At Roundabout Entertainment, a full-service postproduction facility in Burbank, HDR and 4K are the expectation. Our team needs access to the best tools to provide the quality our customers have come to expect. For us, one of these tools is Sony’s flagship BVM-X300 30-inch 4K OLED master monitor, which combines 4K resolution, HDR and wide color gamut. As HDR has become an integral part of our workflow, we use the BVM-X300 on restoration projects and for finishing features in a new color space. Our clients like the aesthetic HDR offers—its depth and brighter, more vivid colors.
We appreciate the flexibility of the BVM-X300. Regardless of the client’s requirements, we know the X300 can meet them. The monitor does 4K. It does 2K. It does HD. It does P3, XYZ and 709. It covers all the color spaces and it is “no LUT,” so it gets really black. That’s something you don’t get from a plasma or LCD monitor. The true blacks produced by the X300 are essential for color-critical grading.
Overall, we want to offer options that meet our clients’ needs, whatever they may be. The BVM-X300 allows us to do this, while also giving us the ability to future-proof the pieces we are working on.
Michael Smolin is senior colorist at Roundabout Entertainment.