Sony TRIMASTER EL™ OLED Professional Monitoring Technology Honored EMMY


Sony TRIMASTER EL™ OLED technology was recently honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a Technical Emmy for its TRIMASTER EL™ OLED monitor technology, one of the company’s cornerstone technologies.

Sony was first to bring OLED to the consumer market with an 11-inch TV display. But its biggest success has been in broadcast and video production, where Sony’s TRIMASTER EL™ OLED is used for critical viewing applications, with more than 15,000 Sony BVM and PVM professional monitors in use worldwide.

“Industry recognition is one of the best proof points for Sony’s TRIMASTER EL™ OLED technology. This award is an incredibly high honor and testament to the tremendous amount of effort, creativity, innovation and collaboration that went into the technology’s development,” said Gary Mandle, Senior Product Manager at Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America group. “When a director or colourist is making sure the colour reproduction for a movie or TV show is perfectly accurate, Sony’s TRIMASTER EL™ OLED is the technology they are turning to more and more. That’s just one example of the many professional applications for Sony’s TRIMASTER EL™ OLED monitors.”


Sony offers a full line-up of professional TRIMASTER EL™ OLED monitors that are ideal for critical evaluation in every aspect of the content creation market. TRIMASTER EL™ OLED monitors are distinguished by a range of unique features that are critical performance requirements for reference monitoring, including:

• Unrivalled black reproduction with deeper and truer blacks, richer colours in dark areas and wider colour space
• An exceptionally wide dynamic range and a fast response time that is many times superior to current LCD technologies


The TRIMASTER EL™ OLED technology range is offered in three series:

The PVM picture monitors series includes the PVM-741 (7.4 inch), PVM-1741 (17 inch) and the PVM-2541 (25 inch) covering various applications such as office viewing, editing, live production, and outdoors operations

The BVM F reference broadcast monitors series includes the BVM-F170 (17 inch) and BVM-F250 (25 inch), used for technical image evaluation covering broadcast applications such as quality control, graphics generation, special effects, engineering, camera control in live production, and dailies review.

The BVM E reference cinema monitors series includes the BVM-E170 (17 inch) and the BVM-E250 (25 inch), which are Sony’s flagship models used for both broadcast and cinematic production. They include wider gamut display and follow the Digital Cinema Initiative recommendations for imaging. The BVM-E series can also accept User LUT and comply with the ASC CDL standard for the exchange of colour grading information.


The 25-inch BVM-E250 and 17-inch BVM-E170 are the first monitors to deliver full HD resolution OLED panels with 10-bit drivers, and the BVM-E Series uses a newly developed Sony Professional Display Engine. Features include:

• Image capture and transport through Ethernet to other displays
• Settings and monitor calibration
• Internal rasterizer
• Calibrated colour gamuts
• Automatic calibration using most industry accepted light probes
• Interfacing to Filmlight Truelight On Set for composition of user LUTs and ASC CDL files