PARAMUS, NJ — Sony Electronics (www.sony.com/professional) previewed a new 30.5-inch 4K HDR professional monitor at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. Designed for critical evaluation, color grading, live production and post production, the BVM-HX3110 features a Sony-designed dual-layer, anti-reflection LCD panel and the company’s proprietary signal processing, which supports a peak luminance of up to 4000cd/m² while maintaining no-compromise deep blacks.
Along with characteristics such as accurate color reproduction, picture consistency and precision imaging, the BVM-HX3110 offers brighter specular highlights and introduces a new optional fast pixel response mode for reduced motion blur. It also provides a wider viewing angle, as well as standard IP interface for SMPTE ST2110 signals to complement Sony’s Networked Live ecosystem.
The existing BVM-HX310 remains available as a companion model to the BVM-HX3110, offering consistency in color reproduction, gamma curve and operation.
“Content creators are always seeking tools that help to accurately match and represent their creative vision, and the BVM-HX3110 does just that,” explains Ellen Heine, marketing manager for Sony Electronics. “We continue to act on customers’ feedback, which is why this new model offers a host of new features including an IP interface for enhanced flexibility. And of course, in keeping with Sony’s monitor design philosophy, it color matches with our most popular professional monitors.”
The monitor’s standard toolset incorporates waveform monitor/vector scope (WF/VS), false color, focus assist, closed captioning, 3D LUT processing, and quad and side-by-side viewing modes. In addition to fast pixel response, supplemental benefits include support for JPEG-XS, as well as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) through optional licenses. Additional optional licenses enable tools such as HDR/SDR conversion and a user 3D LUT signal-output.
Sony had two working prototypes of the BVM-HX3110 at their NAB booth. Hugo Gaggioni, Sony’s CTO for imaging products and solutions, expects the new monitor to be available in November for somewhere in the $30K range.