IBC 2018: New JVC DT-U Series 4K Professional Monitors

JVC are demoing their newest DT-U Series UHD/4K studio and production monitors at IBC 2018, to meet the growing demand for affordable 4K monitoring solutions in production and broadcast environments. I have been roaming the halls at IBC 2018, but have yet to visit the JVC stand, but I’ll be sure to do so in the next couple of days and see what they’re about and get you guys more details.

The new JVC DT-U31 is a 31-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) model, while the DT-U31PRO is a 31-inch model featuring full DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) native resolution. Both monitors feature 10-bit panels and 14-bit colour processing, to ensure high-quality image processing and display.

JVC-DT-U31PRO 4k monitor ibc 2018

JVC DT-U31Pro 4K Monitor

With 12G-SDI becoming a de-facto standard in UHD broadcasting, the new JVC DT-U Series monitors support both 12G-SDI or Quad-3G HD-SDI input along with HDMI 2.0, with HDCP 2.2 for 4K input support.

Their high resolution and 4x separate HD-SDI inputs, they can also be used as quad-split displays, ideal for broadcast monitoring applications. Both monitors support HDR functions, including Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and PQ-3 formats.

JVC-DT-U31 UHD Monitor

Also supported is a range of camera log LUTs, including Sony’s S-Log2/3, Canon’s C-Log and C-Log 3 and C-Log 2 and JVC’s J-Log. Colour gamut support includes BT.709 and BT.2020, with automatic calibration possible via using an optional USB sensor which is connected directly to the monitor.

In addition, users can benefit from pro monitoring tools such as a detailed waveform and vectorscope on both monitors, together with 16-channel audio metering.

The two new DT-U models feature an expansion slot, for which a number of options are planned, including a fibre to SFP adapter.

Also shown on the JVC stand at IBC 2018 will be a technology demonstration of a high nit brightness model, utilising a 28” UHD display, for HDR applications where higher brightness image display is required.

The DT-U31 model is expected to be available by November 2018 with the DT-U31PRO following in early 2019.

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