Sony PVM-X300 30" 4K Monitor

Sony has announced the new PVM-X300, a 30-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution monitor for support of 4K monitoring in the field. The PVM-X300′s 30-inch 4K LCD panel is capable of displaying over four times Full HD resolution.

The PVM-X300 incorporates Sony’s TRIMASTER technology architecture, achieving excellent colour and picture quality reproduction which makes this monitor ideal for 4K cinema production (onset monitoring, dailies and editing), 4K live production (camera control and program preview) and real-time 4K presentation.

The highly portable PVM-X300 provides a wide array of interfaces that make critical 4K picture evaluation in the field simple. Furthermore, the PVM-X300 can incorporate an innovative 4K player which offers unprecedented ease of handling 4K content. This expands the new 4K world beyond cinema applications for use in live production, post, business and industry applications.

The evolution of professional monitors is essential for 4K production in the field to make greater inroads in the industry, as existing 4K monitors are heavy and unsuitable for field work,” said Anthony Kable, Senior Product Manager Australia and New Zealand at Sony. “We’ve designed the PVM-X300 to offer high performance and versatility in terms of the interfaces, controls and compatibility with production cameras and media. They will follow content creators into the field and help them find new, creative ways of telling stories without having to worry about limitations for on-the-ground evaluation.”

This new professional video monitor incorporates an RGB 10 bit panel, uniformity control and can accurately display industry standard colour space of ITU-R BT.709. Moreover, the PVM-X300 features IPS (In Plane Switching) technology for a wider viewing angle.

A wide array of interfaces makes the PVM-X300 able to connect to almost any 4K imaging equipment and support various display modes. Other functions include Auto White Adjustment (supporting major colour analysers in the market), Camera Assist Functions (focus in colour, zoom) and Stereo Audio (stereo speaker, line out, headphone jack).

Supporting 4096×2160/24p and 3840×2160/24,25,30p with one single HDMI cable. The PVM-X300 is also equipped with a unique feature for evaluating video signals at 4096×2160/60p with one single HDMI cable when connected to Sony’s new F55 4K camera system.

The PVM-X300 can also incorporate an optional 4K player, which is capable of easy playback of 4K content. The newly-developed “SxS PRO+” high speed memory media, which supports XAVC 4K and XAVC HD high frame rate recording, can be inserted into the player providing quick viewing of 4K camera images and 4K programs. This SxS Player is expected to be available in the spring of 2013.

Sony’s PVM-X300 monitor will be available in Australia and New Zealand from February 2013 onwards.