SmallHD’s OLED 22″ 4K Reference Monitor is now shipping. It was announced just a few months ago in July.
The OLED 22″ 4K Production Monitor, is a new entry into the reference-grade monitor space.
- 3840×2160 Resolution
- Absolute Black Point
- 180-Degree Viewing Angle
- True-to-life Color Accuracy
- Ultra Lightweight: 9.35lbs
The OLED 22 4K Production Monitor features a 21.6in/55cm screen size, a claimed >1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with an absolute black point, 10-bit color depth, and a resolution of 3840×2160. It covers 100% P3 / 135% Rec 709 color gamuts. Now, this isn’t a high brightness HDR display. It only has 350nits of brightness.
Whether or not you can actually see any real difference between 4K and HD on a screen this size is debatable, however, for focus pullers, the ability to zoom in on a proper 4K image to check critical focus will certainly make a difference.
The OLED 22’s hardware design is built around the Small4K Video Processing Architecture, which provides a good range of input/output options with eight 12G-SDI and two HDMI 2.0 ports, all of which enable 4K signal processing.
The monitor is housed in a rugged, unibody, milled-aluminum chassis that includes 36 individual ¼-20” mounting points along the top and sides. The OLED 22 weighs-in at 4.2kg (9.3-lbs). Its removable handle and feet allow for convenient portability.
According to SmallHD it ‘sets a new standard for color purists, this stunning 4K color reference monitor boasts many of the advanced features that OLED users demand.‘
According to SmallHD, ‘The OLED 22 display has virtually no image degradation at any viewing angle, providing a real-time image as vivid and pristine as a final output, whether on set or in post.’
Power options include two hot-swappable power inputs along with one 3-pin XLR and a slide-on Dual Battery Plate (Gold Mount & V-Mount options, sold separately). Theses can be attached via the built-in Smart Rail on the rear side of the monitor. A two 2-pin locking accessory outputs add power flexibility for additional devices.
Teradek Bolt 4K compatibility
The OLED 22 is Teradek Bolt 4K compatible. Combining the OLED 22 and the Bolt 4K allows people to have a complete cable-free, zero-delay video 4K 10-bit monitoring solution.
The OLED 22″ features SmallHD’s PageOS 4. With this operating system, users gain easier access to a diverse and customizable array of curated exposure tools and workflows. Beyond a host of improvements for simplicity and speed, PageOS 4 supports a streamlined color-calibration experience with Color Pipe, an intuitive rendering tool that accurately converts log formats into SDR and HDR. PageOS 4 includes significant upgrades in user page presets, 4K HDR (PQ) waveforms, improved false color, and dual/quad viewing options–as well as retaining the same dependable features known to users of previous PageOS-equipped monitors.
The SmallHD OLED 22 4K Production Monitor is being offered for a limited-time introductory price of $11,999 USD (the regular price will be $14,999 USD). This makes it substantially more expensive than the Atomos NEON 24″ 4K HDR Monitor/Recorder ($6,499 USD) that is due to start shipping this month.
The monitor ships with:
- Basic Acrylic Screen Protector
- 3ft 4K HDMI Cable
- 2x 1/4-20 Cheese Stick Mounting Accessory
- 2x Combo Cheese Stick (1/4-20 + 3/8″)
- Monitor Feet
- Monitor Handle
- 3-pin XLR Power Supply
- 8GB SD Card
- Microfiber Cleaning Cloth