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Buyer’s Brief: Monitors

In this Buyer’s Guide we examine a number of versatile options for video monitoring.



Designed for live and postproduction operations, the Delvcam 15-inch 4K/UHD multiformat monitor offers three viewing options: full, split and quad screens. It supports 4K/UHD signals with a 3840 x 2160 resolution 16:9 LED display, and 176° viewing angle for crisp images from any perspective. Interfaces include 3G-SDI, HDMI, VGA, DVI and audio. Image controls include overscan, underscan, image freeze or flip, color temp, check field, peaking and tally. The monitor can be used in its rugged portable case or mounted in any standard 19-inch rack (6 RU). It is also available in 24- and 28-inch models.

JVC Professional Video

DT-V G2 Monitors

JVC’s new DT-V G2 line of multiformat LCD HD production monitors is designed for critical image evaluation for studio, field and master control applications. JVC has improved the gamma and grayscale to produce accurate colors, and added new technology to eliminate digital aliasing and create more natural looking images. Choices include the 16.5-inch DT-V17G25Z (a near EBU Grade 1 LCD monitor) and 24-inch DT-V24G2Z with 10-bit IPS panels, plus the 21.5-inch DT-V21G2Z and 16.5-inch DT-V17G2Z. All models monitor up to 16 channels of embedded audio, while a new Lissajous meter displays the stereo field of a signal and shows possible phase issues. Other built-in features include waveform monitor, vectorscope, histogram, zebra, four gamma preset modes, and a variety of on-screen markers.

Marshall Electronics


The ORCHID OR-185 is an 18.5-inch master confidence monitor for broadcast control rooms, transfer facilities, production control and editing areas. The unit includes real-time waveform, vectorscope, histogram, audio level meters, audio phase monitor and audio peak alarm, along with 3D monitoring and analysis functions. The OR-185 has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD panel. It offers two auto-sensing 3G-SDI inputs, DVI-I, VGA and analog inputs. It can be used as a portable standalone monitor equipped with front panel stereo speakers, integrated carrying handle and desktop stand. A rackmount kit with tilt capability is optionally available.