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Sony 18.4" Full HD High-Grade LCD Studio/Field Monitor

BH #SOLMDA180 • MFR #LMD-A180
Sony 18.4" Full HD High-Grade LCD Studio/Field Monitor
Key Features
  • 18.4" Full HD 1920 x 1080 LCD Screen
  • 3G-SDI, HDMI, Composite Inputs
  • IMD Tally, Source Name via Ethernet
  • False Color, Waveform, Camera Focus, AWB
Even when your production is 4K, there's always a need for an HD monitor like the Sony 18.4" Full HD High-Grade LCD Studio/Field Monitor. This portable, 1920 x 1080 resolution monitor is designed to be used on set, in the studio, and for broadcast use. The monitor features an a-Si TFT Active Matrix LCD that features two 3G-SDI inputs, two SDI outputs, two HDMI inputs, one composite input, and one composite output.
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Sony LMD-A180 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Color Consistency and High Dynamic Range
  • 3Video Input Versatility
  • 4In-Monitor Display (IMD) Function
  • 5False Color Function
  • 6Mounting Capabilities
  • 7Computer Input Versatility
  • 8Network Control Function
  • 9User-Friendly Interface

Even when your production is 4K, there's always a need for an HD monitor like the Sony 18.4" Full HD High-Grade LCD Studio/Field Monitor. This portable, 1920 x 1080 resolution monitor is designed to be used on set, in the studio, and for broadcast use. The monitor features an a-Si TFT Active Matrix LCD that features two 3G-SDI inputs, two SDI outputs, two HDMI inputs, one composite input, and one composite output.

The monitor also features stereo audio input and output, a speaker, and a headphone output. It can be managed remotely using Ethernet, and tally and image metadata can be displayed on the screen via Ethernet. There are numerous built-in image tools such as waveform, grid, markers, flip, anamorphic conversion, 2K input, white adjustment, and more.

Color Consistency and High Dynamic Range
Thanks to Premium LCD technology, the color gamut is wide and the same as the color gamut of BVM-HX3110, BVM-HX310, PVM-X3200, PVM-X2400, PVM-X1800, and LMD-A240. Their colors are matched to each other on the screens. And the monitor supports ITU-R BT.2020, DCI-P3, S-GAMUT/S-GAMUT3/S-GAMUT3.cine, sRGB, and Adobe RGB.
The LMD-A180 supports EOTFs of ITU-R BT.2100(HLG), SMPTE ST2084, S-Log 3, S-Log3(Live HDR), S-Log2 and 2.4(HDR). When selecting one of the HDR EOTFs, the monitor automatically sets the backlight of its panel to the maximum luminance. With its wide color gamut, the LMD-A180 displays color reproduction that is close to that of Sony master monitors such as BVM-HX310. This allows LMD-A180 to easily and smoothly integrate into HDR production workflows.
Video Input Versatility
The LMD-A180 monitor is equipped with built-in standard input interfaces: two 3G/HD/SD-SDI, one HDMI (HDCP), and one composite.
In-Monitor Display (IMD) Function
With an external remote function via Ethernet, image source names and tally information can be displayed onscreen. LMD-A Series monitors support the TSL system protocol. The IMD system can display European language text including umlaut and accent marks.
False Color Function
The monitor can display false color according to the signal level from a camera. As the whole picture is changed, it is easy to see levels for overexposure, underexposure, or appropriate exposure. You can adjust these levels and turn the scale of false color on and off, as required.
Mounting Capabilities
The monitor includes screw holes on its side bezels for yoke mounting for installing a monitor to a camera crane or monitor stand. There are also wall mount 100mm pitch holes on each monitor's rear panel.

The monitor is equipped with a detachable handle for portable applications. It can be removed to reduce weight when installed in a monitor wall or when it is rack mounted with the optional MB-L18.

Computer Input Versatility
Multiple computer signals can be received via an HDMI/DVI interface; the resolution range is from 640 x 480 to 1680 x 1050 pixels.
Network Control Function
The LMD-A180 has a network control function that allows you to upgrade the monitor software by Ethernet. The network capability can also be utilized for the central control of multiple units in a system environment.
User-Friendly Interface
The monitor has a number of additional features, including:

  • Timecode display (LTC/VITC-supported)
  • Safety area markers
  • Closed caption display (EIA/CEA-608 and EIA/CEA-708, SDI only)
  • 8-channel audio level meter display
  • Computer signal input capability via HDMI input
  • External remote control function
  • Camera focus function
  • Onscreen tally
  • Auto white adjustment
  • 2K (2048 x 1080) input and image-slide
  • Camera/lens metadata display function and onscreen tally
  • Flexible area marker
  • Grid display
  • Center markers
  • Flip functions
  • Anamorphic conversion
  • Detachable handle and rackmount capability
  • Wide color gamut
  • Waveform monitor
  • Vectorscope
  • Audio level meter display
  • Low power consumption
  • PBP function
  • User presets with password lock and function keys
UPC: 027242928824

Sony LMD-A180 Specs

Key Specs
Display Size
18.4" / 46.7 cm
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
No
HDR Compatibility
Yes
Video I/O
1x BNC (Composite) Input
2x BNC (3G-SDI) Input
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Input
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Video Format
Composite/HDMI/SDI
DCI 2K
1080p
Display
Panel Type
TFT LCD
Display Size
18.4" / 46.7 cm
Screen Area
16.1 x 9.06" / 40.9 x 23.01 cm
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178°
Vertical: 178°
Touchscreen
No
HDR Compatibility
Yes
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)
119 ppi
Image Controls
Check Field, False Color, Histogram, Image Flip, Screen Markers, Vectorscope, Waveform
Inputs / Outputs
Video I/O
1x BNC (Composite) Input
2x BNC (3G-SDI) Input
1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Input
HDCP Support
Yes
Embedded Audio
HDMI/SDI
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Line Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Monitor/Line Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speaker
1
Power I/O
1x IEC (17 VDC) Input
Other I/O
1x RJ45 (10/100 Mb/s Ethernet) Input/Output
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Wi-Fi
No
Bluetooth
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Format Support
Video Format
Composite/HDMI/SDI
DCI 2K
1080p
PC Resolutions
640 x 480
1680 x 1050
Power
Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
12 to 17 VDC
Environmental
Certifications
No
Operating Temperature
32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Operating Humidity
30 to 85%
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Storage Humidity
0 to 90% (Non-Condensing)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
16.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.5 x 17.25 x 10"

Sony LMD-A180 Reviews

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What is the contrast ration for LMD-A180 ?

What is the contrast ration for LMD-A180 ?
Asked by: Frederic
Sony does not publish the contrast ratio of the Sony 18.4" Full HD High-Grade LCD Studio/Field Monitor.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2024-03-19
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