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NAB 2018: SmallHD Unveils 5 New Focus Monitors

Jourdan Aldredge

NAB 2018 announcement: SmallHD is back with a new lineup of focus monitoring equipment. Here’s what you need to know about the new gear.

All images via SmallHD.

After making some waves at NAB 2017 with their small focus monitor, SmallHD is back at the show with a new lineup of five additional offerings for a greater range of workflow setups. Their new FOCUS line introduces some much-requested upgrades of last year’s releases. (For a hands-on review of SmallHD’s original FOCUS monitor, check out this article.)

Here are the highlights of the new line.


Focus SDI

NAB 2018: SmallHD Unveils 5 New Focus Monitors — Focus SDI

The first new feature from SmallHD’s NAB showcase is their highly requested FOCUS SDI Monitor — an upgrade of their popular FOCUS from last year. Instead of the Micro HDMI of the previous iteration, the FOCUS SDI offers a full-sized SDI input, which offers the same high-resolution scopes, customizable false color, and real-time viewable LUTs on the 800-nit bright touchscreen. The new FOCUS SDI also includes the company’s new SmallHD Tilt Arm, which attaches via a shoe mount to the top of your camera. For a full review, check out this video.

Price: $599

Expected Release Date: April 30th, 2018


Focus OLED

NAB 2018: SmallHD Unveils 5 New Focus Monitors — Focus OLED

Alongside the new FOCUS SDI are upgrades to SmallHD’s FOCUS OLED, including both an HDMI and a new SDI as well. The FOCUS OLED HDMI, which is a slight upgrade of the original FOCUS monitor, has the same wide color gamut display with a 7.2v power output (for working with your DSLR and mirrorless cameras). With its HDMI input, it offers a 5-inch OLED touchscreen with 1920×1080 resolution.

Price: $699

Expected Release Date: April 30th, 2018

Meanwhile, the FOCUS OLED SDI, which should come out about a month later, offers the same edge-to-edge bonded glass display (and includes the SmallHD Tilt Arm as well) but with a full-sized SDI input.

Price: $799

Expected Release Date: May 31st, 2018


Focus Bolt

NAB 2018: SmallHD Unveils 5 New Focus Monitors — Focus Bolt

Finally, to round out SmallHD’s latest offerings, they company has unveiled a new BOLT line of 5-inch touchscreens for a complete ecosystem compatible with a 500-ft transmitter to connect both the FOCUS Bolt TX, FOCUS Bolt RX, 703 Bolt monitor/receiver, Teradeck Bolt 500, and Sidekick II receivers. The FOCUS Bolt TX is set for a late May release.

Price: $1,299

Expected Release Date: May 31st, 2018

The FOCUS BOLT RX is set for the same price point and release day to complete the new Bolt ecosystem.

Price: $1,299

Expected Release Date: May 31st, 2018


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