Atomos has dropped the price on the Samurai Blade down to $995. That’s a $300 price drop from the old $1295 price point.
The Samurai Blade is a 5″ SDI monitor and recorder. It features a 720p IPS display with capacitive touch screen controls. It offers ProRes and DNxHD encoding and playback; and also features waveform, false color and focus peaking.
An included docking station for 2.5″ HDDs and SSDs connects to your computer via USB 3.0 or 2.0 ports. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
4K monitors continue to trickle out as computers and graphics cards come out with better support for these higher resolution displays. Philips’ new 28-inch 4K monitor just became available.
The Philips 288P6LJEB 4K monitor displays a 3840 x 2160 image at 60hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time. It is equipped with HDMI, DisplayPort, Dual-link DVI and VGA SmartConnect ports. Additionally, it features 2 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 ports for expandability. An integrated MHL port allows you to connect compatible phones and tablets directly to the monitor to mirror content to the display while charging the device at the same time.
The Philips 28″ 4K display retails for $799; however, it is already available at a sale price of $599.99 on Amazon.com.
B&H has a massive price drop on the HP DreamColor LP2480zx 24″ IPS LED Backlit monitor for $
1299 [now $999] (was $2299). HP is still selling these direct for almost $2900. This is the monitor that Shane Hurlbut has been raving about for years. Check it out here at B&H Photo.