TVLogic’s NAB Booth so Bright You Have to Wear Shades
TVLogic dazzled visitors at this year’s NAB with new field monitors that include an upgraded version of its popular F-7H 7-inch model with 3,600 nits maximum luminance, and its F-5A full-HD field monitor with an LCD display. Other outstanding highlights include the remarkable IS-mini 4K real time digital colour management system, and the NPS-10 compact and portable backup storage device that copies files directly to its internal SSD or HDD storage without external power or computer. All products are being demonstrated in TVLogic’s Booth C 3639, where sessions are being conducted that are designed to educate attendees on the advantages of using a 4K/UHD colour LUT Box for colour reproduction.
“NAB 2019 is providing us with an opportunity to convey a message to the market that we are listening and responding with products that meet the demands of a changing environment,” explains Denny An, Director of Worldwide Sales, TVLogic. “We are showing two field monitors, both of which have been upgraded with features requested by customers, and we are also hosting training sessions so visitors can experience our amazing IS-mini 4K colour reproduction unit with Wonderlook Pro software. And of course, our NPS-10 perfect backup solution will be highlighted as well.”
F-7H mark-2 Field Monitor
The F-7H mk2, TVLogic’s next generation version of the company’s F-7H field monitor, is so bright visitors may have to wear shades. The F-7H mk2 is the brightest 7-inch’ field monitor available with HDR Emulation (PQ / HLG / Slog3). The unit features a full HD resolution 1920×1080 IPS LCD screen that offers maximum luminance of 3,600 nits allowing the operator to capture sharp images even in bright sunlight. The F-7H mk2’s upgraded features include new pre-set touch acrylic keys on the front bezel for faster and easier setups. The unit is equipped with enhanced sharpness and a new peaking boost function for focus pullers. It supports multiple video formats via 3G-SDI and HDMI 1.4 input and output interfaces (SDI ↔ HDMI cross conversion).The monitor also supports all the professional features required including scan, anamorphic desqueeze, zoom and split zoom, H/V flip and auto flip. It features an ARRI metadata display, waveform/high resolution vectorscope, camera LUT (Log-C, C-Log, S-Log 1/2/3, Red Gamma ¾), custom 3d-LUT, and Luma (Y’) zone check. The F-7H mk2 operates on DC 6V – 34V batteries and can be calibrated through a USB via the TVLogic colour calibration tool for proper colour alignment.
F-5A 5.5-inch’ Full HD Field Monitor
F-5A, the new 5.5-inch compact and light-weight field production monitor is an LCD version of the Company’s OLED model. The F-5A accommodates a wide scope of applications ranging from DSLR cameras to Pro-camcorders for broadcast and movie production. The F-5A features full HD resolution, dual SDI and HDMI input and output interfaces, and professional features such as Waveform, Vectorscope, Focus Assist, Camera LUTs and standard HDR OETFs of PQ and HLG. In addition, the monitor incorporates enhanced sharpness and a new peaking boost function for focus pullers.
NPS-10 Compact and Portable Backup Storage
NPS-10 is a backup solution for professional and enthusiastic photographers and videographers and is the first backup storage device to support CFexpress interface, regarded as a next-generation memory card. The NPS-10 was developed to provide a tool for those that shoot outside of the broadcasting station, such as documentaries or news, to safely manage the footage shot in the field, even in challenging situations.
The built-in memory card slots and USB port allow instant and fast copying of files directly to the internal storage (SSD or HDD) without external power or a computer. It provides the best-in-class backup speed via the Company’s patented ‘X-copy’ technology with the smallest form factor and lightest weight. When using multiple cameras simultaneously, NPS-10 uses the Sequential backup function that copies multiple memory cards one at a time, and with the integrated 2.4-inch colour LCD screen, operators can review backed-up FULL HD/4K footage on location without a computer.
NPS-10 operates on battery power and can be charged with a phone charger. Its light (less than 200 grams), compact yet durable body makes it easy to work from anywhere without worrying about occasional bumps, or a heavy bag. NPS-10 copies 1TB of footage in one hour by battery operation, ensures data safety and solves the problem of time constraints while shooting due to the limitation of memory capacity.
IS-mini 4K Video Color Processing System
IS-mini 4K, a real time digital video colour processor (4K/UHD Colour LUT Box) is used for onset camera preview for live event shooting, SDR and HDR broadcasting and post production. The system supports standard SDI formats up to 12G-SDI and offers 12G-SDI by-pass output and 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 simultaneous conversion output. In combination with the Company’s WonderLookPro, the most powerful LUT creation and real-time colour management software, the IS-mini 4K provides highly accurate colour conversion and colour management.
The IS-mini 4K can be used simultaneously with different camera models to achieve a consistent look. One camera log source can be converted to HDR/SDR simultaneously by selecting the same parameters. Grading HDR/SDR can be done simultaneously as well, enabling the visuals to have a consistent look. Colour space conversion can also be accomplished by selecting the same parameters. Typical conversions are accomplished as preset conversions with just one click.
The IS-mini 4K can also be used for 4K HDR on-set grading. Just select the camera / mode and rendering begins the on-set grading process. Users can also achieve powerful colour correction by simply using a mouse and keyboard or tangent panels. Shots can be stored in groups in a library and easily accessed. A control panel allows metadata monitoring as well as camera control. A waveform monitor allows live viewing and image analysation, and various conversions are provided as presets accessed by just one click.
For post-production applications, the IS-mini 4K easily converts existing LUTs for other camera input, and for other output colour spaces in different file formats. Using the IS-mini 4K as a pattern generator, WonderLook Pro, can measure a monitor’s colour characteristics automatically and generate error compensated LUT which can be matched with a mastering monitor.
WonderLookPro is provided to all IS-mini users for free.