SmallHD had already introduced two new series of large, extremely bright mobile production monitors at the IBC 2019 - for the first time with 4K resolution. The new Vision 17/24 and Cine 24 models were originally scheduled for launch in the first quarter of 2020, but the corona crisis meant that the market launch had to be postponed until August/September. Now SmallHD has not only announced the release dates, but also the more precise technical data.
The Vision models are intended for mobile HDR grading and therefore have a larger color space coverage, the Cine model is designed for outdoor shooting and has a high brightness of 1,350 to deliver recognizable images even in sunlight. Newly announced is the OLED 22, a mobile reference monitor with (thanks to OLED) true black.
SmallHD Vision 24
The Vision 4K HDR production monitors in the 17" and 24" sizes have over 2,000 different brightness zones (full array local dimming) and can thus display true HDR (PQ and HDR10) with a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 - in addition, they cover 115% of the professional DCI-P3 color space and are 1,000 nits bright. The Vision 24 has a true DCI-4K resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels, true 10-bit colour depth and 2,176 (FALD) local dimming zones, while the Vision 17 can "only" display UltraHD 4K and has 8-bit colour depth, but has 2,400 dimming zones.
SmallHD OLED 22
The SmallHD OLED 22 is an (UltraHD) 4K OLED 22" reference monitor with 10-bit colour depth, 100% DCI-P3 and 135% Rec 709 colour space coverage, capable of displaying true black, providing a contrast ratio of more than 1,000,000:1. HDR is supported via PQ and HDR10.
The Cine 24 UltraHD 4K monitor is intended for outdoor use and is therefore very bright with 1,350 nits. Its 10-bit (8+2) panel covers the professional DCI-P3 color space 100%.
The other features are common to all models, such as four 12G-SDI inputs, four 12G-SDI outputs as well as one HDMI 2.0 input and output each and one SD card slot and Ethernet port. SmallHD's Page OS 4 user interface provides a number of useful functions - for example, filmmakers can display waveforms, scopes and, for example, false color of their image, calibrate the display using the Monior Calibration Wizard or view multiple sources simultaneously via Dual or Quad View.
SmallHD Cine 24
The power comes from the dual Hot Swappable Inputs: 1x 3-pin XLR and 1 dual Gold-Mount/V-Mount battery plate for mobile use, which is optionally available. There are several power outputs available: two 2pin (12V / 2A combined), two USB (5V / 2.4A) (front/rear) and one USB-C (5V / 1.5A) output.
SmallHD is offering significantly reduced prices for the market launch, the Vision 17 and 24 models will be available in September for around 9,000 dollars (Vision 17) and 12,000 dollars (Visíon 24), the Cine 24 and OLED 22 will come onto the market as early as August at a price of ,500 and ,000 (OLED 22), respectively.