Sony have announced today their new reference-grade BVM-E Series – in 25- and 17-inch sizes – incorporate groundbreaking processing and imaging capabilities designed to give a true replacement for CRT in critical evaluation applications. However there is a drawback, although there's no price so far, they surely won't be for the budget conscious! After all the L231 retails at $21,500. Only expect these displays in high-end grading suites. More details after the break.
The new monitors – the 25-inch BVM-E250 and 17-inch BVM-E170 - boast several new features specifically designed for professional mastering monitoring. The first monitors to deliver full HD resolution OLED panels with 10-bit drivers, the BVM-E Series uses a newly developed Sony Professional Display Engine. The OLED processor is designed to bring out the full performance of a master monitor, producing deep blacks with high dynamic range, blur-free motion, wide colour gamut and accurate picture reproduction.
The new TRIMASTER EL lineup is refined with its new EL (electro-luminescence) displays, expanding the capabilities of Sony’s TRIMASTER™ technology. This maximizes the full performance capabilities of professional flat-panel displays to deliver higher levels of color accuracy and colour reproduction, precision imaging and consistent picture quality.
The BVM-E series features the advantages of OLED display with Sony’s “Super Top Emission” technology. The result is high light efficiency, high colour purity, high contrast and high reliability.
These models feature a higher accuracy “Nonlinear Cubic Conversion” color management system, and an I/P conversion system offering extremely low process delay. Finally, the monitors have a new chassis design, with a refined black aluminum body, and lighter and slimmer chassis, which puts a larger image in a smaller foot print.
The BVM-E series also offers input versatility. Standard inputs include 3G/HD/SD-SDI; HDMI and a DisplayPort input. Four slots are also available with a choice of six BKM input boards. Other features include: HD frame capture, pixel zoom and P&P (Side by Side, Butterfly, Wipe, Blending). Finally, the monitors’ OLED technology is environmentally friendly, with less power consumption, lower weight and no environmental pollutants produced.
The BVM-E250 and BVM-E170 will be available in May and July 2011 respectively. Here's the link.