SmallHD’s 13RX and 17RX monitors with integrated wireless transmission were revealed at Cine Gear 2019, enabling bright, flexible focus pulling and video monitoring with zero-delay.
The two popular monitors now have integrated Teradek Sidekick wireless receivers, while the design of which has not increased the weight or size of the units. The 13RX and 17RX are compatible with many Teradek Bolt devices (Bolt 500, 1000 and 3000), and the 13RX is compatible with Teradek RT lens data, which can be overlaid on the screen.
Best of all: zero-delay monitoring. Perfect for accurate focus pulling and monitoring critical moments of action.
Daylight Viewing and Colour Gamuts
There are minor differences between the SmallHD 13RX model and the 17RX model, which show where the monitors could fit into an existing production or pipeline. Both monitors display in 1920×1080 resolution, with the 13RX model rated at 1500 nits (ideal for daylight viewing), whereas the 17RX is rated at 1000 nits. Both models are usable in bright, outdoor shooting scenarios.
The colour gamut differs between both models, where the 13RX displays 93% NTSC. The 17RX displays DCI-P3 100% gamut of the 17RX, which is leaning towards video village use for on set dailies and DIT grading previews.
Trusted OS3 Software
Both, the SmallHD 13RX and 17RX have the OS3 software installed, which includes the trusted monitoring features like customizable frame guides, customizable scopes and pages, and of course 3D LUT overlays.
The monitor updates are simple, but effective in terms of reducing the setup time, cabling and power. Any updates that reduce that time or the amount of kit required for a shoot is a benefit to productions, rentals and studios.
Does the SmallHD 13RX or 17RX integrate into your current setup? Can you see yourself using the production monitors on your future shoots? Let us know in the comments.