Canon Announces Free Firmware Updates for Professional 4K Displays to Meet User Needs,
    Improving Convenience for 4K HDR Video Production

    Canon Announces Free Firmware Updates for Professional 4K Displays to Meet User Needs, Improving Convenience for 4K HDR Video Production
    DP-V1710/DP-V1711, DP-V2410, DP-V2411, DP-V2420/DP-V2421, DP-V3120

    SINGAPORE, 21 April 2020 – Canon announced today that the company will make available in mid-June 2020 free firmware1 updates for seven models of professional 4K reference displays – the DP-V3120, DP-V2421, DP-V2420, DP-V2411, DP-V2410, DP-V1711, and DP-V1710 – aiming to improve various functions and performance. By contributing to improved user convenience, this supports the strengthening of 4K/HDR (high dynamic range) video production.

    Canon's professional 4K displays have been regularly enhanced in functionality by providing firmware that meets the needs of video production environments. The HDR monitoring assist function available since June 2018 has been well-received by users, including receiving the industry's prestigious 2018 HPA2 Engineering Excellence Award. Provision of this firmware will further enhance user convenience and support the strengthening of video production.

    Supports .cube LUT, a File Format Widely Used in the Video Production Industry
    ​​​​​​​In video production environments, workflows that perform batch conversion of colour gamut and gradation using an LUT (Lookup Table) and perform editing are widespread. This newly provided firmware supports reading of 3D-LUT/1D-LUT files in the .cube file format widely used in the video production industry. This results in a streamlined, convenient process to preview custom color grading that content producers require both on set and in post processing.
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    ​​​​​​​Enhanced Coordination with Digital Cinema Cameras from RED Digital Cinema
    ​​​​​​​Display units contain two types of LUT presets for converting video signals from RED Digital Cinema cameras into HDR (PQ)/SDR. This makes it possible to display the captured video in HDR or SDR without the user having to prepare the LUT, for improved convenience when checking the video on set.
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    ​​​​​​​Further Enhancement of Functions to Support Editing Operations
    ​​​​​​​During shooting or editing operations, you can check the XY chromaticity value of pixels specified by the user and the coordinate position on the chromaticity diagram3 for ITU-R BT.2020 colour gamut video. With the display being able to log and export (via USB memory) up to 1,000 error histories for issues such as detection of incorrect signals and connections, it is possible track when and what kind of errors occurred during the grading process. In addition, the DP-V3120 (released in November 2019), which achieves a maximum full-screen brightness of 2,000 cd/m2, can easily display images with different luminance, such as 2,000 cd/m2​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ and 1,000 cd/m2, with the touch of a button and compare them displayed side by side. Expansion of these functions contributes to more efficient editing of high-quality 4K/HDR video.
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    ​​​​​​​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 countries and 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. Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.
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    ​​​​​​​More information is available at https://asia.canon.
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    1​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Firmware is a type of software used to control product hardware functions.
    2 ​​​​​​​Abbreviation of Hollywood Professional Association.
    3 ​​​​​​A numerical representation of colour, expressed as XY coordinates.