Panasonic has revealed their upcoming 3D LCD production monitor which is set to be released in September. The BT-3DL2550 3D monitor is a 25.5” 3D LCD display that offers 3D visuals in full 1920 x 1200 resolution. The display utilizes an Xpol® polarizing filter that is built in to the screen which brings the 3D content to life. The content can be viewed using polarized (passive) 3D glasses which come included with the monitor. Read more for full details.
The BT-3DL2550 supports 1080i, 1080p and 720p playback and it offers a pixel to pixel function in the 720p display mode. The monitor also uses two HD/SD-SDI inputs for the simultaneous display of the left and right images and 3D signals. The 3D signals can be supported side by side or line by line through the monitors DVI-D input.
The monitor also comes with an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel and a 10-bit processing circuit. It offers users six different color settings such as; SMPTE, ITU-R BT.709, EBU, Adobe 2.2, Adobe 1.8 and D-Cinema (which offers a 3D look-up table (LUT) for calibration.)
The Vice President of Sales and Product Management for Panasonic, Joe Facchini, said that the 3D production monitor offers users “professional connectivity, including dual HD-SDI and DVI interfaces, exceptional color performance and a ruggedized frame. The BT-3DL2550 provides everything a production team would need for 3D monitoring in the field. It supports older frame compatible 3D formats and connects easily with common professional interfaces, so it can integrate into any production.”
The monitor comes equipped with numerous professional level inputs such as; two HD/SD-SDI inputs, component and RGB, and a standard RS-232C (9-pin) and GPI (9-pin) remote inputs. A headphone jack, green and red tally lamps are also available on the front of the monitor. As well as these, the BT-3DL2550 comes with a time code display, an embedded audio decoder, closed caption (through video input only) and an audio level meter display of up to eight channels.
The Panasonic BT-3DL2550’s additional features include the likes of pre-installed calibration software, H/V delay display, monochrome and Cross Hatch overlay display, split-screen/freeze frame (live input vs. freeze frame), Cine-gamma Film-Rec compensation, Standard Markers and Blue-only.
The 3D monitor is scheduled to be released in September and it comes with two polarizing 3D viewing glasses, an AC adapter and a desk stand. The BT-3DL2550 3D LCD production monitor will be available for around $9,900.