SmallHD has launched two different reference monitors, which will offer 4K HDR resolution and come in three different sizes. Dubbed the "Cine Series" and the "Vision Series" respectively, these new monitors will feature a host of professional-grade outputs. They will also have super bright viewing in daylight.
SmallHD has had the Cine series for some time now, with the Cine 7 seven-inch field monitor. But this expanded Cine Series will start at 13", 17" and 24" sizes. The same goes for the Vision series. Both these lines will support 4K HDR and have 4 independent 12G SDI inputs, as well as SmallHD's suite of tools for false color, histogram, LUTs, the works. Outside of that, this is where the two monitor lines begin to diverge.
The Vision Series seems to be more in line for post-production work. With a "TrueHDR" rating and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, the Vision monitors will offer 114 percent DCI P3 coverage and are designed for color grading and reference work. SmallHD has also added its zone dimming technology, with over 2,000 zones of local dimming. Specs include:
- True HDR viewing with 1000000:1 contrast ratio
- Proprietary 2000+ zone local dimming array
- 114 percent DCI P3 Coverage
- 4x independent 12G-SDI Inputs
- A full suite of exposure tools for precise control of HDR cinematography
Meanwhile, the Cine Series is meant for on-set production. Sharing the same 12G SDI inputs, the Cine Series enjoys a daylight viewable brightness of 1000 and 2500 nits, which reduces the DCI P3 coverage down to 100 percent. Overall specs are:
- Daylight viewable with 1000 & 2500 nit panels
- 100 percent DCI P3 wide color gamut
- 13, 17, 24-inch models
- 4x independent 12G-SDI inputs
- A full suite of exposure tools for precise control of 4K cinematography
- Cine Series 4K High Bright Field Monitor
SmallHD is also branding both lines with the moniker brand "Small4K." That doesn't mean that SmallHD is rebranding, more that it's pointing to how these monitors are 4K centric.
There's no word on pricing just yet, either, but SmallHD puts the expected shipping time as the first quarter of 2020.
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Source: Cinema 5D