A New UHD Reference for Color-Critical Monitoring

New from SmallHD is the OLED 22 ($11,999, August), a 21.6-inch (55cm) 10-bit OLED UHD (3840 x 2160) reference monitor. The OLED 22 has an HDR waveform and scope display, dual and quad-view capabilities, and four 12G-SDI inputs and outputs, along with a single HDMI 2.0 in and out. It can cover 100% of the P3 color gamut and 135% of Rec. 709, the company said. The real selling point, of course, is the OLED screen, with those inky blacks that enable a claimed 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio despite only 350 nits of brightness coming out of the screen. (Once you go OLED, you may never want to return to mere LCD.)

If you just want MORE LIGHT coming off that panel, you may be interested in the equally new Vision 24 (also $11,999, September), a 10-bit LCD 4K (4096 x 2160) HDR monitor. SmallHD calls it a “true HDR” display, supporting both PQ and HDR10 variations with up to 1000 nits of brightness via local-dimming techniques that create 2100 zones on screen.

Less expensive variants include the Vision 17 ($8,999, September) UHD display, which can hit 1000 nits, and the Cine 24 ($5,499, August) UHD display, which reaches 1350 nits. (By the way, all those are “introductory” prices, the company says. The OLED 22, for instance, actually lists for $14,999.)

SmallHD OLED 22: product page

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