Canon Announces Complimentary Firmware Updates for its Professional 4K Reference Displays
Additional Features Enhances Efficiency in Video Production Workflows.
SINGAPORE, 2 April 2019 - Canon today announced the release of free firmware1 updates for six models of professional 4K reference displays — the DP-V1710, DP-V1711, DP-V2410, DP-V2411, DP-V2420 and DP-V2421. These firmware updates add additional features that will enhance 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video production efficiency.
Monitoring Multiple Video Signals (DP-V1711, DP-V2411 and DP-V2421)
Video production professionals are increasingly adopting the use of 4K and 8K equipment alongside conventional 2K equipment, in line with how 4K and 8K broadcasts have gained traction. As a result, multiple video signals with differing aspects — such as resolution, luminance and color gamut are increasingly handled at the same time. The new firmware updates offered on the DP-V1711, DP-V2411 and DP-V2421 will allow for the viewing of such differing video signals such as 4K (6G/12G SDI) and 2K (3G/HD-SDI) split into two or four screens2 on a single display as well as the display of an audio level meter for each video.
Displays both HDR and SDR Signals (DP-V1711, DP-V2411 and DP-V2421)
With the proliferation of HDR, conventional Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) and HDR video production are increasingly being performed simultaneously. With the new updates, the DP-V1711, DP-V2411 and DP-V2421 will be able display a waveform monitor for both HDR and SDR input signals and also, a waveform monitor for post-conversion signals. These new updates will thus enable footage to be accurately assessed while comparing the waveforms of HDR and SDR signals.
Multi-screen Display Functions
All six reference displays will offer expanded multi-screen display functions, including the simultaneous display of a waveform monitor and vector scope. This will improve operational efficiency from shooting to video editing, and reduce the amount of equipment necessary.
Customization and Connectivity
The new firmware updates for all six reference displays will also allow for automatic switching of image parameter settings based on recognition signals. Examples of such signals are the newly-defined Video Payload ID codes3 Perceptual Quantization (PQ) and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) as well as SDR. Multiple displays can be synchronized via LAN at shooting locations or at broadcast studios, simplifying the batch application of changes to parameters such as image settings and channel settings to multiple reference displays. Additionally, the updates enable various functions to strengthen HDR video production. These include input warnings and error history logs that contribute to reducing mistakes during workflow management.
The firmware updates will be available from June 2019.
About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of more than 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.
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3 Ancillary data determined by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) that is attributed to a serial digital interface (SDI).