BenQ Combines Technologies for Colour Consistency

Two professional monitors for post-production have been revealed by BenQ, for editors and colourists requiring high colour accuracy and resolution. The PV series consists of two models: the PV3200PT (first seen at SIGGRAPH 2015) and PV270.

The 32″ UltraHD PV3200PT features an IPS panel, with 10-bit colour and 100% coverage of the Rec.709 and sRGB gamuts. It features Palette Master Element calibration software; this can be used to adjust the monitor’s colour gamut, white point, colour temperature, luminance and more.

Hardware calibration support is featured; combined with the 14-bit 3D LUT, the monitor achieves an average Delta E of <1.5. Optionally, an SDK can be installed that can be used for more colour calibration setting customisation.

A brightness uniformity feature is built in, which maintains the same brightness level across the display. Additionally, a separate remote controller is supplied, which features three buttons that can be used to switch between presets. They are pre-assigned to Rec.709, sRGB and SMPTE-C.

Contrast ratio is 1,000:1 and brightness is 250 cd/m² (uniformity off). The display has 178° viewing angles and a 5ms (grey-to-grey) response time. Proximity and ambient light sensors are built in. The display can tilt (-5° – 20°), swivel (90°), pivot and is height-adjustable to 150mm. DisplayPort and HDMI (UltraHD at 30fps) interfaces are featured.

BenQ will release the PV3200PT this month.

Set to be released in April, the 27″ PV270 has not had its full specifications shared yet. It has an IPS panel (2560 x 1440 resolution), and covers 100% of Rec.709; 96% of DCI-P3; and 99% of Adobe RGB. The monitor is Technicolor Color Certified.

Palette Master software is pre-installed, assisting hardware calibration. As with the PV3200PT, an optional SDK enables further colour calibration customisation. Average Delta E is <1.5.

A backlight sensor is built in, which enables display brightness to stabilise quickly; brightness uniformity is a feature. The GamutDuo function can be used to review images from two different sources side-by-side, using two different colour gamuts. Additionally, Colour Display Clone software can be used to automatically adjust the displayed colour temperature, based on the ambient light. A monitor hood is supplied with the display.