Panasonic LCD Monitor

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Panasonic Broadcast announced the availability of the BT-LH1700W production-quality high-definition/standard-definition LCD monitor for studio and field applications. Displaying vibrant, highly accurate images, the 17" space-saving, lightweight monitor produces exceptional color reproduction and gradation and can be AC or DC powered to work in virtually any environment, from the edit room to the production truck, from newsgathering to field production.

Invaluable features including two auto switching SDI/HD-SDI inputs, Waveform Monitoring, Freeze Frame/Split Screen are all-inclusive in the affordable BT-LH1700W. The BT-LH1700W boasts Panasonic exclusives, including a high-speed response with no blurring; the industry's lowest delay realized by an image processing circuit that converts interlaced into progressive signals with no visible delays; a Waveform Monitor that graphically displays luminance levels from zero to 110 IRE in any of the monitor's four corners; and a Split Screen/Freeze Frame function for scene comparison and critical color matching (live input vs. freeze frame).

The multiformat, self-contained unit is outfitted with a 1280x768 pixel WXGA-resolution panel and faithfully reproduces up to 16.7 million colors. With selectable Color Temperature (D9300K/D6500K/D5600K; User Settable and three variable settings for high and low RGB), the monitor makes it easy to match your standard. Gamma is likewise adjustable and Cine Gamma (Film-Rec) compensation is included, specifically for monitoring with Panasonic's VariCam HD Cinema™ Camera.

With a 3.2" depth and both rack and 75mm/100mm VESA mountable, the BT-LH1700W is perfect for any broadcast, studio or edit environment. It is equipped with intuitive, easy-to-use controls, including a menu that can be positioned in five different screen locations; two user-defined buttons that can be set to Waveform Monitor, Blue Only, H, V, H/V Delay, Monochrome, Aspect, Gamma and more; and preset/manual picture adjustments with indicator lights. Frame marker lines (including 4:3, 16:9, 2.35:1), or background shading at 0 percent, 50 percent or 100 percent can be displayed.

The BT-LH1700W offers as standard dual SDI inputs with automatic switching between HD and SD.

For more information, www.panasonic.com/broadcast.

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