November 11, 2013
By Josephine Tay
TOKYO, Japan – Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. today announced Canon’s entry into the 4K video production display market with the introduction in Japan of the DP-V3010, a 30-inch display for professional use.
Featuring an image engine developed by Canon for display use, along with an RGB LED backlight system designed by the company and an IPS LCD panel, the new DP-V3010 achieves faithful color reproduction, high resolution and high contrast. The 30-inch display, which enables convenient desktop installation, is ideally suited for video-editing processes, including the final confirmation of image quality in editing rooms and studios, while also responding to the advanced needs of 4K digital cinema production. The combination of the new display and Canon’s Cinema EOS System lineup of cinema cameras and lenses enables Canon to provide strong support, from input to output, for 4K digital cinema and other video production workflows.
Incorporating an RGB LED backlight system capable of reproducing a rich array of colors and an IPS LCD panel, the DP-V3010 supports not only the color gamut prescribed by DCI1 for digital cinema, but also the color gamut specifications of such broadcast standards as ITU-R BT.709, EBU and SMPTE-C, as well as the Adobe RGB color gamut.2
Equipped with an image engine for display use developed by Canon, the DP-V3010 corrects in-plane non-uniformity to realize highly precise uniformity for on-screen colors and brightness. The 10-bit panel driver and image engine work together to make possible the display of 1024 gradation levels for each RGB color to deliver exceptionally smooth and accurate gradation characteristics. As such, the display provides the faithful color-reproduction capabilities required for color grading procedures.
Featuring an IPS LCD panel with 4096 x 2560 pixels, the DP-V3010 can display true DCI 4K resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) without having to perform any enlarging or reducing processes. Additionally, with a panel aspect ratio of 16:10, the display is also suited to PC-based editing tasks, such as high-resolution still-image processing and computer-graphics and visual-effects production work. Making adjustments to image quality, users can display the slider in the lower portion of the screen so as not to hide the image being worked on.
Canon image-processing technology and the high-contrast IPS LCD panel combine to achieve a contrast ratio of 2000:1 or greater (based on the DCI standard). Ensuring the faithful display of nighttime shots and other dark scenes, the display also accurately reproduces the gradation in dark areas of the image, an important factor in digital cinema production.
The IPS LCD panel and an optimized optical design make a wide viewing angle possible. With minimal changes in color or contrast due to viewing angle, the DP-V3010 is particularly effective in editing rooms and similar settings in which multiple users may be required to check image quality.
In addition to DCI 4K 4096 x 2160/24p, the new Canon 4K display supports 4096 x 2160/60p and 3840 x 2160/60p video signal input. Also, equipped with a dedicated picture mode that supports Canon Log Gamma,3 the DP-V3010 enables log gamma video shot using Cinema EOS System cinema cameras to be converted into the gradation characteristics ideally suited for monitoring to facilitate on-location image confirmation.
The display provides support for the ASC CDL4 format and 1D/3D-LUT, making possible the adjustment and saving of color and gradation data on location during shooting and editing. Additionally, the data can be used to reproduce color and gradation settings in accordance with production aims wherever needed. Furthermore, using 1D/3D-LUT data, the display will be able to provide support for ACESproxy output from Canon’s EOS C500 digital cinema camera. The DP-V3010 also offers three scaling display modes for 2K and Full HD video production, including a unique Canon display mode that suppresses the jagged appearance of diagonal lines displayed onscreen.
Prior to shipment, the DP-V3010 undergoes highly precise color adjustment. Furthermore, the unit incorporates its own control system that automatically corrects color and brightness to ensure long-term stable display performance. Using a third-party external sensor,5 users can calibrate the display in accordance with usage environment and application without the need for a PC.
The display controller features an easy-to-see layout with buttons and dials that facilitate intuitive operation, and can be used on a desktop or installed in a standard 19-inch (approx. 483 mm) equipment rack.
The DP-V3010 will go on sale in Japan in late January 2014 at an open price.