Panasonic Will Ship 4K LCD Production Monitor This Month
$28,000 Display Offers Pixel-for-Pixel UHD/4K and HD/2K Monitoring for Production and Post
Panasonic said its promised BT-4LH310 31-inch 4K (4096×2160) production monitor will ship later this month at a suggested list price of $28,000. The monitor was announced back in April at NAB, but Panasonic hadn't set the ship date and price until today.
The company is positioning the monitor as a tool in production for video village monitoring and playback, as well as for 4K and HD dailies on set, and in post-production for editing, screening and dailies, promoting it as a cost-effective alternative to 4K projection.
The 4LH310 has a 10-bit IPS panel with 3D-LUT capability (and six-pole color-correction), AC and 28V DC operation, and an LED backlight. Vertical and horizontal viewing angles are both rated at 178 degrees. It supports DCI-P3 color space, as well as Rec. 709.
Focus-in-red and zoom functions help with critical focus, and a quad display option allows the display of three monitor images (including a waveform monitor and vectorscope) alongside a full-pixel 2K or HD image — or simply to display four 2K/HD images simultaneously without scaling.
Input options and interfaces include SDI (3G, HD, and SD), HDMI 1.4a, DisplayPort 1.1, GPI, RS-232C and RS-485.