SmallHD has simply unveiled its newest high-end 4K manufacturing monitor, the SmallHD OLED 27. Because the identify suggests, it options an OLED panel, however after all that’s not all. It additionally gives true 10-bit coloration accuracy, 4K UltraHD decision, 550 nits of brightness, and all of the connections you’d count on from a high-end show. Worth? $11,999.
Just a few weeks in the past, SmallHD (a Vitec firm) launched the Cine 18, a 4K daylight-viewable manufacturing monitor. Now, on opening day of NAB 2022, the corporate unveiled the OLED 27 monitor.
This new mannequin is aimed toward skilled productions and, in line with the press launch, can be utilized for HDR monitoring on set, however it’ll additionally match properly in a post-production suite. Let’s take a more in-depth look.
SmallHD OLED 27
The panel of the SmallHD OLED 27 gives a distinction ratio of 1,000,000:1, a 4K decision (3840 x 2160 UltraHD), true 10-bit colours and a brightness of as much as 550nits with a dynamic vary of 12.3 f-stops. It’s surrounded by standard SmallHD top quality engineering, particularly a rugged unibody chassis with loads of connectivity choices. The entire thing is powered by SmallHD’s personal PageOS 4.
On the rear panel we discover an I/O part with eight SDI ports: 4x 12G-SDI in, 4x 12G-SDI out and two HDMI 2.0 ports (in/out). The unit is powered through an XLR mini-plug and offers two further 2-pin energy outputs for connecting equipment resembling wi-fi receivers. A SD card slot can be current.
A hot-swap battery plate (V-Mount or Gold Mount) may also be used to energy the OLED 27 – it’s a must to buy it moreover, although. Lastly, the SmallHD OLED 27 gives 4 threads for traditional VESA mounting and a dovetail rail for straightforward mounting of further equipment.
Right here’s a full checklist of specs of the brand new SmallHD OLED 27 manufacturing monitor:
- Distinction Ratio: >1,000,000:1
- Display Dimension: 26.9in / 68.3cm
- Bit Depth: True 10-bit
- Colour: 110% DCI-P3 / 135% Rec. 709
- Decision: 3840 x 2160
- Brightness: As much as 550nits
For the reason that 550nits could be a bit low to be used in brilliant daylight, some sort of sunhood might be a good suggestion for those who’re utilizing this monitor outdoors a studio setting.
Software program (PageOS 4) options embody the standard instruments resembling false coloration, focus help and peaking and pixel zoom but additionally sport issues like:
- Colour Pipe HDR color-rendering
- Monitor Calibration Wizard
- Livegrade integration
Since PageOS 5 appears to be simply across the nook, the function set will likely be considerably enhanced very quickly, as soon as it’s accessible for the OLED 27. Extra info could be discovered within the SmallHD blog post.
Because the SmallHD OLED 27 is clearly aimed toward higher-end productions and put up manufacturing homes, this monitor isn’t precisely low cost: $11,999. However it sports activities a real 10-Bit HDR OLED panel (not 8+2 FRC), skilled I/O, and all the opposite professional options.
Word: B&H at present lists the OLED 27 for $13,499.10 (10% off the common worth of $14,999) and whereas the ten% low cost may also be discovered on SmallHD’s web site, the $3,000 worth distinction stays unclear to us. Maybe the costs will likely be up to date quickly (and hopefully SmallHD’s worth is the proper one right here).
What do you assume? Would you purchase such a panel? What do you employ for monitoring in your studio? Share your experiences within the feedback beneath!