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Panasonic BT-L1500PJ 15.4" LCD Production Monitor

B&H # PABTL1500 MFR # BT-L1500PJ
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Product Highlights
  • WXGA 1280 x 800 Resolution
  • 2x HD/SD-SDI Inputs
  • Component / Composite Video BNC Inputs
  • HDMI / VGA / Analog Audio Inputs
  • 16.2 Million Colors / 700:1 Contrast
  • 160° / 140° Viewing Angles
  • Red/Green/Orange Tally Lamp
  • Markers & Blue-Only Display
  • GPI Input for Remote Control
  • Supports 1080/24PsF for Digital Cinema

The Panasonic BT-L1500PJ 15.4" LCD Production Monitor is a truly professional yet affordable broadcast monitor that will fit well into a variety of production environments. At 15.4" diagonal, it's large enough for critical monitoring tasks, and it's compact enough to be mounted to the front of an equipment rack, on a wall, or placed on a desk (it features both a 100 x 100mm hole pattern and an included tilt stand).

The high-def, WXGA (1280 x 800) native-resolution BT-L1500PJ offers a variety of input options, including dual HD/SD-SDI ports for connecting two different sources, plus HDMI and BNCs for component and composite video. The monitor offers a laundry list of professional features, such as tally lights, blue-only display for calibration to color bars, aspect & center markers, and a GPI input for remote control.

The BT-L1500PJ also supports 24PsF signal input, making it suitable for reviewing sequences for digital cinema production. With 700:1 contrast and 16.2 million colors, the monitor will satisfy the critical eyes of professionals.

High-Definition, High-Contrast LCD Panel

Wide 16:10 panel for WXGA (1280 x 800) image display
Crisp, clear images with a high contrast ratio of 700:1
Environmentally friendly, mercury-free LED backlight with low power consumption

Supporting Broadcast & Production Needs

High-speed response keeps the delay from input to image appearance at less than 2 fields
Three color space setting modes (SMPTE-C/EBU/ITU-709)
Two variable color temperature settings in addition to 9300/6500 can be saved in memory
Various marker displays (16:9/4:3/center)
Tally lamp (red/green/orange)
Broadcasting functions such as blue-only and sharpness control
Selectable SD image aspect conversion mode
Closed caption display (NTSC composite input only)
Built-in stereo speakers in front and headphone jack
Tilt stand and VESA mount (100 x 100mm) compatibility
LCD protective panel included as a standard feature

HD/SD/SDI/HDMI/GPI Professional Interface

Two standard HD/SD-SDI inputs (SDI1/SDI2) with automatic switching between standard-def and high-def. The embedded audio channel can also be switched
HDMI input (Type A) ensures compatibility with a wide range of digital HD equipment
Analog component (YPbPr) input, composite video input, and analog audio input
GPI (9-pin) terminal for external remote control
VGA input (15-pin) for image display and PC setting capability
Signal System 50/60 Hz
Monitor Type LCD
Screen Size 15.4" (39.1 cm)
Resolution 1280 x 800
Display Colors Approx. 16,200,000
Viewing Angle 160° horizontal; 140° vertical (contrast > 10:1)
Brightness Not specified by manufacturer
Contrast Ratio 700:1
Response Time Less than 2 fields from input to display
Video Inputs 2x HD/SD-SDI via 2x BNC
1x HDMI via HDMI Type A
1x VGA via 15-pin D-sub
1x Component YPbPr via 3x BNC
1x Composite via BNC
Audio Inputs 8x HD-SDI channels (SMPTE 299M compliant, 48 kHz sampling, synchronous/asynchronous supported)
4x SD-SDI channels (SMPTE 272M compliant, 48 kHz sampling, synchronous supported)
HDMI embedded audio supported
2x Analog audio channels via 2x RCA
Remote Control 1x GPI via 9-pin terminal
Headphone Output 1x M3 stereo mini jack, 32 Ω
Speaker Output 0.5W + 0.5W
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Operating Humidity 20-80% (no condensation)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Power Requirements 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Approx. 25W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.6 x 14.2 x 9.4" (39.7 x 36.05 x 24.0 cm) including stand
15.6 x 12.1 x 2.8" (39.7 x 30.85 x 7.0 cm) not including stand
Weight Approx. 11.9 lb (5.4 kg) including stand
Approx. 8.6 lb (3.9 kg) not including stand
Panasonic BT-L1500PJ 15.4" LCD Production Monitor
  • Tilt Stand (Attached)
  • Protective Panel (Attached)
  • AC Power Cord
  • 2 Year Parts & 1 Year Labor Limited Warranty
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    PanasonicBT-L1500PJ 15.4" LCD Production Monitor
     
    2.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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        4.0

        small but strong

        By Philo

        from MI

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Panasonic BT-L1500PJ 15.4" LCD Production Monitor:

          I use these as either director's monitors or client monitors on sets. I mount them on rolling carts and they get used abit!

          They have to hold up! The plastic shield is a bonus to prevent scratchs to the screen]

          Good form factor too at a good price!

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          1.0

          Horrible

          By Jessy

          from Hollywood

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility
          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

          • In The Studio

          Comments about Panasonic BT-L1500PJ 15.4" LCD Production Monitor:

          Horrible off Axis Viewing! Audio lost over SDI with only one month of use. Cant locate the model on panasonic website.

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          4.0

          good price

          By Max

          from Montréal, Canada

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In The Studio

              Comments about Panasonic BT-L1500PJ 15.4" LCD Production Monitor:

              Very Good monitor for the price!
              There is no sdi out.
              Almost a reference.

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              4.0

              Decent monitor for the money

              By Daniel McM

              from Morgantown WV

              About Me Business User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Inexpensive
              • Reliable Performance
              • Small Footprint

              Cons

              • Small Viewing Area

              Best Uses

              • Client Monitor

              Comments about Panasonic BT-L1500PJ 15.4" LCD Production Monitor:

              This is not a reference monitor, but it makes a good client monitor. Has all common inputs, SDI, HDMI, VGA etc, which is hard to find in less expensive monitors. Has Vesa mounts, which makes it easy to put on a stand on set. Viewing angle is not great, but better than the other reviews would indicate.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              3.0

              Great bang for your buck.

              By thedavelam

              from Toronto, Ontario

              About Me Business User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Viewing Angles
              • Great picture quality
              • Reliable Performance
              • Small Footprint

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic BT-L1500PJ 15.4" LCD Production Monitor:

                  This is an affordable monitor! Unfortunately the bnc isn't HD, but the HDMI is - this works for my DSLR as well as whenever i rent a Red or Alexa, or anything else - though it's only good for reference - not really for focus or high quality picture.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Other

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                  1.0

                  Simply Bad

                  By DP

                  from Los Angeles

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Small Viewing Area

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic BT-L1500PJ 15.4" LCD Production Monitor:

                      Horrible off Axis Viewing!! I suggest not purchasing this product!!

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