Canon Satisfies Desire for Better Pixels

The DP-V2410 is a 24″ LCD reference display from Canon, with the ability to display both ‘more pixels’ and ‘better pixels’.

Canon built the monitor for use on-set and on-location in both broadcast and cinema production. It can be used for quality control; focusing and exposure confirmation; and colour management and grading. The DP-V2410 has an HDR mode to show bright whites and dark blacks. It also supports the DCI-P3, Rec.2020 and ACES 1.0 colour standards.

An IPS panel with DCI-4k resolution (4096 x 2160) and 2,000:1 contrast ratio is used on the monitor. An automatic colour and brightness correction system is also featured, as are waveform and vectorscope functions. The display also has multiple 1D and 3D look-up tables and an audio level meter.

HDMI and 3G/HD-SDI ports are featured, as well as a built-in debayer (see below); these are used to convert UltraHD RAW footage into an RGB image, directly from a Canon EOS camera.

The monitor uses a direct-lit RGB LED backlight, which provides a much greater range of displayable colours than the white LEDs used in consumer displays. These backlights use ‘triads’ of red, green and blue LEDs.

Canon will begin selling the DP-V2410 in Q4. More details will be released closer to the time.


A debayer converts raw image data into an RGB image. Bayer-filter cameras such as Canon’s EOS models filter each pixel to record just one colour, rather than three (red, green or blue). To obtain a full colour image, the debayer interpolates a set of RGB values for each pixel.

As far as we are aware, although supporting some features of Rec.2020, the monitor, like previous Canon monitors, does not support the full Rec.2020 gamut.