Today, Panasonic have announced the launch of the BT-4LH310E 787.4mm (31-inch) 4K LCD Professional Reference Monitor for 4K monitoring in the field, in an edit room or on set.
Designed to provide high level support for Broadcast and Cinema productions, the BT-4LH310E is packed with exceptional functions and offers outstanding image quality.
Boasting a 4096 x 2160 resolution 10-bit horizontally-aligned IPS LCD panel with high contrast (1450:1) and 178o degree vertical/horizontal viewing angles, the BT-4LH310E monitor supports 4K 4096 x 2160, QFHD 3840 x 2160, 2K, HD and SD work-flows.
A true cinema production tool, the monitor supports DCI-P3 colour space, which is defined by more than 96 percent coverage of DCI-P3, and facilitates digital cinema workflow with a LUT upload function. The monitor can also accurately display industry standard colour space with 100 percent coverage for ITU-R BT.709, EBU and SMPTE-C.
Mathew Alexander, Product Marketing Manager, Broadcast and Professional Video, Panasonic, said: “This monitor not only offers breathtaking picture quality, but also provides exceptional versatility. It can be used as a reference monitor in a post environment, as an HD monitor, and the rugged frame allows it to be taken out on set. Its Focus-in-Red and Zoom functions make it a breeze to achieve precise focusing when shooting with a 4K/2K/HD camera.”
‘It is the ideal choice for post-production facilities working on 4K assignments, including editing, screenings and viewing dailies.”
The BT-4LH310E’s vivid and faithfully natural colour reproduction is achieved by utilising a colour palette of up to 1.07 billion colours in combination with a sophisticated 3D-Look-Up-Table (LUT) function. The 3D-LUT has six-pole colour correction with a look-up table for each signal level that applies 12-bit image processing to each of the RGB colours to balance the six coordinate axes of the three primary colours (RGB) and their complementary colours (CMY). This process resolves colour drifting at low light levels.
The monitor is also equipped with a host of additional features for maximum versatility. These features include: a production-tough aluminium frame, multiple professional inputs 3G/HD-SDI (with BNC x 4 active loop-through), HDMI 1.4a, Display Port 1.1, HD/SD closed captioning, 240VAC/24VDC – 28VDC operation and remote terminals (RS-232C and RS-485) – for superb operability in almost any system configuration.
Adding to its versatility, the monitor incorporates advanced field-production assist functions including a Y-Map display that makes it easy to confirm luminance level map, a Zebra display, an SDI error status indication; waveform (WFM) and vectorscope (VSC) display, a quad split display, and a simultaneous multi-display of input signal.
When being used in conjunction with 4K cameras there are Focus-in-Red and Zoom focus assist functions. Other key features include pixel-to-pixel mapping, a colour audio level meter, worldwide 59.94/50Hz compatibility, VESA screws for mounting and a supplied stand.
The BT-4LH310E monitor is available in Australia now. Customers should contact their closest authorised Panasonic Professional Broadcast Dealer for further details and pricing. For information on the dealer closest to you, call Panasonic Australia on 132 600.