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16 Post • June 2014 Displays & Monitors JVC displays 4K advancements W AYNE, NJ — Continuing in its 4K efforts, JVC Professional Products Company (www., a division of JVC Americas Corp., not only featured four technology demonstrations highlighting the company's advancements in 4K at its booth during this year's NAB show in April, but the company also featured its popular lines of flat-panel displays, from 84-inch 4K public displays to studio monitors for critical image analysis to portable AC/DC field monitors. JVC demonstrated its PS-840UD Professional Series ProVérité 4K 84-inch LCD monitor. As one of the largest professional-grade 4K monitors, it features a native screen resolution of 3840x2160 — four times the resolution of full HD — and 60p display capability. The PS-840UD features an IPS LCD panel with 120Hz refresh rate and 10-bit color depth and is housed in a slim bezel with a 178-degree viewing angle. Designed as a reference tool and for image analysis, the JVC DT-V17G15Z 17-inch, 10-bit production reference grade monitor is a 1920 x 1080 IPS panel that is backlit with a full array of RGB LEDs, providing contrast and a choice of gamut options. Color gamut, temperature and luminance range all meet SMPTE/EBU requirements. Other features include on-screen markers, 16-channel audiometering, waveform/vectorscope, and LTC, VITC, and D-VITC support. HP's DreamColor designed for 2K/4K P ALO ALTO, CA — HP's 27-inch DreamColor display (Z27x) provides up to 1.07 billion on-screen colors and incorpo- rates consistent 10-bit color accuracy. The monitor achieves a color error so small that it's not discernible to the human eye. HP ( is targeting the Z27x to professionals working on visual effects, animation, photography, film/video post and design. The unit's IPS panel offers 178-degree viewing angles and full support for digital cinema 2K and 4K formats (2560 x 1440 resolution). HP provides a three-year warranty standard. It's priced at $1,499. Solutions for on-set and in-studio Sony upgrades PVM line P ARK RIDGE, NJ — Sony ( com) has a number of enhancements planned for its line of PVM OLED monitors. The PVM monitors are well-suited for on-set work, and the new upgrade, which will be released in late July, is something users will be able to install themselves. The new features that are offered via the update affect the PVM A170 and A250 mod- els. New F key shortcuts will allow users to assign functions to a single key more easily. A grid display is being added for help in matching shots. A camera and lens metadata display will show a multitude of camera and lens setting dynamically as they change or are updated. 2K display will now be offered, which was previ- ously only available with Sony's BVM E series. And an amorphic display will aid viewing of 1.33 or 2:1 anamorphic lenses. Sony's PVM A170 weighs just 9lbs., making it easy to take on location. In addition, it draws 20 percent less power, helping to extend bat- tery performance on location where power might not be accessible. Sony also offers LCD versions of these monitors in the LMD A170, A220, and LMD A240, which offer the same features but are less expensive than the OLED versions.

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