Long-term testing of some monitor technologies has illuminated problems, but there’s still some great products out there.
As HDR finishing becomes the norm for many studios we look at what’s new in the monitoring world
Blackmagic Design call it Video Assist 4K but it's a monitor/recorder of the type that Atomos has made famous.
Atomos has thrown their technical kitchen sink at their new all in one monitor/recorder, the Shogun Inferno. 1500nit/10bit/HDR, 4Kp60 over Quad-SDI, along with playback & editing functionality that encourages on-set collaboration.
Perhaps SmallHD should change their name as their new products go up to 32-inch in size and are designed for the nascent HDR production market.
SmallHD has released new features for their new 501 and 502 Full HD 5-inch on-camera monitors via firmware upgrade version 1.0.
TVLogic launched a total of 12 new models at NAB 2015 for broadcast, production, post-production, digital signage and multi-viewer applications.
Included were a 31.1” 4K monitor, a 17” broadcast model, a new studio wall monitor series comprised of six sizes from 17” to 55”, and a rack monitor range offering four configurations.
Sony was demonstrating High Dynamic Range technologies and workflows at the show and of course pointing up their top of the range cameras F65 and PMW-F55 CineAlta and 4K OLED monitor.
Transvideo and ARRI are collaborating on a specially adapted version of Transvideo’s StarliteHD 5” OLED monitor. The resulting StarliteHD5-ARRI will be able to control the new ARRI ALEXA Mini and also the ARRI AMIRA.
Launching at BVE 2015 in London, Ianiro International is introducing a new range of wireless monitors. The new models feature 7”, 8” and 10.1” screens, are optimised for use outdoors in full sunlight and can receive and decode 5.8GHz wireless signals.