SmallHD has announced a new entry into the reference-grade monitor space: the OLED 22 4K Production Monitor. Setting what the company says is “a new standard for colour purists”, the OLED 22’s hardware design is built around the Small4K Video Processing Architecture, which provides a range 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-aluminum chassis that includes 36 individual ¼-20” mounting points along the top and sides, the OLED 22 weighs-in at a total of 9.3-lbs/4.2kg. A removable handle and feet allow for convenient portability.
SmallHD says 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.
Monitor features include: 21.6in/55cm screen size, >1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with an absolute black point, 10-bit color depth for nuanced colour fidelity, 3840×2160 resolution, 350nit brightness level, and 100% P3 / 135% Rec 709 colour gamuts that generate 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 untethered freedom, OLED 22 is Teradek Bolt 4K compatible: an ideal combination for cable-free, zero-delay video monitoring in 4K 10-bit HDR.
Coinciding with the release of OLED 22, SmallHD is also introducing what it says is 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 Colour 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 color, and dual/quad viewing options – as well as retaining the same dependable features known to users of previous PageOS-equipped monitors.