The BVM-L231 reference LCD monitor supersedes the market leading BVM-A series CRT models, heralding in a new era in broadcast post-production, D-Cinema production, evaluation and mastering. A premium Sony technology - TRIMASTER - is used in the BVM-L231 to produce an LCD monitor fully justifying the Reference designation. In developing TRIMASTER, the technology had to deliver accurate colour reproduction, precision imaging and absolute picture consistency. Sony has achieved this through 3 key devices: a high-grade customised LCD Panel, a precision High-Purity LED Backlight system and a sophisticated Display Engine.
The high-grade customised LCD panel incorporates a 10-bit driver for smooth greyscale and colour transitions, and possesses a high frame rate allowing black-frame insertion for reduced motion blur.
The Precision Backlight system uses High Purity LEDs - delivering wide reference-standard colour space, uniformity control and colour stability through the auto white-balance circuitry.
The display engine uses 2 state-of-the-art ICs employing accurate 12-bit output processing - one dedicated to I/P conversion, producing the lowest possible artefact count, and one focussed on the highly accurate colour management system, delivering stability, consistency and precise standards emulation. The BVM-L231 also benefits from picture and picture and blend modes plus a pixel zoom function for greater user flexibility.The BVM-L231 accepts all video formats up to 3G SDI with the optional BKM-250TG input board. It is also equipped with HDMI interface as standard.
Finally, a new backlight scanning system is integrated to improve the black level reproduction when Black Frame insertion mode is selected. With its exceptional performance and the advantages of LCD, the BVM-L231 is a deserving successor to CRT broadcast reference monitors.
Suitable for a Wide Range of Reference and Mastering Applications
Ideal for BROADCAST (studio and engineering etc.), PRODUCTION (OB, monitor wall, camera and VTR control etc.), and POST-PRODUCTION (top-end multi-format editing consoles, telecinema and digital cinema).
Ultimate Picture Quality Rivalling Top-Flight CRT Monitors
The BVM-L231 is capable of displaying High Definition native 1920x1080 picture resolution on its LCD display. Taken together with its customised LCD panel and 10-bit drivers for smooth colour gradation, its precision LED backlight for wide colour gamut and picture consistency, and its new 12-bit output display engine processor for accurate colour reproduction and sophisticated I/P conversion, the BVM-L231 is truly the standard-bearer amongst reference LCD monitors.
Superb Colour Accuracy
The innovative Colour Management System ensures consistent and repeatable colour to ITU-709, SMPTE-C and EBU standards and from monitor to monitor. The level of accuracy is the same as displayed by the BVM-A series of CRT monitors.
Outstanding Greyscale and Colour Depth Provide Lifelike Picture Quality
Achieved through 10-bit LCD panel drivers and 12-bit output signal processing.
Picture Quality Decisions can be made with Confidence
The BVM-L231 Monitor's exceptional performance in the key areas of picture quality, accuracy, consistency and stability make this product a natural choice as a measurement and reference tool.
Consistently Optimal Picture Performance
Less 'drift' than CRT displays, with an absence of picture distortions such as convergence, geometry, linearity and focus variation. The BVM-L231 is also immune to magnetic field interference.
Faithful Reproduction of Interlaced Pictures
Capable of reproducing interlaced video images to the same standard as CRT monitors.
High Quality Motion Display
Black Frame Insertion Mode dramatically reduces motion blur.
Exemplary Picture Consistency
Consistent and repeatable chroma and greyscale performance ensures efficient matching between monitors.
New dual image processing including Picture Side by Side, Wipe, Butterfly, Blending modes and a new Pixel Zoom mode allow quick evaluation and comparison of two input sources.
Due to its broad range of inputs and multi-format signal capabilities, the BVM-L231 is equally suited to AV or IT-based applications, allowing you the freedom to operate in whichever format you choose, even D-Cinema.
Multi-format and HD capability plus optional decoder boards will ensure that the BVM-L231 remains current.
Easier to Install and Accommodate than CRT
Space saving / lightweight / low heat output
Air Conditioning Requirements lower than with CRT
LCD monitors generate less heat.
No routine convergence, focus, geometry or linearity adjustments necessary. No susceptibility to magnetic fields.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership than CRT
Long operational life / high reliability.
Low energy bills.
Low routine maintenance cost
Reduced environmental disposal costs.