High-End PV3200PT and PV270 Video Post-Production Monitors From BenQ

The leading innovator of professional displays BenQ recently introduced the high-end PV series monitors specifically designed for advanced cinematic and video post-production workflows. Whether you need a high-end professional monitor for video editing, visual effects, or advanced color correction and color grading, the PV3200PT and PV270 have got you covered. You might recall from one of our previous posts that the PV3200PT is BenQ’s first monitor designed specifically with video post-production engineers and creative professionals in mind. In essence, it’s a 10-bit wide-angle 32” IPS monitor providing a 3,840 x 2,160 native resolution along with 100% sRGB and Rec.709 color space coverage to ensure optimal color precision on every occasion.

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The PV3200PT also includes hardware calibration support along with the Palette Master Element calibration software to adjust the monitor’s color gamut, white point, color temperature, and luminance thus taking the overall color fidelity to a whole new level. In addition, the monitor boasts 5ms response time, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness, along with HDMI 1.4, DP 1.2, mDP 1.2 and USB 3.0 interfaces. According to BenQ, the PV3200PT achieves an average Delta E value of 2 and below in the sRGB color space.

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BenQ PV3200PT Highlights

  • 32”W Large Screen 3840×2160 UHD Resolution
  • 100% Rec. 709 with IPS Technology
  • Hardware Calibration with Accuracy Color
  • Palette Master Element Color Calibration Software
  • Brightness Uniformity Function
  • 10-bit Display
  • Rec.709 and DCI-P3 Color Gamut Coverage
  • 14-bit 3D Look Up Table Support

The smaller PV270, on the other hand,  is a 27” IPS professional monitor with QHD (2560 x 1440 pixel) resolution that provides expansive color spaces covering 100% Rec.709, 96% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB. As with the PV3200PT, the PV270’s optional SDK allows further color calibration customization.

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There’s also a true 24p support available on the BenQ PV270 so that videos shot at 24fps can be viewed with a correct timing at their native cinematic frame rates.  The built-in backlight sensor quickly stabilizes the monitor’s brightness while the brightness uniformity feature maintains consistent brightness across the viewing surface. The PV 270 also comes with a GamutDuo function that allows creative professionals to simultaneously review images on-screen side-by-side from two sources using two different color standards such as Rec.709 and DCI-P3.

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Furthermore, the PV270 features 5ms response time, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness, along with HDMI 1.4, DP 1.2, mDP 1.2 and USB 3.0 interfaces. The monitor also includes a monitor hood to reduce reflections on the screen’s surface and mitigate display contrast to improve conditions for image retouching and soft proofing.

BenQ PV270 Highlights

  • 27”W Large Screen 2560×1440 QHD Resolution
  • 100% Rec. 709 and 96% DCI-P3 with IPS Technology
  • Hardware Calibration with Accuracy Color
  • Palette Master Element Color Calibration Software
  • Brightness Uniformity Function
  • 10-bit Display
  • Rec.709 and DCI-P3 Color Gamut Coverage
  • 14-bit 3D Look Up Table Support
  • Real 24p Playback Feature

Both monitors come with a five-year general warranty along with a six-month warranty against dead pixels. Regarding pricing, some online sources reported that the BenQ PV3200PT will be priced at £1, 098 (excluding VAT) in Europe or around $1, 600 in the US. The retail price of the BenQ PV270 is yet to be announced.

[source: BenQ]

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