Sony's New PVM-X300 Professional Monitor Offers Powerful Support Of 4K Production In The Field


Last Updated: October 30, 2012 6:00 am GMT
(Park Ridge, New Jersey--October 30, 2012) Sony's new PVM-X300 is a 30-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution monitor for powerful support of 4K production in the field. The PVM-X300's 30-inch 4K LCD panel is capable of displaying more than four times Full HD resolution in a single screen.

The PVM-X300 monitor incorporates Sony's exclusive TRIMASTERâ„¢ technology architecture, achieving excellent color and picture quality reproduction and making the monitor ideal for 4K cinema production (onset monitoring, dailies and editing), 4K live production (camera control, program preview) and real-time 4K presentation.

Industry professionals have long desired a monitor like the PVM-X300 due to its portability, features and wide array of interfaces that make critical 4K picture evaluation in the field easier. Additionally, the PVM-X300 can incorporate an innovative 4K player for unprecedented ease of handling 4K content. This brings 4K workflows not only to cinema production, but to live production, documentaries, and a range of commercial applications.

"The evolution of professional monitors is essential for 4K production in the field, as existing 4K monitors can be heavy and unsuitable for field work," said Gary Mandle, senior product manager for professional displays, Sony Electronics. "We designed the PVM-X300 for high performance and versatility in terms of its interfaces, controls and compatibility with production cameras and memory media. These technologies will give content creators in the field new, innovative ways of telling stories without having to worry about limitations when on the set."

The new monitor also incorporates an RGB 10-bit panel, uniformity control and can accurately display industry standard color space of ITU-R BT.709. The PVM-X300 features In Plane Switching (IPS) LCD technology for a wider viewing angle.

A wide array of interfaces makes the PVM-X300 able to connect to almost any 4K imaging equipment and support various display modes. Other convenient functions include auto white adjustment* (supporting major color analyzers in the market), a camera assist function (focus in color, zoom) and stereo audio (stereo speaker, line out, headphone jack).

PVM-X300 Interfaces
  • 3G/HD-SDI x 4 inputs with monitor out
  • HDMI V1.4a x 4 inputs
  • DisplayPort* x 2 inputs

Supports 4096x2160/24p and 3840x2160/24, 25, 30p* with one single HDMI cable; the PVMX300 is also equipped with a unique feature for evaluating 4096x2160/60p video signals with one single HDMI cable when connected to Sony's new F55 4K camera system.

SxS 4K Player* (Optional)
The PVM-X300 monitor can incorporate an optional 4K player, which is capable of 4K recording and playback.

Record and play command is via the monitor's control panel and can be used for dailies authoring. The newly developed "SxS PRO+ high speed memory media, which supports XAVC 4K and XAVC HD High Frame Rate Recording, can be inserted into the player for quick viewing of 4K camera images and 4K programs. The player supports frame rates as of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, and 30 Hz as 4.2.2 10 bit encoding, and frame rates as high as 60P can be recorded as 8-bit 4.2.0 encoding. This SxS Player is expected to be available in the spring of 2013.

The PVM-X300 4K monitor will be available in February 2013.

* Supported by V1.1 (expected in spring of 2013) or later upgrade.

** Future support

*** All images are simulated.


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