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The BVM-L230 reference LCD monitor supersedes the market leading BVM-A series CRT models, heralding in a new era in broadcast post-production, D-Cinema production, evaluation and mastering. LCD displays are increasingly replacing CRT monitors in the professional arena due to their operational flexibility and lower overall ownership cost. In the BVM-L230 you will find a state-of-the-art product that surpasses the performance of its CRT predecessors.

A new Sony technology - TRIMASTER - has been employed in the BVM-L230 to produce an LCD monitor fully justifying the Reference designation. In developing TRIMASTER, the technology had to deliver accurate colour reproduction, precision imaging and absolute picture consistency. Sony designers have achieved this through three key devices: a high-grade customised LCD panel, a new precision high-purity LED backlight and a sophisticated display engine.

The high-grade customised LCD panel incorporates a 10-bit driver for smooth greyscale and colour transitions, and possesses a high frame rate capability allowing black-frame insertion for much reduced motion blur.

The new Precision Backlight system utilises High Purity LEDs - these deliver wide reference-standard colour space, uniformity control and colour stability through the auto white-balance circuitry.

The display engine uses two state-of-the-art ICs employing accurate 12-bit output processing - one dedicated to I/P conversion, producing the lowest possible artefact count, and one focussed on the highly accurate colour management system, delivering stability, consistency and precise standards emulation.

The BVM-L230 also benefits from new picture & picture and blend modes plus a new pixel zoom function for greater user flexibility.

With its exceptional performance and the clear LCD advantages of light weight, reduced depth and installation flexibility, the BVM-L230 is a deserving successor to CRT broadcast reference monitors.

Innovative WUXGA (1920x1200 pixels) LCD Panel

Delivers outstandingly crisp, high brightness and high contrast HD images in Native mode.

High-Purity Precision LED Backlight

Provides an exceptionally broad colour gamut for faithful colour display, as well as delivering precise picture uniformity and stability.

Accurate, Repeatable and Stable Colour Reproduction

The innovative precision LED backlight and Colour Management System deliver accurate and consistent colour temperature right across the greyscale range. Consequently, the monitor can emulate ITU-709, SMPTE-C, and EBU colour spaces with ease. It can also emulate D-Cinema colour gamut

Superb White Uniformity

Achieved through the precision LED backlight.

Multi-Format Signal Support

The BVM-L230 is capable of displaying an exceptionally broad range of signal formats with an extremely high degree of colour accuracy. These include: composite video formats NTSC, PAL & SECAM, analogue components RGB & Y/C, and multi-format signals 480/60i, 480/60p, 575/50i, 575/50p, 720/50p, 720/60p, 1080/24p, 1080/24psf, 1080/25p, 1080/25psf, 1080/30p, 1080/30psf, 1080/50i, 1080/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/60p, 2048x1080 (2K)and PC signals from VGA to WUXGA.

It also supports Dual-Link HD-SDI signals: 10-bit 4:4:4 RGB 1920x1080-50i/60i & 24/25/30p/psf; 10-bit 4:2:2 1920x1080-50p/60p, and 12-bit 4:4:4 XYZ 2048x1080-24p/24psf.

10-bit LCD Display Drivers

Delivers smooth, accurate colour and greyscale transitions for high quality video production.

12-bit Output Display Engine Processor

High-resolution processing contributes significantly to the superb picture performance.

Sophisticated Interlace to Progressive Algorithm

Accurate and fast processing with remarkably little video delay.

Interlace Display Mode

Faithfully reproduces interlaced signals, emulating CRT monitors.

Dual Image Processing

Image Side by Side, Wipe, Butterfly and Blend modes provide users with enhanced operational flexibility.

New Pixel Zoom Mode

Allows picture magnification up to 800% without scaling.

Black Frame Insertion Mode

Dramatically reduces motion blur - a problem common to many LCD monitors.

Auto White-Balance Function

The BVM-L230 can perform automatic colour temperature adjustments when connected to an external colour analyzer (such as those from Minolta, DK and X-Rite).

Separate External Remote Control unit with memory stick slot

The Memory Stick socket enables users to download and save all monitor set-ups such as input channel configuration, control preset adjustments, white balance settings and maintenance parameters.

Four Slots for Optional Video Input Decoders

The monitor can accept up to four optional video input boards simultaneously. Available formats include analogue, composite, Y/C, components, RGB and digital SD & HD-SDI.

Centralised Monitor-Wall Control

Multiple monitors can be easily managed by a single control unit via a serial RJ45 Ethernet connector.

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