In the world of 4K acquisition and HDR workflows, high-quality reference monitors for professional use are an integral part of every color critical post-production environment. At IBC 2016, Flanders Scientific showcases its brand new DM240 reference LCD monitor along with other products and prototypes seen for the first time in Europe. The US-based company mostly known for its high-quality professional equipment to the broadcast and post production industries is also showing a 31″, true 4K (4096×2160) resolution, wide gamut, prototype monitor also making its debut at IBC 2016. Here’s a quick look at the latest FSI DM240 monitor that boasts the most advanced feature set and capable production tools available on the market, as Flanders Scientific claims.
In essence, the DM240 is a power efficient, and color critical production monitor with industry leading fast mode processing, a durable and sturdy metal design, and direct integration with today’s most powerful color management tools. The unit utilizes a native HD wide gamut 10bit LCD panel with 100% P3 coverage and provides a real-world contrast ratio of 1500:1.
The FSI DM240 also has a max luminance of 450nits for outdoor viewing environments and a 178o viewing angle, full 12bit processing, 3Gbps SDI inputs and is equipped with Flanders Scientific’s advanced third generation color fidelity engine that supports both calibration and DIT/Look LUTs. Regarding power efficiency, the monitor can operate on AC or DC power consuming only 23 watts of power at 100nits and 31 watts while in outdoor mode.
The FSI DM240 also provides industry standard features such as a fully functional on-set color management system, including Multiple Video Scopes, Measurement Function, Timecode Display (SD/HD-SDI) Support, 1:1 Pixel Mapping, 3D LUT Color Space Selection, Color Temperature Select, Gamma Selection, Focus Assist, Anamorphic De-squeeze, Log Monitoring Modes, Frame Capture, Image Flip, Multiple Zoom Modes, Audio Meters and more.
FSI DM 240 Reference Monitor Highlights
Native Resolution – 1920×1200
Color Bit Depth – 10bit (1.073 Billion Colors)
Contrast Ratio – 1500:1
Max Luminance – 450 nit
Viewing Angle – 179°
Inputs – 1 x DVI-D, 2 x BNC, 1 x Displayport
Outputs – 2 x BNC 3Gbps/HD/SD-SDI, 2 x BNC 2nd Monitor Outputs (Mirror On-Screen View, Apply LUT, etc.)
Multiple Video Scopes, Measurement Function, Timecode Display (SD/HD-SDI) Support, 1:1 Pixel Mapping, 3D LUT Color Space Selection, Color Temperature Select, Gamma Selection, Focus Assist, Anamorphic De-squeeze, Log Monitoring Modes, Frame Capture, Image Flip, Multiple Zoom Modes, Audio Meters
Price – $3,995
Availability – October 2016
Beyond that, the DM240 is equipped with one of the best LCD panels Flanders Scientific have ever used in a professional monitor, only being outperformed by the high-end FSI DM250 OLED display. With a retail price of $3,995 the FSI DM240 is expected to ship in early October as pre-orders are currently available. Flanders Scientific are showcasing the unit along with its other products at IBC 2016, stand 10.B10.