* Product update: see below for advance information on the PVM-X1800 V2 upgrade model
4K HDR picture monitor color-matched with the BVM-HX310 master monitor, ideal for various 4K productions
The PVM-X1800 is an 18.4-inch 4K HDR high grade picture monitor, incorporating a Sony-specified premium LCD panel that offers 1000 cd/m2 luminance and color matching with the BVM-HX310 4K HDR master monitor. This makes group monitoring easy for on-set, studio and OB van walls, and in 19” EIA racks for editing, audio mixing etc.
TRIMASTER assures accurate color reproduction, precise imaging and consistent picture quality
Sony’s acclaimed TRIMASTER architecture delivers accurate picture reproduction, precise imaging and quality picture consistency. There are many advantages in the panel control and signal processing system such as fast processing, accurate linearizing of an input signal with Optical Electrical Transfer Function, accurate color reproduction, etc.
Future HDR-SDR conversion support
With future V2.0* firmware and optional PVML-HSX1 HDR-SDR conversion license, the PVM-X1800 will support HDR-SDR conversion in live production environments. The license will activate 4K to HD down-conversion, color space conversion and OETF conversion. It will also allow the output of converted pictures to other 4K or HD monitors via the Enhanced Monitor Output. This planned feature will facilitate local or remote monitoring of converted signals. The license activation will be field upgradeable via USB memory, providing conversion capabilities to current PVM-X1800 monitor (upgraded to V2.0* firmware)
* V2.0 firmware update will be available at a later date. V1.0 firmware will be updatable to V2.0 or higher via the monitor’s USB port.
SR Live Metadata
Planned as a standard feature for V2.0* release, will be support for SR Live metadata which will enable the PVM-X1800 monitor settings to be matched to the incoming signal. This will help to streamline use of the monitor in SR Live workflows.
*V2.0 firmware update will be available at a later date. V1.0 firmware will be updatable to V2.0 or higher via the monitor’s USB port.
Dynamic Contrast Drive and Black Detail High/Mid/Low
Dynamic Contrast Drive is a new backlight control system that dynamically changes the panel’s backlight luminance to adapt to changing content enabling you to confirm the total balance of highlights and low lights at a glance. The feature can be used to reproduce black representation in dark content, such as night scenes and provide specular highlights in bright content such as snow field and summer beach scenes. The Dynamic Contrast Drive feature provides a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1.
Due to the inherent nature of LCD panels, some backlight leakage is unavoidable. To compensate, Black Detail Mode High/Mid/Low facilitates more accurate monitoring of black detail in dark, low- APL (average picture level) images. The backlight level is reduced but gamma is maintained for correct color and grey scale. High luminance areas may be clipped due to the dynamic range of the monitor. Any clipped portions can be displayed as clipped or highlighted by a zebra pattern.
Inputs for 12G-SDI and Quad-Link 3G-SDI to HD-SDI as well as HDMI
The PVM-X1800 provides 12G-SDI inputs and can accept quad-link 3G-SDI and a single HD-SDI from traditional devices. The monitor also supports an HDMI connection for display of inputs with signal formats ranging from 640x480/60P PC up to 4096x2160/60P 4:2:2 YCBC.
Waveform monitor and vector scope can be simultaneously displayed with scales for both HDR and SDR, supporting signal confirmation of both input signal level and output luminance. There are three different displays for luminance, RGB/YCBCR parade or RGB overlay with the gamut error display. The waveform of a specified line can also be displayed.
Unique quad view display with User 3D LUT
The PVM-X1800 provides a quad view display, with individual settings for EOTF (SDR/HDR), color space, transfer matrix, color temperature, contrast, brightness, SDI/HDMI, RGB/YCBCR, as well as User 3D LUTs for each display view.
Enhanced user interface and channel select button
The monitor’s OSD (On Screen Display) has been significantly enhanced to make operation faster and more intuitive. The new design enables review and quick adjustment of settings. The Channel select button protects users from making inadvertent setting errors.
Optimized features for field operation
The PVM-X1800 is specially designed for field operations with a lightweight construction and handle (included) for portability. DC 24V battery support allows field-based operation, and an optional protection panel* protects the premium LCD screen from inadvertent shocks. Yoke-mounting is also supported. Field operation is further enhanced by false color and camera focus functions**. The false color feature assigns the in-coming signal different colors for different exposure levels, providing a fast and effective tool for verifying exposure. The Focus Assist feature displays incoming images with sharpened edges to help determine camera focus. The sharpened edges can be displayed in user-selectable colors (white, red, green, blue, and yellow) for more precise focusing.
* Optional protection panel cannot be used during monitor operation to protect screen from backlight heat.
** Supported with V2.0. V2.0 firmware update will be available at a later date. V1.0 firmware will be updatable to V2.0 or higher via the monitor’s USB port.
Various mount capabilities
The PVM-X1800 can be installed to 19-inch EIA standard rack in studio and OB van environments. Yoke-mount and Wall mount options are also available for installation in a C stand for field use, or on a desktop arm for editing.
Powerful stereo sound with audio muting
The PVM-X1800 incorporates stereo speakers (2W+2W) with audio muting.