Sony introduced the new 31" 4K-HDR reference monitor BVM-HX310 at IBC 2018. The class 1 monitor is characterized by the high brightness of 1,000 nits (cd/m²) of its Active Matrix LCD 10Bit panel, a DCI 4K resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels, deepest black tones and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1.
The BVM-HX310 supports all major HDR EOTF and is the first Sony professional monitor to support 12G-SDI. This enables 4K transmission with a single SDI cable. It processes the ITU-R BT.2020 colour space and HDR images with Hybrid Log Gamma, SMPTE ST2084 and 2.4 (HDR) Gamma as well as S-Log2, S-Log3 and S-Log3 Live HDR for the SR live workflow.
Sony TRIMASTER BVM-HX310
Using the BVM-HX310's user-defined LUT function, predefined LUT tables can be used on the set or during post-production. The BVM-HX310 features a Video Payload Identifier (VPID) that detects signal information built into the SDI interface. This allows you to automatically activate appropriate display settings and minimize the risk of error.
Quad View mode allows up to four individual HD display settings (including user LUTs, EOTF, color space, transfer matrix, and color temperature) to be displayed side by side simultaneously. It offers two SDI (1 x 3G/HD, 1 x 12G/6G/3G/HD) connectors as input and output interfaces as well as one HDMI input and two audio outputs per mini jack. Its viewing angle is 178° horizontally and vertically.
Together with the new reference monitor, Sony also introduced its new technology brand TRIMASTER HX. HX stands for the combination of the technologies HDR ("H") and Liquid Crystal (Xtal) Display ("X"). All monitors in this range offer accuracy, consistency and high-quality color reproduction.