Sony Talks with us about their PVM 4K HDR Monitors and UWP-D Series Wireless Mics
The PVM-X2400 features a 24-inch 4K premium LCD panel (3840 x 2160 pixel resolution) with a wide colour gamut, high luminance, high contrast, fine grey scale, wide viewing angle and excellent uniformity. The Sony-specified panel achieves 1000 cd/m2 luminance and 100% colour gamut, corresponding to the industry-leading Sony BVM-HX310 Master Monitor. This provides an accurate colour matching value in the entire production workflow from camera shooting to finishing in applications including live productions, TV programmes, documentaries, music videos, movies, drama and commercials. All personnel working on a project can reliably share the same accurate view of colours and tones, even if they are working at different locations and times.
Sony’s TRIMASTER architecture offers accurate picture reproduction, precise imaging and quality picture consistency. The panel’s control and signal processing system offers significantly advantages including fast processing, accurate colour reproduction and accurate linearising of input signals with Optical Electrical Transfer Function.
With V2.0 firmware and the optional PVML-HSX1 HDR-SDR conversion license**, the PVM-X2400 supports HDR-SDR conversion in a Live production system. The HDR license activates 4K to HD down-conversion, colour space conversion from ITU-R BT.2020 to ITU-R BT.709, and OETF conversion from HDR EOTF S-Log3(HDR), ITU-R BT.2100(HLG), SMPTE ST2084 to SDR EOTF 2.4. It also allows output of converted pictures to another 4K or HD monitor from the Enhanced Monitor Output that supports 12G or 3G-SDI, even though an original 4K source is Quad link 3G-SDI. This function can be used at a remote site that can only be fed an HDR signal.
Manual signal settings include ITU-R BT.2020, ITU-R BT.709, DCI-P3, S-Gamut/S-Gamut3, S-Gamut3.Cine as colour space and ITU-R BT.2100(HLG), SMPTE ST 2084, S-Log3 and S-Log3(Live HDR) as EOTF. In addition, support for VPID (Video Payload ID) can identify EOTF, colour space and RGB source information embedded in the SDI signal. Monitor settings are adjusted automatically, cutting the risk of human error in pressured live production environments.
The OSD (On Screen Display) menu structure is significantly enhanced from existing Sony 4K monitors. It features a shallow layered structure for quick, easy review and adjustment of setting values. Status menu position is changed from the monitor’s top to lower side. 4K/2K settings and input settings/user presets are integrated to a single channel. 30 channels can be created and renamed as desired. There’s a new channel button on the front control panel – simply select a channel from the list showing the channel name, colour space, EOTF and input etc. Channels can also be assigned to a Fn key. When multiple users share the same monitor, each user can memorise their own setting data to a channel and retrieve whenever required, thus reducing consuming and repetitive setting tasks. When multiple users share the same monitor, all monitor data can be saved and locked by a password. Users can freely change stored values, but data cannot be overwritten or saved to memory by a user who do not know the password. For improving speed of Fn key configuration, users can take a short-cut to the settings menu screen by simply pressing the Fn key repeatedly. Function key preset allows creation, storage and quick recall of different key combinations. Channel, function key preset, colour temperature and marker name can also be named from the monitor’s OSD keyboard.
The 18.4" Sony PVM-X1800 4K HDR Trimaster High-Grade Picture Monitor is an addition to Sony's Grade 2 monitor hierarchy, and it is also designed to replicate the color space of Grade 1 BVM-series monitors, including the popular Trimaster BVM-HX310 color grading master monitor.
The PVM-X1800 features a UHD 4K display resolution and supports 4K and HD signals via four SDI inputs and an HDMI input. It also allows you to create a quad-view of four HD signals for comparison and other purposes. Each signal can have a different EOTF and different LUT applied. An HDR workflow is supported by a 1000 cd/m² brightness and wide color gamut. A wide range of supported HDR EOTFs include 2.4 (HDR), ITU-R BT.2100 (HLG), SMPTE ST2084, S-Log3, and S-Log3 (Live HDR). Other features include built-in scopes, zoom mode, VPID support, and more.