Canon were very busy yesterday announcing the C700 and XC15, but they also announced two new professional HDR displays, designed to meet the needs of 4K broadcast and cinema production workflows. The DP-V2420 is a 24-inch high-luminance reference display ideal for High Dynamic Range (HDR) content creation, whilst the DP-V1710 is a 17-inch professional display created for outside broadcasting vans and studios. The models combine Canon’s image processing engine with a proprietary backlight system and an IPS LCD panel that are claimed to deliver accurate colour reproduction, high-resolution and high-contrast visuals.
Don’t expect either of these displays to fall into the “affordable” category. The DP-V2420 and DP-V1710 displays are scheduled to ship in November 2016 and February 2017 for list prices of $32,900 US and $13,500 US, respectively.
This from Canon:
The DP-V2420 is Canon’s flagship 4K reference display, developed in response to the diverse requirements in leading-edge broadcast and cinema production workflows. Supporting the new ITU-R BT.2100 standard for HDR image parameters, the high-luminance reference display produces incredible colour reproduction that’s not been seen before. With an expanded dynamic range, the contrast between the light and dark areas of an image is increased, enabling a sense of three-dimensionality. The display’s built-in debayer is able to show native 4K RAW footage direct from compatible Cinema EOS cameras, saving costs on an external debayer unit and dramatically improving 4K workflows.
Delivering stunning 3840 x 2160 resolution in a compact body, the DP-V1710 is the broadcast industry’s first UHD (3840 x 2160) 17-inch professional display. Weighing 8KG, it’s suitable for on-location shooting, whilst the size and ability to use with 19-inch rackmounts makes it ideal for outside broadcasting vans with limited space.
Even though the display features anti-glare coating, you probably wont want to use the monitor outdoors on location as the claimed brightness level is just 100 cd/m2. To put that figure is perspective, the smallHD 1703 Studio Production Monitor is capable of 250 cd/m2.
The DP-V1710 supports HD/3G and 6G-SDI interfaces, enabling it to handle a 4K signal with a single cable. Optimised to support HDR EOTFs, the DP-V1710 delivers the level of black luminance performance demanded for broadcasting. The DP-V2420 and DP-V1710 are encased in thin and robust bodies and feature on-screen operation including assignable function buttons, that allow various functions to be registered. The displays sit alongside the DP-V2410 and DP-V3010 in Canon’s 4K professional display line-up.