June 1, 2016

Meet the Cheaper, New, and Improved SmallHD Studio Production Monitors

These new monitors are significantly more affordable than their HDR counterparts.

We covered SmallHD’s HDR production monitor announcement at NAB; now, they have announced “Studio” editions of both the 17-inch and 24-inch sizes. These are just as durable and have the same high-end software capability, resolution, and color accuracy as their HDR counterparts.

The two main differences are that these new 1080p production monitors are designed for controlled lighting environments and they are significantly less expensive than the ultra-bright models we saw at NAB. The 1703 Studio and 2403 Studio models come in at $2999 and $3499 respectively, and both share the same array of custom accessories as their HDR versions. Every monitor housing is milled from billet aluminum and holds a 3mm thick polycarbonate screen protector that is user-replaceable. The RapidRail Shoe Mount System enables quick mounting and powering of third party accessories, making wireless setups particularly easy.

One popular feature from SmallHD's monitor is the software. Using SmallHD’s “Pages” system of software presets, these monitors include tools for improving on-the-fly focus, color, and lighting decisions. The new Multi-View page provides simultaneous viewing of all three inputs or multiple views of the same input with a different feature and/or LUT applied to each view. Built-in ColorFlow technology enables the use of custom 3D LUTs in a variety of ways: custom display calibration, real-time preview of “creative” LUTs also to be used in post-production, and the ability to embed LUTs in the video stream for display on monitors downstream. Built-in HD Waveform provides detailed analysis on pre-LUT and post-LUT video data, further improving exposure decisions when shooting in flat-looking log profiles.

The 1703 Studio and 2403 Studio will be available on SmallHD.com and through SmallHD authorized resellers at the end of May 2016.

SmallHD 1703 Studio 17" Production Monitor | $2999

 

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Credit: SmallHD

  • 17", 1920x1080 Display

  • 100% REC 709 Color

  • HDMI IN/OUT, 2x SDI IN/OUT

  • SDI/HDMI Cross Conversion

  • XLR 3pin Power Input

  • 300 Nits Bright

  • 8-Bit Color Intelligence Engine

  • Colorflow 3D LUT Processing

  • Page Builder OS

  • RapidRail Shoe-Mount System

  • Milled Aluminum Construction

SmallHD 2403 Studio 24" Production Monitor | $3499

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Credit: SmallHD

  • 24", 1920x1080 Display

  • 100% REC 709 Color

  • HDMI IN/OUT, 2x SDI IN/OUT

  • SDI/HDMI Cross Conversion

  • 2x XLR 4pin Power Input, 1x Lemo Output

  • 250 Nits Bright

  • 10-Bit Color Intelligence Engine

  • Colorflow 3D LUT Processing

  • Page Builder OS

  • RapidRail Shoe-Mount System

  • Milled Aluminum Construction

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So the 17" is 8 bit and the 24" is 10 bit? That seems a little strange.

June 1, 2016 at 12:04PM

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Clayton Arnall
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If it's like my Flanders Scientific, it's possible it might not be a true 10bit monitor but, more likely, a 10bit simulation. Probable, especially at this price.

June 2, 2016 at 11:23AM

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Richard Krall
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