Sony announces new lightweight and slim Trimaster EL Professional OLED monitors
Sony’s newest professional OLED monitors combine lightweight, slim and easily portable designs with the technology’s proven features of high color accuracy, contrast and picture quality. The new models (PVM-A250, 25-inch and PVM-A170, 17-inch) achieve approximately 40 percent reductions in depth and weight compared to previous Sony models, delivering more flexibility for live program production and broadcast truck applications.
Sony’s OLED panel uses its Super Top Emission technology for high light efficiency, high color purity, high contrast and high reliability. The new models also achieve industry-leading wide viewing angles, enabling group monitoring by video engineers or colorists and improving overall productivity and workflow efficiency.
To achieve the new monitors’ decreased weight and depth, Sony re-engineered their entire design, from the chassis to the OLED panel module’s structure to the signal processing board, material and parts. The result is savings in space and weight, which can directly affect logistics expenses, especially important in the tight confines of a broadcast truck.
On the new models’ chassis, the connectors are sunken into the body of the monitor to protect them from abuse in the field. Also protecting the panel and cabinet is an optional panel protection kit with corner bumpers. This kit can also help maintain high image quality by reducing outside light reflection. Other operational improvements over previous models include an I/P conversion system that automatically optimizes signal processing according to input signals, with low latency (less than 0.5 field). Users can also upgrade the monitors via ethernet cable for future feature enhancements.
Sony’s professional Trimaster EL OLED monitor line has expanded from master monitors to picture monitors since its launch in 2011. Sony has shipped more than 25,000 units to date worldwide of its TRIMASTER EL monitors. The new monitors will be available in January 2014 at suggested list prices of $4899.99 for the PVM-A170 and $6899.99 for the PVM-A250.