Sony Electronics has announced that it will be launching the BVM-HX3110, a premium 30.5-inch 4K HDR professional monitor designed for critical evaluation, color grading, live production, and post production. Users will find a Sony-designed dual layer anti-reflection LCD panel with the company’s proprietary signal processing, which supports a higher peak luminance of up to 4000 cd/m² while maintaining no-compromise deep blacks, according to a press release. Sony didn’t share pricing in its press release, but the company’s professional monitors are typically very pricey, with the 31-inch BVM-HX310 being listed at retailers for over $24,000.
“Content creators are always seeking tools that help to accurately match and represent their creative vision and the BVM-HX3110 does just that,” said Ellen Heine, Marketing Manager, Sony Electronics. “We continue to act on customers’ feedback, which is why this new model offers a host of new features including an IP interface for enhanced flexibility. And of course, in keeping with Sony’s monitor design philosophy, it color matches with our most popular professional monitors.”
From a Sony Electronics press release:
Along with characteristics such as accurate color reproduction, picture consistency and precision imaging, which are hallmarks of Sony’s BVM-series of monitors, the BVM-HX3110 offers brighter specular highlights and introduces a new optional fast pixel response mode for reduced motion blur. It also provides a wider viewing angle, as well as standard IP interface for SMPTE ST2110 signals, to complement Sony’s Networked Live ecosystem. The well-established BVM-HX310 remains available as a companion model to the BVM-HX3110, offering consistency in color reproduction, gamma curve and operation.
The monitor’s new standard toolset incorporates Waveform Monitor/Vector Scope (WF/VS), false color, focus assist, closed captioning, 3D LUT processing, and quad and side-by-side viewing modes, among other valuable features. In addition to fast pixel response, supplemental benefits include support for JPEG-XS as well as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) through optional licenses. Additional optional licenses enable tools such as HDR/SDR conversion and a user 3D LUT signal-output.
A prototype of the BVM-HX3110 will be in Sony’s booth, #C8101, at NAB Show 2023 from April 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is expected to be available in November 2023. The LMD-A180 is planned to come to market in the fall of 2023.