4K HDR picture monitor colour-matched with 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 colour matching with the BVM-HX310 4K HDR master monitor. This makes group monitoring easy in on-set, studio and OB van walls, and in 19” EIA racks for editing, audio mixing etc.
TRIMASTER assures accurate colour 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 colour reproduction, etc.
HDR-SDR conversion support
With V2.0 firmware and optional PVML-HSX1 HDR-SDR conversion license, the PVM-X1800 supports HDR-SDR conversion in live production environments. The license activates 4K to HD down-conversion, colour space conversion and OETF conversion. It also allows output of converted pictures to another 4K or HD monitor from the Enhanced Monitor Output. This function can be used at a remote sites fed only by an HDR signal.
Live production metadata*
The PVM-X1800 offers support for live production metadata, allowing confirmation if input source settings and monitor settings are matched.
* Supported with V2.0. Live production metadata includes SR Live metadata.
Dynamic Contrast Drive and Black Detail High/Mid/Low
Dynamic contrast drive adapts backlight luminance to suit the scene, achieving a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Total balance of highlights and low lights can be confirmed at a glance. Due to the mechanism of LCD panels, backlight leaking from the panel surface is unavoidable. Black Detail mode provides more accurate monitoring of black details in dark, low-APL (average picture level) images.
Inputs for 12G-SDI and Quad-Link 3G-SDI to HD-SDI as well as HDMI
The PVM-X1800 can accept 12G-SDI from latest sources, and can input quad-link 3G-SDI and a single HD-SDI from traditional devices. This input utility is HDMI supports from 640x480/60P PC signal to 4096 x 2160/60P 4:2:2 YCBCR 12bit.
Waveform monitor and vector scope can be simultaneously displayed with scales for both HDR and SDR, allowing conveniently checking of both input signal level and output luminance by the HDR scales of the waveform monitor. 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), colour space, transfer matrix, colour 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 has been signiciantly enhanced to make operation even quicker and more intuitive. Design of the menu allow review and quick adjustment of settings. The Channel select button protects users from making inadvertent setting errors.
Optimised features for field operation
DC 24V operation allows field-based operation, despite the monitor’s 18.4” screen size and very high 1000 cd/m2 luminance. An optional protection panel* protects the premium LCD screen from inadvertent shocks. User 3D LUTs and yoke-mounting are also supported. Dynamic Contrast Drive is particularly valuable when shooting night scenes. Field operation is further enhanced by false colour and camera focus functions**.
* Optional protection panel cannot be used during monitor operation to protect screen from backlight heat.
** Supported with V2.0.
Various mount capabilities
The PVM-X1800 can be installed to 19-inch EIA standard rack in studio and OB van environments. Yoke-mount and VESA mount options are also convenient 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.