SmallHD’s PageOS 5 is finally out of Beta and it is now available to download. I have been running the Beta versions of PageOS 5 for the last few months on my SmallHD monitors and the new upgraded operating system has some great new features.
There are quite a few new features and enhanced functionality in the PageOS 5 update. Below you can see what some of the key new additions are:
EL Zone is a stop-based exposure map tool—developed in collaboration with legendary cinematographer, Ed Lachman, ASC that works like a virtual spot meter, replacing IRE exposure values with stops. Sensor data from the camera provides a reference point, and a false color represents each stop above and below 18% gray, allowing for easier, more intuitive on-set communication.
EI Zone is only possible to use if you are feeding your SmallHD monitor a Log signal. It doesn’t work if you are inputting a signal with a LUT enabled.
Multi-View lets you view up to 4 camera feeds at once on Cine and OLED Series 4K Monitors. You can select from several options for multi-view configuration, and assign scopes and other software tools for an endless
variety of customizable layouts.
Look-Around camera Control
Look-Around Camera Control allows you to view and adjust crucial camera-control functions and PageOS 5 tools at the same time on Smart 7 Series Monitors with a camera-control interface you can anchor to every page.
Color Pipe lets you easily configure each of the five independent 4K
video inputs on SmallHD 4K Production monitors with a custom input and output display configuration. Convert camera log signals into multiple HDR or SDR display setups, and switch between these presets with the click of a function button on any page.
calman Integration allows you to use an integrated Calman calibration tool for Cine and OLED 4K Series Production Monitors that automatically calibrate for ultimate color accuracy. You simply connect your 4K monitor via ethernet to a computer with a calibration probe running Portrait Displays Calman, which uploads a calibration LUT directly into your
monitor when finished.
Page OS 5 supports all monitors except the DSMC3 RED Touch and Action 5 or legacy monitors (DP1, DP6, DP4, AC7, and DP7-PRO).