At NAB 2022, SmallHD has announced a trio of new 5 -inch touch screen monitors. Dubbed the Ultra 5, Cine 5, and Indie 5 displays, including two wireless models of the Ultra 5, the five displays will be driven by SmallHD’s PageOS 5 software tool kit and are designed to fit into any production need or budget.
With separate tiers of brightness, I/O capability, and interface options, the Ultra, Cine, and Indie come equipped with multi-touch interfaces, while the Cine 5 adds a navigation joystick and back button for camera control functions. The Ultra 5 provides additional customizable buttons for individualizing workflows and software functions.
Each monitor is built with an anodized aluminum unbody chassis and multiple mounting points. All three are driven by PageOS 5 with quick and repeatable setups and a toolset that includes EL Zone Exposure Assist, Waveform, false color monitor screens, and Look-Around Camera Control.
There are also advanced Teradek RT Overlays, 1080p HD resolution, and 4:2:2 10-bit color.
After that, the monitors diverge:
“Customers can choose from three great product offerings,” said Dave Bredbury, Production Manager for SmallHD. “For example, if someone wants the top-of-the-line 3000nit powerhouse with physical buttons and an ethernet port, we have the Ultra 5,” adds Bredbury.
“If they want to save some money but still be able to control their RED KOMODO® with a daylight-viewable touchscreen, then the Indie 5 or Cine 5 would be the way to go.”
As stated by Bredbury, the Ultra 5 has a super bright 3000nit screen, 2x 3G-SDI (I/O) 2x HDMI 2.0 (I/O), an ethernet port for optional ARRI & Sony VENICE* camera control, 2-pin locking power connector, and a locking 5-pin USB (for RED Camera Control**).
Teradek has also integrated their new Bolt 6 wireless technology to create two wireless models known as the Ultra 5 Bolt 6 RX 750 and Ultra 5 Bolt 6 TX 750.
Both wireless models have 6GHz wifi connectivity and full wireless FIZ control of the Teradek RT.
The RX monitor can also be powered by Gold mount or V mount battery options, and both Ultra 5 wireless models support all Bolt 4K devices.
The Cine 5 has a 2000nit bright touch screen, side-mounted joystick, 3G-SDI (I/O), HDMI 2.0 (I/O), 2-pin locking power connector, and a 5-pin locking USB (for RED Camera Control**).
Meanwhile, the Indie 5 has 1000nits of brightness, a sliding touchscreen -lock switch, and similar connection and power options. The Indie 5 is also the lightest of the three monitors with a weight of just 14.4 ounces.
The retail pricing of the three monitors is as follows: The Ultra 5 monitor retails for $2199.00, the Cine 5 monitor for $1599.00, and the Indie 5 Monitor for $1299.
There’s no word on pricing, however, for the Ultra 5 Bolt 6 RX 750 and Ultra 5 Bolt 6 TX 750, as we await Teradek’s announcements to accompany the information.
All three monitors also come support camera-control licenses for ARRI, RED®, and Sony VENICE. Accessories include an UltraClear or Ultra Matte Screen Protector, a Sun Hood for the ULTRA 5, or Sun Hood for CINE 5/INDIE 5.
The Ultra 5 will ship in the Fall of 2022, along with the Cine 5, while the Indie 5 ships later this Winter. Users can learn more at SmallHD Smart 5 website.
SmallHD ULTRA 5 Bright Touchscreen Monitor (B&H)
SmallHD CINE 5 Touchscreen On-Camera Monitor (B&H)
SmallHD INDIE 5 Touchscreen On-Camera Monitor (B&H)
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