*Product update: see below for advanced information on the PVM-X2400 V4 upgrade model
4K HDR picture monitor color-matches with the BVM-HX310 master monitor, ideal for 4K and HD productions
The PVM-X2400 is a 24-inch 4K HDR high-grade picture monitor, incorporating a Sony-specified premium LCD panel that offers 1,000-cd/m2 luminance and color matching with the BVM-HX310 4K HDR master monitor. This makes group monitoring easy for on-set, studio, and truck applications, and in 19-inch 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 to the panel control and signal-processing system, such as fast processing, accurate linearizing of input signals with the Optical Electrical Transfer Function, accurate color reproduction, etc.
Easy set-up for multiple monitors and easy maintenance
With V3.0 firmware, once you set one unit of the PVM-X2400, the set-up of it will be able to be copied to multiple units of PVM-X3200, X2400 and X1800 via a USB memory stick even though the screen sizes of the PVM-X series are different. This function will minimize configuration time to set up many of the units. In addition, the PVM-X2400 will employ a software-based color temperature (white balance) calibration function, which is called Monitor AutoWhiteAdjustment.
HDR-to-SDR conversion support
The optional PVML-HSX1, HDR-SDR conversion license, the PVM-X2400 supports HDR-SDR conversion in live production environments. The license activates: 4K to HD down-conversion, color space conversion, OETF conversion, Progressive to Interlace conversion, and Quad-link 3G to Single-link 12G conversion. It also allows the output of converted pictures to other 4K or HD monitors via the Enhanced Monitor Output. This feature facilitates local or remote monitoring of converted signals. A trial license is newly supported from V3. This can be used to verify the function of applying Sony's unique HDR-SDR conversion. It is valid until about 240 hours* have passed after a new purchase or update. You need the optional PVML-HSX1 license for continuous use until the expiration date.
*The trial timing is linked to the monitor's internal clock. The time will count down whether you are using the license or not.
User 3D look-up table signal output support
The V3.0 firmware and the optional PVML-HSX1 HDR-SDR conversion license also supports the output of signals with applied User 3D LUTs via the Enhanced Monitor Output to other 4K/HD devices, further facilitating efficient workflows in live production, cinema, drama, commercial, music, and documentary production environments.
With V4.0 firmware, the optional PVML-TDX1,* 3D LUT baked output license, only allows the PVM-X2400 to output a 3D LUT converted picture from the enhanced monitor output. And the optional PVML-SCX1,* signal conversion output license, allows the PVM-X2400 to output a picture converted from 4K/UHD to 2K/HD and from Progressive to Interlace on top of 3D LUT conversion. In addition, time code data and embedded audio data can be output from the Enhanced Monitor Output.**
* Either Quad link or Dual link signals are automatically converted to a single link signal.
**This feature is available when the PVML-HSX1 is also applied.
SR Live metadata
It supports SR Live metadata which enables the PVM-X2400 monitor settings to be matched to the incoming signal. You can also confirm the SR Live metadata parameters on an incoming SDI signal in the Status menu. This helps to streamline use of the monitor in SR Live workflows.
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 gray 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.With the V3.0 firmware, these clipped portions can also be visible by a roll-off curve.
Inputs for 12G-SDI and Quad-Link 3G-SDI to HD-SDI, as well as HDMI
The PVM-X2400 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 640 x 480/60P PC up to 4096 x 2160/60P 4:2:2 YCBCR 12 bit.
A 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.
Furthermore, with V3.0 firmware, a color gamut scope will be available that maps colors in the CIE1931 standard chart with the standard color space area display.
Unique Quad View display with User 3D LUT
The PVM-X2400 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.
With the V3.0 firmware, this function will be enhanced to also support the display of scopes when monitoring in Triple or Dual picture modes.
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.
Feature enhancement for Studio and Editing applications
With V4.0 firmware, In monitor display (IMD) is supported to show a source name and tally indications for studio and OB truck use. It can read a TSL protocol, and it uses not only a single screen but Quad View display or Side by side. Chroma up function is used for camera calibration. Parallel remote is also used for simple and quick control of the monitor's functions. Closed Captioning is supported over HD-SDI for editing and QC applications.
Optimized features for field operation
The PVM-X2400 is specially designed for field operations, with a lightweight construction and handle (included) for portability. DC-24-V operation allows field-based operation, despite the monitor's large 24-inch screen size and very high 1,000-cd/m2 luminance. 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 (with V3.0 firmware). The false color feature assigns the incoming 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 for more precise focusing.
With V4.0 firmware, Grid display shows horizontal and vertical induction lines for checking the layout of subjects.
*The optional protection panel cannot be used during monitor operation to protect screen from backlight heat.
Various mount capabilities
Despite its large 24-inch screen size, the PVM-X2400 can be installed in a 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-X2400 incorporates stereo speakers (2 W + 2 W) with audio muting.