Sony PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor

Sony PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor

Sony PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor

B&H # SOPVMA250 MFR # PVM-A250
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Product Highlights

  • 24.5" Diagonal Screen Size
  • 10-Bit OLED with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • 3G-SDI, HDMI, and Composite Inputs
  • Loop-Through Output for Both SDI Inputs
  • 89° Angle of View at >10:1 Contrast
  • Black Pixels Switch Off Completely
  • OSD Waveform and Vectorscope
  • Recessed Rear Connectors
  • Serial and Parallel Remote Ports
  • Portable Design with Built-In Handle
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Screen Size: 25"

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Sony PVM-A250 overview

  • 1Description

The Sony PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor is suitable for both field and studio use. It features a 24.5" diagonal OLED panel with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. Because of the OLED technology employed, each pixel can be switched completely off--unlike typical LCD displays--for a much closer approximation of true black. It can be connected to standard and high-definition video sources via SDI or HDMI, as well as analog standard-definition sources through composite.

The PVMA250 features two SDI inputs with a loop-through out that support 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI signals at resolutions up to 1080p60. In addition, 24 fps is supported, including 23.98p, 23.98PsF, 24p native, and 24PsF. It features an HDMI input that supports 1080p60, 24p, 23.98p, standard definition, and several computer resolutions. A composite input with loop-through output provides connectivity for standard-definition analog devices, and is paired with a 3.5mm stereo mini jack audio input. A front panel 3.5mm headphone jack allows users to monitor embedded audio locally, and there is also a 1W built-in speaker.

Two Ethernet ports provide connectivity for serial and parallel remotes. Many third-party options can be used, as well as the separately-sold Sony BKM-15R and BKM-16R. The monitor includes a removable desktop stand, and is compatible with standard VESA 100 x 100mm mounting hardware.

Display Features

Accurate Black Reproduction
Unlike many alternative display technologies, the OLED panel used in the PVMA250 features the ability to turn each pixel completely off, so no luminance signal is added to parts of the image recorded as black
Super Top Emission Technology
Designed to provide a wide color gamut with accurate color reproduction throughout the luminance range of the picture
Faster Response Time than LCD Panels
The gray-to-gray switching of the PVMA250 is faster than comparable LCD-based displays. This helps eliminate ghosting, motion blur (that is not naturally part of the scene), and other artifacts that reduce image quality
Wide Angle of View
Provides better off-axis viewing than many LCD-based alternatives, allowing users to accurately evaluate the image even if positioned off to the side. It features an 89° viewing angle in all directions, while the contrast ratio remains above 10:1.
Low-Latency Image Processing
The PVMA250's I/P conversion system delivers automatically optimized signal processing per the input signal format, with a latency of less than 0.5 fields. This helps ensure fast-moving images stay in sync with the audio

On-Screen Display (OSD)

Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope
Provides a built-in waveform and vectorscope display so users do not have to rely on dedicated equipment. Both displays can be magnified from 0 to 20% for detailed analysis, and within the waveform display the Line Select feature allows for a specific portion of the image to be isolated. Level meters for two channels of embedded audio may also be displayed alongside the waveform or vectorscope
Focus Assist with Color Peaking
To aid camera focus operation, an aperture level adjustment displays images with sharpened edges (peaking) displayed in user-selectable colors (white, red, green, blue, or yellow), for increased visibility
Audio Level Indicator
Embedded audio levels can be displayed as stereo pairs or individual mono channels. Up to 16 channels can be selected at once
Closed Captions
OSD can display EIA 608 and EIA 708 captions
Additional Displays
Additional OSD features include a tally overlay, video format overlay, and an on-screen menu system

General Features

Emphasis on Portability
The PVMA250 is 40% slimmer than the previous generation and weighs in at 13.4 lb. In addition, a handle is built into the back to simplify transport
Recessed Connector Panel
The connectors do not protrude from the back of the monitor, helping ensure they will not be damaged during transport or if the monitor is laid flat
UPC: 027242873667
In the Box
Sony PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor
  • AC Power Cord
  • AC Plug Holder
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Sony PVM-A250 specs

    Monitor Type 10-bit OLED
    Screen Size 24.5"
    Viewable Area 21.5 x 12.1" / 543 x 306 mm
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Aspect Ratio 16:9 native (4:3 supported)
    Viewing Angles (Typical) Up/Down/Left/Right: 89°/89°/89°/89°
    Contrast: >10:1
    Inputs 2 x SDI on BNC female
    1 x HDMI, with HDCP support
    1 x Composite on BNC female
    1 x Analog audio on stereo 3.5 mm mini jack
    Outputs 2 x SDI loop-through out on BNC female
    1 x Composite loop-through out on BNC female
    1 x Analog audio on 3.5 mm mini jack
    1 x Headphone on 3.5 mm mini jack
    1 x 1.0 W speaker
    Remote Control 1 x Parallel remote port on RJ45 connector
    1 x Serial remote port on RJ45 connector

    Supports optional BKM 15R and/or BKM 16R remotes (sold separately)
    SDI Standards 3G-SDI (SMPTE 425M), HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M), SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M)
    Supported Resolutions SDI:
    1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60i / 24p / 23.98p
    24PsF, 23.98PsF
    1280 x 720 @ 60 or 50 Hz
    720 x 576 @ 50i
    720 x 480 @ 60i

    1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60i / 24p / 23.98p
    1360 x 768
    1280 x 720 @ 60 or 50 Hz
    1280 x 1024 / 768
    720 x 576 @ 50i
    720 x 480 @ 60i
    640 x 480 - for computer sources

    720 x 576 @ 50i
    720 x 480 @ 60i
    Format Support Composite: NTSC or PAL
    Digital RGB: 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    Digital Y Pb Pr: 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    Digital Y R-Y B-Y: 525 or 625 line
    Closed Caption Support Displays EIA 608, and EIA 708 captions
    Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°:C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Humidity 0 to 90%
    Pressure Tolerance 700 hPa to 1060 hPa
    Power Requirements AC Power Adapter: 100 to 240 VAC (1.3 to 0.6 A) / 50 or 60 Hz
    Power Consumption Maximum: 115 W
    Typical: 80 W
    VESA Compatibility 100 x 100 mm
    Dimensions (WxHxD) With Stand: 23.8 x 16.1 x 6.5" / 60.5 x 40.9 x 16.5 cm
    Without Stand: 23.8 x 15.3 x 2.6" / 60.5 x 38.7 x 6.6 cm
    Weight 13.4 lb / 6.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 18.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 20.5 x 9.5"

    Sony PVM-A250 reviews

    PVMA250 25" Professional OLED Production Monitor is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great monitor for grading with a tweak We bought this monitor after much speculation and research. It came down to this monitor vs. the Flanders CM250. The Sony was more cost effective than the Flanders, but had slightly less features, such as the ability to load in custom LUT's. Since I'm not using this monitor on set as a DIT would, that wasn't very important to me.The Sony was also much, much lighter than the Flanders, which again wasn't important to me as I'm not lugging it around, but still a nice feature. It's really light weight!After talking to the Flanders rep on lead time, I couldn't get the Flanders for at least 3 weeks. We have graded over 300 hollywood feature films and this was a big deal as we can't afford any downtime.After much scrutiny the Flanders rep told me that they actually buy their panels from Sony, so the actual OLED panel was the exact same one that they used. The main difference being the feature set that they offered that the Sony didn't. Mostly stuff that wasn't crucial to my work as a colorist.So we went with the Sony. When the Sony arrived, and we turned it on I was shocked to see that it was very yellow / green. Oh no! Is this one wacked out? Did I make the wrong decision? As it turns out, Sony know about this and has a white paper about it. If they know about it, I wonder why they don't calibrate it differently (but whatever). After calibration the Sony looks great and I'm sure this was a great purchase (whew!)The only thing that's kinda weird about it, is there's no way to tilt or rotate the screen. It sits firmly on two feet and is in a fixed position. No biggie, but I feel that's kind of a design flaw.Overall I would recommend this purchase to anyone who is serious about grading and wants a consistent, reliable result.
    Date published: 2014-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great monitor!! This monitor is a great update to the PVM2541A. Much lighter with the same great picture. I'd highly recommend it to anyone.
    Date published: 2014-03-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing monitor, but glossy screen It's got the truest blacks of any monitor I've seen, but I'm afraid the semi-glossy screen was a deal breaker.
    Date published: 2016-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of the best we use it extensively at work for professional use, it is one of the best.
    Date published: 2018-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock solid Best color reference monitors we have in our facility. The PVMA's fixed a wide angle issue with the original PVM series (colors got washed out when you looked from more than 15* or so off center) so once that issue was fixed, these are now our go-to. We run 4 of them as artist reference and every 6 months or so when we have our engineer calibrate, these drift the least out of all displays.
    Date published: 2017-08-22
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