SmallHD Debuts Large Screen Daylight-viewable Monitors

SmallHD is unveiling the first-ever line of daylight-viewable HDR production monitors in 17-inch, 24-inch and 32-inch sizes. Designed to outlast years of abuse on location, the monitor housing is milled from billet aluminum with a user-replaceable polycarbonate screen protector.

SmallHD goes big with a new range of rugged production monitors with unprecedented brightness at up to 1500nits make for a true “shoot anywhere” package.

The monitors will drop straight onto a C-stand, table or cart, and the built-in “RapidRail” system enables quick mounting and powering of third party accessories, making wireless setups particularly easy.

Software features include: high dynamic range (HDR) preview capability when used with HDR cameras, multi-view mode with ColorFlow for viewing multiple sources with varied post-production LUTs applied, 10-bit color processing, 10-bit HD waveform and scopes, and automatic display calibration.

SmallHD production monitors introduce a built-in Color Intelligence Engine that enables them to automatically calibrate by self-generating a 3D calibration LUT for the display, based on data received from a USB-connected color probe. This process eliminates cost, clutter, and wasted time, while providing huge confidence in the color accuracy of the display.

SmallHD introduces 17-inch, 24-inch and 32-inch ruggedized field monitors

SmallHD introduces 17-inch, 24-inch and 32-inch ruggedized field monitors

ColorFlow gives users added flexibility when it comes to managing post-production looks and previewing HDR during a shoot. Looks (in the form of 3D LUT files) and HDR can be applied and compared side-by-side to the raw SDI and HDMI signals using the multi-view function. Independently, a separate LUT can be sent downstream via SDI and HDMI to a client or director who requires a polished look on their monitor. Finally, any active LUT will be documented when the image capture button is pressed, placing the captured image and the corresponding 3D LUT next to each other on the user’s SD card—the perfect reference point for the post-production house during the color grading process.

The custom flight case holds every accessory needed including the monitors’ built-in top handle, table stand and C-stand mount, plus the optional sun hood, polycarbonate screen protectors, Gold Mount and V-Mount battery plates, USB color probe, power cables and signal cables, ready for instant deployment on set.

Pricing and availability for the 1700 Series, 2400 Series, and 3200 Series monitors will be announced Q2 2016.

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