[Tig] NAB2013 Professional Monitors

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Mon Apr 15 20:42:39 BST 2013

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Featured a “New 4k OLED Technologies” area with a 56” QFHD 4k OLED monitor (available later this summer) along side a technology demonstration of a 30” OLED
4k monitor that is true 4k (4096 x 2160).   No prices were announced, and no photos were allowed.
Sony also updated their current pro OLED monitor line to the “A series” – featuring a major improvement in viewing angle being the headline here for the BVM E, BVM F, and PVM Series OLED monitors.  The demo featured a very up front and dramatic comparison between the two versions.  Clearly they have addressed one of the customer’s biggest complaints about OLED.
New Feature Sets for the PVM and LDM 41 Series monitors also were featured.  (Closed Captioning, Time Code, Camera Focus, WFM, Vectorscope and Audio)
Sony’s newest pro monitor the 4k PVM X300 (30”) was on display, and the Sony booth had many display areas dedicated to 4k Live for HD, 4k Ultra HD Home Theater.
Showed the BT 4LH310, a 31" 4k  (4096 x 2160) monitor.  Priced under 30k, expecting an October ship date.  Quoting their product manager, Panasonic makes everything, including the 4k LCD panel and RGB LED backlight.  The monitor will also do quad 2K

On display was the 30” 4k reference display prototype that has been shown since last NAB, for the first time with accompanying product description signage.  Described as providing High Contrast and Deep Blacks, high image quality that meets the needs of cinema production professionals.  Different video footage than at previous shows, shot with the Canon EOS C5004k Cinema Camera.
The PRM-4200 professional reference monitor was on display, as well as the amazing glass-less 3D display technology for the home being co-developed with Philips.

Showed a 32" 4k (4096 x 2160) monitor, a “technology demonstration” with an RGB LED backlight.  
JVC also showed an 84" product, the PS-840UD 4k (3840 x 2160) monitor.  It uses an LED backlight, IPS panel w/a 120 Hz Refresh rate.  Via HDMI 1.4a (x3) it will support up to UHD 30p, HDMI 1.3 (x4) up to UHD 60p
Introduced their new 30” DCI 4k Monitor, the LUM-300W in a “New Technology – 4K” highlighted area.  True 4k 4096 x 2160 resolution, Rec709 and DCI color gamut support, 10 bit color depth.  They continue to feature their 32” Class 1 Monitor, the XVM-325W (1920 x 1080)

Flanders Scientific

Showed the new CM320TD 32” reference monitor, 10 bit 1920 x 1080, LUT support, 12 scopes, 2nd generation color fidelity.  $5,495 and ships in June.  Also new, the CM240 24” reference monitor, 10 bit 1920 x 1080, LUT support, 12 scopes, 2nd generation color fidelity.  $4,995 and ships in June.
Showed two new Grade 1 monitors.  16.5” and 24.5” models are under development.  Both use OLED panel technology, with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a contrast ratio of 5,000:1.  Max brightness 250 nits, and the familiar OLED claim of true blacks.  Available Q1 2014

Showed a new product, the QVW-2710, a so-called “2K / 4K” monitor.  Claiming 10 bits and a native resolution of 2560 x 1440, it’s intended to be a true 2k 27" and will scale 4k down to fit.  Marshall also continues to feature the recently introduced OR-3210 and OR-2410 “full featured” grading quality monitors.
The new Eizo CG276 Monitor – 2k native, 2560 x 1440, the new version will allow 4k input with scaling to fit the display’s native resolution.

Showed their full line of monitors.  Of note is the new SE line, (9” up to 72”) which are being advertised as having “Ultra High Contrast, True Blacks” and also as using “Industry Leading Backlight Dimming Brightness Control” 

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