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Canon Launch a 30 inch 4K Reference Monitor For £29,000

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 by Definition Magazine

The display is powered by a custom-developed image processor designed and manufactured by Canon. The panel is backlit by a RGB LED system on to an IPS LCD panelCanon has today announced its entry into the production display market with the launch of the DP-V3010 – a 30-inch reference display specifically designed for colour grading and 4K video production. The panel natively displays DCI 4K resolution (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) without image scaling.

The display is powered by a custom-developed image processor designed and manufactured by Canon. The processor is combined with an RGB LED backlight system and IPS LCD panel. A 10-bit panel driver works with the processor to enable the display of 1,024 gradation levels for each RGB colour.

The DP-V3010 includes a control unit that facilitates intuitive operation through its straightforward layout of buttons and dials, and can be used on a desktop or installed in a standard 19-inch (approx. 483 mm) equipment rack. Combined with the IPS LCD panel, the display supports the most commonly used cinema colour space, DCI-P3, as well as the colour gamut specifications of various broadcast standards (ITU-R BT.709, EBU and SMPTE-C) and the Adobe RGB colour space.

The IPS LCD panel features a resolution of 4,096 x 2,560 pixels, enabling the display of native DCI 4K resolution (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) without image scaling. The display is also suited to PC-based editing tasks, such as high-resolution still-image processing and visual-effects production work, thanks to a panel aspect ratio of 16:10. Furthermore, Canon quote a contrast ratio of more than 2000:1, the minimum recommended by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) for digital cinema post-production work.

On-location monitoring

Equipped with a dedicated picture mode that supports Canon Log Gamma, the DP-V3010 enables conversion of footage shot using Cinema EOS System cameras into images suitable for monitoring whilst on set.

In addition to support for the cinema standard frame rate, 24p, the new Canon display accepts a wide variety of 4K video input signals from 23.98p to 60p, including the 50p frame rate more common in EMEA broadcast productions.  Support for the ASC CDL metadata format and 1D/3D-LookUp Tables (LUTs) allows accurate colour matching either on set or in the grading suite.

The DP-V3010 also offers three scaling display modes for 2K and Full HD video production, including Canon’s Shape Tracing Technology, which suppresses the jagged appearance of diagonal lines when content is enlarged and displayed at full-screen resolution.

The DP-V3010 is expected to be available in the UK and Ireland in Q1, 2014. With an SRP of £29,000 ex VAT.

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