Panasonic debuts new BT-3DL2550 3D production monitor at NAB show
25.5” screen offers wide colour gamut, professional I/O, and display of 3D
The monitor displays 3D content using an Xpol®* polarising filter, so content can be viewed with polarising (passive) 3D eyeglasses. It switches from Left to Right image display, overlay, Left and Right two window display and 3D.
The BT-3DL2550 offers the same exceptional-quality colour reproduction as Panasonic’s popular BT-LH2550 LCD production monitor. With an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel and 10-bit processing circuit, the monitor delivers full 1920 x 1200-resolution with exceptionally clear detail and offers six colour settings - SMPTE, EBU, ITU-R BT.709, Adobe 2.2, Adobe 1.8 and D-Cinema – for superior colour range and a three-dimensional look-up table (LUT) for calibration. It supports 1080i, 1080p and 720p playback, and offers pixel-to-pixel function in 720p mode.
The BT-3DL2550 is equipped with two HD/SD-SDI inputs for simultaneous display of Left image, Right image and 3D signals. 3D signals can also be supported side-by-side or line-by-line using the monitor’s one HD-SDI or DVI-D input. Additional professional level inputs include two HD/SD-SDI inputs, component and RGB, as well as standard RS-232C (9-pin) and GPI (9-pin) remote inputs, headphone jack, and green and red tally lamps on the front panel. It also has an embedded audio decoder on board (through its headphone jack), time code display, closed caption (through video input only), audio level meter display of up to eight channels.
The 3D monitor can be connected directly to Panasonic’s Full HD 3D camcorder and other 3D cameras via HD-SDI inputs. It can also be connected to high-end NLE systems like Quantel’s IQ and Pablo via its two HD-SDI (simultaneous signal) or to a NLE system running Final Cut Pro via DVI-D (line-by-line signal).
Additional features include pre-installed calibration software, Cine-gamma Film-Rec compensation, Standard Markers and Blue-only, H/V delay display, monochrome and Cross Hatch overlay display, split-screen/freeze frame (live input vs. freeze frame). Five customisable function keys on the front panel can be assigned with various display modes and settings for quick, one-touch adjustments.
The BT-3DL2550 has a durable, lightweight frame and aluminium alloy back panel, and it is VESA-mount compatible. It comes standard with two polarising 3D glasses, a desk stand and an AC adapter.
The BT-3DL2550 3D production monitor will be available in Fall 2010 at a RRP of €8,600.