NAB 2018: SmallHD Showcases 5″ OLED Monitor

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

SmallHD usually has a cool new piece of tech to show off at the NAB Show and this year is now different. Their new 5.5″ Focus 1080p Touchscreen monitor though, is particularly interesting because for the first time, SmallHD is bringing OLED to the party.

The SmallHD Focus OLED 5.5″ touchscreen monitor offers a resolution of 1920×1080, 350 nits, a contrast ratio of 60000:1 and wide color gamut display. The Focus 5 runs SmallHDs OS 3 software suite with professional tools including Waveform, Vectorscope, False Color and Focus Assist.

Other specs include:

Panel Type OLED w/ Touchscreen
Size Diagonal 5.5
Resolution 1920×1080
Pixel Density (PPI) 402
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Active Area 5.5
Brightness 350 nits
Contrast 60000:1
Color Gamut 105% NTSC
Color Depth 8-bit
Viewing Angle 160 Degrees
Backlight Type N/A
Adjustable Backlight Yes
Temperature Adaptive Color No

Input Signal Types/Formats

3G-SDI Not Supported
HD-SDI Not Supported
SD-SDI Not Supported
HDMI Supports UHD-1 4K at 30/29.97 @ RGB 444 8bit, YCC 444 8bit, YCC 422 12 bit & 24/23.98 @ RGB 444 10/8 bit, YCC 444 10/8bit, YCC 422 12 bit, YCC 4:2:2, 8/10/12 bit color in RGB & YCC 4:4:4, 1080p60, 1080p59.94, 1080p50, 1080p30, 1080p29.97 1080p25, 1080p24, 1080p23.98,1080i120, 1080i119.88, 1080i100, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 720p120, 720p119.88, 720p/100, 720p60, 720p59.94 , 720p50, 720p30, 720p29.97, 720p25, 720p24, 720p23.98, 480p59.94, 480p60, 480p100, 480p119.88, 480p120, 480p239.76, 480p240, 576p50, 576p100, 576p200, 480i59.94, 480i60, 480i119.88, 480i120, 480i239.76, 480i240, 576i50, 576i100, 576i200
Component Not Supported
Composite Not Supported
Audio HDMI

Output Signal Types/Formats

3G-SDI Not Supported
HD-SDI Not Supported
SD-SDI Not Supported
HDMI Not Supported
Component Not Supported
Composite Not Supported
Audio Stereo Out (headphones)

Connector Type

HDMI 1x Micro-HDMI Input
Audio ⅛” Stereo mini-jack
Power In 1x Sony L-Style Battery slot
Power Out Barrel (3.5mm outer, 1.1mm inner) barrel output for powering cameras via camera specific adaptor.
USB 1x Micro-USB for future use

Controls

Primary Control Interface Capacitive Touchscreen
Record/Capture Capture Tool
USB Remote / External Control Sony Time Lapse

Data I/O

Storage SD Card for Image Capture / Overlay, LUT Loading, Firmware Upgrades
Wireless Compatible with SmallHD BTR1 Wireless Remote

Power

Connector Type 1x Sony L-Style Battery slot, 1x barrel connector for powering camera
Voltage 6.0 – 8.4V
Power Consumption 5.76W
Recommended Power Supply Battery Only Device
Overload Protection Yes
Battery Chemistry Li-ion
Output Voltage (VDC) Mirrors Input Voltage from battery
Battery Capacity (mAh) 2000mAh – 6300mAh
Battery Charging Time (hours) Monitor does not support the charging of batteries

Environmental

Compliance CE, FCC, IC
Operating Temperature 32F to 140F
Screen Protection Ships with UltraClear Screen Protector
Height 3.45” (8.76cm)
Width .77” (1.96cm)
Depth/Length 5.54” (14.07cm)
Weight (Item Only without battery) 9oz (255.15g)
Weight (Packaged) 5oz (141.75g)
Mount Points (3) ¼-20 thread points (top, bottom, & right side)

Software

Pixel Zoom (type) 2x & 4x with smooth pan via pinch zoom gesture
Frame Guides Preset Aspect Ratios & Customizable
DSLR Scale Canon 5DMkii & Canon 7D
Custom Scale Underscan Only
Anamorphic De-Squeeze 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.66x, 2.0x
Image Rotate(Manual/Automatic) Automatic or Manual Control
Image Flip (Manual/Automatic) Automatic or Manual Control
Focus Assist (Colors) User Adjustable Color Style and Intensity
Peaking User Adjustable Intensity
False Color Spectrum, Arri Style and Fully User Customizable
Zebra Dual – User Configurable
Waveform Luma & RGB Style, Fully User Customizable w/ Region of Interest Highlighting
Vectorscope Yes
PIP No
RGB Parade Fully User Customizable
Histogram Luma & RGB Style
Horizon Indicator No
Image Capture With Dedicated Button and Image Gallery
Custom LUTS Loadable as Looks on Pages or as Systemwide Color Calibration via the settings menu
LUT Creation No
LUT Downstream Applied on Output Preview Page
LUT Import Via SD Card or USB Storage Device
Image Overlay Opacity Slider and Blink Setting
Blue Only No
Audio Meters Up to 8 channel

The microHDMI edition of the Focus OLED will be available April 30th with an MSRP of $699. The SDI version will be available a month later, on May 31st for $799. Preorders are available now at SmallHD’s website here.

In addition, at NAB, SmallHD will be showing off the new FOCUS SDI, a daylight viewable LCD with the same functions as last year’s Focus, for $599. They will also be showing off the FOCUS Bolt TC and FOCUS Bolt RX.

For more information, visit smallHD.com.

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About James DeRuvo 239 Articles
Editor in Chief at doddleNEWS. James has been a writer and editor at doddleNEWS for nearly a decade. As a producer/director/writer James won a Telly Award in 2005 for his Short Film "Searching for Inspiration. James is a recovering talk show producer from KABC in Los Angeles, and a weekly guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan.

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