SmallHD has announced their new Cine Series and Vision Series 4K monitors for production and post-production. The Cine Series technically already existed with the launch of the Cine 7 monitor, although it wasn’t really much of a “Series”. Now, though, it’s been joined by new 13″, 17″ and 24″ sizes. The Vision Series also comes in the same three sizes.
When I first saw this video from The Film Look pop up in my feed, I thought it was going to be about how to simulate computer monitor light with studio lights, but it’s actually not. Here they used actual computer monitors to light the subjects to film this scene.
They did add a couple of small LED lights as well, to help light up the background and add rim lights, but it’s a very simple setup for recording a dramatically lit scene and making the most out of practical lighting (well, monitors) to light your shot.
ASUS hasn’t traditionally been the first name photographers and video editors turn towards when it comes to monitors. While their motherboards, graphics cards and other components have been extremely popular for years, their monitors haven’t always been held in the same regard.
They have definitely improved over the last few years, though, and ASUS has now really stepped up to the plate with their latest ProArt announcements. Two of them were being showcased at NAB 2019; the PQ22UC 21.6″, a USB powered 4K OLED 10-Bit HDR display, and the PA32UCX, a 32″ desktop monitor also offering excellent specs for imaging & video editing. We spoke with ASUS about the new monitors while we were there to find out more.
When the 5.2″ Atomos Shinobi was announced only last month, it got a lot of people very excited with its 1920×1080 pixel 1000 nit 427ppi touchscreen IPS display. Now we have a nice, fairly inexpensive HDMI field monitor capable of displaying 4K footage over HDMI with all of the usual bells and whistles we’ve come to know from Atomos’s higher-end recorder monitors.
The folks with higher-end cameras weren’t so pleased, though. While HDMI is ideal for those shooting DSLR or mirrorless cameras and others who only have HDMI outputs, those with more dedicated video cameras need SDI. Now, Atomos has announced a new SDI version of the Shinobi, and it’s only $499.
For me, the separation between SmallHD and Atomos was pretty clear. Atomos made recording monitors (mostly) and SmallHD made monitors that do not record. This is changing with Atomos latest Announcement, the Atomos Shinobi. The Atomos Shinobi is a 5.2″ on camera monitor that has (give or take) all the fancy features that the Atomos Ninja V has, sans internal recording and $300.
SmallHD only just announced their new 703 Bolt wireless monitor a couple of months ago. And it should start shipping this week. But that’s not enough for SmallHD. Oh, no! With NAB just a day or two away, they’ve now announced five other new monitors, too. The SmallHD Focus now comes in an SDI flavour. There’s two new 1920×1080 Touchscreen OLED Focus monitors in both HDMI and SDI varieties and a new pair of Focus Bolt TX and RX wireless monitors.
Getting a monitor on a DSLR* can be tricky. Base plates, cages, and magic arms all come to mind. If you want something a little more compact, cold-shoe ball mount is the go-to option.
Caleb Pike has a sweet little solution that uses GoPro parts that make a mount that only tilts and does not rotate or pivot. This makes it extra easy to tilt the screen with one hand and not worry about it rotating around. It stays perfectly aligned.
Here comes the first 8K monitor at a staggering price of $5,000 or roughly 66 pixels/cent. This price point can only complete with the UP3218K crazy resolution of 7680×4320 pixels.
The monitor was announced in January at CES, and is now dubbed the “world’s first consumer 8K monitor”. Dell’s UP3218K boasts a 31.5 inch IPS panel, which put is in the 280 pixels per inch realm. If you look at the other specs, it’s obvious that this monitor is aiming for the high-end and premium users.
Need an extra screen for traveling? how about a 24″ monitor that fits in your bag? SPUD is a new kickstarter promising to put a collapsible monitor in every creative’s bag.
It works in a similar fashion to deep octa collapsible umbrellas, only instead of a shaft, it has a small projector. Does it make sense? I am not sure.