Canon today expands its industry-leading range of 4K reference monitors with the launch of two 12G-SDI capable models (DP-V2421 and DP-V1711) and an extensive firmware update to enhance HDR monitoring features, streamline workflows and improve collaboration with third party manufacturers. Additionally, a chargeable firmware upgrade will be provided to increase luminance of 17-inch displays DP-V1711 and DP-V1710.
Support for 4K production requirements
The DP-V2421 is a 24-inch 4K HDR reference display which achieves 1,200 cd/m2 high luminance and the deep black suitable for versatile applications in 4K HDR production. The DP-V1711 is a 17-inch 4K professional display for studio monitoring or outside broadcast (OB) vans. Both the DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 have extensive HDR functions, which are perfectly suited for HDR production. Both monitors feature four 12G-SDI inputs, which can deliver 4K 50P transmission through a single cable. Condensing four SDI cables down to one reduces installation complexity and resource, as well as saving valuable studio space.
The DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 support Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantization (PQ) which are HDR industry standards defined in ITU-R BT.2100 or SMPTE ST 2084. Both monitors also support Canon’s proprietary Log gamma - Canon Log, Log 2 and Log 3.
The DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 contain several useful features to check HDR images and to support effective HDR production, including a HDR capable waveform monitor , HDR capable false colour function and HDR Range Adjustment function . The DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 also provide a split screen function, which allows HDR images to be compared with false colour, or peaking, side-by-side. A HDR and SDR comparison is also available. This full range of HDR production support functions positions the DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 as the ultimate monitors to support excellence in professional 4K HDR production.
Firmware update for DP-V2421, DP-V2420, DP-V2411, DP-V2410, DP-V1711 and DP-V1710
HDR production requires the capability to check the luminance level and set the exposure, so the content creators can select a certain level of luminance, to create an enhanced dramatic effect. With the addition of a HDR brightness monitoring function, the display can show the luminance value on a selected part of the screen. The operator can then confirm a detailed luminance value and change during HDR production. The monitor can also display the maximum and average luminance value of the entire screen, illustrating the transition change per frame. This firmware update also enables browser remote control, permitting the display monitors to be controlled from a PC, tablet or other device. Additionally, the firmware adds camera tie-up functions with Panasonic VariCam.
Canon will also offer a chargeable firmware upgrade to increase maximum brightness to 600 cd/m for the 17-inch displays - DP-V1711 and DP-V1710. This upgrade enables the easier monitoring of high brightness areas of HDR signals, which is advantageous for critical picture monitoring in HDR Production.