SmallHD OLED 27-inch reference monitor
Image courtesy: SmallHD

SmallHD has announced its largest 4K OLED reference monitor, the SmallHD OLED 27″. SmallHD claims it designed the OLED 27″ to give you the best combination of premium color accuracy and portability. This means that the OLED 27″ is equally at home on location or in a post-production environment.

Resolution

The SmallHD OLED 27″ has a diagonal screen size of 26.9 inches and a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The screen has a maximum brightness of up to 550 nits and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. This makes the OLED 27″ ideal for viewing HDR video.

10-bit display

SmallHD OLED 27-inch
Image courtesy: SmallHD

The SmallHD OLED 27″ features a true 10-bit display. This means it can display 1.07 billion hues compared to the 16.77 million colors on an 8-bit display. As such, you will see smoother color gradients, less color banding, and finer shadow details.

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Color accuracy

SmallHD claims the OLED 27″ has true-to-life color accuracy with 110 percent DCI-P3 and 135 percent Rec. 709 color gamuts. This means the monitor should be ideal for precise color grading and reviewing your video footage.

Software

The OLED 27″ comes with SmallHD’s PageOS 4 powerful software toolset. You can use tools including Waveform, Vectorscope, Color Pipe HDR color-rendering, Monitor Calibration Wizard, and more.

Connectivity

The SmallHD OLED 27″ has four 12G-SDI inputs and one HDMI 2.0 input which works with signals up to 4K 60P. The monitor also has four 12G-SDI outputs and a 3.5 mm 3-pin stereo headphone jack. In addition, there is an SD card slot as well as both an RJ45 Ethernet and an RJ45 GPI port. The OLED 27″ is compatible with Teradek’s Bolt 4K zero-delay wireless video solutions.

Power

The SmallHD OLED 27″ is powered via a 3-pin XLR and has two two-pin outputs for powering accessories. There’s also an optional hot-swap battery plates, so you can power the OLED 27″ with a V Mount or Gold Mount battery. The monitor weighs 13.16 lbs.

Availability

The OLED 27″ is available to preorder from SmallHD’s website at $11,999, with shipping scheduled for June.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.