Versatile HD/2K production monitors10 September 2016
Three Cinema 2K monitors have been introduced by JVC. The DT-N production monitors are the 17.3-inch DT-N17F, 21.5-inch DT-N21F and 23.8-inch DT-N24F.
The DT-N17F offers 700:1 contrast ratio and 160 degree viewing angle, while the DT-N21F and DT-N24F have 1000:1 contrast and 178º viewing angle; they are designed for studio or location use.
DT-N monitors support 1080p, 720p, 1080i, 576i, and 480i formats with a variety of frame rates, plus 2K (2048x1080p), which is downsampled to HD for display.
Video inputs support SDI, HDMI, Y/Pb/Pr, CVBS and VGA, with SDI, HDMI and CVBS output loops. All three monitors support UMD control through an RS485 and RS232 port, while a USB port allows easy firmware upgrades without a PC or other adapters.
They display waveform, vectorscope and histogram, as well as zebra stripes, peaking focus assist, red/green/blue only display, picture freeze and selectable gamma presets, plus three user profiles for image customisation.
They include a stereo analogue audio input, but can de-embed audio from SDI and HDMI signals and display up to 16 channels of audio level meters. Audio alert information is displayed on each audio bar.
For field use, the DT-N monitors have an Anton/Bauer battery plate. Each monitor includes a stand, while the DT-N17F ships with a 19-inch rack mount, and the others include a VESA wall mount.