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Page 28 of 43 27 POST JUNE 2018 DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY to meet the needs of the cinema industry and professional video markets. The program now in- cludes accidental damage protection from drops, spills, and power surges, protecting customer investments from unforeseen repair costs and excessive downtime and covering professional products such as Cinema EOS, cinema lenses and pro camcorders. Benefits also include hardware coverage from normal wear and tear, free inbound and return shipping within the United States for all eligible service and repairs and the use of gen- uine Canon parts. In addition, Canon recently announced free firmware updates that include improvements to high dynamic range (HDR) display performance for six of the company's professional 4K reference displays — the DP-V1710, DP-V1711, DP-V2410, DP-V2411, DP-V2420 and DP-V2421. They are also offering paid upgrades for their DP-V1710 and DP- V1711 models. The updates and upgrades provide improved efficiency for shooting and editing 4K/ HDR images, particularly for on-location video production workflows. The free firmware update will expand HDR monitoring assist functions and enhance HDR display performance in the 4K displays men- tioned. The updates contribute to improved efficiency for HDR video production work by enabling users to display the luminance value of a selected part of the screen, as well as the maximum and average luminance values of the entire screen. In addition, the updates allow for the automatic switching of image-quality settings based on such parameters as resolution (4K/2K), video payload ID, and HDMI metadata when changing input signals through a cam- era or switcher. These updates will also reduce 12G/6G-SDI 4K video signals to 2K size, enabling the simultaneous display of two or four 4K im- ages on a single display, as well as add features that support powerful workflows in on-site video production environments. The paid upgrade for the DP-V1710 and DP-V1711 models will increase their maximum luminance to 600 cd/m2. Increasing the maximum luminance improves the ability of the displays to express detail in bright areas of the screen, which is useful when confirming high-luminance video in bright shooting locations or inside studios and relay vehicles. JVC DEBUTS 4K HDR, 4K-COMPATIBLE MONITORS JVC Professional Video (, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, recently announced two new series of studio LCD monitors to support growing 4K workflows. Available in two models, the DT-U series pro- vides native 4K resolution with 10-bit color depth and HDR compatibility. The four models in the more economical DT-G series convert 4K and 2K sources to full HD. The new monitors were demonstrated during the recent 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The 28-inch DT-U28U and 31.5-inch DT-U31U (above) feature native 4K LCD panels with 3840x2160 resolution, LED backlight, wider color gamut and HLG HDR and PQ HDR display for realistic imagery. Both feature multiple 4K inputs, including 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI quad link, 4K/60p HDMI 2.0 and optional plug-in SFP adapter. Users can also display four independent SDI sources in quad view mode, and there are extensive con- nectivity options for legacy sources. The DT-U31E supports 100 percent DCI-P3 and 84 percent ITU-R BT.2020 color gamut, while the DT-U28E supports 100 percent Rec.709 and 80 percent DCI-P3 color gamut. With sizes ranging from 17.3 to 27 inches, DT-G series monitors support 4K/60p HDMI and 2K-SDI signals. Each 8-bit panel has 10-bit signal processing and LED backlight, with the three largest models offering 1000:1 contrast ratio. Designed for critical video applications, both the DT-G and DT-U series are equipped with a new zero latency image-processing mode with only a few lines of delay, which is ideal for lip sync monitoring. Both series also feature 3D LUT 17x17x17 precise auto calibration, with built-in color generator and calibration software, and support user uploaded 3DLUT cube files, which are convenient for color creation in post. Plus, with several built-in De-log LUTs (including JVC J-log1), the monitors can con- vert directly to ITU-Rec.709. All models feature a built-in auto calibration function, with only an external X-Rite sensor probe required. Calibration can be done directly from the front-panel USB connection, so the monitor does not need to be removed from its installation. Both the DT-G and DT-U series offer remote control via Web browser. Users can check monitor status, adjust menu settings and control all moni- tors in a facility remotely when connected to a LAN. All models also feature convenient front panel controls with dual speakers, AC/DC pow- er with integrated battery port, on-screen tools including tally and 16-channel audio meters, plus built-in waveform, vectorscope with line selector, and histogram. The six new LCD monitors introduced today are: DT-G17U (17.3 inches) at $2,400; DT-G21U (21.5 inch- es) at $2,750; DT-G24U (23.8 inches) at $3,200; DT- G27U (27 inches) at $3,600; DT-U28U (28 inches) at $6,100 and the DT-U31U (31.5 inches) at $6,700. The DT-G monitors are expected to be available this summer, while the DT-U monitors will be avail- able in fall 2018. NEW PACIFIC POST SPACE FEATURES 4K SCREENING ROOM LA'S Pacific Post (, a full-ser- vice editorial equipment rental and services pro- vider, has expanded its footprint with the opening of a new 10,000-square-foot facility in Sherman Oaks. In addition to 25 Avid suites the location is home to a new screening room featuring a 150- inch screen and JVC 4K projector. Pacific Post has retrofit the entire site, which is supported by Avid NEXIS shared storage, 1 Gigabyte of dedi- cated fiber Internet connectivity, and individually climate-controlled rooms. "We recently provided equipment and services to the editorial team on Game Over, Man! for Netflix in Sherman Oaks, and continued to receive inquiries from other productions in the area," says Pacific Post vice president, Kristin Kumamoto. "The explosion we've seen in scripted production, especially for streaming platforms, prompted our decision to add this building to our offerings." Kumamoto notes that the screening room is near completion for accommodating multiple members of the creative team on a project and can be used for VFX reviews as well as an en- hanced, in-house viewing experience. Additional amenities include MPAA-rated security, reserved parking, a full kitchen and lounge, VoIP phone systems, a substantial electrical infrastructure. "We are laser focused on serving the needs of the editorial community," adds Kumamoto. "This expansion provides our high level of services at one convenient location with the technical expertise that clients have come to trust here at Pacific Post." In addition to the new space at 14225 Ventura Boulevard, Pacific Post also has facilities in Hollywood and North Hollywood. An Avid suite.

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