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BenQ launches color-critical monitor with USB-C connectivity

The new PD2710QC from BenQ America is a 100 percent sRGB and Rec. 709 monitor offering a range of features. The design monitor includes a USB-C docking station for MacBook and PC users, allowing designers to charge devices, transfer data, transmit audio and video, and connect to the internet, all via a single cable.

While delivering up to 61 watts of power to a laptop or mobile device, the 27-inch (2560×1440) IPS LED display’s single 5Gbps Super Speed USB-C connection powers the integrated hub and features multiple audio, video, network and USB ports, in addition to uncompressed 2K QHD video quality. Using the screen’s DisplayPort output and multi-stream transport technology (MST), users can expand their workspace across multiple monitors, and the included Display Pilot Software allows for a customized viewing experience by splitting a screen into multiple windows.

The PD2710QC is Technicolor Color-Certified, meeting the strict standards for color accuracy used throughout the media and entertainment industries. In order to ease eye strain, the display includes BenQ’s Eye-Care technology, including Zeroflicker and Low Blue Light, which eliminates flicker and filter out blue light that can cause eye fatigue and irritation, as well as an anti-glare screen.

BenQ offering 4K UHD monitor for editing pros

For video editors looking for a new monitor, BenQ America has made available the PV3200PT IPS, which is purpose-built for post workflows. The 32-inch 4K Ultra HD display offers color precision via 10-bit, 100 percent sRGB color, which follows the Rec. 709 standard. Available now, the unit sells for $1,499.

The PV3200PT reproduces color tones with a Delta-E value of less than or equal to two and features a 14-bit 3D LUT to display an accurate color mixture for improved RGB color blending. By balancing brightness to a deviation and chromaticity less than 10 percent, the monitor offers a more consistent viewing experience. The monitor also features simple hardware and software calibration by allowing users to adjust the unit’s image processing chip without altering graphics card data.

An OSD controller provides preset custom modes so users can easily switch between Rec. 709, EBU and SMPTE-C modes. The PV3200PT is part of BenQ’s Eye-Care models, which are designed to increase visual comfort while performing common computer tasks. While conventional screens flicker at a rate of 200 times per second, BenQ’s ZeroFlicker technology eliminates flickering at all brightness levels, which reduces eye fatigue and provides a more comfortable viewing experience during prolonged sessions of computer use. Further capabilities include ergonomic customization such as height, tilt, pivot and swivel adjustments.

Watch this space in coming weeks for a review of the product via video editor Brady Betzel.

SpectraCal offers auto calibration of JVCs 4K reference monitor

Wayne, New Jersey – SpectraCal, a Washington State-based provider of display calibration solutions, has released CalMan 5, Version 5.2.3, which features auto calibration of JVC Professional’s RS-840UD Reference Series 84-inch 4K LCD monitor.

Used by integrators, installers, professional calibrators, and consumers, CalMan provides a professional and repeatable method to calibrate video displays for home theaters, commercial AV installations, and broadcast production and post production facilities.

According to Derek Smith, SpectraCal (http://www.spectracal.com) founder and CTO, the main benefits of CalMan’s new JVC auto calibration capabilities include speed, accuracy, and reduced training requirements. “Calibrations that used to take hours now take less than 10 minutes,” he explained. “Plus, our testing shows that the auto calibration routinely returns an essentially optimal result, which is particularly important for ultra-high resolution 4K displays.”

The software also means less time and expense needed for training. “An integrator used to have to send someone to training to even begin to work on calibrating a display,” Smith added. “Now you can give this solution to a tech with relatively little training, then they can follow the step-by-step instructions in the workflow and get good results quickly.”

According to Gary Klasmeier, product engineering manager at Wayne’s JVC Visual Systems Division, CalMan 5 provides a convenient and methodical calibration approach to programming the ISF functions in the panel by means of DDC (Direct Device Control) via RS-232. “ISF calibration settings are automatically locked into protected memory locations, ensuring the RS840UD remains in calibration,” he added. “The SpectraCal team completely understands the challenges of display calibration, which is why JVC is pleased to once again collaborate with them.”

JVC’s (http://pro.jvc.com) RS-840UD Reference Series monitor features an IPS LCD panel with 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit color depth, and 3840×2160 native screen resolution (four times the resolution of full HD). Housed in a slim bezel with a 178‑degree viewing angle, the ELED-illuminated monitor produces vibrant, natural images from a variety of HD and 4K input sources using three single HDMI 30p or quad HDMI 60p inputs. The monitor is also compatible with JVC’s GY-HMQ10 4K compact handheld camcorder.