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Sony expands line-up of TRIMASTER EL™ OLED master monitors

Sony, Sydney, 9 September 2016: In conjunction with IBC 2016, Sony today introduced the all-new 17-inch BVM-E171 and 25-inch BVM-E251 TRIMASTER EL™ OLED HD master monitors that are successors to its award-winning BVM-E series professional OLED monitors. The HD master monitors are equipped with enhanced features for 4K production, delivering outstanding performance, a quick response time with virtually no motion blur and a wide colour gamut.

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“Sony has a deep understanding of the specifications that are sought after within the content creation market by listening to the needs of those involved in production,” said Anthony Kable, Senior Product Manager, Sony Australia. “Sony’s BVM-E171 and BVM-E251 master monitors are introduced to answer the demands for wider colour space for HD OLED master monitors with accurate colour reproduction for 4K production while resolving the issue of screen flicker.”

Replacing the current BVM-E170A and BVM-E250A monitors, the new HD master monitors are targeted largely at the content creation sphere including broadcast, post-production and rental houses, as well as for research and development purpose for government, enterprise and laboratory.

Maintaining most of the existing superb features and supporting formats that Sony’s BVM-E series possess, the latest HD monitors are enhanced with the following new features:

Flicker-free mode
The OLED panel of the new HD monitors possesses superb quick response and scan-driving performance, delivering stunning picture quality with virtually no motion blur. To eliminate possible flicker especially in case the low frequency signal is displayed (24p, 24PsF 50i and so on), the BVM-E171 and BVM-E251 are equipped with flicker-free mode.

ITU-R BT.2020 colour space1
As the content creation market embraces 4K production, the new HD monitors will support ITU-R BT.2020 colour space, the broadcasting standard for Ultra HD, for accurate colour reproduction. Sony’s BVM-E171 and BVM-E251 are ideal for critical colour evaluation in 4K cinema and live productions. Further, the HD monitor is a viable solution for broadcasters who utilise 4K/HD simultaneous broadcasting systems, realising superb picture quality while resolving cost and space constraints.

Enhanced options of colour space and EOTFs
The monitors are enhanced to include S-Gamut/S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.cine. Further, they are also equipped with S-Log 3 and S-Log2 in SDR. The new S-Log 3 (SDR) feature can display up to approximately 1500% by contrast adjustment in the range of 250cd/m2.

Compact and lightweight
Notably, the BVM-E171 monitor is re-sized for better handling on-site. The new 17-inch monitor is shorter in dimension and lighter in weight, ideal to be fitted in 6U rack size in OB trucks.

Enhanced inputs and accessories
The BVM-E251 monitor is enhanced to include DC 24V inputs apart from AC power input. In addition, optional accessories for both monitors include a new controller, BKM-17R, and a new extension cable, SMF-17R20.

Sony’s professional OLED HD master monitors are developed with its award-winning TRIMASTER EL™ technology to ensure that professionals across the broadcast and cinematography industries are provided with excellent, vibrant and reliable images. The groundbreaking technology surpasses other conventional OLED technology by adhering to five key values – unrivalled black reproduction, very high contrast and dynamic range, wide colour space, accurate gamma and superb uniformity of the screen and superior picture accuracy, consistency and stability. In addition with Sony’s Super Top Emission™ technology, the OLED displays deliver high light efficiency, high colour purity, high contrast and high reliability.

Sony’s BVM-E171 and BVM-E251 will be available from January 2017 onwards.

1 The BVM-E251/E171 does not support the ITU-R BT.2020, DCI-P3, S-Gamut/S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.cine colour space in full.

About Sony: With a diverse portfolio of businesses across electronics, music, film, gaming and telecommunications, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the world’s largest technology and entertainment company. Sony Australia Limited and Sony New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Sony Corporation of Japan, a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Committed to producing innovative and quality electronic products, the range includes BRAVIA TVs, Cyber-shot digital cameras, Handycam camcorders, α digital SLR cameras and Walkman MP3 players as well as professional broadcast and production equipment. For more information on Sony Australia, visit www.sony.com.au or for New Zealand visit www.sony.co.nz

Product Information: For further Sony professional and broadcast and production product information or stockist details, readers can contact Sony Australia on 1300 720 071 or visit pro.sony.com.au. For Sony New Zealand call 09 488 6188 or visit pro.sony.co.nz

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