Friday, June 06, 2008

Vutrix HD Pro 24"

I had a chance to play with the new VuTrix 24" LCD monitor today. It is a native 1920x1080 display (actually 1920x1200 but it uses the top and bottom of the display for UMD data). I stuck it next to a new'ish BVM-20 which I'd just calibrated to illuminant-D and a white-point of 80Cd/m2.
I have to say that the blacks, white and overall colour balance out of the box was pretty good. To get it to track properly I had to set the gamma to 2.5 (rather than a 2.2 standard) and wound a bit of red into the whites. After that it was the best match I'd seen on anything under ten grand.
The one area where it really fell over was on caption-crawlers rendered at field rate - they were universally awful! Aside from that the de-interlacer looked good and the motion rendition was not bad next to the BVM.
I think I'll be definitely recommending it over the Sony LMDs and the cheaper eCinemas - but no match for the mighty DCM-23!

Their marketing bumph;
Standard I/P will be SD HD Auto sensing with "3 Gigabit 1080P" option (Fibre or Copper), with 1080P 50/60 Hz becoming a new standard for HD all monitoring will need to handle this format.
The Integrated Quad version can have 1 (for full frame mode) or 4 x 3G I/P's (Fibre or Copper).
It incorporates four independent video processing channels capable of receiving SD/HD/3G inputs, with internal synchronisation, allowing images to be locked to any input rate or to free-run.
Each image can be independently controlled to adjust aspect ratio, size, colour settings, input format, gamma and other settings.
Under-monitor display (UMD), tally blocks and audio presence meters are also included on all channels allowing a single display to be used in place of multiple units, resulting in significant reduction in space, cost and power consumption; benefits of significant advantage to space and power-constrained installations.
The displays also feature Vutrix's renowned colourimetry control and video processing resulting in images that are colour-accurate and with minimal motion and de-interlacing artefacts.
Network and serial control of all settings and data input allows complete flexibility in installation and operation in all applications.

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