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The PVM-741 TRIMASTER EL OLED 7.4”Monitor with 3G-SDI and HDMI is a high-performance monitor from Sony. It is designed with two 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs, smart functions and features, OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display panel technology, and features a 10-bit driver, delivering a wide color gamut, deep blacks, and quick pixel response. In addition to this picture performance, the PVM-741 incorporates an eight-channel audio level meter display for precise sound monitoring.
Built-in signal analysis tools and the camera focus function make the monitor ideal for use in a wide range of professional monitoring applications, including in-studio camera monitoring, outside broadcast, on-set acquisition, field production, editing studio, and research and development. It features internal conversions of interlaced to progressive/progressive to interlaced, allowing the monitor to display either format.
Sony's OLED with 10-Bit RGB Driver
The PVM-741 monitor's Quarter HD resolution (960 x 540 pixels) and a 10-bit RGB driver, together with Sony's Super Top Emission OLED display panel, provide smooth gradation from dark to bright portions of a scene.
Multi-Format Signal Interfaces with 3G/HD/SD-SDI Input Capability
To provide flexibility, this monitor incorporates various video interfaces as standard, including two 3G/HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, and composite inputs.
3G-SDI Interface Capability
With the 3G-SDI interface, the monitor accepts 1080/60p and 50p formats, compliant with the SMPTE 425 standard, transmitting up to 4:2:2/10-bit 1080/60p and 1080/50p video data using a single SDI cable. It also accepts 10-bit 4:4:4 Y/Cb/Cr and 4:4:4 RGB of 3G-SDI signals for various formats. When an upgrade to these 1080p systems is required, this single-link 3G-SDI system is a suitable, future-proof solution.
Color Space Function
Sony's "ChromaTRU" technology enables you to set the monitor to broadcast standard (ITU-R BT.709/EBU/SMPTE-C) color space settings. Setting the color space function to off reproduces the image in the original wide color space of OLED.
Eight-Channel Audio Level Meter Display
When an SDI interface is connected, the embedded audio level can be displayed on the screen via an eight-channel audio level meter.
You can monitor your audio via the built-in speaker or through the headphone jack.
HDMI Interface for a Wide Range of Applications
HDMI connectivity can expand user's convenience and applications. For example, the monitor can be connected with a professional video system such as XDCAM, XDCAM-EX, NXCAM, and HDV. Furthermore, consumer video products like Blu-ray and digital cameras are also connectable. You can also use this monitor for applications like Blu-ray video authoring and digital photo image previews.
Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope Display
A combination of the vectorscope and waveform monitor functions helps users in field production without additional measurement equipment. An input signal's waveform and a vectorscope, with an SDI-embedded two-channel audio level meter, can be displayed on-screen. Both the waveform monitor and vectorscope have various modes including a zoom function (in an area of 0 to 20 IRE) with the waveform monitor, and a zoom function (in the central black area) with the vectorscope, for adjusting the white balance. The waveform of a specified line can also be displayed.
This monitor can display an on-screen timecode; either LTC or VITC is selectable.
This feature allows the picture to flip without frame delay either horizontally, vertically, or both horizontally and vertically. This feature is useful for a 3D acquisition system with a 3D rig camera.
Camera Focus Functions
The monitor helps in controlling the aperture level of a video signal, and can display images on the screen with sharpened edges. The sharpened edges can be displayed in user-selectable colors (white, red, green, blue, or yellow) for more precise focusing. This camera focus function can even be enhanced when combined with the native scan mode.
Color temperatures of D93, D65, or a USER preset value can be selected.
Auto White Adjustment
The monitor employs a software-based color temperature (white balance) calibration function, which is called Monitor Auto White Adjustment. Combined with a PC and commercially available calibration tools, this function enables simple adjustment of the monitor's white balance.
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I/P Mode Selection
The PVM-741 monitor provides four I/P modes, allowing users to select the most suitable mode for each purpose.
INTER-FIELD: Interpolates images between fields. This is used for picture quality optimization (e.g., to reduce jagged effect on moving pictures).
INTRA-FIELD: Interpolates images within the field, and delivers naturally reproduced images and quick picture processing. This mode is available only for the 1920 x 1080 SDI signal input.
FIELD MERGE: Combines lines alternately in odd and even fields regardless of picture movements. This is used for PsF (Progressive Segmented Frames) processing and still image monitoring.
LINE DOUBLER: Interpolates by repeating each line. This is used for editing and monitoring fast-moving images, and checking line flicker. The minimum processing time is less than one field (0.5 frames).
Center Marker and Aspect Markers
The monitor can display a center marker and aspect markers. The brightness of these markers can be selected from two different levels: gray and dark gray. Users can also select a gray mat to fill the outer area of the aspect markers.
Safety Area Markers
The safety area markers can be selected from 80, 85, 88, 90, and 93%.
External Remote Control Function
The monitor has an external remote control capability for input/output signal selection and adjustment of various items via Ethernet (10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX) connection. Up to 32 monitors and up to four BKM16R monitor control units can be connected via Ethernet connection and controlled remotely on the network. Also, this monitor supports some functions of BKM-16R, an optional remote control unit for BVM-E/BVM-F/BVM-L/PVM-L series monitors, such as the power on/off switch and the Input Select function.
The PVM-741 monitor does not support all functions of the BKM-16R remote control.
Power Saving Mode
When no input signal is received for over a minute, the monitor goes into the power saving mode and consumes minimal power. This function prevents unnecessary electrical consumption.
This function enables users to stop the built-in cooling fan, thus enabling monitor operation without any fan noise.
Closed Caption Decoder
The closed caption information embedded in EIA/CEA-608 and EIA/CEA-708 can be decoded for display.
The incorporated tally lamp can illuminate in red, green, or amber, indicating active camera status. You can adjust the setting of PARALLEL REMOTE in the REMOTE menu.
User-Friendly Control Panel Design
By assigning monitor functions to each of its seven assignable function buttons, users can customize the monitor for a specific application or usage, such as field or studio use. Button lights are dimmable and indicator lights are on/off switchable. This function allows users to easily operate the monitor in a dark environment without interference from these lights.
The default factory settings for the buttons are:
F5: H/V Delay
F7: I/P Mode
Assignable Function Buttons
Scan: Press the button to change the scan size of the picture. With every press of the button, the picture switches in the sequence NORMAL - OVER - NATIVE scans.
Aspect: Sets the aspect ratio of the picture, 4:3 or 16:9.
Blue Only: Eliminates the red and green signals. Only blue signal is displayed as an apparent monochrome picture on the screen. This facilitates"chroma" and "phase" adjustments and observation of signal noise.
Monochrome: Displays a monochrome picture. When the button is pressed again, the monitor switches automatically to color mode.
Marker: Displays the marker.
H/V DELAY: Press to observe the horizontal and vertical sync signals at the same time.
Closed Captioning: Displays the closed caption overlay.
Waveform/Audio Level Meter/Vectorscope: Press the button to select the desired display.
Zoom: Press the button to zoom in the WFM/ALM/vectorscope display.
Brightness/Contrast/Chroma/Phase: Adjusts the picture brightness/contrast/chroma/phase.
Volume: Press to adjust the volume.
I/P Mode: Press the button to set the delay by the picture processing to the minimum level when interlace signal is input. The mode switches in the sequence INTERFIELD - FIELD MERGE - LINE DOUBLER - INTRAFIELD, with every press of the button.
Phase: Press to adjust the color tones.
Aperture: Adjusts the picture sharpness.
Focus: Press to confirm the camera focus.
Timecode: Displays the timecode.
Silent Mode: Press the button to stop the built-in cooling fan.
Flip: Press to flip the picture. You can assign the functions FLIP V, FLIP H, or FLIP HV to the function buttons, without signal interruption.
Robust, Lightweight, Compact Body
Flexible Styling: Incorporating a lightweight and compact aluminum die cast body with a detachable AR-coated protection panel, this model is flexible enough to change in configuration according to user requirements.
Use with or without the stand (which is easily-detachable), tilted on a stand (15ËÂ slant), rack-mounted, or set on a camera pedestal.
Retractable Carrying Handle: Makes it easy to hand carry this OLED monitor anywhere.
Mounting Flexibility: This monitor is 3.8 RU high and a half-rack wide. Using the optional MB-531 mounting bracket (sold separately) with a 10ËÂ forward and 10ËÂ backward nonstop-tilt capability, two units can be installed side by side in a 19” (48.26 cm) EIA standard rack.
Easy Integration Into a Camera System: With 3/8”-16 and 1/4"-20 screw holes on its base, the PVM-741 monitor can be integrated into a camera system. Also, with the supplied arm-mount bracket fixed on the top, it can be installed on a camera arm.
Detachable AR(Anti-Reflection)-Coated Protection Panel: This protects the OLED panel surface from scratches, while keeping reflection from ambient light to a minimum.
AC/DC Operations: The PVM-741 monitor can be operated with two-way power supplies, 12 VDC and VAC via the attached dedicated AC adapter.
In the Box
Sony PVM-741 TRIMASTER EL OLED 7.4" Monitor with 3G-SDI and HDMI