It’s been a busy day for Canon. Not only did they announce the full frame C700 FF and a new 20mm T1.5 Cine prime lens, but they also unveiled two new professional 4K HDR Reference Displays- the 24-inch DP-V2421 and the 17-inch DP-V1711.
The Canon DP-V2421 24-inch 4K professional reference display features a 12G-SDI terminal and is claimed to deliver high luminance and high contrast. Canon says that the DP-V2421 is ideal for viewing 4K and HDR content in broadcasting studios and when producing on-location content. The smaller 17-inch DP-V1711 features the same high-image-quality performance in a more compact and mobile form factor. This makes it more suitable for smaller productions and for use in production trucks.
Both monitors have four 12G-SDI terminals (four IN and four OUT), so 4K 60p footage can be viewed or outputted with a single cable. A reference monitor that only has 3G-SDI terminals require four cables for transmission or viewing of 4K 60p material. By utilising 12-SDI terminals the 24-inch DP-V2421 and the 17-inch DP-V1711 are quicker to set up and use.
The DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 support industry standards, including Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantization (PQ). Both new displays also support Canon’s proprietary log gammas—Canon Log, Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3— and feature convenient shooting-assist functions for all HDR standards such as a built-in waveform monitor. The displays also feature built-in HDR metering, which overlays different areas of input images with colours depending on their luminance allowing for convenient review and confirmation of HDR images.
Optional Upgrade for Canon DP-V1710 and DP-V1711
Canon will also allow customers to upgrade their DP-V1710 and DP-V1711 monitors (for a fee) to increase their maximum luminance to 600 cd/m2. Raising the maximum luminance improves the displays’ ability to express greater detail in bright areas of the screen—useful when reviewing high-luminance video in such environments as bright shooting locations or inside studios and relay vehicles.
The DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 are scheduled to be available the end of April 2018 for an estimated retail price of $39,000.00 USD and $18,000.00 USD respectively.