Flanders Scientific has announced its new XMP650, 65″ UHD HDR and SDR reference mastering monitor built around its new QD-OLED panel. It features a peak brightness of 2,000nits peak luminance, a 4,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and a very wide color gamut.
Essentially the XMP650 is just a larger version of the companies XMP550 that was unveiled earlier in the year. The XMP650 qualifies as a Dolby Vision mastering monitor and it offers true reference grade performance and professional connectivity in a form factor large enough for both the colorist and clients to view.
Just like all Flanders Scientific monitors, the XMP650 comes pre-calibrated from the factory and it features highly accurate volumetric Auto Calibration making it incredibly easy for clients to recalibrate the display over time. You can simply plug a supported probe directly into the monitor and the advanced AutoCal routine will profile the monitor and use volumetric data to accurately target a very wide variety of available color management selections. 3D and 1D LUTs are calculated and saved on the fly as color management selections on the monitor are made, making for one simple and unified calibration process, all without requiring a computer.
The XMP650 utilizes advanced tetrahedral LUT interpolation delivering a higher degree of precision with better on screen performance than simple trilinear LUT interpolation.
Other available OLED technologies are either too dim for HDR mastering or suffer from very significant volumetric collapse due to their non-additive RGB+W sub pixel structures making them unsuitable for HDR use cases that demand color accuracy. QD-OLED is truly RGB additive for white, thus avoiding color volume limitations, and easily exceeds 1,000nits peak luminance with plenty of headroom to spare.
The XMP650 has the widest viewing angle, with the least off-axis contrast and color shift, ever featured in an FSI display. So not only will a colorist’s clients benefit from being able to view a reference image on a large screen they will also have the flexibility to view the image from anywhere in the room without having to worry about the off-axis limitations often seen in other display technologies.
The XMP650’s accurate per pixel level luminance control means true black levels at all times with none of the small bright objection or motion artifact limitations found on FALD (Full Array Local Dimming) LCDs. The per pixel emissive design of the XMP650’s QD-OLED panel guarantees exceptional simultaneous contrast with all varieties of content.
With the XMP650 you can rest assured that compared to FALD LCDs:
- Highlight detail will not be obscured due to backlight zone flaring.
- Shadow detail and black levels will not be compromised by halation.
- There will be no color shift or artificial flicker with fast moving bright objects.
- No scene cut anomalies as can be found on some FALD that exhibit differential rise/fall times of LED backlight phosphors.
While the amount of halation can vary greatly between FALD LCDs, all FALD systems will show at least some degree of raised black levels and haloing when rendering a high contrast image like this example of a white circles on a black background graphic. The XMP650’s QD-OLED panel on the other hand can render these types of very bright white highlights while maintaining the intended deep black background.
The XMP650 is very power efficient compared to most other reference grade HDR display solutions. Display technologies like LMCL (Light Modulating Cell Layer) LCDs are highly inefficient as they not only need to pass light through two separate TFT layers, but also because their backlights always remain fully engaged drawing the same high amount of power whether displaying very dark or very bright images. When compared with bottom emission OLED technologies the efficiency of the XMP650’s top emission display structure means less power is required to attain the same luminance levels.
Reference grade HDR displays should be able to produce high simultaneous contrast, not just a bright image. Global dimming LCDs can either produce a bright image or a dark image, but cannot produce images that simultaneously have bright highlights and dark lowlights. Global dimming LCD specifications often quote high sequential contrast ratio figures, where a display’s peak luminance and black level are measured at different times, but this can be quite misleading as simultaneous contrast is problematically low on these devices for any HDR content mastering use-cases. The XMP650 features class leading simultaneous contrast rendering both bright highlights and dark lowlights with incredible clarity and accuracy at the same time.
The XMP650 utilizes a combination of a graphite heat sink and all aluminum chassis to efficiently dissipate heat without relying on fans. Many consumer devices use a plastic chassis, which can act as an insulator trapping heat and impacting panel performance. An aluminum chassis not only provides increased strength and durability in professional installs, it also helps efficiently conduct heat away from the panel.
This fanless design provides users with both a quieter and lower maintenance HDR grading display.
12Gbps SDI connections greatly simplify room design by allowing you to feed 4K and UHD signals to the display over a single cable. Quad 1.5Gbps and 3Gbps SDI connectivity are also supported ensuring compatibility with practically any type of 4K or UHD output.
The XMP650 supports advanced signal formats up to 12bit 4:4:4 at 4K resolution setting it apart from less advanced monitoring solutions.
The XMP650 features the unique ability to simultaneously supply a clean 12G / 6G loop through and real-time down converted 3G or 1.5G output. Any incoming single link 4K or UHD signals can be converted to 2K or HD outputs for downstream HD monitors or scopes, all without needing any standalone down conversion equipment.
XMP series monitors automatically read payload ID (VPID) information embedded in SDI signals and configure the monitor’s SDI Format mode for proper support of 4:4:4 or 4:2:2, 10 or 12bit, and RGB or YCbCr signals. This information can also be temporarily displayed whenever a format change is detected so that you can be sure that what you intend to output to the monitor is what the monitor receives.
A VPID override toggle is also provided allowing users to manually configure the monitor in instances where the payload ID may be missing or incorrect.
The IP Remote Utility can be used to remotely toggle functions, switch inputs, and navigate the menu on Flanders Scientific monitors using your Mac or PC’s keyboard, mouse or control panel. Also available for iOS devices.
A Stream Deck can be easily configured for use with the IP Remote Utility to trigger shortcuts.
Quick Access Configurations
Quickly and easily save up to 5 custom configurations and switch between them with a single button press.
The XMP650 comes equipped with 4K/UHD compatible real-time waveform and vector scope.
LUM Coloring (Customizable Exposure Check)
4 adjustment points from 0-100 percent allow you to establish specific target areas to be shown in false color or greyscale.
Choose from a wide assortment of standard markers and safety areas that can be displayed as lines, translucent overlays, or solid overlays. Lines and overlays have selectable colors for instant customization.
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Native UHD Resolution
The XMP650 is a true UHD resolution monitor (3840×2160) that supports full screen viewing of HD and Ultra HD signals and will also accept 4K signals and scale them automatically to fit on screen while preserving native signal aspect ratio.
Price & Availability
The XMP650 retails for $22,495.00 USD and it will start shipping in the first quarter of 2024.
- Screen Size 65″
- Diagonal Resolution 3840×2160
- Bit Depth (Color) 10bit (1.073 Billion Colors)
- Contrast Ratio~4,000,000:1
- Panel Type Quantum Dot OLED
- Pixel Efficiency 99.99%
- Max Luminance (Typical)~2,000cd/m2@ L20
- Viewing Angle 179°Maximum
- Native Color Gamut Max Native Color Gamut
- Inputs 4 x BNC12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI
- Outputs4 x BNC12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI – Clean Loop
- 4 x BNC6G/3G/HD-SDI – Processed Loop
- Supported SDI Formats SMPTE-274M 1080i (60/59.94/50) 1080p (30/29.97/25/24/24PsF/23.98/23.98PsF) SMPTE-296M 720p (60/59.94/50/30/29/25/24/23.98) 2K 2048×1080 (30p/30PsF/29.97p/29.97PsF/25p/25PsF/24p/24PsF/23.98p/23.98PsF) SMPTE-372M 1080p (60/59.94/50) 4:2:2 YCbCr, RGB 1080i (29.97/25/24/23.98) 4:4:4 YCbCr, RGB 1080p (30/29.97/25/24/23.98) 4:4:4 YCbCr, RGB 720p (60/59.94/50) 4:4:4 YCbCr, RGBSMPTE-425M-AB – Level A & Level B supported Level B supports 2 x SMPTE
- 292M image format mapping
- 372M image format mapping RGB, YCbCr, & XYZ supported
- 12 & 10bit 4:2:2 1920x1080p (60/59.94/50)
- 4:4:4 1280x720p (60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98)
- 12 & 10bit 4:4:4 1920x1080i (60/59.94/50)
- 12 & 10bit 4:4:4 1920x1080p (30/29.97/25/24/23.98 + PsF variations)
- 12 & 10bit 2k (2048×1080)p (30/29.97/25/24/23.98 + PsF variations)
- 12 & 10bit 2K (2048×1080)p (60/59.94/50/48/47.95)
- *XYZ mapped to Selected Color Gamut on Color Management MenuST2081 & ST2082
- 4K & UHD
- Single-Link 12G
- Single-Link 6G
- Dual-Link 6G
- Dual-Link 3G Square Division
- Quad-Link 3G Level A Square Division
- Quad-Link 3G Level B Square Division
- Quad-Link 1.5G Square Division
- 10 & 8bit 4:2:2 4096x2160p (60/59.94/50/48/47.95/30/29.97/25/24/23.98)
- 10 & 8bit 4:2:2 3840x2160p (60/59.94/50/48/47.95/30/29.97/25/24/23.98)
- 12 & 10bit 4:4:4 4096x2160p (30/29.97/25/23/23.98) YCbCr & RGB
- 12 & 10bit 4:4:4 3840x2160p (30/29.97/25/23/23.98) YCbCr & RGB Audio Internal Speakers 2Audio In (Mini-Jack) 1Audio Out (Mini-Jack)Features Removable Desktop Feet StandardWall Mountable 300mm x 200mm VESA Color Space Selection REC709/DCI-P3/Rec2020*/Custom
- *covers ~90% of Rec2020 color gamutDirect Connect Volumetric AutoCalCompatible with CR100
- *additional probe support under evaluationPowerAC InputIEC / C14Power Requirement100~240 VACPower Consumption (Appx.)TBDPhysical CharacteristicsWeightTBDChassisAluminum FrameDimensionsAppx. 1464x848x54mm
*preliminary specifications, subject to change