TVLogic, the Korean designer and manufacturer of industry standard monitoring solutions for cine and TV production had a slew of new announcements at the IBC 2019 show. Here’s what caught out eye:
Perhaps the most interesting new addition to the TVLogic line up, the F-10A is the company’s first 10 inch field monitor. A bigger version of the company’s successful line of 5″ and 7″ field monitors, it’s an HDR Full HD monitor geared towards on-set work. The size and feature set make the monitor ideally suited for camera assistants and digital imaging technicians. As with the F-7H and F-5A, focus pullers will be delighted to find advanced sharpness, peaking functions and advanced built in LUT support.
Weighing in at 1.3kg (2.86lbs), the F-10A is not exactly on-board format, but is portable enough for directors and DOPs to get up and close to the action with it. Offering up to 3 x 3G-SDI inputs as well as HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, the monitor is well suited for larger, multi camera productions. It comes with all the standard TVLogic features we’ve seen on smaller field monitors.
Here’s what TVLogic has to offer in terms of specifications:
- 10″ Full HD Resolution (1920 x 1080)
- HDR Emulation (PQ, HLG, Slog3)
- Camera LUTs Support
- ARRI Metadata display
- 3x3G-SDI (1 x Selectable I/O)
- Image Overlay / Capture
- H/V Flip
- Luma (Y’) Zone Check
- Waveform / Vectorscope
- Firmware Update / Color Calibration via USB port
- Dimesions: 258 x 154 x 29.8 mm / 10.15 x 6.06 x 1.17 inch
- Weight 1.3kg / 2.86 lbs
The next new additons in the TVLogic lineup is a trio of larger 4K HDR monitors, the 24 inch LUM-242H and LUM-242G and the 31 inch LUM-310X.
LUM-242H and LUM-242G
The LUM-242H and LUM-242G are 24″ native UHD resolution (3840×2160) monitors that offer superior picture quality with one billion colors(true 10-bit), wide viewing angle of 178 degrees and wide color gamut up to DCI-P3 95% and 98%, respectively. The only difference between the two models is the maximum brightness. Featuring 1,500 nits, the LUM-242H is ideal for on-location work where lighting conditions can be far from ideal. The 500 nits LUM-240G is better suited for the controlled environment of an editing suite or. With a high contrast ratio of more than 1,000: 1 and HDR emulation function (PQ, HLG, SLog3), the monitors provides true-to-life color. The color standard switching speed is greatly improved from 5 seconds to 1 second.
The LUM-310X, a new 31” 4K HDR reference monitor, features a true 4K(4096×2160) resolution Dual Layer LCD that provides extremely clear HDR images with maximum luminance of 1,000 nits and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. This makes possible deep blacks and ultra-sharp details. The LUM-310X provides wide color gamut up to 99% DCI-P3, true 10 bit and includes 3D LUT support for precise color reproduction. It supports various HDR standards such as PQ, HLG and SLog3. Equipped with 4 BNCs (2 x 12G-SDI + 2 x 3G-SDI) and HDMI 2.0 interface, it supports various video formats up to 4K/60p through single-link 12G-SDI, Quad 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0.
TVLogic also introduced a new 3 x 5.5” rack monitor, the R-5T complementing their existing RKM lineup. The R-5T is a brand-new rack monitor with advanced design and performance. It offers an outstanding picture quality with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 and high luminance up to 500 nits. The R-5T supports the video formats up to 12G-SDI and the usual professional features such as Waveform/Vectorscope, Focus Assist, Luma(Y’) Zone Check, Range Error, UMD, Time Code Display, Audio Level Meter.
The last new announcement is the S-46P is 46 inch Full HD Studio Wall monitor. A studio heavyweigh with high contrast ratio of 4,000:1 and wide viewing angle, the new monitor sits cofortably in the company’s existing SWM line-up. It offers easy network control for studio wall monitoring combined with the SFP module & Ember+ Protocol. Equipped with 2 x BNC input connectors for 3G-SDI, HDMI input and 2 x SFP input, it provides plenty of connection interfaces and it also adds selectable output function via internal routing for efficient workflow and preparation for the occasional troubles.
In additon to the new releases, TVLogic also updated a bunch of their existing products adding new functions for 3D LUT import and HDR support. The field monitor line up, F-series, now features a new function that creates a custom 3D LUT with the WonderLook Pro software (Free license version). In combination with the Company’s WonderLook Pro, the most powerful LUT creation and real-time color management software, the F-series users can make their own 3D LUT (17x17x17) with ease and can apply the LUT and the monitor setting at the same time.
The 4K HDR Reference Monitor, LUM-310R has also been upgraded. The speed of color standard switching modes has been greatly improved, and the HDR reference brightness has been changed to the most used 1,000 nits. But with the ability to express up to 2,000 nit in PQ and Super White (1,640 nit) in HLG, it can be used to reproduce high-quality HDR images. In addition, various color gamuts and black levels are supported to meet the various demands.
Best of NAB 2019 Award
Last but not least, TVLogic were awarded a Best of IBC 2019 award for their IS-mini 4K Video Colour Processor.
IS-mini 4K is the 4K/UHD version of popular IS-miniX. It supports 12G/6G/3G/1.5G-SDI signals to process LUTs up to 4K resolution image. Image quality and performance is exactly the same as IS-miniX, which means, IS-mini 4K is usable for not only previewing but also creating main contents or live broadcasting. WonderLookPro V4.1 or later supports IS-mini 4K. This state-of-the-art real-time LUT creation software is provided for free to all IS-mini series users.
IS-mini 4K also supports HDMI 2.0 output, which means you can use consumer 4K TV sets to monitor the conversion output. Is-mini 4K also has 12G-SDI bypass output which is a passive loop thru function that outputs clean signal without color conversion. This is useful when you have to monitor before and after the color conversion simultaneously. Aid of monitor calibration function of WonderLookPro, you can use it very close reproduction of 4K HDR mastering monitor.