Panasonic Unveils BT-4LH310 LCD Production Monitor With 4K Resolution
Panasonic announced the BT-4LH310,a 31-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution LCD monitor for unrivalled 4K/2K monitoring in the field, including use in a video village for live viewing of 4K cameras and devices with I/Os as well as for viewing of dailies.
In addition, the high quality 4LH310 enables post production facilities to accept more 4K assignments, including editing, screenings and dailies, since this 4K monitor offers an excellent size-to-price value, as opposed to just using a larger, more expensive projector. The 4LH310’s 4K 10-bit IPS panel affords native 4K resolution (more than four times that of full HD), a wide viewing angle, and faithful reproduction of up to 1.07 billion colors.
Equipped with a production-tough aluminum frame, the BT-4LH310 features multiple professional inputs (including HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and HDMI); true color processing with a 3D look-up table (LUT); HD/SD closed captioning; 28V DC operation for field use; and an eco-friendly panel with mercury-free LED backlight. In addition to 4K, the 4LH310 is ideal for 2K and HD resolutions, meaning it can be used for all types of cinema production and post production, as well as top-end implementations in corporate, educational and laboratory settings. The 4LH310’s high resolution and quality also allow it to be used in computer graphics and simulation applications.
The 4LH310’s high contrast (1500:1), horizontally-aligned IPS panel has 178 degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles; it delivers exceptional imagery with superb color accuracy and exhibits minimal changes in color due to the viewing angle. The 4LH310’s 3D-LUT with six-pole color correction includes a look-up table for each signal level, and applies 10-bit image processing to each RGB color to balance the six coordinate axes of the three primary colors (RGB) and their complementary colors (CMY), resolving color drifting at low light levels and keeping colors vividly natural.
A true cinema production tool, the 4LH310 supports the DCI-P3 color space (defined by more than a 96% cover area), and facilitates digital cinema workflow with a LUT upload function. The 4LH310 can also accurately display industry standard color space of ITU-R BT.709.
Advanced assist features include a Y-Map display that makes it easy to confirm luminance level map, and a Zebra display. An SDI error status indication can be viewed in 4K/2K/HD/SD; waveform (WFM) and vectorscope (VSC) display, a quad split display, and a simultaneous multi-display of input signal, Focus-in-Red, WFM and VSC are available in 2K/HD/SD. The 4LH310 will display HD/SD closed captioning with an SDI or video input.
The LH310 incorporates diverse video inputs and remote terminals to deliver superb operability in a system configuration, connection with almost any 4K imaging equipment and support of various display modes. These include 3G/HD/SD-SDI (with BNC x 4 active loop-through) HDMI 1.4a, Disport Port1.1, and GPI inputs, as well as RS-232C and RS-485.
Other key features include pixel-to-pixel mapping, a color audio level meter, worldwide 59.94/50Hz compatibility, VESA screws for mounting and a supplied stand.
The BT-4LH310 monitor will be available in fall 2013 at a price to be announced.