SmallHD goes Bigger with new 17″, 24″ & 32″ HDR ready Monitors

April 7, 20160 Comments

smallHD 1703 screen

I’ve been using SmallHD monitors for a while now. DP4, DP6 and now 502. Now SmallHD is going BIG HD with a new line of larger field monitors but not just big they are also bright and HDR ready. the 32″ model has a bright 1500 NITs brightness and the 17 and 24 are 1000 NITs. I have been wanting a bright monitor for some time now. Shooting outside with a hood is a real pain and it doesn’t work all that well especially if you are shooting.

17″ 1703 HDR & 24″ 2403 HDR

  • 24″ and 17″, 1920 x 1080 Display
  • HDR Preview
  • SDI and HDMI Video I/O
  • Bright 1000 cd/m² Panel
  • Colorflow 3D LUT Processing
  • 10-Bit Color Intelligence Engine
  • Page Builder OS
  • RapidRail Shoe-Mount System
  • Aluminum Construction
  • 1 x IEC AC input, 1 x 4-pin XLR
  • 1 x 12 VDC LEMO, 3 x USB (0.5 A max output)

32″ 3203 HDR

  • 32″, 1920 x 1080 Display
  • True HDR Rendering
  • SDI and HDMI Video I/O
  • Bright 1500 cd/m² Panel
  • Colorflow 3D LUT Processing
  • 10-Bit Color Intelligence Engine
  • Page Builder OS
  • RapidRail Shoe-Mount System
  • Aluminum Construction
  • 1 x IEC AC input, 1 x 4-pin XLR
  • 1 x 12 VDC LEMO, 3 x USB (0.5 A max output)

The 32″ has true HDR rendering so it has the edge over the 17″ and 24″ models if HDR is important to you. The 24 and 17 inch models look to have similar specifications.

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The new monitors have a very cool mounting feature called the RapidRail shoe-mount system. The rear of the monitor has cutouts that can accept standard shoe-mount accessories. Much better than velcro tape right? Three USB ports and a 12V LEMO output can provide power to wireless units or other mounted accessories. The Production Monitors can accept mains AC power or DC from a 4-pin XLR or via a separately available V-mount or Gold-mount battery plate.

The Production Monitors also feature the Page Builder OS. This graphical user interface provides an intuitive way to navigate the deep functionality of the monitors using a joystick. This is probably similar to the way the new 502 models work. The production monitors add physical front-panel button controls for even quicker access to monitoring functions. Also like the 500- and 700-series monitors, the Production Monitors can independently downstream LUTs to outboard monitors. This allows the director or client to see a LUT-corrected image, while the DP can see a full-range image with scopes and assist functions.

All in all they look like very nice monitors and I can’t wait to see them at NAB. Prices are not available yet. If you want to be notified when available at B&H click HERE

Some specs are unclear like what type of panel it is. To learn more check out SmallHD

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