correct monitor for his or her particular wants, no matter their function on set. For instance, the Cine line stands for top brightness and outside viewability. OLED panels provide excessive distinction ratios and true blacks, and the Imaginative and prescient line is all about HDR monitoring on set.

The brand new OLED 27. Picture credit score: SmallHD

SmallHD Cine 18 manufacturing monitor

The SmallHD Cine 18 manufacturing monitor (read our initial coverage here) has a really brilliant 1100nits panel. The earlier 17-inch mannequin (1703 P3X) needed to be discontinued as a result of the producer stopped producing the panel wanted, so SmallHD needed to supply an equal panel, however one which matched the colour science of the earlier 1703 mannequin. The Cine 18 affords the next specs:

  • Brightness: 1100nits
  • Display screen Dimension: 18.4in / 46.7cm
  • Bit Depth: 10-bit (8+2)
  • Shade: 100% REC. 709 / 98% DCI-P3
  • Decision: 3840 x 2160
SmallHD Cine 18
SmallHD Cine 18. Picture credit score: SmallHD

So that you get a high-quality (and really brilliant) 18-inch LCD panel with fine-tuned colours. As well as, all SmallHD manufacturing screens use the identical underlying working system, referred to as PageOS. That’s one other benefit of getting completely different SmallHD screens on set for various wants: all of them function the identical by way of the menu system and normal UI/UX.

SmallHD OLED 27

The OLED household consists of the already obtainable OLED 22 and the model new OLED 27 monitor (read our initial coverage here). The 22-incher has a 300nit panel, which is a bit low for an actual HDR workflow, although, which somewhat requires a 600nits panel.

OLED 27 monitor
SmallHD OLED 27. picture credit score: SmallHD

The brand new SmallHD OLED 27 monitor affords 550nits of brightness, which is in fact a lot nearer to the specified 600-nits worth. Right here’s a fast rundown of the SmallHD OLED 27 manufacturing monitor specs:

  • Distinction Ratio: >1,000,000:1
  • Display screen Dimension: 26.9in / 68.3cm
  • Bit Depth: True 10-bit
  • Shade: 110% DCI-P3 / 135% Rec. 709
  • Decision: 3840 x 2160
  • Brightness: As much as 550nits

PageOS 5

SmallHD has launched a preview of the brand new PageOS 5, which is the working system for all their screens. The principle new characteristic that filmmakers have often requested is Multi-view, which is out there for all 4k manufacturing screens. This mode supplies a quad break up view of a number of cameras feeds directly.

SmallHD Cine 18
PageOS 5 with quad-split. Picture credit score: CineD

One other new characteristic is digital camera management (obtainable individually as a plugin), which has been utterly revamped to make it much more streamlined and intuitive. Now it’s attainable to make the most of each digital camera management and all SmallHD monitoring instruments on the similar time. Earlier than, it was extra of an either-or scenario. Digital camera Management is out there for RED cameras, ARRI cameras, in addition to for the Sony VENICE.

One other large replace is EL Zones. That is principally a false-color mode, nevertheless it works in stops somewhat than IRE values. You’ll be able to outline your customized zones after which examine what number of stops over or below your publicity actually is. A really good and useful characteristic in my e-book!

SmallHD Cine 18
PageOS 5 EL Zones. Picture credit score: CineD

The brand new PageOS 5 will likely be obtainable totally free for all screens that now run PageOS 4. So very previous fashions just like the DP.6 (I nonetheless have a kind of!) won’t run PageOS, however all fashions from round 2016 onwards will.


The brand new SmallHD Cine 18 manufacturing monitor sells for $5,999 and the OLED 27 sells for $11,999. Each fashions are already obtainable for pre-order and may ship very quickly. The PageOS 5 replace will likely be obtainable totally free and must also be obtainable very quickly.

Hyperlink: SmallHD

Disclaimer: This text and the video had been made in cooperation with SmallHD

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