At the HPA Technology Retreat on Feb. 15, Sony unveiled two OLED professional master monitoring displays. The new reference-grade BVM-E Series—in 25- and 17-inch sizes—incorporate groundbreaking processing and imaging capabilities designed to give digital production professionals a true replacement for CRT in critical evaluation applications.
“These new monitors are the next step in professional displays, providing end users with extremely high picture quality,” says Gary Mandle, senior product manager at Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America group. “This is breakthrough technology for applications where visual performance and accuracy are paramount, offering an unbeatable combination of image reproduction, color accuracy, reliability and stability.”
The new monitors—the 25-inch BVM-E250 and 17-inch BVM-E170—boast several new features specifically designed for professional master monitoring. The first monitors to deliver full HD resolution OLED panels with 10-bit drivers, the BVM-E Series uses a newly developed Sony Professional Display Engine. The OLED processor is designed to bring out the full performance of a master monitor, producing deep blacks with high dynamic range, blur-free motion, wide color gamut and accurate picture reproduction.
The new TRIMASTER EL lineup is refined with its new EL (electro-luminescence) displays, expanding the capabilities of Sony’s TRIMASTER technology. This maximizes the full performance capabilities of professional flat-panel displays to deliver higher levels of color accuracy and color reproduction, precision imaging and consistent picture quality.
The BVM-E series features the advantages of OLED display with Sony’s “Super Top Emission” technology. The result is high light efficiency, high color purity, high contrast and high reliability.
These models feature a higher accuracy “Nonlinear Cubic Conversion” color management system, and I/P conversion technology offering extremely low process delay. Finally, the monitors have a new chassis design, with a refined black aluminum body, and lighter and slimmer chassis, which puts a larger image in a smaller footprint.
The BVM-E series also offers input versatility. Standard inputs include 3G/HD/SD-SDI; HDMI and a DisplayPort input. Four slots are also available with a choice of six BKM input boards. Other features include HD frame capture, pixel zoom and P&P (side by side, butterfly, wipe, blending). Finally, the monitors’ OLED technology is environmentally friendly, with less power consumption, lower weight and no environmental pollutants produced.
The BVM-E250 will deliver mid-April (list price $26,000) and BVM-E170 will be available in June.