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Oxygen DCT presents seven monitors

13 February 2012

Oxygen DCT will showcase a host of monitors for broadcast and production at BVE 2012, including a generation of 3D monitoring. The products and technologies will touch a wide variety of television and digital film from DSLR camera operators to 3D shooting and production galleries for studios and outside broadcast. These monitors compliment and expand on the existing product range of own label Evolution Pro Series monitors and those from Penta, Astrodesign and Osee for whom Oxygen DCT is an exclusive distributor. There will be a five-inch DSLR monitor, a 18.5-inch multipurpose monitor, 17-inch production monitor, 24-inch and 47-inch 10-bit, reference monitors as well as an impressive monitor wall with 3D monitoring. Whilst the OxyStack monitor wall replicates a typical production gallery capable of monitoring up to 32 signals it raises the standards with grade 1, Penta 24-inch, 10-bit monitors. The PVW preview and PGM programme reference monitors are able to displaying 3D images adding flexibility for use at live 3D events and productions. This OxyStack is available as a turnkey system and can be customised to individual requirements with installation available worldwide, in studios and outside broadcast vehicles. “As part of our customer choice package, we have introduced new 3D monitoring, which allows production crews to operate in 3D mode at a touch of a button,” said Steve Hathaway, Oxygen DCT’s managing director. “This is a highly advantageous situation not only because of the flexibility but because it also allows the integrity of the gallery to remain in a familiar layout and design, thus negating the need for a special design for viewing 3D signals.” Oxygen DCT is showing the MultiStack, a low cost monitor wall system for temporary and permanent fixed installations. MultiStack has been designed as a budget conscious monitor wall with individual source monitors arranged in rows according to production requirements. The 9.7-inch monitors use IPS LCD technology to give a wider viewing angle, approaching a full 180°. “Monitoring is often a challenge to many broadcast engineers as they try to balance monitor wall design with ergonomics and available budget,” Hathaway added. “Oxygen DCT’s vast range of monitors and multiviewer systems, coupled with our extensive experience in monitor gallery design, enables us to provide our customers with the practical advice they need to achieve the very best results.” Oxygen DCT’s 18.5-inch multipurpose LCD monitors have been introduced as a replacement for popular 17-inch LCD monitors, which are fast approaching end of production. This monitor will rack mount and has the benefit of a larger picture area. It inherits all the features of its predecessor such as simultaneous waveform monitor and vector display, audio metering, safe area markers, multiple inputs up to 1080i and audio outputs. The OBSM182 is shipping now and priced at well under £2000. Complimenting this is the 3G OBXM171, a dual display 3G, 1080p capable monitor with full signal monitoring. In addition to the waveform and vector display and audio metering, there is signal status monitoring for CRC errors, sync, signal format and more. It also incorporates Oxygen DCTs wrap around FlightDeck status display, simultaneously showing picture, audio, meters and signal status data. For production people, the IBC award winning Evolution P3 seven-inch and 17-inch monitors will be on display, together with a new five-inch monitor range for DSLR cameras such as the popular Canon 5D and 7D. In contrast, the new 47-inch Grade One reference monitor – the PDP-47-3G – offers customers astonishingly lifelike picture quality. Already in use as a grading monitor with BBC TV and other major post houses, the PDP-47-3G has 10-bit LCD technology that is driven from 16-bit over-sampled inputs and signal processing. “The colour accuracy of this monitor is simply tremendous,” said Hathaway. “It also addresses the film sector as there are preset LUST for Cinespace and users can make their own colour look up tables according to production requirements.”

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