By Daron James
SmallHD looks to rival OLED displays with the updated 17″ 1703-P3X production monitor.
When we first met the creators behind SmallHD, it was at a tiny Cine Gear Expo booth nearly a decade ago. Now, they’ve blossomed into a brand bought out by Vitec Group which owns the likes of Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, Teradek and dozens of others. With that kind of support, SmallHD has been rapidly growing its product line for filmmakers.
Known for on-camera monitors, SmallHD has been adding to its line of production monitors in 13″, 17″, 24″ and 32″ flavors. The 1700 series now includes its fourth option, the 1703 P3X, only months after debuting the 1703 P3 this year. So what’s the difference? An additional 450 nits for $200 more.
The 1703 P3X is a daylight view-able version of the 1703 P3, providing 900 nits compared to 450 nits on the 1703 P3. Besides doubling the nits, specs on both monitors are nearly identical. The only difference being in contrast: 1400:1 for P3X and 1500:1 on the P3 and one degree less viewing angle.
From:: No Film School