42 inch Grade 2 Professional Reference HD Monitor for Broadcast Production and Post-production grading

Product Code: PAN-TH42BT300ER

Product Discontinued

Grade 2 reference monitors such as the BT300 professional 42 inch plasma strike the right balance between broadcast quality and affordability. Anything less will not deliver true colours and gradations; panels of a higher grade 1 specification will cost considerably more. The 42 inch BT300 HD monitor with optional SDI inputs is fully featured for grading and post production use.

  • 3D Capable with terminal board for discrete left and right inputs (HD-SDI or DVI)
  • Left / Right split screen display
  • New colour management system
  • Blue only mode for calibration
  • RGB Off mode, waveform monitor
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Effective Display Area (W x H): 921 x 518 mm (36.3" x 20.4")
  • Resolution (H x V): 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
  • Pixel Pitch (H x V): 0.576 x 0.576 mm
  • Contrast Ratio: 5,000,000:1
  • Gradation: 12,288 steps (equivalent)
  • Panel Life*1: Approx. 100,000 hours
  • FULL HD 3D: FULL HD 3D Ready*2
  • Inputs: Component/RGB, Audio, HDMI, DVI-D, Audio, PC IN, Audio
  • Serial: D-SUB 9pin x 1 (EXTERNAL CONTROL TERMINAL), RS-232C Compatible
  • LAN: RJ45 10 BASE-T/100 BASE-TX, Compatible with PJ Linkââ€Å¾Â¢
  • 3D Shutter Out: M3 Jack x 1 (for 3D IR Transmitter)
  • DC 8V Out for 3D IR Transmitter: Center Plus for EIAJ 4 mm Plug
  • Dimensions: 1,020 x 610 x 89 mm (40.2" x 24.1" x 3.5")
  • Weight (Approx.): 26.0 kg (57.4 lbs.)

*1: Guideline operating hours before the panel brightness is reduced to half when the panel is used to display motion pictures in the Standard mode. Afterimages (burned-in images) and malfunctions are not taken into consideration.
*2: An optional 3D IR Transmitter and 3D Eyewear are required for viewing 3D images.


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2D/3D Broadcast and Post-production Monitors that Support a Wide Range of Applications, from Post-Production to Cinema CG

The TH-42BT300 offers faithful colours, excellent moving picture resolution and wide-angle viewing that come from the self illuminating plasma displays.
The TH-BT300ER Series further enhance tonal expression by doubling* dark gradation over conventional models.

* Compared with the PF20 Series

Faithful Colour Reproduction with the High-Performance Professional-Grade Engine
The professional-grade engine features 10-bit processing with YUV 4:4:4 for each channel.
By faithfully reproducing all of the colour and luminance signals output by image sources, it produces smooth, vibrant colours across the entire screen.

Bi-level Drive Technology* Smoothly Displays Dark Areas
Improving the luminous efficiency of the panel has achieved steady illumination even with a small electrical discharge. By reducing the minimum unit of brightness per flash by 1/2 compared to previous panels, this makes it possible to display finer gradation steps.
Smoother tonal expression is gained in dark areas thanks to a total of 12,288 steps, twice the number of our conventional models (compared with the PF20 Series).

*Valid for Cinema mode and Monitor mode.

The Wide Colour Gamut Panel Reproduces Colours That Professional Applications Demand
The TH-BT300ER Series offers superb images with stunning colours for displaying materials in all their natural beauty. Six modes are provided, including the colour gamut modes for broadcasting and post-production use including (SMPTE-C/EBU/BT.709) and Digital Cinema Colour and Native. Custoum mode allows you to set the hue for each RGB colour while viewing a simplified chroma diagram.

Superb Moving Picture Resolution
The BT300 Series provides a motion-image performance that is 1.5 times*1 that of conventional models. The Full-HD moving picture resolution speed index is 1,200 pps*2 (1,080 lines of moving picture resolution*3). This treats viewers to steady, blur-free, fast-moving images such as in sports scenes and action films.

*1: Comparing previous models (the PF20 Series) in the same-size.
*2: This is a new motion-image performance index that was announced by the Advanced PDP Display
Development Centre Corporation (APDC) on January 27, 2011, as an advanced version of the conventional
moving-picture resolution index. It expresses the ability to display motion images in Full-HD resolution based
on the speed at which an image moves (the number of pixels that move per second).
*3: According to the method for measuring moving-picture resolution to indicate motion-image display performance that was developed by the Advanced PDP Development Centre Corporation (APDC). With Moving
Picture Resolution turned ON.

Various Marker Functions
A variety of markers can be used when editing images. The BT300 Series has markers that can be used for both 16:9 and 4:3 modes. And multiple markers can be displayed simultaneously.

  • Aspect Marker
  • Safe Area Marker (16:9/4:3)
  • Centre Marker (16:9/4:3)
  • Crosshatch Grid

Gamma Settings
When used as a broadcast monitor, the standardised gamma characteristics can be reproduced. Select from ÃŽ³1.0,* ÃŽ³2.2, ÃŽ³2.35, ÃŽ³2.4 and ÃŽ³2.6.

* When 2K1K signals are received with the Dual Link HD-SDI Terminal Board or Dual HD-SDI Terminal Board for 3D, Gamma 1.0 cannot be selected.

Colour Temperature Settings
Select from 9300K, D65, approx 6,100K, approx 5,600K, approx 3,200K (compatible with tungsten lighting for on-camera use), 11300K.

Wave Form Monitor
This function displays the waveform for the brightness and colour levels of input signals from other video devices, for easy monitoring.

HV Delay Display
This function delays the synchronisation signals for horizontal and vertical positioning to display the image blanking intervals.

SLOT2.0 Compatibility, Enhances Expandability
The SLOT2.0 function slot greatly expands the display's range of applications. It also enables the addition of an optional HD-SDI or Dual Link HD-SDI function board.

Clear 3D Images with Virtually No Double Images
Pursuit of even faster panel response in the BT300 Series plasma displays led to phosphor improvements and original lighting controls that deliver clear 3D
images with virtually no double images (crosstalk).

Four 3D Image Inputs Supported
The BT300 Series is compatible with Frame Packing, Simultaneous, Side-by-Side and Top-and-Bottom methods.

3D Image Production Supported by the 3D Viewing Mode
The 3D images are separated and displayed as right and left images.

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.


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