Dual Displays for JVC’s Field/Studio Monitors

Six new LCD broadcast monitors, for use in the studio or the field, have been released by JVC Professional. The ProHD DT-X92 series include a dual-9″ display, with waveform and vector scope functionality, and sizes up to 23.8″.

The DT-X92HX2 is JVC’s dual-9″-display model. The unit features an embedded audio meter; scale markers; SDI time code; and an editable video title display. Zebra stripes, freeze frame and modes to only show red, green or blue colours are also built in.

Both displays feature IPS panels, with 1920 x 1200 resolution, an 800:1 contrast ratio and 170° viewing angles. Colour depth is 8-bit and brightness is 450 cd/m². The monitor features 3G/HD/SD-SDI (x2), HDMI and CVBS ports. One of the SDI and HDMI ports can be used for loop-through.

Two other 9″ monitors, with single displays, are also being released: the DT-X92H and DT-X92F. The ‘H’ model is similar to the HX2, but adds peaking focus assist and picture-in-picture functionality. JVC’s DT-X92F adds on-screen waveform, vector scope and RGB histogram. Both of these models can be powered from a wall socket or battery.

JVC’s other monitors are the DT-X24H (23.8″), DT-X21H (21.5″) and DT-X16H (15.6″). These have embedded audio meters; peaking focus assist; TSL UMD and Text-Tally display; SDI time code; a blue-only mode; zebra stripes; and multiple scale markers. The X21H adds a rotate and flip function.

All three monitors have 1920 x 1080 resolution and 178° viewing angles. The X24H and X21H have a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 250 cd/m² of brightness, lowered to 700:1 and 200 cd/m² on the X16H. They all feature 3G/HD/SD-SDI (x2), HDMI and composite ports, and will operate on wall power or from a battery.

JVC will begin selling its new monitors this month. They will cost $2,950 (DT-X92HX2), $1,650 (DT-X92H), $1,950 (DT-X92F), $2,450 (DT-X24H), $1,950 (DT-X21H) and $1,850 (DT-X16H).