Cinemartin puts a Skylake-powered monitor recorder on your camera

Written by RedShark News Staff

CinemartinA pre-production model of the TEO

Cinemartin has taken the wraps off its new MiniM & TEO monitor recorders, which not only feature impressive viewing angles and brightness but are essentially mini computers all in themselves.

With an impressive 170-degree viewing angle and a brightness of 550 NITs for decent use outdoors, the OLED-based UHD (MiniM) and QHD (TEO) recorder monitors are certainly capable units. In fact, they’re probably a bit more than that even, featuring onboard Skylake-based computers with 16GB RAM (expandable up to 32GB), an internal external-media busting 250GB to 2TB SSD drive, 4x USB 3.0 ports (one very handily being a 5V charge slot of devices like smartphones) and a vast range of connectivity that spans Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC and more.

The devices can record 4:4:4 10-bit at up to 4K in DPX at around 1.2 GB/ps and use some of that internal RAM as a buffer with the internal SSD to provide R/W speeds of about 5.6GB/ps and more. Users can also record at 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 at 8 or 10-bit.

Did we say NFC? Yes we did. You can even make payments in shops with this if you wish.

Starting price is $2000, which is fairly impressive given the spec, and the company promises that each unit can fit in the palm of your hand and run for over three hours on standard Canon/Sony batteries. Oh and it runs faster than a Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Of course, given the sheer different amount of ways you can get images out of the MiniM and TEO, you can do a lot with them, from live streaming to YouTube etc to plugging in KVM equipment and using it as an edit suite running Premiere or even Resolve 12. There’s even a tiny 60x40mm touchpad that can be pasted ono the side of the device to enhance touch capability. Oh, and you can dual boot into OS X if you want to.

Current prototypes are 140 x 130 x 60mm, but Cinemartin claims that production models will be even smaller at 140 x 100 x 50 and weigh a mere 700g (1.54lb).

Preorders for the QHD TEO are open now and delivery is scheduled for June 2016, while the UHD MiniM model has currently just started on Indiegogo and looks set for an October release (and given that it seems to be an iteration of something that is already being produced, we don’t think that breaks our rules about featuring crowdfunding projects).

Full details after the break

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World First 4K UHD / QHD 5.6" AMOLED, IZGO & IPS Monitors feat. Intel Skylake PC / 4K Recorder / Live Streaming device.

PRESS RELEASE, 23 March 2016  
Cinemartin, the team that develops the leading video converter / transcoding encoders for Microsoft Windows O.S. (Cinemartin Cinec) as well as the plugin's for Adobe Premiere - After Effects (Plin PR, Plin AE), Master Bundle solutions including the fastest HEVC H.265 encoders using a IP Join venture with NVIDIA (Nvidia HEVC H.265 P-Mod encoder), the advanced & high effective standalone Video Denoiser, MyBD: the Blu ray disc converter / decoder, and FLEC the X-Y adjustable universal 15mm baseplate for cameras and as well as the 4K portable 4K Recorder - Monitor - Computer; NEXT 4K, now is proud to announce MiniM & TEO.

MiniM and TEO are the World First 4K UHD and QHD 5.6" Monitors, Recorders, Computers and Live Streaming HDMI devices produced by Cinemartin for the Pro Video & Photography community, featuring OLED technology with true blacks and vivid colors, Izgo (UHD) or IPS (QHD) technology for MiniM and TEO respectively, with an outstanding resolution of 3840x2160 and 2560x1440 for UHD and QHD respectively models, with incredible angles of view that no other monitor achieved before, left to right and top to bottom for more than 170 degrees, and with an outstanding 550 NIT levels for great usage on exteriors / outdoors.

Get the best picture for your shoots, the perfect focus and vivid colors, with UHD and QHD resolutions, AMOLED and Izgo / IPS

This new devices are more than simple monitors, as a display support LUT / 3D-LUT and include assist visualization tools like Vectorscope, Colorgram and Waveform, but there are more, this devices are true computers, featuring a workstation onboard computer based on Intel NUC, providing with an Intel Core last generation Skylake CPU processor with 16GB of DDR4 RAM as default (up to 32GB), and a Internal SSD drive from 250 GB up to 2.0 TB, 4x USB 3.0 ports (1 being for charge devices at 5V like smartphones), and Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC, GigaEthernet, HDMI in/out, a SDXC R/W card slot, and a bunch of included software that will provide your device things like the ability to encode to H.265 or Live Streaming your content via WiFi or via a SIM Data card (with an external SIM to USB adaptor), all in a size that keeps in your palm (14 x 10 x 5cm), last for more than 3 hours with Canon/Sony batteries, and have a competing price starting at sub 2.000 US$ for the TEO device (the QHD / 16GB DDR4 model).

Using any of these devices with the included software and any broadcast account like the free ones from youtube, users can Live Stream to anywhere in the world the HDMI video input signal or what you see on the screen (video or desktop), just plug the camera, press Start Streaming and all the video from MiniM or TEO will be Live available for other users anywhere in the world, to real view what your camera is being outputting (no need to record although users can simultaneously record and stream), and all Live just at the same time (with a little delay betw. 1 and 10 seconds approx. depending on server; youtube is about 8-10 seconds) , so good if you want or desire to retransmitt live music, sports, a congress, go for tv, or simply enjoy your input or desktop screen with your friends say to get some feedback, or let your customer see what you are doing or recording, etc.. just as of now ! You only need MiniM or TEO and your SIM mobile card (data or voice + data) or connect to a Wifi connection / point, the rest -excluding your camera- is included in this device.


This devices comes with an Internal SSD of 250 GB or 500 GB as the base model, but can be ordered with up to 2.0 TB. If you need more space (rare), or you need to fast backup your recordings, or you dont need to record uncompressed at high cinema quality (that takes up to 1.2 GBps of bandwidth), you can use external SSD's via any of the 4 USB 3.0 ports, like the Samsung T1 drives that provides a bandwidth of 450 MBps so you can backup 500 GB in a litle more than 10 seconds.

As of recording quality, this devices are the only ones capable of recording true cinema (avi uncompressed) in 4:4:4 10Bit at up to 4K in DPX at about 1.2 GB/ps. This devices internally uses partial RAM as a buffer with the internal SSD to provide R/W speeds of about 5.6GB/ps and more. Of course users can also record at 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 at 8 or 10 Bit.

Users can record at lower, fast practical usage quality/weight like in H.264 at a configurable quality -with bitrates that can be superior at those ones found on Sony XAVC codec- or with the better Motion-JPG codec as well as directly to an external USB drive, or in Prores and even encode to HEVC H.265 (using Mac OS or the included Background automated transcoder app.). From 8 Bit to 10 Bit, at 4:2:0, 4:2:2 or 4K at 4:4:4 as you can display / record almost any video from almost any camera at almost any quality. 

MiniM and TEO can be powered with Canon / Sony batteries (there's an adaptor sold separately) or by using any 12V - 14V power source (like external batteries module, DTAP adaptors, etc..) or DC. Using Sony  / Canon batteries running live time is from 3 to 4 hours depending on usage.

As a computer MiniM and TEO are perfect DIT, computer machines that can run perfectly Adobe Premiere / After Effects / Photoshop as well as DaVinci Resolve 12, and of course hundreds of other apps available out there. It is faster than the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

Just plug a keyboard / mouse and optional a external monitor and use it as your editing suite. Cinemartin also provides a mini USB touchpad that act as a mouse / touchfinger at only 60x40x3mm, that you can paste it on a side of the device to compliment the touch capability.
Advanced features includes NFC (Near Field Communication), that allows e.g. to make payments with your 4K display. As it sounds, let say you go to some clothing outlet, say in Barcelona, aka tienda outlet de ropa online say in Barcelona ey, you can pay with your VISA, your cash, or .. now with your 4K UHD / QHD monitor, just one of those NFC features.

Production models will be even more compact than current pictured prototypes, at a size of only 14x10x5 cm and about 700 gr of weight (pre-production models dimensions are of 14x13x6cm). As for comparison, Atomos Shogun is 19.6x11x4.7cm and 460gr.

As a computer comes default with an original OEM Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit license. Latest version from Redmond company have great new features for multimedia power users. MiniM and TEO comes customised with software for Preview/Assist, Record, Transcode and Streaming, with a broad range of codecs, resolutions/framerates. 

Are you a Mac user ? This devices are able to run Mac OS X latest version from either a pendrive or from the internal drive, as users can install Mac OS X as a dual boot with windows, or alone (via tonymacx86 guides)

As a display / monitor MiniM and TEO have the better quality a display panel a pro video/photo device can provide, with outstanding UHD and QHD native resolutions, with an uncutted AMOLED technology that provides true blacks and the best color palette out there, with colors that seems like the ones your eyes are seeing, with IZGO or IPS technology to provide extremely wide angle of views so that almost from any location you can see the picture / image from the monitor, as if you are sit just on the front.

Technology that will help you to provide better focusing, for your video or stills, in a 5.6 inches monitor and All In One turnkey device, providing a State of the Art Display, a True Cinema Quality 4K Recorder, a Fast Computer, and a Live Streaming device that can run even without WiFi (using a Phone SIM) to stream what you want to everyone you want all around the planet, all in realtime, WYSIWTG (What You See Is What They Get),  just at the palm of your hand, with given an introductory price of sub 2.000 US$ / 2.000 EUR for the QHD AMOLED IPS 5.6" display, extremely powerfull upgradeable* 16GB DDR / 250 - 500 GB device.

Cinemartin TEO (QHD) is available as of now for preorder with delivery in June 2016 via Cinemartin TEO website, while UHD is available via Indiegogo and will be delivered in October 2016, if you can work with the QHD display until the UHD is available, Cinemartin reccommends for interested users to pre-order TEO QHD (which can be upgraded later at October / November 2016 for UHD). All pre-oders until June (April and May) will get a special price and free worlwide shipping.

*Customers can upgrade** the device by sending to Cinemartin (Spain offices in EU) or at Cinemartin USA Distributor ADK VideoEditing (located at Kentucky)***.
** MiniM and TEO can upgrade the RAM, the internal SSD drive and the Display panel (QHD to UHD)
*** Cinemartin is looking for interested distributors, please contact Cinemartin sales (email address at Cinemartin website) if you're an interested distributor.


# 5.6" Inch AMOLED monitor
# 16.77 Millions of Colors
# World First 4K UHD and QHD native display resolutions
# HDMI INPUT (SDI input model might come later)
# IZGO and IPS
# 550 NIT's
# LUT / 3DLUT support
# Assist tools (VectorScope, Colorgram, Waveform)
# 4K 8-10Bit up to 4:4:4 Recorder (uncompressed, dpx, mjpeg, prores)
# Intel Core Skylake computer 2.6 GHz up to 2.9 GHZ
# 16 to 32GB of DDR4 RAM at 2133 Mhz
# Supports Adobe Cloud Video/Photo apps, DaVinci Resolve 12 and more
# Uses partial RAM within SSD to provide +5.5 GBps R/W bandwidth (5500 MBps)
# Full of ports (usb3, usb 5V charge, hdmi, displayport, sdxc r/w card slot)
# Built in WiFi and bluetooth, as well as NFC and CIR.
# Win 10 pro by default, Mac El Capitan by simply plug a usb pendrives
# Canon or Sony battery powered for 3 hours. DC in as well. 12V - 14V
# Dimensions 14x10x5cm
# From < 2.000 US$ / EUR with Worldwide shipping (from USA or EU)

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