The XM310K is the brightest commercially available professional HDR monitor in the world with an astonishing peak luminance in excess of 3,000cd/m2. Flanders Scientific started accepting orders for the XM310K a few weeks ago and is happy to announce that the first deliveries are happening this week.
Mixing Light Interview
We sat down with Robbie Carman of Mixing Light to discuss HDR Mastering, the XM310K, and the challenges of grading at high nit values.
VHQ POST (S) PTE LTD in Singapore, a leading content house devoted to the art of storytelling, announced that they are making a significant investment in professional grade UHD monitoring by purchasing seven XM650U monitors.
Once again, The Media Village is pleased to have Flanders Scientific at our booth at Broadcast Asia 2018 with an exciting lineup of monitors catering to a range of requirements, from HD to 4k, including a range of solutions for HDR preview, monitoring and mastering. On the floor show at Broadcast Asia:
XM310K – 31″ 4K Mastering Monitor
XM650U – 65″ UHD OLED
DM240 – 24″ 10-bit LCD
DM250 – 24.5” 10-bit OLED
Bram Desmet, CEO of Flanders Scientific will be at the booth throughout the show to answer any questions you have on their displays or on how HDR will
Bram will also speak at the Innovation Hub, on Level 6 of Suntec Singapore from 12:20pm – 12:40pm on Thursday, 28 June 2018. He will be presenting on the topic of “HDR, Wide Color Gamut and UHD / 4K Monitoring Past, Present and Future”.
Visit The Media Village and Flanders Scientific at Broadcast Asia #6H4-04, Level 6, Suntec Singapore.
The latest version of the FSI IP Remote utility is now available for DM series monitor and BoxIO users. It features enhanced functionality that allows you to easily resize ScopeStream windows and adjust scope trace color.
The ScopeStream beta for BoxIO was released 2 weeks ago and FSI is pleased to follow that today with the public beta of ScopeStream for DM series monitors.
DM170, DM240, and DM250 monitor owners can now stream real-time Waveform and Vectorscope from their monitor to any connected Mac or PC. A highlight of ScopeStream is that video analysis happens on the display itself so scopes run as a low-load operation only requiring the computer to draw out the scope trace data being sent back.
“Many monitors offer built-in Waveform and Vectorscope, but showing these typically requires overlaying your reference image or clunky solutions like scaling your image to a non-native size to make room for scopes. Standalone scopes can be a great alternative, but these can be costly and for production environments mean transporting yet another piece of equipment. ScopeStream aims to address these challenges by allowing real-time Waveform and Vectorscope to be monitored on any connected computer without the need for additional equipment or expense.”
All DM series Flanders Scientific monitors now feature 3 selectable HDR Preview modes. FSI CEO/GM Bram Desmet had this to say about these new capabilities: “Our aim with these new HDR monitoring modes was to allow users to leverage current technology for High Dynamic Range signal monitoring in production and quality control applications. While not intended for HDR mastering these modes do provide a simple and cost effective way to monitor PQ or HLG signals.”
Three monitoring modes are available:
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).
ST2084 clipping at approximately 300nits.
ST2084 with a highlight roll. This setting may be particularly useful in production environments as it will allow operators to visually distinguish all code values present in a PQ signal.
Current DM250, DM240, and DM170 monitor owners can download firmware with these new selections for free here.
Flanders Scientific received a 2016 CinecAward for the BoxIO Dual-Channel Color Management Device and DM series Color Critical Production Monitors at Cinec 2016 in Munich this week. “BoxIO and our DM series monitors were designed specifically to help address the challenges associated with on or near set color management and we could not be more thrilled than to have the CinecAward judges recognize these products for their value in color critical on set monitoring applications” said Bram Desmet, CEO/GM of Flanders Scientific, Inc.