PVM-X2400 (PVMX2400)

24-inch 4K HDR TRIMASTER high-grade picture monitor

Overview

Color-matched 4K HDR picture monitors color with the BVM-HX310 4K master monitor, ideal for various 4K productions
The PVM-X2400 24-inch, 4K HDR high-grade picture monitor incorporates the Sony specified premium LCD panel, and offers 1,000-cd/m2 luminance and color matching with the BVM-HX310 4K HDR master monitor, making group monitoring easy on set, in the studio, and as part of an OB van's wall or 19" EIA racks for editing, audio mixing, etc.
TRIMASTER realized accurate color reproduction, precise imaging and quality picture consistency
TRIMASTER is a design architecture for 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.
Dynamic Contrast Drive and Black Detail High/Mid/Low
Dynamic Contrast Drive is a new backlight-driving system that dynamically changes backlight luminance to adapt to the scene of a frame. You can conveniently check the overall balance of highlights and lowlights at a glance. This monitor can perform dynamically at a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio using this drive.
From 12G-SDI and Quad-Link 3G-SDI to HD-SDI, as well as HDMI
The PVM-X2400 can accept 12G-SDI from the latest device, and it can input Quad-Link 3G-SDI and a single HD-SDI for a traditional device. This input utility uses HDMI, and supports from 640 x 480/60P PC signal to 4096 x 2160/60P 4:2:2 YCBCR 12bit.
Various scopes
Both the waveform monitor and the vector scope can be displayed simultaneously, with scales for both HDR and SDR. You can conveniently check both input signal level and output luminance with the WFM's HDR scales. The waveform has three different displays: luminance, RGB/YCBCR parade and RGB/YCBCR overlay with gamut error display. The waveform of a specified line can also be displayed.
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 and RGB/YCBCR, as well as User 3D LUTs for each display view.
New user interface and Channel Select button
The OSD is largely changed, and operating this monitor is quicker and more intuitive. The design of the menu allows you to review and change settings very quickly. The Channel Select button protects an operator from inadvertent setting errors.
Handy features for field operation
DC-24-V operation allows you to operate in the field, regardless of the large 24" screen and the very high 1,000-cd/m2 luminance. The optional protection panel* protects the premium LCD screen from inadvertent shocks. User 3D LUTs and yoke mount are also supported. Dynamic Contrast Drive is very useful for night-scene shooting.

*The optional protection panel cannot be used to protect the screen from the heat of backlights while the monitor is in operation.
Various mounting capabilities
Regardless of the large 24-inch screen size, the PVM-X2400 can be installed onto a 19-inch EIA-standard rack for studio and OB-van uses. Yoke mount and VESA mount are also convenient for installing it onto a C stand for field use, or a desktop arm for editing.
Powerful stereo sound with audio muting
The PVM-X2400 incorporates stereo speakers (2 W + 2 W) with audio muting.

Features

Sony specified 24-inch 4K Premium LCD panel for realizing faithful color matching with BVM-HX310
The PVM-X2400 has a 24-inch 4K Premium LCD panel (3840 x 2160) with a wide color gamut, high luminance, high contrast, fine grayscale, wide viewing angle and great uniformity. Sony specified the panel to realize 1,000-cd/m2 luminance and 100% color-gamut coverage of the BVM-HX310, an industry-leading master monitor. This feature provides a color-matching value for the entire process from camera shooting to finishing in versatile video productions such as live productions, TV shows, documentaries, music programs, movies, drama, commercial films, etc. All the professionals in a single project can share a common view and a common understanding of the colors and tones of their content, even when working in another time and place. This allows them to communicate with each other more smoothly than before.
TRIMASTER realized accurate color reproduction, precise imaging and quality picture consistency
TRIMASTER is a design architecture for 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.
Dynamic Contrast Drive
Dynamic Contrast Drive is a new backlight-driving system that dynamically changes backlight luminance to adapt to the scene of a frame. You can conveniently check the overall balance of highlights and lowlights at a glance. Another advantage of this new drive is that there is no artificial halo effect caused, and each signal level is displayed as the same display luminance. This monitor can perform dynamically at a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio using this drive.
Black Detail High/Mid/Low
Due to the mechanisms used in 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. The black level is reduced, but gamma is maintained for correct color and grayscale. However, high luminance areas are clipped due to the dynamic range of the monitor. The portions to be clipped can be displayed as either zebra patterns or a clipped image.
4K video input versatility for both brand-new and traditional devices
The PVM-X2400 monitor is equipped with built-in standard input interfaces: (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI) BNC (x2), (3G/HD-SDI) BNC (x2) and HDMI (HDCP2.3/1.4) (x1). 12G simplifies wiring from a large system to a simple field system. Quad-link 3G-SDI is truly convenient for system configuration with many existing traditional devices. HDMI is a mandatory interface for connecting to rasterizers, multi-viewers, digital cameras, set-top boxes, UHD Blu-ray players, computers, etc.
Various signal settings and automatic settings with video payload ID
You can manually set various signal settings: ITU-R BT.2020, ITU-R BT.709, DCI-P3, S-Gamut/S-Gamut3, S-Gamut3.Cine for color space; and ITU-R BT.2100(HLG), SMPTE ST 2084, S-Log3 and S-Log3(Live HDR) for EOTF.
Support for VPID (Video Payload ID) identifies EOTF, color space and RGB source information embedded in the SDI signal. Monitor settings are adjusted automatically, cutting the risk of human error in high-pressure live production environments.
New user interface
The OSD menu structure is significantly changed from the existing Sony 4K monitors. It has a shallow layered structure, and you can see setting values when the OSD comes up, and change them quickly. The status menu changes its position from the top to the lower side. 4K/2K settings and input settings/user presets are integrated to a single channel. You can create 30 channels and rename each channel at your own convenience. Sony introduces the new channel button on the front control panel for operators. You can only select a channel from the list while you can see the channel name, color space, EOTF, input, etc. The channel can also simply be assigned to an F key as well. When multiple users share the same monitor, each user can record their settings data to a channel and retrieve this data whenever required. This frees the user from time-consuming and repetitive settings tasks. When multiple users share the same monitor, all the data of the monitor can be saved and locked with a password. Those users can freely change values for all the data, but settings cannot be overwritten and saved to the memory of the monitor by a user who does not know the password. For improved F-Key configuration speed, the user can take a shortcut to the settings menu screen by simply pressing the Function key repeatedly. And for adapting increase of functions, Function key preset is also introduced. You can create different combinations of Function keys and store them. You can select one of the Function key presets easily and quickly. Not only the channel, but also the Function key preset, color temperature and marker name can be named from the OSD keyboard.
4K/HD scopes with HDR/SDR scale and audio level meter display
Both the waveform monitor and the vector scope can be displayed simultaneously, with scales for either HDR or SDR. The scales are automatically changed according to the monitor's EOTF setting. You can conveniently check both input signal level and output luminance with the HDR scale of the WFM. They have various modes, including a zoom function (in an area of either 0 to 20%, or 0 to 30%) with the waveform monitor and a zoom function (in the central black area) with the vector scope for adjusting the white balance of cameras. The waveform has three different displays: luminance, RGB/YCBCR parade and RGB/YCBCR overlay with gamut error display. The waveform of a specified line can also be displayed. In addition, an audio level meter can display the embedded audio signal from the SDI or HDMI input. It can display on-screen either ch1 to ch8 or ch9 to ch16.
User 3D LUT
User 3D LUT files can be loaded into the internal memory of the monitor via the USB port on the front. 33-grid-point and 17-grid-point .cube files are supported. You can easily select different user LUTs and compare them in the Quad View display.
Sony's unique Quad View display
The PVM-X2400 provides a Quad View display, with individual settings for EOTF (SDR/HDR), color space, transfer matrix, color temperature, contrast, brightness, user LUT, SDI/HDMI and RGB/YCBCR for each display view. You can easily compare different HD input sources and monitor different sources as part of a HD wall system.
DC operation
The PVM-X2400 can be operated between DC 22 V and DC 32 V. The PVM-X2400 provides more flexibility and mobility to users who want a larger screen size for on-set applications. The PVM-X2400 is ideal for field applications.
Highly reliable mechanical design, optional protection panel and 19-inch EIA-standard rack-mount capability
For long-term reliability, Sony made multiple thermal simulations for finding the most efficient cooling system and mechanical structure. Sony also made frequent heat-load tests for our customers' long-term use, until the Sony internal strict regulation was passed.
The PVMK-PX24 protection panel saves the premium screen of the PVM-X2400 from inadvertent scratches and impacts during transportation and preparation.* It can be attached and detached quickly and easily without tools at a time-critical on-site. This protection panel can be mounted together with the PVMK-RX24 rack-mount bracket, and it can be equipped with the PVM-X2400 installed onto a 19-inch EIA-standard rack.

*The optional protection panel cannot be used to protect the screen from the heat of backlights while the monitor is in operation.
Yoke-mount and Wall-mount capability
The PVM-X2400 has screw holes on its side bezels for yoke mounting. This type of mounting is convenient when installing a monitor onto a camera crane or monitor stand in the field. There are also 3.94-in-pitch wall-mount holes on each monitor's rear panel.
Room clearance connector panel design
The connector panel on the rear of each monitor is designed to allow sufficient cord clearance. This design protects connectors, saves space and offers cabling flexibility with easy identification of connectors for system integration and maintenance.
4K (4096 x 2160) and 2K (2048 x 1080) input
The PVM-X2400 monitor can display 4K and 2K inputs. The 4K/2K signal is displayed in two ways—as a full 2K image scaled to a QFHD (3840 x 2160) screen, or as a 2K native display with side cut.
Flexible and variable area markers, aspect marker and center marker
You can set either two flexible area markers or variable area markers and an aspect marker on the screen. As their line colors and thickness can be changed, these two markers are easily identified. This second marker enables easier checking of the center portion's focus. The flexible area marker can be used as a screen layout guide for shopping shows.
Power-on setting
Power-on allows users to select settings data when the monitor starts up; this includes last memory, user preset, and factory preset settings. Users can set the monitor accurately and quickly. This function is very useful for rental equipment.
Optimized low-latency I/P conversion
An I/P conversion system delivers automatically optimized signal processing according to input signals, with low latency. This helps with the editing and monitoring of fast-moving images, and with the synchronizing of audio for lip sync.
Zoom function
The PVM-X2400 can magnify the center of the screen to check camera focus.
High-sound-pressure stereo speakers (2 W + 2 W) with audio muting
On-set monitoring and machine-room monitoring require high sound pressure because of the presence of large environmental noises. 2 W + 2 W front stereo speakers are more powerful than a monaural speaker or rear-speaker system, and you can get a good stereophonic effect from them. When you need to put the monitor on mute very quickly, you can simply press a Function key that has Audio muting assigned to it.
Various basic functions
The monitor has basic functions such as Contrast, Brightness, Chroma, Aperture, Audio volume, Blue only, Mono, Scan, Marker, Timecode display, RGB cut off, On-screen tally, BKM-17R control and Parallel remote (Fixed pin assignment).

Specifications

Picture Performance
Panel
α-Si TFT Active Matrix LCD
Picture Size (Diagonal)
24 inches (609.6 mm)
Effective Picture Size (H x V)
21 x 11 7/8 inches (531.6 x 299.1 mm)
Resolution (H x V)
3840 x 2160 pixels
Aspect
16:9
Display colors
Approx. 1.07 billion colors
Panel frame rate
48 Hz / 50 Hz / 60 Hz (48 Hz and 60 Hz are also compatible with 1/1.001 frame rates)
Viewing angle (panel specification)
89°/89°/89°/89° (up/down/left/right contrast > 10:1)
Color temperature
D60, D65, D93, DCI*1, and user 1–10 (5,000 K to 10,000 K adjustable)
Luminance (panel specification) (typical)
1000 cd/m2
Color space (Color gamut)
ITU-R BT.2020*2, ITU-R BT.709, DCI-P3, S-GAMUT3*2, S-GAMUT3.Cine*2
Transmission Matrix
ITU-R BT.2020 (Non-constant luminance is supported), ITU-R BT.709
EOTF
2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.4 (HDR), S-Log3, S-Log3 (Live HDR), SMPTE ST 2084, ITU-R BT.2100 (HLG)
Input
SDI
(12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI) BNC (x2), (3G/HD-SDI) BNC (x2), Input impedance: 75 Ω unbalanced
HDMI Input
HDMI (HDCP2.3/1.4) (x1)
Parallel Remote
RJ-45 8-pin (x1) (Fixed pin assignment)
Serial Remote (LAN)
Ethernet, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX RJ-45 (x1)
DC Input
XLR-type 3-pin (male) (x1), DC 22 to 32 V (output impedance 0.05 Ω or less)
Output
SDI Output
(12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI) BNC (x2), (3G/HD-SDI) BNC (x2), Output impedance: 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio Monitor Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker (Built-in) Output
2.0 W+2.0W (Stereo)
Headphone Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
General
Power Requirements
AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
DC 22 to 32 V
Operating Temperature
0°C to 35°C (32°F to 95°F) Recommended: 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F)
Operating Humidity
30% to 85% (no condensation)
Storage / Transport Temperature
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Storage / Transport Humidity
0% to 90%
Operating / Storage / Transport Pressure
700 hPa to 1060 hPa
Dimensions (W x H x D)
22 3/8 x 15 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches (568 x 382 x 158.5 mm*3) (without monitor stand)
22 3/8 x 16 x 7 1/8 inches (568 x 403.5 x 178.5 mm*3) (with monitor stand)
Mass
23 lb 2 oz (approx. 10.5 kg)
Supplied Accessories
AC power cord (1), AC plug holder (1), CD-ROM (1), Before Using This Unit (1)
Optional Accessories
PVMK-RX24 Rack-mounting bracket
PVMK-PX24 Protection Panel
BKM-17R
Notes
*1
DCI: x=0.314, y=0.351
*2
The PVM-X2400 does not cover selected color space in full.
*3
Without projection parts.